Patel | Gaines – Commercial Litigation, Property Tax Litigation

Consumer & Business Protection

We have considerable experience in representing our client’s in matters where they have fallen victim to false or misleading advertising, specifically where a business has made a material misrepresentation regarding their products, goods, or services. The Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act (DTPA) & The Residential Liability Act (RCLA) were designed to protect consumers from deceptive and defective products, goods, or services. The RCLA applies to any complaint, issue, or matter that arises between a homeowner and a contractor regarding a defect or material issues in a residence that was constructed, remodeled, or rehabilitated by a contractor. 

Acts Prohibited Under the DTPA

  • Misrepresentation or false claims of business goods or services
  • Misrepresentation or false claims of warranty or reliability
  • Misrepresentation or false claims in advertising
  • Failure to disclose certain pertinent information in sales of goods or services


  • Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act 
  • The Residential Liability Act 
  • Financial Losses 
  • Home Defects, Commercial Defects, and Insurance Claims

Thus, if you believe that you or your business have fallen victim to a construction defect as a result of defective work done by a contractor, be sure to know your rights. Remember your consultation with our team at Patel Gaines is always confidential and free.