Class Action Defense

Seltzer, Chadwick, Soefje & Ladik, PLLC has a team of attorneys with extensive experience in defending:

  • Class actions brought under Rule 23 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure

  • Collective actions brought under Section 216(b) of the Fair Labor Standards Act

  • Class actions brought under Rule 42 of the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure

Representative Cases

  • Favorable verdict in rare federal jury trial of collective action seeking overtime pay, Milburn, et al. v. Earth Grains Baking Companies, Inc., 2001 WL 34031367 (W.D. Okla. Feb. 26, 2001).

  • Successful defense of federal class action lawsuit involving more than 65,000 claimants, claiming more than $20 million in damages arising out of the sale of health insurance policies.

  • 2-week class certification hearing obtaining denial of class certification in case involving national law firm’s participation in marketing of long-term disability insurance policies to thousands of teachers in multiple school districts throughout Texas.


Robert G. Chadwick, Jr.

Managing Member


Timothy B. Soefje

Managing Member


Keith Wier

of Counsel