Androvett Legal Media and Marketing
2501 Oak Lawn Avenue  |  Suite 650  |  Dallas, Texas 75219
Tel: 214.559.4630  |  Fax: 214.559.0852


News Releases
Dallas Attorney Appointed to Lead Antitrust Litigation Against German Auto Manufacturers
December 15, 2017
DALLAS – The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California has appointed Warren T. Burns of Burns Charest LLP to co-lead high-profile antitrust multidistrict litigation (MDL) against the five major German auto manufacturers in a lawsuit alleging the automakers participated in a cartel that lasted two decades. Mr. Burns will serve as
 
Family of Passenger Run Over by Greyhound Bus Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit
December 5, 2017
DALLAS – The parents of a 25-year-old Seattle man who was a passenger on the Greyhound bus that struck and killed him have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Greyhound Lines, Inc. The petition was filed in Dallas County, where Greyhound’s corporate headquarters is located. “Our son had a future ahead of him,” say Paula Becker
 
UNT Dallas College of Law Graduate Joins Dallas’ Hamilton Wingo Law Firm
December 4, 2017
DALLAS – Trial law firm Hamilton Wingo welcomes attorney Fabiola Segovia, a member of the inaugural graduating class of UNT Dallas College of Law, to the Dallas firm. Born and raised in Arlington, Texas, Ms. Segovia joins the firm to practice civil litigation in wrongful death and personal injury cases. “Fabiola has all the qualities to be a
 
Kean Miller Launches Houston Office, Adding Ogden Broocks & Hall Lawyers
December 4, 2017
HOUSTON – Louisiana law firm Kean Miller LLP is expanding beyond its home state for the first time, opening an office December 1 in Houston. The office is dedicated to the efficient representation of Texas-based businesses, especially those with significant Louisiana operations and national clients with legal needs in both states. Joining Kean
 
Demetrios Anaipakos Named A Top Texas Litigator by international Who’s Who
December 1, 2017
HOUSTON – Trial lawyer Demetrios Anaipakos, partner in Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C. or AZA, is named as one of only 27 lawyers listed by international publication Who’s Who Legal as a top litigator in Texas. Established in 1996, Who’s Who Legal is an international listing of legal practitioners in business law
 
Missouri Judge Upholds $110 Million Talc Verdict
November 30, 2017
ST. LOUIS – A Missouri judge has upheld the $110 million jury award to a Virginia woman who claimed that decades of daily use of Johnson & Johnson’s (NYSE: JNJ) talcum powder products caused her ovarian cancer. After a review of post-trial evidence, Judge Rex M. Burlison of the 22nd Judicial Circuit Court has ruled that proper jurisdiction
 
Two Burns Charest Lawyers Appointed to Lead Hurricane Harvey Flooding Class-Action Claims
November 22, 2017
HOUSTON – The U.S. Court of Federal Claims has appointed two attorneys from the firm of Burns Charest LLP to lead proposed class-action claims arising from flooding in Houston that resulted from Hurricane Harvey. Seasoned trial lawyers Daniel Charest and Larry Vincent of Burns Charest were appointed co-lead counsel, along with Charles Irvine of
 
Mortgage Contracting Services Acquires Carrington Home Solutions’ Field Services Division
November 20, 2017
LEWISVILLE, Texas ─ Mortgage Contracting Services, LLC (MCS), a nationwide provider of services to the mortgage industry, has reached an agreement to acquire the property preservation division from Carrington Home Solutions, LP (CHS). MCS will assume responsibility to inspect and maintain CHS’ existing portfolio. Under the acquisition,
 
Federal Jury Returns $247 Million Verdict in Defective Hip Implants Case
November 16, 2017
DALLAS – A federal court jury in Texas returned a $247 million verdict on behalf of six people who suffered serious medical complications caused by the defective metal-on-metal hip implants made by Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) and its subsidiary DePuy Orthopaedics Inc. The one-man, seven-woman jury deliberated for 14 hours before reaching its
 
Houston-based Wright & Close Ranked Nationally Among Best for Appellate Law
November 15, 2017
HOUSTON – The appellate and civil litigation firm Wright & Close has earned recognition among the best law firms in the U.S. for its appellate work, placing it in the 2018 national legal guide published by U.S. News & World Report and The Best Lawyers in America. The firm’s noteworthy appellate practice produced a national Tier 1
 
Veterans’ Families Take Midland Train Crash Case to Texas Supreme Court
November 15, 2017
AUSTIN, Texas – Surviving family members of three of the four military veterans killed by a Union Pacific train in Midland in 2012 are asking the Supreme Court of Texas to review the dismissal of their wrongful death claims. “My husband earned a Silver Star, two Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart fighting for his country,” says Angie Boivin,
 
US Supreme Court Won’t Overturn NOV Win in $120M Discrimination Suit
November 9, 2017
HOUSTON – A $120 million discrimination lawsuit against oilfield equipment supplier National Oilwell Varco LP (NOV) has died on appeal as the U.S. Supreme Court declined to consider a petition for review filed by eight former NOV employees. The employees lost their discrimination case in a Houston trial in 2015. They had argued to the high court that
 
Second-Year AZA Lawyers Win Complex Federal Lending Jury Verdict
November 3, 2017
HOUSTON – In a jury verdict that will mean recovery of $1 million for its insurance company clients, two 2015 University of Texas School of Law graduates prevailed in a complex and relatively uncommon Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) secured credit dispute involving insurance company claims over structured-settlement payments, secured lending
 
Groundbreaking Patent-Related Antitrust Litigation Earns National Award for Heim, Payne & Chorush
November 2, 2017
HOUSTON – Intellectual property and patent-related antitrust litigation law firm Heim, Payne & Chorush is being honored by the American Antitrust Institute (AAI) for the firm’s groundbreaking antitrust litigation efforts against drug manufacturers that abuse patent laws to illegally restrain competition. Houston-based Heim, Payne &
 
Dallas Firms Bragalone Conroy and Boyd & Associates Join Forces to Represent Whistleblowers
October 31, 2017
DALLAS – Dallas law firms Bragalone Conroy PC and Boyd & Associates are combining efforts to represent plaintiffs who bring cases involving fraud committed against the U.S. government. Boyd & Associates’ Sam Boyd has secured numerous recoveries under the False Claims Act and other whistleblower statutes, including $124 million in a
 
Winston & Strawn Trial Lawyer Collaborates with Dallas Judge to Write Must-Have Legal Reference on Jury Trials
October 24, 2017
DALLAS (October 24, 2017) – An invaluable A-to-Z lawyers’ guide to courtroom preparation and strategy entitled “On the Jury Trial: Principles and Practices for Effective Advocacy,” is being released this month by University of North Texas Press. The book – written by leading Texas trial lawyer and Winston & Strawn Dallas
 
Roberts Markel Weinberg Butler Hailey Lawyers Win Appeal in Houston Lawyer’s Defamation Case
October 23, 2017
HOUSTON – A Texas appeals court upheld a take-nothing summary judgment in favor of a Houston lawyer sued for defamation by a law school professor for a letter of complaint addressed to the school’s dean. Family law attorney Ellen Yarrell was litigating a custody dispute. James Paulsen, a South Texas College of Law Houston professor who sat in
 
Veteran Trial Lawyer Talmage Boston Joins Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley & Norton
October 10, 2017
DALLAS – Prominent trial lawyer Talmage Boston has joined the business and entertainment law firm Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley & Norton, LLP, as a partner in the Dallas office. Mr. Boston has substantial trial and appellate experience in all aspects of dispute resolution in commercial transactions, and is counsel of record in 27 published
 
First Opioid Lawsuit by Texas County Filed in US Eastern District
October 4, 2017
DALLAS – Lawyers with the Dallas-based litigation firm of Simon Greenstone Panatier Bartlett, P.C., have filed on behalf of Upshur County the first lawsuit by a Texas governmental body against pharmaceutical companies for their role in the opioid painkiller epidemic that has gripped Texas and the nation. The lawsuit against more than a half dozen
 
Jury Slaps JPMorgan Chase with $6 Billion-plus Verdict in Sabre Creator’s Estate
September 29, 2017
DALLAS – A jury has awarded the widow and heirs of Sabre airline reservation system pioneer Max D. Hopper more than $6 billion in damages after finding JPMorgan Chase in breach of its fiduciary duty in administering the multimillion-dollar Hopper estate. “JPMorgan Chase is one of the world’s largest and most respected banks, and its
 
Two with Texas-based Roberts Markel Weinberg Butler Hailey Named Among Nation’s Best for Real Estate Law
September 25, 2017
HOUSTON – Two founding shareholders of Texas-based Roberts Markel Weinberg Butler Hailey PC have earned recognition for their real estate law practices in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, the nation’s oldest peer-review guide to legal services. Marc Markel and Rick Butler have built robust practices advising community and
 
Texas Jury Awards Matrix Petroleum Nearly $100M in Eagle Ford Accounting Fraud Case
September 22, 2017
HOUSTON – A South Texas jury has awarded Matrix Petroleum nearly $100 million in lost proceeds from wells in the Eagle Ford Shale, finding that exploration company Talisman Energy committed fraud through its accounting methods and breach of the Joint Operating Agreement. Matrix Petroleum, which was a non-operating working interest partner with
 
Dallas’ Deborah Hankinson Honored as One of Texas’ Top 3 Attorneys
September 12, 2017
DALLAS – Respected appellate attorney, mediator and arbitrator Deborah Hankinson, founder of Dallas-based appellate boutique Hankinson LLP, has been named one of the Top 3 lawyers in the state by Texas Super Lawyers magazine, published by Thomson Reuters. Having been named one of the state’s top lawyers each year since the inaugural publication
 
Lawyers with Houston-based Rusty Hardin & Associates Rank Among Texas’ Best for 2017
September 12, 2017
HOUSTON – Four lawyers with Rusty Hardin & Associates, LLP earned selection to the 2017 Texas Super Lawyers list of outstanding attorneys for their litigation, criminal defense, and appellate work. Honoree and firm founder Rusty Hardin also made the Top 100 Houston lawyers list. Widely known as an exceptional trial lawyer who practices both
 
Three from Heim, Payne & Chorush Honored Among Best in Texas for Intellectual Property Litigation
September 11, 2017
HOUSTON – Three partners from Houston patent litigation boutique Heim, Payne & Chorush – Michael Heim, Leslie Payne and Doug Wilson – have been honored among the state’s top lawyers in the 2017 edition of Texas Super Lawyers. Key members of the Heim, Payne & Chorush patent infringement litigation group, Mr. Heim, Mr. Payne
 
Truck Accident Attorney Steve Laird Again Named Among Best in Texas
September 11, 2017
FORT WORTH, Texas – The publishers of Thomson Reuters have selected acclaimed trucking and transportation accident attorney Steve Laird to the Texas Supers Lawyers listing for 2017, naming him among the Top 100 lawyers in the state. Thomson Reuters publishes its annual list in the October edition of Texas Monthly and Super Lawyers magazines. The
 
Dallas Trial Lawyers Launch Hamilton Wingo LLP for High-Stakes Cases
September 6, 2017
DALLAS - High-profile Dallas trial lawyer Chris Hamilton and personal injury attorney Paul Wingo have teamed up to form Hamilton Wingo, LLP, to represent individuals and companies in high-stakes litigation. The two lawyers' commitment to fight for justice and their shared passion for helping people in tough legal disputes sparked their decision to
 
Best Lawyers in America Honors Name Partners from Heim, Payne & Chorush
August 28, 2017
HOUSTON – The three name partners from Houston intellectual property law firm Heim, Payne & Chorush are being recognized for their litigation skills in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Firm founders Michael Heim, Les Payne and Russ Chorush earned placement in the oldest national lawyers guide through evaluations from their peers
 
New Warning Labels Were Evidence in $417 Million Talc-Ovarian Cancer Win
August 23, 2017
LOS ANGELES – Jurors in Los Angeles who returned Monday’s $417 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) in a talc-ovarian cancer case were the first to hear evidence that other body powder sellers now warn women that genital use of talcum powder may increase ovarian cancer risks. Johnson & Johnson has declined to provide similar
 
Dallas Attorneys Deborah Hankinson, Rick Thompson Named to Best Lawyers in America
August 23, 2017
DALLAS – Hankinson LLP founder Deborah Hankinson and firm partner Rick Thompson have earned selection to the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America in recognition of their appellate work. Ms. Hankinson earned additional notice for her arbitration and mediation practice. This is the 10th consecutive year Ms. Hankinson has been honored for her
 
9 AZA Lawyers Again Named Among Nation’s Best for Commercial, Patent Litigation
August 21, 2017
HOUSTON – Nine lawyers with the Houston commercial and intellectual property litigation firm Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, earned selection to the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. AZA partners Joe Ahmad, John Zavitsanos, Demetrios Anaipakos, Amir Alavi, Todd Mensing, Elizabeth Pannill Fletcher, Steve
 
10 Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson Attorneys Selected to Best Lawyers in America for 2018
August 18, 2017
DALLAS – Ten attorneys from the family law firm Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson, LLP, have been selected to the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, which recognizes the nation’s top lawyers. Name partners Richard R. Orsinger, Keith Nelson, R. Scott Downing and Jeffrey O. Anderson were all named to the prestigious listing for
 
Compton & Wendler, P.C. Welcomes Accountant Lauren Walaszczyk
August 16, 2017
HOUSTON, Texas – Compton & Wendler, P.C. is pleased to announce that certified public accountant Lauren Walaszczyk has joined the firm, where she will focus on forensic accounting and litigation support. Ms. Walaszczyk comes to Compton & Wendler from Ernest & Young where she was a very highly regarded member of their commodities markets
 
Dallas Trial Lawyer David Elrod Joins Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley & Norton
August 14, 2017
DALLAS – Veteran trial lawyer David Elrod has joined the business and entertainment law firm Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley & Norton, LLP, as a partner in the Dallas office, marking a significant expansion of the firm’s existing litigation practice. Also joining Shackelford are partner Worthy Walker, of counsel Barbara Wohlrabe and associate
 
Hicks Thomas Files Suit for EcoHub over Recycling Contract Collapse
August 2, 2017
HOUSTON – Commercial litigation firm Hicks Thomas LLC has filed suit on behalf of Houston recycling company EcoHub LLC, seeking access to public records that might reveal why the company’s innovative one-bin recycling plan was rejected for a more conventional, less effective and costlier waste pickup program. EcoHub was selected in 2015 for
 
Dallas Photographer Snaps Up $1 Million Defamation Verdict
July 31, 2017
DALLAS – Prominent Dallas wedding and portrait photographer Andrea Polito has secured a $1.08 million defamation verdict against two former clients who pursued an extensive social media campaign against her that a jury found was false and malicious. A Dallas County jury found that the couple, Neely and Andrew Moldovan of Dallas, wrongfully attacked
 
Report: More than 15,000 Adverse Events Linked to Xarelto in 2016
July 25, 2017
JACKSON, Miss. – As the number of lawsuits against the blood thinner Xarelto continues to climb, so do reports of injuries and deaths caused by the controversial anticoagulant, according to a recent study by the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP). According to ISMP, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration received 15,043 reports of serious
 
Wright & Close Wins Appellate Victory Clarifying Intent Required to Beat Texas Workers’ Compensation Act
July 13, 2017
HOUSTON – Texas trial and appellate firm Wright & Close LLP secured a major victory when a Texas appellate court overturned a $43.5 million jury verdict and clarified what evidence and intent are required to allow a worker injured on the job to be exempted from the Texas Workers’ Compensation Act. The Texas 14th Court of Appeals ruled
 
Veteran Houston Energy Trial Lawyer Paul Mitchell Joins Hicks Thomas
July 11, 2017
HOUSTON – Noted trial lawyer Paul L. Mitchell has joined Houston-based litigation boutique Hicks Thomas LLP where he will boost the firm’s already impressive courtroom heft with his strong record of representing clients in the oil and gas sector. Mr. Mitchell, who joined the firm July 1 as a partner, has a wealth of experience with energy
 
Performance Pulsation Control Files Trade Secret Theft Lawsuit Against Sigma Drilling Technologies, Former Employee
June 30, 2017
DALLAS – Oilfield services and industrial equipment supplier Performance Pulsation Control Inc. (PPC) has filed a federal lawsuit and an injunction request, charging that former employee Justin Manley used confidential information and technology to start a competing business while still employed by the company. The federal lawsuit requests a court
 
Dallas Lawyer Meloney Perry Named Chair of State Bar of Texas’ Insurance Law Section
June 29, 2017
DALLAS – Meloney Perry, founder of the Dallas-based insurance defense law firm Perry Law P.C., has been elected as the 2017-18 chair of the Insurance Law Section of the State Bar of Texas. “I am honored to be elected by my peers to lead the Insurance Law Section,” said Ms. Perry. “Insurance law touches upon and plays a role in
 
Bailey Brauer Helps Secure Appellate Win in Texas Partnership Liability Battle
June 27, 2017
DALLAS – In a decision pivoting on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals’ application of a 19th century court ruling to Texas general partnership liability law, an agricultural wholesaler will be allowed to enforce a judgment against individual partners of a defunct agribusiness partnership. The partners of G&K Farms, a North Dakota-based
 
Wright & Close Appellate Win that Cut Jury Award Stands after Texas Supreme Court Denies Review
June 21, 2017
HOUSTON – An appeals court win by lawyers from the Texas trial and appellate firm Wright & Close that drastically reduced a jury award will remain intact, saving the firm’s client about $2 million in a train derailment dispute. On June 16, the Texas Supreme Court declined to review a decision by the Second Court of Appeals in Fort Worth
 
Simon Greenstone Earns 2016 Top Verdict Recognition in California, Arizona
June 20, 2017
DALLAS – TopVerdict.com has recognized Dallas trial law firm Simon Greenstone Panatier Bartlett, P.C. for securing the largest jury verdict in Arizona, and the largest asbestos case verdict in California, in 2016. In Arizona, a federal jury awarded $17 million to the family of a retired civilian employee of the U.S. Navy who died from mesothelioma
 
Heim, Payne & Chorush Recognized Among Nation’s Best in Global Patent Law Guide
June 14, 2017
HOUSTON – Acclaimed Houston-based patent litigation boutique Heim, Payne & Chorush LLP has been recognized in the 2017 edition of Intellectual Asset Management’s IAM Patent 1000, a global guide identifying the top patent professionals in jurisdictions worldwide. The publication calls the firm’s lawyers a team of “superb patent
 
The Lanier Law Firm Ranked as Top-Tier Firm by International Legal Publication
June 8, 2017
HOUSTON – The prestigious Legal 500 directory has recognized The Lanier Law Firm as one of the top five firms in the nation for its representation of plaintiffs in product liability, mass torts and class action claims involving pharmaceuticals and medical devices. The publication’s researchers for the 2017 U.S. edition note that the firm
 
Wright & Close Wins Two Take-Nothing Judgments after Texas Supreme Court Denies Review
June 5, 2017
HOUSTON – Texas trial and appellate firm Wright & Close LLP secured two take-nothing judgments after the Texas Supreme Court denied review in two of the firm’s cases, one of those involving $22 million in damages. Both cases hinged on issues of company liability in accidents involving independent contractors. Firm partners Thomas C.
 
Texas Bankruptcy Law Firm Forshey Prostok Beefs Up Attorney Ranks
May 18, 2017
FORT WORTH, Texas – The complex bankruptcy and restructuring law firm Forshey Prostok is pleased to announce the promotion of three attorneys and the addition of two lawyers to its Dallas/Fort Worth offices. “This is an important milestone for the firm, and great news for the companies we represent on the bankruptcy and workout side,”
 
Houston Attorney Mark Lanier Inducted into Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame
May 17, 2017
HOUSTON – Acclaimed trial attorney Mark Lanier, founder of The Lanier Law Firm, has been selected to the National Trial Lawyer’s Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame, which recognizes exceptional litigators. The organization honors outstanding attorneys who leave an indelible mark on the American legal tradition through a lifetime of service to the
 
Prime Natural Resources Wins $41.6 Million in Wellsure Insurance Dispute
May 16, 2017
HOUSTON – A Houston jury awarded Prime Natural Resources Inc. $41.6 million in an insurance breach of contract dispute with certain underwriters at Lloyd’s, London, over offshore oil facilities damaged by Hurricane Rita 12 years ago. After six weeks of testimony, the state district court jury in Harris County awarded a remarkable $27.3 million
 
Houston Lawyer Jonathan Wilkerson of The Lanier Law Firm Selected to Texas Rising Stars
May 9, 2017
HOUSTON – Attorney Jonathan Wilkerson of The Lanier Law Firm has been selected to the 2017 Texas Rising Stars listing of the state’s top young lawyers based on his work representing business interests in a variety of commercial disputes. With a commercial litigation practice that is national in scope, Mr. Wilkerson has represented clients in
 
Dallas Real Estate Attorney Julie Pettit Earns DAYL Outstanding Young Lawyer Award
May 9, 2017
DALLAS – The Pettit Law Firm is proud to announce that founder and managing partner Julie Pettit is the recipient of the 2017 Outstanding Young Lawyer Award from the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers (DAYL). The award is presented annually to an individual who exhibits exemplary service to the legal profession as well as to the community, and who
 
Trial Lawyer Chris Hamilton Selected to Best Lawyers in Dallas List for 2017
May 3, 2017
DALLAS – High-stakes trial lawyer Chris Hamilton of Dallas’ Standly Hamilton, LLP, has earned selection to D Magazine’s Best Lawyers in Dallas list for 2017 based on his work for clients involved in catastrophic personal injury cases, product and medical liability claims. This is the second time Mr. Hamilton has made the list. He was
 
AZA’s Sleek New Office Named Landmark Awards Finalist by Houston Business Journal
May 3, 2017
HOUSTON – AZA’s modern and formidable new office was selected as a finalist for the 2017 Landmark Awards by the Houston Business Journal in the Rehabilitation/Renovation category. The 34,000-square-foot office on the 25th floor of the LyondellBasell Tower at 1221 McKinney St. is visually imposing. Read the HBJ story here
 
Deans & Lyons Trial Attorneys Earn Best Lawyers in Dallas Honors
April 25, 2017
DALLAS – Michael Lyons, co-founder of the trial law firm Deans & Lyons, LLP, and firm partners Brian Lauten and Katherine Stepp have earned selection to D Magazine’s 2017 list of the Best Lawyers in Dallas. They are being honored for their work in business and commercial litigation, as well as personal injury and products liability
 
Deborah Hankinson Recognized Among Dallas’ Best Lawyers
April 20, 2017
DALLAS – Dallas attorney and former Texas Supreme Court Justice Deborah Hankinson has been selected for a 12th time to D Magazine’s listing of the Best Lawyers in Dallas. She earned a place on the 2017 list based on her work in the areas of appellate law, arbitration, mediation and trial consulting. After a distinguished career on the bench,
 
Jury Finds Against NAPA and Genuine Parts, Awards $81.5 Million in Asbestos Death
April 20, 2017
TACOMA, Washington – A jury this week was unanimous in its finding that NAPA Auto Parts and Genuine Parts Corp. (NYSE:GPC) were liable in the asbestos-related death of a heavy equipment operator and awarded his survivors $81.5 million. In its verdict, the jury found that GPC and NAPA were negligent and strictly liable for their defective
 
$18.3 Million Awarded in Dispute Over Medical Device Laser Deal
April 3, 2017
DALLAS – An arbitration panel recently awarded $18.3 million to the bankruptcy estate of a Dallas company that claimed it was fraudulently lured into a licensing deal to sell a medical laser machine used by doctors. The three-judge panel ruled 2-1 that Santa Barbara Medical Innovations, LLC, “supplied false information and made
 
Whirlpool Wins $7.6M Jury Verdict over Patent Infringement of Refrigerator Filters
March 30, 2017
MARSHALL, Texas – An East Texas jury has awarded Whirlpool Corp. $7.6 million, finding that a California company willfully infringed the patent protecting Whirlpool’s replacement water filters for refrigerators. The jury delivered the verdict against TST Water, LLC, on March 10 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas in
 
Dallas Jury Awards $8.8M to Family of Bell Helicopter Engineer
March 28, 2017
DALLAS – A Dallas County jury has awarded nearly $9 million to the survivors of a longtime Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. employee who died of complications from mesothelioma, a deadly cancer that forms in the lining of the lungs and is primarily caused by asbestos exposure. Billy Dickson, a mechanical engineer at the Texas aerospace company for 38
 
Former Texas Supreme Court Justice Deborah Hankinson Honored by UT Dallas
March 28, 2017
DALLAS – Former Texas Supreme Court justice Deborah Hankinson will be honored March 30 with the Distinguished Alumni Award during the University of Texas Dallas Awards Gala. The UT Dallas Distinguished Alumni Award is the highest honor the school can bestow on its alumni and is presented to individuals who are outstanding in their chosen profession
 
Texas-based Saint Lawrence Communications Wins $9.17 Million Patent Verdict
March 27, 2017
MARSHALL, Texas – An East Texas federal jury has awarded $9.17 million to Plano, Texas-based Saint Lawrence Communications, LLC, after finding that Motorola Mobility, LLC, willfully infringed five patents for HD Voice technology used in its modern mobile phones. Jurors reached their verdict on March 24 after a week-long trial and almost four hours of
 
AZA Wins $9M Jury Verdict in Texas Patent Infringement Case Against Motorola
March 27, 2017
MARSHALL, Texas – Houston patent trial lawyer Demetrios Anaipakos of Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, has won a $9 million federal jury verdict for Texas-based patent licensing company Saint Lawrence Communications LLC against technology heavyweight Motorola Mobility LLC for patent infringement. After a week-long trial,
 
Three from Lanier Law Firm Named to List of New York’s Top Women Attorneys
March 27, 2017
NEW YORK – Three attorneys from the New York office of The Lanier Law Firm have been named to the list of Top Women Attorneys in New York by the editors of Super Lawyers. The complete list was published in the March 26 edition of The New York Times. Firm attorneys Catherine Heacox, Zarah Levin-Fragasso and Melissa Nafash earned spots on the list
 
Jury Awards $6 Million to Texas Carpoolers Struck by Tractor-Trailer Truck
March 17, 2017
DALLAS – A Dallas County jury has awarded a $6 million verdict to two North Texas men who suffered severe injuries when a tractor-trailer slammed into several vehicles that had slowed on the interstate in order to navigate around a minor car accident. The plaintiffs were carpooling to work just before sunrise on June 13, 2014, when they came upon an
 
Androvett Legal Media & Marketing Hires Veteran National Journalist
March 17, 2017
DALLAS – The Texas-based public relations and marketing firm Androvett Legal Media & Marketing is proud to announce the addition of Jason Sickles as a Legal Media Consultant. Mr. Sickles, a nearly 30-year veteran of newspapers, broadcast news and online reporting, will tap that experience to play a key role in guiding clients and lending insight
 
Central Florida Homeowners Sue over Toxic Radiation from Phosphate Mines
March 10, 2017
TAMPA, Fla. – The Lanier Law Firm has filed a class-action lawsuit on behalf of homeowners in Central Florida, charging that operators of phosphate mines failed to warn them about dangerously high levels of radiation. Newly obtained information from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency confirms that the Lakeland-area subdivisions of Oakbridge
 
Family of Texas Man Killed in Biloxi Bus Crash Retains Lanier Law Firm
March 9, 2017
AUSTIN – The Lanier Law Firm is representing the family of Kenneth Hoffman, one of four people killed earlier this week when the tour bus they were riding in was hit by a freight train in Biloxi, Mississippi. Mr. Hoffman was among 49 bus passengers from a senior citizen center in Bastrop, Texas, heading to Boomtown Casino in Biloxi. According to
 
Texas Rising Stars Honors Two IP Litigators from Heim, Payne & Chorush
March 9, 2017
HOUSTON – Two lawyers from noted Houston intellectual property firm Heim, Payne & Chorush have earned recognition on the select 2017 Texas Rising Stars list of the state’s top young legal leaders. Firm partners Eric Enger and Miranda Jones were singled out on the Rising Stars list for their expertise in technologically complex patent
 
Deans & Lyons Trial Attorneys Selected Among Texas’ Best Young Lawyers
March 9, 2017
DALLAS – For the fourth consecutive year, partners Courtney Bowline and Chris Simmons of the Texas trial law firm Deans & Lyons, LLP, have earned selection to the 2017 Texas Rising Stars listing. Texas Rising Stars recognizes the state’s top attorneys who are 40 years or younger or who have been in practice for 10 years or less. “We
 
Nine from Houston’s AZA Law Firm Earn 2017 Texas Rising Stars Honors
March 8, 2017
HOUSTON – Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, is pleased to announce that nine firm attorneys have been named to the 2017 Texas Rising Stars list, which recognizes the state’s leading young lawyers. AZA associate Sammy Ford IV was named a “Top 100 Texas Up & Coming” lawyer for his personal injury
 
John Burkhead of Law Offices of Frank Branson Named to 2017 Texas Rising Stars List
March 8, 2017
DALLAS – Trial lawyer John T. Burkhead of The Law Offices of Frank Branson has been selected for the second consecutive year to the Super Lawyers Texas Rising Stars list. The prestigious list recognizes the top Texas attorneys age 40 years and younger or those who have practiced law for 10 years or less. Mr. Burkhead’s selection to the 2017
 
Austin Jury Finds Danish Woman Was Defrauded in $1.35M Condo Sale
March 7, 2017
AUSTIN, Texas – A Travis County jury has returned a verdict against Chicago Title of Texas, LLC and other real estate-related businesses, finding they defrauded a young Danish woman of all proceeds from the sale of her $1.35 million condominium at the exclusive Residences at W Austin. The scheme involved a falsified power of attorney to execute
 
Winston & Strawn Welcomes Three Litigation Leaders in Dallas
March 2, 2017
DALLAS (March 2, 2017) – Winston & Strawn LLP is pleased to announce that three litigation partners – Natalie Arbaugh, Tom Walsh, and Danielle Williams – have joined the firm. This prestigious team of attorneys will join Winston & Strawn from Fish & Richardson, and will continue their focus on complex commercial, business, and
 
Jackson Walker Expands Intellectual Property Litigation Practice in Houston
March 1, 2017
HOUSTON - Jackson Walker LLP has expanded its intellectual property litigation practice capabilities with the addition of six partners. Danny Williams, Brian Buss, Chris Cravey, Drew Kim, Leisa Peschel, and David Wooten bring considerable experience in intellectual property litigation, including patent litigation, copyright litigation, and trade secret
 
Mahendru P.C. Wins Dismissal of Landry’s Defamation Suit over Houston Tigers
February 28, 2017
HOUSTON – A judge dismissed a defamation lawsuit filed against a woman who complained to an animal welfare group about the treatment of rare white tigers caged at Houston’s Downtown Aquarium, which is owned by Landry’s Inc. restaurants. Harris County District Judge Steven Kirkland ordered Landry’s to pay $450,000 in penalties and an
 
AZA Wins Dismissal of Landry’s Defamation Suit over Houston Aquarium Tigers
February 27, 2017
HOUSTON – A judge dismissed a defamation lawsuit filed by Landry’s Inc. restaurant chain and its Downtown Aquarium that claimed the Animal Legal Defense Fund defamed Landry’s by publicly commenting on the controversial treatment of four endangered white tigers kept at an aquarium exhibit. Harris County District Judge Steven Kirkland
 
Dallas Attorney Barry Sorrels Featured in National Super Lawyers Listing
February 16, 2017
DALLAS – Acclaimed trial lawyer Barry Sorrels ranks among a leading group of Texas attorneys featured in the national Super Lawyers Business Edition directory based on peer review of his work. Mr. Sorrels is one of just 18 Texas white-collar defense lawyers recognized in the publication’s 2016-2017 edition. The national Super Lawyers listing
 
Dallas Attorney Sawyer Neely Promoted to Shareholder at Sayles Werbner
February 16, 2017
DALLAS – The nationally known law firm Sayles Werbner is pleased to announce the promotion of associate Sawyer Neely to shareholder. “Sawyer has amassed an impressive record of success for his clients and has proven himself to be a formidable presence in the courtroom. His promotion is well-deserved,” said firm founder Richard A.
 
Skiermont Derby Attorneys Named Among Southern California’s Best
January 25, 2017
LOS ANGELES – Three attorneys from the Los Angeles office of Skiermont Derby LLP have again earned recognition among the top lawyers in the state with their selection to the 2017 listing of Southern California Super Lawyers. Paul B. Derby, Mieke K. Malmberg and Hajir Ardebili were chosen for their work on behalf of both defendants and plaintiffs
 
AZA’s Jane Langdell Robinson Earns Prestigious Civil Appellate Law Certification
January 17, 2017
HOUSTON – The Houston trial law firm of Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, is pleased to announce that Jane Langdell Robinson was one of only eight lawyers to be Board Certified in Civil Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization this year. This specialization focuses on proceedings brought before civil
 
Federal Court Dismisses Insurer’s Claims Seeking Tens of Millions of Dollars in Damages
January 12, 2017
COLUMBIA, S.C. – A federal judge has dismissed claims brought by a South Carolina insurance company against Texas-based insurance agency Highpoint Risk Services and its owner, Charles David Wood, Jr. In 2014, Highpoint filed a lawsuit against Companion Property and Casualty Insurance Co. in Texas seeking reimbursement for more than $30 million in
 
Houston Lawyer John H. Kim Elected National ABOTA Foundation Trustee
January 5, 2017
HOUSTON – Houston attorney John H. Kim, founder of The Kim Law Firm, was elected as a national trustee on the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) Foundation. Mr. Kim was one of only two lawyers elected by the national Fellows of the Foundation for a three-year term beginning 2017. The mission of the ABOTA Foundation is to preserve the
 
Guns, Bathrooms, Naming Rights Among Texas’ Top Legal Stories for 2016
December 27, 2016
DALLAS & HOUSTON – Androvett Legal Media & Marketing, the largest public relations and advertising firm in Texas devoted exclusively to law and legal issues, has compiled its list of the Top 10 legal news stories in Texas for 2016. “From Texas’ new ‘campus carry’ law to an unexpected battle over bathrooms to shake-ups
 
AZA Lawyer Zavitsanos Tells Newspaper How Social Media Aids in Jury Selection
December 21, 2016
HOUSTON – AZA founding partner John Zavitsanos was featured in a Texas Lawyer story explaining how social media research can ferret out crucial information about potential jurors that voir dire and jury questionnaires don’t reveal. The Texas Lawyer article, “Jury Consultants Need Not Apply — Winning Litigator Relies on Web
 
Sayles Werbner Announces Attorney Promotions in Dallas
March 8, 2016
DALLAS – The nationally known law firm Sayles Werbner is kicking off its 22nd year in Dallas by announcing the promotion of associates Shawn Long and Robert L. Sayles to shareholders based on their track record of success for clients and leadership within the firm. “These attorneys are among the next generation of proven trial lawyers at Sayles
 
AZA Ranked Among Top Energy Law Firms by Houston Business Journal
January 11, 2016
HOUSTON – Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, once again has earned a spot on the Houston Business Journal’s list of the leading energy law firms in Houston, alongside some of city’s biggest and oldest firms. The Houston Business Journal Book of Lists 2015-2016 includes the largest companies in Houston from a
 
Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson Partners Listed among Top Texas Attorneys
September 11, 2015
DALLAS – Four partners with Family Law firm Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson, LLP, have been recognized among the Top 100 attorneys in the state in the 2015 edition of Texas Super Lawyers. That is the highest number of honorees for any Family Law firm in Texas. It is the second time that partners Richard Orsinger, Keith Nelson, Scott Downing
 
Polunsky Beitel Green Attorneys Named to 2015 Texas Super Lawyers List
September 11, 2015
DALLAS/SAN ANTONIO – Noted Texas mortgage lawyers Allan B. Polunsky, Jay G. Beitel and G. Martin “Marty” Green of Polunsky Beitel Green, LLP, once again are being recognized in the annual Texas Super Lawyers listing, which honors the state’s leading attorneys. All three earned spots on the 2015 list based on their work in real
 
Gardere Welcomes Renowned Litigator David Cabrales to the Firm
August 3, 2015
DALLAS – Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is pleased to welcome David Cabrales as a Litigation partner in the Firm’s Dallas office. Mr. Cabrales also will work with members of the Firm’s Government Affairs team in Austin. Mr. Cabrales, who joins Gardere from Locke Lord LLP, has broad experience representing clients in government and commercial
 
Japanese Transport Company K-Line Agrees to Settlement in Alleged Price-Fixing Scheme
July 23, 2015
NEWARK, N.J. – Attorneys representing a group of consumers and auto and truck and equipment dealerships in antitrust claims against more than a dozen international shipping firms have reached a settlement with Japan’s Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd., known as K-Line. The plaintiffs include the indirect purchasers of millions of vehicles transported
 
Sayles Werbner Wins US Supreme Court Ruling for Commil USA
May 26, 2015
DALLAS – Attorneys from the Dallas law firm Sayles Werbner have won a U.S. Supreme Court ruling for client Commil USA in one of the highest-profile patent infringement cases to reach the nation’s highest court in years. Firm attorneys Richard A. “Dick” Sayles, Mark. S. Werbner, Mark D. Strachan and Darren Nicholson represent
 
Dallas Trial Law Firm Simon Greenstone Panatier Bartlett Offers Scholarships
November 25, 2014
The nationally recognized trial law firm Simon Greenstone Panatier Bartlett, PC, is offering up to $50,000 in annual scholarships for Dallas County students whose lives have been disrupted by cancer. The Simon Greenstone Panatier Bartlett Scholarship Fund of Communities Foundation of Texas will be awarded to selected Dallas County high school seniors
 
AZA Lawyer Wins Honors in Food and Drug Law Institute Writing Competition
November 5, 2014
HOUSTON – Attorney Mark Holden of the Houston commercial litigation firm Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA has won honorable mention in a writing competition sponsored by The Food and Drug Law Institute (FDLI), one of the world’s leading nonprofit organizations focused on food and drug law issues. Mr. Holden was
 
Two Lawyers from Houston’s Legge Farrow Earn Who’s Who in Energy Honors
November 3, 2014
HOUSTON – Two lawyers from the Houston civil litigation firm Legge, Farrow, Kimmitt, McGrath & Brown L.L.P. are among a select group of local energy leaders chosen by the Houston Business Journal for its 2014 listing of Who’s Who in Energy. Law firm co-founder Glenn Legge and firm partner Michael Wray were chosen for their expertise in
 
Dallas Attorneys from Munck Wilson Mandala Earn 2014 Texas Super Lawyers Honors
September 30, 2014
DALLAS – Munck Wilson Mandala, the Dallas-based technology-focused law firm announces that 14 firm attorneys have been named to the 2014 Texas Super Lawyers list. The honorees are William A. Munck, Michael C. Wilson, Lawrence B. Mandala, Jamil N. Alibhai, Matthew S. Anderson, Bradley C. Mall, Michael A. McCabe, Robert D. McCutcheon, Mark W. Moran,
 
Gardere Welcomes Partner Arcie Jordan to the Firm’s Austin Office
September 9, 2014
AUSTIN, Texas - Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is pleased to welcome Arcie I. Jordan as a corporate partner in the Firm’s Austin office. Ms. Jordan joins Gardere from Jackson Walker LLP and brings more than 20 years’ experience in counseling a broad spectrum of companies expanding internationally to and from the United States. “Arcie’s
 
Fifty-Seven Gardere Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America for 2015
August 18, 2014
AUSTIN/DALLAS/HOUSTON – Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is pleased to announce that 57 of the Firm’s attorneys are listed in the 2015 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, including a Houston partner who earned a “Lawyer of the Year” distinction. “As a Firm, we are grateful to have so many of our attorneys recognized on the Best
 
Gardere Announces Plans to Move Dallas Office To Uptown
April 3, 2014
DALLAS - Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP announces its upcoming relocation of the Firm’s Dallas office to Crescent Real Estate Holdings LLC’s planned McKinney & Olive building, located in Uptown next to the Ritz-Carlton, Dallas. Gardere’s approximately 109,000 square foot lease will kick-start the development at 2021 McKinney Avenue. Gardere
 
Thompson & Knight Attorney Marc Klein says H-1B Visa Filing Season About to Begin
February 27, 2014
This year's demand for H-1B visas among foreign nationals working in "specialty occupations" is projected to be even higher than last year. By law, only 85,000 new H-1Bs can be issued for fiscal year 2015, including 20,000 exclusively for workers who hold advanced degrees from U.S. universities. "The federal government will accept H-1B petitions beginning
 
Dallas' Aldous Law Firm Earns Texas Verdicts Hall of Fame Induction
November 19, 2013
DALLAS – The Aldous Law Firm, founded by renowned Dallas trial lawyer Charla Aldous, recently was inducted into Texas Lawyer newspaper's Texas Verdicts Hall of Fame after winning a $9.3 million sexual abuse verdict against The Episcopal School of Dallas Inc. In the 2011 case, John Doe, et al. v. The Episcopal School of Dallas Inc., Ms. Aldous
 
Thompson & Knight Attorney Susan Murphy Says Federal Shutdown Means Slowdown on New HIPAA Regs
October 11, 2013
A new federal rule enhancing the protection of individuals' health information took effect last month, including stringent compliance and audit programs for health care providers and increased liability for their business associates. While this new HIPAA rule has wide-ranging implications, the government shutdown and suspension of the online tool to manage
 
Gardere Welcomes Attorney Christina Wisdom to the Firm’s Austin Office
September 3, 2013
AUSTIN, Texas - Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is pleased to announce the addition of Christina T. Wisdom as of counsel in the Government Affairs Practice Group in the Firm’s Austin office. With more than 10 years of legislative and regulatory leadership, Ms. Wisdom will focus her practice on environmental and energy matters. Ms. Wisdom joins the Firm from
 
Texas Supreme Court Affirms $6M Verdict For Gardere Client Lennar Corp.
August 27, 2013
HOUSTON - The Supreme Court of Texas has ruled in favor of Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP client Lennar Corp. in a closely watched insurance dispute by affirming an earlier judgment of more than $6 million for Lennar, effectively ending 12 years of related litigation. The case, Lennar Corp. v. Markel American Insurance Co., No. 11-0394, involved property damage
 
Texas Litigation Department of the Year Award Goes to Dallas’ Reese Gordon Marketos
August 27, 2013
DALLAS – Recent high-profile court victories won by Dallas’ Reese Gordon Marketos LLP have earned the commercial trial law firm the 2013 “Litigation Department of the Year” award presented by Texas Lawyer newspaper in the small firm category. “Reese Gordon Marketos, a firm less than three years old, won one of the
 
Founders of Dallas' Sayles Werbner Named Among Top Attorneys in the Nation
August 19, 2013
DALLAS – Dallas trial lawyers Richard "Dick" Sayles and Mark Werbner once again are being honored in the pages of The Best Lawyers in America based on their decades of successful work in and out of the courtroom. Clients and referring lawyers alike recognize the founders of Dallas' Sayles Werbner as two of the top trial lawyers in the nation. Both
 
Veteran Appellate Lawyer Stephanie Nelson Joins Dallas' Hankinson LLP
February 5, 2013
DALLAS – Dallas-based appellate law firm Hankinson LLP is announcing the addition of veteran appellate attorney Stephanie Dooley Nelson. Ms. Nelson is the second attorney to join the firm this year, along with retired Justice Joseph Morris, formerly of the Dallas 5th District Court of Appeals, who joined as Of Counsel. "This is more great news for our
 
AZA Wins Three of Texas’ Top 2011 Verdicts on Both Sides of the Bar
May 18, 2012
HOUSTON – The complex commercial litigation and intellectual property law firm Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, is being recognized for winning three of the top 10 verdicts in Texas during 2011. The firm helped secure the state’s second-largest IP verdict, which also ranked as the third largest verdict overall in Texas
 
Dallas Jury Awards $10.66 Million in Lawsuit Alleging Breaches of Fiduciary Duties, Conversion, and Fraudulent Mismanagement of Medical Imaging Facilities
May 17, 2012
DALLAS - A Dallas County physician who suffered significant financial losses after investing in two North Texas diagnostic medical imaging centers has been awarded a $10.66 million verdict after jurors agreed that his business partners made an orchestrated effort to misappropriate the partnerships’ funds and assets. Lawyers from Dallas' The Law Offices of
 
Fort Bend County Wins Federal Civil Rights Case Filed by Former County Employee
May 15, 2012
HOUSTON – Fort Bend County won a take-nothing defense judgment in a civil rights lawsuit filed by a former sheriff’s department employee who claimed his First Amendment rights were violated when he was fired in 2010. The complex commercial litigation and intellectual property law firm Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, won the
 
Apple, Sony Sued in California Patent Infringement Claim Over iTunes, Playstation Network Systems
March 29, 2012
PALO ALTO, Calif. – The inventor of technology used in data vending systems such as the iTunes and Playstation Network systems has sued Cupertino, Calif.-based Apple Inc. (NYSE: APPL) and Foster City, Calif.-based Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC (NYSE: SNE) for patent infringement. Inventor Benjamin Grobler is represented by intellectual property
 
Political Law Attorney Chris Gober of Dallas Named Among Top Young Lawyers in Texas
March 14, 2012
DALLAS – Dallas lawyer Chris Gober, co-founder of the trial and political law firm Gober Hilgers PLLC, is being recognized in the 2012 Texas Rising Stars listing as one of the state’s top young political law attorneys. A leader in the area of political law, Mr. Gober currently represents more than 100 active political clients including U.S. senators,
 
Texas Rising Stars 2012 Listing Includes 18 From Gardere
March 12, 2012
AUSTIN/DALLAS/HOUSTON – Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is proud to announce that 18 attorneys from the Firm’s Texas offices have earned selection to the 2012 Texas Rising Stars list. Attorneys from the Dallas office who are recognized in the Texas Rising Stars listing and their areas of practice are: Jason R. Fulmer, Intellectual Property; Barry M. Golden,
 
Political Legal Consultant Chris Gober asks if Super Tuesday Should be Super PAC Tuesday?
March 8, 2012
Super PACs spent an estimated $12 million for advertising in the 10 Super Tuesday states prior to this week's primaries. Those dollars are another example of the crucial role these political action committees are playing in today's presidential politics. So much so, says political legal consultant and Dallas attorney Chris Gober of Gober Hilgers PLLC, that
 
Dallas Law Firm Chamblee, Ryan, Kershaw & Anderson Wins Take-Nothing Defense Verdict in $1 Million Medical Malpractice Case
February 1, 2012
DALLAS - The Dallas law firm Chamblee, Ryan, Kershaw & Anderson, P.C., is announcing a take-nothing defense win in a $1 million medical malpractice case filed by the family of a 40-year-old man from Mesquite, Texas, who died from an invasive staph infection. The victory is one of several recent take-nothing verdicts obtained for clients by Chamblee
 
Executive Employment Lawyer Joe Ahmad says Severance Package Can Help Avoid Litigation
January 19, 2012
The best way for companies to avoid litigation after terminating executives is to offer a severance package that not only puts executives in a good financial position, but also helps them to land new employment, says executive employment lawyer Joe Ahmad of Houston's Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C. If an employer doesn’t typically
 
Lawyer Monica Uddin from Houston Complex Commercial Litigation Firm AZA Wins $2 Million Plus Attorneys Fees in Contract Case
November 21, 2011
HOUSTON – Houston litigator Monica Uddin, a first-year lawyer at Ahmad, Anaipakos, Zavitsanos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., won a $2 million summary judgment plus attorneys’ fees in a breach-of-contract case in Harris County. On Nov. 14, Judge Jaclanel McFarland of the 133rd District Court signed the judgment awarding $2 million in damages and $8,740 in
 
Longview's Ward & Smith on a Growth Trend with Addition of Texas attorney Claire Abernathy Henry
November 18, 2011
The high-stakes business litigation and intellectual property law firm of Ward & Smith has added accomplished Texas attorney Claire Abernathy Henry in its Longview office. She focuses her practice on patent litigation, commercial disputes and employment law. Henry joins the firm after serving as a briefing attorney to former federal Judge T. John Ward
 
Trial Lawyer Frank L. Branson Earns Teddy Roosevelt "Man in the Arena" Award
October 11, 2011
DALLAS – The The Law Offices of Frank L. Branson is proud to announce that firm founder Frank Branson has been honored with the Teddy Roosevelt "Man in the Arena" Award presented by the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America (APITLA). The national honor recognizes individuals for their hard work and dedication to promote interstate
 
Dallas’ Barry Sorrels Named One of Texas’ Top Criminal Defense Lawyers
September 16, 2011
DALLAS –Noted Dallas criminal defense lawyer Barry Sorrels again has earned a spot on the 2011 Texas Super Lawyers list as one of the top 100 attorneys in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Mr. Sorrels, a founding member of Dallas’ Sorrels, Udashen & Anton, has been selected to the prestigious list annually since 2003. “To be recognized by my peers for this
 
Chuck Noteboom Again Named Among Texas Top Lawyers
September 14, 2011
HURST, Texas – Noted Tarrant County personal injury attorney Chuck Noteboom has earned a place on the 2011 Texas Super Lawyers list, placing him among the best attorneys in Texas for a ninth consecutive year. Mr. Noteboom has been named among the leading personal injury plaintiff's attorneys in the state each year since the list was first published in
 
Houston Commercial Litigation Firm AZA Wins Appeal in Continental Pilot Divorce Case
July 19, 2011
HOUSTON – The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has sided with a group of Continental Airlines pilots in a dispute with the airline over early pension benefit payouts and the legality of their divorces, lawyers from Houston-based complex commercial litigation law firm of Ahmad, Zavitsanos & Anaipakos announced Tuesday. AZA attorneys Joseph Ahmad and
 
McKool Smith’s Steven Wolens Honored in Texas Monthly "Best Legislators Hall of Fame"
July 18, 2011
DALLAS - Dallas attorney Steven Wolens, a principal at McKool Smith, has earned a spot in Texas Monthly magazine's "Best Legislators Hall of Fame," a compilation of Texas' top elected legislators during the past 38 years. Mr. Wolens served as a respected member of the Texas House of Representatives from 1981 to 2005. He has been named to the "Ten Best
 
Dallas Attorneys William Munck and Leon Carter of Munck Carter Featured in Texas' Best Lawyers 2011
June 24, 2011
DALLAS - The Dallas technology firm Munck Carter LLP is proud to announce that attorneys William A. Munck and E. Leon Carter have been honored among the state's top lawyers in the 2011 edition of Texas' Best Lawyers. Mr. Munck earned selection to the prestigious Texas' Best Lawyers list in the areas of copyright, patent and trademark law, as well as for
 
Six Gardere Partners Named to D Magazine's List of 'Best Lawyers in Dallas'
May 26, 2011
DALLAS - Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is proud to announce that six of the firm's partners have been named to D Magazine's list of "The Best Lawyers in Dallas." The list will be published in the June 2011 edition of D Magazine. The Gardere attorneys and the practice areas for which they were honored are: Beverly Godbey, Business Litigation Robert Hoffman,
 
Shackelford, Melton & McKinley Aviation Attorney David Norton of Dallas says Perspective Needed on Napping Air Controllers
April 26, 2011
Air traffic controllers falling asleep on duty may sound like a disaster movie set-up, but recent headlines have shown that it's a real life dilemma that is more than just an isolated incident. "I suspect that this has been a problem for years, but now has become a politically sensitive issue," says David Norton, a Dallas aviation attorney and pilot. "But
 
McKool Smith Names New Principals in Austin, Dallas and New York
January 12, 2011
McKool Smith is proud to announce the promotion of 11 attorneys to principals in the firm’s Austin, Dallas and New York offices. In Austin, firm attorneys John Campbell, John Garvish, John Shumaker and Victoria Wicken have been named as principals. All four regularly represent clients in intellectual property litigation and commercial litigation. McKool
 
Dallas' Dick Sayles Mentors Attorneys at Statewide Conference
June 14, 2010
DALLAS- Dallas attorney Richard A. Sayles, founding shareholder of Sayles Werbner, P.C., recently shared his considerable legal skills and experience with attorneys from across the state as a faculty member for the prestigious Texas Trial Academy. During the event held at the University of Texas School of Law in Austin on June 7-10, Mr. Sayles led a
 
Dick Sayles, Mark Werbner Named as Two of the Nation's Top Attorneys
June 3, 2010
DALLAS - Noted Dallas attorneys Richard Sayles and Mark Werbner, co-founders of the trial law firm Sayles Werbner, have been recognized once again as two of the nation's top attorneys in the Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America. The fifth annual edition of the Lawdragon 500 includes less than one-tenth of 1 percent of all attorneys practicing in the