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Higher Speed Limits Mean Greater Consequences says Fort Worth Personal Injurty Attorney Steven Laird
April 10, 2014
The state’s move to increase speed limits on some highways in and around Dallas and Fort Worth could bring more accidents and more fatal crashes, says Fort Worth personal injury attorney Steven C. Laird, founder of the
 
Dallas Trial Lawyers Frank L. Branson, Quentin Brogdon Named Among State's Best in Texas Super Lawyers
September 24, 2013
DALLAS –The Law Offices of Frank L. Branson proudly announces that firm founder Frank L. Branson again is being honored by the publishers of Texas Super Lawyers as one of the state's Top 3 attorneys, while firm member
 
Quality Hiring by Houston Legal Boutique AZA Noted in News Story on Buyer's Market for Law Firms
September 24, 2013
HOUSTON – Accomplished Houston attorney John Zavitsanos, a name partner in the commercial litigation boutique Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, recently was interviewed by the Houston
 
Dallas Appellate Attorney Deborah Hankinson Named Among Texas Legal Elite
September 24, 2013
DALLAS – For the 11th consecutive year, respected Dallas attorney and mediator Deborah Hankinson of the appellate law boutique Hankinson LLP has been named among the state's top 50 women attorneys by the publishers of
 
Attorneys from Austin's Weisbart Springer Hayes Named Among Texas' Best
September 23, 2013
AUSTIN, Texas – The founding partners of the Austin law firm Weisbart Springer Hayes LLP are being recognized again as three of the state's top attorneys in the recently published 2013 Texas Super Lawyers list.
 
Ward & Smith Attorneys Named to 2013 Texas Super Lawyers List
September 19, 2013
LONGVIEW, Texas – Three attorneys from Longview, Texas-based Ward & Smith have been named to the exclusive 2013 Texas Super Lawyers list in recognition of their civil litigation work for clients. Ward & Smith
 
Peregrine Petroleum Debuts New Educational Assistance Program
September 18, 2013
DALLAS and HOUSTON – Texas-based Peregrine Petroleum is helping its employees meet their higher education goals through a new program that provides reimbursement for completed course work at accredited schools.
 
Attorneys from Dallas' Aldous Law Firm Named Among Texas' Best
September 17, 2013
DALLAS – Noted Dallas trial attorneys Charla Aldous and Brent Walker are being honored as two of the state's top attorneys on the 2013 Texas Super Lawyers list. In addition, Ms. Aldous once again has earned selection
 
Associated Press Editor Kit Frieden Joins Androvett Legal Media & Marketing in Houston
September 16, 2013
DALLAS – The Texas-based legal public relations and marketing firm Androvett Legal Media & Marketing is proud to announce the addition of Kit Frieden, formerly the Health & Science Editor for The Associated
 
Reese Gordon Marketos Fights to Keep Uber in Dallas
September 16, 2013
DALLAS – The attorneys at Dallas-based Reese Gordon Marketos LLP are investigating the City of Dallas crackdown against the popular Uber car service. Uber serves more than 35 U.S. cities by allowing consumers to
 
Eight Attorneys from Gruber Hurst Johansen Hail Shank Recognized in 2013 Texas Super Lawyers Listing
September 16, 2013
DALLAS – The Dallas-based law firm Gruber Hurst Johansen Hail Shank LLP has all eight of its partners recognized on the annual Texas Super Lawyers list, a significant achievement for the 24-attorney firm. Name
 
Mortgage Contracting Services Celebrates First Anniversary of Ruston, La., Operations Center
September 16, 2013
PLANO, Texas and RUSTON, La. – Mortgage Contracting Services is celebrating the first anniversary of its 10,300-square-foot facility in Ruston, Louisiana. The operations center has already added 70 new jobs to the area
 
Gardere's Peter Vogel Receives State Bar of Texas CLE Award
September 16, 2013
Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP 214.999.3000 phone 214.999.4667 fax gardere.com Contact: Dorothy L. Seals 214.999.4019 dseals@gardere.com DALLAS - Attorney Peter S. Vogel, a partner at Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP, is the 2013
 
Gardere, Arena Y Asociados Recognized In 2014 Chambers Latin America Directory
September 13, 2013
Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP 214.999.3000 phone 214.999.4667 fax gardere.com Contact: Dorothy L. Seals 214.999.4019 dseals@gardere.com MEXICO CITY - Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is pleased to announce that the Firm's Mexico
 
Corporate Ethics Attorney Tom Fox of Houston Writes Reporter's Guide to FCPA for Journalists
September 13, 2013
Overseas bribery investigations are making big news, from GlaxoSmithKline in China to Wal-Mart in Mexico. These cases center on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), a complex and nuanced set of rules mastered by Houston
 
Houston-based Arnold & Itkin Named to 2013 Texas Super Lawyers List
September 12, 2013
HOUSTON – The two founders of Houston-based civil litigation firm Arnold & Itkin LLP are being recognized by their peers in the legal community in the 2013 edition of Texas Super Lawyers, which identifies the
 
The Legal 500 Latin America Recognizes Gardere's Mexico City Practice
September 12, 2013
Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP 214.999.3000 phone 214.999.4667 fax gardere.com Contact: Dorothy L. Seals 214.999.4019 dseals@gardere.com MEXICO CITY - Gardere, Arena y Asociados S.C. has been recommended in six areas of
 
11th Texas Super Lawyers Honor for Steven C. Laird Follows $11.7 Million in Settlements
September 12, 2013
FORT WORTH, Texas – Fresh off obtaining a combined $11.7 million in settlements for two clients, Fort Worth trial lawyer Steven C. Laird has received his 11th consecutive Texas Super Lawyers honor. The 2013 Texas
 
Attorneys from Polunsky Beitel Green Recognized in Texas Super Lawyers
September 11, 2013
DALLAS and SAN ANTONIO – Three attorneys from the Texas-based residential mortgage lending law firm Polunsky Beitel Green, LLP, have earned selection among the state's elite lawyers based on their work in real estate
 
Trade Secret Theft Case Nets 5-Year Prison Term for North Texas Exec
September 11, 2013
DALLAS – A civil trade secret theft case initiated by Dallas attorney Matthew Yarbrough has resulted in a five-year federal prison term for a former North Texas CEO following his conviction for computer hacking.
 
Four from Dallas' Sayles Werbner Named Among Texas' Top Attorneys
September 11, 2013
DALLAS – Once a year, the top attorneys in Texas are recognized in the Texas Super Lawyers list. This year, four accomplished lawyers from the Sayles Werbner law firm in Dallas again are being honored for their work in
 
Thompson & Knight Attorney Demetra Liggins noted in the Houston Business Journal article
People on the Move
September 10, 2013
Houston Business Journal: .... Demetra Liggins Date added: September 9, 2013 Submission Type: Board of Directors Name of board: Advisory Board for Cumberland School of Law at Samford University Position on board:
 
Dallas Attorney Barry Sorrels Earns 2013 Texas Super Lawyers Honors for Work in Criminal Law, White-Collar Defense
September 10, 2013
DALLAS – High-profile attorney Barry Sorrels of Dallas’ Sorrels, Udashen & Anton once again has earned a spot on the annual Texas Super Lawyers list of the state’s top attorneys based on his work
 
Houston White-Collar Criminal Defense Attorney Philip Hilder Named Among Texas' Top Lawyers in 2013
September 10, 2013
HOUSTON – Noted white-collar criminal defense attorney Philip Hilder of Houston's Hilder & Associates, P.C., is being honored by the publishers of Texas Super Lawyers as one of the state's top attorneys in 2013.
 
Dallas Tax Litigation Attorney Lawrence Brown says His Legal Team Responds to Asset Forfeiture Trend
September 10, 2013
More than ever, authorities are attempting to seize financial assets in white collar, tax and criminal prosecutions, often using overreaching legal arguments to quickly take assets from accused businesses and individuals.
 
Dallas Insurance Attorneys Don Martinson, Joshua Kutchin Named to 2013 Texas Super Lawyers List
September 10, 2013
DALLAS – Insurance attorneys Don Martinson and Joshua Kutchin of the Dallas law firm Fanning Harper Martinson Brandt & Kutchin, P.C., have earned selection to the 2013 edition of Texas Super Lawyers, which
 
Attorneys from Dallas' Lidji Dorey & Hooper Named to Texas Super Lawyers List
September 10, 2013
DALLAS – Two attorneys from Dallas' Lidji Dorey & Hooper have earned high marks in the 2013 listing of the state's top mergers and acquisitions lawyers based on their work for clients in a variety of industries.
 
Texas Super Lawyers Recognizes 45 Gardere Attorneys
September 9, 2013
Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP 214.999.3000 phone 214.999.4667 fax gardere.com Contact: Dorothy L. Seals 214.999.4019 dseals@gardere.com AUSTIN/DALLAS/HOUSTON - Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is pleased to announce that 45 Firm
 
Trial Lawyer John H. Kim Named Among Top 100 Attorneys in Houston
September 9, 2013
HOUSTON – Houston trial lawyer John H. Kim, founder of The Kim Law Firm, has earned selection to the 2013 list of the state’s top attorneys in the annual Texas Super Lawyers list. Mr. Kim, who has been named
 
Nine from Godwin Lewis PC Recognized by Texas Super Lawyers
September 9, 2013
DALLAS – Nine attorneys from the Dallas and Houston offices of the trial and appellate law firm Godwin Lewis PC have earned selection to the 2013 edition of Texas Super Lawyers. This is the 11th consecutive year that
 
Seven from Houston's AZA Law Firm Honored in Texas Super Lawyers
September 9, 2013
HOUSTON – The publishers of Texas Super Lawyers have named seven attorneys from the Houston complex litigation and intellectual property law firm Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, to the
 
Houston Law Boutique AZA Wins International Intellectual Property Client Choice Award
September 4, 2013
HOUSTON – The Houston law boutique Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, is being honored as the Texas Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year by the firm's clients and the publishers of
 
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act expert and author Tom Fox says His New Book Examines Corruption in China
September 2, 2013
The international business world is still reeling from China's aggressive corruption investigation against pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline. Houston corporate Foreign Corrupt Practices Act expert and author Tom Fox of
 
Thompson & Knight Attorney Andrew Derman says Fracking Debate in Britain is Nothing New
August 30, 2013
The potential use of hydraulic fracturing to tap into underground energy reserves in Great Britain has prompted controversy across the island nation. Prime Minister David Cameron has emerged as an outspoken advocate of the
 
Alcuin Head of School Walter Sorensen says Alcuin School Changes Name and Will Add Grades 9-12
August 29, 2013
Dallas' Alcuin School, which until now has served the educational needs of students in early childhood through the eighth grade, will be adding a fully accredited coeducational upper school program in the fall of 2014. "The
 
Thompson & Knight Dallas Attorney Stephen Stein says Data Security Tune-Ups Are Needed
August 28, 2013
State and federal agencies are increasing enforcement actions against businesses that fail to properly protect their customer's personal information, and the increased scrutiny has resulted in millions of dollars in fines
 
Fort Worth Personal Injury Attorney Steven Laird says Texas Leads The Pack on Fastest Highways
August 27, 2013
As states rush to adopt faster highway speed limits, the Lone Star State is leading the way in creating unsafe driving conditions, says Fort Worth personal injury attorney Steven C. Laird of The Law Offices of Steven C.
 
Dallas Attorney Tom Brandt says Student Free Speech is Again Under Scrutiny
August 26, 2013
Posters drawn by literary arts students in a Georgia high school have garnered nationwide attention for their inclusion of a single line from the play "The Crucible." The mother of at least one student says her daughter was
 
Rose•Walker's Marty Rose Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America as Dallas' Top Mass Tort Class-Actions Attorney
August 23, 2013
DALLAS – The Dallas-based commercial litigation boutique Rose•Walker, LLP, is proud to announce that The Best Lawyers in America has singled out founding firm partner Marty Rose as the city's best plaintiffs'
 
Houston Personal Injury Lawyer Scott Callahan says Baby Monitor Hacking Case is a 'Betrayal of Trust'
August 23, 2013
Disturbing questions are being raised about the security of Internet-based consumer electronics after reports that a man hacked into a Houston family's baby monitor and spewed vulgarities at a sleeping 2-year-old girl.
 
New E-book from Houston Attorney and FCPA expert Tom Fox Provides Lessons in China Bribery Crackdown
August 22, 2013
HOUSTON – A new e-book published by attorney, author and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) expert Tom Fox is pulling back the curtain on this summer's bribery accusations leveled by the Chinese government against
 
Dallas Attorney Paul Skiermont Again Named Among Nation's Top Patent Litigators
August 20, 2013
DALLAS – Attorney Paul J. Skiermont, founding partner of the Dallas-based law firm Skiermont Puckett LLP, is being recognized for the second consecutive year as one of the top patent litigators in the nation by LMG
 
Texas Law Firm Brown, PC, Announces Creation of Asset Forfeiture Group
August 19, 2013
FORT WORTH, Texas – Brown, PC, the Texas-based boutique law firm with a nationwide practice in tax controversy and tax litigation, is announcing the creation of its Asset Forfeiture Group, a multidisciplinary team of
 
Six from Texas' McCurley Orsinger McCurley Nelson & Downing Honored by The Best Lawyers in America
August 19, 2013
DALLAS and SAN ANTONIO – The Family Law firm McCurley Orsinger McCurley Nelson & Downing, L.L.P., is proud to announce that six of its partners have earned recognition in the 2014 edition of The Best Lawyers in
 
Texas-based Peregrine Petroleum Continues North Dakota Oil and Gas Ventures following Lease Acquisitions in Bakken, Three Forks Shale
August 19, 2013
DALLAS and HOUSTON – Texas-based Peregrine Petroleum is continuing the company's oil and gas exploration and development activities in the Bakken and Three Forks Shale in North Dakota's Williston Basin region following
 
Big Changes at Dallas' Alcuin School Include Upper School Addition, New Name
August 19, 2013
DALLAS – Dallas' Alcuin School, which until now has served the educational needs of students in early childhood through the eighth grade, will be adding a fully accredited coeducational upper school program in the fall
 
Dallas Insurance Attorney Don Martinson Earns Best Lawyers Recognition
August 16, 2013
DALLAS – The Dallas law firm Fanning Harper Martinson Brandt & Kutchin, P.C., is pleased to announce that accomplished attorney Don Martinson has earned selection in The Best Lawyers in America for 2014 based on
 
Gardere Partner Kimberly Yelkin to Receive Transformative Leadership Award
August 16, 2013
AUSTIN, Texas - Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is pleased to announce that the Firm's Austin Office Executive Partner Kimberly A. Yelkin will be a co-recipient of the "Sharing the Power Award" as part of InsideCounsel magazine's
 
Founders of Dallas' Lidji Dorey & Hooper Honored Among Nation's Top Attorneys
August 16, 2013
DALLAS – Accomplished attorneys Brian Lidji and Michael Dorey, the founders of Dallas' Lidji Dorey & Hooper, have earned recognition in the 2014 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, a leading guide to the
 
Thompson & Knight Attorney Michael Stockham says Blowing the Whistle Includes Risks
August 16, 2013
Employees who report suspected corporate wrongdoing are not automatically safe from employer retaliation under federal whistle-blower laws, according to a recent federal ruling. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals found
 
Dallas Appellate Attorney, Mediator Deborah Hankinson Earns Best Lawyers Distinction
August 16, 2013
DALLAS – Dallas attorney and mediator Deborah Hankinson of the appellate boutique law firm Hankinson LLP has been selected for a seventh consecutive year in The Best Lawyers in America based on her work in appellate
 
Four Godwin Lewis Shareholders Honored Among Best Lawyers in America
August 15, 2013
DALLAS – The Texas trial and appellate law firm, Godwin Lewis PC, is pleased to announce that four shareholders, including firm founder Donald E. Godwin, have earned recognition in the 2014 edition of The Best Lawyers
 
Wal-Mart Sued in Texas for Unlicensed Sale of Hearing Aids
August 15, 2013
DALLAS – Members of the Texas Hearing Aid Association have filed a federal class-action lawsuit against Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) based on claims that the world's largest retailer sells hearing aids without the
 
Fifty-Six Gardere Attorneys Named to 2014 Best Lawyers Listing
August 15, 2013
AUSTIN/DALLAS/HOUSTON – Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is pleased to announce that 56 of the Firm’s attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2014, published by
 
Six Attorneys from Houston’s AZA Litigation Boutique Named to National Best Lawyers List for Commercial Litigation
August 15, 2013
HOUSTON – Six attorneys from the Houston complex litigation and intellectual property law firm Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, are being recognized among the top lawyers in the nation
 
Mark Lanier, Lanier Law Firm Enters EA Sports Video Game Fray
August 15, 2013
One of Texas' top law firms and one of the nation's leading sports law experts have joined the legal team representing a former student-athlete from Rutgers University in a closely watched right-to-publicity lawsuit against
 
Noted Litigator Patrick McManemin, Three Additional Attorneys Join Thompson & Knight LLP
August 14, 2013
Dallas (Aug. 14, 2013) – Thompson & Knight LLP today announced the expansion of its Trial Practice Group with the addition of noted litigator Patrick F. McManemin as a Partner, and J. Thomas Gilbert, Michael
 
Thompson & Knight Attorney Ira Herman says Questions Remain That Will Determine The Impact of Detroit's Bankruptcy
August 14, 2013
There have been fewer than 500 municipal bankruptcies filed since the 1930s, when changes to federal law first allowed cities to seek bankruptcy protection. Now that Detroit has filed the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S.
 
Houston Personal Injury Attorney Scott Callahan Asks if Bar Patrons Should Be Their Brothers' Keepers
August 13, 2013
Questions are being raised about holding customers to the same legal duty as bar owners after an arrest warrant was issued this week for a Texas man accused of giving drinks to another customer who later was involved in a
 
Dallas Attorney Harriet Tabb of McGuire, Craddock & Strother Elected to Governing Council of State Bar's Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section
August 12, 2013
DALLAS – The Dallas-based commercial law firm McGuire, Craddock & Strother, P.C., is proud to announce that shareholder Harriet Tabb has been elected by her legal peers as one of 16 governing council members of the
 
Peregrine Petroleum Moving Forward with Oil and Gas Exploration in Texas Permian Basin
August 12, 2013
DALLAS and HOUSTON – Texas-based Peregrine Petroleum is building on the company's oil and gas exploration and development activities in the West Texas Permian Basin following the company's 2012 acquisition of producing
 
Fort Worth Wrongful Death Attorney Steven Laird says Former Cowboy DUI Investigation Leads Back to Club
August 12, 2013
A Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission investigation of the club where former Dallas Cowboy Josh Brent was drinking in the hours before the wreck that killed his teammate shows that the legal fallout from drunken driving
 
Rusty Hardin Selected as Fellow of Litigation Counsel of America
August 9, 2013
HOUSTON – Acclaimed trial attorney Rusty Hardin of Houston's Rusty Hardin & Associates, LLP, has been selected as a fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America (LCA), an invitation-only trial lawyer honorary
 
Fanning Harper Martinson Brandt & Kutchin Attorney Tom Brandt says Kountze Ruling Lacks Clarification
August 9, 2013
A ruling issued this past spring may have cleared the way for Kountze ISD cheerleaders to display Bible-based messages on banners during the upcoming football season, but key legal points related to the case are still to be
 
Dallas' Munck Wilson Mandala Honored in Chambers USA for Intellectual Property Expertise
August 8, 2013
DALLAS – The Dallas-based technology law firm Munck Wilson Mandala is proud to announce that Chambers USA has again recognized the firm as one of the best in the nation for intellectual property law matters. The
 
Real Estate Attorney James Sullivan Joins Gardere in Dallas
August 8, 2013
DALLAS - Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is pleased to announce that Dallas attorney James J. Sullivan has joined the Firm as a partner in the Real Estate Practice Group. Mr. Sullivan's practice focuses on the representation of
 
Houston Attorney John H. Kim Named a 2013 Litigation Star by Benchmark Litigation
August 7, 2013
HOUSTON – Houston trial lawyer John H. Kim, founder of The Kim Law Firm, is being recognized as a 2013 Litigation Star by the publishers of Benchmark Litigation, a respected research group that identifies the top
 
The Lanier Law Firm Joins Lawsuit Against EA Sports over 'NCAA Football' Video Games
August 7, 2013
HOUSTON – Noted courtroom attorney Mark Lanier of the The Lanier Law Firm has joined the trial team representing former Rutgers University quarterback Ryan Hart in a closely watched right-to-publicity lawsuit against
 
Gardere Attorney Glenn Singleton Selected To 39th Leadership Dallas Class
August 7, 2013
DALLAS – Attorney Glenn T. Singleton, a Corporate associate at Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP, has been chosen by the Dallas Regional Chamber® to join the 39th Leadership Dallas class. Leadership Dallas, the region's
 
Former Federal Judge T. John Ward of Ward & Smith Earns Induction to International Academy of Trial Lawyers
August 5, 2013
LONGVIEW, Texas – Former federal judge T. John Ward of Longview, Texas' Ward & Smith has been inducted into the prestigious International Academy of Trial Lawyers (IATL), one of the world's most-respected legal
 
Munck Wilson Mandala Attorney Larry Mandala says SEC Ruling Shouldn't Prompt Mass Advertising
August 1, 2013
Following the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) decision to lift an 80-year-old ban on publicizing unregistered stock offerings, some startups say they're planning mass media marketing blitzes to advertise their
 
Houston Compliance Ethics Lawyer and Blogger Tom Fox says Code Words for Bribery are Recipe for Disaster
July 31, 2013
When Orthofix International N.V. settled with the U.S. government for more than $7 million in a Mexican bribery scandal last year, the investigation revealed that the company's employees used "chocolate" as a code word for
 
Thompson & Knight Criminal Defense Attorney Richard Roper says Cellphone Tracking and Search Warrants Have Limits
July 30, 2013
National surveys show that police departments routinely use cellphone tracking data in emergency and nonemergency cases, typically without any court oversight or public awareness. But several states and Congress are
 
Houston Tax and Employee Benefits Attorney Michael Abbott of Gardere says DOMA Decision Leaves Taxing Questions
July 29, 2013
As the emotional dust begins to settle on the U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision invalidating the Defense of Marriage Act, the full impact of the ruling is only beginning to develop. "At this point, it seems that there is
 
AZA Executive Employment Lawyer Joe Ahmad says Rowling Lawyers Needed a ‘No Leakus Secretus’ Charm
July 26, 2013
Worldwide headlines recently announced the revelation that "The Cuckoo's Calling," the debut novel from author "Robert Galbraith," actually was written by Harry Potter scribe J.K. Rowling. The fact that the culprit in
 
Court Withdraws Ruling in TXCO Resources Lawsuit Against Peregrine Petroleum
July 25, 2013
DALLAS and HOUSTON – Peregrine Petroleum LLC, a leading oil and gas exploration company with offices in Dallas and Houston, has resolved a lawsuit filed by San Antonio-based TXCO Resources Inc. TXCO emerged from
 
Trial Attorney Bill Chamblee says Prevention Can Curb ADA Lawsuits
July 23, 2013
Americans with Disabilities Act-related litigation is increasingly negatively impacting Texas companies. But a few simple preventive steps can help companies avoid becoming part of the costly trend, says trial attorney Bill
 
Lanier Law Firm Attorney Gene Egdorf says Lawsuit Leads to NCAA Policy Changes
July 22, 2013
The death of a University of Mississippi football player is leading to fundamental changes in how the NCAA and its member universities regulate the intense workouts of student athletes. Bennie "Buster" Abram, a junior
 
Hankinson LLP Austin Appellate Attorney Ryan Clinton says 'No Kill' Shelters Reject Deadly Status Quo
July 18, 2013
The excessively high euthanasia rate at PETA's Virginia-based animal shelter contrasts mightily with the historic lifesaving successes that have resulted from "no kill" policies in cities that include Austin, Texas. The
 
Compliance Ethics Lawyer Tom Fox says Japan’s Juiced Baseball Scandal Offers Compliance Lessons
July 17, 2013
The commissioner of Japan's Nippon Professional Baseball league is coming under fire for quietly approving changes to the league's baseballs in order to generate more offense, particularly home runs. "As with corporate
 
Dallas Trial Attorney Jody Rudman Joins Kendall Law Group
July 16, 2013
DALLAS – Longtime health care attorney and former federal prosecutor Jody Rudman has joined Dallas-based Kendall Law Group as a partner to continue her focus on representing doctors, dentists and other health care
 
Munck Wilson Mandala Employment Attorney Audrey Mross says Employers Need to Pay Heed to Workplace Heat
July 16, 2013
Now that we're into the summer months, smart employers need to give consideration to the fact that workers can be somewhat hot, both in temperature and otherwise, says Audrey Mross, who leads the labor and employment
 
Thompson & Knight Establishes Legal Internship Pipeline Program for Dallas ISD Students
July 15, 2013
Dallas - The law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to announce the development of a legal internship pipeline program to encourage students from the Dallas Independent School District to pursue careers in the
 
AZA Law Firm Celebrating 20 Years of Growth in Houston
July 15, 2013
HOUSTON – Houston's Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, is celebrating two decades of legal firsts, successful work for clients and overall firm growth since opening its doors with only two
 
Spencer Law Estate Attorney Kevin Spencer says 'Sopranos' Stars Death Leaves Estate Tax Mess
July 15, 2013
The untimely passing of "Sopranos" star James Gandolfini has been accompanied by the surprising news that the acclaimed actor's will might allow nearly half of his $70 million estate to go to the government. That unfortunate
 
Thompson & Knight Law Firm Continues to Support Diverse Career Development for High School Students to Gain Law Firm Experience
July 12, 2013
Two Dallas high school students are experiencing the legal profession first-hand this summer through an internship pipeline program established by the Thompson & Knight law firm and the Dallas Independent School
 
Family Settles Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Ole Miss, NCAA
July 9, 2013
HOUSTON – The family of former University of Mississippi student-athlete Bennie "Buster" Abram has reached a settlement in the wrongful death lawsuit filed against Ole Miss, the National Collegiate Athletic Association
 
Dallas Trial Attorneys Launch Bailey Brauer PLLC
July 9, 2013
DALLAS – Noted Dallas trial attorneys Clayton Bailey and Alexander Brauer announce the opening of Bailey Brauer PLLC, a client-centered law firm focusing primarily on complex commercial litigation and appeals. Bailey
 
Mortgage Contracting Services Promotes Elspeth Spransy to Vice President of Vendor Management
July 8, 2013
PLANO, Texas/TAMPA, Fla. – Mortgage Contracting Services (MCS) proudly announces the promotion of Elspeth Spransy to vice president of vendor management. Ms. Spransy, who joined MCS in 2006, supervises vendor
 
Dallas Subrogation Lawyer Mark Moran Earns Spot in Million Dollar Advocates Forum
July 2, 2013
DALLAS – Accomplished subrogation lawyer Mark Moran of Dallas' Munck Wilson Mandala LLP has been admitted to the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, an exclusive group of attorneys whose members include only those lawyers
 
Houston Attorney Mark Lanier Highlighted Among Nation's Top Personal Injury Attorneys
July 1, 2013
HOUSTON – Acclaimed trial attorney Mark Lanier, founder of The Lanier Law Firm, has earned recognition as one of the country's top personal injury lawyers in the 2014 edition of Benchmark Litigation, a leading guide to
 
Houston’s The Kim Law Firm Earns Website Kudos
June 28, 2013
The "Lawyerist" blog has named the website for Houston-based The Kim Law Firm as one of the best of the year. "Talk about great branding," the blog said of the online home of lawyer John Kim. This isn't the first time the
 
Two Texas Truck Wreck Lawsuits Settled for $11.7 Million
June 27, 2013
FORT WORTH, Texas – Two Texas men who were critically injured in separate tractor-trailer accidents in 2011 have earned significant financial settlements against two companies that haul water to hydraulic fracturing,
 
The Kim Law Firm in Houston Earns High Marks for Website Design, Creativity
June 26, 2013
HOUSTON – The Kim Law Firm website maintained by Houston trial attorney John Kim recently earned accolades from the popular Lawyerist blog based on its creative design and the effective communication of the firm's
 
Dallas Attorney Clayton Bailey says Sale of Smithfield Farms About More Than Ham
June 26, 2013
The proposed sale of Smithfield Farms, the country's largest pork producer, to China's Shuanghui International for $7.1 billion ultimately may be positive for the American pork market, but it is nevertheless a complicated
 
Dallas Criminal Defense Attorney says Basics are Key in High-Profile Jury Selection
June 24, 2013
Even though jury selection still is months away in the trial of accused Colorado movie theater shooter James Holmes, there's little doubt it will be a long and laborious process. That fact was borne out this week with
 
Thompson & Knight Attorney Holt Foster says Fracking Resulting in Water Innovation
June 21, 2013
The energy industry's increased use of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has created a growing demand for the millions of barrels of water that are needed to capture oil and natural gas from shale-rich areas. "We're seeing
 
Gardere Government Affairs Team Tops Texas Lawyer 2013 Lobbying Scorecard
June 20, 2013
AUSTIN, Texas - The Government Affairs Practice Group at Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP was the busiest law firm lobbying group during the 83rd Texas Legislative Session and was also the highest-grossing according to Texas
 
The Lanier Law Firm Highlighted Among Nation's Leading Mass Tort, Class Action Law Firms
June 20, 2013
HOUSTON – The Lanier Law Firm has earned recognition in the prestigious 2013 U.S. edition of The Legal 500 based on the firm's work for plaintiffs in mass tort and class action litigation involving pharmaceutical drugs
 
Houston Lawyer John Kim Sharing Jury Selection Expertise at CLE Event
June 19, 2013
HOUSTON – Houston trial lawyer John H. Kim, founder of The Kim Law Firm, will be sharing his insights on how selecting the right jury can help win a case before trial testimony ever begins as part of a continuing legal