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AZA’s $11.4 Million Verdict in False Accusations Case Ranked Top Texas Jury Award of 2014 for Intentional Torts
May 22, 2015
HOUSTON – The $11.4 million jury verdict won by Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, for Houston technology company Function One Consulting Group LLC has been ranked as Texas’ top
 
Houston’s Lanier Law Firm Named Tops in Litigation for 2015
May 22, 2015
The Lanier Law Firm has been named the 2015 Litigation Department of the Year among mid-sized firms based on its stellar track record in trials during the past year. The annual honor presented by Texas Lawyer newspaper
 
Rebecca English Named Assistant Vice President of Operations for MCS Valuations
May 21, 2015
PLANO, Texas and SANDY, Utah – MCS Valuations, LLC (MCSV), a nationwide provider of appraisals, broker price opinions, and other valuation-related products to the financial services industry, has named Rebecca (Becky)
 
Attorney Peyton Inge Looks at Federal Agency’s Crack Down on Unsafe Trucking Operation
May 21, 2015
Dallas trucking defense attorney H. Peyton Inge IV says the recent federal shutdown of a Darlington, S.C.-based trucking operation is a reminder to all carriers of the importance of complying with hours-of-service and
 
Fort Worth Truck Accident Lawyer Steve Laird Earns Master’s in Trial Advocacy
May 20, 2015
FORT WORTH, Texas – Fort Worth truck accident lawyer Steven C. Laird is now one of the rare attorneys to earn a Master of Laws Degree in Trial Advocacy from the Temple University Beasley School of Law, an exclusive
 
Nine Gardere Practices and 24 Attorneys Receive Top Recognition in Chambers USA 2015
May 20, 2015
AUSTIN/DALLAS/HOUSTON – Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is pleased to announce that the Firm maintained a strong rankings presence in 2015 Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, with nine practice groups
 
Kendall Law Group’s Matthew Scott Discusses Working Conditions in Nail Salons
May 20, 2015
Recent reports of unsafe working conditions and illegal substandard wages faced by nail salon workers are further evidence of the potential for harm to these service industry employees, says labor and employment attorney
 
Attorney Jeffrey Simon Claims Texas Asbestos Bill Still Hurts Victims
May 19, 2015
Texas legislators made key improvements to a bill that could negatively impact asbestos victims, but the bill should still give Texans who have been exposed to asbestos ample cause for concern, says Jeffrey Simon, a name
 
National Oilwell Varco Scores $395K from Mud King over Stolen Trade Secrets
May 18, 2015
HOUSTON – Houston-based National Oilwell Varco LP (NYSE:NOV), the worldwide designer and manufacturer of oil and gas drilling and production equipment, has won nearly $400,000 from Mud King Products Inc. after a
 
Amtrak Tragedy Highlights Lack of Federal Rail Oversight Says Dallas Attorney Brent Walker
May 18, 2015
The Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia ultimately may prove to be the latest example of an industry that lacks effective governmental oversight in maintenance, operator training and passenger safety. “While
 
Catastrophic Injury Attorney Ron McCallum Says Train Speed Remains Engineer’s Responsibility
May 18, 2015
As the investigation proceeds into the Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia, the question on everybody’s mind is whether the disaster was caused by human error, an equipment malfunction or other unknown factors.
 
Androvett NewsWire: May 14, 2015: Train Derailment | Energy Investment | Nail Salon Safety
May 14, 2015
Speed Control Remains Engineer’s Responsibility As the investigation proceeds into Tuesday night’s Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia, the question on everybody’s mind is whether the disaster was
 
Simon Greenstone Panatier Bartlett Partner Jeffrey Simon Discusses the Impact of H.B. 1492 on Asbestos Victims with Law360
May 13, 2015
Texas Bill Aims To Raise Bar On Asbestos Claims Published May 8 This bill gives asbestos manufacturers exactly what they want: delay,’ said Jeffrey Simon of Simon Greenstone Panatier Bartlett PC. ‘And when your
 
Rice University, Campus Police Officer Win Texas Supreme Court Ruling
May 12, 2015
AUSTIN, Texas – The Texas Supreme Court recently concluded that Rice University’s police officers are “officers of the state” for purposes of reviewing whether the officers are entitled to official
 
Cab Cams Could Help, Hurt Trucking Company Says Attorney Peyton Inge
May 8, 2015
Dallas trucking defense attorney H. Peyton Inge IV says Swift Transportation’s decision to install driver-facing cameras in company-owned tractor-trailers is a double-edged sword in the push to maximize driver safety.
 
Dallas Mesothelioma Attorney Jeffrey Simon says ‘Hypocritical’ House Bill Potentially Devastating for Asbestos Victims
May 7, 2015
DALLAS and AUSTIN, Texas -- The Texas House of Representatives will vote Friday on legislation that benefits asbestos manufacturers and penalizes victims who are dying from exposure to asbestos. If the bill passes, victims
 
ONDA Family Law’s Ryan Kirkham Published in Dallas Medical Journal
May 7, 2015
Medical Practice Valuation in the Event of Divorce in Texas Published May 2015 Another component to value is especially critical to medical practice: the intangible asset 'goodwill.' Goodwill represents the value of a
 
Deans & Lyons Dallas Trial Attorneys Michael Lyons, Brian Lauten Earn Best Lawyer Honors
May 6, 2015
DALLAS – The Dallas-based trial firm Deans & Lyons, LLP, is pleased to announce that co-founder Michael Lyons and firm partner Brian Lauten have been named to D Magazine’s 2015 list of the Best Lawyers in
 
Munck Wilson Mandala Attorneys Honored Among Best in Dallas by D Magazine
May 4, 2015
DALLAS – Four Munck Wilson Mandala LLP attorneys have been named among Dallas’ best attorneys in 2015 based on their outstanding work in labor & employment law, commercial litigation and corporate law. The
 
As Internet Upends Music Biz, Pop Stars Turning to Trademark Law Says Amanda Greenspon
May 4, 2015
Count 2015 as the year pop music intersected with trademark law in a big way. Pop star Taylor Swift surprised many when she filed a raft of trademark applications seeking to protect and potentially monetize certain lyrics,
 
Houston Chronicle, KPRC Feature John Thomas of Trial Firm Hicks Thomas on Hotel Pool Electrocution Case
April 30, 2015
Family settles in pool electrocution lawsuit Published April 27 "They went through one of the most horrific experiences anybody can imagine," said Duran's lawyer, John B. Thomas. "Raul was a hero because he saved his
 
Rusty Hardin Featured in Texas Lawyer for Representation of Enterprise Texas Pipeline
April 30, 2015
Jury Awards $3.7M in Damages, Fees Against Energy Transfer Published April 27 "A pipeline operator cannot ignore its responsibility to maintain a pipeline just because it's not to its economic benefit when others have a
 
Colgate-Palmolive Hit with $13 Million Mesothelioma Verdict in California
April 29, 2015
DALLAS and LOS ANGELES – Attorneys from Dallas-based Simon Greenstone Panatier Bartlett, PC, a nationally recognized trial law firm, have won a $13 million jury verdict on behalf of a 73-year-old woman who contracted
 
Dallas Insurance Coverage Attorneys Amy Stewart, Tarron Gartner-Ilai Named to D Magazine 2015 Best Lawyers List
April 29, 2015
DALLAS – Amy Elizabeth Stewart, Managing Principal of the Dallas insurance coverage boutique Amy Stewart Law, and firm Principal Tarron Gartner-Ilai have earned selection to D Magazine’s 2015 listing of the Best
 
Gardere Partner Michael Haynes Publishes Bankruptcy Protection Article in Oil & Gas Financial Journal
April 28, 2015
Protection Against Operator Bankruptcy Published April 27 In short, filing a memorandum of operating agreement in the applicable county records and with the appropriate secretary of state is a simple and inexpensive way to
 
Deans & Lyons Law Firm Adds Trial Attorney Eric Policastro in Dallas
April 28, 2015
DALLAS – The Texas trial law firm Deans & Lyons, LLP, is pleased to announce that accomplished trial attorney Eric Policastro has joined the firm in Dallas. “Eric is an aggressive and talented young trial
 
Charla Aldous Earns Spot among D Magazine’s 2015 Best Lawyers in Dallas
April 28, 2015
DALLAS – For the 10th straight year, practicing attorneys in North Texas have named Dallas trial lawyer Charla Aldous to D Magazine’s exclusive list of The Best Lawyers in Dallas. She earned selection to the 2015
 
Godwin Lewis’ Michelle May O’Neil Discusses Economics of Divorce With Dallas Business Journal
April 27, 2015
Dallas divorce lawyers expect business boom if gay marriage is legalized Published April 25 “They are in an absolute conundrum to know what to do with themselves from a legal perspective,” O’Neil said.
 
Enterprise Products Wins Breach of Contract Verdict Against Energy Transfer Partners in Houston
April 27, 2015
HOUSTON – A Houston district court jury has found that Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners LP (ETP) breached its contract with competitor Enterprise Products Partners LP by failing to maintain the Old Ocean natural
 
‘Anti-Poaching’ Is Not Good Business Policy Says Attorney Audrey Mross
April 27, 2015
Companies aiming to retain high-quality employees should consider only proper means of doing so, says labor and employment attorney Audrey Mross at Dallas’ Munck Wilson Mandala, and not the tactics that have led to
 
Tom Fox Commentary on Oversees Corruption Issues Published in Texas Lawyer
April 27, 2015
Tips for Avoiding Overseas Corruption Missteps Amid Oil Downturn Published April 22 At this point, energy companies face two increasing compliance risks. The first is that companies will attempt to reduce their costs by
 
Eleven Gardere Attorneys Named to D Magazine’s 2015 Best Lawyers in Dallas List
April 27, 2015
DALLAS – Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is pleased to announce that 11 Firm attorneys have been selected by their peers to D Magazine’s annual listing of the Best Lawyers in Dallas. The complete list of honorees is
 
Gardere Receives Dallas ISD Superintendent’s Award for Annual MLK Jr. Oratory Competition
April 24, 2015
DALLAS – Dallas Independent School District Superintendent of Schools Mike Miles presented Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP with the 2015 Superintendent’s Award at the Board of Trustees meeting on April 23. The Firm was
 
Personal Injury Attorney Scott Callahan Comments on Blue Bell Recall for Houston Press, KTRK
April 24, 2015
The Blue Bell Recall: How Bad Is It? Published April 22 Even with doing a voluntary, product-wide recall, Blue Bell is at risk of third-party lawsuits. "They have to consider civil lawsuits by customers, investors,
 
Gardere Partner Blogs on the Enforceability of Confidentiality Agreements for Fuel Fix
April 24, 2015
Commentary: Is your confidentiality agreement enforceable? Published April 21 Simply entering into a CA may not be enough to protect such information. Recently, the Seventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals held that a CA was
 
Five Gruber Hurst Elrod Johansen Hail Shank Partners Featured Among Best Lawyers in Dallas
April 24, 2015
DALLAS – Five attorneys from the Dallas-based law firm of Gruber Hurst Elrod Johansen Hail Shank LLP have earned spots in D Magazine’s 2015 listing of The Best Lawyers in Dallas. The firm formed earlier this
 
Simon Ray & Winikka Founders Named Among Best Lawyers in Dallas
April 24, 2015
DALLAS – Once a year, the publishers of D Magazine ask Dallas attorneys to identify who they believe are the city’s top lawyers, and all three founding partners from Simon Ray & Winikka LLP made the list of
 
Orsinger Nelson Downing & Anderson Partner Will Reppeto Named Among Best Lawyers in Dallas
April 24, 2015
DALLAS – The Texas-based Family Law boutique Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson, LLP, is pleased to announce that partner William M. Reppeto III has been selected to D Magazine’s 2015 list of the Best
 
Attorney Tom Fox Cautions China’s Corruption Crack Down Requires Vigilance
April 24, 2015
The former chairman of China’s biggest oil company is currently on trial for bribery and abuse of power, the latest example of that government’s sweeping crackdown on corruption, including targeting Chinese
 
Pasadena ISD Students Win RESPECT Contest Sponsored by Houston Law Firm
April 23, 2015
HOUSTON – Four students from Pasadena Independent School District’s Dr. Dixie Melillo Middle School have been recognized for their winning entries in the RESPECT contest sponsored by local trial lawyers Kurt
 
Auto Dealership Acquisition Market Remains Hot According to Attorney John Shackelford
April 23, 2015
Booming auto sales and record profits at U.S. auto dealerships are leading to a spike in dealer acquisitions in Texas and nationwide. Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway Automotive recently acquired the Van Tuyl Group
 
Attorney Jeffrey Simon Argues SB 491 Could Mean Fatal Delay for Asbestos Victims
April 22, 2015
The Texas Legislature is considering a bill that could mean victims of asbestos exposure die before they are able to have their day in court, says Jeffrey Simon, a name partner in Dallas’ Simon Greenstone Panatier
 
Dallas-based Aldous Law Firm Changes Name to Aldous \ Walker
April 21, 2015
DALLAS – The Dallas-based Aldous Law Firm is adding partner Brent Walker to the firm’s name and will continue representing clients as Aldous \ Walker in a variety of civil litigation matters. Mr. Walker has been
 
Dallas Attorney Caleena Svatek Looks at Texas High Court Ruling Allowing Seat Belt Use as Evidence
April 21, 2015
A recent Texas Supreme Court decision that allows defendants to introduce into evidence whether plaintiffs wore seat belts will change the legal landscape for many vehicle crash cases, says Dallas transportation attorney
 
Gardere Labor & Employment Partner Quoted in Austin American-Statesman Background Checks Article
April 20, 2015
Your employer wants to do a background check. Should you worry? Published April 18 And "the trend is that most employers are going to do it for all positions," said Cristina Portela Solomon, a labor and employment partner in
 
Gober Hilgers’ New Attorneys and Growing Practice Featured in Law360
April 20, 2015
Gober Hilgers Hires IP Ligitagor, Ex-Sabre GC In Dallas Published April 17 Hilgers told Law360 that the firm has more work than it can handle and particularly needed litigation assistance in the Eastern District of Texas. He
 
Wyly Family Representative Calls IRS Claim for Additional $3.2 Billion ‘Absurd’
April 17, 2015
DALLAS – An attorney representing the estate of Dallas businessman Charles Wyly and his brother Sam Wyly says the government’s latest attempt to extract money from them is way out of bounds. Internal Revenue
 
Shackelford Attorney Subvet West's Article on Construction Lawsuits Published in Texas Lawyer
April 17, 2015
Keys to Keeping Construction Projects From Breaking Bad Published April 7 While Texas has enjoyed a 22 percent spike in housing starts over the past couple years, contractors are seeing a downside based on the flurry of
 
Simon Greenstone Attorney Ron McCallum Says Recent Crashes Highlight Big Rig Dangers
April 17, 2015
In just over 48 hours this week, North Texas roads saw two massive 18-wheeler collisions that illustrate the oversized dangers posed by commercial trucks. In the first disaster, early Sunday morning in Fort Worth, an
 
Androvett NewsWire: April 16, 2015: Big Rig Dangers | Same-Sex Divorce | Seat Belt Responsibility
April 16, 2015
Recent Crashes Highlight Big Rig Dangers In just over 48 hours this week, North Texas roads saw two massive 18-wheeler collisions that illustrate the oversized dangers posed by commercial trucks. In the first disaster, early
 
Fox 4 News Broadcast on RadioShack Layoff Features Kendall Law Group Partner Matthew Scott
April 15, 2015
N. TX woman can’t get unemployment benefits due to sickness Broadcast April 6 “Because she's not able to actively look for work, that disqualifies her,” said Matthew Scott with the Kendall Law Group.
 
Mark Werbner Reflects on First Supreme Court Experience for Texas Lawyer
April 14, 2015
A Supreme Honor: Texas Lawyers Talk About Their First Appearance at the U.S. Supreme Court Published April 6 No matter how much they prepare, though, Werbner also stressed that any first-time lawyer should expect competing
 
Munck Wilson Mandala Attorney and Equestrian Featured in The Dallas Morning News
April 14, 2015
Profile in Fitness: Tiffany Cooke, 27, gallops into a healthy lifestyle Published April 13 “Riding has always been a source of enjoyment, stress relief and a way to refocus that helps me maintain peace and balance in
 
Chamblee Ryan Partner Ryan Wozny Quoted in Dallas Business Journal Story on Telehealth
April 14, 2015
What’s up, Teladoc? Medical Board ruling threatens hypergrowth of telehealth provider Published April 9 Health care attorney Ryan Wozny, a partner at Dallas law firm Chamblee Ryan, said the Texas Medical Board is
 
Mark Lanier Earns Texas Bar Foundation Outstanding Trial Lawyer Award
April 13, 2015
HOUSTON – Acclaimed trial lawyer Mark Lanier of The Lanier Law Firm is being honored by the Texas Bar Foundation with the 2015 Ronald D. Sechrest Outstanding Trial Lawyer Award. The annual award recognizes an active
 
Sutherland’s Ram Sunkara Predicts Opportunities in Obama’s Clean Energy Order
April 13, 2015
President Obama’s recent order to federal agencies to drastically cut the government’s own greenhouse gas emissions widens the door of opportunity to clean energy providers. The order establishes binding targets
 
High-Profile Dallas Trial Boutiques Merge to Form Gruber Hurst Elrod Johansen Hail Shank LLP
April 10, 2015
Two highly regarded Dallas trial firms have announced a merger that establishes one of the largest litigation-focused boutiques in Texas. The merger of Gruber Hurst Johansen Hail Shank LLP and Elrod PLLC brings together 30
 
Family Law Attorney Michelle May O’Neil: Texas Same-Sex Couples Need Supreme Resolution
April 9, 2015
On April 28, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments on same-sex marriage, heralding the possible resolution of one of the nation’s thorniest legal questions, says Michelle May O’Neil, a family law shareholder
 
‘Celebration! White Rock’ Raised $44,000, Awareness of Dallas’ Urban Oasis
April 9, 2015
DALLAS – The second annual Celebration! White Rock raised $44,000 for lake beautification and safety improvements and brought scores of lake supporters out to historic Winfrey Point on a breezy spring night. The April
 
Insurance Industry Crafting Own Regulations in Absence of FAA Drone Policies Says Gardere’s Beverly Godbey
April 8, 2015
Despite a push to speed up the Federal Aviation Administration’s approval of commercial drone use in the United States, the reality is that drones already are being flown on a daily basis throughout the country for
 
Same-Sex Couples in Texas Remain in FMLA Limbo Notes Family Law Attorney Amber Liddell Alwais
April 7, 2015
Although same-sex couples in the rest of the country are now eligible for benefits provided by the Family and Medical Leave Act, same-sex couples in Texas may have to wait a bit longer to become eligible. As of March 27,
 
Lufthansa’s Admission Could Be Costly, Predicts Simon Greenstone’s Ron McCallum
April 6, 2015
Now that Lufthansa has revealed it was notified that Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz suffered a “serious depressive episode” several years ago, the prospect of the company facing astronomical damages for last
 
Gardere Victory Makes the National Law Journal's Top 100 Verdicts Listing
April 3, 2015
HOUSTON – Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP’s $27.3 million victory on behalf of Firm client Curocom Energy LLC has been recognized among the National Law Journal’s “Top 100 Verdicts of 2014.”
 
Seven Munck Wilson Mandala Attorneys Named to 2015 Texas Rising Stars List
April 3, 2015
DALLAS – The technology-focused law firm Munck Wilson Mandala LLP is pleased to announce that seven of the firm’s attorneys have been named to the 2015 Texas Rising Stars list of exceptional young lawyers. The
 
Houston Trial Lawyers Wesley Todd Ball, Kyle Farrar Earn Rare Honors
April 2, 2015
HOUSTON – After building one of the region’s hottest trial law firms and earning a string of record verdicts against tire, automotive and product manufacturers, Farrar & Ball, LLP, founders Kyle Farrar and
 
Gardere Promotes Five New Partners
April 2, 2015
AUSTIN/DALLAS/HOUSTON – Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is pleased to announce that Firm Attorneys Nanette K. Beaird, Matt Crockett, Mary Elizondo Frazier, Adam C. Hull and Eunice Song have been elected to partnership
 
Midland Energy Tech Company Seeks Millions from Late Employee’s Estate
April 1, 2015
MIDLAND, Texas – Oilfield well-completion company Peak Completion Technologies Inc. has sued the estate of its late co-founder Ray Hofman, arguing he siphoned millions from the company for extravagant personal spending
 
Donald C. McCleary Gardere Leadership Scholarship Awarded to SMU Student Angela Oliver
April 1, 2015
DALLAS – Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP presented the 2015 Donald C. McCleary Gardere Leadership Scholarship to law student Angela Oliver at the Dallas Bar Foundation Fellows Luncheon on April 1. Ms. Oliver is a second-year
 
Two High-Profile Dallas Trial Boutiques Announce Merger
April 1, 2015
DALLAS – Two prominent Dallas trial firms are announcing a merger to form Gruber Hurst Elrod Johansen Hail Shank LLP, one of the largest litigation-focused boutiques in Texas. The merger of Gruber Hurst Johansen Hail
 
Gruber Hurst Attorney Shonn Brown Featured in Live Interview with Fox 4 on Student Threat Policies
March 30, 2015
Attorney Shonn Brown on Student Threats Broadcast March 24 In the school environment, the school is in control of what happens there. The parents should look to avenues outside of the educational environment, whether or not
 
Patent Attorneys Adam Sanderson and Bill Munck Discuss Impact of PTAB Lawsuits with The Texas Lawbook
March 30, 2015
Is PTAB Biting into Eastern District Patent Caseload? Published March 27 “Every patent litigator, whether the plaintiff or defendant, must recognize that even though a case may be initially filed in district court, the
 
‘Celebration! White Rock’ Promises to be Bigger, Better in 2015
March 30, 2015
DALLAS – Just 10 days out from the second annual Celebration! White Rock, the event has already more than doubled its sponsorship income and is on track to beat the number of race registrations from last year by 50
 
East Texas Law Firm Now Ward, Smith & Hill, PLLC
March 27, 2015
Ward & Smith, one of East Texas’ leading trial law firms, has added longtime firm partner Wesley Hill to the firm name at the newly renamed Ward, Smith & Hill, PLLC. Hill has tried almost a dozen of his more
 
Maryann Zaki of Sutherland Asbill & Brennan Cautions Texas Businesses to Beware of New California Regs
March 27, 2015
California is stepping up its already aggressive warnings on products that the state’s regulators view as potentially hazardous to health. The new warnings are proposed amendments to California’s Proposition 65.
 
Ruling in NCAA Appeal May Impact Every Industry Says Houston Attorney Eugene Egdorf
March 26, 2015
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco recently heard oral arguments in the landmark case against the NCAA over restrictions on what student-athletes can receive in exchange for participating in college
 
Dallas Attorney David Walsh Cautions That Court Ruling Clears Hurdles for Health Care Arbitration Agreements
March 26, 2015
The recent ruling by the Supreme Court of Texas that patients can be more easily compelled to sign arbitration agreements before they get medical care likely will have a significant effect on Lone Star state health care
 
Fossil Gate Farms’ Mr Yella Fella to be Inducted into Palomino Hall of Fame
March 24, 2015
ARGYLE, Texas – Fossil Gate Farms is proud to announce that legendary halter sire Mr Yella Fella will be inducted into the Palomino Horse Breeders of America Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame honor will be awarded at the
 
Trial Lawyer Michael Hurst of Gruber Hurst Comments on Super Bowl Seating Case for The Dallas Morning News
March 23, 2015
Dallas jury awards $76,000 to Super Bowl plaintiffs, finds no fraud by NFL Published March 12 If attorneys’ fees can be awarded, Hurst said, that encourages the lawyers and plaintiffs to pursue the litigation. In this
 
Houston Chronicle Quotes Sutherland Partner David Baay in Transocean Appeal Article
March 23, 2015
Transocean loses appeal in safety board subpoena case Published March 12 "The Chemical Safety Board - an agency with no rule-making or enforcement authority, and one that struggles to survive from year to year - will now be
 
East Texas Commercial Litigator Bruce Smith of Ward, Smith & Hill Selected to American College of Trial Lawyers
March 23, 2015
LONGVIEW, Texas – Attorney Bruce A. Smith, a name partner at the East Texas law firm Ward, Smith & Hill, PLLC, has been inducted into the prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers. Mr. Smith has established an
 
Sutherland Attorney Travis McCullough Says Financing Options Still Exist in Oil Downturn
March 20, 2015
Amid the oil price downturn, many producers are looking for cash. However, many banks and other lending sources are paring back lending since no one knows for sure when or if prices will turn around. “There are
 
AZA Partner Tim Shelby Earns Martindale-Hubbell’s Highest Peer Review Ranking
March 18, 2015
HOUSTON – Commercial litigator Tim Shelby of Houston’s Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, has earned Martindale-Hubbell’s AV Preeminent peer review rating, the highest rating
 
David Walsh of Chamblee Ryan Provides Insights to Law360 on Arbitration Agreements
March 17, 2015
Texas Health Care Providers Weigh Arbitration Agreements Published March 9 David Walsh of Chamblee Ryan Kershaw & Anderson PC, whose practice includes defending medical malpractice claims, said the TMLA's arbitration
 
East Texas’ Ward & Smith Adds Longtime Partner to Firm Name; Now Ward, Smith & Hill, PLLC
March 17, 2015
LONGVIEW, Texas – Ward & Smith, one of East Texas’ leading trial law firms, is adding longtime firm partner Wesley Hill to the firm name. Ward & Smith Law Firm is now Ward, Smith & Hill, PLLC. Mr.
 
National Law Journal Article on ACA Mentions Amicus Brief by Hicks Thomas' Eric Grant
March 16, 2015
ACA Battle Lines Are Drawn Published February 9 Their brief, written by Eric Grant of Hicks Thomas in Sacramento, recites the theory in all its parts, focusing especially on the government's interpretation of words and
 
Gruber Hurst’s Jeff Erler Comments on Prime Prep Assault Case for The Dallas Morning News
March 16, 2015
Prime Prep sued over firing, assault Published March 1 Jeff Erler, a partner at Gruber Hurst Johansen Hail Shank in Dallas who is not involved in the lawsuit, said there are several reasons to sue an organization
 
Dallas Morning News Features Munck Wilson Mandala's Multimillion TAOS Court Win
March 13, 2015
Plano-based TAOS wins $58.7 million judgment Published March 8 “Intersil had the opportunity and ability to buy TAOS but instead chose to embark on a course of conduct that involved lying, cheating and stealing,”
 
Michelle O’Neil of Godwin Lewis Analyzes Same-Sex Marriage Case with Texas Lawyer
March 13, 2015
The Wedding Planner: a Step-By-Step Legal Analysis of State’s First Same-Sex Marriage Published March 2 Family law attorney Michelle May O’Neil, who’s not involved in the case, said the plaintiffs’
 
CBS MarketWatch Story on Oil-Related Bankruptcies Includes John Melko of Gardere
March 13, 2015
U.S. oil regions are bracing for more bankruptcies Published March 10 “We're seeing ripples, but we're not seeing waves crashing on the shore," said John Melko, an attorney who specializes in financial restructuring
 
Tim Shelby of AZA Quoted in Dallas Morning News Article on Ziosk Lawsuit
March 13, 2015
Denton County man sues Dallas company, claims he invented pay-at-the-table tablets adopted by Chili's Published March 3 The token payment of $100 “made the contract legally enforceable,” said Silver’s
 
Dallas Attorney Shonn Brown Named to Savoy Magazine’s List of the Nation’s Top 100 Black Lawyers
March 12, 2015
DALLAS – Noted Dallas trial attorney A. Shonn Brown of Gruber Hurst Johansen Hail Shank LLP has been recognized by Savoy Magazine as one of the “Most Influential Black Lawyers” in America in the
 
Sayles Werbner Attorneys Recognized in 2015 Texas Rising Stars Listing
March 12, 2015
DALLAS – Five attorneys from Dallas’ Sayles Werbner are being recognized among the top young lawyers in the state in the 2015 Texas Rising Stars list based on their courtroom work in Texas and across the United
 
Five Attorneys From Dallas Office of Deans & Lyons Named to Texas Rising Stars List
March 11, 2015
DALLAS – All five eligible attorneys at Dallas-based Deans & Lyons, LLP, have earned selection to the 2015 Texas Rising Stars listing of the state’s top young lawyers. Selected to the 2015 list are partner
 
Lanier Law Firm Named to Plaintiffs' Hot List
March 11, 2015
The editors of The National Law Journal have selected Houston-based The Lanier Law Firm as one of only 12 U.S. firms on the 2015 Plaintiffs’ Hot List. Led by founder Mark Lanier, The Lanier Law Firm was recognized for
 
Alex Brauer from Dallas’ Bailey Brauer Named to Texas Rising Stars List
March 10, 2015
DALLAS – Attorney Alexander M. Brauer, a name partner in the Dallas trial and appellate boutique Bailey Brauer PLLC, has been recognized on the 2015 Texas Rising Stars list for his work in litigation matters. This is
 
Nineteen Gardere Attorneys Named To 2015 Texas Rising Stars List
March 10, 2015
AUSTIN/DALLAS/HOUSTON – Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is pleased to announce that 19 of the Firm’s attorneys have been selected to the 2015 Texas Rising Stars list. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of lawyers in
 
Dallas Attorneys from Fanning Harper Martinson Brandt & Kutchin Named Among Texas’ Best Young Lawyers
March 10, 2015
DALLAS – Attorneys Joshua A. Skinner and Francisco J. Valenzuela from the Dallas law firm Fanning Harper Martinson Brandt & Kutchin, P.C., have been selected to the 2015 Texas Rising Stars list, marking the sixth
 
Houston Energy Litigator Jack Massey Discusses Feds, Industry Struggle with Oil Train Safety
March 10, 2015
Safety concerns about trains carrying crude oil are leading to tougher regulations. The latest accident occurred Feb. 16 in West Virginia when a train containing highly volatile Bakken shale oil derailed and exploded,
 
Garlock Asbestos Settlement Tied to Quality of Opposing Lawyers, ‘High Risk’ Facts, Venue
March 9, 2015
DALLAS – Recently released documents in the Garlock Sealing Technologies’ bankruptcy show that the company decided to settle asbestos claims filed by attorneys from Simon Greenstone Panatier Bartlett, PC, partly
 
Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson Attorneys Named to 2015 Texas Rising Stars List
March 9, 2015
DALLAS – Four attorneys from the Texas-based Family Law boutique Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson, LLP, have been named to the 2015 Texas Rising Stars listing of the state’s top young lawyers. Dallas