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Simon Greenstone: Recent $1M Verdict Confirms Asbestos Still a Danger
February 22, 2016
A Philadelphia federal jury has awarded $1 million to the estate and widow of a Pennsylvania millwright who died of mesothelioma after exposure to asbestos products on the job. The Feb. 9 award is the sixth mesothelioma
 
Dallas Data Privacy, Security Attorney Matt Yarbrough Discusses Concerns with iPhone Ruling
February 19, 2016
Alarms are being raised among many smartphone and cell phone users following this week’s federal court ruling that Apple Inc. must help the FBI break into an encrypted cellphone used by one of the terrorists in the
 
Dallas Law Firm Gardner Haas Adds Litigator Jeremy Camp as Partner
February 18, 2016
DALLAS – The trial law firm Gardner Haas PLLC has added experienced commercial litigator Jeremy Camp as a partner. To see Mr. Camp’s full bio, click here: http://gardnerhaas.com/bio-camp.php Mr. Camp joins
 
AZA Named Among Both Top Energy, Top IP Law Firms in Houston Law Guide
February 18, 2016
HOUSTON – Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, has been ranked among both the top energy and top intellectual property (IP) law firms in the 2016 edition of the Houston Business Journal Law
 
Dallas’ Caldwell Cassady & Curry Promotes Justin Nemunaitis to Principal
February 17, 2016
DALLAS – The Dallas law firm Caldwell Cassady & Curry has promoted associate Justin T. Nemunaitis to principal in recognition of his outstanding legal work and leadership at the firm. Like all the attorneys at
 
Eastern District of Texas Bar Association Announces 2016 Officers, Directors
February 17, 2016
PLANO, Texas – The Eastern District of Texas Bar Association has kicked off its 20th year by selecting some of the state’s top attorneys as officers and directors for 2016. The Eastern District Bar is dedicated
 
Mortgage Contracting Services Celebrates 30 Years as Leader in Property Preservation and Valuation Services
February 16, 2016
PLANO, Texas – Mortgage Contracting Services, LLC (MCS), a nationwide provider of property preservation, inspections, REO property maintenance and valuations for the financial services industry, is proud to celebrate
 
AZA Secures Another Multimillion-Dollar Victory for National Oilwell Varco
February 12, 2016
HOUSTON – A Houston state court jury this week returned a take-nothing verdict in favor of National Oilwell Varco, L.P., (NYSE: NOV), after finding that a former employee who sought more than $20 million in damages was
 
Philadelphia Jury Awards $1 Million in Millwright’s Asbestos Exposure Death
February 12, 2016
PHILADELPHIA and STAMFORD, Conn. – A Philadelphia federal court jury has awarded $1.085 million in damages to the estate and widow of a millwright from Zelienople, Pennsylvania, who died of mesothelioma after working
 
Burns Charest Files Lawsuit Calling for Clean-Up of ‘Toxic Stew’ in Lafayette, Louisiana
February 10, 2016
Landowners with property surrounding a 40-acre former rail yard in downtown Lafayette, Louisiana, have filed a lawsuit seeking to force the former and current owners to clean up the site, saying the area contains a
 
Real Estate Investment by Foreigners on Radar of U.S. Regulators Says Attorney Thomas Fox
February 9, 2016
U.S. regulators recently have signaled they will target questionable real estate investments by foreign shell companies, says Houston lawyer and consultant Thomas Fox, who specializes in the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act at
 
Former Fortune 500 General Counsel David Black Joins Carrington Coleman in Dallas
February 9, 2016
DALLAS – The Dallas-based law firm Carrington, Coleman, Sloman & Blumenthal, LLP, has bolstered its corporate transaction and counseling services with the addition of former Fortune 500 general counsel David W.
 
US Crackdown Hampering Mexico Bank Transactions According to Jaime Treviño of J.A. Treviño Abogados
February 8, 2016
Warnings from bank regulators have prompted U.S. banks to cut off customers in Mexico who rely on cross-border transactions in dollars. Some global banks are now wary of dealing with Mexican banks and their customers out of
 
Dallas Firm Wins Second Patent Infringement Verdict Against Apple for VirnetX
February 5, 2016
Attorneys with the Dallas law firm Caldwell Cassady & Curry, PC won a $625.6 million verdict earlier this week in favor of Nevada-based VirnetX Holding Corp. in a patent infringement lawsuit against technology giant
 
AZA, Firm Attorneys Again Earn Chambers USA Commercial Litigation Honors
February 5, 2016
HOUSTON – The Houston trial law firm Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, again has earned recognition among the nation’s top commercial litigation firms in Texas in the 2016 edition of
 
Ward, Smith & Hill Helps VirnetX Win $625.6 Million Verdict in Eastern District
February 4, 2016
TYLER, Texas – Attorneys from the East Texas law firm Ward, Smith & Hill, PLLC, helped Zephyr Cove, Nevada-based VirnetX (NYSE MKT: VHC) win a $625.6 million patent infringement verdict against technology
 
VirnetX Wins $625.6 Million Patent Infringement Verdict Against Apple in East Texas
February 3, 2016
TYLER, Texas – Attorneys with the Dallas law firm Caldwell Cassady & Curry won a $625.6 million verdict today in favor of Nevada-based VirnetX Holding Corp. (NYSE MKT: VHC) in a patent infringement lawsuit against
 
Louisiana Case Seeks Clean-Up of Contaminated Lafayette Property
February 3, 2016
LAFAYETTE, Louisiana – Landowners with property surrounding a 40-acre former rail yard in downtown Lafayette have filed a claim seeking to force the former and current owners to clean up the site, saying the area
 
Sutherland Grows Texas Energy Practice in Houston and Austin with Eight Recent Appointments and Moves
February 3, 2016
HOUSTON (February 3, 2016)—Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is broadening its Texas energy practice by adding two experienced lawyers in Houston and an accomplished energy regulatory attorney in the firm’s
 
Androvett Legal Media & Marketing Hires Social Media Strategist
February 2, 2016
DALLAS and HOUSTON – The Texas-based legal public relations and marketing firm Androvett Legal Media & Marketing is proud to announce the addition of Holly Scimeca as the firm’s new Social Media Strategist
 
Austin Attorney Kevin Terrazas Earns Board Certification in Civil Appellate Law
February 1, 2016
AUSTIN – Accomplished trial and appellate lawyer Kevin Terrazas of the Austin, Texas-based litigation firm Weisbart Springer Hayes LLP has been Board Certified in Civil Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal
 
St. Louis Jury Awards $4.1 Million in Asbestos Death of Wisconsin Electrician
February 1, 2016
ST. LOUIS – A St. Louis jury has awarded $4.1 million in damages to the widow of an electrician from Westfield, Wisconsin, who died of complications from mesothelioma, a deadly lung cancer caused by exposure to
 
Missouri Supreme Court Affirms City of St. Louis Venue for GM Ignition Switch Cases
January 27, 2016
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri – The Supreme Court of Missouri ruled yesterday in favor of vehicle owners who are suing General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) over an ignition switch defect that led to at least 169 deaths and forced
 
Rose•Walker Law Firm Adds Attorney Faith Eaton in Dallas
January 26, 2016
The national trial and business law firm Rose•Walker LLP has added attorney Faith Eaton in the firm’s Dallas office. Her practice will involve all aspects of commercial litigation, including business litigation,
 
Leading Supply Chain, Franchise and Restaurant Industry Attorneys Join Gardere in Dallas and New Denver Office
January 26, 2016
DALLAS/DENVER – Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is pleased to announce that Partners Joyce Mazero and Leonard H. (Len) MacPhee will lead the Firm’s Global Supply Network Industry Team from its Dallas and new Denver
 
AZA’s Joe Ahmad Stresses Importance of Keeping Trade Secrets Secret
January 26, 2016
The recent guilty plea of former St. Louis Cardinals scouting director Chris Correa for his unauthorized access of a protected computer owned by the Houston Astros serves as a strong reminder for businesses that their
 
GODWIN Employment Attorney Elisaveta Dolghih Looks at Question of Role of Perception In Discrimination Matters
January 25, 2016
The question at the heart of U.S. Supreme Court oral arguments heard this week in Heffernan v. City of Paterson is whether a city government can legally discriminate or retaliate against an employee based on a mistaken
 
Austin’s Weisbart Springer Hayes Promotes Attorney Sara Janes to Partner
January 22, 2016
AUSTIN, Texas – The Austin-based litigation firm Weisbart Springer Hayes LLP has promoted Sara Janes to firm partner based on her leadership abilities and successful work for clients in a variety of litigation
 
Androvett NewsWire: January 21, 2016: Political Discrimination | Cyber Weaknesses | Rose•Walker Addition
January 21, 2016
In Discrimination Is Perception Reality? The question at the heart of U.S. Supreme Court oral arguments heard this week in Heffernan v. City of Paterson is whether a city government can legally discriminate or retaliate
 
Houston Attorney Alan York Named New Managing Shareholder for Texas Law Firm GODWIN PC
January 15, 2016
The Texas-based trial and appellate law firm GODWIN PC has named Houston appellate attorney and Firm President R. Alan York as Managing Shareholder and Chief Operating Officer. Firm Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
 
Oil Volatility Spurring Commodity Deal Disputes Says David Baay of Sutherland Asbill
January 15, 2016
The oil price collapse has sparked an increase in disputes over failed commodity deals, and now new turmoil in the Middle East may lead to further volatility. David Baay, an energy litigator in the Houston office of
 
David Wishnew Named Partner at Dallas Law Firm Gruber Hurst Elrod Johansen Hail Shank
January 15, 2016
DALLAS – The Dallas-based law firm Gruber Hurst Elrod Johansen Hail Shank LLP has named David F. Wishnew as a Partner of the firm, one of largest litigation boutiques in Texas. “This is a validation of
 
Houston Trial Lawyer John Kim Debuts New Business Law Video
January 14, 2016
HOUSTON – Houston trial lawyer John H. Kim, founder of The Kim Law Firm, has released a new animated video touting the business acumen and legal skills he employs to help corporations successfully resolve legal
 
Dallas’ Munck Wilson Mandala Adds Noted Litigator Shain Khoshbin as Partner
January 14, 2016
DALLAS – Dallas-based technology law firm, Munck Wilson Mandala LLP, is pleased to announce the addition of accomplished attorney Shain Khoshbin as a partner in the firm’s Litigation Group. Mr. Khoshbin is an
 
Vehicle Sales Driving Dealership Mergers According to Dallas Attorney John Shackelford
January 13, 2016
Cars and trucks flew off the lots at U.S. auto dealerships at a record rate in 2015, with December posting the highest sales rate of the record year. Strong demand from consumers corresponded with a number of dealership
 
Gardere Partners Write Commentary on FCPA Compliance for Pharmaceutical Compliance Monitor
January 13, 2016
Getting to Know Your Business Partners: FCPA Due Diligence on Third Parties Published January 11 There is no one-size-fits-all approach to conducting anti-corruption due diligence. The level and amount of due diligence to
 
Dallas, Los Angeles Trial Firms Merge to Form Skiermont Derby
January 12, 2016
The Dallas-based intellectual property trial boutique Skiermont Puckett LLP has merged with Los Angeles-based commercial litigation boutique Derby Curtis LLP to form Skiermont Derby LLP, with offices in both cities.
 
Sutherland Expands Energy and Commodities Practice in Houston with Counsel Daniel LeFort
January 12, 2016
HOUSTON—Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP announced today that Daniel P. LeFort has joined the firm’s Energy, Environmental and Commodities Practice Group as a counsel in the Houston office. Prior to joining
 
New Godwin Managing Shareholder Profiled in Texas Lawyer
January 8, 2016
Alan York New Managing Shareholder of Godwin PC Published January 8 York said his appointment as managing shareholder shows the firm's commitment to the Houston market and to help the office grow. York joined the firm in
 
Houston Attorney Joe Ahmad Offers Deposition Tips
January 8, 2016
Camille Cosby, wife of comedy legend Bill Cosby, may have received a reprieve for now when a magistrate judge delayed her deposition in a civil defamation case. However, it’s a safe bet she will be called to testify at
 
Texas-based GODWIN PC Names R. Alan York Managing Shareholder, COO
January 7, 2016
DALLAS – The Texas-based trial and appellate law firm GODWIN PC has named Houston appellate attorney and Firm President R. Alan York as Managing Shareholder and Chief Operating Officer, effective January 6, 2016.
 
Androvett NewsWire: January 7, 2016: Commodity Turbulence | Auto Dealership Mergers | Cosby Deposition
January 7, 2016
Oil Volatility Spurs Commodity Deal Disputes The oil price collapse has sparked an increase in disputes over failed commodity deals, and now new turmoil in the Middle East may lead to further volatility. David Baay, an
 
Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson Earns National ‘Best Law Firms’ Honors
January 6, 2016
DALLAS – For the seventh consecutive year, the respected Texas Family Law boutique Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson, LLP, has earned recognition among the nation’s “Best Law Firms” as
 
Dallas, Los Angeles Trial Boutiques Combine to Form Skiermont Derby
January 5, 2016
DALLAS, LOS ANGELES – The Dallas-based intellectual property trial boutique Skiermont Puckett LLP has merged with Los Angeles-based commercial litigation boutique Derby Curtis LLP to form Skiermont Derby LLP with
 
Chamblee Ryan’s Peyton Inge Discusses Driver eLogs as They Prepare to Become Law of the Land
December 22, 2015
An estimated 3 million commercial drivers must now electronically record their hours behind the wheel under a new government rule designed to prevent driver fatigue. Special devices automatically record driving time by
 
Houston Attorney Joshua Belcher Sees Bright Future Ahead for Renewable Energy
December 21, 2015
The recent signing of the historic U.N. climate accord – if its goals are actually met – means that much of the burning of coal, oil and natural gas for energy would end over the next half-century. It’s
 
Texas Jury Awards Central Freight Lines $1.85 Million in Breach of Contract Case
December 18, 2015
ROCKWALL, Texas – A Texas state court jury in Rockwall County has returned a $1.85 million verdict in favor of Waco-based Central Freight Lines, finding that a local company breached its contract to provide Central
 
Dallas Attorney Rakhee Patel Cautions That Interest Rate Hike Could Profoundly Impact Energy
December 18, 2015
Some are lauding the Federal Reserve’s just-announced short-term interest rate hike as a vote of confidence in the U.S. economy, but the higher rates could cause significant repercussions for the already-shaky energy
 
Androvett NewsWire: December 18, 2015: Interest Rate Impact | Truck Driver eLogs | Top Legal Headlines
December 17, 2015
Interest Rate Hike's Profound Impact on Energy Some are lauding the short-term interest rate hike announced yesterday by the Federal Reserve as a vote of confidence for the U.S. economy, but the higher rates could bring
 
Appellate Lawyer Katherine Elrich Joins Cobb Martinez Woodward in Dallas
December 14, 2015
DALLAS – Noted appellate attorney and litigator Katherine Elrich has joined the Dallas-based commercial litigation firm Cobb Martinez Woodward PLLC. Ms. Elrich has 17 years of experience in significant post-trial and
 
Global Trade Magazine Publishes Gardere International Trade Co-Chairs’ Article on Compliance Issues in Iran and Cuba
December 14, 2015
Sanctions compliance Issues for Non-U.S. Companies Published December 8, 2015 Foreign companies or affiliates of U.S.-based companies may not be aware that they may be subject to U.S. sanctions laws, including programs on
 
Rigzone Explores FCPA Compliance Issues in Mexico with Attorney Tom Fox
December 11, 2015
Anti-Corruption Strategies Still Key to Navigating Mexican Energy Sector Published November 5 Security issues in Mexico, which can be life-threatening, are a greater risk. But corruption or the perception of corruption
 
Environmental Lawyer Scott Deatherage Pens Article on Environment, Economy and Technology for Texas Lawyer
December 11, 2015
How Disruptive Technology Can Provide Money-Making Emissions Reductions Published November 5 The title for this article may seem crazy to many, particularly in a political season marked with fights over climate change and
 
Texas’ Top Legal Stories of 2015: From Clocks to Ice Cream
December 10, 2015
DALLAS & HOUSTON – From politicians in hot water to tainted ice cream to the international furor over a student’s homemade clock, Texas was at the center of some of the country’s top legal news
 
Survey Reveals Challenges for Compliance Pros Says Attorney Thomas Fox
December 10, 2015
A recent global survey of 200 compliance professionals reveals their concerns about increased risks and the challenges confronting them. The Risk Advisory Group survey, released last week, identifies increased regulation,
 
Law 360 Covers Trade Secret Litigation As Related to Oil Prices with Dallas Attorney Michael Hurst
December 9, 2015
3 Kinds Of Legal Battles Being Fueled By Low Oil Prices Published October 30 That includes work the employees themselves may have performed, according to Michael Hurst, a partner at Texas litigation firm Gruber Hurst Elrod
 
International Trade Co-Chairs at Gardere Publish Cuban Trade Article in Global Trade Magazine
December 9, 2015
Is Cuba Really Open for Business? Published December 3 In reality, despite the recent announcement of sanctions relief, most transactions with Cuba remain prohibited. So, while U.S. companies may apply for licenses for
 
Texas Lawyer Honors Rusty Hardin with Lifetime Achievement Honor
December 9, 2015
Lifetime Achiever: Rusty Hardin Published November 2 The 73-year-old criminal defense and criminal litigation attorney has only increased in stature. His client list includes ExxonMobil; Rice University; The Venetian
 
Texas Appeal Could Change Trade Secret Cases
December 8, 2015
The Texas Supreme Court has agreed to hear arguments in a case that may well impact trade secret theft lawsuits statewide and provide a blueprint for other states on an untested question. In January, the high court will
 
Houston Attorney Sheryl Falk Discusses Cyber Liability Law
December 7, 2015
Despite the rise in cyberattacks in the United States, Congress has been slow to react to a proposed federal law prescribing how private data is handled and how consumers should be notified of a breach. “However, just
 
Dallas White-Collar, Criminal Defense Lawyer John Teakell Named to Best Attorneys of America
December 4, 2015
DALLAS – Noted Texas white-collar and criminal defense lawyer John Teakell has been selected for membership in Rue Ratings’ Best Attorneys of America, an honor earned by less than 1 percent of practicing lawyers
 
Texas Supreme Court to Decide NOV Defendant’s Right to Hear Evidence in Trade Secret Dispute
December 3, 2015
HOUSTON – In a case with potential implications for other trade secret disputes, the Texas Supreme Court will decide whether a plaintiff has the right to exclude the company it is suing from hearing key evidence
 
Androvett NewsWire: December 3, 2015: Restructuring Risks | Cyber Liability | Trade Secret Theft
December 3, 2015
Energy Firm Owners at Risk in Restructurings The sinking oil price isn’t just putting over-leveraged companies at risk. It’s also threatening individual investors and managers who own equity in energy firms that
 
Simon Greenstone Panatier Barlett Offers $50,000 in Scholarships
November 25, 2015
The nationally recognized trial law firm Simon Greenstone Panatier Bartlett, PC, is again offering $50,000 in scholarships to Dallas County students whose lives have been disrupted by cancer. The law firm awarded $10,000
 
Dallas’ Charla Aldous Earns Lifetime Achievement Award, Named to Austin College Board of Trustees, Dallas 500 Business Leaders List
November 24, 2015
DALLAS – Prominent trial lawyer Charla Aldous of Dallas’ Aldous\Walker has been named one of 22 recipients of Texas Lawyer newspaper’s 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award. The honorees are described by the
 
Trans-Pacific Deal Sets Data Sharing Rules Says Houston Attorney Mark Thibodeaux
November 24, 2015
Among the areas covered by the recently unveiled Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement are data sharing and cybersecurity protections. The agreement allows for cross-border sharing of data and prevents laws
 
Dallas Medical Products Company ThermoTek Wins $9.6 Million in Fraud Case
November 23, 2015
DALLAS – U.S. District Judge Sidney Fitzwater has entered a judgment of $9.6 million for medical products manufacturer ThermoTek Inc. after a jury found that a competitor fraudulently obtained the company’s
 
Law Firms Placing New Priority on Data Security Says Joe Kelly of Legal Workspace
November 23, 2015
Data security has become the No.1 concern of law firms nationwide, according to a recent survey of International Legal Technology Association members. According to the report, “security” replaced “email
 
Appellate Attorney Chad Ruback Predicts Religious Objections May Give Zubik Advantage
November 20, 2015
U.S. Supreme Court precedent suggests that those who are challenging the Affordable Care Act on religious grounds might have the upper hand, says Dallas appellate attorney Chad Ruback. The high court recently agreed to
 
Tarrant County Trial Lawyers Association Honors Steve Laird with Outstanding Trial Lawyer Award
November 19, 2015
FORT WORTH, Texas – Noted truck accident lawyer Steve Laird of Fort Worth’s Law Offices of Steven C. Laird is being honored by fellow members of the Tarrant County Trial Lawyers Association with the 2015 H.G.
 
Jury Clears Texas Veterinarian in Lawsuit over Rabid Dog that Bit Owner
November 19, 2015
PARIS, Texas – A negligence and liability lawsuit brought by a man who was bitten by his own rabid dog at a veterinary clinic in Paris, Texas, has been effectively dismissed after a Lamar County jury found the owner
 
Dallas Attorney Frank Branson Says Oilfield Budget Cuts Take Deadly Toll
November 19, 2015
On-the-job fatalities for oil and gas workers increased 27 percent last year, with Texas accounting for half of all oilfield fatalities in the U.S., according to a recent federal study. The increase underscores the
 
Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson Attorneys Named Among Dallas 500 Business Leaders
November 18, 2015
DALLAS – Three attorneys from the Texas-based Family Law boutique Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson, LLP, have been selected by the editors of D CEO magazine for the inaugural edition of the Dallas 500, which
 
Dallas Attorney Caleena Svatek Discusses Concerns over EEOC’s DNA Proposal
November 18, 2015
Under a newly proposed Equal Employment Opportunity Commission rule, companies with voluntary wellness programs could offer participating employees a savings of up to 30 percent off the cost of their group health plans. But
 
Sutherland Asbill & Brennan Law Firm Designs Free Texas Courts Mobile App
November 17, 2015
The law firm Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP, which has offices in Houston and Austin, has launched a new mobile app that provides extensive user-friendly information on Texas civil courts. And it’s free.
 
Simon Greenstone Files RICO Counterclaim against Garlock Sealing Technologies
November 16, 2015
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The law firm Simon Greenstone Panatier Bartlett, PC, filed a counterclaim today in federal court alleging violations of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) and other claims
 
Former Texas Federal Judge T. John Ward Earns Lifetime Achievement Awards
November 16, 2015
LONGVIEW, Texas – Accomplished attorney and former U.S. District Judge T. John Ward of Longview, Texas-based Ward, Smith & Hill, PLLC, is being honored by the top two legal publications in Texas based on his
 
VW’s ‘Goodwill’ Gesture Falls Short According to Dallas Attorney Warren Burns
November 16, 2015
Volkswagen is offering a “goodwill package” of $500 in the form of a prepaid credit card and another $500 in dealer credit to almost 500,000 U.S. owners of its diesel cars as a stopgap measure while the automaker
 
Dallas’ Southwest Securities Hit with $5.45 Million Fraud Verdict
November 13, 2015
DALLAS – A Dallas County jury has returned an actual damages verdict totaling more than $5.45 million in favor of local investment firms Gerritsen Beach Investments Ltd. and SSST Riviera Investments Ltd. after finding
 
Ethics Expert Jonathan Smaby Says Shooting is Important Reminder of Dangers Judges Face
November 13, 2015
The disclosure that authorities have identified a “person of interest” in the Nov. 6 shooting of a Travis County judge may have helped calm some fears, but it doesn’t diminish the dangers faced by judges
 
Androvett NewsWire: November 12, 2015: Religious Objections | Oilfield Dangers | Pandora’s DNA Box
November 12, 2015
Religious Objections May Give Zubik Advantage U.S. Supreme Court precedent suggests that those who are challenging the Affordable Care Act on religious grounds might have the upper hand, says Dallas appellate attorney Chad
 
Sutherland Launches Texas openCourts Mobile App
November 12, 2015
AUSTIN and HOUSTON (November 12, 2015)—Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP announced today the launch of its Texas openCourts mobile app, the only free app to provide extensive user-friendly information on Texas
 
Houston’s AZA Law Firm, 3 Name Partners Earn Benchmark Litigation Honors
November 11, 2015
HOUSTON – Three name partners from the Houston complex commercial litigation boutique Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, are being recognized as Local Litigation Stars in the 2016 edition
 
Mortgage Contracting Services Names Tracy Hager as Senior Industry Relations Officer, Dave Sunlin as Senior Vice President
November 11, 2015
PLANO, Texas – Mortgage Contracting Services, LLC (MCS), a nationwide provider of property preservation, inspections, REO property maintenance and valuations to the financial services industry, has named Tracy Hager
 
Houston’s AZA Law Firm Defeats Key Motion in Federal Patent Case for Versata
November 10, 2015
AUSTIN, Texas – Lawyers with the Houston complex commercial litigation boutique Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, have won a significant victory for Austin-based client Versata Software
 
Three Gardere Partners Selected to 2015 ‘Who’s Who in Energy’ List
November 6, 2015
DALLAS/HOUSTON – Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is pleased to announce that Dallas Partner Robert Sarfatis and Houston Partners Geoffrey H. Bracken and Alfredo Ramos have earned recognition among the preeminent energy
 
Beaumont’s Provost Umphrey Earns Best Law Firms Title in US News & World Report
November 6, 2015
BEAUMONT, Texas – A long track record of courtroom success on behalf of plaintiffs has earned Beaumont, Texas-based Provost Umphrey Law Firm, L.L.P., the Best Law Firms designation from the publishers of U.S. News
 
Attorneys from Law Offices of Steven C. Laird Named Among Best in Texas
November 5, 2015
FORT WORTH, Texas – Noted Texas truck accident attorneys Steven C. Laird and Wade A. Barrow from Fort Worth’s Law Offices of Steven C. Laird, P.C., have earned selection to the 2015 Texas Super Lawyers list,
 
Munck Wilson Mandala Partners Named to 2016 Edition of Best Lawyers in America©
November 5, 2015
DALLAS – The Dallas law firm Munck Wilson Mandala is pleased to announce that four partners have been named in the 22nd edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, an annual guide that highlights top attorneys in
 
Accomplished Business Attorneys Join Chamblee Ryan in Dallas
November 4, 2015
DALLAS – Four experienced business law attorneys have joined the Dallas-based trial law firm Chamblee, Ryan, Kershaw & Anderson, PC, further strengthening the firm’s capabilities to support business clients
 
Gardere Chair Holly O’Neil and Firm Partner Kevin Kelley Named to The Dallas 500
November 4, 2015
DALLAS – Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is pleased to announce that Gardere Chair Holland N. O’Neil and Real Estate Partner Kevin L. Kelley have been named to The Dallas 500: The Most Powerful Business Leaders in
 
Dallas Law Firm Again Offers $50,000 in Scholarships to Students Affected by Cancer
November 3, 2015
DALLAS – The nationally recognized trial law firm Simon Greenstone Panatier Bartlett, PC, is offering a total of $50,000 in annual scholarships for the second straight year to help further the education of Dallas
 
Trucking Settlement Involving Wes Ball of Farrar & Ball Mentioned in Overdrive Magazine
November 3, 2015
Swift Settles With Owner-Op Following $2.6M Court Order Published October 23 Willoughby’s attorney, Wes Ball, said the settlement is a victory for Willoughby, as the settlement means Swift will not appeal the
 
Houston Litigation Boutique AZA Again Earns ‘Best Law Firms’ National Ranking
November 3, 2015
HOUSTON – The commercial litigation firm Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, is being recognized for the fourth year among the nation’s Best Law Firms by U.S. News & World Report
 
Provost Umphrey, Cook & Logothetis Attorneys Seek Class-Action in VA Unpaid OT Case
November 3, 2015
Advanced practice nurses, physician assistants and other health care workers employed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs are seeking class-action status in a lawsuit that says they have been required to work off the
 
Gardere Earns National Recognition in 2016 ‘Best Law Firms’ Rankings
November 2, 2015
AUSTIN/DALLAS/HOUSTON – Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is pleased to announce that the Firm has been ranked in the 2016 edition of U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms.” The Firm is
 
Gruber Hurst Elrod Partner Shares Associate Training Tips With Law360
November 2, 2015
4 Things You Should Never Say to an Associate Published October 20 Tricia DeLeon, a partner at Gruber Hurst Elrod Johansen Hail Shank LLP, says she asked several associates at her firm and other firms what they hate to hear
 
Former Judge Marilea Lewis Bolsters Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson’s Family Law Expertise
November 2, 2015
Already among the most respected Family Law boutiques in Texas, Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson, LLP, has added even more expertise with the arrival of former state district judge Marilea Lewis and attorney Lon
 
Law360 Talks to Criminal Defense Attorney Nicole Knox About the Law in Film
October 30, 2015
From Atticus To Vinny, Your Favorite Movies About The Law Published October 21 Twelve Angry Men is my favorite legal movie because it shows that the American jury system is the heart of protecting equal justice for all. The
 
Eminent Domain Attorney Luke Ellis Comments on Proposed High-Speed Rail Project for The Dallas Morning News
October 30, 2015
Schnurman: High –speed rail pits urban against rural Published October 19 In Grimes County, the added annual tax revenue would be roughly 10 percent of the current budget, Keith said. Whether that’s used to boost