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Veteran Trial Lawyer Talmage Boston Joins Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley & Norton
October 4, 2017
DALLAS – Prominent trial lawyer Talmage Boston has joined the business and entertainment law firm Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley & Norton, LLP, as a partner in the Dallas office. Mr. Boston has substantial trial and
Family of Brothers Electrocuted in Fort Worth Park File Suit against Oncor
July 27, 2017
DALLAS – The family of two young brothers electrocuted by a downed Oncor power line in a Fort Worth park have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the electric utility company. On March 29, 2017, while exploring a
Jane Robinson to Argue Patent Agent Privilege Before Texas Supreme Court
June 19, 2017
HOUSTON – Appellate and trial lawyer Jane Langdell Robinson of Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, will argue before the Texas Supreme Court that patent agents advising their
Dallas-based Carrington Coleman Adds Patent Law, Estate Planning Attorneys
June 8, 2017
DALLAS – Intellectual property attorney Seth Horwitz and estate planning and probate attorney Catherine Bright Haws have joined the Dallas office of Carrington, Coleman, Sloman & Blumenthal, LLP, as Of Counsel.
Clouse Dunn Attorney Rogge Dunn Speaks to Politico About Baylor Title IX Investigation
October 21, 2016
Education Department opens civil rights investigation at Baylor University Published October 21, 2016 Crawford's complaint, filed on Sept. 26, detailed problems during her two years at the school. Federal investigators met
KDFW FOX 4 News Interviews Lynn Pinker Attorney David Coale About Trump’s Election Comments
October 21, 2016
Patrick, Cruz react to Trump’s refusal to accept election result Published October 20, 2016 Attorney David Coale, an expert in constitutional law, said the constitution spells out who will become
Dallas Attorney Tom Carse of the Carse Law Firm Discusses Natural Gas Safety Valve Excavation
October 19, 2016
Excavators dig up gas lines near site of Waxahachie explosion Published October 17, 2016 Attorney Tom Carse said he uncovered the exact same gas line configuration that his lawsuit claims could lead to another explosion in
The Dallas Morning News Quotes Dallas Attorney Barry Sorrels on DWI Cases
October 19, 2016
Thousands of DWI cases potentially at risk as credibility of DPS lab expert questioned Published October 15, 2016 Longtime Dallas defense attorney Barry Sorrels said the judge's warning to Youngkin, an expert witness for
Dallas Lawyer Deborah Hankinson Among Benchmark Litigation’s Top Texas Appellate Attorneys
October 14, 2016
DALLAS – Widely respected Dallas lawyer Deborah Hankinson has earned recognition in Benchmark Litigation as a Local Litigation Star among Texas appellate attorneys. It is the second time the former Texas Supreme Court
Hilder & Associates Philip Hilder Comments to the Houston Chronicle About Whistleblowers
October 13, 2016
SEC Whistleblower Awards Rise, Surpassing $100 Million Published October 5, 2016 The SEC has elevated whistleblowing to new heights," he said. "No one sets out to be a whistleblower. In essence, the SEC program turns
Dallas Lawyer Named Co-Lead Counsel in Dentists’ Class Action Against 3M
October 13, 2016
PAUL, Minnesota – U.S. District Judge Donovan W. Frank of St. Paul has named Dallas trial lawyer Warren Burns as co-lead counsel in a consolidated group of class-action lawsuits filed by dentists accusing
Houston Chronicle Speaks to Lynn Pinker Cox & Hurst Attorney David Coale About Refinery Lawsuit
October 12, 2016
Marathon Petroleum sues BP over Texas City refinery Published October 1, 2016 The timing of the suit is noteworthy because there's a four-year statute of limitations to sue that expires early next year, said David Coale
Dallas Attorney Mark Ticer Quoted in SE Texas Record
October 11, 2016
Speights & Worrich to ‘significantly downsize,’ barratry class action against firm cited as reason why Published October 10, 2016 Upon learning of the S&W announcement, Mark Ticer, the Dallas attorney
Sutherland Asbill & Brennan Attorney Jack Massey Provides Commentary in Texas Lawyer
October 11, 2016
The Aftermath of Deepwater Horizon: Responding to a Catastrophe Published October 7, 2016 In crisis response, the first priority is coordination. A company responding to a disaster needs to stay ahead of events, responding
AZA Earns National Honors for Best Client Relationships
October 11, 2016
HOUSTON – The Houston-based litigation and intellectual property firm Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, has been named as one of the country’s top law firms for client relations
The Dallas Morning News Quotes Criminal Defense Attorney John Teakell on Paxton Case
October 10, 2016
Federal judge dismisses civil fraud charges against Attorney General Ken Paxton Published October 8, 2016 Criminal defense attorney John Teakell, a former SEC prosecutor, was less optimistic. Noting that the burden of proof
Fort Worth Truck Accident Lawyer Steve Laird Named Among Best in Texas, US
October 7, 2016
FORT WORTH, Texas – Nationally recognized truck accident attorney Steve Laird of Fort Worth’s Law Offices of Steven C. Laird, P.C., once again has been named one of the best lawyers in Texas and the U.S. by the
Talisman Energy Facing Texas Federal Lawsuit Over Unpaid Oil, Gas Royalties
October 7, 2016
VICTORIA, Texas – Attorneys representing oil and gas royalty owners with interests in the Texas Eagle Ford Shale have filed a federal lawsuit against Talisman Energy USA Inc. based on claims that the company
Caldwell Cassady & Curry Attorney Bradley Caldwell Discusses Win Against Apple
October 6, 2016
Three Bites at Apple Leads to $302M Verdict in Eastern District of Texas Published October 5, 2016 The repetition created its own challenges, said Bradley Caldwell, who served as one of VirnetX's lead lawyers at all of the
Rogge Dunn, Client Tell “CBS This Morning” About Baylor Ignoring Title IX Concerns
October 6, 2016
Dunn’s client says Baylor set her up to fail Published October 5, 2016 Crawford’s attorney, Rogge Dunn -- who joined her on “CBS This Morning” -- defended his client’s request for a million
Best Lawyers in America Honors Three from Dallas’ Law Offices of Frank L. Branson
October 6, 2016
DALLAS – The Law Offices of Frank L. Branson in Dallas is proud to announce that firm founder Frank L. Branson and fellow attorneys Debbie Dudley Branson and Thomas Farmer have been selected by their legal peers across
Roberts Markel Real Estate Attorney Marc Markel Talks to FOX News About Fence Laws
October 5, 2016
How to Build a Fence Without Ending Up in a Feud With Your Neighbors Published October 4, 2016 Whether your neighbor can weigh in depends largely on where you live, according to Marc Markel of Roberts Markel Weinberg Butler
Ward, Smith & Hill Helps VirnetX Win $302 Million Texas Patent Verdict
October 5, 2016
TYLER, Texas – For the second time this year, firm founder Johnny Ward of Ward, Smith & Hill, PLLC, has helped a client win a multimillion-dollar patent infringement verdict against technology giant Apple Inc.
Former Baylor Title IX Chief Patty Crawford to Appear on ‘CBS This Morning’
October 5, 2016
DALLAS ---- Patty Crawford, who resigned as Baylor University’s Title IX coordinator late Monday evening, will be appearing on “CBS This Morning” on Oct. 5 to discuss her resignation and the Title IX
Godwin Bowman & Martinez Names Bruce W. Bowman Jr. President and Managing Shareholder
October 5, 2016
DALLAS – Board Certified commercial litigation attorney Bruce W. Bowman Jr. has been named President and Managing Shareholder of the Dallas-based trial and appellate law firm Godwin Bowman & Martinez PC, effective
VirnetX Wins Again Over Apple with $302M Texas Patent Infringement Verdict
October 3, 2016
TYLER, Texas – Attorneys from Dallas’ Caldwell Cassady & Curry have won another multimillion-dollar patent infringement award for Nevada-based VirnetX Holding Corp. (NYSE MKT: VHC) against technology giant
Dallas’ Law Offices of Frank L. Branson Home to Five Texas Super Lawyers Honorees
September 28, 2016
DALLAS – Accomplished trial lawyer Frank L. Branson of The Law Offices of Frank L. Branson in Dallas has earned his 10th consecutive selection as one of the Top 10 lawyers in the state on the annual Texas Super Lawyers
Lanier Law Firm Attorneys Named Among New York’s Best
September 23, 2016
NEW YORK – Eight attorneys from the New York office of The Lanier Law Firm have been named among the best in the state with their listing on the 2016 New York Metro Super Lawyers and New York Metro Rising Stars lists
Houston Chronicle Quotes Jackson Walker Attorney Alfie Meyerson In Article About Energy Giant Moving Out of Tower
September 21, 2016
Namesake tenant departing One Shell Plaza Published September 20, 2016 Alfie Meyerson, a real estate attorney with Jackson Walker, said the sublease market is starting to resemble an "all-you-can-eat buffet" with an
Dallas’ Bailey Brauer Named Among Nation’s Most Feared Law Firms
September 21, 2016
DALLAS – BTI Consulting Group’s 2017 ranking of U.S. law firms that corporate lawyers never want to face in court includes Dallas’ Bailey Brauer PLLC based on the firm’s successful work in high-stakes
Former General Counsel Charles Shewmake Tells Texas Lawyer About Move to Private Practice
September 19, 2016
BNSF General Counsel Leaves for Thompson & Knight Published September 15, 2016 Shewmake, who started at BNSF in 1988 as an intern and has been general counsel since 2008, said he switched to private practice because he
Dallas Attorney Jason Cassady Among Just 20 Texas Lawyers on the Rise
September 19, 2016
DALLAS – Accomplished courtroom attorney Jason D. Cassady of Dallas’ Caldwell Cassady & Curry is one of only 20 young lawyers in the state to be selected to the 2016 Lawyers on the Rise listing by Texas
KDFW FOX 4 Talks to Gruber Elrod Attorney Orrin Harrison About Barratry
September 16, 2016
Dallas councilwoman facing ethics complaint investigation Published September 15, 2016 “It's like ambulance chasing. The barratry laws were written to prohibit non-lawyers soliciting work for a lawyer. The lawyer
Godwin Dallas Attorney Elisaveta Dolghih Quoted in Houston Chronicle
September 16, 2016
Houston pilot alleges discrimination at United Airlines Houston pilot alleges discrimination at United Airlines Published September 15, 2016 Elisaveta Dolghih, Dallas-based senior attorney at Godwin Bowman & Martinez,
AZA Argues Newspaper Defamation Case Before Texas Supreme Court
September 16, 2016
AUSTIN, Texas – Attorney Jane Langdell Robinson, Of Counsel with Houston’s Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, recently argued before the Texas Supreme Court that media reporting on
The Hollywood Reporter Mentions Simon Greenstone Attorney Jeffrey Simon In Article About Movie Lawsuit
September 14, 2016
Lawsuit Claims Paramount Pictures Is Shorting Producers on New Media Profits Lawsuit Claims Paramount Pictures Is Shorting Producers on New Media Profits Published September 7, 2016 Lawsuit Claims Paramount Pictures Is
Deans & Lyons Attorneys Honored Among Best in Texas
September 13, 2016
DALLAS and HOUSTON – Six attorneys from the Texas trial law firm Deans & Lyons, LLP, have earned selection to the 2016 Texas Super Lawyers listing. “From the start, our firm has focused on providing clients
Dallas Attorney Deborah Hankinson Earns Texas Lawyer Lifetime Achievement Award
September 13, 2016
DALLAS – Widely respected Dallas lawyer Deborah Hankinson has earned a Lifetime Achievement Award from the editors of Texas Lawyer in recognition of her career as a Texas Supreme Court justice and her instrumental role
AZA Attorney Nathan Campbell Speaks to Law360 About Houston Janitorial Services Case
September 9, 2016
Texas Union Owes $5.3M For Trashing Houston Janitor Biz Published September 7, 2016 "For the company, this feels like vindication," Nathan Campbell of Ahmad Zavitsanos Anaipakos Alavi & Mensing PC, who represents PJS,
Bailey Brauer Attorney Clayton Bailey Mentioned in Southwest Times Record Article
September 9, 2016
Federal judge dismisses lawsuit against OK foods Published September 4, 2016 According to OK Foods’ attorney in the case, Clayton Bailey of Dallas’ Bailey Brauer PLLC, the company terminated its grower’s
Carrington Coleman Attorney Sara Romine Talks to the Dallas Business Journal About Cybersecurity
September 9, 2016
For businesses, vendor contracts can have huge cybersecurity implications Published September 1, 2016 Not all breaches that originate through a third party are as out there – companies can be at risk and liable when
Arkansas Jury Orders Hankook to Pay $1.2M for Tire Tread Defect Crash
September 9, 2016
MORRILTON, Ark. – An Arkansas jury late Thursday ordered South Korea-based Hankook Tire Co. LTD to pay $1.2 million to a severely injured dump truck driver over an accident caused by a tire tread defect. The verdict
Dallas White-Collar Defense Attorney John R. Teakell Earns Texas Super Lawyers Recognition
September 8, 2016
DALLAS – The Law Office of John R. Teakell is proud to announce that firm founder John Teakell has again been selected by his peers for inclusion on the Texas Super Lawyers list of the state’s most respected
Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson Attorneys Selected to 2016 Texas Super Lawyers List
September 8, 2016
DALLAS and SAN ANTONIO – Ten attorneys from the Family Law boutique Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson, LLP, have been selected to the 2016 Texas Super Lawyers listing, including five lawyers among the Top 100 in
California Lawsuit Claims Paramount Pictures Cheated Producer of Star-Studded Film ‘Middle Men’
September 7, 2016
LOS ANGELES – The producer of the major motion picture “Middle Men” has filed a breach of contract lawsuit against Paramount Pictures based on claims the studio failed to properly distribute and promote the
Dallas Attorney Tom Carse Talks to KDFW Fox 4 About Lawsuit Against Atmos Energy
September 7, 2016
Waxahachie explosion victims sue Atmos Energy “The excess flow valve, if installed and located correctly, functions to shut off the gas when a line is severed,” says Dallas attorney Tom Carse. View the story at
Legge, Farrow, Kimmitt, McGrath & Brown Lawyers in Houston Earn Top Honors
September 7, 2016
HOUSTON – Three attorneys with the Houston commercial litigation firm Legge, Farrow, Kimmitt, McGrath & Brown L.L.P. recently earned top honors for their work in insurance, energy, transportation and maritime law.
Lanier Law Firm Attorneys Earn Spots on 2016 Texas Super Lawyers List
September 7, 2016
HOUSTON – The Lanier Law Firm in Houston is home to four attorneys who have earned spots on the 2016 Texas Super Lawyers list for their work in a variety of cases involving everything from maritime law to class actions
Houston Janitorial Service Wins $5.3 Million from Union Over Disparagement
September 6, 2016
HOUSTON – A Harris County jury has delivered a $5.3 million verdict against the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) for wrongly disparaging Professional Janitorial Service of Houston when the company refused
Houston Trial Attorney John H. Kim Ranked Among Top Texas Lawyers
September 6, 2016
HOUSTON – Accomplished trial attorney John H. Kim of Houston has earned a spot as one of the best lawyers in the state with his selection to the 2016 Texas Super Lawyers list. Mr Kim also received additional honors in
Nine Attorneys from Houston’s AZA Named to Texas Super Lawyers List
September 6, 2016
HOUSTON – Nine attorneys with the Houston-based litigation firm Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, have been named to the 2016 Texas Super Lawyers list, an annual rating of the
Skiermont Derby Adds Two Partners in LA, Promotes Lawyer to Partner in Dallas
September 6, 2016
LOS ANGELES/DALLAS – Skiermont Derby LLP has added two partners in the firm’s Los Angeles office and promoted to partner a lawyer in the firm’s Dallas office, moves that enhance the firm’s
Standly Hamilton Attorney Chris Hamilton Discusses Medical Error Death Case to The Dallas Morning News
September 2, 2016
Jury awards $20M to family of Burleson woman who died after medical error Published August 31, 2016 "No amount of money will bring back Katina, and she never should have died," Chris Hamilton, an attorney for the Clark
Dallas Attorney, Private Investigator Wes Bearden Earns Prestigious Texas Honor
September 1, 2016
DALLAS -- The Texas Association of Licensed Investigators (TALI) has awarded Wes Bearden of the Bearden Investigative Agency the Hudgins-Sallee Award for his dedication and commitment to promoting the profession’s
Dallas Jury Awards $19.7 Million Over Medical Error Death of Hospital Employee
August 31, 2016
DALLAS – A Dallas County jury today delivered a $19.7 million verdict against a local doctor on behalf of the family of Katina Clark, who spent more than a year in a permanent vegetative state before her death
Atmos Energy Sued by Texas Victims of 2015 Natural Gas Explosion
August 31, 2016
DALLAS – Attorneys for Adelmira Chavez, whose home in Waxahachie, Texas, was demolished by a natural gas explosion last year, have filed a lawsuit against Dallas-based Atmos Energy Corp. (NYSE: ATO) based on claims
Court Dismisses Chicken Grower’s Claims That OK Foods Breached Contract
August 30, 2016
DALLAS – A federal judge in the Eastern District of Oklahoma has dismissed a poultry grower’s breach of contract claim against OK Foods Inc. of Fort Smith, Arkansas, after the company severed ties with the grower
Rose Walker Attorney Bryan Rose Interviewed by Pool and Spa News About Premiere Pools Trademark Win
August 29, 2016
Premier Pools Licensor Loses Latest Round in Dallas Trademark Battle Published August 24, 2016 “At the end of the day, the most important thing is the courts recognizing that has a right to the name and that nobody
Ward, Smith & Hill Partner Wesley Hill Earns National Honors for Legal Expertise
August 29, 2016
LONGVIEW, Texas – Name partner Wesley Hill of Longview, Texas-based Ward, Smith & Hill, PLLC, has earned selection as one of the nation’s top young attorneys on the 2016 Under 40 Hot List from Benchmark
Dallas Attorney Tom Carse Speaks to WFAA Ch. 8 About Barratry Case
August 26, 2016
Daughter of dog attack victim sues councilwoman, lawyer for alleged solicitation Published August 23, 2016 Carse says both Young and Chestnut committed the crime of “barratry” by, according to the lawsuit,
Provost Umphrey Attorney Edward Fisher Speaks to Law360 About Lawsuit Against Sunoco Logistics
August 26, 2016
Workers Injured In Sunoco Blast Seeking $1M Or More Published August 24, 2016 “My clients were working from an elevated platform over 10 feet high, and they were blown off of the platform,” he explained.
Lynn Pinker's Shonn Brown Interviewed by WFAA-TV on Court Injunction in Transgender Controversy
August 25, 2016
Fort Worth judge blocks Obama transgender guidelines Published August 22, 2016 The preliminary injunction issued by a Fort Worth federal judge temporarily blocks the Obama Administration's instructions for public schools to
Appellate Lawyer Chad Ruback Provides Perspective on Transgender Policy to KDFW FOX 4 News Good Day
August 25, 2016
Transgender Policy Debate Published August 23, 2016 “Judge O’Connor’s ruling doesn’t tell school districts what they can and can’t do, doesn’t tell states what they can and can’t
Dallas Attorney Mark Ticer Featured on KTVT CBS Ch. 11
August 25, 2016
Attorneys: Roofing Company Part Of Scheme To Take Homeowners’ Money Published August 22, 2016 Attorney Mark Ticer of the Ticer Law Firm filed a separate lawsuit against the company and the attorneys allegedly working
Criminal Defense Attorney Barry Sorrels on KDFW FOX 4 News Discussing Ryan Lochte
August 25, 2016
U.S. Swimmers Scandal Published August 19, 2016 "Well, you know, they say a picture is worth a thousand words. And a video can be worth a thousand pictures," Sorrels says, in making the point that Lochte's version of what
Caldwell Cassady & Curry Attorneys in Dallas Named to Best Lawyers in America
August 25, 2016
DALLAS – The three name principals from the Dallas-based law firm Caldwell Cassady & Curry have earned selection to the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America for their work on cases that produced some of the
Former Sikh Hunger Striker Seeking Asylum Says US Violated Confidentiality
August 23, 2016
PORTLAND, Oregon. – An Indian of the Sikh faith who fled India three years ago to seek U.S. asylum from political persecution says federal immigration agents violated his confidentiality by “outing” him to
Best Lawyers in America Honors Four from Austin-based George Brothers Kincaid & Horton
August 22, 2016
AUSTIN, Texas – Business litigation boutique George Brothers Kincaid & Horton is proud to announce that four veteran attorneys have earned repeat selection to one of the oldest and most respected legal guides in
Attorney Chad Ruback Talks to KTVT CBS 11 on ‘Clock Boy’ Lawsuit
August 19, 2016
‘Clock Kid’ Files Lawsuit Against City of Irving & Irving ISD Published August 8, 2016 “It makes for an entertaining read, but it has a couple fatal shortcomings,” says Ruback. “Nowhere
Nine Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson Attorneys Honored Among Best Lawyers in America
August 18, 2016
DALLAS and SAN ANTONIO – Nine attorneys from the Family Law firm Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson, LLP, have been selected to the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, which recognizes the nation’s
Houston Trial Lawyer John Kim Selected for Best Lawyers in America
August 18, 2016
HOUSTON – Houston trial lawyer John H. Kim is being recognized for his commercial litigation work in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, the oldest and one of the most respected annual peer-review guides
Dallas Attorney Rogge Dunn Comments to The Dallas Morning News on Workplace Bullying Case
August 17, 2016
Grapevine clinic to pay fired nurse $440K in discrimination, bullying lawsuit Published August 9, 2016 "This is a huge verdict for a nurse earning just over $40,000 a year," said Rogge Dunn, Hahn's attorney. "It shows
Gruber Elrod Attorney Dave Wishnew Quoted in The Texas Lawbook
August 17, 2016
Wedding Photographer ‘Defamed’ on Social Media Proceeds to Trial Published August 10, 2016 Dave Wishnew, who represents Polito and her company, Andrea Polito Photography, said the anti-SLAPP statute “at
Sixty-One Gardere Attorneys Recognized in the Best Lawyers in America 2017
August 17, 2016
AUSTIN/DALLAS/DENVER/HOUSTON – Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is pleased to announce that 61 of the Firm’s attorneys have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2017 edition, including a
Provost Umphrey Law Firm to Represent Victims of Sunoco Logistics Fire
August 17, 2016
BEAUMONT, Texas – Provost Umphrey Law Firm, L.L.P. has been retained to represent two victims of the Aug. 12, 2016, flash fire at the Sunoco Logistics crude oil terminal in Nederland, Texas. Both of the firm’s
Rose•Walker Names Paul Grant Partner in Charge of Denver Office
August 16, 2016
DALLAS and DENVER – The business litigation law firm Rose•Walker, L.L.P., is opening a new office in Denver with the addition of veteran Colorado trial lawyer Paul Grant, who will lead the new shop. For more than
Lanier Law Firm Attorneys, Mark Lanier Earn National Best Lawyers Honors
August 16, 2016
HOUSTON – Four attorneys from The Lanier Law Firm in Houston have been named among the best in the nation by other lawyers and the publishers of the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Founder Mark Lanier
Dallas Court Affirms Premier Pools’ Trademark Infringement Verdict
August 16, 2016
DALLAS – A Dallas appellate court has affirmed a Lewisville, Texas, pool construction business’ trademark infringement verdict, agreeing that a rival business had improperly appropriated the company’s
East Texas Attorney Johnny Ward of Ward, Smith & Hill Earns National Honors
August 16, 2016
LONGVIEW, Texas – Longtime East Texas lawyer Johnny Ward of Longview’s Ward, Smith & Hill, PLLC, once again has been named among the country’s top attorneys in the latest edition of The Best Lawyers in
Sayles Werbner Attorneys Earn Spots in 2017 Best Lawyers in America
August 16, 2016
DALLAS – The publishers of The Best Lawyers in America once again are recognizing Dallas trial lawyers Richard A. “Dick” Sayles and Mark. S. Werbner of Sayles Werbner as two of the top attorneys in Texas
Houston Consultant Thomas Fox Honored with Global Compliance, Ethics Award
August 16, 2016
HOUSTON – Independent consultant, author and lawyer Thomas Fox of Houston is being honored for his significant contributions to compliance and ethics as one of just two individual recipients of the 12th annual
Provost Umphrey Law Firm Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers in America
August 15, 2016
BEAUMONT, Texas – The Best Lawyers in America has named 13 attorneys from Beaumont, Texas-based Provost Umphrey Law Firm, L.L.P., among the country’s best, including firm partner D’Juana Parks, who was
Nine AZA Lawyers Named Among Nation’s Best for Commercial, Patent Litigation
August 15, 2016
HOUSTON – Nine lawyers with the Houston commercial litigation firm Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, have earned selection to the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America for their work
Four from Rusty Hardin & Associates Named to Best Lawyers in America
August 15, 2016
HOUSTON – Four lawyers with Rusty Hardin & Associates, LLP, are being recognized among the top attorneys in the country by earning selection to the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, the oldest and one of
Attorney Frank Branson Questions Restraints in Water Slide
August 12, 2016
Tough questions arise about design, safety of Schlitterbahn’s Verrückt Tough questions arise about design, safety of Schlitterbahn’s Verrückt Tough questions arise about design, safety of
Gardere Earns Highest Firm Score on Austin Law Firm Diversity Report Card
August 11, 2016
AUSTIN – Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is pleased to announce that the Firm has received the highest composite score of all reporting firms in the 2015 Law Firm Diversity Report Card, issued by the Austin Minority Bar
Houston Lawyer John Kim Among Select ABOTA Faculty at Harvard Law
August 11, 2016
HOUSTON – Accomplished Houston attorney John H. Kim recently served on a team of the nation’s most talented trial lawyers chosen to provide young lawyers with intensive courtroom training at Harvard Law School.
Houston Attorney Kelley M. Bentley Talks to the Houston Chronicle About Elder Care
August 10, 2016
Q&A: In elder care law, be prepared for intense family situations Published August 6, 2016 Every day, Kelley M. Bentley, an elder law lawyer at the Sugar Land firm Roberts Markel Weinberg Butler Hailey, deals with a
Estes Thorne & Carr Attorney Jessica Thorne Provides Negotiating Tips to Success Magazine
August 10, 2016
15 Negotiation Tips From People Who Always Get Their Way Published August 8, 2016 Lawyer Jessica Thorne, who specializes in family law and business litigation, frequently handles sensitive, intense negotiations: “When
TaylorHittner’s Launch Earns Statewide, National Media Coverage
August 10, 2016
HOUSTON – The launch of the TaylorHittner law firm in Texas at the intersection of business, public policy and the law has earned extensive media attention, including articles in the national legal news service Law360;
Standly Hamilton Attorney Chris Hamilton Featured in San Antonio Express-News
August 9, 2016
Is the Eagle Ford oil boom making people sick? Published August 7, 2016 Christopher Hamilton is a Dallas-area attorney representing a family injured in a North Texas water well that exploded with methane gas. Hamilton said
North Texas Urologist Held Responsible for Workplace Bullying
August 9, 2016
DALLAS – Patty Hahn, a Licensed Vocational Nurse, faced three withering outbursts from her boss during the course of her employment at North DFW Urology Associates in Grapevine. Late Monday, a Dallas County jury found
Dallas Attorney Chris Hamilton of Standly Hamilton Reaches $11.5M Settlement in Whistleblower Lawsuit
August 5, 2016
Hudson company settles whistleblower suit over improper use of medical stents Published July 29, 2016 Dallas attorney Chris Hamilton, who represented former Atrium employee Esther Grace Sullivan in her suit against the
Attorney Don Godwin Talks to Texas Lawyer About New Firm Name Godwin Bowman & Martinez
August 5, 2016
Don Godwin's Firm Changes Name Again Published August 4, 2016 "I wanted it to be more of a name that would project a partnership of people," he said. Read the full article at Texas Lawyer (subscription required).
Attorney Chad Ruback Talks to the Dallas Business Journal About NextEra Oncor Proposal
August 3, 2016
$18B NextEra acquisition of Oncor sparks questions for ratepayers Published July 29, 2016 "The PUC certainly has the prerogative to impose such a restriction," Ruback said. "Ultimately the bottom line is any impact on a
Clouse Dunn Partner Rogge Dunn Warns about Pokémon Go in USA Today Article
August 2, 2016
Pokémon Go isn't a defense, lawyers say Published July 26, 2016 "I think most (juries) are going to say you have to take personal responsibility for your actions," said Rogge Dunn, a partner at the law firm of Clouse
Texas Trial Law Firm Rebranded
July 29, 2016
DALLAS – Highly respected Texas trial lawyer, Donald E. Godwin, is pleased to announce that Bruce W. Bowman Jr. and Jenny L. Martinez have become name shareholders in the newly rebranded trial law firm, Godwin Bowman
Atrium Medical Agrees to $11.5 Million Settlement in Texas False Claims Act Case
July 28, 2016
DEL RIO, Texas – Attorneys representing whistleblower Esther Grace Sullivan have reached an $11.5 million settlement with New Hampshire-based Atrium Medical Corp. over claims that the company paid improper kickbacks to
TaylorHittner Law Firm Debuts in Texas at Intersection of Business, Politics and Law
July 28, 2016
HOUSTON – Prominent Texas lawyers Andy Taylor and George Hittner have joined forces in the new Texas-based law firm TaylorHittner, focusing on the intersection of business, public policy and the law. The firm will
Texas Center for Legal Ethics Announces 2016 Pope Award for Integrity, Professionalism
July 20, 2016
AUSTIN, Texas – The Texas Center for Legal Ethics (TCLE) is proud to announce that attorney William J. Chriss of Corpus Christi will receive the 2016 Chief Justice Jack Pope Professionalism Award. Each year, TCLE