An Unsettling Prosecution

Assistant DA Seeks "Severe Punishment" for Lawyer Who Committed Felony

, Texas Lawyer

R. Todd Cavazos and his girlfriend, who hired Houston personal-injury lawyer Steven Alexander Bearman in 2005 following a car accident in Houston, knew something was really wrong when they found out Bearman had settled their claim with an insurance company without telling them. Now Bearman, whose Texas law license has been suspended, awaits sentencing on a felony charge of misapplication of fiduciary property over $200,000. Assistant Harris County District Attorney Lester Blizzard (pictured) is prosecuting the case.

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