Litigator of the Week: Gone, But Not Forgotten

, Texas Lawyer


A Houston solo's persistence paid off in his representation of an elderly client who alleged "brokers" sold him a "sham" investment. Although his client, James M. Cram, passed away three years ago, this month he won a $153,000 judgment for Marvin Kelley, the executor of Cram's estate. On April 21, a final judgment awarded Kelley $130,000 total from defendants Texas Senior Services and its president Richard Wilson, and $23,000 from defendant Michael Kemp Murphy, an insurance agent.

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