Litigator of the Week: An Emotional Win

, Texas Lawyer


A Fort Worth lawyer knew it would be legally and emotionally difficult to represent the parents and estate of murder victim Melanie Goodwin, the 19-year-old University of North Texas undergraduate whose body was discovered four hours after she purchased chocolate milk and Cheetos at a convenience store. On Sept. 29, after a five-day trial in Denton and 12 hours of deliberations, plaintiffs won an $8.6 million jury verdict.

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