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Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins

Taking on Ebola: Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins Leads the Fight

By Anne Belli Perez |

"This is America's Ebola outbreak, and Dallas County is going to take point. The buck has to stop with somebody, and the buck will stop with me."

McKool Smith's Samuel Baxter

Jury Delivers $175 Million Verdict for Whistleblower

By Miriam Rozen |

In a lawsuit in which opponents had attempted unsuccessfully to disqualify him earlier this year, Sam Baxter cheered when a jury delivered a $175 million verdict for his client.

Texas Prosecutors Discuss Their Novels at Texas Book Festival

By Angela Morris |

At the Texas Book Festival in Austin this weekend, two prosecutors will discuss assassinations, espionage, "blood letters" and terrorist attacks.

Left to right: Randy Evans and Shari Klevens, McKenna Long & Aldridge partners and Suzanne Badawi, Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton partner

Four Steps to Take When You're Sued

By Randy Evans, Shari Klevens and Suzanne Y. Badawi |

Over the course of a career, these risks mount.

Office Halloween Parties: Be Afraid of Liability

By Marlisse Silver Sweeney |

Trick or treat or employment law litigation? When celebrating Halloween in the workplace, there are some employment frights to look out for.

Stats Shed Light on Lawyer's Top E-Filing Complaints

By Angela Morris |

"I think it takes us to voice our issues so that maybe they can at some point come up with a little more consistency among the counties, the rejection policies and the providers," said plaintiffs lawyer Laura Tamez.

Ending the Tendency to Over-Preserve ESI

By Anna Rotman and Autry Ross |

In the absence of a detailed rule, significant differences have emerged among federal courts in addressing the loss of ESI.

Luis Avila, left, and Eddie Lucio

Litigator of the Week: Exonoree Wins $2.3 Million, $300,000 in Fees

By Miriam Rozen |

Luis Avila of Dallas and Eddie Lucio of Brownsville have remained dogged and steady representing a former inmate, who, initially, had few odds in his favor.

Houston Man, Company Sue Lawyer and Firm After Unfavorable Judgment

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

A Houston man and a real estate company sued Houston lawyer William Underwood III and his firm, alleging that they were negligent when responding to a motion for summary judgment.

Nelson Bunker Hunt, Remembered by His Bankruptcy Lawyer

By Miriam Rozen |

Russell Munsch represented the famously wealthy son of the legendary H.L. Hunt in his bankruptcy, which still ranks as the largest personal Chapter 11 filing in history.

Survey: New Associates Want to Make a Big Splash in Smaller Pool

By Jeanne Graham |

According to Texas Lawyer's 2014 New Associate Hires Survey, the 2014 class is 14.1 percent smaller than it was in 2013 at the same 21 firms.

C. Ray Lees

Porter Hedges Opens First Office Outside Houston

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

Porter Hedges hires four energy transactions lawyers from Commercial Law Group and opens an Oklahoma City office.

Be the Brand: 5 Tips for Marketing a Practice

By Raymond L. Panneton |

Practicing attorneys, even those not owners of a firm, are one-part lawyer and one-part business owner. Throughout the entirety of their careers, attorneys will have to answer a client's fundamental question: Why you?

Luke Bierman.

Elon School of Law Placing Practical Training ‘On Steroids’

By Amanda Bronstad |

“We really took a very good program—and a program that did put students into real world experiences in a variety of ways—but we ramped it up.”

Legal Blogging as Relationship Building

By Marlisse Silver Sweeney |

Kevin O’Keefe questions whether general counsel understand the intersection between social media, blogging and relationship building.

Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Nathan Hecht

Group Seeks to Remove Abbott from Hecht Fine Case

By John Council |

Craig McDonald, director of Texans for Public Justice, wants someone to enforce a $29,000 fine against Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Nathan Hecht.

Anthony

Tony Buzbee Sues to Recoup $1.5M Investment in Dance Movie

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

Anthony "Tony" Buzbee invested $1.5 million in a dance movie he thought would feature Justin Timberlake or Ryan Gosling.

Texas Supreme Court May Hear Kountze ISD Cheerleader Case

By Miriam Rozen |

The so-called cheerleader litigation against the Kountze Independent School District moved one step closer to a Texas Supreme Court hearing, after the justices requested that the schools file by a Nov. 10 deadline a response to plaintiff parents' petition for review.

Company Sues Lawyers, Firms for Legal Malpractice

By Angela Morris |

"Not only did the underlying defendant breach the settlement agreement, he then filed bankruptcy, trying to discharge the debt entirely," claims the petition in Compensation Sciences Enterprises v. Brothers.

Paralegals File Class Action Against PI Firm, Claim Overtime Wages Owed

By John Council |

Alfonso Kennard claims law firm worked his paralegals "like mules" and failed to pay them for working more than 40 hours a week.

Voter ID Law Still Effective After 6-3 U.S. Supreme Court Ruling

By Angela Morris |

"The greatest threat to public confidence in elections in this case is the prospect of enforcing a purposefully discriminatory law," wrote Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in dissent.

Viewpoint: Want to Learn to Think Like a Lawyer? It's 'Elementary'!

By Rachel Van Cleave |

Maria Konnikova's book, "Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes," effectively captures what it means to think like a lawyer in a way that is both meaningful and relevant to the transformations occurring in legal education and in the practice of law.

Reports Show Playing Team Sports Benefits Women's Careers

By Frank Michael D'Amore |

The benefits associated with playing sports have been extolled in this column over the years.

When They Leave You in a Lurch

By Nicholas A. Sarokhanian and Victor D. Vital |

You walk into the office Monday morning, and the first thing you hear is that on Friday, Jones left the company and joined the competition.

Patrick Juneau

Class Counsel Ask Court to Reject BP's Motion to Disqualify Claims Administrator

By Miriam Rozen |

Counsel to the class plaintiffs in the 2010 multidistrict oil spill litigation want a Louisiana federal judge to deny BP's attempt to remove Patrick Juneau as claims administrator of the Court Supervised Settlement Program (CSSP) because of his alleged conflicts.

Judge Larry Meyers of the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals

Voters Must Show ID, But Law Still Under Attack On Two Fronts

By Angela Morris |

Texas Court of Criminal Appeals Judge Lawrence "Larry" Meyers is the plaintiff in this new lawsuit over Senate Bill 14, the voter ID law which is codified in Texas Election Code Ch. 63.

VerdictSearch: Mom and Daughter Passengers Awarded $28.4 Million in Collision

A mother and adult daughter who claimed spinal injuries when they were in a medical transport van involved in a collision were awarded $28.4 million.

Lawyer Sues After Inmate-Client's Threats

By Angela Morris |

It must be a blow for an inmate to be denied parole despite spending thousands to hire a lawyer to help with the process. But what should a lawyer do when that inmate threatens to strike back with a grievance and lawsuit?

Firm Sues Ex-Client, Lawyer, to Recover Contingency Fee

By Angela Morris |

"It's so petty and sad that some plaintiffs lawyers just don't get the big picture," said defendant-lawyer Carl Barry of Austin. "They would literally risk malpractice litigation."

ConocoPhillips Files For Arbitration Against Venezuela National Oil Company

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

Houston-based ConocoPhillips wants compensation for investment in heavy oil projects in Venezuela.

Harley Clark flashes the 'Hook 'Em Horns' in front of the Tower at UT Austin in 2001.

District Judge Harley Clark, Who Popularized UT's 'Hook 'Em' Sign, Dies at 78

By John Council |

Clark was judge of the 250th District Court in Travis County who was most noted for issuing a ruling in 1987 declaring Texas' public education financing system unconstitutional. But Clark is more famous amongst UT supporters as the man credited with inventing Hook 'Em during the 1950s.

Crowded Court in Jury Selection Lands Woman New Murder Trial

By Angela Morris |

Gerald "Gerry" Goldstein, who represented Cameron before the CCA, said that the case is "a model for lawyers to look at."

Maximizing the Return on a Demand Letter

By Anthony H. Lowenberg |

There are no hard-and-fast rules when it comes to crafting the perfect demand letter, but there are many tools at your disposal to help maximize the letter's effectiveness.

Ken Paxton, left, and Sam Houston

As AG Election Nears, 725 Government Lawyers Brace For Change

By Angela Morris |

As a new Texas Attorney General takes office, top management might lose their jobs while the work of rank-and-file assistant A.G.s might transform from structural changes and reorganization.

SCOTUS Order in Abortion Litigation: AG Undeterred, Plaintiffs Heartened

By Tony Mauro and Miriam Rozen |

The Texas Office of the Attorney General Greg Abbott remains undeterred in response to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling late Oct. 14, halting enforcement of several parts of a federal appeals court ruling that would allow a Texas law to become effective.

Edith Jones

DC Council Dismisses Judge Edith Jones Misconduct Complaint

By John Council |

Frmer Fifth Circuit Chief said she never said some races are more prone to crime. "I have never felt, much less stated, that some groups are prone or predisposed toward crime," Edith Jones said according to the order.

Samantha A. Fant, associate, Kelly Hart, Fort Worth

Newsmakers: Week of Oct. 20

Samantha A. Fant has joined Kelly Hart & Hallman in Fort Worth as an associate.

Lisa Blue Baron, partner, Baron and Blue in Dallas

Federal Prosecutors Cleared in Lisa Blue Case

By John Council |

Both Malcolm Bales, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas, and Shamoil Shipchandler, a then assistant U.S. Attorney assigned to handle Blue's case, said they were not previously aware Blue had filed a complaint against the office.

The Need for Judicial Engagement in All Constitutional Cases

By Arif Panju |

Judicial abdication has transformed the Constitution from a charter of liberty into a nearly limitless source of government power. The only effective remedy for this epidemic is judicial engagement.

Case Summaries

By David Popple |
Jerusalem

AG Enters Fray in Debate About Jerusalem and U.S. Passports

By Miriam Rozen |

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott distinguished his office as the only state agency nationwide to weigh in on a Supreme Court battle about what U.S. citizens born in Jerusalem may ask to have stamped on their U.S. passports.

'I Apologize' Helps Judge Edith Jones in Complaint

By John Council |

DC Judicial Council finds Fifth Circuit Judge Edith Jones apologized to fellow judge immediately after telling him to "shut up"—an apology that was accepted with grace.

GeoTag Takes Two Steps Back in Patent Battles, One Step Forward in Fee Fight

By Miriam Rozen |

In a patent battle, Domino's Pizza Inc. won on Oct. 7 a summary judgment motion for non-infringement against store-locator technology company GeoTag, Inc., which has filed claims against more than 400 corporate defendants.

Handling of Handwritten Will Lands Lawyer In Legal-Mal Lawsuit

By Angela Morris |

"My clients disputed it from day one. That should have been examined," said Houston solo William Robertson, who represents 15 relatives embroiled in a probate dispute.

Matthew Penn, Director, Public Health Law Program, Office for State Tribal, Local and Territorial Support for the CDC.

CDC Lawyer Urges Looking at the Law as Ebola Emotion Swirls

By Alyson M. Palmer |

Several attendees at a public health law conference in Atlanta gathered early Friday to drink coffee and talk about responses to the Ebola outbreak.

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Legendary $3M Settlement Fraud Case Gets Another Look

By John Council |

Was a strange jury note that led to Ford settling a case for $3 million the result of fraud?

State Bar Ethics Committee To Reconsider Controversial Opinion

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

The Professional Ethics Committee for the State Bar of Texas decided on Oct. 15 to reconsider Opinion No. 642.

Vanita Gupta of the ACLU

Vanita Gupta: From Tulia, Texas to Leading DOJ's Civil Rights Division

By Miriam Rozen |

When Attorney General Eric Holder announced Oct. 15 that he had appointed Vanita Gupta, he tapped a lawyer who cut her teeth in Tulia, Texas.

Richard Mithoff

Richard and Ginni Mithoff Give $1 million to UT Pro Bono Program

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

Houston trial lawyer Richard Mithoff and his wife, Ginni, give a second $1 million to pro bono program

A fracking operation in southwestern Pennsylvania

EnergyBuzz: Understanding Surface Use by the Oil and Gas Lessee

By Timothy D. Howell and David A. Palmer |

When a severed mineral estate is leased by its owner for drilling and development, disputes may arise as to whether and to what extent the mineral lessee may use the surface.

Deal of the Week: $7.8 Billion Energy Deal

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

Targa Resources Corp. and Targa Resources Partners to acquire Atlas Energy and Atlas Pipeline Partners.

Left to right: Randy Evans and Shari Klevens, McKenna Long & Aldridge partners, and Suzanne Badawi, Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton special counsel

Avoid Legal Malpractice Headaches by Closing Old Files

By Randy Evans, Shari Klevens and Suzanne Y. Badawi |

As the end of the year approaches, now is a great time for attorneys and law practices to do one of the most important tasks for effective legal malpractice prevention—close files that need to be closed.

Houston Lawyers, Firm Sued By PR Providers for Over $8 Million in Fees

By Miriam Rozen |

The plaintiffs claim they helped the lawyers get hired by many seafood restaurants and dealers as well as other BP oil spill claimants from eight states.

'I Apologize' Helps Edith Jones in Complaint

By John Council |

DC Judicial Council finds Fifth Circuit Judge Edith Jones apologized to fellow judge immediately after telling him to "shut up"—an apology that was accepted with grace.

Crowded Court in Jury Selection Lands Woman New Murder Trial

By Angela Morris |

Gerald "Gerry" Goldstein, who represented Cameron before the CCA, said that the case is "a model for lawyers to look at."

Lawyer Sues After Inmate-Client's Threats

By Angela Morris |

It must be a blow for an inmate to be denied parole despite spending thousands to hire a lawyer to help with the process. But what should a lawyer do when that inmate threatens to strike back with a grievance and lawsuit?

Jury Service Scam Warning in Harris County

By Miriam Rozen |

The website for the Harris County District Clerk posted on Oct. 13 a warning about a "jury service scam."

Firm Sues Ex-Client, Lawyer, to Recover Contingency Fee

By Angela Morris |

"It's so petty and sad that some plaintiffs lawyers just don't get the big picture," said defendant-lawyer Carl Barry of Austin. "They would literally risk malpractice litigation."

UH Law Center Debuts Database of Compliance Codes for All Fortune 500 Companies

By Miriam Rozen |

What started as a business-development plan has led to a commitment to improving compliance practices at corporations nationwide.

Judge Larry Meyers of the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals

Voters Must Show ID, But Law Still Under Attack On Two Fronts

By Angela Morris |

Texas Court of Criminal Appeals Judge Lawrence "Larry" Meyers is the plaintiff in this new lawsuit over Senate Bill 14, the voter ID law which is codified in Texas Election Code Ch. 63.

Daniel L. Butcher, managing partner of Strasburger & Price in Dallas

Strasburger's Mexican Subsidiary in Joint Venture with Mexican Firm

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

Strasburger & Price's Mexican subsidiary in joint venture with Struck, Palafox y Perez Ortega

Edith Jones

DC Council Dismisses Edith Jones Misconduct Complaint

By John Council |

Former Fifth Circuit Chief said she never said some races are more prone to crime. "I have never felt, much less stated, that some groups are prone or predisposed toward crime," Edith Jones said according to the order.

SCOTUS Order in Abortion Litigation: AG Undeterred, Plaintiffs Heartened

By Tony Mauro and Miriam Rozen |

The Texas Office of the Attorney General Greg Abbott remains undeterred in response to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling late Oct. 14, halting enforcement of several parts of a federal appeals court ruling that would allow a Texas law to become effective.

Jerusalem

AG Enters Fray in Debate About Jerusalem and U.S. Passports

By Miriam Rozen |

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott distinguished his office as the only state agency nationwide to weigh in on a Supreme Court battle about what U.S. citizens born in Jerusalem may ask to have stamped on their U.S. passports.

Ken Paxton, left, and Sam Houston

As Election Nears, 725 Government Lawyers Brace For Change

By Angela Morris |

As a new Texas Attorney General takes office, top management might lose their jobs while the work of rank-and-file assistant A.G.'s might transform from structural changes and reorganization.

Maximizing the Return on a Demand Letter

By Anthony H. Lowenberg |

There are no hard-and-fast rules when it comes to crafting the perfect demand letter, but there are many tools at your disposal to help maximize the letter's effectiveness.

Sharon Berman of Berbay Corp..courtesy photo

Keeping Your Marketing Efforts Current

By Sharon Berman |

Changes in what is effective in marketing seem to happen today at the speed of light.

The Need for Judicial Engagement in All Constitutional Cases

By Arif Panju |

Judicial abdication has transformed the Constitution from a charter of liberty into a nearly limitless source of government power. The only effective remedy for this epidemic is judicial engagement.

Lisa Blue Baron, partner, Baron and Blue in Dallas

Federal Prosecutors Cleared in Lisa Blue Case

By John Council |

Both Malcolm Bales, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas, and Shamoil Shipchandler, a then assistant U.S. Attorney assigned to handle Blue's case, said they were not previously aware Blue had filed a complaint against the office.

3 simple tips for disrupting gender bias in hiring practices

By Michael P. Maslanka |

These small changes have potential to do more good than women's initiatives and stand-alone bias training, which can make diversity metrics worse.

GC Pay Packages Dwarf BigTex Partner Compensation in 2013

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

The general counsel of 50 companies on the Fortune 1,000 list are among the highest-paid executives at their companies.

GeoTag Takes Two Steps Back in Patent Battles, One Step Forward in Fee Fight

By Miriam Rozen |

In a patent battle, Domino's Pizza Inc. won on Oct. 7 a summary judgment motion for non-infringement against store-locator technology company GeoTag, Inc., which has filed claims against more than 400 corporate defendants.

From right to left: Tuesday Morning Corp. attorney David Zvara, general counsel Meredith Bjorck and attorney Rebecca Chartan, Dallas

GC Builds Legal Department from Ground Up

By Mary Alice Robbins |
Kelly Lyttle, general counsel for Brandt Companies in Carrolton

GC for Brandt Companies Is a One-Woman Show

By Mary Alice Robbins |
From left to right: Christopher Ducanes, VP and general counsel, and attorney Andrew McCaffrey of Allegro Development Corp. in Dallas

Allegro's GC Leads Team in Difficult Litigation

By Mary Alice Robbins |

Verdicts Hall Of Fame Winners Announced

Texas Lawyer's business department, in conjunction with our sister publication VerdictSearch, is pleased to announce the law firms that will be honored at our annual Verdicts Hall of Fame reception and dinner on Nov. 20 at the Tower Club in downtown Dallas.

John Minor Wisdom U. S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit building, New Orleans, LA.

5th Circuit Judge Dissents to 'Sham' Abortion Test

By John Council |

The full court's refusal to reject a controversial law requiring abortion providers have admitting privileges in hospitals spells trouble for women in Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi, writes Judge James Dennis.

Ronald Safer, MP, Schiff Hardin, Chicago

Schiff Hardin Opens Dallas Office

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

A group of nine lawyers with ties to Squire Patton Boggs open Dallas office for Schiff Hardin.

Impact on Texas after Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Same-Sex Marriage Cases

By Miriam Rozen |

The decision could impact the outcome of De Leon v. Perry, the same-sex marriage case pending before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Free Email and Client-Attorney Privilege

By Chris Castle |

A lawyer's duty to maintain the confidentiality of privileged communications is axiomatic. Given Google's scanning and data mining capabilities, can lawyers using Gmail comply with that duty without their clients' informed consent?

Dee Kelly Jr

Kelly Hart & Hallman Opens Midland Office

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

Lawyers from Midland office of New Mexico firm join Kelly Hart & Hallman to open firm's Midland office.

David & Goodman Merges With Fox Rothschild

By Gina Passarella |

Dallas firm David & Goodman, with 18 lawyers, merges with national firm Fox Rothschild.

Gil Friedlander Joins Former Colleagues in Dallas

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

D. Gilbert "Gil" Friedlander retires from Weil, Gotshal & Manges in Dallas and joins Sidley Austin's Dallas office.

Marc Stanley of Dallas-based Stanley Iola.

Lawyer Alleges Disciplinary System Dismisses Legitimate Grievances

By Angela Morris |

Dallas lawyer Marc Stanley claims the state bar "regularly" dismisses "legitimate complaints against lawyers" based upon "unwritten exceptions" that have "no basis under Texas law."

Questions Over Lawyer's Handling of $83,000 in Cash Lands Him in Disciplinary System

By Angela Morris |

The attorney used more than $37,500 of the cash to pay his own attorney fees, alleged a recent lawsuit by the Commission for Lawyer Discipline.

Marc Stanley of Dallas-based Stanley Iola.

Unusual Filing Asks SCOTX to Enforce Disciplinary Rules

Texas Supreme Court Clerk Blake Hawthorne said he had to call Dallas lawyer Marc Stanley to ask what to do with Stanley's "petition for administrative review."

Case Summaries

By David Popple |

Lawyer Gives $694,000 to Bexar County D.A. Challenger

By Angela Morris |

"That kind of money is really unheard of," said Bexar County Criminal District Attorney Susan Reed about challenger Nicholas "Nico" LaHood's campaign contributions.

VerdictSearch: Plaintiff Gets Paltry Award for Injury Claims

A jury awarded $450 to a driver who claimed shoulder and ankle injuries in a collision.

Katarzyna 'Kasia' Brozynski, partner, Gordon & Rees, Dallas

Newsmakers: Week of Oct. 13

Katarzyna "Kasia" Brozynski has joined Gordon & Rees as a partner in Dallas.

Houston solo Brian W. Wice

CCA Affirms Not Guilty Ruling for Tom Delay

By Mary Alice Robbins |

In an 8-1 decision Oct. 1, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals affirmed a lower court's ruling that the state failed to establish that former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay committed the offenses of money laundering and conspiracy for which he was convicted.

The Importance of Indemnification Provisions in Software License Agreements

By Julie Machal-Fulks |

Users must review the indemnification and limitation of liability sections in license agreements to ensure that these provisions will cover the parties' complete relationship, not merely the use of the software products.

Litigator of the Week: Employment Discrimination Plaintiffs Wins Nearly $2 Million Against Microsoft

By Miriam Rozen |

The final judgment includes more than $960,000 in attorney fees.

Baker Donelson Picks Up Four Health Care Lawyers in Houston

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

Four health care lawyers move from Houston office of Strasburger & Price to Baker Donelson's Houston office.

Revamped Indigent Defense System Has a Downside, Lawyers Say

By Angela Morris |

"There is a significant amount of pushback from the lawyers who see their bottom line being harmed," said 167th Criminal District Court Judge David Wahlberg.

From right (front) to left: Roger Nober, executive vice president, law and corporate affairs; Judy Carter, vice president, compliance & audit, and secretary; Orest Dachniwsky, associate general counsel, litigation; Jill Mulligan, associate general counsel, regulatory; Charles Shewmake, vice president and general counsel, litigation

BNSF Railway: The Legal Department That Could

By Mary Alice Robbins |
From left to right, standing: Jason Lindh, senior intellectual property counsel; Jennifer Ringer, senior legal assistant, intellectual property; Debby Rickaway, senior contracts administrator; Steven Allis, senior intellectual property counsel; Seated: Jonathan Rowell, senior intellectual property counsel; Timothy Scott, assistant general counsel, intellectual property; Darren W. Alch, vice president, general counsel & compliance officer; Kathy Bieri, compliance specialist; Raakhee Kumar, senior corporate counsel. Not pictured: David S. Wise, senior vice president & chief administrative officer; and Sarah K. Mohr, corporate counsel

Cyberonics Leads with a Great Offensive Line

By Mary Alice Robbins |

Lawyer Alleges Disciplinary System Dismisses Legitimate Grievances

By ANGELA MORRIS |

Dallas lawyer Marc Stanley claims the state bar "regularly" dismisses "legitimate complaints against lawyers" based upon "unwritten exceptions" that have "no basis under Texas law."

From left to right: Barry Primes, Anne Rappold, Matt Salo, Shaw Ottis, Elicia Waggener and GC John Tobola

Legal Department Leads Freeport in New Direction

By Mary Alice Robbins |