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Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law.

2 Dallas-Fort Worth Law Schools Suspend Night Programs

By Angela Morris |

Two of the three law schools in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex have suspended their evening programs for law students, which might drive enrollment to the third school.

Mark Benavides, solo attorney, San Antonio, TX.

Lawyer Indicted for Compelling Prostitution, Sexual Assault

By Angela Morris |

San Antonio criminal-defense lawyer Mark Benavides was indicted today for 35 second-degree felony counts of sexual assault and compelling prostitution. He allegedly forced sex with three clients as his attorney fee.

Federal Court Orders Sanctions Against Defense Counsel

By Miriam Rozen |

In an insurance industry related dispute, a Dallas federal court ordered sanctions against defendants and their counsel, Sandra Liser, an attorney in the Fort Worth office of Naman Howell Smith & Lee. The court ordered the sanctions, but, in the same ruling, also denied other motions for sanctions filed by the plaintiff.

Andrews Kurth Settles Malpractice Suit

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

Under confidential terms, Houston-based Andrews Kurth settled a malpractice lawsuit filed by a former client that resulted in a nearly $200 million verdict against the firm.

5 Big Texas Firms on Am Law 100 List

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

Five large Texas firms were among the 100 highest-grossing firms in 2015, as reported in the Am Law 100 list.

Law School Pass Rates from the February Texas Bar Exam

The Texas Board of Law Examiners made public the list of those who pass the Texas Bar Examination they took in February 2016.

Texas Supreme Court Justice Don R. Willett

Who Is Speaking at Texas Law School Graduations? Who is Speaking at Two?

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Willett will deliver remarks at graduations at two law schools, but other speakers at Texas law schools range from trial lawyers to the head of a philanthropic organization.

Jim Darnell

Johnny Football Frenzy at Dallas District Attorney

By Miriam Rozen |

If you call the press office for the Dallas County District Attorney today, the people that answer the phones probably won't even wait for you to make a request before guessing why you are calling.

Mikal Watts, partner at Watts Guerra poses at his office in San Antonio.

Mikal Watts Prepares for The Biggest Trial of His Career

By Miriam Rozen |

In February 2013, Mikal Watts flew to Miami Beach to attend an American Association for Justice convention. In two weeks' time, he expected to appear in the courtroom as the leader of a legal team opposing BP at a federal civil trial set to determine the energy company's liabilities for the 2010 Gulf Coast Oil Spill.

Monte, a German Shepherd, is the property in dispute in Greater Houston German Shepherd Dog Rescue Inc. v. Lydia Lira and Alfonso Lira

Supreme Court Decision Returns Beloved Dog to Owner

By John Council |

Even the Texas Supreme Court is a sucker for a good lost dog story. And in a decision that will warm the hearts of canine lovers everywhere, they recently issued a decision that returned Monte the dog to his owners in Houston.