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NY Judge's Suspected Suicide Shines Light on Silent Struggle

By John Council |

Judges are public figures, problem-solvers and make life-or-death decisions—all of which can make it difficult to seek help with depression or other mental health issues.

Jason Van Dyke

Attorney in Revenge Porn Twitter War Sues DA over Rescinded Job Offer

By John Council |

Plano attorney Jason Van Dyke thought he'd be starting a new job this month as an assistant district attorney in Victoria County so he shut down his solo law office and placed a contract on a house in what he thought would be his new hometown. But two weeks before Van Dyke was to start his new position, the job offer was rescinded with no explanation, he said.

Mark Lanier.

Led by Lanier, Tort Reform Foes Fete Republican Senator in Houston

By Miriam Rozen |

Here's a political riddle: What does Republican U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina have in common with Democratic-leaning plaintiff lawyers, including Lisa Blue, Mikal Watts, Bob Hilliard and Wayne Fisher?

Houston IP Firm Sues Ex-Lawyer, Alleging She Steered Clients to Other Firms

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

JL Salazar Law Firm, an intellectual property firm in Houston, seeks up to $1 million in damages from former member Valerie Friedrich, who departed the firm on March 1.

Wall or No Wall, Cross-Border Pipelines Keep Texas Lawyers Busy

By Miriam Rozen |

"A bunch of the anti-Mexico rhetoric that you heard from the president has now faded," says King & Spalding's James Bowe.

Wall or No Wall, Cross-Border Pipelines Keep Texas Lawyers Busy

By Miriam Rozen |

"A bunch of the anti-Mexico rhetoric that you heard from the president has now faded," says King & Spalding's James Bowe.

Post-Shooting Courthouse Closure Doesn't Excuse Dallas Judge in Failure to Hold Hearing

By John Council |

Dallas' downtown civil courthouse was understandably closed for business on July 8, 2016 as police investigated a nearby sniper shooting that killed five of its officers. But that tragedy didn't excuse one Dallas civil judge from failing to holding a hearing in case according a recent appellate court decision.

Scott Barnard, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

Akin Gump's Hometown Dallas Office Gets New Leader

By Miriam Rozen |

M. Scott Barnard has replaced managing partner J. Kenneth Menges Jr., who served in that role for 17 years, the firm said Wednesday.

Jeff Dorrill, third from the left, is pictured with some fellow members of the University of Alabama triathlon team at the Rocketman Triathlon in Huntsville, Alabama, in August 2016.

Tax Lawyer, 55, to Compete on University’s Triathlon Team

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

Jeff Dorrill, a partner in Haynes and Boone in Dallas, will compete against athletes half his age in a national championship.

Dallas Lawyer Gets Greyhound Out of Case Over Crash Caused by Passenger Takeover

By John Council |

While United Airlines is facing major heat for kicking passengers off flights, Scott Self's bus company client got sued for allowing one to board: namely, a paranoid meth user who screamed "Everybody's going to die!" before grabbing the wheel from the bus driver and causing a crash that injured several people.