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Court Rules Against Church of Scientology in Bizarre Case

By John Council |

Austin's Third Court of Appeals rules that the church doesn't have a constitutional right to harass a woman by stalking her, sending her a sex toy at work and publishing allegations that she'd had a secret sex-change operation.

Andrews Kurth Hit With Nearly $200M Verdict

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

A Harris County jury returned a verdict in a malpractice suit finding that Andrews Kurth of Houston was negligent and breached its fiduciary duty toward a client.

Mark Benavides, solo attorney, San Antonio, TX.

Lawyer Arrested for Compelling Prostitution From Clients

By Angela Morris |

San Antonio solo Mark H. Benavides was arrested for compelling prostitution by allegedly making three clients have sex with him to pay for his legal services in their criminal cases.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott

Can Texas, Other States Refuse to Take Syrian Refugees?

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

A Houston immigration attorney and two law professors question whether the state of Texas can refuse to take any Syrian refugees in the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris.

John Minor Wisdom, U. S. Court of Appeals Building, Fifth Circuit, New Orleans, LA.

Lawyer Beats Hair Care Billionaire at Fifth Circuit

By John Council |

After winning a September ruling against John Paul DeJoria, who built his fortune on the famous John Paul Mitchell hair care line and Patron tequila, Geoffrey Harrison beat the billionaire two more times this month.

Are Lawyers Predisposed to Depression, Substance Abuse?

By James Dolan |

The notion that the profession causes illness is inaccurate. This presumes the person entering the field is a blank impressionable screen on which ills are imprinted. Still, we can't ignore the challenging nature of the work.

Life or Death: Addiction and Depression in the Legal Profession

By Angela Morris |

Get help, or die. That was the stark choice for two Texas attorneys who suffer from the most common substance abuse and mental health issues in the legal profession: alcoholism and depression.

Richard L. Burleson, managing partner in the Houston office of Burleson

Burleson: Firm Ran Better When I Owned 100 Percent of It

By John Council |

Houston-based Burleson grew from two lawyers to 140, but this week it announced it would close at the end of the year.

Thompson & Knight Partners Elect New Managing Partner

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

Mark Sloan, a partner in Dallas, will take charge of firm in February.

Ken Paxton

Prosecutors Deny Paxton's Accusations, Defend Judge

By Angela Morris |

The special prosecutors in Ken Paxton's criminal case claim that the attorney general has accused them and the original judge in the case of misconduct in an effort to cast himself as a victim and the prosecutors as the bad guys.