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Bryan Blevins, partner at Provost Umphrey Law Firm in Beaumont

Legislative Session: Who Will Be Swinging the Bat for Plaintiffs?

By Angela Morris |

Who is going to bat for plaintiffs and trial lawyers in the 2015 legislative session?

Eric Williams mugshot

Former Judge Eric Williams Sentenced to Death

By John Council |

Bill Wirskye, a special prosecutor assigned to prosecute Eric Williams, said the former justice of the peace "crossed a line that hardly anyone crosses."

Andrew Calder is a partner in the Houston office of Kirkland & Ellis

What Were the Big Lateral Moves in 2014?

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

A number of firms headquartered outside Texas opened offices in the Lone Star State during 2014, spurring lateral moves.

Discipline Case Alleges Attorney Told Client She 'Could Not Deal' With Matter at Hearing

By John Council |

The State Bar of Texas filed a disciplinary action against an Irving attorney who allegedly told an immigration client facing deportation that she "could not deal with the matter right now" during a hearing, left the courthouse and told the client to do the same.

Dallas Lawyer Accused of Expert Report Fraud

By John Council |

The State Bar of Texas filed a disciplinary action against Raul H. Loya, alleging that he charged an inflated $29,000 to a client for an expert report he couldn't use in settling her case.

Elite Appellate Lawyers Dominating Texas Politics

By James C. Ho |

The top legal positions in government are increasingly drawing from one particular specialty—appellate litigators—and from a narrow band of that specialty at that.

Neal S. Manne, managing partner, Susman Godfrey, Houston

How Much Were Susman Godfrey's Associate Bonuses?

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

Susman Godfrey, the Houston-based litigation firm, paid merit bonuses to associates ranging from $40,000 to $110,000.

Christene Wood, a senior attorney in the Houston office of Thompson Coe

'Mad Mom' Gets Significant Juvenile Court Win

By John Council |

Christene Wood thought the way that Texas trial courts certified juveniles to stand trial as adults was wrong. She and fellow civil attorneys Jack Carnegie and John Hagan did something about that by winning 'Moon v. Texas'.

Firm Wins $100,000 From Ex-Client in Yelp Review Lawsuit

By Angela Morris |

"Yelp has already been notified, and my understanding is that [the] posting is already gone," said Kirk Fulk, lawyer for Austin firm Grissom & Thompson.

Will Oil Price Drop Trigger Change for Firms?

By Miriam Rozen |

O&G lawyers identify the biggest three consequences of the price drop on their firms' practices.