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Public Peek Into Supreme Court Procedures

By Angela Morris |

Seven of the high court's nine justices answered questions on Sept. 20 at the Texas Tribune Festival.

Texas Governor Rick Perry

In Context: Gov. Rick Perry's Indictment

The following timeline details the events that unfolded in Texas courts following Travis County D.A. Rosemary Lehmberg's drunk driving conviction in April 2013 through Gov. Rick Perry's booking Aug. 19.

George Fleming, attorney, Fleming, Nolen & Jez, Houston

George Fleming's Firm Sues Two Houston Firms, Five Lawyers

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

Fleming, Nolen & Jez allege that the defendants sought to "intimidate and harass" George Fleming into settling civil litigation they filed against him and Fleming & Associates.

David Gonzalez, Sumpter & Gonzalez, Austin

Austin Lawyer Joins Team Prosecuting Gov. Perry

By Angela Morris |

Special prosecutor Michael McCrum said of the new recruit, "He's a brilliant mind. He's got a very strong work ethic. He's got a passion for justice and doing what is right. I think he is extremely well qualified."

The End of the Rambo Boys: John Bickel Joins Fish & Richardson

By John Council |

Bickel, who founded Bickel & Brewer 30 years ago with William A. Brewer III, earned the "Rambo" moniker with his former law partner after articles about their aggressive litigation tactics were featured in Texas Lawyer and The Dallas Morning News.

Finding Lawyers Ineffective, CCA Grants New Trial to Woman

By Angela Morris |

In the case centered around the child's death of salt intoxication, the five-lawyer defense team for Hannah Ruth Overton failed to show the jury deposition testimony by a salt intoxication expert.

Randy Sorrels, managing partner in Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Friend in Houston

Litigator of the Week: Ladder Accident Leads to $1.7 Million Judgment

By Miriam Rozen |

Randy Sorrels knew he had to get a judge to focus "on the beginning of the story, and not just the end." That was if his client, who fell off a ladder at his own home and injured himself severely, was to prevail on his negligence claim against a cable-installation company and its subsidiaries.

Court Administrator's Termination Draws Judge's Ire

By Angela Morris |

"They didn't even tell the judges at the time they were going to fire her. The judges were the last to know," said Susan Criss, former judge of Galveston County's 212th District Court.

Matthew Pearson, a partner in San Antonio's Gravely & Pearson

Unsigned Contract Leads to $18.8 Million Verdict

By John Council |

After a new jury panel is called a litigant earns a big win in a energy trade secrets trial.

2014 Texas Legal Departments of the Year

By Heather Nevitt |

Texas Lawyer's editorial department is pleased to announce the winners of our 2014 Legal Departments of the Year awards.