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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.

Jerry Clements

Locke Lord Signs Letter of Intent With Edwards Wildman Palmer

By Brian Baxter, The Am Law Daily and Brenda Sapino Jeffreys, Texas Lawyer |

Dallas-based Locke Lord announces a letter of intent to combine with Edwards Wildman Palmer, creating Locke Lord Edwards.

Tracy Druce

Houston Lawyer Settles Patent Office Disciplinary Action

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

Tracy Druce, a co-executive of Novak Druce Connolly Bove + Quigg of Houston, and the director of the Office of enrollment and Discipline for the United States Patent and Trademark Office settle disciplinary action.

44th State Civil District Court Judge Carlos R. Cortez

Plaintiff Moves to Recuse Carlos Cortez

By John Council |

A plaintiff in a business dispute has moved to recuse 44th District Court Judge Carlos Cortez from hearing its case alleging that the lead defense counsel received favorable rulings while giving "large and curiously-timed contributions" to the jurist's campaign, among other things, creating the appearance of bias.


Former Judge Denise Pratt Gets Public Reprimand

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

"That was a lot of work and a lot of opinion for a public reprimand for a judge who's resigned," said Houston attorney Terry Yates, who represented Pratt in connection with criminal complaints filed against her.


Firms Cross-Allege Improper Billing, Client-Stealing

By Angela Morris |

A case that must now play out in federal court instead of district court involves a San Antonio firm's allegations of defamation and client-stealing by a California firm.

Stanford's 'Net Winners' Lose at Fifth Circuit

By John Council |

Defendants who made interest on investments in R. Allen Stanford's Ponzi scheme are defeated on appeal by receiver charged with recovering millions in investors money.

Ex-Client Sues, Alleges Conflict of Interest Against Thompson & Knight

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

A former client of Thompson & Knight files a $1 million lawsuit against the firm, alleging that it had a conflict of interest when representing him and a third party in an acquisition.

44th State Civil District Court Judge Carlos R. Cortez

Carlos Cortez Recused After Unusual Hearing

By John Council |

Cortez is recused from hearing a business dispute after a legal malpractice lawyer at odds with the judge makes an appearance in the case.

Business people shaking hands in the office, finishing a meeting

Deal of the Week: Baker Botts, Jones Day Handle Frozen Food Deal

By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys |

Baker Botts represents Windsor Quality Holdings in its pending acquisition for about $800 million by Ajinomoto North America, which is using Jones Day.