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Video: New Dallas DA Susan Hawk's Wingman Says Integrity Unit to Stay, Other Changes Coming

Bill Wirskye, a partner in Dallas' Shook Gunter & Wirskye, will become the new first assistant Dallas County District Attorney in January. He discusses new Dallas County DA Susan Hawk's plans for the office which include keeping its pioneering conviction integrity unit going.

Video: Perry Talks to Media After Hearing on Indictment

Gov. Rick Perry speaks to the media Nov. 6, 2014, after a pretrial hearing in his case over charges of abuse of official capacity and coercion of a public servant.

Video: When the Defense Moves for Multi-District Litigation

Michael McCabe, a partner in Dallas' Munck Wilson Mandala who is defending Parkland Health and Hospital System, explains why he recently moved for multi-district litigation for a series of cases filed against his client in the same county. Pre-trial ruling consolidation is rare for state employment law cases but will work in his county hospital client's favor for several reasons, he said.

Video: Asbestos, still: Winning a mesothelioma case in 2014

Dallas trial lawyer Chris Panatier, a shareholder in Simon Greenstone Panatier Barlett, P.C., in Dallas, discusses a recent $18 million asbestos verdict he won before a state court jury, the numerous obstacles that had to be overcome before evidence was presented in his case, and how much of the largely punitive damages award his clients can hope to keep.

Video: Capital Area Private Defenders Service: View from the Bar

The Capital Area Private Defenders Service, a nonprofit organization launched Oct. 1, is set to take over Travis County's indigent defense system starting January 2015. What do attorneys think about the change? What are their questions or concerns?

Video: Reversed and Remanded: Trudging Through the R. Allen Stanford Case--Five Years Later

Brad Foster, a partner in Andrews Kurth who represents 115 defendants in the civil litigation related to R. Allan Stanford's massive Ponzi scheme. Foster discusses why even after a recent key appellate ruling by the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in the case, the five-and-half-year litigation is no closer to ending.

Video: Reversed and Remanded: What May Come Next in the Criminal Case Against Gov. Rick Perry?

Dallas criminal defense attorney Gary Udashen discusses what may come next in the courtroom in the wake of Texas Gov. Rick Perry's indictment—a criminal case he believes will be over sooner rather than later.

Pete Haskel (right), an assistant Dallas City Attorney, discusses a case he's defending before the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in which a lawyer is claiming he has a First Amendment right to traffic tickets. The issue is a case of first of impression because of the way the lawyer wants the court information, Haskel said.

Video: Pete Haskel -- Reversed and Remanded

Pete Haskel, an assistant Dallas City Attorney, discusses a case he's defending before the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in which a lawyer is claiming he has a First Amendment right to traffic tickets. The issue is a case of first impression because of the way the lawyer wants the court information, Haskel said.

Video: IP Lawyer Discusses Why Eastern District Leads Nation in Compensatory Damages

Mike Wilson, an IP lawyer and partner in Dallas Munck Wilson Mandala, discusses a recent report showing that the Eastern District of Texas leads the nation in patent infringement compensatory damage awards. However, there are more reasons behind the $5 billion awarded in compensatory damages over the 14 years than the Eastern District's reputation for plaintiff-friendly juries.

Video: Moneyball Law

Mark Unger, San Antonio solo, says that technology allows solos to save money and run a firm that can compete with big law.