Legal Roundup

FERNELIUS SIMON PLLC: Fernelius Simon named to National Best Law Firms List for 2019

By | Oct 31, 2018

Houston-based Fernelius Simon PLLC has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report and The Best Lawyers in America in its 2019 Best Law Firms listing.

TEXAS OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL: Con­sumer Pro­tec­tion Divi­sion Attor­neys Receive Ris­ing Star Award for Obtain­ing $25 Mil­lion in Ille­gal Debt Col­lec­tion Lawsuit

By Texas Office of the Attorney General | Oct 31, 2018

The Texas Attorney General’s Office today announced that Consumer Protection Division Assistant Attorneys General Rick Berlin and Stephanie Eberhardt received the prestigious Rising Star award from the National Consumer Law Center (NCLC).

FERNELIUS SIMON PLLC: Fernelius Simon sweeps 2018 Super Lawyers

By | Oct 25, 2018

With nearly 100,000 licensed attorneys in the state, only a small handful are selected to the Texas Super Lawyers listing, published by Thomson Reuters.

THE LANIER LAW FIRM: Mark Lanier named among Nation's Top 100 Trial lawyers by Benchmark Litigation

By | Oct 25, 2018

Lanier Law Firm founder Mark Lanier has earned recognition for the third consecutive year as one of the “Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America” in the Benchmark Litigation guide to the nation’s finest litigators.

FERNELIUS SIMON PLLC: Stephen Fernelius recognized among Best Lawyers in America

By | Oct 25, 2018

Stephen Fernelius, co-founder of Fernelius Simon PLLC, has been recognized in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America for his work in the areas of mass tort litigation and class-action defense.

POLSINELLI: Dallas Office Welcomes Real Estate Finance Counsel John S. Bruzina

By | Oct 21, 2018

Polsinelli recently bolstered its strong, national Real Estate Finance practice with the addition of John S. Bruzina as counsel, based in the firm’s dynamic Dallas office.

DLA PIPER LLP: Secures summary judgment victory on behalf of well-known economist in fraud lawsuit

By DLA Piper | Oct 12, 2018

DLA Piper won summary judgment on behalf of well-known economist Dr. Arthur Laffer, one of multiple defendants in a lawsuit alleging securities fraud and numerous other claims, and seeking more than US$30 million in damages.

ABRAHAM WATKINS NICHOLS SORRELS AGOSTO & AZIZ: Plaintiff Awarded $1.3M for Injuries in Cruise Ship Fall

By | Oct 12, 2018

Ms. Higgs claimed injuries to her left arm and shoulder, which included a displaced proximal humerus fracture of her left non-dominant arm, a dislocated humerus head, torn left rotator cuff, and torn left bicep tendon. She sued Costa Crociere S.P.A.

ARNOLD & ITKIN LLP: Case Filed for Client Injured at Apartment Complex

By Arnold and Itkin LLP | Oct 12, 2018

Arnold & Itkin Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Kyle Findley, Kala Sellers, and Adam Lewis filed suit against an apartment complex owner and manager.

LITTLER MENDELSON P.C: Littler's Syeeda Amin Recognized Among Top 50 Women Lawyers By Texas Diversity Council

By | Oct 7, 2018

Syeeda Amin, special counsel in the Dallas office of Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, has been recognized among the Top 50 Women Lawyers by the Texas Diversity Council.

ABRAHAM WATKINS NICHOLS SORRELS AGOSTO & AZIZ: Supplies of Top Blood Pressure Drug Tainted with Carcinogen

By | Oct 7, 2018

In late July, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned consumers that several pharmaceutical companies have initiated recalls of the popular blood pressure drug valsartan after discovering that the medication is contaminated with a potentially carcinogenic chemical.

ARNOLD & ITKIN LLP: Bouchard Seeks Payday for Barge Explosion at Victims’ Expense

By Arnold and Itkin LLP | Oct 7, 2018

In nearly every maritime case involving the total loss of a maritime vessel, companies invoke the Limitation of Liability Act of 1851—an old law that allows vessel owners to limit their liability to the total value of the ship and its cargo.

LOCKE LORD LLP: Houston Office Managing Partner Laura Edrington To Be Honored With Two Recognitions for Leadership, Achievement and Community Involvement

By | Oct 7, 2018

Laura Edrington, Locke Lord’s Houston Office Managing Partner, will soon be honored with separate recognitions by the Houston Business Journal and Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce for her leadership in the community and in business.

POLSINELLI: Shareholder Michael D. Pegues Receives Texas Minority Counsel Program’s 2018 Trailblazer of the Year Award

By | Oct 5, 2018

Michael D. Pegues, a Dallas-based Polsinelli shareholder and vice chair of the firm’s national Intellectual Property & Technology Litigation practice, has received the 2018 Trailblazer of the Year Award from the Texas Minority Counsel Program (TMCP).

DYKEMA GOSSETT PLLC: Dykema’s Michael C. Toth Sworn in as Justice for the Texas 3rd Court of Appeals

By | Sep 30, 2018

Dykema, a leading national law firm, is proud to announce that Michael C. Toth, Austin-based senior counsel in the firm’s Commercial Litigation Practice Group, was sworn in as justice on the Texas 3rd Court of Appeals yesterday, September 26, 2018.

MORGAN LEWIS: Susan Feigin Harris Named Attorney of the Year by Texas Lawyer

By | Sep 30, 2018

Morgan Lewis partner Susan Feigin Harris has been named Texas’s Attorney of the Year for 2018, the top honor bestowed on an individual by Texas Lawyer.

ABRAHAM WATKINS NICHOLS SORRELS AGOSTO & AZIZ: Austin Jury Awards Cab Driver's Stabbing Victim $1.02 Million

By | Sep 30, 2018

Earlier this month, a Travis County jury awarded a stabbing victim $1.02 million in a lawsuit against Austin Cab Company and the taxicab driver.

ARNOLD & ITKIN LLP: Texas' Unique Liability Laws

By Arnold and Itkin LLP | Sep 30, 2018

In the state of Texas, premises liability makes landowners responsible for any injuries that occur while someone is on their property.

ARNOLD & ITKIN LLP: Limits on Property Damage Claims in Texas

By Arnold and Itkin LLP | Sep 23, 2018

Having your property damaged by another person is a frustrating event to be forced to deal with.

GREENBERG & TRAURIG: Alicia Voltmer Joins Greenberg Traurig’s Dallas Office

By Greenberg Traurig, LLP | Sep 21, 2018

Alicia Sienne Voltmer, certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, has joined the Dallas office of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP as of counsel.

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