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Jeff Tillotson Departs Lynn Pinker Cox

Jeff Tillotson Departs Lynn Pinker Cox

Prominent Dallas litigation boutique Lynn Tillotson Pinker Cox is trimming its name. The firm announced Monday that trial lawyer Jeff Tillotson is leaving to temporarily start his own firm, but…

Update: Peckar & Abramson Enters Texas with 9 Lateral Hires

Update: Peckar & Abramson Enters Texas with 9 Lateral Hires

New York- and New Jersey-based Peckar & Abramson has opened offices in Austin, Dallas and Houston.…

Kent Sullivan & Sean Jordan Jump to Jackson Walker

Kent Sullivan & Sean Jordan Jump to Jackson Walker

Jackson Walker significantly beefed up its appellate law practice this week when it announced that a former state appellate court judge and a former deputy solicitor general have joined the…

Burleson Law Firm to Shut Doors

The oil and gas turbulence has claimed its first victim in the legal industry. Richard Burleson announced today that the firm he started a decade ago will close down all…

Baker Botts, Oldest Law Firm in Texas, Turns 175

Baker Botts, Oldest Law Firm in Texas, Turns 175

In a world where the life expectancy of a Fortune 500 company is now 15 years, the story of Baker Botts is extraordinary. The law firm survived the Civil War,…

Former Norton Rose Fulbright Global Immigration Practice Leader Launches Dallas Boutique Law Firm

Former Norton Rose Fulbright Global Immigration Practice Leader Launches Dallas Boutique Law Firm

Cindy Kang Ansbach says it is more important than ever for companies to have strong counsel on corporate immigration matters.…

T&K Names Mark Sloan its new Leader

T&K Names Mark Sloan its new Leader

Thompson & Knight announced Tuesday that real estate and banking law partner Mark M. Sloan will replace Emily Parker as the law firm’s next managing partner.…

V&E Wins Diversity Honor from MCCA

V&E Wins Diversity Honor from MCCA

The Minority Corporate Counsel Association has selected Vinson & Elkins to receive its annual Thomas L. Sager Award for the South region. The award recognizes law firms for their efforts…

Report: Dallas Firm Diversity Slowly Improves, but Remains Elusive

Report: Dallas Firm Diversity Slowly Improves, but Remains Elusive

Only two of Dallas County’s largest law firms reflect the diversity of the Texas Bar and the state’s population, indicating plenty of room for improvement, according to the recently released…

Lawyers Mourn Loss of South Texas Legal Legend Morris Atlas

Lawyers Mourn Loss of South Texas Legal Legend Morris Atlas

For six decades, Morris Atlas was the lawyer to see in South Texas. Big corporations from across the globe facing potentially crippling lawsuits hired him to save their businesses. Candidates…

The Death of a Lion: Dee Kelly (1929-2015)

The Death of a Lion: Dee Kelly (1929-2015)

Legendary oil and gas lawyer Dee Kelly passed away Friday. He was widely viewed as one of the most influential business and political leaders in the history of Fort Worth.…

K&L Gates’ Ambassador to Partners and Clients

K&L Gates’ Ambassador to Partners and Clients

Craig Budner has represented corporate giants such as Xerox, J.P. Morgan Chase, Hewlett-Packard and VarTec Telecom. He defended Olympic athlete Marion Jones in the BALCO steroids scandal and played a…

Bill Brewer Moves Forward without Bickel

Bill Brewer Moves Forward without Bickel

For three decades, Bickel & Brewer were the bad boys of the legal profession. Then, John Bickel retired last year. On Monday, the firm unveils its new name: Brewer, Attorneys…

Lawyer Rates in Texas Rocket Up – $1,000 an Hour is in the Rear-view Mirror

Lawyer Rates in Texas Rocket Up – $1,000 an Hour is in the Rear-view Mirror

Hundreds of Texas corporations received notices this year from their outside lawyers that their hourly rates were going up. Dozens of Texas lawyers who handle the most complex, bet-the-company legal…

Munsch Hardt Turns 30 and has a Story to Tell

Munsch Hardt Turns 30 and has a Story to Tell

In March 1985, six fourth year associates at Winstead decided to start their own firm. They had no clients, no management experience and minimal business development training. “Just about any…

Texas Law Firms Fight for Talent, Revenues and Survival

Texas Law Firms Fight for Talent, Revenues and Survival

Despite record revenues and profits, the Texas legal market is in turmoil. Even as elite law firms experience phenomenal growth in revenues and profits, many large, full service Texas law…

Norton Rose Fulbright Appoints Ken Stewart to Global Chair Position

Norton Rose Fulbright Appoints Ken Stewart to Global Chair Position

Firm names Dallas corporate lawyer, one of the truly nice guy lawyers, to ambassadorial leadership role.…

Texas Legal Market Expands and Fragments as Rich Firms get Richer

Texas Legal Market Expands and Fragments as Rich Firms get Richer

Texas lawyers who representing businesses generated a record amount of revenues in 2014. A new survey by The Texas Lawbook shows that business lawyers saw their workload increase significantly for…

Cox Smith Merges with Dykema

Cox Smith Merges with Dykema

After a yearlong business romance, the law firms from San Antonio and Detroit announced Monday they are combining to become Dykema Cox Smith, a 450-lawyer firm that has 140 attorneys…

Stay Small or Merge Big: My Law Firm’s Story

Stay Small or Merge Big: My Law Firm’s Story

In 1984, I started my own commercial law firm with just a secretary. Over 30 years, it grew to 18 lawyers thanks to our model of being a haven for…