Akerman continued its growth in Texas with the addition of four Houston insurance litigation experts led by partners David Clark and Kristen McDanald.
State Bar Litigation Section to Recognize Dallas Court of Appeals Chief Justice Carolyn Wright as Texas Legal Legend
The Litigation Section of the State Bar of Texas will induct Chief Justice Wright as a Texas Legal Legend at the State Bar’s Annual Meeting in Houston on June 21.
Kevin Schutte, who was previously at Bracewell, focuses his litigation practice on representing banks and other financial institutions.
The three new additions are headlined by partner David Walton, an appellate guru who was previously at Parsons McEntire McCleary & Clark, and senior counsel Craig Warner, who was an assistant attorney general of Texas.
The Dallas litigation firm of Lackey Hershman has agreed to combine with Stinson Leonard Street.
Ten years ago, Carmen Dusek found herself square in the middle of the largest child custody case ever litigated. The case involved charges of child abuse and rape in a remote compound run fundamentalist religious sect run by Warren Jeffs whose Biblical beliefs included a particularly strident form of polygamy. The case came to include scores of lawyers who volunteered from afar to assure adequate legal representation for some 400 children. She recalls the pride and disappointment to Janet Elliott in The Texas Lawyer.
Machir Stull was previously at Gruber Hail Johansen Shank, which recently dissolved.
Matt Schroeder, who left Gardere, has special expertise involving coverage issues related to environmental risk policies
Prominent litigator Mike Gruber has left the Dallas litigation firm that bears his name to join Dorsey & Whitney, a 106-year old Minnesota firm. The decision was hard, he says, but his reasoning is simple: “Its hard to compete against these national law firms.” Mark Curriden has the story.
John Riley and Paul Sarahan were previously at Kelley Drye.