Hiersche, Hayward, Drakeley & Urbach is closing for business at the end of the year. Thirteen of the firm’s lawyers will be taking their practices elsewhere, according to a statement issued by the firm.
Corporate law firms headquartered in Texas are witnessing slower growth in revenue and a more significant decline in demand for legal services from clients so far in 2019 than their competitors across the country.
Dallas commercial litigator and University of Houston Law Center alumni Jeff Cody will be the next managing partner of Norton Rose Fulbright in the U.S., which has 411 lawyers in Texas and 820 attorneys nationwide.
John Martin, one of the founding partners of Dallas-based Carrington Coleman, died Monday. He was 81. The Texas Lawbook looks back on a remarkable human being whose career intersected with some of the most significant moments in American history.
The Houston Volunteer Lawyers program kicked off National Pro Bono Week on Monday by honoring a handful of attorneys who made extraordinary differences in the lives of people who otherwise could afford legal counsel. CenterPoint Energy GC Jason Ryan said “lawyers don’t only have jobs, we are part of a profession and with that comes obligations” to help those who need it.
A new interactive storybook by Dallas lawyer Jodie Slater Hastings does more than keep children entertained while on smart devices. It also helps them appreciate the privilege it is to be a lawyer — and better understand the legal profession that their moms leave the house every morning to go do. Better yet: Hastings launched this idea forward after reporting for jury duty. Natalie Posgate has the story.
The Texas-based corporate law firm is expected to announce next week that it has added up to nine partners – three of them based in Texas – to its environmental and workplace safety practice, The Texas Lawbook has learned. All nine attorneys have been partners in the Austin, Houston, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. offices of Chicago-based Katten Muchin.
Kirkland has landed what is believed to be its first Dallas litigation partner, who joined from Lynn Pinker Cox & Hurst. The move comes two months after the firm announced it was launching a plaintiff-side trial group that tackles commercial litigation matters on a contingency or other alternative fee basis. Natalie Posgate has the scoop.
Bell Nunnally has had the same managing partner for two decades. That changes Sept. 1 when trial partner Christopher Trowbridge takes the reins of the 63 lawyer corporate firm. But he knows there will be many challenges ahead.
Spencer Fane has combined with a 19-lawyer Houston law firm to launch its third Texas outpost.