While the firm’s founders are adamant they do not intend to slow down in the next decade, they are making significant changes to empower the next generation of leaders at Kane Russell Coleman Logan.
Norton Rose Fulbright began as Fulbright & Crooker at the top of a Houston bank tower 100 years ago. Here is a timeline of their ascent to one of the largest firms on the planet.
Exactly a century ago, R.C. Fulbright and John Crooker started their own law firm. A dozen years later, the firm added a young unknown trial lawyer named Leon Jaworski. No Texas corporate law firm has had a bigger historical impact on the legal profession, business and politics than Fulbright & Jaworski. Now known as Norton Rose Fulbright, the firm occupies 11 floors atop the Fulbright Tower in downtown Houston and boasts more than 4,000 lawyers in 29 countries with revenues expected to top $2 billion this year. This is the story of a law firm everyone just calls “Fulbright” – how it got here and where it is going.
As a little girl, Carter Dugan played in the office of her grandfather, James Kerr, high atop Fulbright Tower in downtown Houston. Kerr practiced alongside legendary lawyers, including Leon Jaworski, for six decades. Now, Dugan is an energy litigation partner at Norton Rose Fulbright, officing only a few floors away from where she played as a kid. Like the old-timers, she has great stories to tell.
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.