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.
Perkins Coie, which boasts Amazon, Costco, Microsoft and Starbucks as clients, officially added three partners to its Dallas operation last week and plans to announce more lawyers joining in the next couple months.
Gardere would have celebrated its 110th anniversary this year. Andrews Kurth of Houston would have been 117 years old. Strasburger & Price would have turned 80. In April, the three firms merged with national practices within days of each other. The Texas Lawbook examines how each of those mergers has worked out.
Two Texas law firms are one step closer to obtaining what they say are long-overdue reforms to the state’s foster care system after a ruling issued Monday by the Fifth Circuit. Natalie Posgate has the details on the ruling and the 411 on the Texas lawyers involved and how they got on the case.