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Trial Lawyer Suzanne J. DuBose Joins Godwin Ronquillo as Houston Shareholder

HOUSTON – The prominent Texas trial and appellate law firm of Godwin Ronquillo PC is pleased to announce the addition of accomplished trial lawyer Suzanne J. DuBose as a commercial litigation Shareholder in the firm’s Houston office. “Suzanne is an outstanding litigator with an impressive background as lead counsel in a number of diverse cases,” says Donald E. Godwin, Chairman and CEO of Godwin Ronquillo. “We are exceptionally pleased to

Kardex Remstar Helps Meet Executive Order 13423

The year 2015 is fast approaching and federal agencies are required to be in full compliance with Executive Order 13423. Instated in 2007, Executive Order 13423 – Strengthening Federal Environmental, Energy and Transportation Management is all about sustainability for the future. By the year 2015, Federal Agencies are required to improve energy efficiency and utilize sustainable building design to reduce the current carbon footprint. With only three years left, federal

Attorney Michael K. Hurst Named Chair of DBA Equal Access to Justice Campaign

Michael K. Hurst has been named Chair of the Dallas Bar Association’s (DBA) 2012-2013 Equal Access to Justice Campaign benefiting the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program (DVAP). A partner with Gruber Hurst Johansen Hail Shank LLP, Michael has been a tireless advocate for the Campaign for many years serving as Chair of various divisions and as Co-Chair of the Corporate Division in 2011-12. “Michael has given much time to this Campaign

Illinois State Bar Association's New Chair of Elder Law is Chicago Attorney, Ker …

CHICAGO, IL -- Kerry Peck, the managing partner of Peck Bloom LLC in Chicago, has recently been appointed Chair of the Illinois State Bar Association Elder Law Section Council. As Chair, Peck will be charged with upholding the mission of the ISBA Elder Law Section: • To inform and advise the members of the bar whose practice involves representing older persons in such areas as estate planning, public benefits, nursing home residents'

Thompson & Knight Named Among the Top 25 U.S. Law Firms to Work For

The law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to announce its ranking among the top 25 law firms in the U.S. in the 2013 list of “The Best Law Firms to Work For” published by Vault. Thompson & Knight is ranked 17th overall and is the only Texas-based law firm listed. The Firm is also ranked 1st in Office Space, 9th in Satisfaction, 9th in Green,

Evan Guthrie Law Firm Leads Estate Planning And Probate Class At Mount Pleasant …

Evan Guthrie of the Evan Guthrie Law Firm in Charleston, South Carolina taught an estate planning and probate class at Mount Pleasant Regional Library in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina on Tuesday May 22nd, 2012. The presentation took place in the meeting room at the Mount Pleasant Regional Library, which is part of the Charleston County Library System The class led by Mr. Guthrie concentrated on the fundamentals of


On 31.07.2012 the German Company Hein Gericke GmbH, a popular outlet store chain for biker wear and supplies has filed for protection under the new German Schutzschirmverfahren (ESUG). The court has issued a stay order, allowing Hein Gericke GmbH to continue its trading within certain limits set by the order and has appointed Mr. Georg Kreplin as trustee (Sachwalter). bunk-alliance Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH has been approached by suppliers of Hein Gericke

Acclaimed Trial Lawyer Graham Hill Joins Houston’s Heard Robins

HOUSTON – The law firm of Heard Robins Cloud & Black LLP is pleased to announce the addition of Texas courtroom veteran Graham Hill as a partner in the firm’s Houston headquarters. Mr. Hill has represented clients in Texas and throughout the United States for more than 30 years. His legendary courtroom efforts include handling the nation’s first courtroom trial over the recalled diet drug Fen-Phen and negotiating a $1

Evan Guthrie Law Firm Helps American Bar Association School Public Service Proje …

Evan Guthrie of the Evan Guthrie Law Firm in Charleston, South Carolina helped with the American Bar Association TIPS Burke Middle School Public Service Project at the Burke High School Auditorium In Charleston, South Carolina on Thursday May 17th 2012. The service project was a part of the 2012 ABA TIPS Spring Leadership Meeting that was held in Charleston, SC in May of 2012. Students that attended the service project

Gardere Partner Beverly Godbey Awarded Presidential Citation by State Bar of Tex …

DALLAS – Beverly B. Godbey, a partner in the Dallas office of Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP, has been awarded a State Bar of Texas Presidential Citation in recognition of the "wisdom, skill, and dedication" she demonstrated during her term as Chair of the State Bar of Texas' Board of Directors. Ms. Godbey, a prominent Dallas litigator, began her one-year term as Chair in June 2011, following a three-way race for the

Mike McKool Named 2012 “Trial Lawyer of the Year” by the Dallas Bar Association …

DALLAS – Mike McKool, co-Founder and Chairman of McKool Smith, has been named the 2012 “Trial Lawyer of the Year” by the Dallas Bar Association (DBA). Mr. McKool will receive the award during the DBA's annual Bench Bar Conference in Horseshoe Bay, Texas, on Sept. 27-29, 2012. The prestigious award is presented annually to a DBA member who best exemplifies the principles of the legal profession and who has achieved

Russell I. Marnell Comments on Termination of Marriage between Tom Cruise and Ka …

Russell I. Marnell of The Law Offices of Russell I. Marnell, P.C., says that divorce proceedings between actors Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes might get contentious and that Ms. Holmes might get her wish for sole custody of her daughter if she is able to have the case tried in New York State, based on certain factors. It was reported that, on June 28, Katie Holmes filed for divorce from Tom

Evan Guthrie Law Firm Teaches Basics Of Estate Planning And Probate At Library I …

Evan Guthrie of the Evan Guthrie Law Firm in Charleston, South Carolina taught a class on the basics of estate planning and probate at the Berkeley County Hanahan Library in Hanahan, SC on Wednesday May 2nd 2012. The class explored the beginning principles of planning an estate, the difference between probate and non-probate assets, the different types of plans for estates, what happens in probate court, advance directives and healthcare

Bradley Weitz of The Weitz Law Firm, P.A. in Aventura Launches 2012 Social Media …

Experienced attorney for the disabled community, Bradley Weitz, announced the launch of the law firm's new Social Media Program for 2012. “Our firm has made a concerted effort by joining Twitter, YouTube, Facebook and other Social Media sites." Bradley Weitz firmly believes "The Americans With Disabilities Act requires places of public accommodation to be made accessible to the disabled community, and that all disabled patrons have an equal right to access." About

Gardere Expands Mexico/Latin America Practice With Addition of Partner Juan Alca …

AUSTIN – Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is announcing the addition of Juan M. Alcalá as a partner in the Firm’s Austin office where he will head Gardere’s Latin America litigation and dispute resolution practice. Formerly of King & Spalding, Mr. Alcalá focuses on international arbitration and litigation. Mr. Alcalá’s distinct familiarity with the Latin American market strengthens Gardere’s Mexico and Latin America Practice, which is already prominently ranked in the

Grayson & Grayson Personal Injury Law Firm Announces Legal Assistance for Person …

June 26th 2012, Los Angeles, CA Grayson & Grayson personal injury law firm ( is offering free case evaluation to victims of wrongful diagnosis and medical malpractice commited by negligent doctors, hospital staff or pharmacy facilities. This popular personal injury firm has been representing personal injury victims of medical malpractice for over 25 years now and has also represented cases of wrongful deaths in their areas of expertise. Los

Brian Andrew Tully Featured in Newsweek's "Nationwide Leading Elder Care & Estat …

Melville, NY — Attorney Brian Andrew Tully, Esq. of the elder law firm of Tully & Winkelman, P.C. announced that he has been featured in Newsweek’s “Nationwide Leading Elder Care & Estate Planning Attorneys Showcase” for the year 2012. Newsweek’s Leading Attorneys Showcase, in which Mr. Tully was featured, appeared in the June 18 issue of the magazine. It is designed to feature top law firms that specialize in particular areas

Turley, Redmond, Rosasco & Rosasco, LLP Launches New Educational Social Security …

Turley, Redmond, Rosasco & Rosasco, LLP, one of New York’s leading Social Security Disability law firms, has launched, a new website with over 100 pages of helpful educational information for Social Security Disability claimants, medical providers and support organizations. The site will be regularly updated with new information as needed. The site contains a full Social Security Disability library that includes Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), procedural and legal issues and

Survived Prison Officer Craig Wylde Recommends Cut Resistant T-Shirt After Survi …

A prison officer, who has survived one of the most outrageous attacks on prison staff in the UK, is now recommending cut and slash resistant tops to help protect his colleagues. Craig Wylde, who was brutally assaulted at Frankland High Security Prison on 13th March 2010, strongly believes that the severity of his injury would have been significantly reduced if he would have been issued with cut and slash resistant t-shirts. Craig

Dallas Jury Awards $530K Verdict for Sales Rep in Unpaid Commissions Lawsuit

Hightower Angelley helps fired salesman win contract dispute DALLAS – A Dallas County jury awarded a verdict of more than $530,000 in favor of a former salesperson for Dallas-based information technology provider PHNS Inc. after finding that the company improperly withheld thousands of dollars in commissions. Attorneys Jeff Hightower and Wil Angelley from the Dallas law firm Hightower Angelley LLP represented David Canfield against PHNS, which changed its name to Anthelio Healthcare

Evan Guthrie Law Firm Provides Wills And Estate Planning For First Responders In …

Evan Guthrie of the Evan Guthrie Law Firm in Charleston, South Carolina provided wills and estate planning for first responders in Columbia, SC on Saturday April 28th 2012 as part of a wills clinic put on by the Young Lawyers Division of the South Carolina Bar. The wills clinic was held at the South Carolina Bar Conference Center in Columbia, South Carolina with several young lawyer volunteers donating their time

Netlaw Media and Charles Christian announce the return of ‘LawTech Futures 2013 …

Following a capacity sell out of the ‘LawTech Futures 2012’ legal technology conference and exhibition, Netlaw Media and Charles Christian of the Legal Technology Insider are proud to announce that ‘LawTech Futures 2013 – The Future of Legal Technology’ will be staged on the 30th April 2013 at the QEII Conference Center in London. With the event outgrowing a 1000 square meter venue in its inaugural year, the LawTech Futures 2013

Restaurant Expert Witness Says The New Restaurant Owner Can Save A Fortune By Hi …

Times are tough and the economy has tightened everybody's wallet. But when one hires an inexperienced lawyer for their particular industry, the long-term cost to the business could be catastrophic. On the flip side, sourcing and securing a seasoned attorney who understands the inner workings of the industry can save the business owner a fortune in time, money, and hassle down the road. Restaurant Expert Witness,

GOAL to host a Webinar on “Cloud Computing & Global Legal Industry - Biggest Gam …

GOAL (Global Outsourcing Association of Lawyers) to host an exclusive Webinar on “Cloud Computing & Global Legal Industry - Biggest Game Changers under One Roof”. Date: 26 June 2012. Time: 09:00 AM (PDT). Duration: 60 minutes including Q & A. Speakers: - Dr Giles Hogben, European Research Director, Security Alliance, Greece. - Ian Osborne, Project Director, Intellect, UK. - Pankaj Parnami, Founder Director, Global Outsourcing Association of Lawyers (GOAL), USA. More details: Key topics to be

Center for Productive Longevity Urges People to Shed Negative Stereotypes About …

Organization Wants People to Embrace the Opportunities that Come with Longer Lives Boulder, CO, June 20, 2012 - As people continue to live longer and retire earlier, the term “Third-Stage Adulthood” has more relevance than ever before. Referring to people 62-85 years old, this stage of life is chock-full of senior workers who are qualified and ready to continue working after the traditional retirement age of 65 or sooner. This means

Attorneys Serving the Community Hosts 26th Annual Luncheon on June 22

(DALLAS) Amy Elizabeth Stewart, of Dallas’ Amy Stewart PC, co-chairs the 26th Annual Attorneys Serving the Community Luncheon on Friday, June 22. This year’s event features Sonia Manzano, “Maria” from Sesame Street, and benefits Trinity River Mission. The event begins at noon at the Hilton Anatole, Chantilly Ballroom, 2201 Stemmons Freeway. Jennifer M. Trulock, of Baker Botts L.L.P., co-chairs the event along with Ms. Stewart. “Co-chairing this event has allowed me to help

New Yorkshire law firm opens with the promise of a more personal approach

A new law firm has been established in West Yorkshire that aims to provide a more personal service, and is being headed by family and civil law specialist Ben Jenkins. Ben has established a Yorkshire franchise of face2face solicitors, offering a different approach to traditional legal practices. Ben said: “I want to keep things simple and provide a personal service with transparent pricing. “Clients want high quality, straightforward and effective legal

Entrepreneur and Former Dragons' Den star James Caan announced as Keynote Speake …

Following his recent investment in the Midlands-based commercial law firm Knights Solicitors, Netlaw Media, Prof. Stephen Mayson and Partners Club are proud to announce James Caan has been confirmed as the Keynote Speaker of the ‘Strategic Leadership forum 2012’ in London. Subject to regulatory approval from the SRA, the recent investment by Hamilton Bradshaw represents the first private investment into a UK commercial law firm and will assist the 23 partner

Amy Stewart Speaks on Ethical Issues in Tripartite Relationships

(DALLAS) Amy Elizabeth Stewart, of Dallas’ Amy Stewart PC, will discuss the ethical landmines present in the tripartite relationship among an insurance company, its insured, and insurance defense counsel. Her presentation, “Navigating the Ethical Current: The Tripartite Relationship,” is at 3 p.m. on June 19 at Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen, Alexander Room, 18349 Dallas Parkway (at the North Dallas Tollway and Frankford). Ms. Stewart is one of three speakers presenting on behalf

Gardere Surpasses $2 Million Fundraising Mark For National Multiple Sclerosis So …

DALLAS/HOUSTON – With the participation of nearly 140 members of the Gardere Gearheads team in this spring’s annual Bike MS: SAM’S CLUB Ride, the attorneys and staff at Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP have surpassed the $2 million lifetime fundraising mark for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. On May 5, 2012, the Gardere Gearheads commenced the Bike MS: SAM’S CLUB Ride at Dr Pepper Park in Frisco, Texas. After pedaling 152 miles,

Hoffman Design Group Collaborates with Pennsylvania Horticultural Society to Kee …

Corporate interior landscaping specialist helps Pennsylvania Horticultural Society keep the Flower Show alive in Philadelphia Folcroft, PA, USA, June 15, 2012 -- Corporate interior landscaping firm Hoffman Design Group is proud to partner with the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) in keeping the Philadelphia Flower Show alive all year long. For the Philadelphia Flower Show, what takes 8 days to set up has to come down in just 3 days. But where

Need For Stab Vests Identified Following Assault On Prison Officer

Prison officers in New Zealand are appalled with their Corrections Department for saying stab vests are available after another prison officer was attacked at Rimutaka Prison last week. More than fifty prison officers have now contacted the Corrections Association in New Zealand, demanding stab proof vests or some sort of body armour, understanding that prisoners are volatile and unpredictable. “I strongly believe we must understand better, and remind

Dallas Family Law Attorney Gene Leposki Earns Promotion at McCurley Orsinger

DALLAS – The Family Law firm of McCurley Orsinger McCurley Nelson & Downing, L.L.P., is proud to announce the promotion of Gene A. Leposki to partner in the firm’s Dallas office. “Gene is a trusted, invaluable member of our firm who is dedicated to serving the best interests of his clients, and we are very pleased that he has earned his new title,” says Mike McCurley, a name partner in the

Jackson Walker Ranked Among Top 5 Texas Firms for Diversity

Reflecting the firm’s ongoing commitment to diversity, Jackson Walker L.L.P. was tied for second among Texas firms in American Lawyer’s 2012 Diversity Scorecard, an annual survey of the percentage of minority attorneys and partners at the nation’s largest firms. “We are proud of the diversity we have achieved at the firm, and we are continually looking at ways to recruit, retain and advance our diverse workforce,” said Jackson Walker partner Bruce

Evan Guthrie Law Firm Visits Law Education Class At Fort Dorchester High School …

Evan Guthrie of the Evan Guthrie Law Firm in Charleston, South Carolina stopped in to visit and speak to the law education class at Fort Dorchester High School in North Charleston SC on Wednesday April 25th 2012. The law education class focuses on the basics of the legal system in it curriculum as students learn about how the different parts of the system work and interact with each other. The

Counting Beans or Pennies? A Restaurant Accounting System is Critical, says Rest …

“No, the beans in the kitchen don’t necessarily need to be counted, but your money does, and the folks who do this counting, (accountants) are affectionately called ‘bean counters’,” says Howard Cannon, Restaurant Consultant, Restaurant Expert Witness, and CEO. “Many restaurants don’t keep a good eye on the bottom line and then they run into trouble and the owner wonders why.” The best way to prevent financial trouble and figure

Gardere Attorneys Earn High Marks in Chambers USA 2012

AUSTIN/DALLAS/HOUSTON – Eleven practice areas and 25 attorneys at Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP are being recognized in the 2012 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business published by London-based Chambers and Partners. Of particular note are Gardere’s high marks in Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional) and Leisure & Hospitality, two thriving industries in Texas and throughout the Southwest. Gardere received nationwide recognition in these areas. The following attorneys have

Neil Harris of the law office of Harris & Plottel receives Fellowship from the A …

Harris & Plottel, LLP Estate and Long-Term Care Planning Center in Chico, California is proud to announce the selection of the Firm’s senior partner, Neil A. Harris, as a Fellow of ACTEC. All ACTEC Fellows have made substantial contributions to the field of trusts and estates law through writing, teaching, and bar leadership activities. The Law Office of Harris & Plottel, LLP is proud to announce the selection of the

Enduring Holocaust Memoir celebrates 27 years with publication of new eBook

Ann Arbor, MI: Worlds Torn Asunder, the memoir of Holocaust survivor Dov Beril Edelstein, is a riveting personal story of survival and hope. It was originally published in 1985, with a German version published by Bohlau Verlag Publishing Company. It has been used as a text at various schools and universities for over a decade in courses with titles like “The Quest for Wholeness.” The book

Scott D. Cheskiewicz Joins Jackson Walker

Jackson Walker is pleased to welcome new partner Scott D. Cheskiewicz to the firm. Mr. Cheskiewicz joins the Corporate & Securities practice group focusing on Investment Funds in the Dallas and Austin offices. Mr. Cheskiewicz represents institutional investors (government pension plans, university endowments and fund of funds, etc.) with respect to investments in alternative assets, including hedge funds, private equity funds, venture capital funds, strategic and multi-asset class funds,

Kendall Law Group Expands Employment Discrimination Practice in Dallas

DALLAS – The Kendall Law Group in Dallas, which represents people in a variety of legal disputes against companies, is expanding its employment discrimination practice with the hiring of attorney Matthew Scott, who will head the firm’s Employment Law Section. Mr. Scott joins the firm from the Dallas office of Ford & Harrison, where he served as that office’s managing partner. Mr. Scott spent the first 17 years of his

Koontz & Associates Law Firm of Sarasota, Florida Launches Educational Blog

SARASOTA, FL – The law firm of Koontz & Associates, PL has launched an educational blog to inform readers on matters related to real estate transactions, business law, and federal and state tax law. The blogs will be posted on the law firm’s website, The first blog discusses new federal regulations aimed at speeding up the short sale process. Effective June 15, 2012, the new timelines will require Fannie Mae

Motorcycle Accident Law Firm Celebrates Twentieth Anniversary

Nationwide motorcycle accident law firm Kass & Moses announced today that it recently celebrated its twentieth anniversary as a motorcycle accident law firm. The firm was founded in May, 1992, by partners Joe Moses and Andrew Kass. "In this day and age of law firm dissolutions and break-ups, partners abandoning their firm and partners and associates getting laid off, our firm has weathered the storm and is growing rather than

Marshall Miller Named to Washington and Lee University Board of Trustees

Jackson Walker L.L.P. partner Marshall Miller was recently named to the Board of Trustees of Washington and Lee University. Mr. Miller was sworn in during a ceremony at the university’s Lexington, Virginia, campus on May 4, 2012. Founded in 1749, Washington and Lee University is named for George Washington, whose endowment helped the school survive, and Robert E. Lee, whose leadership helped bring the university to prominence. The Board of

Amy Stewart Named to D Magazine’s Best Lawyers’ List

Amy Elizabeth Stewart, of Dallas’ Amy Stewart P.C., has been named to D Magazine’s annual list of Dallas’ Best Lawyers. She was selected in the Insurance Law category. To compile the list of the city’s 377 best lawyers, D Magazine accepted nominations from licensed Texas lawyers who had firsthand knowledge of the nominee’s work. The magazine’s editors then met with a blue-ribbon panel of eminent lawyers to compile the final list. “I’m

Evan Guthrie Law Firm Helps Wills Clinic For First Responders In Charleston SC

Evan Guthrie of the Evan Guthrie Law Firm in Charleston, South Carolina participated in a wills clinic on Saturday April 21st in Charleston, South Carolina that provided free wills and advance directive to first responders in the Charleston area. The first responders that took part in the wills clinic included local police, firefighters, EMS, and other first responder agencies and support staff. The event was held on the second floor

Noted Author Douglas Brinkley to Speak At Dallas Bar Association

Douglas Brinkley, professor of history at Rice University and contributing editor at Vanity Fair will be at the Belo Mansion on Wednesday, June 13, at 6:30 p.m. to speak on his new book Cronkite. The event, sponsored by the Dallas Bar Association and the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Ft. Worth, is open to the public. Cronkite’s biography has been much anticipated since his death in 2009, and Douglas Brinkley is


DALLAS -- Jackson Walker L.L.P. partners voted on May 29, 2012, to open a Texarkana office to be led by the Honorable David Folsom, former Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. The decision to open an office in Texarkana was a natural one for a firm so immersed in intellectual property and patent litigation matters in the Eastern District. Over the past five

Hankinson Attorneys Honored by Best Lawyers, Martindale-Hubbell

DALLAS – Lawyers from the Dallas-based Hankinson LLP law firm have earned honors from Texas’ Best Lawyers and Texas’ Top Rated Lawyers magazines based on their work in appellate law. Dallas attorney and mediator Deborah Hankinson, founder of Hankinson LLP, appears in the 2012 edition of Texas’ Best Lawyers magazine, a publication of Best Lawyers in America, which previously named her the Dallas Appellate Lawyer of the Year. Texas’ Best Lawyers

Thompson & Knight Receives Recognition in Top Texas Verdicts of 2011

Texas (May 30, 2012) – The law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to announce its inclusion in Texas Lawyer’s “Top Texas Verdicts of 2011” for securing a $10 million verdict in Resort Development Latin America, Inc., et al v. Timothy L. Barton, et al. Thompson & Knight Trial Partner Hunter M. Barrow served as lead counsel for Resort Development in this verdict, which

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