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Dallas Bar Lawyers Conclude Successful Campaign: $834,000 Raised

The Dallas Bar Association and Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas have concluded the annual “Equal Access to Justice Campaign,” which funds the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program in order to provide free legal assistance to over 4,000 low-income families with civil legal needs each year. The lawyers of Dallas raised a record-breaking—$834,000. The Chair of 2012-2013 Campaign was Michael K. Hurst, of Gruber Hurst Johansen Hail Shank LLP. Donors of $2,500 and

Dr. Tera W. Hunter to Discuss African-American Marriage, Slavery, and Freedom in …

On Monday, February 18, Dr. Tera W. Hunter, professor of History and African American Studies at Princeton University will deliver the John Hope Franklin Distinguished Lecture on African-American marriage, slavery, and freedom in the 1800s. The lecture will cover the history of marriage among the enslaved, free blacks, and ex-slaves in the 19th century, as well as how recent marital patterns help us to understand “post-racial” America. The free event,

Emily O’Brien, New York Court System Pro and Fathers’ Rights Advocate, Talks to …

This Tuesday, January 29th, at 7:30 p.m., famed fathers’ rights advocate Jeffery M. Leving welcomes Emily O’Brien, a seasoned attorney with a decade of experience in the New York court system, to Chicago Counterpoint on CAN-TV/Ch.21. Viewers can call the studio with questions and comments at (312) 738-1060, or stream live at: Emily O’Brien is a recent transplant to Chicago from New York, where she worked for the King’s County

Bilzin Sumberg Attorneys Brighten Up Norwood Elementary School

Miami, FL – As part of the Bilzin Sumberg Cares community involvement initiative, members of the law firm Bilzin Sumberg spent the day helping to make Norwood Elementary school a brighter place for its students to learn and grow. More than 100 Bilzin Sumberg volunteers, comprised of attorneys, staff, and their families, painted murals, planted a butterfly garden and enhanced the landscape of the school grounds in Miami Gardens.

Local Attorney, Darlynn Morgan, Selected for 2013 Southern California Super Lawy …

Newport Beach, CA, Jan. 24, 2013 - - Orange County Estate Planning Lawyer, Darlynn Morgan of Morgan Law Group, has been named as a 2013 Southern California Super Lawyer. Only 5% of the attorneys in California are named to the Super Lawyers list each year. This is an honor reserved for those lawyers who exhibit excellence in practice. As part of selection, attorney Darlynn Morgan’s information will

Carl Michael McCurley Named Among Top 100 Attorneys in U.S. by Worth Magazine

DALLAS – Worth magazine has named renowned family lawyer Carl Michael McCurley of Dallas as one of the country’s Top 100 attorneys. Mr. McCurley, founder of Dallas’ McCurley Orsinger McCurley Nelson & Downing, L.L.P., is the only Dallas lawyer to be featured in the exclusive listing and one of only five attorneys from Texas to appear on the list, which was published in the November 2008 issue of Worth. The Top


Attorney John Dalli of Dalli & Marino, LLP, who is representing the family of Jorge Guevara, a bus driver who was killed in a head-on crash on July 23, 2012, is available to speak about the arraignment of Raymond Ragen on second-degree manslaughter charges. Mr. Ragen allegedly caused the crash that resulted in Mr. Guevara’s death when his vehicle hit a Long Island Rail Road overpass on Oyster Bay Road

Javier Aviñó Named Partner of Bilzin Sumberg

Miami, FL – Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP is pleased to announce that Javier F. Aviñó has been elected as one of the firm’s newest Government Relations & Land Development Group partners, effective January 1, 2013. “We welcome Javier to the firm's partnership,” said John C. Sumberg, managing partner of Bilzin Sumberg. “In his new role as partner, Javier's experience in land use, zoning and environmental law,

Carl Michael McCurley Named to D Magazine’s 2012 ‘Best Lawyers’ List

DALLAS – Attorney Carl Michael McCurley, founder and name partner in the Dallas Family Law firm of McCurley Orsinger McCurley Nelson & Downing, L.L.P., once again has earned selection to D Magazine’s annual list of “The Best Lawyers in Dallas.” “The biggest compliment a lawyer can receive is a referral from a happy client,” Mr. McCurley says. “But the second biggest compliment is recognition from our colleagues in the legal profession,

Evan Guthrie Law Firm Speaks At Legal Education Class At Bishop England High Sch …

Evan Guthrie of the Evan Guthrie Law Firm in Charleston, South Carolina visited the law education class at Bishop England High School on Daniel Island in Charleston, SC on Tuesday November 6th 2012. The law education class teaches the fundamentals and practical aspects of law that students can use in their everyday lives. This is the third time that attorney Guthrie has visited this class that lasts a semester.

At the 2013 Inauguration, President Barack Obama’s Legacy Entwines with Martin L …

The inauguration of President Barack Obama will include nationally respected fatherhood advocate Jeffery Leving among its guests this Martin Luther King Day, 2013. In a ceremony symbolizing what Reverend Jesse Jackson, Jr. calls “the last lap of the unfinished race” for African-American equality, the re-elected President Obama will be sworn in for his second term on a day that all Americans associate with the nation’s greatest moral struggle. Mr. King’s non-violent

Evan Guthrie Law Firm Leads Estate Planning And Probate Class At Goose Creek Lib …

Evan Guthrie of the Evan Guthrie Law Firm in Charleston, South Carolina taught an estate planning and probate class at the Goose Creek Library in Goose Creek, SC on Monday November 5th 2012. Goose Creek library is part of the Berkeley County Library system and this is the second presentation that attorney Evan Guthrie has made at the location in the year. This class was the day before the

Attorney Jo Ann Koontz Reappointed to Sarasota County Bar Association Realtor-At …

Sarasota, FL – Attorney and Certified Public Accountant Jo Ann M. Koontz has been reappointed to the Board of Directors of the Realtor-Attorney Joint Committee of the Sarasota County Bar Association and the Sarasota Association of Realtors. She will serve another two-year term. Koontz is owner of Koontz & Associates, PL, a law firm focusing on residential and commercial real estate transactions, federal and state tax law and business law. She

Godwin Lewis PC Shareholder Shawn McCaskill Earns Board Certification in Civil A …

DALLAS – Experienced Dallas appellate lawyer Shawn McCaskill, a shareholder in the Texas trial and appellate firm Godwin Lewis PC, has earned Board Certification in Civil Appellate Law from the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. In order to secure Board Certification, an attorney must complete specific requirements established by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, in addition to passing a day-long written examination that focuses on Civil Appellate Law matters. “Those who

Gardere Welcomes Skilled Environmental Partner Scott Deatherage in Dallas

DALLAS - Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is pleased to announce the addition of Scott D. Deatherage as a partner in the Firm’s Dallas office. Mr. Deatherage focuses his practice on environmental, energy and greenhouse gas regulatory matters. In addition to providing permitting, compliance and litigation services, he counsels clients — specifically those in the oil and gas, pipeline, mining and manufacturing industries — on a wide array of environmental issues

Ronald J. Katter Available to Speak on Manhattan Ferry Boat Crash

Ronald J. Katter, a personal injury attorney and Founder of The Katter Law Firm, is available to speak about legal issues surrounding the ferry boat crash that occurred at the South Street Seaport. On January 9, a commuter ferry boat owned and operated by Seastreak LLC, with 343 passengers and five crew members onboard, hit the dock as it pulled into Pier 11 near the South Street Seaport. The vessel

Bilzin Sumberg Partner Michael N. Kreitzer Elected Chair of Friends of WLRN Boar …

Miami, FL – January 9, 2013 – Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP announced that Litigation Group Co-Chair and partner, Michael N. Kreitzer, was elected Chair of the Friends of WLRN Board of Directors (Friends), a non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds for WLRN Public Radio and Television (WLRN). Incorporated in 1974, Friends raises nearly $9 million annually for WLRN, the National Public Radio/Public Broadcasting Service affiliate in South Florida.

San Antonio Attorney Amber Liddell Alwais Named Partner at Family Law Firm McCur …

DALLAS – The Family Law firm of McCurley Orsinger McCurley Nelson & Downing, L.L.P., is proud to announce the promotion of Amber Liddell Alwais to partner in the firm’s San Antonio office. “Amber is a key member of this firm and a leader in the San Antonio Family Law community,” says Mike McCurley, a name partner in the firm. “We are very proud that she has accepted this new position, which

Retired Appellate Justice Joe Morris Joins Hankinson LLP in Dallas

DALLAS – Appellate justice Joseph B. Morris, who served on the Dallas 5th District Court of Appeals from 1992 until his retirement in December 2012, has joined Dallas’ Hankinson LLP as Of Counsel. In his new position, Justice Morris is working with Hankinson LLP’s appellate lawyers to provide increased value for firm clients at all stages of the litigation and appeals process. He also works in the firm's arbitration practice, with

Evan Guthrie Law Firm Helps Organize And Moderate Color Of Justice Program In Ch …

Evan Guthrie of the Evan Guthrie Law Firm in Charleston, South Carolina helped organize and moderate the Color of Justice Program held at the Charleston School of Law on Saturday October 27th 2012 in Charleston, SC. The Color of Justice is a program sponsored by the Young Lawyers Division of the South Carolina Bar and dedicated to introducing middle and high school students to the legal profession in a full

Al Ellis to Receive MLK Justice Award from Dallas Bar Association

Al Ellis, Of Counsel at Sommerman & Quesada, L.L.P., will be honored by the Dallas Bar Association at the 21st Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Luncheon as the recipient of the 2013 Martin Luther King Jr. Justice Award at a noon luncheon on Monday, January 21, at The Belo Mansion (2101 Ross Avenue in downtown Dallas). The event is open to the public. The award is presented to local leaders whose

South Holland Mayoral Candidate “Judge Mike” Stuttley Opens the New Season of Ch …

CHICAGO –Jeffery M. Leving, revered family law attorney and nationally esteemed fathers’ advocate, will open the new season of his television show, “Chicago Counterpoint” on CAN-TV/Ch.21 with retired juvenile court judge and family lawyer Michael W. Stuttley at 7:30 PM on Tuesday, January 8th. Viewers can call the studio with questions and comments concerning the crucial policies needed for our communities at (312) 738-1060, or stream live at: “Judge Mike”

Government Mandates Could Cost Employers Huge Penalties

Business Attorney Christopher Ezold Warns That Ignorance of Health Privacy Issues Could Cause Major Problems in 2013 Philadelphia — Employers who ignore or are partially compliant with health care privacy issues could face greater government scrutiny and fines, says top Philadelphia attorney Christopher Ezold ( This new focus on compliance applies to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical

Troy G. Rosasco Appointed Adjunct Professor at St. John’s University School of L …

Troy G. Rosasco, a Senior Partner at the law firm Turley, Redmond, Rosasco & Rosasco, LLP, has been appointed Adjunct Professor of Law at St. John’s University School of Law. Mr. Rosasco will teach a new course during the spring semester called “Protective Legislation for Workers,” which will cover Workers’ Compensation law and Social Security Disability claims. Mr. Rosasco concentrates his practice on workers’ compensation, Social Security Disability, long-term disability

Registration Open for 2nd First Nations Conference on Sustainable Buildings and …

Edmonton, AB | December 19, 2012 The Sustainable Buildings Consortium has opened registration for the second annual First Nations Conference on Sustainable Buildings and Communities, held February 27-28, 2013 at the River Cree Resort in Edmonton, Alberta. In response to the ongoing crisis regarding sustainability and infrastructure in First Nations communities, a contributing factor fueling the current Idle No More movement, the Conference will bring together a diverse group of delegates to

Bilzin Sumberg Partner Howard E. Nelson Named Chairman of the City Of Fort Laude …

Miami, FL – December 18, 2012 – Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP announced that Environmental Group Chair and partner, Howard E. Nelson, has been named Chairman of the City of Fort Lauderdale Code Enforcement Board, the body that hears and decides cases of alleged building code violations. Mr. Nelson has been a member of the Board since 2008. As Chair of Bilzin Sumberg's Environmental Practice, Mr. Nelson has over

Evan Guthrie Law Firm Helps Present Program To American Bar Association Young La …

Evan Guthrie of the Evan Guthrie Law Firm in Charleston, South Carolina helped present the Color of Justice Program during the Affiliate Showcase portion of the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Fall Meeting In Charleston, SC on Saturday October 20th 2012. The Affiliate Showcase portion of the conference had a purpose of showing what different affiliates or local bars were doing as far as community service projects. There were

Koontz & Associates Law Firm Celebrates One-Year Anniversary in Sarasota, Florid …

SARASOTA, FL – December marks the one-year anniversary of Koontz & Associates, PL, a Sarasota, Florida-based law firm focusing on residential and commercial real estate transactions, federal and state tax law, and business law, among other areas of practice. “Thanks to our great clients, dedicated staff, and family and friends, we are proud to announce this important business milestone,” said Attorney and Certified Public Accountant Jo Ann Koontz. “We are grateful

Hampton Inn & Suites Miami Brickell-Downtown Donates 13 Police Bicycles to the C …

The holidays came early this year for 13 City of Miami bicycle police officers who received a new set of wheels through a public-private partnership between the City of Miami and the Hampton Inn & Suites Miami Brickell-Downtown. The hotel underwrote the $8,500 purchase of 13 new patrol bikes for the city’s police department in support of the not-for-profit H.E.L.P. Fund (Help Equip Law-enforcement Personnel). The H.E.L.P. Fund was initiated

Dallas Attorney, Mediator Deborah Hankinson Addresses Appellate Judges Conferenc …

DALLAS – Dallas attorney and mediator Deborah Hankinson, founder of the appellate law firm Hankinson LLP, recently was invited to participate in a panel discussion about how appellate lawyers can best frame the issues in their cases during the Appellate Judges Education Institute 2012 Summit in New Orleans. Ms. Hankinson, a former Justice of the Supreme Court of Texas and the Texas 5th District Court of Appeals in Dallas, joined the

Data Protection Foundation (Stiftung Datenschutz) Advisory Board Election

The CDU/CSU and FDP have nominated their candidates for the Supervisory Board: SPD and the Green Party decided not to present nominees. In July 2012, the Bundestag voted in favour of establishing a data protection foundation, „Stiftung Datenschutz“. The foundation is responsible for developing data protection measures in close cooperation with the private sector, data protection experts and members of civil society. Once established, it should function as a consumer organisation

Orange County Estate Planning Attorney Darlynn Morgan Is Selected as a 2013 Top …

Newport Beach, CA, December 11, 2012 – Darlynn Morgan, founder of Morgan Law Group, an estate planning law firm in Newport Beach, Calif., has been selected as a ‘2013 Top Rated Lawyer” by American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell. Ms. Morgan’s selection comes after being awarded Martindale-Hubbell’s AV® Preeminent™ rating for her exemplary work ethic and ethical standards. “I am honored to receive this distinguished award from such a recognized company

Bilzin Sumberg Recognized As A Top-Tier Law Firm By U.S. News And Best Lawyers® …

Miami, FL - Bilzin Sumberg is pleased to announce that U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers' 2013 "Best Law Firms" ranked the firm as a top tier law firm in the Miami Metropolitan Area in 16 practice areas. The "Best Law Firms" rankings are based on client evaluations and peer reviews from leading attorneys. Bilzin Sumberg has been ranked consecutively as a "Best Law Firm" since the report's

McCurley Orsinger McCurley Nelson & Downing Adds Dallas Associate

DALLAS – The Family Law firm of McCurley Orsinger McCurley Nelson & Downing, L.L.P., is pleased to welcome Holly Eckert as an associate in the firm’s Dallas office. “Holly is an exceptionally talented attorney whose expertise in Family Law matters will benefit our clients and our firm,” says McCurley Orsinger McCurley Nelson & Downing founding partner Mike McCurley. “We are very happy she is joining our team.” Ms. Eckert’s practice is focused

Evan Guthrie Law Firm Helps With American Bar Association Voter Project At High …

Evan Guthrie of the Evan Guthrie Law Firm in Charleston, South Carolina Evan Guthrie Law Firm helped with the American Bar Association American Voter Project roll out at West Ashley High School in Charleston, SC on Friday October 19th 2012. The event was the public service project component of the ABA Young Lawyers Division Fall Meeting held in Charleston, SC in October of 2012. The purpose of the event was

Godwin Lewis PC Announces New Shareholders in Dallas

DALLAS – Texas trial and appellate firm Godwin Lewis PC is pleased to announce the promotion of Senior Attorneys Timothy Alford and W. Ira Bowman to Shareholders, effective Jan. 1, 2013. Additionally, firm Associates Laci Myers and Alexandra Stravinsky have been promoted to Senior Attorneys. “These fine attorneys possess the skills, commitment and passion that sets this firm apart. We are very pleased to offer these promotions to this group of

Kerry Peck Donation Supports Chicago-Kent College of Law Scholarship Recipients

CHICAGO, IL -- Kerry Peck and Peck Bloom, LLC recently sponsored the IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law Alumni Association 35th Annual Awards and Recognition Luncheon. The event is held every year to recognize alumni and friends of the College. Recipients are considered leaders in their field or serve Chicago-Kent and the legal community. The 2012 recognition luncheon was held on November 15 at The Standard Club, 320 S. Plymouth Court,

Gardere Partners Honored in 2012 ‘Who’s Who in Energy’

HOUSTON – Three partners from Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP, one of the most respected full-service law firms in the Southwest, have earned selection to the 2012 “Who’s Who in Energy” listing. Timothy M. Spear joins two-time honorees Geoffrey H. Bracken and N.L. “Larry” Stevens III on the exclusive list of energy industry leaders. Compiled by the editors of the Houston Business Journal and its sister publications in Dallas, Denver, St. Louis,

Evan Guthrie Law Firm Presents Estate Planning And Probate Class At Daniel Islan …

Evan Guthrie of the Evan Guthrie Law Firm in Charleston, South Carolina Evan Guthrie Law Firm taught an estate planning and probate class at Daniel Island Library on Daniel Island in Charleston, SC on Tuesday October 16th 2012. The class was open to the general public and was offered by the library and the Evan Guthrie Law Firm at no cost. This was the second time that attorney Evan Guthrie

Shackelford, Melton & McKinley Adds Commercial Transactions Attorney in Dallas

DALLAS – The business and entertainment law firm Shackelford, Melton & McKinley, LLP, is pleased to announce the addition of commercial transactions partner Scott Conrad in the firm’s Dallas office. Mr. Conrad’s practice is focused on public and private financial institutions in structuring, negotiating and documenting energy, real estate and commercial credit facilities. A Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent-rated attorney, Mr. Conrad represents real estate entities in their acquisition, disposition and leasing activities,

A to Z Partner Sworn in by Supreme Court Chief Justice

California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye installed Dennis LaRochelle, a partner with Arnold LaRochelle Mathews VanConas & Zirbel LLP (A to Z Law), as vice president of the California statewide chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates, CAL-ABOTA, recently at the organization’s annual convention in Hawaii. "It was quite an honor to meet and be sworn in by the Chief Justice. Her willingness to take time out of her

Evan Guthrie Law Firm Speaks To Law Education Class Students At Fort Dorchester …

Evan Guthrie of the Evan Guthrie Law Firm in Charleston, South Carolina spoke to the law education class at Fort Dorchester High School in North Charleston, SC on Wednesday Oct 10th 2012. The law education class is a semester long high school course that covers many aspects of law and teaches from the “Street Law” text book. Fort Dorchester High is a school in the Dorchester County District 2 School

A Day 26/11 that cannot be forgotten by Citizens of India Today

The National Law Day is celebrated every year on the twenty- sixth day of November to honour the 207 eminent members of the Constituent Assembly who are considered the founding fathers of the Constitution of India. Every citizen in India today knows for sure that the Constitution is supreme and the Fundamental Rights guaranteed under it indeed are sacrosanct. The evolutionary stages of the Constitution started from Minto Morley Reforms

Evan Guthrie Law Firm Makes Estate Planning And Probate Presentation For Charles …

Evan Guthrie of the Evan Guthrie Law Firm in Charleston, South Carolina made an estate planning and probate presentation at Summerville Estates Retirement Community In Summerville, SC on Friday October 5th 2012. Summerville Estates Gracious Retirement Living is an independent community that offers amenities such as home-cooked meals, game night, on-site management teams, special excursions to cultural events, day trips, museums, and other places of interest. Summerville Estates also has

Former Houston Texans Punter Sues Over Injury Caused by Reliant Stadium Field

HOUSTON – A former punter for the National Football League’s Houston Texans has filed a state district court lawsuit against the owners and managers of Reliant Stadium based on claims that the stadium’s poor field conditions caused him to suffer a career-threatening leg injury. Brett Hartmann was the NFL’s leading rookie punter when the Texans played the Atlanta Falcons on Dec. 4, 2011. In the game’s closing moments, Mr. Hartmann was

Bilzin Sumberg Attorney Pierre Gooding Elected To Dade County Bar Association Yo …

Miami, FL – Bilzin Sumberg Litigation attorney, Pierre Gooding, has been elected as a member of the 2012-2014 Board of Directors of the Dade County Bar Association Young Lawyers Section (DCBA/YLS). Mr. Gooding will also co-chair the organization's Rainmakers and Homeless Outreach committees. In these capacities he will be responsible for promoting and participating in the Section’s signature events, including the Annual DCBA Judicial Reception and Bids for Kids, and

Dallas Bar Association Hosts Diversity Summit

The Dallas Bar Association will host the DBA Diversity Summit on Thursday, November 29, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the Pavilion at the Belo Mansion. Robert J. Grey, Jr., of Hunton & Williams LLP, and Executive Director of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity will give the opening address and Roland S. Martin, CNN Guest Correspondent, will be the luncheon speaker. The purpose of the summit is to promote

Evan Guthrie Law Firm Helps With Estate Planning And Wills Clinic For Charleston …

Evan Guthrie of the Evan Guthrie Law Firm in Charleston, South Carolina helped provide free wills and estate planning advice for a wills clinic held by Center For Heirs’ Property Preservation in St. George, SC on Saturday September 29th 2012. The Center For Heirs’ Property Preservation is a non-profit group that assists property owners in the heirs’ property process and holds events such as the wills clinic to prevent heirs’

New Hires at AZA Boost Firm’s Intellectual Property, Energy Litigation Practices …

HOUSTON – The complex commercial litigation and intellectual property boutique Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, is continuing to grow with the addition of two experienced attorneys in Houston. Commercial business litigator Megan Bibb and intellectual property lawyer Kyril Talanov will help bolster AZA’s existing work for clients in complex commercial litigation and intellectual property law. “Megan and Kyril are excellent attorneys who are perfectly suited to help continue

Evan Guthrie Law Firm Has Estate Planning Article Published In American Bar Asso …

Evan Guthrie of the Evan Guthrie Law Firm in Charleston, South Carolina had an article published by the American Bar Association Animal Law Committee of The Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section’s Fall 2012 Newsletter. The mission of the ABA TIPS Animal Law Committee is To address all issues concerning the intersection of animals and the law to create a paradigm shift resulting in a just world for all. The

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