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Krist obtained a $6,028,000 verdict in a trucking case following a $10,000 pre-trial offer, and a $4,900,000 recovery in a premises claim. This year, the firm celebrated the opening of The Krist Building, a standalone 10,000 square foot state of the art legal complex constructed as the firm’s new home. The facility is renowned as one of the finest law offices in the state. Krist says that clients and juries are drawn in by his ability to walk a mile in the client’s shoes. If you can successfully place yourself into the client’s shoes, you are then empowered to express their loss in a more emotional and powerful way that, when combined with unyielding tenacity and grit, repeatedly places the firm and their clients in the winning column.

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may only be a few months old, but Jennifer Doan and her colleagues at HALTOM & DOAN—an East Texas trial and appellate boutique that goes toeto-toe with some of the country’s biggest firms in high-stakes cases—have already had the kinds of results that would make another firm’s entire year. In February, for example, the plaintiffs in a multimillion-dollar trademark suit against Doan’s client, the tech giant Yahoo, voluntarily dismissed the case as it was ramping up for trial. In the same month, Doan argued before the Federal Circuit, who in turn, upheld Judge Rodney Gilstrap’s first-ever grant of a motion to dismiss a case (against Doan’s client) involving patent eligibility under 35 U.S.C. § 101. Not bad for a 10-attorney litigation boutique that has built a reputation over its 12-year history for being a go-to law firm1 for trying—and appealing—complex intellectual property cases involving industry giants. “We’ve always had a strong patent and intellectual property docket,” says Doan, who has represented numerous tech companies in state and federal courts throughout Texas and beyond. “But we’re also trying bet-the-company cases, product liability, pharmaceutical, environmental, and toxic tort cases. We’re very well-positioned to assist clients at trial or on appeal with a wide variety of matters. Courtroom skills can translate to many different areas of law.” And at HALTOM & DOAN, courtroom skills are what it’s all about, especially when there’s so much on the line. The firm has a depth and breadth of experience that is hard to match; its attorneys, for one thing, have collectively tried hundreds of cases. They also hold (and have held) leadership positions in numerous professional organizations and associations. But for Doan and her colleagues, all of that is secondary to the ultimate goal: to help clients find successful resolution to their difficult, often disruptive, legal challenges. “This is what we live and breathe every day,” says Doan.

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Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing: John Zavitsanos (commercial litigation, 2006) was part of a team that successfully defended National Oilwell Varco against charges of JOHN ZAVITSANOS discrimination brought by a former employee who was asking for more than $20 million in damages. The jury came to a decision after only two hours of deliberation, agreeing with the defense that the employee had been correctly dismissed—not because he was the victim of discrimination, but for a safety violation.

J. Jacobus: Charles “Chuck” ► Charles J. Jacobus (real estate law, 1995), along

with real estate broker George C. Stevens, continues to contribute a regular column to the Houston Chronicle, “Ask George and Chuck,” offering suggestions to help with common real estate issues. Questions can be submitted for consideration at their website www.askgeorge.net.

Laura Gibson (employment ► Dentons: law – management; litigation – labor and

employment, 2009), who is president of the Houston Bar Association, joined the firm from Ogden Gibson Broocks Longoria & Hall.

Wilhite: Donn C. Fullenweider ► Fullenweider (family law, 1983) has been chosen one of

five recipients of the Texas Bar Foundation’s 2016 Outstanding 50 Year Lawyer Awards. Fullenweider, who was admitted to the state bar in 1958, has earned numerous awards for his legal accomplishments over the years, including a place in the Hall of Legends of the family law section of the State Bar of Texas.

Joyce G. Mazero (franchise law, ► Gardere: 1995) joined the firm as a partner from

Perkins Coie and co-chairs the firm’s global supply network industry team. John P. Melko (bankruptcy and creditor-debtor rights / insolvency and reorganization law; litigation – bankruptcy, 2009) has been named a fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy.

Gregory M. Bopp (tax law, 2010) ► Bracewell: has been named managing partner of the firm, taking over in July for Mark C. Evans (banking and finance law; international trade and finance law; project finance law, 2006), who served the firm in this capacity for eight years and will become the firm’s new co-chairman.

Carter Scholer Arnett Hamada & Mockler: Karen Gren Scholer (commercial litigation, 2012) has been nominated by President Obama to serve as a federal judge for the Eastern District of Texas KAREN GREN SCHOLER (Plano). Scholer has eight years of prior experience as a state district judge in Dallas, was selected by thenGovernor Perry to serve as a temporary justice in 2013 for the Tenth Court of Appeals, and is co-managing partner of her firm with nearly 30 years of business and tort law trial experience. If confirmed to the judgeship, Scholer would be the first Asian-American to serve as federal judge in Texas and in the U.S. Fifth Circuit.

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brief on behalf of numerous professors and hip-hop musicians, including rappers Killer Mike, Big Boi, and T.I., in a case that is being considered for a hearing by the U.S. Supreme Court. The brief provides information in support of the defendant-appellant, a teenage rapper and high school student from Mississippi who created and posted a rap video to YouTube that has been interpreted as accusing two of his school’s teachers and coaches of sexual misconduct. The video was understood by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals to be both profane and threatening, and that court decided that its creator could therefore be punished for the video. Baruch’s amicus brief argues, in part, that seemingly threatening lyrics can be a form of artistic expression and social critique, not always meant to be understood literally, and thus falling under the protection of the First Amendment, citing not only the lyrics of rappers including Ice Cube and Kendrick Lamar, but also an essay by Harlem Renaissance writer Langston Hughes, songs by musicians Bob Marley, Eric Clapton, Johnny Cash, and others.

white-collar, 1995) is representing a United Airlines pilot accused of running six brothels in the Houston area and charged with aggravated promotion of prostitution and engaging in organized criminal activity. “This may be the newest prosecution of the world’s oldest profession. But it is hardly the case of the century the State makes it out to be,” Cogdell said. see article on page 29

Botts: James A. Baker III ► Baker (administrative / regulatory law; corporate

governance law; securities regulation, 2006), who was chief of staff and treasury secretary under President Ronald Reagan and secretary of state under President George H.W. Bush, gave a eulogy for former First Lady Nancy Reagan at her funeral on March 11 at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California. Baker praised Nancy Reagan for the support she gave her husband, particularly regarding his policies toward the Soviet Union during his two terms in office, saying that Nancy at one point told President Reagan, “You have to do this—you have to find a way to negotiate with Gorbachev.”

Tobey Baruch: Chad Baruch ► Johnston (appellate practice, 2016) penned an amicus

Law Firm: Dan L. Cogdell (criminal ► Cogdell defense: general practice; criminal defense:

Dubose Jefferson & Townsend: ► Alexander Richard O. Faulk (environmental law;

litigation – environmental, 2008) joined from Washington, D.C., based firm Hollingsworth. He will divide his time between his new firm’s Texas and Washington, D.C., offices.

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R. Alan York (appellate practice, ► Godwin: 2015) assumed a new role as managing shareholder and chief operating officer of the firm.

Jim Darnell: Jim Darnell (criminal defense: general practice; criminal defense: white-collar, 1993) is representing Texas A&M star quarterback Johnny Manziel in connection with an NCAA investigation into allegations that Manziel accepted money from an autograph broker for signing photos and memorabilia, in contravention of a ban against college athletes promoting commercial products.

Marshall & Lewis: Ronald C. Lewis (commercial litigation; litigation – construction, 2006) has been selected by Houston mayor Sylvester Turner to serve as the new city attorney. Lewis has been RONALD C. LEWIS in practice since 1983, when he graduated with honors from Harvard Law School, and he was a partner at Baker Botts from 1991 until co-founding his own firm in 2006.

Smith: Douglas A. Cawley (litigation ► McKool – intellectual property; litigation – patent,

2006) was inducted into the American College of Trial Lawyers.

Law Firm: Alan Rhodes (health ► Underwood care law, 2013) was part of the legal team that assisted billionaire Stan Kroenke, well-known owner of the Los Angeles Rams football team, with his purchase of the historic W.T. Waggoner Estate Ranch in North Texas. Established in 1849, the ranch was once frequented regularly by political, business, and show-business luminaries from across the nation. In the 1920s, the Waggoner Ranch served as both a stomping ground for President Theodore Roosevelt and as a beloved place to play polo for silent-film cowboy Will Rogers. The ranch itself spans nearly 800 square miles and is estimated to be one of the largest ranches in the United States, second in size only to the King Ranch in South Texas, and it is the largest ranch in the United States to be contained behind a single fence.

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or over 45 years, Tinsman & Sciano has served as a strong advocate for the seriously injured, the families of those who have suffered wrongful death, and individuals seeking qualified legal representation in civil and personal injury litigation. The firm is diverse in its practice and handles a wide range of matters including automobile and commercial vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, defective products, unsafe premises, burn injuries, oil and gas royalty disputes, trust and estate litigation, will contests, as well as claims against the United States government under the Federal Tort Claims Act. The firm’s dedicated attorneys and staff members are committed to obtaining justice for their clients and work tirelessly to provide the best possible outcome in every case. Tinsman & Sciano often handles matters referred by other attorneys who need a firm with the tenacity and experience to handle their clients’ complex cases as well as the economic resources to develop them.

In addition to being Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Personal Injury Law since 1987, Daniel Sciano has also been Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Civil Trial Law since 1988. Sciano’s practice covers everything from wrongful death and catastrophic personal injury claims involving commercial motor vehicles, to product liability, oilfield and industrial accidents, aviation accidents, and serious burn injuries. He has been listed in Woodward/White, Inc.’s The Best Lawyers in America every year since 1995 and has won Best Lawyers’ San Antonio “Lawyer of the Year” award in the Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs category twice in the last six years. “It’s not just about the compensation we obtain for our clients,” Sciano notes. “So often you’re dealing with a child who has been seriously injured because of someone’s neglect, and you want to make sure that the family can economically survive what is a horrible life consequence for that child. The other critical part of

this for them is making sure that similar incidents don’t happen again.” Like Sciano, firm principal Richard E. Tinsman is Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Civil Trial Law as well as Personal Injury Law. He has had a distinguished legal career lasting more than 50 years, concentrating his practice on civil litigation in the areas of will contests, trust disputes, and breaches of fiduciary duty and oil and gas royalty disputes. Attorney Stephen Lazor has been in practice for 40 years and rounds out this legal dream team with his extensive legal experience in cases involving medical malpractice, personal injury, products liability, industrial accidents, unsafe premises, and motor vehicle collisions. Lazor is a past chair of the San Antonio Bar Association and Bexar County Medical Society’s Medical-Legal Liaison Committee, having earned the respect and recognition of both medical and legal practitioners for his representation of victims of medical negligence.

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COGDELL LAW FIRM

P H O T O BY E V IN T H AY E R

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s a criminal defense attorney who has handled well over 300 trials in more than 16 states over the course of his storied 30-year career, Dan Cogdell has seen it all. Indeed, the depth and breadth of his experience is unparalleled, and he has successfully represented clients—from doctors and lawyers to politicians and corporate executives—in cases of all shapes and sizes. These days, Cogdell is perhaps best known for his whitecollar criminal defense work in complex federal fraud matters, including mortgage and bank fraud and cases involving Medicare and Medicaid. His cases are often high profile and attract significant media attention on local and national scales, including Enron litigation, the Branch Davidian trial, and a bribery case out of Houston City Hall (verdicts in all three: not guilty). It’s no wonder, then, that Cogdell is known as a go-to when the stakes seem impossibly high—and his successes have not gone unnoticed. He has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America every year

since 1994 and has earned a solid 10 rating by Martindale-Hubbell. Cogdell is also a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and has appeared on national television programs such as Good Morning America, The Today Show, 20/20, Dateline, and others. That’s not to mention his frequent invitations to lecture on trial strategy and tactics by a number of prestigious professional and legal organizations. But while accolades validate a career that’s approaching near legendary status, Cogdell never loses sight of the fact that there are real people, facing real problems, at the heart of his cases and that proving their innocence is perhaps the most important task he will ever undertake. “These are serious cases that are adversarial by nature. For our clients, everything is on the line, from their livelihoods to their personal liberty,” he notes. “We fearlessly stand up and defend our clients’ rights, even when the odds seem insurmountable.”

402 Main Street, 4th Floor | Houston, TX 77002 | phone 713.426.2244 | fax 713.426.2255 www.cogdell-law.com www.bestlawyers.com

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ppellate specialists Jennifer Bruch Hogan and Richard P. Hogan, Jr., have played a critical role in how complex cases unfold in courtrooms across Texas for 30 years. The pair deeply understand that while trial lawyers are immersed in the facts of a case, appellate lawyers are focused on the law. That’s why the Hogans, who work as lead counsel on appeal of complex matters, are often called to work as consultants to a trial team so that a case sets up favorably for appeal. It’s a delicate dance that the Hogans have been perfecting for more than three decades. Their goal is to create meaningful precedent in a wide variety of areas, appearing in cases that are challenging— legally and procedurally

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complex—for both plaintiffs and defendants. “We work with trial teams to create the architecture for an entire case based on what will happen in the appellate court after the case is tried,” notes Mr. Hogan, who, with Ms. Hogan, has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America every year since 2006. “The appellate groundwork has to be done before the case ever goes to verdict.” The stakes—both for Hogan & Hogan’s clients and any subsequent litigants—couldn’t be higher. “The opinions are going to be there, not just for the individual case we are working on, but for every case that follows,” says Ms. Hogan. “Appellate opinions are followed as precedent, so we have the opportunity to shape issues in a very meaningful way.”

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GREENBERG TRAURIG Thomas J. Bond, Demetrius G. McDaniel JACK WALLACE GULLAHORN Jack W. Gullahorn JACKSON WALKER Edward C. Small JOHNSON AND JOHNSON Gordon R. Johnson K&L GATES John M. Erskine KELLY HART & HALLMAN C. Andrew Weber KEMP SMITH Thomas A. Forbes KG STRATEGIES R. Kinnan Golemon LAW OFFICES OF ELLEN WILLIAMS Ellen C. Williams LAW OFFICES OF KEN RAMIREZ Kenneth R. Ramirez LAW OFFICES OF LISA K. ANDERSON Lisa K. Anderson LOCKE LORD Harriet Miers, Robert D. Miller RANDY C. CAIN ATTORNEY AT LAW Randy C. Cain THE GRAYDON GROUP Machree Garrett Gibson, Galt Graydon THE JONES FIRM Bill Jones

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echnology has brought a thousand changes to how we work, live, and play. But it has also opened an array of potential liabilities that extend beyond security and privacy issues and into the realm of public safety. For example, when the boss calls, most dedicated employees are likely to answer immediately. But what if they’re driving a company car or truck at the time? “A surprising number of companies don’t have policies regarding distracted driving. Simply directing staff to avoid calling or texting while driving can make a tremendous difference,” says Andy Payne, cofounder and partner of PayneMitchell

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“Building a stronger legal system isn’t an abstract notion: It’s something we have to roll up our sleeves and make happen.” Law Group, LLP. “We tried a case where there was a question as to whether or not the driver had been using a phone at the time of a crash. Everybody had a company cell phone, and the policy was that if a supervisor called, you were to answer whether you were driving or not.” Policies that put business ahead of safety can take a huge toll on both profits and lives. In another case handled by PayneMitchell, a cable company employee caused a crash while texting and driving. The case received national attention by experts in the field. In the end, the company set a new corporate policy that prohibited texting while driving—but only after substantial judgments were awarded. The bottom line: Companies are quick to embrace the benefits and efficiencies offered by new technology, but they should be equally quick to embrace policies that avoid liabilities and threats to public safety. “Making products and procedures safer and getting companies to

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do the right thing helps the entire community,” says Jim Mitchell. “We firmly believe that representing people who have been wronged through negligence serves a higher purpose— not just to the victim, but to society at large.” CORPORATE ACCOUNTABILITY This fundamental belief in corporate accountability has put PayneMitchell at the forefront of liability litigation, and has helped them establish a depth of expertise in aviation disasters, product defects, medical malpractice, commercial vehicle, and other catastrophic personal injury. This expertise, along with the fact that the firm limits its docket to a handful of significant cases, makes it possible to devote time and focus to what Payne calls their “individualized and aggressive approach.” This unwavering focus can make a tremendous difference when faced with a company that steadfastly refuses to acknowledge the limitations of their own product. Payne uses a recent case won against Emerson Climate and Fusite as an example of the value of the firm’s tenacity. “Emerson Climate took the position that their product wasn’t defective. But their patents documented that the company had identified a safety defect with this product that they later fixed,” Payne says. “Their arrogance and lack of objectivity made them dig in and resist settling.” By refusing to take a more reasonable path, the company did itself no favors. In the end, the jury awarded $16.3 million to the plaintiff. Payne points out that Emerson Climate also eliminated the possibility of a confidentiality agreement to keep the details of their case out of the spotlight because they chose to opt for a public trial. “At all times, we’re guided by doing what’s best for our client and for the larger cause of public safety,” says Mitchell. “That often means you’ve got to be willing to go the distance and

push a case to trial in order to change the company’s view of how they look at their own product.” “JUSTICE FOR ALL” In the courtroom, PayneMitchell has built a reputation for tough, assertive litigation, but the firm is also deeply committed to giving back. In addition to donating over $250,000 to support pro bono legal work in their community, Payne and Mitchell both volunteer with professional associations. Mitchell is past president of the Dallas Trial Lawyers Association and serves on the executive committee of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association. Payne has served on the State Bar of Texas and TTLA board of directors and the Texas State Bar Pattern Jury Charge and Grievance Committees. “Building a stronger legal system isn’t an abstract notion: It’s something we have to roll up our sleeves and make happen,” says Payne. “That means getting involved in improving the system, both in terms of the laws that are passed and the way the Bar administers itself. We’ve been blessed to have benefited professionally as part of the system, so it’s our duty to give back to make sure the system is operating as it should for everyone.” “For the legal system to work, you’ve got to support justice for everybody,” adds Mitchell. “It’s got to be a system that works for everybody on all kinds of cases.” PayneMitchell believes in practicing what they litigate: Making sure that the law is as free of defects and flaws as they would expect any consumer product to be. And, while the firm’s first priority is taking care of its clients, they see that others also benefit from that commitment. “By looking after the best interests of our clients, we find ways to serve society at large,” says Mitchell. “We can make positive changes in products and policies that create a better environment for everyone else. That’s something of which we’re very proud.” www.bestlawyers.com

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The Verdict Is In Texas criminal defense attorney

Dan Cogdell

Dan Cogdell talks about how he gets inside jurors’ heads.

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By Samantha Drake

ne of Dan Cogdell’s favorite questions to ask potential jurors is whether they watch television host and legal commentator Nancy Grace. “Typically, if they’re a Nancy Grace fan, I don’t want them on my case,” the noted Texas criminal defense lawyer says. There’s no denying that the way television depicts the criminal justice system, in both news coverage and fictional dramas, has changed the way lawyers handle criminal cases, from the O.J. Simpson murder trial in the mid-1990s to the long-running CSI: Crime Scene Investigation franchise. “Jurors have been taught to believe that there’s some magic test that can prove guilt or innocence,” says Cogdell. That said, Cogdell admits making time for a certain highly popular Netflix show. “My latest binge-watching craze has been Making a Murderer, which is a fantastic series. It shows as well as any series the difficulty of taking on the prosecution in a high-profile case,” he says. Over the past 30 years, Cogdell, 60, has tried nearly 300 cases before juries in more than 16 states. Clients hire Cogdell’s Houston-based boutique firm to obtain a dismissal or win a trial, and the firm handles no more than five or six major cases at a time. “Very few people darken my door with the idea that they’re going to hire me to get the best plea bargain agreement they can. As a result, we end up trying more than 50 percent of our cases,” he says. “When people come here the expectation

is, ‘If we can’t get the case dismissed, we want it tried.’” Cogdell says his greatest strengths—breaking down complex issues for juries and holding jurors’ attention— help win trials. “I think a confused jury these days will absolutely convict you unless they understand why your client is not guilty,” he explains. “It’s harder now to try cases to some extent because I think juries require you to prove your innocence, as opposed to them finding a reasonable doubt.” Earlier this year, state Attorney General Ken Paxon asked Cogdell to lead his trial team if the felony securities claims against him go to trial. Paxon is the first sitting Texas attorney general to be indicted in more than 30 years. Cogdell is also defending anti-abortion activist Sandra Merritt, who was indicted on charges related to her role in producing undercover videos at a Houston Planned Parenthood clinic. Cogdell’s previous victories including winning “not guilty” verdicts for his clients in the Enron and the Branch Davidian cases. “At the end of the day, our mission is to help good people going through very difficult times, and we are pretty selective in the cases that we take,” he says. Cogdell works hard, but plays hard as well. He credits 40 years of motorcycle racing with helping him stay physically and mentally fit. And his new interest in meditation once seemed unlikely. “If somebody told me five years ago I’d be meditating,” he notes, “I think would have spit my coffee back into my cup.”

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“I think a confused jury these days will absolutely convict you unless they understand why your client is not guilty.”

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“The reward felt when a jury of 12 reasonable men and women render a favorable verdict in your client’s favor makes it all worth it.”

Standing Out and Standing Up Daniel Sciano stands up for his clients, in the courtroom and against the odds. By Eva Saviano

Daniel Sciano

PHOTO BY JILL HUNTER

D

aniel Sciano stands out from his fellow attorneys, and in Texas— where everything is bigger— that says a lot. It isn’t just that Mr. Sciano can claim an entire 35-year career spent at the same San Antoniobased personal injury law firm, Tinsman & Sciano, he is also at the head of the pack as far as credentials, a one-percenter, as he calls it. Sciano has been Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Personal Injury Trial Law since 1987 and Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Civil Trial Law since 1988. Out of approximately 90,000 attorneys licensed to practice in Texas, there are currently 7,313 attorneys certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Only 350 attorneys are Board Certified in both Civil Trial Law and Personal Injury Trial Law—that is statistically well under one percent of all licensed lawyers in the state of Texas. More than three decades later, Sciano’s commitment to civil and personal injury trial law remains unparalleled. When Sciano graduated first in his class at St. Mary’s School of Law, he opted for a position at the firm now known as Tinsman & Sciano because of its reputation as a collegial group of persuasive and respected advocates in the legal community, and based on an agreement that he would receive a mentorship from the attorney with the most trial experience—a key factor to Mr. Sciano, who believes wholeheartedly in the jury trial system. “I am a big believer in the jury system, not only because it is a constitutionally guaranteed right,” says Sciano, “but because 12 people from the community, from all walks of life, collectively have a unique ability to fairly judge disputes and

properly award compensatory damages or punishments. When I was a younger lawyer, it was much more likely that cases would be tried to verdict. Nowadays, big companies are masters of instituting rules that take away consumers’ rights to trial by jury.” Those with power, who want to preserve it, according to Sciano, may require individuals to sign documents containing clauses that waive their right to trial by jury, compelling arbitration and opting out of the civil justice system that more fully protects the average citizen, or containing forum selection clauses that might secure the companies more favorable venues. But despite asserting that, in today’s world, the right to trial by jury guaranteed under the Seventh Amendment is under constant assault, Tinsman & Sciano remains unwavering in its advocacy of individuals who have suffered catastrophic injury or wrongful death. “I have always been drawn to the idea of representing the underdog,” says Sciano, who represents clients in catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death claims, commercial motor vehicle collisions, oilfield and industrial accidents, severe burn injury suits, and defective product claims. Tinsman & Sciano was a pioneer in flammable fabrics litigation involving children’s garments, which included children’s sleepwear; range tip-over litigation, representing the families of children or elderly adults who are killed or severely burned when a freestanding gas or electric range tips due to weight placed on an open oven door; and litigation involving burn injuries caused by flammable vapors or products that lack child-resistant closures. Settlements often include agreements that help ensure similar incidents are not

repeated, by incorporating future safety practices such as changing hospital safety policies, adopting additional driver qualification and vetting practices to hire and retain safe commercial motor vehicle drivers, and requiring more effective warnings and instructions for use on consumer products. Less than one percent of the cases Sciano handles today are tried to jury verdict, but the attorneys at Tinsman & Sciano are always prepared to go to trial. “When dealing with issues of wrongful death, catastrophic injury, or bet-thecompany civil trial issues, you can be confident that your adversary’s counsel will be highly skilled, heavily manned, and likely to have an almost unlimited budget to fight your effort in the pursuit of justice for your client,” says Sciano. Tinsman & Sciano believes it is extremely important to pay attention to detail and use valuable resources readily available to thoroughly investigate matters and uncover all the evidence, says Sciano, adding, “The use of innovation and technology is a pivotal part of being a successful trial lawyer. Presenting animations of collision scenes, operative procedures, or complex factual matters in an entertaining and informative way is not only helpful, but almost demanded by the younger jurors.” “As a trial lawyer, your hours will be long, your energy and creativeness will be consistently put to the test, and your persuasiveness and listening skills constantly challenged. Our decades of experience in the courtroom allow us to properly counsel our clients on probable outcomes,” says Sciano. “The reward felt when a jury of 12 reasonable men and women render a favorable verdict in your client’s favor makes it all worth it.”

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ardworking Americans in the oil patch live and toil in a perilous environment, performing some of the most dangerous jobs in the U.S. today. Nowhere is this work more dangerous than in Texas, where four out of every 10 oil and gas production fatalities occur, according to recent federal statistics. It’s not hard to see why. Oilfield workers log long hours for as many as 20 days at a time. Drilling and production sites are often 24/7 operations surrounded by heavy machinery, toxic chemicals, and deadline-driven schedules that require a high degree of coordination. In an industry known for lax governmental regulation and oversight, energy companies are responsible for ensuring that their workers and those nearby are safe from harm. Tragically, hundreds of oilfield workers are seriously injured or killed every year in workplace mishaps due to poor training and oversight. These catastrophic injuries and deaths take an enormous toll on communities in and around the oil patch. In addition, residents in these oil-producing areas are experiencing increased danger on roads and highways caused by the large number of 18-wheelers and heavy machinery required to support these intensive industrial operations. Trial attorney Frank L. Branson has made it a mission to hold corporate interests accountable for injuries on jobsites and on roads and highways. “This is an industry that has been allowed to police itself when it comes to worker safety and the practices that leave the public at risk,” says Mr. Branson. “What we have seen over and over again is that these businesses view safety as a line item on a budget. It’s a tragedy when a worker suffers a serious injury or death because many of these incidents are preventable.” Statistics show that oilfield workers are most likely to suffer serious injuries and death caused by burns, falls, exposure to toxic chemicals, and injuries and amputations caused by contact with heavy machinery. Meanwhile, communities in areas that have seen tremendous growth in energy production, such as the Permian Basin in West Texas and the Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas, have experienced astronomical increases in traffic fatalities caused by reckless or poorly maintained trucks from the oil field. According to recent analysis, 25 Texas oil patch counties reported triple-digit increases in truck wrecks. In Glasscock and Dimmit counties, two of the most heavily concentrated oil-producing counties in Texas, truck wrecks increased 300 percent and 229 percent, respectively. When these tragedies occur, The Law Offices of Frank L. Branson has special expertise to investigate and determine what happened and why. In the past, the firm has used expert technical, investigative, and

COVER STORY

Vigilant for Safety in Texas Oilfields and Highways legal resources to obtain evidence, determine fault, and re-create the events. When corporations refuse to take responsibility for taking shortcuts with worker or transportation safety, Branson makes sure that jurors get the complete story. In recent years, Mr. Branson has secured significant recoveries on behalf of oilfield workers injured on jobsites, as well as for motorists injured or killed in wrecks caused by oilfield trucks and other heavy machinery. With the recent fall in the price of oil, Mr. Branson says he is concerned that energy companies are trying to save money by cutting corners on safety, training, staffing,

“This is an industry that has been allowed to police itself when it comes to worker safety and the practices that leave the public at risk.” and management. Companies are downsizing and asking loyal workers to work longer hours and do more work with less support. “We know that energy companies are not swayed by a slap on the wrist from regulators and inspectors. These companies too often view fines and penalties as the cost of doing business,” he says. “Until that culture changes, I am committed to making sure that those workers crippled or killed are fairly compensated for the devastation to their lives and the families they support. My hope is that our judicial system will make them take notice.”

Frank L. Branson

In addition to his reputation with trucking, transportation, and energy-sector injury cases, Mr. Branson has a national reputation for representing parties in a variety of personal injury cases involving dangerous products, as well as a wide range of business disputes and commercial litigation. He has pioneered techniques for presenting burn and explosion cases, work that has helped children who have suffered disfiguring burns. Along with a consistent stream of standout verdicts and settlements, Branson has earned some of the legal profession’s greatest honors. This year, he is among a select group of Texas lawyers recognized by Texas Lawbook and The Dallas Morning News in the inaugural “Lions of the Bar” series. He has earned a place among Texas Super Lawyers’ list of the Top 10 lawyers in all of Texas on nine occasions and has been named among the Top 100 every year since 2003. Meanwhile, the prestigious Best Lawyers in America has honored him every year since 1987; The National Law Journal named him one of the nation’s 50 Elite Trial Lawyers for Plaintiffs in 2014; VerdictSearch featured him in its inaugural Texas Verdicts Hall of Fame with a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013; and the Dallas Bar Association named him Trial Lawyer of the Year in 2010. He has had multiple verdicts listed in The National Law Journal in the top 100 verdicts of the year. Rather than bombard the public with commercials on airwaves, billboards, and buses, The Law Offices of Frank L. Branson obtains business the old fashioned way— through its reputation for hard work and outstanding results. www.bestlawyers.com

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THOMPSON & KNIGHT Bruce S. Sostek UNDERWOOD LAW FIRM James Wester WILLIAM A. BROUSSARD William A. Broussard, Sr.

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JOSEPH F. BROPHY

LANCE CURTRIGHT

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

IMMIGRATION LAW

Joseph (“Joe”) Brophy is a zealous advocate for his clients in the boardroom and in the courtroom. Joe is a business lawyer possessing substantial expertise in business transactions and business litigation. Joe represents individuals, partnerships, and companies in a wide array of business transactions, disputes, and lawsuits. Joe’s extensive litigation and transactional experience, and experience in private industry, make him exceptionally qualified to advise clients in connection with both business transactions and as lead counsel in complex litigation matters through a jury trial, a bench trial, or arbitration. In addition to being selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, Joe has been previously selected for inclusion in Princeton Global Networks’ “Top 100 Lawyers in America” and Texas Super Lawyers. HOHMANN, BROPHY & SHELTON, PLLC* THE BROPHY LAW FIRM, PLLC The Overlook at Rob Roy 6836 Bee Caves Rd., Bldg. 1, Suite 330 | Austin, TX 78746 office 512.617.6364 | mobile 512.567.1458 email jb@josephbrophylaw.com, joeb@hbslawyers.com * pr incipal office : Hohmann, Brophy & Shelton, PLLC 210 Barton Springs Rd., Suite 250 | Austin, Texas 78704

Lance Curtright is a partner with De Mott, McChesney, Curtright & Armendariz LLP. The firm has offices in Houston, San Antonio, and Austin. As a full-service immigration law firm, DMCA serves clients around the world. Mr. Curtright has led the firm’s litigation section since 2003. Under Mr. Curtright’s lead, DMCA’s litigation section was awarded the 2013 Litigation Department of the Year by Texas Lawyer magazine. His successes include several published decisions that have changed the immigration landscape. He has published articles about immigration law in several law magazines and is a frequent speaker at immigration law conferences. DE MOTT, MCCHESNEY, CURTRIGHT & ARMENDARIZ LLP austin

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611 South Congress, 800 Dolorosa Street 601 Sawyer Street, Suite 430 Suite 100 Suite 280 Austin, TX 78704 San Antonio, TX 78207 Houston, TX 77007 phone 512.222.1284 phone 210.354.1844 phone 713.373.3765 toll free 1.866.690.1844 fax 210.212.2116 direct 210.547.4813 fax 713.802.2698 email Lance@dmcausa.com

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GARY S. KESSLER

ROBERTO L. RAMIREZ

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION - PLAINTIFFS

Gary S. Kessler is board certified in civil trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and has been selected to The Best Lawyers in America for 20 years for his work in business litigation. He and his litigation team regularly appear in state and federal courts across the country in a wide variety of business and corporate matters. He has extensive experience handling many types of corporate and securities litigation including regulatory matters. He is a member of many industry organizations including the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association and the Defense Research Institute and is a regular instructor for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy.

Bobby Ramirez is a fifthgeneration native of the Rio Grande Valley. Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, he leads a group of dedicated professionals committed to protecting those who have been catastrophically injured or killed through wrongful neglect. Bobby obtained his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Texas at Austin and served as a briefing attorney for the Honorable Filemon B. Vela, United States District Judge for the Southern District of Texas. He is an associate member of the American Board of Trial Advocates’ Rio Grande Valley Chapter, has received a 5.0/5.0 AV Preeminent peer review rating from MartindaleHubbell, and has been selected to the Texas Super Lawyers list from 2006-2010, and 2011-2015.

KESSLER & COLLINS, P.C. 2100 Ross Avenue, Suite 750 | Dallas, TX 75201 phone 214.379.0722 | fax 214.373.4714 email gsk@kesslercollins.com www.kesslercollins.com

THE RAMIREZ LAW FIRM, PLLC 820 E. Hackberry Ave. | McAllen, TX 78501 phone 956.668.8100 | fax 956.668.8101 email rr@theramirezlawfirm.com www.theramirezlawfirm.com

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MOORMAN TATE HALEY UPCHURCH & YATES R. Hal Moorman** NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT Nancy Nowlin Kerr, Robert G. Newman*, Joseph C. Sleeth, Jr. OSBORNE, HELMAN, KNEBEL & SCOTT Duncan E. Osborne** PORTER HEDGES John O. Brentin RICHARD LEE JUKES Richard L. Jukes SAUNDERS, NORVAL, PARGAMAN & ATKINS William D. Pargaman** SCHOENBAUM, CURPHY & SCANLAN Darin N. Digby, William Scanlan, Jr., Banks M. Smith SCOTTHULSE David P. Hassler SHANNON, GRACEY, RATLIFF & MILLER Michael J. Cenatiempo**, Lisa H. Jamieson, Kleber C. Miller* SHARON B. GARDNER Sharon Brand Gardner

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DICK DeGUERIN CRIMINAL DEFENSE: WHITE-COLLAR CRIMINAL DEFENSE: GENERAL PRACTICE Dick DeGuerin specializes in criminal defense and has a widely varied practice in both state and federal trials and appeals. In practice for 51 years, he was associated with famed defense attorney Percy Foreman during the seventies and has successfully defended a variety of clients, including doctors, lawyers, judges, a United States Senator, and persons accused of murder, smuggling, money laundering, and white-collar crime. He is an adjunct professor of law at The University of Texas School of Law.

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YALE LAW FIRM Glen A. Yale** YTTERBERG DEERY KNULL G. Edward Deery**, Randall K. Glover, Yolanda Chavez Knull, R. Eric Viehman, Alan V. Ytterberg

VENTURE CAPITAL LAW BAKER BOTTS Felix P. Phillips, Jr. BOYARMILLER Gary W. Miller DLA PIPER Paul E. Hurdlow HAYNES AND BOONE Darrel A. Rice JACKSON WALKER Jeffrey R. Harder MAYER BROWN Robert F. Gray, Jr., Dallas Robert Parker NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT David S. Peterman, Charles D. Powell

A. CRAIG EILAND PERSONAL INJURY, COMMERCIAL, MEDICAL DEVICE, PHARMACEUTICAL, INSURANCE LITIGATION Craig Eiland is an accomplished and respected trial lawyer who has represented clients throughout the country as well as internationally. Mr. Eiland has over 20 years of experience in the Texas Legislature. He is a personal injury advocate that has represented clients injured while working offshore or in the petrochemical industry, traveling in a car or truck, or from ingesting a defective drug. Mr. Eiland is dedicated to his clients and is not intimidated by the large Fortune 500 companies that he holds accountable for their negligence. Areas of practice include civil and commercial litigation, maritime and admiralty issues, breach of fiduciary duty and insurance claim disputes, as well as cases in arbitration to resolve all types of legal matters.

“When you need a lawyer…Not when you want one.” DEGUERIN, DICKSON, HENNESSY & WARD 1018 Preston Ave., 7th Floor | Houston, TX 77002 phone 713.223.5959 | fax 713.223.9231 email dick@deguerin.com www.deguerin.com

THE LAW OFFICES OF A. CRAIG EILAND, PC 2211 The Strand, Suite 201 | Galveston, TX 77550 phone 409.763.3260 | fax 409.763.8154 toll free 800.529.8900 | email ceiland@eilandlaw.com www.eilandlaw.com

BARBARA K. RUNGE

KENNETH A. WRIGHT

FAMILY LAW

EMINENT DOMAIN AND CONDEMNATION LAW

Exceptionally active in the Houston legal community, Barbara Runge has practiced law since 1974. Barbara has experienced an extremely successful career in family law. “Every day in my life, I have been given the opportunity to help people who are experiencing the most traumatic time of their lives,” she professes. This desire for helping clients in need led Barbara to be named one of Texas’ Best Lawyers. Board certified in family law, Barbara handles divorce and custody cases, modifications, premarital, and marital agreements. Additionally, Barbara represents clients using the collaborative method or litigation as determined by case and the client’s desires. She is also a mediator and arbitrator. Barbara has received numerous awards, including the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Texas Tech School of Law and the Gulf Coast Family Law Specialists’ Award for Professionalism and Excellence in Family Law. BARBARA K. RUNGE 5615 Kirby Drive, Suite 920 | Houston, TX 77005 phone 713.523.5363 | fax 713.526.3985 email bkrunge@aol.com www.barbarakrunge.com

Since 1981, Kenneth A. Wright has maintained his commitment to providing qualitative legal services to those landowners who have been subjected to the oftentimes harsh consequences of the exercise of eminent domain by various condemning entities such as the federal, state, and local governments, as well as private entities who also wield the power of eminent domain, including power and pipeline companies. In his 34 years of landowner representation, he has represented properties throughout the State of Texas, ranging from individual property owners to Fortune 500 companies. Most often his firm is engaged on a contingency fee arrangement. Ken has been board certified in civil trial law since 1990 and has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America continuously since 2008. He is a published author and frequent lecturer regarding eminent domain issues. LAW OFFICES OF KENNETH A. WRIGHT

JOHN A. WRIGHT, WARREN P. WRIGHT, ASSOCIATES

2220 San Jacinto Blvd., Suite 305 | Denton, TX 76205 phone 940.384.1800 | fax 940.384.1801 email kwright@wrightatty.com www.wrightatty.com

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DOUG ELLIOTT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LITIGATION Doug Elliott dedicates his practice to intellectual property litigation. For over 30 years, Mr. Elliott has successfully litigated patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret cases. Mr. Elliott works side by side with general and commercial trial lawyers to prepare cases for trial. His cases have involved a wide range of technologies, including oil and gas well products, software, leak detection, e-Commerce, GPS tracking, microprocessors, hospital patient boards, and welding enclosures. As a registered patent attorney, Mr. Elliott has also represented parties involved in inter partes reviews (IPRs) and covered business method (CBM) proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. The Elliott Law Firm, PLLC, focuses on representing individuals and small to medium sized companies, both as plaintiffs and defendants. THE ELLIOTT LAW FIRM, PLLC 6750 West Loop South, Suite 995 | Houston, TX 77401 phone 832.485.3560 | fax 832.485.3511 email doug@elliottiplaw.com www.elliottiplaw.com

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