Musical Chairs in El Paso as Firm Folds
Posted Jul 6, 2007 1:48 PM CDT
By Martha Neil
One of the largest law firms in El Paso is dissolving, as roughly a third of its lawyers merge with an Austin, Texas, law firm and other attorneys go elsewhere.
Delgado, Acosta, Braden and Jones is breaking up, as partners Alejandro Acosta Jr., Hector Delgado and John Jones, along with two other firm attorneys, join Bickerstaff, Heath, Pollan & Caroom, reports the El Paso Times. The Austin firm, which specializes in government law, will now be known as Bickerstaff, Heath, Delgado & Acosta, and Acosta will be its chief executive officer. It will retain the former Delgado firm's Dallas and Houston offices, and the latter will be headed by Jones.
The new Bickerstaff firm, which has 18 partners, is now "the largest minority-owned firm in the Southwest with over 30 lawyers statewide," Acosta says.
Eleven other lawyers from the former Delgado firm have found jobs elsewhere or opened their own law practices, according to Acosta. Among them is former Delgado name partner Paul Braden, who has become a partner in the El Paso office of 1,000-attorney Fulbright & Jaworski, which is headquartered in Houston.