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2084 ABA Journal Texas articles.

Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell Is Born

The deal has been formally approved: Texas-based Locke Liddell & Sapp will merge with Lord, Bissell & Brook, a firm with headquarters in Chicago.

The new 700-lawyer firm will be…

Lawyer O’Quinn Ordered to Pay $41.4 M

Houston lawyer John O’Quinn owes $41.4 million because he overcharged former breast implant clients, an arbitration panel ruled yesterday.

The amount owed climbed from the $35.7 million sum O’Quinn was…

Dykema Gossett Opens Dallas Office

Dykema Gossett has opened a Dallas office with seven lawyers from Godwin Pappas Ronquillo.

Former Godwin lawyer Darrell Jordan, who ran unsuccessfully for Dallas mayor this spring, will head the…

Client Turns Tables on Firm in Fee Dispute

A Texas plaintiffs firm that sued to collect an attorney fee from a former client in a medical malpractice case won exactly nothing after a three-day jury trial.

But a…

Musician Shot in Deadly Force State

A Texas keyboardist who played in two rock groups was shot and killed by a frightened homeowner three days after a new state law took effect that expanded the rights…

Alston & Bird Plans: TX, Maybe CA, London

A major Atlanta-based law firm has announced plans to open an office in Dallas and is thinking about expanding into California and London as well.

Alston & Bird will start…

Column: Legal Secretary Isn’t ‘Furniture’

Many lawyers are frustrated when they deal with their legal assistants (and vice-versa). But a new column by a legal secretary seeks to narrow that gap by telling attorneys what…

Texas Gov Commutes Death Sentence

Texas Gov. Rick Perry has never commuted a death sentence before. But he did so today for Kenneth Foster, 30, who was scheduled to be executed tonight for serving as…

Spare Getaway Driver, TX Parole Board Urges

The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles voted today to recommend that the governor spare the life of a man who drove three companions on a robbery spree that resulted…

Lawyer Switches Sides, Faces Suit

A Houston lawyer who represented four plaintiffs who settled with BP over an oil refinery explosion in Texas City is encountering some problems now that he wants to represent the…

Small Attorney Fee Grows

A fight to collect $28,000 in attorney fees will cost Houston lawyer Robert S. “Bob” Bennett more than $250,000, according to a Texas appeals court.

The 1st Court of Appeals…

Suit Blames Susman Godfrey for ADR Loss

A software maker’s lawsuit against Susman Godfrey blames the law firm and two of its Dallas partners for the company’s loss in a 2004 arbitration hearing.

The suit claims the…

Meckler Raids Megafirm, Marches Into Texas and Arizona

A Chicago-based firm known for its insurance work will soon establish new offices in Dallas and Phoenix.

The new Dallas office, which opens Sept. 1, will be staffed by six…

Law Firm Benefit: $4 Back-Up Child Care

One of the biggest personal issues faced by attorneys and other law firm employees is emergencies that require them to stay at home with their children or other family members.

Rove Comments Led to Firing, Lawyer Says

A Texas lawyer contends in a lawsuit that she was fired from the state secretary of state’s office in violation of her First Amendment rights for comments she made in…

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