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2103 ABA Journal Texas articles.

Practicing Lawyer Also Sells Luxe Goods

Like a number of others who market luxury goods to upscale clients, Maryann Mihalopoulos isn’t ready to give up her day gig.

A lawyer who runs a business litigation and…

Nice Job: World’s Richest Representation

Ten years ago, Steven Selsberg left the Houston office of Weil, Gotshal & Manges because he didn’t make partner. Today, his professional future is looking a lot brighter.

Although has…

False Judge Liens Cost Inmate 20 Years

A Texas inmate convicted of filing fraudulent liens against two federal judges will have to serve an extra 20 years in prison.

Mycal Antoine Poole had filed false liens for…

Heelys a Bad Dealys, Suits Say

Several lawsuits filed on behalf of investors who bought stock in Heelys Inc. claim the company hid injuries that had been caused by the shoes with wheels.

The

Lawyer’s Tie in Tatters Over Terrorism Matters

A Texas lawyer’s ragged red, white and blue tie is not a fashion statement.

Robert Flournoy of Lufkin City vowed to keep wearing the tie, purchased at the 2000 Republican…

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…

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