A dividing the estate and land inheritance case arose out of a dispute between a lady in Ellis County and an heir. We lost the case in District Court and before the Appellate Brief was due by the winning lawyer, he called our office and there was a take nothing judgment entered and we got everything we had requested in the underlying suit.
A young man from Mexico was scalped and both arms were pulled off in 1978. A substantial recovery was made against the hay baler company and he has gone on to learn English, obtain his Associates Degree, become married, have a daughter, owns his house, owns another house, and is a useful, productive citizen. As a result of that case, I went on to handle 7 additional hay bailer accidents across the United States. Each one was successful and the cool thing was that after the cases were concluded, the hay bailer design was changed and the intake (nip point) was revolutionized to reduce operator access and certain injury. My young client became an U.S. Citizen in 1985.
A very large Erisa Plan Recovery on behalf of the divorced International Pilot when the airline company that he worked for misallocated funds and denied that they did so. Suit was brought and full recovery including attorney fees, costs and interest was made.
A major truck wreck in Southern Oklahoma involving the death of a very nice grandmother and substantial injuries to her daughter. Significant recovery.
Car wreck with lifetime injuries to the driver and her child and 3 additional children in a car hit by a pizza delivery driver on 121 near the Colony.
A Dallas attorney was injured in an intersection collision in Downtown Dallas. Judgement signed and the award was paid.
Physician induced complications during childbirth at Parkland Hospital. Confidential, and substantial lifetime care after verdict, judgment, and payment.
No safety harness. Oil worker fell to his death from the crow’s nest. Substantial confidential settlement.
55 year old man transported to the ER and then sent home from the ER of a major local hospital with a misdiagnosed heart attack. Substantial settlement against the doctor and hospital before and during jury deliberations.
Significant medical malpractice case against a major Dallas hospital and physician. Settled on the eve of trial. The patient was then placed in a nursing home where he suffered subcutaneous ulcers which resulted in his untimely death and additional compensation for his family.
A Chicago company bought a Dallas company and did not pay the Dallas seller. We traveled up to Chicago and got a full award in the Chicago Circuit Court.
Rape case. A rape occurred in a dirt bag hotel near Fair Park. Insurance company offered money to settle the case and I declined it. The jury ruled against us.
Three electricians were working on an electrical box, which exploded injuring them. We represented the families and the men. Substantial damages were recovered with lifetime payments.
Insufficient security in the apartment complex in an area that was known by management to be dangerous led to a rape of a tenant. Very significant recovery.
Lady riding shotgun in a Yukon on I-35 was rear-ended by an 18-wheeler truck. We learned that the driver had been incarcerated in the penitentiary for offenses for many years. Substantial recovery on the eve of trial.
An elderly lady that fell off a walkway near her apartment. We learned that the structure as it was built and maintained was in violation of the building codes and the Americans with Disability Act (ADA). The case settled for a substantial sum. The walkway was updated to make it ADA compliantand no falls have occurred since the repairs.
This lady was a guest at a major chain restaurant in the Dallas area. She walked into the restroom which was in the midst of construction. One of the witnesses testified that it was really a construction zone. Employees knew of the dangerous condition and informed management and nothing was done to repair it. Our client tripped and fell in the dark restroom stall and suffered a broken hip. Substantial damages were paid before trial.
I worked on this case with local Counsel Jon Ker out of Hewitt, Texas. House caught on fire. Burned down. Insurance company refused to pay claiming arson and the insurance carrier was proven wrong and the case was paid before trial.
Local horse-riding club was exposed to toxic waste and chemicals. Substantial resolution.
Erisa claim for miscalculation of benefits for three employees of a major oil company. Substantial recovery for all they were owed including lawyer fees.
Lawyer malpractice for the mishandling of a case of a man that was severely injured. Substantial recovery.
We worked on a case against lawyer Steve Gardner and were able to retrofit all of the restroom facilities at Texas Stadium and add ADA compliant handicapped seating and access throughout the stadium for the 5 years before it was torn down.
Businessman’s apartment complex burned to the ground. The insurance company claimed that it would not pay any damages whatsoever as a result of fire damage to a multi-unit apartment building. The insurance company was forced to pay the amount due and did pay lawyers’ fees after litigation.
Represented a lady in a divorce case from a high dollar fellow who was a partner in a big named downtown firm. Case settled before trial.
Woman traveled to Texas from Oklahoma to get lasik surgery so she could see better. She was blinded in one eye. The doctor and his insurance company paid all of her past and future medical, substantial damage money, including lawyer fees.
Man and 3 “friends” entered into a business together that became very successful. Our client was squeezed out. After filing suit and discovery, and on the eve of trial, he made a full recovery including attorney fees.
A young man dove from a diving board into an unsafe swimming pool. He became a quadriplegic. I was unable to help him because the pool manufacturer was out of business. It was a very sad case. I received the money from the homeowner’s insurance policy and gave the entire sum of money to his parents for his benefit.
Represented young girls who upon unscrewing aluminum cap from soda bottles had the bottle cap propel off into their eye severely damaging their eyes. Received substantial awards. This dangerous condition was repaired by the bottle company.
This woman set on a chair at a local department store intending to buy it for her vanity. The chair busted to the ground causing severe disc disruption and an operated back. We learned through very thorough investigation that the chair was made somewhere up in the countryside of China and no one knew exactly who the chair was made by or when it was made. But we are certain the chair had not been inspected before it came to the United States. The welds and joints did not comply with USA standards. Very substantial settlement.
Inadequate security case. Substantial damages.
Man and his wife and 6 year old son were leaving church on a Sunday evening and were rear-ended by a drunk driver going 80 mph on NW Hwy. The 6 year old son was thrown from the auto and killed. There was evidence that the driver of the vehicle had been drinking and playing golf since early in the morning on St. Patrick’s Day. Substantial settlement on the eve of trial.
Trespass to try title on a large horse ranch in Rockwall County.
Represented family oil business in the Barnett Shale. Recovered multi-hundreds of thousands of dollars on misappropriated taxes and expenses and lost profits. And these folks received a new oil well to boot.
An estate issue. Our client was accused of taking money. She was found not to have taken anything at all and she recovered on a cross-claim.
Taxi ran over a young woman in downtown Dallas. Defendants offered $0.00 denying liability and damages. Substantial jury verdict.
Cow ran across Interstate 20 on a dark night causing a wreck. Kaufman County is a “fence livestock” county. Determined the owner of the cow. Substantial recovery.
Man was on the first day of his job with a construction company building Hwy. 121. Without any prior training he was placed to work near the highway. He was pushed into the roadway by a fellow worker and was run over by a vehicle and died. His wife came to see me and asked why it happened. After extensive investigation and work and depositions and expert testimony, the insurance company had their lawyer make a settlement offer, but the jury returned a verdict for a substantially larger sum. Judgment was returned and the Court of Appeals affirmed the judgment and the Supreme Court refused to consider the case. This case may be the last gross negligence award against an employer in the State that was affirmed on appeal and paid. He left a widow and two children below the age of 16 at the time of his untimely death.
Policy and procedures violated and broken, un-inspected safety harness allowed a father of three children to fall to his death.
Young man on motorcycle without any fault was run over by an untrained national grocery chain 18 wheel driver – amputated leg – settled 3 days before trial. Substantial settlement.
Truck wreck in Carthage, Texas, Hwy 69 – lifetime injuries – substantial recovery.
2002 General Manager then worked for a large national co. and was hurt on the job. There was a disability insurance policy that quit paying after 3 ½ years based on a chiropractor review of neurological reports. We were able to correct this matter for our client. She will be receiving disability benefits for the next 15 years.
Young family man on active duty tour in Iraq. Loan company did not reduce the interest amount in compliance with federal statute. Damages were paid.
Non-anchored volleyball judges stand falls on a child. Suit against the daycare center and the manufacturer of the equipment and the installer. Substantial recovery after appeal.
A young man was driving his pretty young fiancé on US Hwy 287 west of Wichita Falls and drove under an unlighted trailer crossing the roadway at an unmarked truck stop crossover during the nighttime. Both young folks died. After this wreck and substantial settlement, the State of Texas erected long tall big lights and warning signs alerting on-coming traffic to the danger and over the road trailers began using reflectors and lights to lessen the danger to motorists.
Lady was driving on I-30 at night. A cow ran onto the roadway causing a violent collision. The lady was hospitalized and sustained serious injuries. We tracked down the owner of the cow and recovered a substantial sum. Justice was served once again.
18 wheeler ran into a stopped pickup on side of the road. Permanent injuries and damages. Large settlement.
Handled a substantial, multi-million dollar estate for a non-profit. Settled through negotiation.
Have done work for non-profits throughout my career.