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Cheryl Leb to Work as Liaison for Texas A&M University School of Law

Cheryl Leb has been selected as the Attorney Clinic Supervisor and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) liaison for the Texas A&M University School of Law Trademark Clinic.

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Andrew H. Neal Joins Kelly Hart

Andrew Neal joins Kelly Hart as an associate in the Fort Worth office and concentrates his practice on oil and gas matters.  

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LA 1 Coalition

Kelly Hart is an active member of the LA 1 Coalition, a non-profit corporation working for road improvements from Grand Isle to U.S. Hwy. 90.

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Russell Cawyer Posts Blog on Religious Discrimination Case from the Fifth Circuit

Russell Cawyer posts a new article on the significance of status following a Fifth Circuit religious discrimination ruling.

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David Keltner and Marianne Auld Co-Author Column in The Advocate

David Keltner and Marianne Auld co-author article, “Post Trial Error Preservation in Texas and Federal Courts.”  The article is published in the State Bar of Texas Litigation Section report, The Advocate, Volume 67, Summer 2014. 

D’Ann Penner joins Kelly Hart

D'Ann Penner joins Kelly Hart as an associate in our New Orleans’ office.  D’Ann concentrates her practice on energy and environmental litigation.  

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Sharon Millians Elected to Board Position

Sharon Millians was recently elected to the Board of Visitors of AddRan College of Liberal Arts, TCU.  The Board of Visitors is comprised of local, national, and internationally recognized and respected leaders who are committed to the mission of the AddRan College of Liberal Arts.

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Katherine Hopkins Re-Elected to Board Position

Katherine Hopkins was recently re-elected to serve her fourth term on the Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association’s Board of Directors.

Clark Rucker Elected to Board Position

Clark Rucker was elected to serve on the Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association’s Board of Directors.

 


Thirty-Three Kelly Hart Attorneys listed Among The Best Lawyers in America 2015®

Thirty-Three Kelly Hart attorneys are listed among The Best Lawyers in America 2015®. They include:

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Loulan J. Pitre Jr. Named Best Lawyers® 2015 New Orleans Litigation Environmental "Lawyer of the Year”

Loulan J. Pitre Jr. was named the Best Lawyers® 2015 Litigation Environmental "Lawyer of the Year” in New Orleans.

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R. Dan Settle, Jr. Named Best Lawyers® 2015 Dallas Public Finance Law "Lawyer of the Year”

R. Dan Settle Jr. was named the Best Lawyers® 2015 Public Finance Law "Lawyer of the Year” in Dallas.

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Russell Cawyer Posts Blog on Notice Delivery Requirements Under the FMLA


Russell Cawyer posts a new article on receipt of notice dispute following a federal court of appeals opinion from the Third Circuit.

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Shauna Wright Featured in LegalFront


Shauna Wright is the recipient of the State Bar of Texas 2014 Pro Bono Coordinator of the Year award and is featured in the August issue of LegalFront e-newsletter, a State Bar of Texas publication.

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Chelsea Tabor Elected to Board Position


Chelsea Tabor was recently elected to serve on the Central Area Council Board of the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce. The primary goals of each Area Council Board will be to identify, inform and promote the interests of their membership within the boundaries of their Area Council and within the overall program and policies of the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce.

Kelly Hart Represents Formosa in Obtaining Greenhouse Gas Permit

Bob Stewart and Brenda Clayton represented Formosa Plastics Corporation, Texas before the United States Environmental Protection Agency to secure a greenhouse gas Prevention of Significant Deterioration construction permit for Formosa's facility in Point Comfort, Texas. Formosa is expanding its chemical complex and will construct its third olefins plant and a propane dehydrogenation unit. The expansion will bring over $2 billion in capital investments, create 1800 construction jobs and 225...

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Brenda Clayton to Speak at State Bar CLE Conference

Brenda Clayton to speak at the State Bar of Texas, Suing and Defending Governmental Entities CLE Course, July 31-August 1, 2014, in Austin, Texas.  Her presentation is titled, "Hydraulic Fracturing, Close to Home."

 

Loulan Pitre to Speak at the Louisiana Oil & Gas Association Seminar

Loulan Pitre to speak at the LOGA Industry Seminar and CLE, September 15-16, 2014, at the JW Marriott in New Orleans.  Loulan will conduct a joint presentation titled, "The Importance and Use of Historical Evidence in Light of LL&E" with environmental historian, Jason Theriot, Ph.D.

Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association

Kelly Hart is a member of the Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association, LMOGA, a trade association exclusively representing all sectors of the oil and gas industry operating in Louisiana and the Gulf of Mexico.  LMOGA serves exploration and production, refining, transportation, marketing and mid-stream companies as well as other firms in the fields of law, engineering, environment, financing and government relations.

 

Greater New Orleans, Inc.

Kelly Hart is a member of Greater New Orleans, Inc. (GNO, Inc.), a regional economic development alliance serving the 10-parish region of Southeast Louisiana. Loulan J. Pitre, Jr. is an active member of the GNO, Inc. Public Policy Committee.  GNO, Inc. serves as the catalyst for wealth creation in the 10-parish region of Southeastern Louisiana by pursuing an aggressive agenda of business development, marketing the region, and product development.

 

Russell Cawyer Posts Blog on U.S. Supreme Court Decision

Russell Cawyer posts a new article on the U.S. Supreme Court decision to hear a case involving whether and to what extent pregnant employees are entitled to reasonable accommodations for conditions related to their pregnancy. The case is Young v. UPS.

 

Derek Montgomery Selected To Leadership Fort Worth

Derek Montgomery has been selected to the Leadership Fort Worth Class of 2015. Leadership Fort Worth is a nine-month program that brings together a diverse group of decision-makers from across the community who want to broaden their perspective about Fort Worth and uses their resources to address identified needs.

 

Russell Cawyer Posts Blog on DOL Proposed Extension of FMLA Benefits to Same-sex Spouses

Russell Cawyer posts a new article on the DOL proposed rule to extend FMLA benefits to same-sex spouses in Texas.  Russell's blog post is published on the Texas Employment Law Update.

 

Dee Kelly Jr. Elected Vice Chairman of the FW Chamber Board

The Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce recently elected new officers and incoming board directors for 2014-2015. Officers are: Chairman Bob Pence, president and CEO, Freese and Nichols; Vice Chairman Dee Kelly Jr., Kelly Hart & Hallman LLP; Treasurer Wade Wallace, regional president, Southwest Bank-Fort Worth Region; and Bill Thornton, president and CEO of the Fort Worth Chamber.

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Kelly Hart Opens New Orleans Office

Kelly Hart & Hallman has opened a new office location at 400 Poydras St., Suite 1812, in New Orleans with Loulan J. Pitre Jr., a former member of the Louisiana House of Representatives, as partner in charge.  The Louisiana office will do business as Kelly Hart & Pitre.

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David Keltner to Present at State Bar Convention

The State Bar of Texas and the Texas Supreme Court Historical Society present a live oral argument reenactment in Sweatt v. Painter in the Historic Supreme Court Courtroom in the Capitol.  The reenactment will take place during the State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting, June 26, 2014, 2-4 p.m.

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Toby Galloway Quoted In Texas Lawbook Story

Toby Galloway was interviewed in The Texas Lawbook story, "SEC’s Probe of Key Energy May Expand."

Henry Robinson Speaks at State Bar CLE

Henry Robinson was a featured speaker The Texas State Bar “Soaking Up Some CLE 2014" conference, May 15-16, 2014 in South Padre Island. His presentation, "Health Care Litigation Overview."

Chester Grudzinski Authors Column in Real Estate Taxation

Chester Grudzinski authors article, "U.S. Oil and Gas Interests, Foreign Investors, and Firpta," published in Real Estate Taxaction, 2nd quarter, 2014 business publication.

Alison Rowe Speaks at Agricultural Law Course

Alison Rowe spoke on “Current Developments in Equine Law” at the 8th Annual John Huffaker Agricultural Law Course, hosted by the State Bar of Texas, April 29, 2014 in Lubbock, Texas.  CLE credit provided.

Chambers USA 2014 Ranks Kelly Hart & Hallman Partners and Practice Groups

Four Kelly Hart partners were selected for inclusion in the 2014 edition of the prestigious Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business guide.

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Shauna Wright Receives 2014 State Bar of Texas Pro Bono Coordinator Award

Shauna Wright is the recipient of the 2014 State Bar of Texas Pro Bono Coordinator Award. Shauna will be recognized at the Bar Leaders Recognition Luncheon at the State Bar Annual Meeting in Texas on Thursday, June 26, 2014, at 12:00 p.m. at the Hilton Austin.

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Toby Galloway Speaks at Forensic Forum Webcast

Toby Galloway served as a panelist on a forensic forum webcast titled, “The Forensic Forum: Fraud and Your Responsibility.” The topic was “a look at pressing fraud and litigation issues affecting corporate executives.”

Sharon Millians Appointed to Texas Wesleyan Board

Sharon Millians was appointed to the Texas Wesleyan University Board of Trustees and will begin her term in August, 2014.

Kelly Hart Attorneys Volunteer at TVAS Clinic

Seven KH attorneys volunteered at the quarterly TVAS (Tarrant County Volunteer Attorney Services) clinic on Tuesday evening, April 29th. Brian Stagner, Mary Smith, Katherine Thomas, Nancy Ribaudo, Howard Rosenthal and Elizabeth Fitch all represented indigent clients.  Shauna Wright serves as the TVAS volunteer coordinator.

Andrew Rosell Speaks at Investment Adviser Compliance Conference

Andrew Rosell spoke April 29th at The Advisor’s Resource, Inc.’s Spring Training Investment Adviser Compliance Conference. Topics included, SEC examinations, Recent SEC Enforcement Actions and Cyber security.

 

Courtney Burns Appointed to Young Professional Board

Courtney Burns appointed to the board of directors for the Fort Worth Chapter of Young Catholic Professionals.

 

Alison Rowe Speaks at NBI Seminar

Alison Rowe spoke at the “Equine Law” CLE hosted by the National Business Institute, April 10, 2014 in Fort Worth Texas.

 

Jenny Rosell Elected to Board of Trustees for TVS

Jenny Rosell has been elected to Board of Trustees for Trinity Valley School. Her two-year terms begins July 1, 2014.

 

Dee Kelly Jr. Named to Texas High-Speed Rail Commission

Dee Kelly Jr. was appointed to the six member Texas High-Speed Rail Commission.  The commission will oversee the state's role in a proposed high-speed rail line that would connect Houston, Dallas, Arlington and Fort Worth. 

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Toby Galloway Speaks at Annual SEC Conference on Fraud

Toby Galloway is a featured speaker at the University of Texas at Dallas’s 9th  Annual Fraud Conference, March 28, 2014.  Toby will provide a SEC Enforcement Update. This conference is hosted in conjunction with the Institute of Internal Auditors.

 

Tom Hegi and Andrew Rosell Selected as 2014 40 under 40 Honorees

Tom Hegi and Andrew Rosell have been selected by the Fort Worth Business Press as 2014 40 under 40 Honorees. 

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Jeff Whitfield Featured on Cover of Super Lawyers

Jeff Whitfield was chosen as a 2014 Super Lawyers Texas Rising Star.  His story is featured in the 2014 Super Lawyers Texas Rising Stars March edition.

Nineteen Kelly Hart Attorneys Named as 2014 Texas Rising Stars

Nineteen Kelly Hart attorneys recognized as 2014 Texas Rising Stars by Super Lawyers.  
 

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Toby Galloway to Speak at Forensic Forum Webcast

Toby Galloway will be one of three speakers at the CRA Forensic Forum.  This one-hour video webcast titled, "Fraud in the Global Marketplace" will be held on February 19, 2014.  Presentation is 12 Noon CST. To register for the webcast, go to http://crai.com/events/signup.aspx

 

Kelly Hart Announces New Partners

Kelly Hart & Hallman LLP is pleased to announce that Natalie J. Carlgren, David W. Cook and Christopher S. Greer have been elected partners in the firm effective January 01, 2014.

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Henry Robinson and Ezra Kuenzi Co-Author Article in Fort Worth Business Press

Henry Robinson and Ezra Kuenzi co-author article, "ACA: What Large Employer's Don't Do May Hurt Them."  The article is published in the December 16, 2013 issue of the Fort Worth Business Press.

Brandon Hurley Appointed to Governor's Radioactive Waste Disposal Commission

Governor Rick Perry Appoints Brandon Hurley to Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Compact Commission.

Kelly Hart Attorneys Recognized as “Top Attorneys” by Fort Worth, Texas Magazine

Fort Worth, Texas Magazine recognizes sixty-six Kelly Hart Attorneys as 2013 "Top Attorneys."   In its 13th annual listing, Fort Worth, Texas magazine features Tarrant County’s “Top Attorneys” in selected fields who were nominated by their peers.

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Chester Grudzinski and Jacob Birnbaum Co-Author Article in Law360

Chester Grudzinski and Jacob Birnbaum co-author article, "New Medicare Tax Lacks Specificity." The article is published in the November 20, 2013 issue of Tax and Health Law360 and will be published in corresponding newsletters.

Kelly Hart Selected as a 2014 U.S. Top Ranked Law Firm

Kelly Hart selected as one of Martindale-Hubbell's 2014 U.S. Top Ranked Law Firms.  Martindale-Hubbell chooses these firms by identifying U.S. law firms of 10 or more attorneys, where at least one-third of the attorneys in the firm achieved the AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating.

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Kelly Hart Recognized in Texas Verdicts Hall of Fame

Kelly Hart & Hallman honored with three awards for jury verdicts ranking among the Top 100 Verdicts from 2010-2012 by Texas Lawyer, in conjunction with VerdictSearch, and will be included in the publication's Texas Verdicts Hall of Fame.  

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Kelly Hart Sponsors Smart Moves Event

Kelly Hart, Capital One Bank, and The Fort Worth Business Press presented 10 companies with Smart Moves awards on Wednesday night at the new Sundance Square Plaza Pavilion. 
 

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Kelly Hart & Hallman Receives Tier 1 Ranking in 2014 U.S. News - “Best Law Firms”

Kelly Hart & Hallman LLP has received a Tier 1 Ranking in the 2014 Edition of U.S. News - Best Lawyers' “Best Law Firms.”

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Toby Galloway and Chase Medling Co-Author Article

Toby Galloway and Chase Medling co-author article, "Home-Court Advantage: How the SEC’s Intention to Bring More Administrative Proceedings Could Affect You," published in The Texas Lawbook, October 25, 2013

 

Henry Robinson Authors Column in FWBP

Henry Robinson authors column, "Legal Implications of the Individual Mandate" in the October 14, 2013 issue of the Fort Worth Business Press.

 

Michael A. McConnell Recognized in the Fort Worth Business Press for Leadership Award

Michael A. McConnell is profiled in the October 7, 2013, Fort Worth Business Press. McConnell to receive the prestigious A. Sherman Christensen Award, the highest award presented by the American Inns of Court.

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Toby Galloway Speaks at ABA National Institute on Securities Fraud

Toby Galloway to speak at the ABA National Institute on Securities Fraud, October 24-25 in New Orleans.

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Kelly Hart Welcomes Three New Associates

Kelly Hart welcomes Torrie C. Taylor, Hannah M. Watkins, and Jarratt F. Watkins to the firm.

Dan Settle and Benton Cantey Named 2013 Power Attorneys

Dan Settle and Benton Cantey have been selected as 2013 Power Attorneys by the Fort Worth Business Press.

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Three Kelly Hart Attorneys Recognized on Top Super Lawyers Lists

David Keltner, Marshall Searcy, Bob Stewart named on top Texas Super Lawyers 2013 lists. Attorneys with the highest point totals from each category are selected.

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Thirty Kelly Hart Attorneys named 2013 Texas Super Lawyers

Thirty Kelly Hart Attorneys have been named 2013 Texas Super Lawyers. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

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Twenty-Nine Kelly Hart Attorneys have been listed among the 2014 Best Lawyers in America®

Twenty-Nine Kelly Hart Attorneys have been listed among The Best Lawyers in America 2014®. They include:

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Dee J. Kelly, Jr. has been named the Best Lawyers’ 2014 Dallas Administrative / Regulatory Law "Lawyer of the Year."

Dee J. Kelly, Jr. has been named the Best Lawyers’ 2014 Dallas Administrative / Regulatory Law "Lawyer of the Year."

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Dee J. Kelly Featured on the Inaugural Issue of Fort Worth/Attorney at Law Magazine

Dee J. Kelly is profiled on the cover of Fort Worth/Attorney at Law Magazine's inaugural issue.  Published August 8, 2013.

Michael A. McConnell To Receive the A. Sherman Christensen Award

Michael A. McConnell to receive the prestigious A. Sherman Christensen Award, the highest award presented by the American Inns of Court.

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Toby Galloway and Chase Medling Co-Author Column in The Texas Lawbook

Toby Galloway and Chase Medling co-author column, "Fifth Amendment Privilege: Shield or Sword in White-Collar Cases?" in The Texas Lawbook, July 1, 2013.

Jacob Birnbaum Authors a Financial Derivatives Tax Treatise Published by Bloomberg/BNA

Bloomberg/BNA published a financial derivatives tax treatise authored by Jacob Birnbaum titled "Taxation of Exchange-Traded Options."

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Matthias Kleinsasser Elected Chair of the Bankruptcy Law Section of the TCBA

Matthias Kleinsasser is the newly elected Chair of the Bankruptcy Law Section of the Tarrant County Bar Association.

Kelly Hart & Hallman Featured in Fort Worth Star Telegram

Kelly Hart & Hallman interviewed for feature story in the Fort Worth Star Telegram on the Spirit of Enterprise Award.

Kelly Hart & Hallman Featured in Fort Worth Business Press

Kelly Hart & Hallman interviewed for feature story in Fort Worth Business Press, June 16-23, 2013 issue.

 

Chester Grudzinski and Stas Getmanenko Co-Author Column in the Fort Worth Business Press

Chester Grudzinski and Stas Getmanenko co-author column, "Political Activity and 501(c)(4) Organizations" in the Fort Worth Business Press.

 

John Cayce Appointed to Texas Board of Law Examiners

John Cayce was recently appointed by the Supreme Court of Texas to serve a six year term as one of nine members of the Texas Board of Law Examiners. The appointment becomes effective September 1, 2013.

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Kelly Hart featured in the Fort Worth Chamberletter

Kelly Hart & Hallman is featured in the article "Grounds for an Honor" in The Fort Worth Chamberletter, a publication of the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce, distributed by the Star Telegram.

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Toby Galloway Joins Kelly Hart

Toby M. Galloway joins the firm as Partner in the Litigation Practice Group.  Galloway will expand Kelly Hart’s white-collar and securities enforcement practice.  Prior to joining Kelly Hart, Toby was Regional Trial Counsel in the Fort Worth Regional Office of the Securities and Exchange Commission and supervised all litigation for a four-state region.

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Kelly Hart to Receive Fort Worth Chamber’s Spirit of Enterprise Award

Kelly Hart & Hallman LLP has been chosen to receive the 2012 Spirit of Enterprise Award. Bestowed by the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce, the award, recognizes local enterprises for outstanding contributions to the development of the community.  The Spirit of Enterprise award was initiated in 1975 to recognize local companies that have made significant contributions to the advancement and prosperity of the city, as well as its commitment to the preservation of the American private enterprise...

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Marshall Searcy Featured in Fort Worth Business Press

Marshall Searcy, recipient of the 2013 Ronald D. Secrest Outstanding Trial Lawyer Award,  interviewed in the April 8 issue of the Fort Worth Business Press.

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Kim Donovan New President-Elect

Kim Donovan was selected as the President-Elect of the Tarrant County Probate Bar Association.  She will begin serving her one-year term this summer.

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Two Kelly Hart Attorneys Chosen as 40-Under-40 Honorees

Stephanie Kaiser and Jeff Whitfield named, 40-Under-40 Honorees, by the Fort Worth Business Press.

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Craig N. Smetko Joins Kelly Hart

Craig N. Smetko is Of Counsel in the Corporate and Securities Practice Group. 

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Andrew Rosell Joins Firm as Partner

Andrew J. Rosell joins the firm as a Partner in the Corporate and Securities Practice Group.  

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26 Kelly Hart Attorneys Named 2013 Texas Rising Stars

Twenty-six Kelly Hart attorneys were selected for inclusion in the 2013 Texas Rising Stars. The list appears in the April 2013 issues of Texas Monthly and Texas Rising Stars magazines.

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Marshall Searcy to Receive Prestigious Ronald D. Secrest Outstanding Trial Lawyer Award

Marshall Searcy has been selected as the 2013 recipient of the Texas Bar Foundation’s Ronald D. Secrest Outstanding Trial Lawyer Award.

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Sharon Millians featured in Fort Worth Business Press

Sharon Millians interviewed for the February 25, 2013, Women in Law, focus section of the Fort Worth Business Press.

 

Katherine Thomas Elected to TCYLA Board

Katherine Thomas has been elected to serve on the Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association’s Board of Directors.

 

Sharon Millians Chosen as an Outstanding Woman of Fort Worth

Sharon Millians has been selected as the Outstanding Woman in the Workplace by the Fort Worth Commission for Women for her many contributions to improving Fort Worth.

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Sean A. Bryan Re-Elected to the Board of Directors for the Greater Fort Worth/Arlington Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

The Greater Fort Worth/Arlington Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation announces the appointment of Sean A. Bryan to its Board of Directors. Sean served the Fort Worth/Arlington Chapter of Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation from 2002-2008.  Sean was re-elected to serve the Board in another multi-year term.

 

Kelly Hart Attorneys Selected as ‘2013 Top Rated Lawyers in Corporate Restructuring and Bankruptcy’

Mike McConnell and Steve Ravel selected as ‘2013 Top Rated Lawyers in Corporate Restructuring and Bankruptcy’ by American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell TM

Andrew Weber Secures Favorable Ruling by Attorney General

Andrew Weber prompts a favorable opinion issued by The Attorney General of Texas.  The AG opinion agrees with Kelly Hart briefing about prescription for expiration of building permits.

John Cayce Published in State Bar of Texas Journal

John Cayce authors article, "Stand your Ground":  The Judiciary's Fight for Self-Preservation in Times of Economic Crisis.  Article published in the State Bar of Texas Litigation Section News for the Bar, Winter 2012.

Kelly Hart Attorneys Named as 2012 Top Attorneys by Fort Worth, Texas magazine

Kelly Hart Attorneys named as 2012 Top Attorneys by Fort Worth, Texas magazine. 

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Kelly Hart Attorneys Recognized as Top Attorneys, Under Five Years in Practice, by Fort Worth, Texas magazine

2012 Top Attorneys, Under Five Years in Practice, by Fort Worth, Texas magazine. 

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State Bar Swearing-In Ceremony held for Five Kelly Hart Associates

Judge Walker of the Texas Second District Court of Appeals swears-in five Kelly Hart attorneys to the State Bar of Texas.

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Kelly Hart participates in TVAS Pro Bono Event

The Tarrant County Volunteer Attorney Services (“TVAS”) sponsored a Pro Bono Event on October 23 at the TCBA offices.

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Five New Associates Join Kelly Hart

Kelly Hart & Hallman welcomes five new associates to the firm.

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Four Kelly Hart Attorneys recognized in The TCU Magazine

The TCU Magazine recognizes four alumni as among the Best Lawyers in America 2013

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Twenty-three Kelly Hart Attorneys selected for inclusion in 2012 Texas Super Lawyers

Twenty-three Kelly Hart attorneys were selected for inclusion in the 2012 Texas Super Lawyers. Selections for Texas Super Lawyers are based on peer nominations and independent evaluations of the lawyers professional achievement and community service.  Only five percent of lawyers in Texas are named Super Lawyers.

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Twenty-eight Kelly Hart attorneys have been listed among the Best Lawyers in America 2013®

Twenty-eight Kelly Hart attorneys have been listed among the Best Lawyers in America 2013®. Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession.

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David Keltner Named a Go-To Lawyer Finalist in Appellate Law by Texas Lawyer

David Keltner has been selected as one of five finalists in the field of Appellate Law for the Texas Lawyer 2012 Go-To Guide.

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Kelly Hart Attorneys Pati Meadows and Bob Grable recognized as 2012 Power Attorneys

The Fort Worth Business Press selected Pati Meadows and Bob Grable as 2012 Power Attorneys. Power Attorneys are chosen based on peer recognition, reputation and professional accomplishment, including honors and awards, verdicts and settlements, special licenses and certifications, position within the firm, lecture and writings, and civic contributions.

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Sharon Millians elected chair of the Fellows of the Texas Bar Foundation

Sharon S. Millians, co-chair of the Real Estate practice group at Kelly Hart, was elected chair of the Fellows of the Texas Bar Foundation for the period of July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013.  The Texas Bar Foundation solicits charitable contributions and provides funding to enhance the rule of law and the system of justice in the state of Texas.  

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Michael McConnell received the James B. Barlow Emeritus Fellow Award

Michael A. McConnell received the 2012 esteemed James B. Barlow Emeritus Fellow Award presented by the Eldon B. Mahon American Inn of Court.  The Executive Committee of the Mahon Inn confers the Barlow Emeritus "in recognition of continued distinguished service to the Inn as an Emeritus Master of the Bench."  The Inn has only named one other person as a Barlow Fellow.

Kelly Hart Hosted Labor & Employment Webinar

Kelly Hart partners, Henry Robinson and Chris Howe, hosted a live, interactive webinar June 27, 2012.  To view the webinar visit, "The New Frontier: How to Address Technology and Social Media Issues in the Workplace" and complete the registration information.

David Keltner honored as Top Appellate Lawyer at the State Bar Convention

David Keltner co-chair of the Appellate practice group at Kelly Hart, received the Texas Bar Foundation's first annual Gregory S. Coleman Outstanding Appellate Lawyer Award at the State Bar Convention on June 15th, 2012.  This prestigious award, established by Yetter Coleman in 2011, celebrates the high ideals and standards that Mr. Coleman demonstrated in his appellate practice and personal life. 

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Jeff Whitfield named the Chair-Elect of the Tarrant County Texas Lawyers for Veterans

The Tarrant County Texas Lawyers for Texas Veterans named Jeff Whitfield, an associate in Kelly Hart's litigation section, as a chair-elect in May 2012.  Texas Lawyers for Texas Veterans is a new State Bar of Texas program to develop and assist pro bono legal clinics throughout the states for military veterans who cannot afford or do not have access to the legal services they need. 

Chad Arnette and Jason Nash honored as Fort Worth Business Press' 40 Under 40

The Fort Worth Business Press honored Kelly Hart partners, J. Chad Arnette and Jason C. Nash, in their list of 2012 honorees for 40 Under 40. Every Year, The Fort Worth Business Press hosts the Forty Under Forty event saluting 40 area individuals under the age of 40 years old who are making their mark with professional success and community involvement.  Winners were published in the April 16th edition of the Fort Worth Business Press.

Seventeen Kelly Hart attorneys recognized as Rising Stars

Seventeen Kelly Hart attorneys have been selected for inclusion on Super Lawyers' 2012 "Texas Rising Stars" list.  The honorees are Fort Worth attorneys Chad J. Arnette, S. Benton Cantey, Leslie M. Darby, Sharon F. Fulgham, Christopher S. Greer, Thomas R. Hegi, Brandon M. Hill, Brandon T. Hurley, Stephanie E. Kaiser, Chad A. Key, Cheryl P. Leb, Ross S. Martin, Derek L. Montgomery, Preston R. Mundt, Dana M. Stayton and Matthew D. Stayton. Also receiving the honor is Monica M. Jacobs from Kelly Hart's Austin office.

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Sharon Millians received the Governor's Yellow Rose of Texas Award

Texas Governor Rick Perry awarded Sharon S. Millians the 2012 Yellow Rose of Texas Award. The Yellow Rose of Texas Award was conceived during the term of Governor Allan Shivers and is given to honor Texas women who have demonstrated outstanding volunteer and community service.  Ms. Millians supports numerous volunteer and community service projects including the Tarrant County Women's Center, the Child Study Center and the Chiapas Project.

Kelly Hart Hosted Labor & Employment Webinar

Kelly Hart attorneys, Russell D. Cawyer and Paige P. Biggs, hosted a live, interactive webinar February 29, 2012.  To view the webinar visit, "Investigating Employee Complaints in the 21st Century" Comprehensive Investigations of Complaints of Discrimination, Harassment and Misconduct" and complete the registration information.

Glenn Johnson awarded the Ernest E. Smith Lifetime Achievement Award

Kelly Hart & Hallman attorney Glenn E. Johnson received The Ernest E. Smith Lifetime Achievement Award by the Texas Journal of Oil, Gas and Energy on February 9, 2012. The Ernest E. Smith Lifetime Achievement Award honors practitioners who have participated in the advancement of natural resources law, policy, or scholarship.

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Kelly Hart sponsored Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo Art Contest

Kelly Hart proudly sponsored the 2012 Star-Telegram Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo Art Contest.  Contestants ranged from the ages of five to nineteen years of age.  The contest provided an opportunity to showcase artistic abilities and offered a great chance to win awards, college scholarships or cash prizes in excess of $20,000.

Dee J. Kelly awarded Honorary Doctor of Law

Dee J. Kelly, a founding partner of Kelly Hart, received an Honorary Doctor of Law by Texas Wesleyan University School of Law in January 2012.  Among his many Honors, Mr. Kelly has been the recipient of Fort Worth’s Outstanding Citizen Award, Fort Worth’s Outstanding Business Executive, the Horatio Alger Award, and the Blackstone Award, given by the Tarrant County Bar Association to the year’s outstanding lawyer.


Sharon Millians elected Chair of the Board of Tarrant County Women's Center

The Tarrant County Women's Center elected Sharon S. Millians, co-chair of Kelly Hart's Real Estate practice group, as Chair of the Board of the organization in January 2012.  Every year the center serves almost 100,000 women, men and children of all ages, ethnic and economic backgrounds. The Center works with these individuals to help them muster the power and courage to confront crisis, triumph over desperate situations, and build new skills and strategies  that will improve their lives.

Equine Law Blog included among ABA Journal Top 100 Blogs

ABA Journal selected Alison Rowe's Equine Law Blog among the Top 100 Blogs from more than 1,300 blogs in their December 2011 publication.  Ms. Rowe practices in Kelly Hart's Farming and Ranching practice section. Her focus is providing professional assistance and legal representation to individuals, business entities, associations and government agencies who are involved in the equine industry. She is experienced in litigating matters such as lien foreclosures, purchase-sale

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Dee Kelly, Jr. honored as Power Attorney

The Fort Worth Business Press named Dee J. Kelly, Jr., Managing Partner of Kelly Hart, as a 2011 Power Attorney.  The Fort Worth Business Press and an independent panel of judges review each nomination and evaluate the nomination based on peer recognition, reputation and professional achievement including honors and awards, verdicts and settlements, special licenses and certifications, position within the law firm, lectures and writings, education and employment and other outstanding...

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Dee J. Kelly and Robert C. Grable recognized as Best Lawyers' 2012 Lawyers of the Year

Best Lawyers for the Dallas/Fort Worth area has named Dee J. Kelly the "Best Lawyers Natural Resources Law Lawyer of the Year" and Robert C. Grable the "Best Lawyers Oil & Gas Law Lawyer of the Year."

Best Lawyers compiles its lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. The 18th edition of The Best Lawyers in America (2012) is based on more than 3.9 million evaluations.

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Kelly Hart recognized in U.S. News-Best Law Firms

U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers recognized Kelly Hart in their Best Law Firms listing for 2011-2012.  Rankings were based on evaluations from clients and lawyers, as well as a review of additional information provided by the firms.  Among the topics of evaluation were a firm's expertise, responsiveness, cost-effectiveness,  civility, and whether it deserved to be recommended for work.

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David Keltner recognized as "Top Point Getter" by Texas Super Lawyers for Third Consecutive Year

Kelly Hart attorney David Keltner was recognized as the Top Point Getter in the 2011 Texas Super Lawyers nomination process. Texas Super Lawyers is a listing of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selections are based on peer nominations and independent evaluations of the lawyers' professional achievement and community service. Marshall M. Searcy was also named to the Top 100 Texas Super Lawyers and Top 100 Texas Super Lawyers...

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Twenty-eight Kelly Hart Attorneys Featured in Best Lawyers in America 2012 Edition

Twenty-eight Kelly Hart & Hallman attorneys were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2012 Edition. 

Since its inception in 1983, Best Lawyers has become regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers recognition is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 32,000 leading attorneys cast votes.

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Sharon Millians elected to serve as the Fellows Chair Elect of the Texas Bar Foundation

In June 2011, the Texas Bar Foundation elected Sharon Millians, co-chair of Kelly Hart's Real Estate practice group, to serve as the Fellows Chair-Elect of the Texas Bar Foundation.  Each year, the top 1/3 of 1% of Texas attorneys are invited to become Fellows (or members) of the Texas Bar Foundation. Election to the Fellows is one of the highest honors that can be bestowed upon a member of the State Bar of Texas. Nomination is based on outstanding contributions to the legal profession as well...

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Brandon Hurley and Cheryl Leb honored as Fort Worth Business Press' 40 Under 40

    
The Fort Worth Business Press honored Kelly Hart partners, Brandon T. Hurley and Cheryl P. Leb, in their list of 2011 honorees for 40 Under 40. Every Year, The Fort Worth Business Press hosts the Forty Under Forty event saluting 40 area individuals under the age of 40 years old who are making their mark with professional success and community involvement.

Super Lawyers Recognized twenty-four Kelly Hart Attorneys as "Texas Rising Stars"

Twenty-four Kelly Hart attorneys have been selected for inclusion on Super Lawyers' 2011 "Texas Rising Stars" list.  The honorees are Fort Worth attorneys Michael D. Anderson, Chad J. Arnette, Paige P. Biggs, S. Benton Cantey, Leslie M. Darby, Jeffrey R. Grable, Frank P. Greenhaw IV, Christopher S. Greer, Thomas R. Hegi, Brandon M. Hill, Brandon T. Hurley, Stephanie E. Kaiser, Chad A. Key, Derek L. Montgomery, Marcus G. Mungioli, Jason C. Nash, Marcus R. Patton, Brian S. Stagner, Dana M....

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Michael McConnell appointed to the Advisory Board of the UT Center for Global Energy, International Arbitration and Environmental Law

The University of Texas Center for Global Energy, International Arbitration, and Environmental Law appointed Michael McConnell, chair of Kelly Hart's Bankruptcy & Reorganization practice, to serve on their advisory board in 2011.  The Center for Global Energy, International Arbitration, and Environmental Law offers an extensive and unique curriculum to students interested in these areas of the law. The center is also a focal point for interdisciplinary analysis, debate, and discussion of the...

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Andrew Weber named to Board of Directors of Texas Advocacy Project

The Texas Advocacy Project named C. Andrew Weber, chair of Kelly Hart's Public Law practice group and former Texas First Assistant Attorney General, to its Board of Directors in 2011.  Texas Advocacy Project is a nonprofit organization working directly with victims, shelters, law enforcement agencies and courts across Texas to deliver effective legal services to Texans in need.  The Project has developed numerous programs including: Toll-Free Legal Assistance Hotlines; Emergency Protective...

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Lars Berg elected to the American Board of Trial Advocates

The American Board of Trial Advocates elected Lars L. Berg, a partner in Kelly Hart's Litigation section, as an associate member in 2011.  The American Board of Trial Advocates is a national association of experienced trial lawyers and judges dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the civil jury trial right provided by the Seventh Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. First and foremost, ABOTA works to uphold the jury system by educating the American public about the history and value of...

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John Cayce recognized as St. Mary's 2010 Fort Worth Outstanding Law Alumnus

The St. Mary's Law Alumni Association Fort Worth Chapter honored John H. Cayce Jr., co-chair of Kelly Hart's Appellate practice, as their 2010 Outstanding Alumnus.  Prior to Kelly Hart, Mr. Cayce served as the Chief Justice of the Court of Appeals for the Second District of Texas.  At his retirement from the bench, he was the longest serving chief justice in the state.

David Keyes elected to the American Law Institute

David R. Keyes, a partner in Kelly Hart's Banking and Finance practice group, was elected to the American Law Institute in October 2010.  The American Law Institute is the leading independent organization in the United States producing scholarly work to clarify, modernize, and otherwise improve the law. The Institute (made up of 4000 lawyers, judges, and law professors of the highest qualifications) drafts, discusses, revises, and publishes Restatements of the Law, model statutes, and...

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Russell Cawyer named among Top Business Defenders by Dallas Business Journal

Russell Cawyer has been named a Top Business Defender by the Dallas Business Journal in the May 14, 2010 edition. The Defenders list is compiled by DBJ editorial staff after interviewing highly regarded plaintiff and defense attorneys, judges, corporations and other respected professionals in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.  The editorial board also considers the candidate's professional achievements and leadership in their industry and in the overall community.

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Clay Taylor elected President of TCBA's Bankruptcy Section

Clay M. Taylor, a partner in Kelly Hart's Bankruptcy & Reorganization practice group, was elected as President of the Tarrant County Bar Association's Bankruptcy Section in 2010.  The purposes of the Bankruptcy Law Section are (a) to study bankruptcy law in Tarrant County, as well as in other parts of Texas and the United States; (b) to develop a forum for discussion of bankruptcy law among lawyers; (c) to teach the lawyers, judges, and the public in Tarrant County about bankruptcy law through...

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Super Lawyers Recognized Twenty-Eight Kelly Hart Attorneys as Rising Stars

Twenty-eight Kelly Hart & Hallman attorneys have been selected for inclusion on Super Lawyers’ 2010 “Texas Rising Stars” list.  Among the honorees are Fort Worth attorneys Michael D. Anderson, J. Chad Arnette, Paige P. Biggs, S. Benton Cantey V, David W. Cook, Matthew C. Cooper, Leslie M. Darby, Jeffrey R. Grable, Frank P. Greenhaw IV, Christopher S. Greer, Thomas R. Hegi, Brandon T. Hill, Brandon T. Hurley, Chad A. Key, Darren J. Keyes, Cheryl P. Leb, Michael C. Lowder, Derek L....

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Lifetime Achievement Awarded to Mark L. Hart, Jr.

Mark L. Hart, Jr. has been awarded The University of Texas School of Law’s Lifetime Achievement Award for 2010. The Lifetime Achievement award, bestowed by the University of Texas School of Law Alumni Association, honors an alumnus who has had a distinguished legal career and who has brought honor to The University of Texas School of Law through his or her service to the legal profession and to society. The award recognizes the alumnus who epitomizes the highest goals and traditions of the...

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Four Kelly Hart Attorneys Recognized in the Business Litigation issue of Super Lawyers Corporate Counsel Edition

             
Four Kelly Hart partners have been recognized in the Business Litigation issue of Super Lawyers Corporate Counsel magazine in 2009. The recognized attorneys include founding partner Dee J. Kelly, managing partner Dee J. Kelly, Jr. and William N. Warren, co-chair of the firm’s Litigation practice group and Donald E. Herrmann, a Litigation partner. 

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Kelly Hart served as lead counsel in the landmark Texas Supreme Court case defining the scope of aider and abettor liability under the Texas Securities Act.