Ronak Patel selected as first recipient of the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) Patricia D. Struck Award.
Louis Phillips was recently appointed the permanent chair of the Annual Bankruptcy Law Seminar at LSU Law Center Auditorium.
Melinda Barlow was a featured speaker at the International Municipal Lawyers Association 81st Annual Conference, September 28-October 2, 2016.
Jody Sanders recently spoke at the Texas Bar Association Advanced Civil Appellate Practice Course 2016. His presentation was titled, “THE TEXAS CITIZENS PARTICIPATION ACT: How to Avoid (or Give) an Anti-SLAPP.”
Jody Sanders was a featured speaker at the State Bar of Texas 39th Annual Advanced Civil Trial Course, August 17-19th, in Dallas, TX.
Chester Grudzinski has been recently appointed Co-Chair of the Partnership and Real Estate Tax Committee for the Tax Section of the State Bar of Texas.
Amelia L. Bueche joins the firm as an associate in the Bankruptcy and Business Reorganization Practice group, Baton Rouge office.
Katherine Hopkins and Clark Rucker were re-elected to another six month term on the Tarrant County Young Lawyers Board of Directors. Katherine Hopkins was elected Secretary of the TCYLA through February, 2017.
Thirty-Six Kelly Hart attorneys are listed among The Best Lawyers in America® 2017.
Louis Phillips Named Best Lawyers® 2017 Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law "Lawyer of the Year"Louis M. Phillips was chosen Best Lawyers® 2017 Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law "Lawyer of the Year" for Baton Rouge.
Jennifer S. McDaniel joins the firm as an associate in the Corporate and Securities practice group in our Fort Worth office.
Russell Cawyer pens article on the recent ruling by the U.S. Department of Labor on changes to the regulations regarding overtime exemptions. The article, "New rules impact employers, workers" was published in the June 6, 2016 edition of Fort Worth Business.
David Keltner was recently appointed to the State Bar of Texas Continuing Legal Education committee. David’s term to run June 2016-June 2019.
Russell Cawyer publishes an article on a final ruling from the Department of Labor raising the minimum salary an exempt employee must be paid to qualify under an overtime exemption. The blog post, "DOL Announces Details of Final Rule Changing Regulations on the Overtime Exemptions" is published on the Texas Employment Law Update.
Bill B. Caraway, partner in the Midland office, has been elected to the prestigious American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), a nationwide organization of trial lawyers devoted to the rule of law and the preservation of the civil and criminal justice systems.
Stephanie Lintern has been selected to receive the Pro Bono Century Award from the Louisiana State Bar Association in recognition of her more than 100 hours of pro bono service during 2015.
Jane Jackson has been selected to receive the LSBA Pro Bono Publico Award for 2016.
Seventeen Kelly Hart attorneys have earned selection to the 2016 Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers Rising Stars list.
Louis Phillips will be discussing Oil and Gas Issues and Recent Cases during the 5th Circuit Bankruptcy Bench-Bar Conference, January 24-26th in New Orleans.
Kelly Hart Receives TVAS Pro Bono Law Firm Partner of the Year.
Gary Carter authors article, "DRI Launches Public Utility Task Force" published in DRI monthly, December 2015
Gary Carter, Founder and Chair of the DRI Public Utility Task Force, authors article, "DRI Launches Public Utility Task Force" published in DRI monthly, December 2015.
DRI, The Voice of the Defense Bar, the magazine for defense, insurance and corporate counsel.
Fort Worth, Texas magazine recognizes seventy-seven Kelly Hart Attorneys as 2015 "Top Attorneys." In its 15th annual listing, Fort Worth, Texas magazine features Tarrant County’s “Top Attorneys” in selected fields who were nominated by their peers.
The Executive Committee of Kelly Hart & Hallman is deeply saddened to announce that the Firm’s beloved and legendary founder, Dee J. Kelly, unexpectedly passed away on October 2, 2015. The accomplishments of his great career, and his contributions to the community, are too legion to even begin to list in this brief announcement. It will suffice to simply say that he was truly a great man. While the entirety of his Firm grieves at his passing, we are committed to carrying on his great legacy of...
Steve Ravel speaks at the Texas Association of Bank Counsel's 39th Annual Convention, October 1-2, 2015, at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in New Orleans. Steve's presentation topic, "What Bank Lawyers Should Know About Energy Workouts And Bankruptcy". The TABC convention is open to attorneys who represent state, national and savings banks and other financial service providers, large or small, and those who practice with a regulatory agency with jurisdiction over these entities.
Russell Cawyer publishes a new article on the U.S. Court of Appeals opinion in an FLSA case over the compensability of meal periods. The blog post, "Fifth Circuit Holds Mandatory Travel Time May Render Meal Periods Compensable under FLSA" is published on the Texas Employment Law Update.
Chester Grudzinski has been recently appointed Chair of the Partnership and Real Estate Tax Committee for the Tax Section of the State Bar of Texas.
Aimee W. Hebert has been chosen as a 2015 CityBusiness Woman of the Year.
Kelly Hart recently represented Hillwood in the acquisition of approximately 260 additional acres of land located directly across I-35W from Texas Motor Speedway.
David Keltner Named Best Lawyers' 2016 Appellate Practice "Lawyer of the Year" for Dallas/Fort Worth
David Keltner was named Best Lawyers® 2016 Appellate "Lawyer of the Year” for Dallas/Fort Worth
Thirty-Six Kelly Hart attorneys are listed among The Best Lawyers in America 2016®.
Gary M. Carter, Jr. joins the firm as a partner in the New Orleans office. Mr. Carter represents individuals, corporations, and other institutional clients in all aspects of litigation and trials.
Henry Robinson publishes article, “Applying NRLA Section 7 to Company Policies and Related Discipline” in the Labor Law Journal (Vol. 66, Issue 2, Summer 2015).
Russell Cawyer publishes a new article on employer requirements as the open carry bill is signed into law by Texas Governor Greg Abbott. The blog post, “Texas Governor Signs Open Carry Law –Employers Have Time to Prepare is published on the Texas Employment Law Update.
David Keltner spoke at UT Law Annual Conference on State and Federal Appeals
Sharon S. Millians is the 2015 recipient of the Law Day Professionalism Award from the Tarrant County Bar Association. This award is presented to the bar member who has displayed outstanding professional conduct and character.
Russell Cawyer publishes a new blog post, "Texas Supreme Court Reverses Million Dollar Verdict in Retaliation Case.” Mr. Cawyer's blog is published on the Texas Employment Law Update.
Russell Cawyer publishes a new blog post, “DOL Issues Administrator Interpretation on Misclassification of Independent Contractors.” Russell's blog is published on the Texas Employment Law Update.
In a case of first impression in Texas, the Kelly Hart appellate team led by John Cayce persuaded the Texas Supreme Court that Texas’ Anti-SLAPP statute allows Range Resources the right to proceed with its defamation counterclaim against a plaintiff who falsely alleged that Range’s fracing activities polluted his water supply.
Kristi Hudson Receives Special Olympics Volunteer of the Year Award
Sharon Millians has been selected to receive the Law Day Professionalism Award from the Tarrant County Bar Association.
Darren Keyes and Scott Wiehle have been selected by the Fort Worth Business Press as 2015 40 under 40 Honorees. Winners were judged by a panel comprised of local businesses, past honorees, and the FWBP Editorial Staff. Those chosen are under the age of 40 and have demonstrated leadership, initiative, and dedication in pursuing their careers.
The Boy Scouts of America National Court of Honor to present Chester Grudzinski with the distinguished Silver Beaver Service Award. The award recognizes registered Scouters of exceptional character who have provided distinguished service within a council.
Sixteen Kelly Hart attorneys have earned selection to the 2015 Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers Rising Stars list.
Dee J. Kelly is a recipient of the 2015 Texas Bar Foundation Outstanding 50 Year Lawyer Award. The Outstanding 50 Year Lawyer Award was the first award established by the Texas Bar Foundation, in 1974. The award recognizes attorneys whose practice spanned fifty years or more, and who adhere to the highest principles and traditions of the legal profession and service to the public.
Aimee Hebert spoke on the Preemption of Local Government Regulation of Fracking at the Summit on Environmental Law & Policy, February 27-28, 2015, at Tulane University Law School in New Orleans, Louisiana.
A Kelly Hart team led by John Cayce won a reversal on appeal of a judgement against another law firm and its partner for conspiracy, fraud, and tortious interference with inheritance rights. Pete Greenhaw, Matt Stayton, and Joe Greenhill assisted with the appeal.
Dee Kelly Jr. featured in Texas Lawyer article, Come to Texas, Y'all: Lateral Hiring Up in Texas in 2014,” February 23, 2015.
Loulan Pitre will be a featured speaker at the 62nd LSU Mineral Law Institute on March 20, 2015. His 50 minute presentation titled, “Legacy Litigation Update” is scheduled on March 20 from 1:40-2:30 p.m. in the LSU Law Auditorium.
The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit reversed a judgment against Amarillo-based AQHA in which the District Court determined that AQHA violated antitrust laws by declaring cloned horses ineligible for AQHA breed registration. David Keltner was interviewed by Texas Lawyer on the Fifth Circuit's decision in Abraham v. American Quarter Horse Association.
The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit reversed a judgment against Amarillo-based AQHA in which the District Court determined that AQHA violated antitrust laws by declaring cloned horses ineligible for AQHA breed registration. Rendering judgment for AQHA, the Fifth Circuit held that the Plaintiffs’ antitrust claims against AQHA failed as a matter of law. Specifically, the Plaintiffs’ claim for violation of Section 1 of the Sherman Act failed because the Plaintiffs did...
Toby Galloway is a featured panelist at the 37th Annual UT Law Conference on Securities Regulation and Business Law, Feb 12-13, 2015 at Cityplace Conference Center in Dallas. The conference is sponsored by University of Texas Law School and features comprehensive discussions of relevant topics for those representing or working for public or private companies on business, financial and governance matters.
Dee Kelly Jr. was recently elected to serve on the Tarrant County Bar Foundations Board of Directors. The Tarrant County Bar Foundation is a charitable organization formed under the auspices of the Tarrant County Bar Association. The Tarrant County Bar Foundation was established in 1997 to support and expand its commitments to "justice, service, and professionalism" by funding important community service projects. These projects include crucial legal services to needy citizens and education of...
Derek W. Anderson, Mary W. Baker, Dirk E. Eshleman (Life Fellow), Toby M. Galloway (Life Fellow), Brandon M. Hill, Evan M. Malloy, Henry H. Robinson, Howard L. Rosenthal and Jeffrey E. Whitfield have been elected to membership in the Fellows of the Texas Bar Foundation. Fellows of the Foundation are selected for outstanding professional achievements and a demonstrated commitment to the improvement of the justice system throughout Texas. Selection as a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation is...
Michael McConnell was interviewed in The Texas Lawbook story, "Shadow Banking Leads to Plunge in Texas Business Bankruptcy Filings.”
Brandon M. Hill has been elected to membership in the Fellows of the Texas Bar Foundation. Fellows of the Foundation are selected for outstanding professional achievements and a demonstrated commitment to the improvement of the justice system throughout Texas.
Mary W. Baker has been elected to membership in the Fellows of the Texas Bar Foundation. Fellows of the Foundation are selected for outstanding professional achievements and a demonstrated commitment to the improvement of the justice system throughout Texas.
Aimee Hebert and Loulan Pitre have been named 2015 Louisiana 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. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. Aimee was recognized in Energy & Natural Resources Law and Loulan is listed for Environmental Litigation. Super Lawyers is a Thomson...
Loulan Pitre quoted in WWL-TV 4 News story, “Tainted Legacy: Legislature's fixes create obstacles to oil and gas cleanup.”
Kelly, Hart & Pitre will be awarded this year’s Pro Bono Law Firm award chosen by the Pro Bono Project in New Orleans. Judge Ray Steib will present the award at the Annual Volunteer Appreciation Event, December 4th at 5 p.m at Jones Walker, 201 St Charles Ave New Orleans, LA, 70170
U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers released their 2015 “Best Law Firms” list. Firms listed are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.
Michael McConnell Appointed to Advisory Council of the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Center for Energy, Law and Business
Michael McConnell appointed to a three-year term on the Advisory Council of the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Center (KBH) for Energy, Law and Business at the University of Texas at Austin.
Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Brandon Hurley chair of the Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Compact Commission. The commission manages and disposes of low level radioactive waste, while maintaining the health, safety and welfare of citizens.
Dee Kelly, Jr. was selected as the 2014 Distinguished Citizen honoree by the Longhorn Council of the Boy Scouts of America. The Distinguished Citizen Award recognizes noteworthy and extraordinary leadership of citizens in communities across the United States. The lives of distinguished citizens put into place guideposts that serve to inspire our youth to lead, to accept responsibility, and to care about principles and causes beyond self-interest.
Marianne Auld and Shauna Wright were selected 2014 Great Woman of Texas honorees by the Fort Worth Business Press. This annual event honors outstanding women in Texas who are recognized for their significant accomplishments in business, civic and social contributions. The Great Women of Texas awards ceremony will be held on Wednesday, November 19 at 6:30 pm at the Omni Hotel.
Kelly Hart was acknowledged as a supporter of TAJC’s Access to Justice Campaign during National Pro Bono Week with a reception honoring law firms and individual attorneys that support access to justice efforts in Texas. This year’s Access to Justice (ATJ) Campaign raised more than $1.1 million from more than 8,270 attorneys across the state.
Jenny Rosell was recently appointed to the Board of Trustees for the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History.
Russell Cawyer posts a new article, "Texas Employee Awarded $11.6M by Austin Jury in Defamation Case.” Russell's blog is published on the Texas Employment Law Update.
Victor Jones will be presenting two topics at the National Business Institute’s (NBI) Special Education Laws Made Simple Seminar/CLE in Shreveport, LA, on November 6, 2014 as a part of the NBI’s School Law Series.
Kelly Hart & Hallman LLP announced the opening of a new office in Midland, Texas. Joining the firm are Harold L. Hensley, Jr., William B. Burford, and C. D. Martin, all of whom formerly practiced with the Hinkle Hensley firm headquartered in Roswell, New Mexico. Also adding oil and gas expertise to the Midland office are partners Max Wright, Mary Baker and Anna Brandl.
Russell Cawyer posts a new article, “Adrian Peterson Situation Spotlights Dilemma Employers Face Frequently.” Russell’s blog is published on the Texas Employment Law Update.
Hugh Connor and Brian Stagner have been selected as 2014 Power Attorneys by the Fort Worth Business Press. The honorees will be recognized at an awards ceremony and dinner, October 8, 2014 at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel.
John Cayce, Jr., David Keltner, Sharon Millians and Marshall Searcy earn special recognition in Texas Super Lawyers Top Lists. In addition to being recognized as a 2014 Texas Super Lawyer, Kelly Hart attorneys with the highest point totals from each category were selected for the following:
Twenty-eight Kelly Hart attorneys have been selected and will be listed in the 2014 Super Lawyers Business Edition.
Russell Cawyer posts a new article, “NFL Could Take a Lesson from Human Resources in Conducting Investigations." Russell's blog is published on the Texas Employment Law Update.
Thirty-two Kelly Hart Attorneys have been named 2014 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. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.
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.
Russell Cawyer posts a new article on the significance of status following a Fifth Circuit religious discrimination ruling.
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.
Thirty-Three Kelly Hart attorneys are listed among The Best Lawyers in America 2015®. They include:
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.
R. Dan Settle Jr. was named the Best Lawyers® 2015 Public Finance Law "Lawyer of the Year” in Dallas.
Russell Cawyer Posts Blog on Notice Delivery Requirements 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.
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.
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.
Loulan Pitre interviewed for WWLTV Channel 4 News story, Tainted Legacy: Legislature’s fixes create obstacles to oil and gas cleanup.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Shauna Wright featured in The Texas Lawbook story "Kelly Hart Partner Recognized for Pro Bono Efforts."
Chester Grudzinski authors article, "U.S. Oil and Gas Interests, Foreign Investors, and Firpta," published in Real Estate Taxaction, 2nd quarter, 2014 business publication.
Four Kelly Hart partners were selected for inclusion in the 2014 edition of the prestigious Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business guide.
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.
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.
Toby Galloway was interviewed in The Texas Lawbook story, "SEC v. The Wylys: Insider Trading Trial Goes Way Beyond Texas."
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.
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.
Nineteen Kelly Hart attorneys recognized as 2014 Texas Rising Stars by Super Lawyers.
Mary Smith authored article, "Tricks and Traps: Practical Tips for your Appellate Practice" in the TCBA Bulletin.
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
Governor Rick Perry Appoints Brandon Hurley to Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Compact Commission.
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.
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 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.
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.
Kelly Hart & Hallman LLP has received a Tier 1 Ranking in the 2014 Edition of U.S. News - Best Lawyers' “Best Law Firms.”
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.
Toby Galloway to speak at the ABA National Institute on Securities Fraud, October 24-25 in New Orleans.
Kelly Hart welcomes Torrie C. Taylor, Hannah M. Watkins, and Jarratt F. Watkins to the firm.
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.
Twenty-Nine Kelly Hart Attorneys have been listed among The Best Lawyers in America 2014®. They include:
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."
Sharon Fulgham and Toby Galloway author report on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Michael A. McConnell to receive the prestigious A. Sherman Christensen Award, the highest award presented by the American Inns of Court.
Bloomberg/BNA published a financial derivatives tax treatise authored by Jacob Birnbaum titled "Taxation of Exchange-Traded Options."
Matthias Kleinsasser is the newly elected Chair of the Bankruptcy Law Section of the Tarrant County Bar Association.
Kelly Hart & Hallman interviewed for feature story in the Fort Worth Star Telegram on the Spirit of Enterprise Award.
Kelly Hart & Hallman interviewed for feature story in Fort Worth Business Press, June 16-23, 2013 issue.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
Marshall Searcy has been selected as the 2013 recipient of the Texas Bar Foundation’s Ronald D. Secrest Outstanding Trial Lawyer Award.
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.
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.
Russell Cawyer and Ezra Kuenzi published in Texas Lawyer, article titled, Jury Waivers Are Alternatives to Arbitration Agreements.
Kelly Hart Attorneys named as 2012 Top Attorneys by Fort Worth, Texas magazine.
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.
The TCU Magazine recognizes four alumni as among the Best Lawyers in America 2013
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.
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.
David Keltner has been selected as one of five finalists in the field of Appellate Law for the Texas Lawyer 2012 Go-To Guide.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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....
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...
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.
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....
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...
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.
Selections for Super Lawyers are based on peer nominations and independent evaluations of the lawyers’ professional...