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.
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.
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 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. 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...
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 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.
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 the board of directors for the Fort Worth Chapter of Young Catholic Professionals.
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.
Andrew Rosell featured in Texas Lawyer article, "Risky Business: Lateral Moves Down for 2013, Firms Slow Hiring, Lawyers Move With Caution," February 24, 2014 issue.
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...
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.
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.
Judge Walker of the Texas Second District Court of Appeals swears-in five Kelly Hart attorneys to the State Bar of Texas.
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...
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