An Update from Our Firm about COVID-19

Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner remains fully operational and committed to serving our clients and colleagues throughout the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. As we follow the CDC guidelines and practice social distancing, we remain available for phone consultations and scheduled in-person meetings with both current and prospective clients and colleagues. Please contact our office by email or by calling 713-222-7211 with any questions. We look forward to hearing from you.

The Voters Have Spoken

Harris County saw a wave of incumbent judges ousted from their respective positions in this past election. Was this due to voter dissatisfaction with the local judges? Was this due to the unusually high voter turnout (1.18 million voters in Harris County)? Or, was this because President-Elect Obama carried the Democratic challengers into office? Regardless of the reasoning, the voters in Harris County have spoken. For better or worse, change is coming our way.

Specifically, Democratic challengers defeated 23 of the 27 Republican judges on the ballot. Democrats and Republicans, as many know, often interpret the law differently. In Texas, where the judges are elected by the people, as opposed to by appointment, the election is the vehicle for the people to determine which lawyers they want interpreting the law. This time, the people have expressed the desire to have the law interpreted, with some exceptions, by Democrats.

What was different about this election? Well, one new trend in Harris County was the large turnout of early voters. According to election results, 62% of the votes were cast in Harris County during the early voting period. This is the first time that more votes were cast before Election Day than on Election Day. This is a significant change for Harris County. If this trend continues, one would think that last minute negative attack ads will have less and less of an affect upon the electorate. In other words, if the public has already voted, the ads have less of a relevant audience. This election was also shaped by the large turnout of overall voters, whether they voted early or on Election Day.

Many feel that the new judiciary will make things easier in Harris County to file and bring civil personal injury lawsuits. Only time will tell how much of a change the new judges will bring to the table.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
  • $50+ Million Fire & Explosion

    The firm successfully represented nearly 100 victims who suffered personal injuries and damages to property from a large fire and explosion resulting in a settlement of more than $50 million. The firm served as lead lawyers on the steering committee in this litigation.

  • $80 Million Plant Explosion

    The firm successfully represented 270 plaintiffs, taking a lead role in the plaintiffs’ steering committee, who suffered injuries in a large plant explosion resulting in a settlement of nearly $80 million.

  • $50+ Million Plant Fire & Explosion

    The firm successfully represented 45 personal injury victims in a plant fire and explosion, serving on the plaintiffs steering committee, concluding with a settlement of more than $50 million.

  • $22+ Million Worksite Accident

    The firm prevailed in a personal injury trial for a worksite injury client with the jury returning a verdict and resulting in a judgment of over $22 million for the firm’s client.

  • $12 Million 18-Wheeler Collision

    The firm successfully achieved a $12 million settlement for the family of a man who died in an 18 wheeler collision.

  • $48 Million Catastrophic Burns

    The firm prevailed on behalf of three burn victims with settlements totaling nearly $48 million.

Our Record Of Success

When you are hurt and you choose a law firm to represent you in court or at the negotiation table, you need to carefully consider the firm's record.

Read More Success Stories

Let Us Help You Request a Free Consultation Today

Get Help Now

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Back to top