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Cruise Ship Passenger Injured After Slip and Fall on the Ship Deck

On December 29, 2017, a Harris County resident filed a lawsuit against Cruises to Nowhere, LLC, and M/V Jacks or Better 1, alleging negligence and gross negligence.

Woman Sues Party City Corporation for Serious Injuries Sustained in Slip-and-Fall Incident

A lawsuit was filed in Harris County on October 1, 2018 against Party City Corporation by a woman complaining of injuries she sustained at the party supply store. The woman's petition alleges that the party supply store failed to keep its premises safe. She further alleges that the slip and fall caused her to sustain physical injuries, including disfigurement, physical impairment, lost wages and mental anguish, among others.

Woman Sues Party City Corporation for Serious Injuries Sustained in Slip-and-Fall Incident

A lawsuit was filed in Harris County on October 1, 2018 against Party City Corporation by a woman complaining of injuries she sustained at the party supply store. The woman's petition alleges that the party supply store failed to keep its premises safe. She further alleges that the slip and fall caused her to sustain physical injuries, including disfigurement, physical impairment, lost wages and mental anguish, among others.

Parking Lot Injury Claims

Every day most of us will use a parking lot or a parking garage for some purpose, whether it be shopping, going to a movie, or one of a number of other activities in our daily lives. Most of the time when we step out of our car to walk to our destination we pay no mind to the dangers we could be facing in those places.

The Supreme Court Reiterates: Slip-and-Fall Cases Are Not Med Mal

In the case of Lezlea Ross v. St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, the Supreme Court ruled on May 1, 2015 that slip-and-fall cases are not health care liability claims, and the medical profession cannot be protected by the Texas Medical Liability Act. When the plaintiff initially filed suit, the hospital moved to dismiss for the reason that the slip-and-fall claim was a health care liability claim, and the plaintiff failed to produce an expert report within the specified time frame. The trial court granted the dismissal, and the court of appeals affirmed the decision.

Death of Austin Airbnb Guest Highlights Risks of the "Sharing Economy"

In a horrific story published Sunday in the online magazine Matter, writer Zak Stone told the story of the death of his father while a guest at an Austin cottage rented through the "home sharing" website Airbnb. This story, and others like it, highlight the safety and liability risks of the largely unregulated "sharing economy" that has grown up around Silicon Valley startups like Airbnb and Uber.

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  • 2016-2017 Equal Access to Justice Champion

    The Equal Access to Justice Champions Program was started by the Houston Bar Association in 2006, to help ensure placement of Houston Volunteer Lawyers cases with pro bono volunteers. Originally, firms were tiered according to size, and firms within each tier committed to accept a certain number of pro bono cases from HVL each year for five years.

  • The National Trial Lawyers | Top 100 Trial Lawyers

    The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 is an invitation-only organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from each state or region who meet stringent qualifications as civil plaintiff and/or criminal defense trial lawyers. Selection is based on a thorough multi-phase objective and uniformly applied process which includes peer nominations combined with third-party research.

  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum

    Established in 1993, the Million Dollar Advocates Forum (which includes the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum) is one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States. Membership is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. There are over 4000 members throughout the country. Fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members.

  • Recognized by Best Lawyers America | Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Aziz | 2017

    Recognition by Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer review. Their methodology is designed to capture, as accurately as possible, the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical area and legal practice area.

  • Lead Counsel Rated

    In order to earn the Lead Counsel Rating, an attorney must not only demonstrate significant legal experience, but must also receive multiple peer recommendations advocating his or her ability. This is a key component in the screening process.

  • Texas Super Lawyers | Texas Monthly

    Each year, Super Lawyers recognizes the top lawyers in Texas via a patented multiphase selection process involving peer nomination, independent research and peer evaluation. The Texas lawyers who receive the highest point totals during this selection process are further recognized in Texas Super Lawyers Top Lists.

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