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Kelly Hart earns high rankings in the 2018 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings, including 6 national rankings and 26 first-tier metropolitan rankings.
The Star-Telegram interviewed Russell Cawyer on the legality of Jerry Jones’s anthem stance.
Kayla Matus joins the firm as an associate in the Corporate & Securities practice group.
Louis Phillips Featured Speaker at National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees (NABT) Annual Convention
At the recent NABT Annual Convention, Louis Phillips participated in a panel discussion addressing recent developments in bankruptcy law.
Henry Robinson penned a chapter titled Tailoring Interactive Processes to Initial and Supplemental Requests for Leaves of Absence that is published in the Employee Relations Law Journal (Vol. 43, No. 2, Autumn 2017).
Forty-one Kelly Hart attorneys were recognized as The Best Lawyers in America® 2018.
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit reverses judgment against Kelly Hart client.
David Keltner was a featured speaker at the Houston Bar Association Appellate Practice Section Luncheon in Houston. The session was titled, "Winning strategies for petitioners and respondents in the Texas Supreme Court."
Russell Cawyer posts an article on a recent case from the Fifth Circuit. In Cabral v. Brennan, U.S. Postal Service employee Cabral brought a retaliation claim against his employer following a two day suspension. The Fifth Circuit considered whether Cabral’s two day suspension constituted a materially adverse action sufficient to state a claim for retaliation.
Louis Phillips is a featured speaker at the American Bar Association Business Law Section Spring Meeting.
Kelly Hart Partner Co-Authors a chapter on Fraud for Business and Commercial Litigation in Federal Courts, Fourth EditionBill Warren co-authors a chapter on Fraud for Business and Commercial Litigation in Federal Courts, Fourth Edition a treatise addressing procedure, law, and strategies published by Thomson Reuters in conjunction with the American Bar Association.
Russell Cawyer publishes a new blog post,on the consequences of the Americans with Disabilities Amendment Act’s expanded definition of disability.
Demarcus Gordon has been chosen as a 2017 CityBusiness "Leadership in Law" honoree.
Ronak Patel and Toby Galloway Co-Author insider trading article, "Tippee Insider Trading after Newman and Salman: Why Knowledge Is Not Always Your Friend“
Dee Kelly Jr. was recently appointed to serve on the Tarrant County Citizens Blue Ribbon Committee.
Kelly Hart Receives TLTV 2016 Law Firm Partner of the Year award.
Loulan J. Pitre Jr. receives listing as a Top 50 Louisiana Super Lawyer.
Rick Shelby has earned selection to the 2017 Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers Rising Stars list.
Kelly Hart & Hallman LLP is pleased to announce that David H. Garza, Preston R. Mundt, Clark H. Rucker, Kim D. Uskovich and Jeff Whitfield have been elected partners of the firm, Fort Worth office, effective January 01, 2017.
Marianne Auld has been elected as the new Managing Partner of Kelly Hart & Hallman LLP effective January 1, 2017. She succeeds Dee Kelly Jr who stepped down from the post at the end of 2016. Mr. Kelly has served as the firm's Managing Partner since 2006.
Louis Phillips is a featured speaker at the 34th Annual National CLE Conference January 4-6, 2017 in Snowmass, Colorado.
Centennial Resource Development to Acquire the Upstream Assets of Silverback Exploration in Reeves County for $855 million.
Louis Phillips is a featured speaker at the 35th Annual Jay L. Westbrook Bankruptcy Conference on November 17-18, 2016 in Austin, Texas. Louis will be speaking on Pre-Bankruptcy Planning.
Gary Carter, was recently appointed to the Xavier University Presidential Advisory Board, the mission of which is to assist in advancing the goals and interests of Xavier University in the broader community.
Phillip McCrury joins the firm as Senior Counsel in the Estate Planning & Probate Practice Group, Fort Worth office.
Ronak Patel and Toby Galloway Co-Author IA Enforcement Article, "Securities Enforcement Actions Trends and Why Investment Advisors Should Take Note“
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.”
Kelly Ransom has been chosen as a 2016 CityBusiness Woman of the Year.
Ronak V. Patel joins the firm as a partner in the in the litigation section and handles a variety of civil litigation matters for businesses and individuals.
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.
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.
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.
Nathan E McCune joins the firm as an associate in the Corporate & Securities practice group in Fort Worth.
Greg J. Feeney joins the firm as an associate in the Oil & Gas/Energy and Environmental Law practice groups in our New Orleans office.
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.
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.
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...