By Mark Curriden, The Texas Lawbook Published 12:00 pm CST, Friday, January 25, 2019 Mark Berg was a senior in high school in 1976 with no idea what he wanted to do when he grew up. There were no lawyers in his family and he hadn’t given law a thought until he accepted an internship for Dallas Co. District Attorney Henry Wade. The legendary prosecutor had just created a new division that focused on career criminals, and Berg was tasked with researching evidence in cases. “A grisly multiple homicide had just occurred in Highland Park by a repeat offender,” he says. “The experience struck my interest in law, and I initially thought I wanted to be a litigator. Later, I realized I still loved the law but being a trial lawyer was the last thing I wanted to do.” Forty-two years later, Berg is one of the most influential lawyers-turned-corporate executives in the entire oil and gas industry. The list of his accomplishments fills a reporter’s … [Read more...] about Lawyer built Pioneer into exploration and production giant, deal by deal
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By Gabrielle Banks Updated 9:20 am CST, Wednesday, December 26, 2018 David Adler, a former CIA case officer, is a veteran Houston defense attorney who recently won a service award from the Southern District of Texas for overseeing a group of defense lawyers for indigent clients. Adler recollects some of his experiences at his office, Monday, Nov. 26, 2018, in Houston. less David Adler, a former CIA case officer, is a veteran Houston defense attorney who recently won a service award from the Southern District of Texas for overseeing a group of defense lawyers for indigent clients. ... more Photo: Jon Shapley, Staff Photographer / Staff Photographer Photo: Jon Shapley, Staff Photographer / Staff Photographer Image 1 of / 13 Caption Close Image 1 of 13 David Adler, a former CIA … [Read more...] about Houston lawyer and ex-CIA officer champions indigent defense in federal court
The Detroit News Published 12:30 AM EST Dec 5, 2018 Dean Robb blazed a trail as a prominent trial lawyer and civil rights activist with an unwavering commitment to justice. “He was a people’s lawyer,” said his son, Matthew Robb, who also is an attorney. “He took injustice wherever it was and tried to bring it to the courthouse.” Mr. Robb died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, in Detroit from congestive heart failure, relatives said. He was 94. The longtime attorney spent decades advocating for others and fighting for change — first earning renown in Detroit and beyond during the civil rights movement. The former Detroiter was a founding member of what associates said was the first interracial law firm in the country, Goodman, Crockett, Eden & Robb. He also recruited and organized lawyers across the country to provide legal support to civil rights demonstrators, and in 1963, helped coordinate a conference in the South, where Dr. Martin Luther … [Read more...] about Civil rights activist Dean Robb ‘a people’s lawyer’
Was there fraud in the Bexar County jury trial that led to $706M verdict? By Patrick Danner and Josh Baugh July 17, 2018 Photo: William Luther /San Antonio Express-News Image 1of/3 CaptionClose Image 1 of 3 Title insurance company Amrock Inc. said it received information that a Bexar County jury trial that resulted in a $706 million verdict against the company was “fraudulent.” It wants the verdict set aside. Real estate data analytics firm HouseCanary Inc. prevailed in the case. Pictured is a subdivision in Kendall County. less Title insurance company Amrock Inc. said it received information that a Bexar County jury trial that resulted in a $706 million verdict against the company was “fraudulent.” It wants the verdict set aside. ... more Photo: William Luther /San Antonio Express-News Image 2 of 3 Real … [Read more...] about Was there fraud in the Bexar County jury trial that led to $706M verdict?
Mary Chapman Special to The Detroit News Published 1:42 p.m. UTC Jul 9, 2018 When his beloved father fell ill, Arnold E. Reed didn't hesitate. He swapped the cloistered halls of law school for Chicago's south side, where his dad owned a barbershop. To keep the business going, Reed, who'd learned the craft from his father, spent the next few months cutting hair. Meanwhile, a classmate would mail Reed homework, and he studied when he could. In the end, not only did the University of Iowa College of Law student graduate, he did so on time. "I read the books and taught it to myself," said Reed, 54, whose Dad lived to see him graduate. "Really, there was never a question that I would finish. Some things ought to be a given." That kind of decisiveness, devotion and determination would mark his career as one of the state's pre-eminent trial lawyers, specializing in criminal, personal injury, civil litigation, medical malpractice and entertainment law, plus damage control for … [Read more...] about Arnold Reed, ‘lawyer on the side of the people’