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When I first left law school, I was always impressed with those attorneys that were seen as the best. Everyone knew their names, they won all of the big cases, and they were the ones that received all of the...When I first left law school, I was always impressed with those attorneys that were seen...
On Friday afternoon, in a small, crowded conference room of the Omni Hotel in downtown Fort Worth, the twenty-five year struggle to clear the name of Tim Cole officially ended. And his true legacy began. Texas Governor Rick Perry officially...On Friday afternoon, in a small, crowded conference room...
March 2nd proved to be an interesting day in local judicial politics. Among other things, it marked the first election contest for the newly-created 432nd District Court. It also marked the end for the recently-appointed judge, Ruben Gonzalez. As you'll...March 2nd proved to be an interesting day...
Impartial: adjective - not partial or biased; fair; just; an impartial judge That's the Webster's definition. Some might say that definition stopped at the door of the 213th District Court of Tarrant County while Judge Bob Gill was presiding, specifically...Impartial: adjective - not partial...
Some people hate that Texas elects its judges. Some like it. I've always been a fan of a nonpartisan type of election, where only lawyers could vote for judges. I know. Somewhere, Alexander Hamilton is smiling at my elitist view....Some people hate that Texas elects its judges. Some like it....
"Got a little fight in ya! I like that." This is one of my favorite lines from one of my favorite movies (The Dark Knight) by the Joker. Maybe it's just my sick sense of humor. What does that have..."Got a little fight in ya! I like that."This is one of my favorite lines from one of...
I know that for the most part people think that I simply use this blog to rant and rave about various things. After all, according to one prosecutor, "All he does is complain about things and talk about himself." Maybe...I know that for the most part people think that I simply use this blog to rant...
Boy, that didn't take long, did it? Within only a couple of weeks of me writing this, we have news of a primary contest for the Republican candidate for the 432nd District Court. Local Fort Worth attorney Tom Zachry has...Boy, that didn't take long, did it? Within only a couple of weeks of me...