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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.
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 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...
Bill B. Caraway joins Kelly Hart as a partner in the Oil & Gas/Energy Practice Group, Midland office.
Hannah Penley joins the firm as an associate in the Labor & Employment Practice Group, Fort Worth office and Jeff Kuhnhenn joins the firm as an associate in the Oil & Gas/Energy Practice Group, Midland office.
Aimee W. Hebert has been chosen as a 2015 CityBusiness Woman of the Year.
Jane Jackson was featured in Riverbender.com news story, “Alton native Jane Jackson earns prestigious Pro Bono Century Award from Louisiana State Bar.”
Thirty-Six Kelly Hart attorneys are listed among The Best Lawyers in America 2016®.
Gary M. Carter, Jr. joins Kelly Hart & Pitre as a partner. Mr. Carter represents individuals, corporations, and other institutional clients in all aspects of litigation and trials.
Henry Robinson publishes article, “Applying NRLA Section 7 to Company Policies and Related Discipline” in the Labor Law Journal (Vol. 66, Issue 2, Summer 2015).
Russell Cawyer publishes a new blog post, “DOL Issues Administrator Interpretation on Misclassification of Independent Contractors.” Russell's blog is published on the Texas Employment Law Update.
Dee J. Kelly is a recipient of the 2015 Texas Bar Foundation Outstanding 50 Year Lawyer Award. The Outstanding 50 Year Lawyer Award was the first award established by the Texas Bar Foundation, in 1974. The award recognizes attorneys whose practice spanned fifty years or more, and who adhere to the highest principles and traditions of the legal profession and service to the public.
Aimee Hebert spoke on the Preemption of Local Government Regulation of Fracking at the Summit on Environmental Law & Policy, February 27-28, 2015, at Tulane University Law School in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Loulan Pitre will be a featured speaker at the 62nd LSU Mineral Law Institute on March 20, 2015. His 50 minute presentation titled, “Legacy Litigation Update” is scheduled on March 20 from 1:40-2:30 p.m. in the LSU Law Auditorium.
The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit reversed a judgment against Amarillo-based AQHA in which the District Court determined that AQHA violated antitrust laws by declaring cloned horses ineligible for AQHA breed registration. Rendering judgment for AQHA, the Fifth Circuit held that the Plaintiffs’ antitrust claims against AQHA failed as a matter of law. Specifically, the Plaintiffs’ claim for violation of Section 1 of the Sherman Act failed because the Plaintiffs did...
Toby Galloway is a featured panelist at the 37th Annual UT Law Conference on Securities Regulation and Business Law, Feb 12-13, 2015 at Cityplace Conference Center in Dallas. The conference is sponsored by University of Texas Law School and features comprehensive discussions of relevant topics for those representing or working for public or private companies on business, financial and governance matters.
Dee Kelly Jr. was recently elected to serve on the Tarrant County Bar Foundations Board of Directors. The Tarrant County Bar Foundation is a charitable organization formed under the auspices of the Tarrant County Bar Association. The Tarrant County Bar Foundation was established in 1997 to support and expand its commitments to "justice, service, and professionalism" by funding important community service projects. These projects include crucial legal services to needy citizens and education of...
Derek W. Anderson, Mary W. Baker, Dirk E. Eshleman (Life Fellow), Toby M. Galloway (Life Fellow), Brandon M. Hill, Evan M. Malloy, Henry H. Robinson, Howard L. Rosenthal and Jeffrey E. Whitfield have been elected to membership in the Fellows of the Texas Bar Foundation. Fellows of the Foundation are selected for outstanding professional achievements and a demonstrated commitment to the improvement of the justice system throughout Texas. Selection as a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation is...
Michael McConnell was interviewed in The Texas Lawbook story, "Shadow Banking Leads to Plunge in Texas Business Bankruptcy Filings.”
Kelly Hart & Hallman LLP is pleased to announce Brandon M. Hill, Darren J. Keyes, Evan M. Malloy, Richard T. McMillan II, Derek L. Montgomery and Jody S. Sanders have been elected Partners of the Firm effective January 1, 2015.
Aimee Hebert and Loulan Pitre have been named 2015 Louisiana Super Lawyers. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. Aimee was recognized in Energy & Natural Resources Law and Loulan is listed for Environmental Litigation. Super Lawyers is a Thomson...
Loulan Pitre quoted in WWL-TV 4 News story, “Tainted Legacy: Legislature's fixes create obstacles to oil and gas cleanup.”
Kelly, Hart & Pitre will be awarded this year’s Pro Bono Law Firm award chosen by the Pro Bono Project in New Orleans. Judge Ray Steib will present the award at the Annual Volunteer Appreciation Event, December 4th at 5 p.m at Jones Walker, 201 St Charles Ave New Orleans, LA, 70170
U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers released their 2015 “Best Law Firms” list. Firms listed are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.
Michael McConnell Appointed to Advisory Council of the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Center for Energy, Law and Business
Michael McConnell appointed to a three-year term on the Advisory Council of the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Center (KBH) for Energy, Law and Business at the University of Texas at Austin.