Cases & Results

*Each case is individual and unique. Past results are not indicators or guarantors of future results

Employee Injury - Arbitration / Nonsubscriber to Workers’ Comp.

Confidential Settlement

Leroy Sam v. Richway Transportation

Houston, Texas

Our firm, working with The Briscoe Group, PLLC, represented a truck driver who was injured when a sub-standard winch bar slipped from the winch, causing him to fall and rupture his quadriceps, which later led to back surgery. The trucking company denied liability. We proceeded with a personal injury arbitration against the employer who had an ERISA benefit plan, in lieu of workers’ compensation.

Case settled just before the arbitration trial for double the final pre-suit demand.

Commercial Truck Wreck

Confidential Settlement

Jose Najar & Jose Villegas v. United Parcel Service (UPS)

Houston, Texas

Our firm, working with The Briscoe Group, PLLC, represented two flooring workers who were at a stoplight and were hit from behind by a UPS truck, driven by an allegedly sleep-deprived and distracted UPS driver. The case settled for a confidential sum after the UPS corporate representative admitted that the driver was reckless and UPS was reckless for putting him behind the wheel after prior wrecks and in his distracted state.

18-wheeler Wreck

Lettenmaier v. Soto, et al.

Houston, Texas

Represented driver who was hit by 18-wheeler who fled scene after hitting client and two other vehicles, leaving client with extensive injuries. Defendant truck driver denied it was his rig, and his insurance company went bankrupt during lawsuit.

Fought successfully to hold driver responsible and to recover from state guaranty fund for more than mid-litigation demand

Confidential settlement obtained on eve of trial for more than any prior demand.

Business Litigation - Defense

Complete Defense Judgment on $6.9 million personal guaranty of promissory note

RES-TX ONE, LLC v. Jones, et al

Houston, Texas

Represented two property developers in suit on personal guaranty resulting from failure of developer’s bank in real-estate collapse of the Great Recession. Secured nonsuit of one client and summary judgment for other client developer eliminating $6.9 million personal guaranties of both clients.

Combined legal fees and costs for both clients totaled $12,630.

Business Litigation – Plaintiff

Confidential Settlement

Water Lens, LLC v. Emergent Technologies, Inc.

Austin, Texas

Represented Plaintiff in lawsuit alleging breach of contract and fraud against joint venture partner in technology start-up with issues surrounding research and development agreement and manufacturing of frac-fluid testing technology.

Partner Non-Compete Agreement and Severance

Houston, Texas

Represented doctor who was partner in medical group in dispute regarding overbroad non-competition agreement, and negotiated severance agreement with practice group. Schreiber | Knockaert was able to dramatically reduce restrictions in non-compete and negotiate favorable settlement for doctor.

Executive Severance Negotiation

Houston, Texas

Represented executive in negotiating separation agreement involving severance payments, non-compete provisions, and use of executive’s copyrighted intellectual property.

Car Wreck – Injured Pregnant Victim

Confidential Settlement

Houston, Texas

Client was 8 ½ months pregnant when she was rear ended. Negotiated confidential settlement prior to filing suit.

Workplace Injury

Confidential Settlement

Houston, Texas

Represented worker who was hit and run over by truck in commercial nursery parking area by vendor. Client spent a week in the hospital and had extensive surgery. Negotiated policy-limits settlement with driver prior to filing suit.

Car Wreck – Rollover

Confidential Settlement

Houston, Texas

Represented driver who had his SUV rear-ended and rolled-over twice, necessitating surgery and loss of extensive work. Negotiated policy-limits settlement prior to filing suit.

Bar Assault

Confidential Settlement

Houston, Texas

Represented patron of an upscale restaurant and bar who was assaulted and slashed by female patron whom our client asked the bar to stop serving after she grew belligerent. Settlement for assault and disfigurement.

Case settled for confidential sum prior to suit being filed.

Bar Knife Assault

Sanchez v. Razzmatazz Clubhouse

Laredo, Texas

Our firm, working with co-counsel, represented multiple plaintiffs who were assaulted by cartel members at bar in downtown Laredo. All patrons except cartel members were frisked for weapons. Bar owner/manager increased danger of assault after it began and failed to call police, resulting in serious stabbing injuries.

Judgment rendered in favor of our clients.

Wage and Hour / Overtime

San Antonio, Texas

Represented multiple employees of oilfield services company who were not paid overtime on long and dangerous jobs. Successfully sued company and obtained confidential settlement for overtime owed and attorneys’ fees.

Employee Sexual Harassment

Confidential Settlement

Houston, Texas

Represented male administrative employee of school district who was sexually harassed by a female superior, and constructively discharged (fired) from employment. Case settled after depositions of plaintiff and supervisor, for five times the amount of pre-suit offer from defendant.

Representative Pending Cases

Business Litigation - Defendant

B Choice v. EDA, et al

Houston, Texas

Representing defendant development company, three executives, and other related entities in claimed $75 million breach of contract, fraud and RICO case regarding the proposed re-development of the Astro World property in Houston.

Wrongful Death - multiple

Kristensen, et al. v. United States of America, Department of the Army

Austin, Texas

Representing members of three families and the estates of their murdered loved ones. Soldier went on a shooting rampage, killing his wife, the neighbors who were sheltering her, and those who came to their aid, after the Army failed to follow its own regulations and procedures for assisting victims of domestic violence.

Malicious Prosecution and Assault

Velasquez v. Chap Club, LLC d/b/a Legs Cabaret, et al.

Houston, Texas

Representing patron of bar who was shot at by armed security guard, who then - with bouncer - lied to police and had client arrested. Suit for malicious prosecution and assault.

Medical Malpractice / House Fire

Vance & Mason v. A*Med Home Health, et al.

Galveston, Texas

Representing disabled veteran, housemate and home owners in dispute against hospital, hospice company and two doctors who prescribed home oxygen and heavy narcotic medicines, but did not provide nicotine replacement or properly train home caregiver. This led to an oxygen-fed house fire which resulted in burn injury to vet and caregiver who saved babies from the fire, and total destruction of home and contents.

Employee Injury - nonsubscriber to workers comp

John Scott v. R&L Carriers

Houston, Texas

Representing truck driver who was injured in a fall from the back of his trailer when trying to fix a defective trailer door, leaving him permanently injured.

Case being tried in arbitration proceeding.

ERISA – Wrongful Termination

Galicia v. Wal-Mart

Sealy, Texas

Representing employee with Hepatitis C, who was fired under pretext after utilizing insurance benefits for expensive, prescribed and approved Hep C medicine. Company cut off health benefits and initially contested unemployment, leading to break in treatment with potentially life-saving cure.

Defamation & Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress

Jones v. Deep South Crane & Rigging

Houston, Texas

Representing employee in male-on-male sexually based defamation by supervisor, and intentional infliction of emotional distress for bullying by supervisor as way to control workers on heavy-industrial worksite.

Medical Malpractice

Houston, Texas

Co-counsel representing individual with bone shard left on his spine after back surgery, leading to nerve damage in his legs and inability to work.