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Representing victims of childhood sex abuse

We represent a woman who alleges she was sexually abused as a child.  We filed suit in early 2021.  In 2019, Texas changed the statute of limitations (how long a victim has to sue) to expand it from 15 to 30 years. However, the "enabling legislation" was worded to prevent the change from going backwards, despite that not being in the language of the statute.  Effectively, this denies victims of prior abuse of their day in court.  It has always been illegal to sexually abuse children in Texas.  The question is when can victims sue.  There is pending legislation (HB 2071) to extend the statute of limitations back.  We are assisting our client in spreading the word on why this legislation is necessary, putting a real, human face on the problem.  News coverage on our client’s efforts – and ours to assist – in raising awareness for the need for this legislation is below.

Date

Outlet

Location   

5/4/2021

ABC13

Houston

5/2/2021       

Fox 26                             

Houston

4/29/2021

NBC, Click2Houston

Houston


MEDIA Coverage of lawsuit against air force for Mass Shooting at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland springs, texas 

We represent a victim who was horrifically injured during the mass shooting at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, by a former Air Force soldier on November 5, 2017.  This was the worst mass shooting in Texas history, with 26 dead and 22 wounded.  It would have been prevented by following existing laws and regulations.  The Air Force failed in its mandatory duties to send reports to the FBI after convicting the soldier of domestic violence, where he admitted to fracturing a baby's skull in a videotaped confession.  The conviction should have prevented the soldier from buying guns and assault rifles.  Worse, the Air Force knew this soldier had threatened mass shootings, and the Air Force banned him from entering any base due to that risk.  Further, the Air Force knew it had a 30 year problem of failing to submit information, but failed to correct it.  This April, 2021, the Court held a two-and-a-half week bench trial, and Plaintiffs are waiting for the Court to issue a ruling on government liability.  At trial, Joe Schreiber cross-examined the parents' of the shooter, to help dispel the government's alternate theories of how the shooting could take place.  It has been an honor for our legal thinking and writing to help shape this case, as to why the government should be liable.

Date

Outlet

Location   

1/8/2021       

Law 360                                    

National                

4/8/2021

KSAT - Shooter's Parents Testify

San Antonio

4/20/2021

Courthousenews.com

National

4/21/2021

NBC - Judge Deliberates

Dallas-Ft Worth

 

MEDIA Coverage of McNeely v. UT Health

We represent an anesthesiologist in an age discrimination lawsuit for unlawful termination against UT Health.

Date

Outlet

Location   

5/28/2020       

Law 360                                    

National                

 

Media coverage of Kristensen v. United States case

We represent the plaintiffs in a negligent undertaking claim against the U.S. Army related the deaths of three people and serious injury to another due to a soldier's rampage following a domestic violence incident.

Date

Outlet

Location

2/22/2017

KXAN - Killeen

Killeen

2/23/2017

Army Times

National

2/24/2017

Courthouse News Service

Killeen

2/24/2017

CKWS - Kingston

Kingston, Ontario

2/25/2017

Austin American Statesman

Austin

 

MEDIA Coverage of B Choice v. EDA

We represented the developers (defendants) in a fraud and civil RICO suit regarding the proposed redevelopment of the Astro World land in Houston.

Date

Outlet

Location

12/14/2015

Law 360

National


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