Category Archives: Texas

March 12
2020

Fifth Circuit ruled that a welder, whose duties were performed on rigs that were jacked up, was not a seaman as a matter of law; Sanchez v. Smart Fabricators of Texas, L.L.C., No. 19-20506 (5th Cir. Mar. 11, 2020).

This published decision clarifies the requirement that a worker must have a connection to a vessel or fleet of vessels that is substantial in nature. Gilbert Sanchez asserted that he was a seaman because he worked as a welder on … Read full post…

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September 6
2019

TEXAS TRUCKNG DEFENSE VERDICT

John Davis, Michael Williams and Elizabeth Sandoval of our Houston office secured a defense verdict on August 30, 2019 in an 18-wheeler trucking accident lawsuit filed in Fort Bend County, Texas. After a nine-day trial and an hour of deliberation … Read full post…

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March 7
2019

Brown Sims Attorneys recognized by Super Lawyers as Rising Stars 2019

Brown Sims is pleased to announce the selection of Tarush R. Anand and Hanna M. Verlander as 2019 Rising Stars. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree … Read full post…

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September 7
2018

Brown Sims Attorneys recognized by Super Lawyers

Brown Sims is pleased to announce the selection of eight Attorneys as 2018 Texas 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 … Read full post…

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January 26
2017

Shareholders Michael D. Williams, G. Byron Sims, and H. Miles Klaff named as 2016 Houston Top Lawyers

Shareholders Michael D. Williams, G. Byron Sims, and H. Miles Klaff have been recognized as 2016 Houston Top Lawyers in the Spring 2016 edition of H-Texas Magazine. Mr. Williams – who was previously recognized by the publication in 2012, 2013, … Read full post…

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