HOUSTON – On September 18, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died at the age of 87 due to complications of metastatic pancreas cancer. She was the second woman to serve on the Supreme Court and regarded as one of the great civil rights lawyers in U.S. history.
News of Justice Ginsburg’s death on Friday led to discussions among lawyers around the country as they expressed their condolences.
“It is almost incomprehensible to imagine a world without Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg,” said Alexander Dubose & Jefferson’s managing partner Marcy Hogan Greer. “She has done so much to protect the rule of law and the rights of those with limited access to the justice system. I can only hope that her legacy will be as enduring as the impact she has had on me and so many of the women and girls of this nation.”
To view Ms. Greer’s commentary or to read more about what other Texas attorneys had to say about the late Justice Ginsburg, click on the Texas Lawyer article “Texas Legal Community Bids Farewell to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg,” or Texas Lawbook feature “Texans Reflect on Justice Ginsburg and Her Potential Replacement.” (subscription required)
U.S. Supreme Court and Federal Appellate Practice Chair Dan Geyser recently spoke with Texas Lawbook about his past success as a solo practitioner and what ultimately motivated him to join Texas appellate powerhouse Alexander Dubose & Jefferson.
In the article “Dallas Lawyer Dan Geyser: From Solo Shop to SCOTUS Practice Leader,” Geyser described wanting to focus a practice on U.S. Supreme Court and Federal Appeal Litigation and how that decision snowballed into him becoming one of the most active Texas lawyers before the nation’s highest court.
Texas Lawyer featured name partner Kevin Dubose and his recent victory against W&T Offshore in the article “Houston Attorney Kevin Dubose Tried 1 of 3 Cases That Used Zoom for the First Time to Argue Before the Texas Supreme Court.” The lawsuit, W&T Offshore v. Wesley Fredieu, from Harris County and Houston’s 14th Court of Appeals, was one of three cases that used Zoom for the first time to argue before the Texas Supreme Court back in April.
In the article, Mr. Dubose divulged on what it was like to try a case remotely through the popular platform.
“I appreciate the Supreme Court of Texas, and its clerk, Blake Hawthorne, being on the cutting edge of technology, and being one of the first State Supreme Courts in the country to entertain oral arguments by Zoom,” said Mr. Dubose.
Prominent U.S. Supreme Court and Appellate Advocate Daniel L. Geyser Joins Alexander Dubose & Jefferson
Daniel L. Geyser, one of the nation’s leading Supreme Court and appellate litigators, has joined the Dallas office of Texas-based appellate firm Alexander Dubose & Jefferson LLP (ADJ). Highly regarded for his high-profile work before the U.S. Supreme Court, Mr. Geyser will chair the firm’s U.S. Supreme Court and federal appellate practice. Texas Lawbook recently recapped his decision to join ADJ’s premier appellate platform.
“Alexander Dubose & Jefferson is an absolute powerhouse in the Texas appellate space,” Geyser said in a statement. “These are titans of the Texas bar. From top to bottom, the firm’s roster is a dream team of appellate superstars. This rare collection of sophisticated, high-end talent is a perfect fit for an elite U.S. Supreme Court and national appellate practice. And I find it particularly special that the team’s extraordinary talent is matched only by its kindness and collegiality” said Mr. Geyser.
To view the article “Texas Appellate Firm Adds U.S. Supreme Court Practice,” visit TexasLawbook.net (subscription required.)
The Texas Supreme Court ruled earlier this month that W&T Offshore Inc. must pay $1.7 million to an injured offshore drilling platform worker after the company failed to secure jury findings to support its defense that he was a “borrowed employee” barred from suing the company for negligence. The case also proved significant as it became the high court’s first hearing conducted via Zoom, a teleconferencing technology app that has been widely used as the new coronavirus forced many into remote work.
Despite the unusual nature of the court proceedings, Alexander Dubose & Jefferson’s name partner Kevin Dubose delivered a successful argument on behalf of his client.
“If I said no to Zoom arguments in April, I was not sure if they would put us at the end of the line when they start doing live arguments in 2021 or whenever that is,” said Mr. Dubose.
To view the full article “SCOTX Decision Preserves $1.7M Verdict in ‘Borrowed Employee’ Case,” visit TexasLawbook.net (subscription required.)
The Texas Supreme Court ruled Friday that W&T Offshore Inc. must pay $1.7 million to an injured offshore drilling platform worker after the company failed to secure jury findings to support its defense that he was a “borrowed employee” barred from suing the company for negligence. Kevin Dubose of Alexander Dubose & Jefferson LLP, representing Fredieu, told Law360 that he agreed with the majority opinion but wasn’t surprised by Justice Boyd’s dissent.
“It’s a very gratifying result,” Dubose said. “It’s been a long, hard fight … It was a tough fight and a fair and clean fight.”
Read the entire article “Texas Justices OK Worker’s $1.7M Win Against W&T Offshore” at Law360.com (subscription required.)
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