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.
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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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