ADJ’s Marcy Hogan Greer Reflects on U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Legacy

September 22, 2020

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)

Dan Geyser Reveals Decision Behind Joining ADJ with Texas Lawbook

July 27, 2020

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.

Click here to read more about Dan and what compelled him to join ADJ. You can also visit TexasLawbook.net (subscription required.)

Firm partner Kevin Dubose Featured in Texas Lawyer

June 17, 2020

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.

To view Mr. Dubose’s interview in its entirety, visit www.law.com and click on Texas Lawyer  (subscription required.)

Prominent U.S. Supreme Court and Appellate Advocate Daniel L. Geyser Joins Alexander Dubose & Jefferson

June 16, 2020

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.)

Founding Partner Kevin Dubose Prevails Before Texas Supreme Court Via Zoom

June 8, 2020

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.)

Law360 Covers Name Partner Kevin Dubose’s $1.7M Win Against W&T Offshore

June 5, 2020

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.)

ADJ Attorneys release Practitioner’s Guide to Civil Appeals in Texas

May 29, 2020

The Practitioner’s Guide to Civil Appeals in Texas, a comprehensive guide to procedure and strategy in Texas appellate courts, was written exclusively by lawyers in our firm. The 2019 edition is available on the Full Court Press website.

Biggest Texas Cases of 2019

December 19, 2019

Texas courts in 2019 sent an appellate justice to prison, issued a seminal ruling on attorney fees and how to prove them, and gave clarity to mineral rights holders on their responsibilities.

Read more at law360.com

Former Chief Justice Joins Fight for Ex-Death Row Texas Man

October 29, 2019

In litigation with high-ranking Texas officials on one side, and a former death-row inmate on the other, a man who’s seeking state compensation for his wrongful conviction might have scored a slingshot: former state Supreme Court Chief Justice Wallace Jefferson joining his pro-bono legal team.

Read more at law.com

Top Austin Attorneys in 2019

August 15, 2019

Research, a software and research company specializing in data collection and verification that conducts various nominations across the United States on behalf of publishers has identified the top Austin attorneys in 2019.

Read more at austinmonthly.com

After Electoral Rout, Ex-Judges In Texas Land New Work

April 12, 2019

More than 20 of Texas’ intermediate appellate justices lost their seats in November’s election, which saw historic numbers of Democrats elected, draining the bench of decades of experience and setting off a flurry of hiring activity as law firms clamored to add the ousted judges to their ranks.

Read more at law360.com

‘Just Answer the Question’: Boyce Takes Judicial Experience to Houston Appellate Boutique

March 9, 2019

Bill Boyce, who served on the Fourteenth Texas Court of Appeals for 12 years, is taking lessons learned on the bench back into private practice, joining appellate firm Alexander Dubose & Jefferson as a partner in Houston.

Read more at  law.com