Mom shared her wisdom freely, and often: Hard work will get you recognized.
We have definitely been working hard in 2016, and just like mom said,
we’ve been recognized, too.
In a recent stretch, we tried a personal injury case to verdict in state
court in Beaumont, Texas, followed by a construction defect case in federal
court in San Angelo, Texas (the Northern District of Texas), and finally,
an insurance breach of contract lawsuit in state court in Harris County,
Texas. We also set aside some time to argue an appeal in Houston’s
First District Court of Appeals. All this in a firm with just 7 lawyers!
A recent publication
reported on the third trial in our run of back-to-back-to-back trials. We were
proud to hear they thought it was noteworthy. The truth is that it was
very noteworthy from our perspective. We were just surprised it caught
the attention of others along the way.
While we agree with the perspective of the author, we found other significance
in this case. For one, the case represented the very first trial Lori
Daves has taken to a jury since she joined our firm a year ago. Additionally,
it was the first time our firm suited up for a trial in Houston, where
we do not (yet) have an office. Of course, we were also a little tired,
having spent literally two continuous months in courtrooms across Texas.
The trial involved a claim for insurance benefits to repair damage to the
roof of a home in Houston. The other side had an expert, and the case
involved a roof that definitely needed repair. In short, this was a donnybrook.
While we certainly burned the midnight oil, we also had a very hard-working
jury – they asked to come early and stay late. When we say they
worked hard, we mean hard – they returned their verdict at 10:30
at night! We were honored by the jury’s work effort. Fortunately
for us and our client, the evidence fell just like we had hoped and a
favorable verdict was returned in minutes.
What did we learn from this stretch? Lots. Most importantly, however, we
learned that mom was right all along.
Call us if you want hard-working lawyers working for you. And don’t
forget to call if you are a hard-working lawyer who wants to join forces
with folks who are just like you!