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Partner Britta Stanton Challenges Attorneys to Make Personal Investments in Diversity and Inclusion

In a co-bylined commentary for The Texas Lawbook, the firm’s Britta Stanton challenges other attorneys to make a personal investment of time and effort to assure that women and members of marginalized communities can successfully enter and thrive in the legal profession. Written with Meyling Ly Ortiz, Managing Counsel of Employment at Toyota Motor North America, […]

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Coale Highlights Conflict between Judicial Conservatism and Political Conservatism in Ongoing Abortion Access Battle in Slate Column

In a recent opinion column written for Slate, LPHS attorney David Coale outlines the philosophical decisions facing the Fifth Circuit in considering Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk’s ruling, which grants standing to the plaintiffs in claims the FDA erred in its approval of mifepristone. “If the Fifth Circuit accepts that these plaintiffs have standing to challenge the FDA’s […]

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Partners Rebecca Adams, Sara Hollan Chelette, Mary Goodrich Nix, and Britta Stanton Featured in D CEO

We are pleased to announce that Partners Rebecca Adams, Sara Hollan Chelette, Mary Goodrich Nix, and Britta Stanton were featured in the 2023 Women Leaders in Law special section of the March issue of D CEO. Britta also represented the firm as a panelist at the Women Leaders in Law Breakfast Panel event on March 30th. The event highlights leaders who are experts […]

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Coale Talks “Uncharted Territory” of Trump Indictment

With the announcement that former President Donald Trump would be indicted on more than 30 counts of violating New York state law, David Coale spoke with a number of media outlets, including NBC 5, about the questions raised by the historic prosecution. “For example, a typical person who has been indicted may be picked up by […]

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Coale Discusses Legislative, Judicial Conflicts Over COVID-19 Restrictions with Law360

The conflict between Texas Governor Greg Abbott and local governments over authority to issue public health mandates is under consideration by the Texas Supreme Court after oral arguments earlier this month challenging Abbott’s 2021 anti-mask executive order. Meanwhile, nearly a dozen bills had been filed in the state legislature to address COVID-19 specifically. Speaking to […]

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David Coale Discusses Impending Rulings on Abortion Pills, Student Loan Forgiveness

The firm’s David Coale conducted an interview with KLIF Radio in Dallas on two hot-button issues under consideration by the federal courts. First, David discussed the issues surrounding consideration of medication abortions by U.S. District Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk in Amarillo. “It’s clearly motivated by Roe having been overruled but the legal issue here really is […]

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Firm Hosts Innovative Training Program in Conducting Depositions

LPHS is recognized as a firm that values and promotes the opinions and work of younger attorneys, providing opportunities to be actively involved in litigation as well as formal and informal training to support that culture. As an example, the firm recently hosted an intensive and interactive two-day deposition training program for associates. Conducted by […]

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Firm Gains Appellate Win for Dallas Contractor in Restaurant Dispute

LPHS partner Greg Brassfield, with associate Dan Polese, secured a notable appellate court victory for a Dallas contractor seeking to recover expenses for construction of a local fast-food restaurant. The Fifth Circuit court reinstated a $117,182 verdict against the defendant, finding that the jury’s rationale for the award was sound despite a reversal of the […]

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David Coale Examines the Role of Modern Economics in Constitutional Challenges

In a bylined article published by The Texas Lawbook, the firm’s David Coale examines how a concurring opinion in the Fifth Circuit focusing on the “right to earn a living” leans into the historical context of constitutional intent but seemingly ignores the principles of modern economics. The concept of supply-and-demand curves for example – the […]

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David Coale Examines the Originalist Views of the Fifth Circuit in CFPB Decision

In a bylined article published by The Texas Lawbook, the firm’s David Coale summarizes a recent ruling by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals which found that the funding structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is unconstitutional. While the court’s opinion relies on the concept of originalist principles, David notes that interpretative stance presents […]

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