Jim Richardson moderates the 12th Annual Ultimate Trial Notebook, presented by the Civil Litigation Section of the Austin Bar Association

Nov 2016 | Announcements

Presented on November 4, the Ultimate Trial Notebook is annually presented by the Civil Litigation Section of the Austin Bar Association. Hosted by Vinson & Elkins, this year’s conference was sponsored by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, the Honorable Patrick Keel, Rainmaker Document Technologies, and TERIS. Topics included jury selection, opening statements, direct and cross-examination, expert witnesses, motion practice, and closing arguments in complex litigation.

Jim Richardson moderates a panel presentation on “Opening Statements: Advocacy without Argument.”

Jim Richardson moderates a panel presentation on “Opening Statements: Advocacy without Argument.” Also pictured are Dicky Grigg, Spivey & Grigg, and Hon. Karin Crump, 250th Judicial District Court, Travis County, Texas.

Photo of the NBTA Panel –Professor James E. Wren, Baylor Law School, Hon. Andrew Austin, Magistrate, U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas, Professor Tracy McCormack, University of Texas School of Law, and Jack McGehee, President, National Board of Trial Advocacy, presented on “Winning Trial Advocacy.”

NBTA Panel – Professor James E. Wren, Baylor Law School, Hon. Andrew Austin, Magistrate, U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas, Professor Tracy McCormack, University of Texas School of Law, and Jack McGehee, President, National Board of Trial Advocacy, presented on “Winning Trial Advocacy.”

 

Photo of Hon. Stephen Yelenosky, 345th Judicial District Court, Travis County, Thomas H. Watkins, Husch Blackwell, Hon. Gisela Triana, 200th Judicial District Court, Travis County, and Hon. Robert Pitman, U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas, presented on “Goals of Direct and Cross-Examination.”

Hon. Stephen Yelenosky, 345th Judicial District Court, Travis County, Thomas H. Watkins, Husch Blackwell, Hon. Gisela Triana, 200th Judicial District Court, Travis County, and Hon. Robert Pitman, U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas, presented on “Goals of Direct and Cross-Examination.”

Photo of Hon. J. Allan Garrett, 33rd Judicial District Court, Hon. Todd Wong, Travis County Court at Law One, Robby Alden, Byrd Davis Alden & Henrichson, and R. Mark Dietz, Dietz & Jarrard, presented on “Trial Preparation Tips.”

Hon. J. Allan Garrett, 33rd Judicial District Court, Burnet County, Hon. Todd Wong, Travis County Court at Law One, Robby Alden, Byrd Davis Alden & Henrichson, and R. Mark Dietz, Dietz & Jarrard, presented on “Trial Preparation Tips.”

The Honorable Elisabeth A. Earle and Karen Burgess led a workshop at the 9th Annual We Are Girls Conference

Nov 2016 | Announcements
On November 5, The Honorable Elisabeth A. Earle and Karen Burgess led a workshop based on the real-life facts from the Barbie v. Bratz trade secrets case to a group of enthusiastic 6th–8th Graders at the 9th Annual We Are Girls Conference in Austin. The participants conducted voir dire, formulated and presented arguments and deliberated—all in one hour. 

 

Karen Burgess speaks on Extraordinary Remedies

Nov 2016 | Announcements

On October 28, Karen Burgess served as a presiding officer and presented on extraordinary remedies at The University of Texas School of Law’s 40th Annual Page Keeton Civil Litigation Conference. The seminar provides litigators with advanced updates in the law as well as advocacy strategies.

Richardson + Burgess LLP is named a “Best Law Firm” in Commercial Litigation by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® for 2017

Nov 2016 | Announcements

Richardson + Burgess LLP is pleased to announce that the Firm has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers in America as one of the nation’s premier law firms with a ranking and expertise in Commercial Litigation.

The U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. Clients and peers were asked to evaluate firms based on the following criteria: responsiveness, understanding of a business and its needs, cost-effectiveness, integrity, and civility, as well as whether they would refer a matter to the firm and/or consider the firm as a worthy competitor.