WOODLANDS® WILDFLOWER FESTIVAL

September 16, 2016 by  
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25 Varieties of Wildflower Seeds to be Distributed at Festival on Saturday, September 24

 

THE WOODLANDS, TX (September 16, 2016)The Woodlands® Development Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Howard Hughes Corporation® (NYSE: HHC), will host The Woodlands Wildflower Festival, a free, popular community tradition on Saturday, September 24, 2016 from 10am – 2pm at Town Green Park in The Woodlands Town Center. The Woodlands Development Company is the host of The Woodlands Wildflower Festival. CHI St. Luke’s Health is the presenting sponsor. BrightView Landscaping Services is a participating sponsor while The Woodlands Township is the park sponsor.

 

Visitors at The Woodlands Wildflower Festival will enjoy environmental exhibits, community booths and nature-related items. Free giant inflatable rides, petting zoo, face painting, balloon art and music will also highlight the event. Lovable mascot of The Woodlands, Puffy Pine Cone®, along with mascot friends including Bridgeland Bill® from Bridgeland®, The Woodlands’ sister community being developed by The Howard Hughes Corporation, will make special guest appearances from 11am – 12 noon. Two food trucks – Cousins Maine Lobster and Papa John’s Pizza – will be available at the event. Cash and credit cards will be accepted.

 

The official Wildflower Festival poster and recycled bag, selected from the annual Wildflower Festival contest, will be on sale at the booth of The Woodlands Lions Club. Proceeds from the sales benefit Lions Club charities. The Lions Club provides community and national services for youth and senior citizens including programs for the blind and visually impaired as well as programs for hearing and speech.

 

Residents will be able to collect 25 varieties of free wildflower seeds, distributed by local businesses in The Woodlands. The wildflower seed sponsors and the seeds they will distribute are:

 

  • Baby Blue Eyes – Ray Larson Real Estate Group with RE/MAX The Woodlands & Spring
  • Baby’s Breath – Kurk Homes – Custom Builders
  • Black-Eyed Susan – The Becky Drake Team with RE/MAX The Woodlands & Spring
  • California Poppy – The Hanson Team – Better Homes and Gardens Gary Greene
  • Catchfly – Interfaith of The Woodlands
  • Cornpoppy –The Brownstone Group with Keller Williams The Woodlands & Magnolia and Cherry Creek Mortgage
  • Cornflower – Community Insurance Associates -Kenny Speight Agency
  • Cosmos – Buckalew Chevrolet
  • Crimson Clover – The Woodlands Dermatology Associates
  • Drummond Phlox – Avanti Senior Living – Vision Park
  • Dwarf Red Plains Coreopsis – CHI St. Luke’s Health
  • Gloria (Pink) Cosmos – Boni’s Dance & Performing Arts Studio, Inc.
  • Johnny Jump Up – Black Walnut Café
  • Lemon Mint – The Woodlands Cleaners
  • Mountain Garland – Ed Jones “Just Happy to be Here”
  • Plains Coreopsis – Woodforest National Bank
  • Rocket Larkspur – The Woodlands Township
  • Scarlet Flax – BrightView Landscape Services
  • Scarlet Sage – Great American Title Company
  • Showy Primrose – Henry J. Daniels & Jason Stanfield
  • Sweet Alyssum –Cadence Bank
  • Tail Poppy Mallow – Harvard Risk Management
  • Texas Bluebonnet – The Woodlands Development Company
  • Toadflax – The Woodlands College Park Leo Club
  • Yellow Cosmos – The Woodlands Lions Club

 

For more information, visit us at www.thewoodlands.com and like us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

 

About The Woodlands®

The Woodlands is a 28,000-acre master planned community located 27 miles north of downtown Houston. Throughout its 42-year history, The Woodlands has led the way among master planned communities that practice environmental preservation. It is home to over 112,000 people, and more than 63,000 people work in the community. The Woodlands is one of the top-selling master planned communities in Texas and the nation. The Woodlands was named the 2015 “Master Planned Community of the Year” by the Greater Houston Builders Association. For more information, visit www.thewoodlands.com. For additional details, find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

 

About The Howard Hughes Corporation®

The Howard Hughes Corporation owns, manages and develops commercial, residential and mixed-use real estate throughout the U.S. Our properties include master planned communities, operating properties, development opportunities and other unique assets spanning 16 states from New York to Hawai‘i. The Howard Hughes Corporation is traded on the New York Stock Exchange as HHC with major offices in New York, Columbia, MD, Dallas, Houston, Las Vegas and Honolulu. For additional information about HHC, visit www.howardhughes.com, or find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

 

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Statements made in this press release that are not historical facts, including statements accompanied by words such as “will,” “believe,” “expect,” “enables,” “realize”, “plan,” “intend,” “assume,” “transform” and other words of similar expression, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based on management’s expectations, estimates, assumptions, and projections as of the date of this release and are not guarantees of future performance. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in these statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially are set forth as risk factors in The Howard Hughes Corporation’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Quarterly and Annual Reports. The Howard Hughes Corporation cautions you not to place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements contained in this release. The Howard Hughes Corporation does not undertake any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements to reflect future events, information or circumstances that arise after the date of this release.

 

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Rose Matchmaking

August 24, 2016 by  
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Rose Matchmaking

1700 Post Oak Blvd # 600, Houston, TX 77056

(713) 963-3663

www.RoseMatchmaking.com 

Rose Matchmaking is Houston’s premier boutique­style Matchmaking firm. We focus on providing

our clients with discreet and caring, one on one Matchmaking. Along with Matchmaking experts are

available to help in many areas:  Coaching and Counseling, Date Feedback, Image Consulting, Health

and Wellness, and Membership to private events.

 

REVIEW:

Rose and her staff are passionate about their work, well organized, experienced and dedicated to matching their clients with the perfect partner. The five star reviews of their current clients and past clients, who are now in relationships, are stating remarkable success with RoseMatchmaking. They report having frequent dates on a consistent basis matched by Rose and her qualified staff. When making the decision to become a client, you will go through an extensive interview process to enable the staff to find you a perfect match. You will also have the ability to take a peak at their current clients when making your decision. So, if you are desiring the perfect mate, RoseMatchmaking will help speed up the process and quickly filter your search.

Written by Christi St. Laurent

Anne E. Kennedy

Anne E. Kennedy
Family & Immigration Law

APN_0110-Edit-webTough and Aggressive.

Anne E. Kennedy is a native Houstonian who graduated from Rice University before earning her law degree from the University of Kentucky. Ms. Kennedy owns her own law firm. She specializes in family and immigration law, particularly child custody disputes, divorce and deportation defense. Her cases often involve criminal law issues such as domestic violence, theft, DWI and drugs. Ms. Kennedy thinks outside the box to provide cost-effective, high-quality counsel to her clients.

Anne E. Kennedy
Law Office of Anne E. Kennedy
539 Heights Blvd.
Houston, TX 77007
713-862-8110
www.aek-law.com

Robert Grossman

Robert Grossman
Personal Injury

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Robert Grossman has practiced personal injury law in Harris and Montgomery Counties for 35 years, successfully handling all types of cases involving wrongful death and catastrophic injuries. He holds a certificate from the University of Houston Law Center Blakely Advocacy Institute in mediation, and is a member of the College of the State Bar of Texas, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, American Trial Lawyers Association, American Bar Association and Houston Trial Lawyers Association. Mr. Grossman has been featured in H Texas, Newsweek and TIME Magazine.

 

GROSSMAN LAW FIRM, PC
19747 Highway 59, Ste. 400
Humble, TX 77338
(principal office)

800-759-1124 • 281-446-1124
Humble • The Woodlands • Houston
www.grossmanlawyers.com

Raymond L. Panneton

Raymond L. Panneton
Mass Tort/Toxic Tort

PannetonFor the second year, Raymond L. Panneton has been selected as one of “Houston’s Top Lawyers” by H Texas magazine.

Mr. Panneton practices with The Talaska Law Firm, PLLC and focuses his practice on representing those injured by medical malpractice, defective medical devices, and dangerous pharmaceutical drugs. Panneton opines that “representing individuals who have had their lives dramatically changed due to the fault of others gives me great pride.”

Ray is also an active member of the American Bar Association, American Association for Justice, the American Inn of Courts, and the Houston Bar Association.

 

The Talaska Law Firm, PLLC
442 Heights Blvd.
Houston, TX 77007
713-869-1240
www.talaskalawfirm.com

Cathy Herrington Hale

Cathy Herrington Hale
Personal Injury & Family Law

HerringtonCathy is the founder of The Herrington Law Firm and has represented hundreds of clients in the last 17 years in personal injury and family law disputes. She is committed to providing quality legal representation to her clients and obtaining the best outcome through trial or mediation.  Clients often note her passion for the law, respect in the legal community and accessibility of her firm. At The Herrington Law Firm, you will receive personal service and experienced advocates in the courtroom.

Catherine Herrington Hale
The Herrington Law Firm, PC
405 Main, Ste. 600
Houston, TX 77002
713-227-0050
www.herringtonlawfirm.com

Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Aughtry

Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Aughtry

Standing from left to right: Brett Berly (Estate Planning); Justin VandenBout (Insurance); and F. Daniel Knight (Admiralty, Maritime and Energy) Seated from left to right: Habeeb I. Gnaim (Tax Law); Collin Rose (Intellectual Property); and Ryan Cantrell (Wills, Trusts, and Estates)

Standing from left to right: Brett Berly (Estate Planning); Justin VandenBout (Insurance); and F. Daniel Knight (Admiralty, Maritime and Energy) Seated from left to right: Habeeb I. Gnaim (Tax Law); Collin Rose (Intellectual Property); and Ryan Cantrell (Wills, Trusts, and Estates)


The diversity of our Top Lawyers’ practice areas exemplifies the breadth, depth, and quality of legal services offered by Chamberlain Hrdlicka. Whether your needs are locally concentrated or extend internationally, our Firm has the necessary expertise to make your goals our mission.

Standing from left to right: Brett Berly (Estate Planning); Justin VandenBout (Insurance); and F. Daniel Knight (Admiralty, Maritime and Energy)

Seated from left to right: Habeeb I. Gnaim (Tax Law); Collin Rose (Intellectual Property); and Ryan Cantrell (Wills, Trusts, and Estates)

Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Aughtry
1200 Smith St,14th Floor
Houston, TX 77002
713-658-1818
www.chamberlainlaw.com

Michael L. Fuqua

Michael L. Fuqua
Wills, Trusts & Estates

MLFUQUA-IMAGE_4L3C3950-webMichael L. Fuqua, a native Houstonian, focuses his practice in the areas of estate planning, probate administration, real estate and litigation. He has experience in various wealth, real estate transfers and management strategies including drafting wills, trusts and partnership agreements. Mr. Fuqua’s work includes representing personal representatives, applicants, beneficiaries, contestants and creditors in probate proceedings, as well as handling fiduciary claims, will contests, will and trust implementation, partitions, family settlement agreements and debtor creditor related issues. Mr. Fuqua has extensive experience as a Court appointed Administrator, Receiver, handling post judgment turnover receiverships, creditors’ rights, and collection matters.

Michael L. Fuqua
Fuqua & Associates, PC
5005 Riverway, Ste. 250
Houston, TX 77056
713-960-0277
www.fuqualegal.com
mlfuqua@fuqualegal.com

The Dean Law Firm, PLLC | Julia Dean

July 19, 2016 by  
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The Dean Law Firm, PLLC | Julia Dean
Appellate Law | Estate Planning

Dean-JuliaThe Dean Law Firm, which focuses on Estate Planning, Probate, Guardianships and Civil Appeals, is known in the community for both excellence and compassionate service. Founder, Julia Dean, explains, “I enjoy listening to people and proactively helping them by anticipating their legal needs and finding creative solutions to their needs. It is my honor to assist and educate.” This distinctive approach explains Dean’s recognition as a Top Attorney in the Country and in Texas by Newsweek, Top Leader in Law by Forbes magazine, Houston’s Top 100 Professionals and Top Lawyer by H Texas magazine, Top Lawyer by Houstonia magazine, Sugar Land’s Best Attorney in the Reader’s Choice Awards by Sugar Land Sun, and Martindale-Hubbell’s Client Distinction Award.

THE DEAN LAW FIRM, PLLC
The Offices at Kensington
1650 Highway 6 South, Ste. 100
Sugar Land, TX 77478
281-277-DEAN (3326)
www.juliadeanlaw.com

Craig Ribbeck

July 19, 2016 by  
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Craig Ribbeck
Civil Litigation

RibbeckSince its inception over a decade ago, The Ribbeck Law Firm has emphasized getting positive results for its clients—whether individuals or businesses. Craig Ribbeck has spent his career representing both defendants and plaintiffs in a wide range of areas which include complex commercial disputes, shareholder oppression suits, corporate disputes, partnership disputes, contract disputes, consumer and TDTPA disputes, protecting creditor’s rights, employment disputes, and personal injury cases. He is regularly in the courtroom in front of Judges and juries. He has handled and tried numerous cases in Texas District and County Courts, Texas Appellate Courts, The Supreme Court of the State of Texas, Federal Courts in Texas as well as the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Court of Federal Claims. Craig Ribbeck remains dedicated to providing his clients a high level of direct access and availability, maintaining strong client relationships, and obtaining efficient and positive results for his clients.

Craig Ribbeck
The Ribbeck Law Firm
713-621-5220

6363 Woodway Dr., Ste. 300
Houston, TX 77057

1221 Studewood St.
Houston, TX77008

Larry Chamberlin

Larry Chamberlin
Family Law & Mediation

ChamberlinDealing with divorce and custody battles can be terrifying. Larry Chamberlin knows the law, is highly articulate, and can make all the difference in the world. He is well-known among his peers for effective skills, handling contested cases since 1988. Board Certified in Family Law, he is also seasoned in providing estate planning, criminal defense, and civil litigation.

“I explain my clients’ legal options and their consequences. I listen to understand their needs and desires. If they are unrealistic, I help formulate a reasonable alternative. I help articulate their experience.”

Before earning his Juris Doctor from Tulane Law School, where he was elected to the national Order of Barristers in 1988, Mr. Chamberlin received a Masters of Arts in International Business Management at the University of Texas at Dallas. He is also a member of Mensa and in 2006 was elected to Psi Chi, the prestigious psychology honor society.

“The most rewarding aspect of law is helping a victim develop into a strong, independent person.”

Chamberlin Law & Mediation
3724 FM 1960 Road W., Ste. 222
Houston, TX 77068
281-580-2222
Larry@Chamberlin.com

Barbara K. Runge

Barbara K. Runge
Family Law

RungeBoard certified in family law since 1981, Barbara handles divorce cases, complex property cases, custody cases, modifications and premarital and marital agreements. She is also a mediator and arbitrator. Additionally, Barbara represents clients using the collaborative method or litigation as determined by the case and the client’s desires. Her individual practice is only enhanced by her active participation in and dedication to many top legal organizations. Barbara has received numerous awards and honors, including the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Texas Tech School of Law, the Gulf Coast Family Law Specialists’ David Gibson Award for Professionalism and Excellence in Family Law and the Outstanding Service Award for Texas Tech School of Law.

BARBARA K. RUNGE
FAMILY LAW
5615 Kirby Dr., Ste. 920
Houston, TX 77005
713-523-5363
www.barbarakrunge.com

Osha Liang, LLP

July 19, 2016 by  
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Osha Liang, LLP, Intellectual Property

pictured from Left to right: Osha Liang Partners Aron Griffith, Carlyn Burton, Jeff Bergman, Jonathan Osha, Tammy Terry, Seema Mehta

Pictured from Left to right: Osha Liang Partners Aron Griffith, Carlyn Burton, Jeff Bergman, Jonathan Osha, Tammy Terry, Seema Mehta

Founded in 1998, Osha Liang is a Houston-based intellectual property firm assisting companies with legal and technical services involving patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets.  The firm also provides consulting services such as IP valuation and IP due diligence for mergers and acquisitions, bankruptcies, and venture capital financing. Employing attorneys, engineers, and scientists who collectively speak more than 14 languages, and with four domestic offices as well as offices in France, Japan, and China, Osha Liang brings technical expertise, legal experience, and a global perspective to any IP matter. A list of industries and technologies served is available at www.oshaliang.com.

Osha Liang, LLP
Two Houston Center
909 Fannin St., Ste. 3500
Houston, TX 77010
(713) 228-8600
www.oshaliang.com

Robert North

July 19, 2016 by  
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Robert North
Property Litigation

NorthEngineer-turned-attorney Robert North combines his 19 years of legal and technical training with a practical approach to problem solving to provide effective solutions for the obstacles impacting his clients’ businesses. From traditional real estate transactions to litigation, North and his firm counsel land developers, community associations and other landowners on all issues affecting real property, including: title conveyances; easements and land encumbrances; contract, warranty, fair housing, restrictive covenant enforcement, real property finance and security agreements; lien priority and foreclosure; landlord/tenant disputes; and legislation affecting landowner rights. “I always look at the impact of my client’s decisions not just in the short-term, but also in the long-term, so that today’s decisions don’t become tomorrow’s disasters,” says North.

Among Robert North’s many distinctions include being selected as an H Texas Top Lawyer in Real Estate for 2014 and 2015, as well as being named to the 2015 Texas Rising Stars list.

Robert North
North Law, P.C.
1010 Lamar St., Ste. 1500
Houston, TX 77002
713-844-8030
www.northlawpc.com

Sebastian J. Simon

Sebastian J. Simon
Immigration Law

Simon-SebastianIf you’re in need of an immigration lawyer, Sebastian Simon, a native of Chile who underwent the arduous process of immigrating to the U.S., is your attorney. With years of experience representing clients from the world over, Simon is highly proficient in all areas of the field, including family-based immigration, employment-based immigration, necessary visas, business and investor visas, naturalization and citizenship, deportation defense and asylum.

A graduate of American University with a master’s in international legal studies, Simon received his law degree from Universidad Diego Portales School of Law in Chile. “What I enjoy most is helping families stay together, and I work very hard to achieve that goal. I have successfully helped many people come to the U.S. and in deportation proceedings,” he says.

Sebastian J. Simon
Law Office of Sebastian J. Simon
1111 North Loop West, Suite 940
Houston, TX 77008
Phone:(713) 766-4611
www.sebastiansimonlaw.com

Mary E. Ramos

July 19, 2016 by  
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Mary E. Ramos
Family Law

RamosMary E. Ramos, Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, has always been committed to helping others. “From the first day of working in a family court during law school, I knew I wouldn’t be able to practice any other area of law,” recalls Ramos, who now has more than a decade of experience.

The Ramos Law Group, PLLC, dedicated to all aspects of family law, including adoptions, divorce litigation, child custody, high-asset property division and more, goes the extra mile to keep stress to a minimum. “We put clients at ease by providing them with the tools to place themselves in the best possible position,” says Ramos. Together with her team, Ramos takes pride in the exceptional service provided to the residents of Houston and its surrounding communities.

Mary E. Ramos
Ramos Law Group, PLLC
1214 Miramar St.
Houston, TX 77006
713-225-6200
www.ramosfamilylaw.com

Jay Cohen

July 19, 2016 by  
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Jay Cohen | Criminal Defense | DWI

 

WEBCohenJay Cohen is a criminal defense attorney focusing on DWI and drug charges. Mr. Cohen—a certified practitioner and instructor in standardized field sobriety testing—continually gets excellent results for his clients by knowing more than the state’s experts, investigating every witness and staying current on the law. Mr. Cohen is committed to staying one step ahead of the prosecutors. Certified in forensic chromatography for both alcohol and drugs, he can scrutinize every step in the crime lab’s analysis of the evidence. Mr. Cohen analyzes his clients’ cases from all angles to ensure the best outcome… Keeping innocent people innocent.

FOUNDING MEMBER: DUI Defense Lawyers Association. MEMBER: The College of the State Bar of Texas; National College for DUI Defense; Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association; Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association; National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; American Chemical Society.

Jay Cohen
Criminal Defense Attorney
917 Franklin St., Ste. 400
Houston, TX 77002
713-225-1900
www.cohendwilawyer.com

Oralia De Luna

July 19, 2016 by  
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Oralia De Luna
Immigration & Nationality Law


De-LunaBeing the daughter of immigrants and a first-generation American, Oralia De Luna understands the needs of her clients. Due to her zealous representation in immigration matters and having been chosen as one of Houston’s top immigration lawyers since 2010, individual and corporate clients worldwide have sought out Ms. De Luna for business-based, family-based and employment-based matters, both domestically and abroad. She has been a leader within the profession, having held positions in the State Bar of Texas Hispanic Issues Section and the Mexican American Bar Association of Houston.

Ms. De Luna can handle all your immigration-related matters. Whether you need legal representation, advice in the green card and naturalization processes or federal litigation in immigration courts, she has the experience to handle and answer your most complex questions.

Ms. De Luna’s firm maintains direct communication with clients and provides utmost reliability enabling clients to stay well informed of their case status. Their motto: “Clients First. Excellence Always!”

ORALIA DE LUNA
De Luna Law Offices, P.C.
713-589-5269
www.delunafirm.com

Principal Office
1627 Dunlavy St., Houston, TX 77006

Rio Grande Valley
320 W. McIntyre St., Edinburg, TX 78541

Kevin Murray

July 19, 2016 by  
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Kevin murray
Civil Litigation

kevinmurrayKevin Murray practices in all areas of civil litigation with a high concentration in personal injury, employment and real estate law. In the past, Murray formed a strategic relationship with KPRC Channel 2 Houston and THELAW.TV in an effort to inform the general public regarding employment law. Murray is admitted to practice law in the United States Supreme Court, United States Tax Court, The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, The United States District Court for the Southern, Northern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas and all Texas State Courts.

Murray represents individuals who have been seriously injured, as well as the families of individuals who have been killed because of someone else’s negligence. Specifically, Murray represents individuals in the areas of auto accidents, defective drugs, defective products, workplace accidents, maritime accidents, OSHA refinery process safety management compliance, petrochemical and refinery accidents.

Murray’s real estate expertise originates from his experiences as a former owner of a mortgage company and former fee attorney for a title company. Mr. Murray’s diverse real estate experiences  allow him to assist: property owners and property managers; developers, builders and contractors; realtors and title companies; real estate investment trusts (REITS); residential and commercial property associations; and buyers and sellers in varied transactions and disputes, ranging from multi-million dollar commercial properties to single-family residences.

Additionally, Murray represents clients regarding severance agreements, covenants not to compete, non-solicitation agreements, and confidentiality agreement. He also represents clients before the American Arbitration Association, JAMS and administrative agencies.

Murray received his undergraduate degree from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey and his law degree from Texas Southern University, Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Houston, Texas. Mr. Murray is affiliated with the The World Affairs Council (Council Cabinet Member), National Bar Association, National Employment Lawyers Association, Houston Lawyers Association, Houston Trial Lawyers Association, Houston Bar Association, Texas Young Professionals, Houston Young Professionals, 100 Black Men of America, The American Association for Justice, Greater Houston Builders Association,  Texas Association of Builders, National Association of Home Builders and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

Kevin A. Murray LLC
1776 Yorktown St., Ste. 350
Houston, TX 77056
713-355-5500
www.murrlaw.com

James R. “Jim” Butler

James R. “Jim” Butler | DWI Defense

Butler-JamesJim Butler is one of the few lawyers in Houston whose practice is 100 percent DWI defense. Butler is an experienced trial lawyer who litigates both breath and blood test DWI cases.

For attorneys, blood test cases are especially challenging, requiring a level of expertise that takes years to develop. “The way you learn to defend these cases is by actually going to trial and learning what works and what doesn’t,” says Butler. “You have to know the evidence you’re looking for and also know how to present it to the jury in a way that makes sense.”

Aside from the challenge of taking on difficult cases, one of Butler’s favorite aspects about his work is helping his clients. “These people are good, hardworking people—many of them had never been in trouble before they were arrested for DWI,” he says. “When they come into my office, they’re scared. They’re afraid of losing everything they have worked so hard to achieve.”

Butler believes that although DWI laws are necessary and should be enforced, innocent people sometimes get charged with DWI. “In order to convict someone of DWI, the State has to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt,” Butler explains. “That’s the highest burden of proof we have in our legal system, and it’s the burden that I hold the government to each and every day.”

James R. Butler
The Butler Law Firm
11500 Northwest Freeway, Ste. 400
Houston, TX 77092
713-236-8744
www.thehoustondwilawyer.com

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