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The Weycer Law Firm, PC

Wednesday, June 30, 2010 @ 04:06 PM
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The Weycer Law Firm, PC, Personal Injury

Whether it is a lawsuit for medical negligence, product liability, premises liability, or an 18 wheeler collision, Mark Weycer has passionately fought for his clients over the last 20 years.  Mark started The Weycer Law Firm in 1996 with 5 cases.  Today the firm works on over 200 cases at any given time.  Two years ago, Mark diversified his firm by adding a criminal defense section, which is headed up by a former prosecuting attorney.

Most recently, Mark was involved in the representation of families in Texas and Tennessee after their infants suffocated in defective baby cribs.  Mark represented these families in lawsuits against the manufacturer of the cribs. Additionally,  Mark successfully worked with the Consumer Product Safety Commission to insure that these defective cribs were recalled.

Mark received his B.B.A. in Finance from the University of Texas and his J.D. in law from South Texas College of Law.  Mark is a member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association and Houston Trial Lawyers Association.  He is licensed to practice before all Courts in the State of Texas including United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of Texas.

“I have always been driven to get the best results for my clients and to achieve something positive out of the tragedies that my clients have experienced.”  An avid client advocate, Mark always looks forward to the challenges that each case presents.  Mark believes in compassionate counsel along with tough advocacy.

4545 Bissonnet, Ste 294
Bellaire, Texas 77401
Tele (713) 668-4545
Tele (800) 668-9395
Fax (713) 668-5115

Scheiner Law Group, PC

Wednesday, June 30, 2010 @ 04:06 PM
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Scheiner Law Group, PC, Criminal Defense/DWI/Federal

Firm principal, Grant Scheiner, consistently ranks among the top trial lawyers in Greater Houston. H-Texas Magazine has named him one of “Houston’s Top Lawyers” for five consecutive years. Texas Monthly Magazine and Texas Super Lawyers have selected him as a “Texas Super Lawyer” in the categories of criminal defense, DWI defense and federal white collar. The American Trial Lawyers Association lists Scheiner as one of the “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” in Texas. He is Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Scheiner Law Group, P.C. is a tight-knit firm that prides itself on excellent results. Attorney Leira Gracia, a fluent Spanish-speaker and a graduate of Rice University and the University of Houston Law Center, has developed a reputation as a zealous defender. Legal Assistant Claudia Palma is friendly, knowledgeable and fluent in Spanish.

For case results and information, visit and follow the firm’s tweets at

2211 Norfolk, Ste. 735
Houston, TX  77098-4062
(713) 783-8998

Robert Kwok & Associates LLP

Wednesday, June 30, 2010 @ 04:06 PM
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Robert Kwok & Associates LLP, Personal Injury

Robert Kwok, Thomas Daniel, and William “Will” Hoke, of Robert Kwok & Associates, L.L.P. have focused their careers on representing people and families of people seriously injured or killed by the negligence of others.  With over Forty (40) years of combined experience, Mr. Kwok, AV Rated and Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law, Mr. Daniel and Mr. Hoke have successfully represented thousands of clients.

Kwok says, “My blessed career has been made possible by personal relationships with excellent lawyers, including my Partner, Thomas Daniel, who has been with me for over a decade.”  Thomas leads the Firm’s team of attorneys focused on closing cases.  Kwok states, “Mr. Daniel’s innovative system in negotiating lawsuits has revolutionized our business model to the point that we settle cases literally every day. Because of Thomas’ relentless efforts, we are blessed with happy clients who constantly refer new clients.”

Will Hoke leads the Firm’s litigation group. Kwok says, “Whether preparing for depositions, mediation or trial, it’s a joy to work with Will. He is tenacious in depositions and in the courtroom, and his easy-going likable style goes well with juries. Both Thomas and Will get it – we lawyers need to be available to our clients.  We are grateful every day for our God-given abilities to be compassionate with our clients and passionate with our work.

6588 Corporate Drive, Suite 300
Houston, TX 77036
(713) 773-3380
(866) 466-KWOK

Julia Dean

Wednesday, June 30, 2010 @ 04:06 PM
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The Dean Law Firm, PLLC, Appellate Law

Julia Dean is not your typical lawyer. She opened her law firm to provide a different kind of legal experience for her clients.  She is committed to providing excellent legal work in the context of a caring environment.  Dean comments, “When my clients come through the door, I want them to know their concerns are being heard and when they leave, I want them to know peace of mind.”  Her work is unique, with an emphasis in both civil appeals and estate planning.  Dean states, “My practice is not the characteristic duo for an attorney, but I wanted a legal practice that incorporated an intellectual challenge with my values of caring for people.”

Recognized for her legal work in civil appeals, Ms. Dean handles all aspects of the case on appeal, having successfully argued in both the federal and state courts.  Dean credits her litigation background and delving deep into legal research for her ability to best position her clients on appeal.

The other side of Ms. Dean’s practice involves estate planning and probate, including complex tax-planned trusts, wills, special needs planning and charitable gift planning.  Dean believes that being able to assist a client in leaving a thoughtful legacy for their families, friends and charities is a privilege.

1650 Highway 6 South, Ste. 170
Sugar Land, TX  77478
(281) 277-DEAN (3326)

Travers & Travers

Wednesday, June 30, 2010 @ 04:06 PM
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Travers & Travers, Family Law, Appellate Law, Mediation

More than any other legal field, family law focuses on the concerns of people,” says Sherrie Haussner Travers. “Our goal is to help clients through what is often the most difficult times of their lives.”

Providing superior legal representation in divorce and family law matters, Travers & Travers, itself a family, strives to provide each client with the most positive results.

After forming Travers & Travers in 1995, Mack and Sherrie welcomed their daughter, Allison Travers Hamilton, as a lawyer to the firm in 2004. Allison concentrates in civil appeals.  Then in 2009, Mack and Sherrie were pleased to announce that their younger daughter, Annilee Travers Reed, had joined the firm as a litigation attorney.

The attorneys in this dynamic legal team continue to be divorce and family law leaders throughout Harris and Fort Bend Counties and beyond. From divorce and complex property cases to custody disputes as well as mediation and appellate practice, Travers & Travers is experienced in all aspects of family law.

Travers & Travers is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell, and both Mack and Sherrie are AV-rated Martindale-Hubbell Preeminent Lawyers. Mack is licensed to practice law in both Texas and Missouri. Sherrie is a board certified attorney in family law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

20501 I-10 West, Ste. 124
Katy, TX 77450
(281) 492-2166

Law Office of G. Scott Fiddler, PC

Wednesday, June 30, 2010 @ 03:06 PM
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Law Office of G. Scott Fiddler, PC, Employment Litigation

Scott Fiddler’s highly specialized practice is focused on representing employees in employment litigation. Fiddler is Board Certified in both Labor and Employment Law and in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, making him one of only approximately twenty-five attorneys in Texas with both board certifications. This means he is one of a very small group of employment attorneys in Texas also recognized as a specialist in the courtroom.

Fiddler, who has also been named by Texas Super Lawyers® magazine as one of the top attorneys in Texas in Employment Litigation, believes it is the ability to try a case to a jury that maximizes the settlement value of a case. “Too many attorneys have a reputation for always settling cases before trial. We believe our track record in the courtroom and our reputation for trying cases benefits all of our clients,” says Fiddler.

Running a highly specialized practice means carefully selecting cases. “We don’t believe a law practice should be run like an assembly line. We limit the number of cases we take to ensure we can devote the time each case deserves to obtain the best possible results for our clients,” Fiddler says.

9601 Jones Road,, Ste. 250
Houston, TX 77065
(281) 897-0070

Killeen & Stern, PC

Wednesday, June 30, 2010 @ 03:06 PM
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Killeen & Stern, PC, Personal Injury

Killeen & Stern, PC is AV rated, as are both of its named partners.  With offices in Houston, Austin and New Orleans, the Firm is dedicated to giving its clients personalized service customized to each client’s individual needs in all federal and state courts throughout the Gulf Coast region.

Since the firm’s inception in 1997, Killeen & Stern, PC continues to build on its fundamental commitments to integrity and the belief that its moderate size offers clients both the highest quality and the most cost-effective representation.  The Firm’s primary focus is on litigation with extensive experience in maritime matters (vessel owners and underwriters in vessel collisions, cargo losses, personal injury defense, charter disputes and insurance matters), general liability, corporate, trucking, energy, products liability, property and casualty, construction, commercial and criminal matters; insurance coverage disputes, toxic tort defense, nursing home defense and general subrogation.

Robert J. Killeen, Jr. attended Tulane University in New Orleans and received his Juris Doctor in 1987. He has authored “Fear and Loathing in the P&I World:  A Simple Primer to a Complex Universe”, “Ethical Dilemmas Facing Insurance Adjusters:  From an Attorney’s Point of View”, “Texas Construction”, “Reservation of Rights”, “Welding Rod Litigation and Manganese Exposure” and “Navigating Maritime Personal Injury Claims in the Gulf of Mexico.” Robert has been successful in three multi-million dollar cases in the past year.

1770 St. James Place, Ste. 300
Houston, Texas 77056
(713) 626-5100
(713) 626-4545 Fax

Osha Liang, LLP

Wednesday, June 30, 2010 @ 03:06 PM
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Osha Liang, LLP, Intellectual Property

Founded in 1998, Osha Liang is an intellectual property law firm with a global presence.  Based in Houston, the Firm has offices in Austin, Silicon Valley, Paris, and Tokyo.  Osha Liang’s diverse staff of Patent Engineers, Agents, and Attorneys collectively speak more than 20 languages and have experience in a wide range of technical disciplines.

John Osha, Managing Partner: John’s practice involves acquiring and enforcing intellectual property on a worldwide basis.  John holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Cornell University and a J.D. from George Mason University School of Law.

Jeff Bergman, Partner: Jeff‘s practice encompasses intellectual property law in the fields of chemistry, materials science and mechanical engineering, emphasizing oilfield technologies and nanotechnology.

T. Chyau Liang, Partner: Chyau’s practice is focused on patent prosecution and litigation in the fields of chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and biotechnology.  Chyau received his Ph.D. in chemistry from Brown University and his J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center.

Brian Wunder, Of Counsel: Fluent in French and German, Brian handles litigation for Osha Liang’s multinational client base. Brian received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas and his J.D. from Baylor University, where he graduated magna cum laude.

Lee Huddleston, Associate: Lee’s practice focuses on patent prosecution, IP counseling, trademark, and litigation work in the mechanical arts emphasizing oilfield technology.  Lee received his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Texas A&M University, and his J.D. from South Texas College of Law.

Two Houston Center
909 Fannin St.
Ste. 3500
Houston, TX 77010
(713) 228-8600

Befort Law Firm, PC

Wednesday, June 30, 2010 @ 03:06 PM
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Befort Law Firm, PC, Civil Litigation

Jeff Befort is described as “aggressive and meticulous”, which is probably why he graduated from law school magna cum laude and was hired into the commercial litigation section of what was then one of the largest firms in Texas. He opened a boutique trial practice in Houston three years ago, and as one of  H Texas’ “Top Lawyers” in 2009 and 2010, Mr. Befort devotes all of his firm’s resources toward obtaining optimal outcomes for his wide range of clients, which include individuals, small businesses and Fortune 500 companies. His 100 percent trial practice focuses on business and commercial litigation, real estate and construction litigation, and serious personal injury litigation.

Mr. Befort says he treats every case as though it will be going to trial, and thrives on maintaining a “creative and efficient approach.” “We do not believe in check the box, litigation,” he says. “Clients appreciate their cases being handled in an efficient and productive manner.” By often working on a contingent fee basis, where he shoulders the risk of litigation, Mr. Befort proves his commitment to winning for his clients.

2603 Augusta, Ste. 810
Houston, TX 77057
(713) 758-5888

Thea M. Fabio

Wednesday, June 30, 2010 @ 03:06 PM
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Thea M. Fabio, Board Certified – Family Law

Attorney Thea Marie Fabio is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and is devoted exclusively to the practice and litigation of family law matters. With 31 years of legal experience, she understands that divorce proceedings can be heart wrenching and painful for clients which is why she strives to help ease the stress that occurs during this trying time. Her philosophy is to listen carefully before recommending the best course of action. She is sensitive to the needs of children, offering common sense advice, helpful information and resources on family-related issues for parents, spouses, children, unmarried couples and same-sex partners.

Ms. Fabio has practiced with civil attorney Richard L. Merrill for more than 20 years, and combined they have more than 66 years of experience. This is the fifth year that she was named an H Texas magazine Top Family Lawyer. She is also a member of the Better Business Bureau, College of the State Bar of Texas and the Texas Center for Legal Ethics and Professionalism, as well as a life member of the Girl Scouts. She is actively involved in community issues and consistently volunteers with the Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program. Ms. Fabio is AV rated (highest rating) by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory.

Twelve Greenway Plaza, Ste. 101
Houston, Texas 77046
(713) 961-0408

The Kahn Law Firm, PC

Wednesday, June 30, 2010 @ 03:06 PM
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The Kahn Law Firm, PC, Personal Injury

John J. Kahn, Jr. and Jennifer Hodges Kahn handle Personal Injury & Criminal Defense cases. They provide a unique team effort as a married couple and represent clients with utmost respect and Christian values.

The Kahn Law Firm handles a wide variety of personal injury cases throughout the state of Texas from auto and trucking accidents to child injuries and premises liability cases and all types of criminal cases including DWI, drug cases, thefts, robberies and juvenile cases. In all cases, the attorneys at the firm are available to help with diligence, understanding and professionalism.

John J. Kahn, Jr. is a devout Catholic who carries the traditions of his faith into the practice of law. Jennifer Kahn has a strong Christian faith, which is exemplified by her honesty, integrity and compassion to the needs of her clients and their cases. This approach has helped them become successful trial lawyers and zealous advocates for their clients.

Jennifer graduated from Texas A&M University and both are graduates of South Texas College of Law.  John and Jennifer are both members of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Christian Trial Lawyers Association and the Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association. The couple has four children: Carson, Cody, Carolyn & Corey.

1314 Texas St., Ste. 1012
Houston, TX 77002
Office: (713) 226-9900
Toll Free: (877) 226-9940

Faubus & Scarborough LLP

Wednesday, June 30, 2010 @ 03:06 PM
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Faubus & Scarborough LLP, A Shared Commitment for Excellence

Dax O. Faubus and Harry L. Scarborough are no strangers to the challenges of complex litigation, having started their careers at two of the largest law firms in the nation.  Together, they have made Faubus & Scarborough LLP a successful civil litigation firm that is consistently recognized for outstanding results.

Faubus & Scarborough LLP is a focused team of experienced and dedicated trial lawyers and support staff with a reputation built on hard work, attention to detail, cost effectiveness, and positive results.  The firm primarily handles commercial litigation, insurance coverage and bad faith, employment disputes, energy and maritime litigation, and personal injury claims in both state and federal court.  Regardless of the size or type of case, the firm is organized and operated to maximize the potential for a positive outcome.

The attorneys at the firm take pride in well-reasoned decision-making, creativity, and the ability to think on their feet when the pressure is on.  The lawyers are candid, thorough, conscientious, and committed to providing their clients with the very best legal advice and representation.  Their mission: making the legal system work for you.

1010 Lamar St., Ste. 1020
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 222-6400

Reich and Binstock, LLP

Wednesday, June 30, 2010 @ 03:06 PM
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Reich and Binstock, LLP, Personal Injury

Bob Binstock is a skilled litigator with 28 years of legal experience representing injured victims in pharmaceutical, product liability, medical malpractice, personal injury, environmental and bad faith insurance cases.  Bob is board certified in personal injury trial law and Civil Trial Advocacy.  Bob has been recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer® in 2007, 2008 and 2009 and as a Houston Top Lawyer in 2008, 2009 and 2010.

Bob is proud of his firm’s success and standing within the legal, professional and civic communities.  Reich & Binstock has represented thousands of individuals in state and federal courts across the country in complex mass and class action cases.  Bob is currently serving on the Federal Court Appointed (MDL) Steering Committees In Re: Levaquin, Digitek and Kugel Mesh Hernia Patch Product Liability Actions.

Bob also takes great pride in the work he has done for charity.  In 1996, Bob and his wife, Cathy, co-founded the River Performing and Visual Arts Center ( The River is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to provide an accessible, affordable fine arts education for special children, ages 2-19, who have disabilities, chronic illnesses, or are economically disadvantaged.

Bob is a member of the American Association of Justice, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Houston Bar Foundation, American Bar Association, College of the State Bar of Texas and Houston Trial Lawyers Association.

4265 San Felipe St., Ste.1000
Houston, TX  77027
(713) 622-7271

Marcela Halmagean

Wednesday, June 30, 2010 @ 02:06 PM
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Marcela Halmagean, M Halmagean Pllc – Attorneys at Law

Marcela Halmagean is distinguished as one of the most aggressive attorneys in Houston. “I’m innovative, creative, daring, and I do my homework,” she says. Her success is attributed to close client communication, full availability, and aggressive representation.

Her practice is focused on family, business, and commercial litigation. She is committed to bringing high-quality legal services to each sector. During her professional tenure, Halmagean worked for large corporations representing corporate entities in legal matters including white-collar crime cases, breach of contract, and partnership disputes. However, her passion lies with family law cases, especially representing fathers in custody modifications and divisions of complex estates. For example, in 2005, Halmagean tried and won two jury trials where she successfully represented fathers in their pursuit for modification of custody. In one case, her client was awarded sole managing conservatorship of his child; in the other, the father won custody of his three children.

Halmagean has practiced law for 12 years during which she has built a bond with each and every one of her clients. “I work with them directly as opposed to assigning them to an associate attorney or a legal assistant,” she says. “Especially in family law, clients need a whole lot of emotional support and a periodic reality check to complement the legal advice they’re paying for. When you combine that with full access and availability, it makes for long-lasting relationships.”

1800 Bering Drive, Ste. 480
Houston, TX 77057
(713) 975-1202

John T. Floyd Law Firm

Wednesday, June 30, 2010 @ 02:06 PM
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John T. Floyd Law Firm, Serious Federal and State Criminal Defense

2010 marks the third consecutive year that John Floyd has been selected as one of Houston’s Top Lawyers practicing  Criminal Defense.

Mr. Floyd’s practice is dedicated to providing his clients with high quality representation in criminal matters, often trying the most difficult and hopeless cases before juries in state and federal courts with success.

“The criminal justice system is often an unforgiving and relentless machine, indifferent to justice.  I know innocent people are charged with terrible crimes that they did not commit.  Whether it is a witness making a false or mistaken identification, a law enforcement investigator presuming a person’s guilt without conducting a proper investigation or an aggressive prosecutor who is more concerned with victory than seeking the truth, far too many people are falsely accused and convicted.   It is only the defense lawyer who can stand before the government and demand justice for his client.”

Whether it is a scandalous high-profile  sex case in state court or a complicated white collar allegation in federal court, the John T. Floyd  Law Firm, with its team of experienced and dedicated professionals, is committed to continued excellence in this most difficult practice area.

440 Louisiana St., Ste. 1900
Houston, TX 77002
(713)  224-0101

Johnson, Johnson & Baer, PC

Wednesday, June 30, 2010 @ 02:06 PM
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Johnson, Johnson & Baer, PC, Criminal Law- DUI/DWI

Johnson, Johnson & Baer, P.C. represents citizens and companies facing criminal charges. With over 50 years of combined trial experience, the lawyers of the firm have successfully represented hundreds of clients. Dane Johnson is Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and handles only criminal cases. Leslie Johnson limits her practice exclusively to defending those clients charged with DWI/DUI and other alcohol related offenses. With over 20 years of criminal defense experience, Alan Baer handles all types of criminal matters.  Jordan Lewis represents clients in all aspects of criminal law.

Johnson, Johnson & Baer P.C. is devoted to providing its clients with the highest level of representation possible, while giving personal attention to each individual. The firm limits the number of clients each lawyer handles in order to properly allocate the appropriate resources to each case.

The firm’s attorneys believe every individual deserves quality representation. They challenge the government each and every step of the way through the criminal process. Guilt or innocence is not the question; whether the government can prove a client’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt is the only question.

With referrals from judges, police officers, previous clients, and other civil and criminal lawyers, the firm has distinguished itself as one of the “go to” criminal defense firms in Houston. With its proven results, Johnson, Johnson & Baer, P.C. has a reputation for fighting and winning the toughest of battles.

1018 Preston St., 4th Floor
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 222-0400

Golda R. Jacob & Associates, PC

Wednesday, June 30, 2010 @ 01:06 PM
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Golda R. Jacob & Associates, PC, Family Law

When the future of your family is at stake, you want experience and attention. With over 18 years of experience and a reputation for providing personal attention, you want Golda R. Jacob & Associates. An experienced family law and estate-planning firm, Golda R. Jacob & Associates works to ensure your rights are protected at all times.

Golda R. Jacob & Associates are experienced in every aspect of family law including adoption, divorce, child custody, child support, modification, visitation rights, prenuptial agreements, postnuptial agreements, and child support issues. The combination of real-life experience and extensive legal knowledge ensure Golda R. Jacob & Associates always provide outstanding legal guidance.  Over the years, Jacob has maintained a relationship with many of her clients who often seek her counsel regarding many kinds of legal issues including business law, bankruptcy, wills, trusts and estates, guardianship, and probate.

Golda R. Jacob & Associates is devoted to providing aggressive representation with successful results. The professional, personal, and passionate attention they provide to every client is unparalleled. Jacob states, “Our clients are extremely important to my staff and me. We will always do our absolute best for them and their families.” Jacob and her staff take the time to understand the unique situation of each client in order to act in their best interest.

440 Louisiana St., Ste. 1300
Houston, Texas 77002
(713) 227-7383

Robert Grossman

Wednesday, June 30, 2010 @ 11:06 AM
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Robert Grossman, Grossman Law Firm, P.C.

Robert Grossman has successfully practiced personal injury law in the Houston area for 33 years. His strong commitment and dedication to clients has consistently produced outstanding results. Mr. Grossman’s reputation, integrity, preparation, legal expertise, and years of experience have led him to recover millions of dollars for his clients. He has successfully handled all types of personal injury cases involving wrongful death and catastrophic injuries. Mr. Grossman handles each and every case with extreme integrity and competence. As a result, he’s received numerous referrals from clients, doctors, and fellow attorneys.

In addition to his expertise and extensive experience handling personal injury litigation, Mr. Grossman has also received a certificate from the University of Houston Law Center Blakely Advocacy Institute in the field of mediation. More than just an attorney, Robert Grossman is a compassionate personal advocate for his clients during difficult and emotional times. Mr. Grossman continues to be named one of Houston’s Top Lawyers because his dedication, competence, experience, and reputation have proved to be a winning combination year after year.

Robert Grossman 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. He is licensed to practice before all Texas State Courts, as well as the United States District Courts for the Southern District.

Focus: Personal Injury

Education: University of Houston, B.S.; South Texas College of Law, J.D.

Grossman Law Firm P.C. (Principal Office)
19747 Highway 59, Ste. 400
Humble, TX 77338
(281) 446-1124
(800) 759-1124
Humble • The Woodlands • Houston

Novak Druce + Quigg LLP

Wednesday, June 30, 2010 @ 11:06 AM
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Novak Druce + Quigg LLP, Intellectual Property

Novak Druce + Quigg (NDQ) LLP is a national law firm focused on complex intellectual property matters with 80 attorneys and professionals in offices in Houston, San Francisco, Washington DC, and West Palm Beach, FL. NDQ attorneys help our clients navigate the complexities of U.S. intellectual property law by securing, enforcing, and defending their intellectual property rights.

Gregory V. Novak serves as intellectual property counsel to a number of publicly traded corporations undertaking patent, trademark, and strategic intellectual asset management counseling, as well as licensing and litigation matters. Mr. Novak leads the firm’s renowned reexamination practice and has advised in over 200 patent reexaminations.

Tracy W. Druce has over 20 years of complex patent experience and leads the firm’s thriving patent prosecution practice concentrating primarily in the complex mechanical arts field including handheld electronic devices, propulsion systems, communication systems and the automotive and heavy vehicle industries. Over 90% of our attorneys and professionals hold a technical degree and 10 hold a Ph.D. Our team includes engineers, programmers and scientists, many of whom previously worked in industry. It also includes former in house counsel who’ve managed large IP portfolios and overseen litigation from the inside. This experience enables our team to understand the legal and business needs of our clients as well as the technologies at issue.

The firm’s commitment to excellence continues and remains the foundation for the future, which is made apparent through achievements such as being named the #1 firm in the WORLDleaders International IP Awards – North America / Canada Patent Excellence for the past three years (2009, 2008 and 2007).

Gregory V. Novak • Tracy W. Druce
1000 Louisiana St., 53
Houston, TX 77002
Phone: 713-571-3400

Law Office of Helen Simotas

Wednesday, June 30, 2010 @ 11:06 AM
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The Law Office of Helen Simotas, Criminal Law

Helen Simotas is nationally recognized for her high profile work which has landed her appearances on Oprah, Montel Williams, Geraldo Rivera, MSNBC, The Rita Coby Show, The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch, Inside Edition and others.  She practices exclusively criminal defense law. Her aggressive and competent style of practicing law paired with her compassion for her clients have made her highly competitive and sought after.

After graduating from The University of Texas at Austin, she received her Juris Doctorate from St. Mary’s University School of Law.  She was selected to attend the prestigious Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyers College.  She has also attended the highly acclaimed Psychodrama Workshops to acquire the skills and insight for jury selection and for empathizing with her clients’ circumstances. Ms. Simotas is currently a member of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association and the Harris County Criminal Lawyer’s Association.  Ms. Simotas also volunteers for many charitable organizations including Habitat for Humanity and the Multiple Sclerosis Society.  She recently completed two half marathons and participates in various runs for charities.

Ms. Simotas is the youngest of four daughters born to Greek immigrants Niki and Nick.  Her parents drive, motivation and support inspired her and her sisters to excel academically with her sister Anna becoming an entrepreneur, Alexandra a medical doctor, and Sofia a psychologist. The sisters have honored their father by creating the “Nick Simotas Scholarship Fund” to help students pursue their education and their dreams.

Helen Simotas
Criminal Law
929 Preston, Ste. 200
Houston, TX 77002