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Texas Super Lawyers Recognizes Name Partners for Business Litigation

Texas Super Lawyers rating service has recognized George Brothers Kincaid & Horton partners Doug Brothers, Jim George and Russell Horton for their business litigation skills in its 2017 listing. Super Lawyers selects no more than 5 percent of attorneys in Texas for its annual guide. In addition, Mr. Brothers earned honors as one of the Top 50 lawyers in Central and West Texas. Mr. Brothers has a long and successful track record representing clients in a variety of business disputes including those involving construction, fiduciary matters, oil and gas, securities and intellectual property. Mr. George is widely known for his trial skills involving First Amendment questions, and Mr. Horton is recognized for his business and securities litigation practice. Owned by Thomson Reuters, Super Lawyers bases its selections on attorney nominations, professional achievement and independent analysis. The 2017 Texas list will be published in the October issues of Super Lawyers and Texas Monthly magazines.

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Sep

Four Firm Lawyers Make Best Lawyers in America List for 2017

Doug Brothers, Jim George, Russell Horton and Julie Ford all earned selection to the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, the nation’s oldest and one of its most respected peer-review guides to the legal industry. In addition, Mr. Horton was named Austin Lawyer of the Year for his work in securities litigation. … read more

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Aug

Jim George Lawsuit for UT Profs Says Campus Carry Violates 1st Amendment

The new campus carry law allowing concealed guns on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin violates First Amendment rights protecting academic discussion, three professors contend in a lawsuit filed on their behalf by GBKH partner Jim George.

“Compelling professors at a public university to allow, without any limitation or restriction, students to carry concealed guns in their classrooms chills their First Amendment rights to academic freedom,” the lawsuit states…. read more

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Jul

GBKH Lawyer Julie Ford Helps Win San Antonio Water Rights Case

The San Antonio Water System and Edwards Aquifer Authority won a significant water rights victory from the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which denied an appeal by land owners seeking to revive rights to withdraw aquifer water.

Julie A. Ford, commercial litigator with George Brothers Kincaid & Horton LLP, together with Phil Steven Kosub represented the City of the San Antonio acting through the San Antonio Water System…. read more

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May

John Thomas Interviewed by Star-Telegram about Securities Fraud Settlement

Partner John W. Thomas was quoted in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram for his role in bringing justice to consumers who lost their retirement savings in a securities scam. Mr. Thomas represented the court-appointed Receiver for Retirement Value, LLC which was found to have been engaging in a securities scam that cost over 1,000 consumers a collective $77 million…. read more

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Apr

John Thomas Earned Significant Victory in Securities Fraud Case

George, Brothers, Kincaid & Horton, LLP partner John Thomas earned a significant victory on March 4, 2016 when the Texas Third Court of Appeals affirmed judgments Mr. Thomas had obtained in a securities fraud case.  See, James Poe, Senior Retirement Planners, LLC v. Eduardo Espinosa in his Capacity as Receiver for Retirement Value, LLC, No. 03—4-00518-CV (Texas Court of Appeals, Third District, at Austin, March 4, 2016); … read more

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Mar

In Memoriam

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From the Family

Mark Lyndon Kincaid, of Austin, Texas, suffered a stroke on December 31st, 2015 and never regained consciousness. He died peacefully with his family by his side on January 19th, 2016.

Mark would want those who knew him to know a few things in the hopes it might bring you comfort. First, he had a great life, and though it was too short, it was a full life,… read more

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Jan

Russell Horton Shares Civil Trial Tips in National Legal Publication

GBKH Partner B. Russell Horton recently shared his expertise in civil trial law with the national legal publication Law360 in a story about what to avoid when drafting a civil lawsuit, “5 Things to Leave Out of a Complaint,” (subscription required). In the article, Mr. Horton tells lawyers, “Don’t make your job harder than it has to be,” … read more

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Dec

Jim George in TribTalk Explains 14th Amendment Protects All US-Born Kids

GBKH Partner Jim George recently wrote a commentary for Texas Tribune’s TribTalk blog headlined, “Texas violates 14th Amendment in denying birth certificates.” His article explains why the Texas-born children of undocumented immigrants are entitled to state birth certificates. Mr. George and Partner Gary L. Lewis co-authored an amicus curiae brief for the Texas Appleseed Foundation … read more

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Nov

Russ Horton Interviewed by Law360 about Energy Litigation

GBKH Partner Russ Horton, who handles a variety of complex commercial litigation, recently was interviewed by the national legal news publication Law360 for his insights about the impact of the oil price downturn on lawsuits in the energy sector…. read more

5
Nov

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