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Firm Litigator Nan Hazel Retires

Nanneska Hazel, who joined the firm as an associate in 1998 and became of counsel with George Brothers Kincaid & Horton LLP in 2004, retired effective November 30, 2018.

Ms. Hazel successfully litigated cases ranging from large class actions involving securities fraud and professional negligence, to contract disputes between individuals and companies. She also handled appeals and represented clients before state grievance panels…. read more


George Brothers Kincaid & Horton Named to National Best Law Firms List for 2019

The Austin-based business and commercial litigation firm George Brothers Kincaid & Horton has been named as one of 2019’s Best Law Firms by U.S. News and World Report. The firm received recognition for its work in several practice areas, including:

  • Commercial Litigation
  • First Amendment Law
  • Litigation – First Amendment
  • Litigation – Securities
  • Legal Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs

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Name Partners Recognized by Texas Super Lawyers for Business Litigation

George Brothers Kincaid & Horton’s founding partners are being recognized in the 2018 Texas Super Lawyers legal guide, putting them in the top 5 percent of lawyers in the state.

James George Jr., D. Douglas Brothers and B. Russell Horton each earned a place in the annual listing for their business litigation work. All three have been included multiple years in the Super Lawyers guide, which is published by Thomson Reuters…. read more


Austin-based George Brothers Kincaid & Horton Attorneys Selected to Best Lawyers in America for 2019

Five attorneys honored; Russ Horton earns Lawyer of the Year

AUSTIN, Texas – Five lawyers with Austin-based business litigation boutique George Brothers Kincaid & Horton LLP have earned recognition in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, one of the oldest and most respected legal guides.

Name partners R. James George Jr., D. Douglas Brothers, B. Russell Horton, and Gary L. Lewis and Of Counsel Julie A. Ford are being honored based on nominations, votes from their peers in the same practice areas and a review by the publication’s editors. Mr. Horton was selected the Austin Lawyer of the Year for securities litigation…. read more


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.


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


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


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


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


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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