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Each year, we end the year by giving several donations to non-profits that we support. This year, one of the organizations we donated to was inspired by my son. This spring, Ryan, my 16 year old son, tried out for the RBI Austin 18 year old regional baseball team. Not only did Ryan make the…

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Today I learned that my “real life” and my law life intersected in a not so fun way. I’m a huge Texas sports fan, and in particular, Texas baseball fan.  My dad played baseball at UT, and while I was at UT, some of my best memories involved sitting in the sun and doing a…

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I’m using the space a little differently today. My son and I recently returned from a boy scout trip to Sea Base Bahamas.  I helped plan the trip for the troop, and in the planning, I didn’t find a lot of reviews or resources for the Sea Base Bahamas trip.  For Philmont,  there are literally…

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It’s not often that one of my practice areas collides with popular culture.  For years, I’ve had the honor of representing a number of victims of dog attacks.  These are often horrible, serious incidents because of the emotional toll that a victim experiences from an attack. Imagine my surprise then when I saw a story that a…

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Fairly typical questions we ask and investigate in car wreck cases are whether the driver was distracted by talking on the phone or texting while driving.  Now, I might have to start another series of questions after the introduction of Pokemon Go. Pokemon Go is an app game that was released a few days ago,…

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A constant problem that we face in cases are doctors who perform “independent” medical exams.  In many cases, insurance companies hire doctors to review our clients’ medical records or to have a one-time exam of our clients and then write a report on how bad our clients are hurt and/or whether our clients’ injuries are…

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In the summer of 2012, I visited the West African countries of Liberia and Guinea to investigate a project involving a local school and health clinic.  I came back thinking that I felt more humbled than I would probably ever feel. I was wrong. For the past twelve days, my family has hosted one of…

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