Mediation: What is a mediator’s proposal?
MEDIATION: What is a mediator’s proposal? One tool that many mediators use to try and help resolve cases is a “mediator’s proposal”. What is it? Many mediations will come to an impasse, where the parties can’t reach an agreement. To help bridge that gap, many mediators will use a mediator’s proposal to settle the case.…Read More
What do you do if you’re in a car wreck?
What do you do if you’re in a car wreck? I recently had a friend get in a wreck, and when discussing it with my 18 year old son, my son told me he wouldn’t know what to do. So I’ve failed as a parent. Not only have I not taught him something important, but…Read More
Congrats! Brooks Schuelke was named to the 2021 Texas Super Lawyers List
We are pleased to announce that Brooks has been selected to the 2021 Texas Super Lawyers list. This is an exclusive list, recognizing no more than five percent of attorneys in the state. Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, is a research-driven, peer-influenced rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of…Read More
Dog Mauls 3 Year Old At A Texas Restaurant: Legal Lessons
A three year old child was the victim of a pit bull attack on January 9th in the Spring, Texas restaurant, Loose Caboose. The poor girl needed multiple stitches on her face, and will likely need plastic surgery to address the wounds. The dog owner, reported to be, Jennifer Romano, fled the scene. Fortunately, relying…Read More
RBI Austin – Giving Back
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…Read More
N. Y. Yankees’ Clint Frazier: Another Real Life Concussion Story
Those who know my family well know that my teen-age son is a baseball player and a huge Yankees fan. He buys the MLB.TV app so he can watch Yankees games (often at school – I’m not sure how that works), and we’ve even been lucky enough to attend a few spring training games in…Read More
David Hamilton, Texas Baseball, and Scooter Injuries
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…Read More
Sea Base Bahamas 2018 Review
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…Read More
Dog Bite Law: Was A Dog Attack At The Center Of The NCIS Disputes?
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…Read More
I’ve Handled Dog Attacks, But A Pig Attack? What’s The Law On That?
Over the years, I’ve handled a number of dog attack cases, but last week, I read a story about a 3 year old Alabama girl who was injured when she was attacked by a neighbor’s pig. I don’t want to make light of the story because it sounds like the girl suffered severe injuries. But…Read More