Video – Dallas Bar President has a Vision for the Future

Trial attorney Robert Tobey, co-founder of Johnston Tobey Baruch, was sworn in as the 111th president of the Dallas Bar Association (DBA) on Jan. 11. Founded in 1873, the Dallas Bar Association serves as the voluntary professional body for more than 11,000 Dallas-area lawyers. Mr. Tobey plans to focus on issues such as equal access to justice […]

President’s Column: It’s Time to Vote!

Since 2016, people have been talking about the 2020 general election as “the most important election of our lives.”  Well, it is almost here.  Even at the start of this year, no one would have dreamed this election would occur against the backdrop of a global pandemic and resulting chaos.  We have seen pitched battles […]

Texas Employees Are Entitled to Paid Time Off to Vote

As lawyers who have handled several election disputes, one question we often are asked in the run-up to an election is what right employees have to time off for work to cast their ballot. Fortunately, Texas law provides a straightforward answer. The Texas Election Code protects the right of employees to vote.  An employer cannot […]

Johnston Tobey Baruch Lawyers Honored as 2020 Texas Super Lawyers

Johnston Tobey Baruch Lawyers Honored as 2020 Texas Super Lawyers Managing shareholder Chad Baruch named to Top 100 lists in DFW and Texas DALLAS – All of the attorneys at Dallas law firm Johnston Tobey Baruch have been named to the list of Texas Super Lawyers for 2020, including Randy Johnston, Robert Tobey, Chad Baruch, […]

Presidents Column: After the Pandemic, What Comes Next?

  There will be life after the pandemic—I guarantee it!  But I don’t know when that will be or what it will look like. The pandemic has affected everyone.  No other event in my lifetime has changed the basic way that we live our lives on a day-to-day basis like the COVID pandemic.  Every time […]

Texas Requirements For Legal Malpractice Claims

  As one of the leading legal-malpractice firms in Texas, we get telephone calls, emails, and website inquiries almost every day from people wanting to sue Texas lawyers. Unfortunately, most people do not understand the circumstances that must exist to sue a lawyer successfully in Texas. This brief post explains the general requirements. A legal-malpractice […]

Presidents Column: Unplugging – We All Need To Do It!

  This column was originally slated for the April edition of Headnotes. Then the pandemic hit.  Our mental health is under assault now more than ever with lawyers largely working from home and dealing not only with financial and job pressure, but also with educating kids, cooking, and cleaning. Even with all of these factors […]

All Attorneys with Johnston Tobey Baruch Earn Best Lawyers in America Honors

Clean Sweep! All Attorneys with Johnston Tobey Baruch Earn Best Lawyers in America Honors Firm shareholder Robert Tobey named Lawyer of the Year for Dallas-Fort Worth DALLAS – Once again, all four shareholders in the Texas trial and appellate firm Johnston Tobey Baruch have been selected by The Best Lawyers in America, and Robert Tobey has been named a Lawyer of the Year for Dallas-Fort Worth. The Best Lawyers in America is the oldest […]

Presidents Column: 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment and More

For almost two years, we have been planning the DBA’s celebration of the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing women the right to vote. We are excited to welcome Nina Totenberg as our speaker at noon on August 26, 2020! She will be interviewed by Judge Tonya Parker. Ms. Totenberg is […]

Texas Supreme Court Examines Emails As Contracts

The Supreme Court of Texas recently decided two cases involving efforts to enforce email exchanges as contracts. In Copano Energy, LLC v. Bujnoch (18-0044), the parties exchanged numerous emails before their anticipated signing of a formal contract. But they never executed the formal contract. One party then sued, claiming that the emails cumulatively constituted an […]

Presidents Column: Our Volunteers Make Us Strong

For a decade, DBA leaders counted on Karen McCloud. On April 9, we lost Karen after a lengthy illness. She will be dearly missed. The May edition of Headnotes has a wonderful article about Karen and her achievements. Karen served as President of the Dallas Women Lawyers Association, the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, and […]