Hiring a lawyer is an important decision. It should involve knowing more than just what certificates a lawyer has on the wall. Most of the people who know me well would say that one of the qualities which most defines me is my willingness to share my beliefs and my thoughts—and to hear yours too. […]
We are both blessed and cursed that people who want to sue their lawyers dial our phone number a lot. We spend a tremendous amount of time screening cases to separate the ones that can get to the finish line from those that can’t. Many times when we meet with potential clients, they say “just […]
(Aug. 21) – Two seasoned Dallas trial lawyers say they have never seen anything like what they witnessed last week in federal court in the fraud and racketeering case between the Diamond Doctor and a Tennessee lawyer. Never, says Randy Johnston, has he seen a federal judge rule that a lawyer likely fabricated a client and […]
After Charles Douglas Mitchell awoke in bed one morning to his girlfriend — who suffered from bipolar disorder — stabbing him in the neck, he quickly won an order from a family law court that prevented her from having access to the child. But he needed Chad Baruch‘s appellate skills to make that tragic ruling enforceable. […]
The obligation for lawyers to keep and protect a client’s secrets is nearly as old as the profession itself. But the proliferation of technology has complicated what steps lawyers must take to satisfy this obligation. As the technology changes, so do the rules for lawyers. On May 4, 2017, the American Bar Association Standing Committee […]
Section 2.401 of the Texas Family Code provides that a party may prove an informal marriage (formerly known as a common law marriage) “by evidence that . . . the man and woman agreed to be married and after the agreement they lived together in this state as husband and wife and there represented to […]
The vast majority of lawyers practice their profession with the highest possible ethical standards, righting wrongs, defending the accused, and providing a much needed service to the public. Then you have the Diamond Doctor case, which was recently a front page story in the Sunday, May 22 edition of The Dallas Morning News. As reported […]
Chad Baruch, a well-known Dallas appellate lawyer, is the 2016 recipient of the legal excellence award from the Texas Bar Foundation for his extraordinary commitment to the legal profession.