Father and son reunion: Senior reporter John Council interviews former U.S. District Judge T. John Ward of Marshall (pictured, left) and his lawyer son, Johnny (pictured, right), about practicing law together. BONUS: Each Ward talks on camera with Council.
Fueling a rocket docket: Senior reporter Brenda Sapino Jeffreys explores how TI's discovery transformed the Eastern District.
Guide to the divisions: Insiders offer firsthand knowledge to senior reporter John Council on practicing patent law in the Eastern District's six divisions. BONUS: U.S. District Judge Richard Schell goes on camera with Council to talk about how long it takes for a patent case to go to trial in Plano and what the jury pool is like.
Local counsel: Senior reporter Brenda Sapino Jeffreys hears from those with experience as lead and local counsel.
Seeking $110 million: Two businesses seek big bucks in a negligence and breach of fiduciary duty suit against Russell T. Lloyd and his firm, John M. O’Quinn & Associates of Houston.
Approach the bench: District Judge Steve Ellis herds cattle on his 200-acre ranch and wrangles a mix of filings in his 35th District court. Reporter Angela Morris and senior reporter John Council speak with him about selling heifers and avoiding lawyer mistakes.
Fulbright sued: Senior reporter Brenda Sapino Jeffreys writes that a Houston man has filed a malpractice suit against Houston lawyer Stewart W. Gagnon and his firm, Fulbright & Jaworski.
Patent practice: Should firms take ownership in patents? For Mike McKool (pictured, left), Ryan Hargrave (pictured, right) and their firm, McKool Smith, the answer is . . . .
Specific tips: F. Daniel Knight writes about what to read (aloud) before going to trial and when to pipe down in the courtroom.