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Brett Kutnick Presents Article at Advanced Civil Trial Course on Fiduciary Duties.

Brett Kutnick’s article examined the formal and informal relationships that typically give rise to fiduciary duties, the consequences that flow from the existence of a fiduciary duty, and the remedies that are generally available in fiduciary duty cases.  Because “fiduciary” concepts remain amorphous under the… + read more

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Brett Kutnick’s article examined the formal and informal relationships that typically give rise to fiduciary duties, the consequences that flow from the existence of a fiduciary duty, and the remedies that are generally available in fiduciary duty cases.  Because “fiduciary” concepts remain amorphous under the law, his presentation in Dallas and Houston focused on the traps for both plaintiffs and defendants in fiduciary duty actions. View the pdf here.

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Our New Website

Our new firm website is officially up and running! Besides its entirely new design and layout, our new website also provides updated insight into our dynamic appellate practice and growing expertise in alternative dispute resolution, as well as an enhanced look at each of our experienced… + read more

Our new firm website is officially up and running! Besides its entirely new design and layout, our new website also provides updated insight into our dynamic appellate practice and growing expertise in alternative dispute resolution, as well as an enhanced look at each of our experienced appellate practitioners. Visitors to the site also can easily search our “News & Information” page, which includes a case-summary database that provides a real sense for the depth and range of our experience in state and federal appellate courts. We hope you’ll find a minute to take a peek and find out more.  And please drop us a note to let us know what you think.

 

 

Dallas’ Hankinson, Levinger Named Among State’s Top Appellate Attorneys by Chambers USA

DALLAS – Deborah Hankinson and Jeffrey Levinger, founding partners in the Dallas-based civil appellate firm of Hankinson Levinger LLP, are recognized as two of the state’s top appellate lawyers in the prestigious Chambers USA 2010 legal directory. The U.K.-based publication exclusively lists law firms and… + read more

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DALLAS – Deborah Hankinson and Jeffrey Levinger, founding partners in the Dallas-based civil appellate firm of Hankinson Levinger LLP, are recognized as two of the state’s top appellate lawyers in the prestigious Chambers USA 2010 legal directory. The U.K.-based publication exclusively lists law firms and attorneys who are strongly recommended based on in-depth interviews with peers and clients.

Ms. Hankinson, a former Texas Supreme Court Justice, practices appellate law and serves as a mediator and arbitrator in cases involving a variety of complex legal issues. In addition to her work at Texas’ highest civil appellate court, Ms. Hankinson previously served as a Justice on the Fifth District Court of Appeals in Dallas.

The publication notes that the “incredibly talented” Ms. Hankinson “is recommended for her intimate knowledge of judiciary procedures and her seasoned approach.” She was recognized earlier this year as one of the 500 Leading Lawyers in America by Lawdragon; one of D Magazine’s Best Women Lawyers in Dallas; and as one of the country’s top appellate attorneys in The Best Lawyers in America. She has been recognized among Texas’ top lawyers each year since the Texas Super Lawyers list first was published in 2003, and is ranked by Texas Lawyer newspaper as one of the state’s “Go-To” appellate attorneys, 2007.

Mr. Levinger, who has practiced appellate law for more than 25 years, is cited by Chambers as a “highly experienced, talented and knowledgeable appellate specialist”. Earlier this year, Mr. Levinger was named to “The Defenders,” an elite list of North Texas’ top business defense attorneys published by the Dallas Business Journal. He currently serves as Chairman of the State Bar of Texas Committee on Pattern Jury Charges (Malpractice, Premises, and Products) and is an officer of the State Bar of Texas Appellate Section. He has been recognized among Texas’ top lawyers each year since the Texas Super Lawyers list first was published in 2003, and also was honored earlier this year in D Magazine’s Best Lawyers in Dallas listing. Mr. Levinger also is listed in The Best Lawyers in America as one of the nation’s top lawyers in both appeals and commercial litigation, since 2008.

Hankinson Levinger, the preeminent civil appellate firm in the Southwest, provides clients with innovative legal insights and judicial perspective in all phases of litigation. The firm’s attorneys work with trial teams to develop strategies designed to put a case in the best position before, during, and after trial. Hankinson Levinger represents national clients, regional companies, governmental bodies, and individuals with trial and appellate matters, and offers mediation and arbitration services as well.

Learn more about the firm at http://www.hankinsonlaw.com.

For more information on Hankinson Levinger and the Chambers honor, please contact Mark Annick at 800-559-4534 or mark@androvett.com.

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Lawdragon 500 Names Deborah Hankinson ‘Leading Lawyer’

DALLAS – Noted Dallas appellate lawyer and former Texas Supreme Court Justice Deborah Hankinson has been named one of the Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America. Ms. Hankinson, a name partner in Dallas’ Hankinson Levinger, practices appellate law and serves as a mediator and arbitrator… + read more

DALLAS – Noted Dallas appellate lawyer and former Texas Supreme Court Justice Deborah Hankinson has been named one of the Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America.

Ms. Hankinson, a name partner in Dallas’ Hankinson Levinger, practices appellate law and serves as a mediator and arbitrator in cases involving a variety of complex legal issues. Ms. Hankinson served as a Justice both on the Fifth District Court of Appeals in Dallas and the Supreme Court of Texas, she is a member of the American Law Institute, and is Board Certified in Civil Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

The Lawdragon 500 is compiled based on a combination of written submissions, nominations and comments received through an online ballot, in addition to editorial research by Lawdragon staff. The list represents 0.04 percent of all lawyers in the U.S.

“I’m honored to be named one of the 500 Leading Lawyers in America,” says Ms. Hankinson. “We work hard to give our clients top-quality legal services, both at the trial and appellate levels. To have that work acknowledged by our peers is gratifying.”

Being named to the Lawdragon 500 is just the latest honor for Ms. Hankinson. She has repeatedly earned selection as:

  • One of D Magazine’s Best Lawyers in Dallas, and was honored in that magazine’s list of the Best Women Lawyers in Dallas, 2010.
  • One of the Best Lawyers in America in Appellate Law, according to The Best Lawyers in America, 2008-2011.
  • One of the Top 100 Lawyers in Texas and Top 50 Women Lawyers, as published by Texas Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters legal division.
  • A Top Notch Lawyer in Appellate Law in the October 8, 2007 issue of Texas Lawyer’s Go-To Guide.
  • One of the best business defense lawyers in Dallas by the Dallas Business Journal in 2009.

Hankinson Levinger, the preeminent civil appellate firm in the Southwest, provides clients with innovative legal insights and judicial perspective in all phases of litigation. The firm’s attorneys work with trial teams to develop strategies designed to put a case in the best position before, during, and after trial. Hankinson Levinger represents national clients, regional companies, governmental bodies, and individuals with trial and appellate matters, and offers mediation and arbitration services as well.

Learn more about the firm at http://www.hankinsonlaw.com.

For more information on Ms. Hankinson and Hankinson Levinger, please contact Mark Annick at 800-559-4534 or mark@androvett.com.

 

 

 

Appellate Attorney from Dallas’ Hankinson LLP Honored in Texas Rising Stars List

DALLAS – The Dallas-based appellate law boutique Hankinson LLP is pleased to announce that firm attorney Brett Kutnick again has earned a place on the list of Texas Rising Stars, which honors the state’s top young lawyers. The 2010 Texas Rising Stars selections are based… + read more

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DALLAS – The Dallas-based appellate law boutique Hankinson LLP is pleased to announce that firm attorney Brett Kutnick again has earned a place on the list of Texas Rising Stars, which honors the state’s top young lawyers.

The 2010 Texas Rising Stars selections are based on nominations from fellow attorneys who previously were honored on the prestigious Texas Super Lawyers list. Selection is limited attorneys age 40 and under and those who have been practicing law a decade or less. Overall, only 2.5 percent of eligible Texas attorneys earn the Rising Stars honor each year.

Mr. Kutnick has earned a spot on the prestigious list six times in his legal career. The 2010 Texas Rising Stars list will be published in the May edition of Texas Monthly magazine.

Mr. Kutnick has a strong business background and business litigation experience. He has successfully handled complex business litigation at the trial-court and appellate levels, including contract disputes, business torts, legal malpractice, and breach of fiduciary duty claims. He is a graduate of The University of Texas School of Law, where he was a member of the Texas Law Review, Chancellors, Order of the Coif, and the Legal Research Board. Mr. Kutnick earned his B.B.A. degree in honors business and finance from The University of Texas.

Hankinson LLP, the preeminent civil appellate firm in the Southwest, provides clients with innovative legal insights and judicial perspective in all phases of litigation. The firm’s attorneys work with trial teams to develop strategies designed to put a case in the best position before, during and after trial.  Hankinson LLP represents national clients, regional companies, governmental bodies and individuals with trial and appellate matters, and offers mediation and arbitration services as well.

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Brett Kutnick Co-Authors a Paper on Punitive Damages that is Presented at the 18th Annual Advanced Civil Appellate Practice Course

In a comprehensive article entitled “Pondering Punitives:  Issues Arising at Trial and on Appeal,” co-author Brett Kutnick examines the variety of statutory, common law, and constitutional issues that arise in obtaining or defeating, upholding or overturning punitive damage awards in Texas. Attorney: Brett Kutnick Subject… + read more

In a comprehensive article entitled “Pondering Punitives:  Issues Arising at Trial and on Appeal,” co-author Brett Kutnick examines the variety of statutory, common law, and constitutional issues that arise in obtaining or defeating, upholding or overturning punitive damage awards in Texas.

 

Brett Kutnick Co-Publishes a Paper on Texas Contort Law that is Presented at the Dallas Bar Association Business Section Meeting

This article analyzes the struggle faced by courts and commentators to clarify the boundary between contract claims and tort claims.  Although the line between a cause of action for contract and one sounding in tort is often blurred, an examination of Texas case law reveals… + read more

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This article analyzes the struggle faced by courts and commentators to clarify the boundary between contract claims and tort claims.  Although the line between a cause of action for contract and one sounding in tort is often blurred, an examination of Texas case law reveals some guiding principles when making the determination of whether a cause of action that includes breach of contract will also support tort and punitive damages.

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