2 When you hire a law firm, you have a choice.
3 When you hire a law firm, you have a choice. You can go with a big firm and get the security of an established, well-known name. You ll also get plenty of billable hours, associates in training and, if you re lucky, someone who can find the courthouse. Or you can hire real trial lawyers even if you hope to avoid a trial. Those are the people and companies that hire us. At Rose Walker, we begin trying your case the day we start working on it. We know most cases never make it to court, and perhaps yours won t. But we also believe that a willingness to go to court and a record of accomplishment there we have both can have an effect on settlement discussions. And because we re not a big firm, we can talk to you about billing arrangements that work best for all of us.
4 MAIN AREAS OF PRACTICE Complex Commercial Litigation Businesses don t always work and play well with others. Rose Walker handles complex business litigation, representing corporations and individuals, plaintiffs and defendants, in all manner of business disputes. >> Raytheon E-Systems Inc. v. Learjet Inc. When Raytheon won a government contract to supply high technology planes to the FAA, the company turned to Learjet for part of the fleet. A key requirement was temperature: the delicate FAA equipment had to be maintained at all times in a narrow band of temperatures. Learjet said it could deliver, when it knew that wasn t true. When Raytheon discovered the planes were non-compliant, it spent millions fixing them and sent Learjet the bill, which it refused to pay. In court, Rose Walker secured a verdict that made Raytheon whole and included significant punitive damages against Learjet for lying about the plane s ability to cool the equipment.
5 Intellectual Property Companies with IP issues need two things from their legal team: a patent attorney who understands the technology and a trial lawyer who can explain it all to a jury. Rose Walker has both. >> Deep Nines Inc. v. McAfee Inc. Defense of McAfee in a patent-infringement and false-marking lawsuit brought by Deep Nines. Rose Walker won summary judgment on the issue of non-infringement on all but one of McAfee's products and was able to negotiate a reasonable licensing fee with Deep Nines for the use of its patent without buckling to a nine-figure settlement demand. Labor & Employment Rose Walker represents both corporations and individuals. >> Neal Fisher v. Pinnacle Anesthesia Consultants, LLP When Dr. Neal Fisher raised questions about the business practices of the company that owns his medical group Pinnacle the company began spreading false stories about his competence and fired him. In court, Rose Walker proved those stories were lies and won a significant judgment on the doctor s behalf for defamation and breach of contract. The verdict and judgment were later upheld on appeal.
6 Products Liability Commitment: It means buying enough airplane engines to prove your client a steel-forging company was right and the other guys were wrong. >> Interstate Southwest LTD v. Avco Corporation, et al. When a number of small airplanes experienced engine failure and crashed, engine-maker Lycoming blamed a small Texas company that made the crankshaft forgings, and the FAA agreed. We got involved and started buying and testing Lycoming engines and became the second largest owner of Lycoming engines in the world. In the midst of a worldwide recall of Lycoming engines, we proved the fault was in Lycoming s original design, not our client s work. Significant jury finding, subsequently upheld by the Supreme Court of Texas; the verdict nullified Lycoming s $186 million counterclaim.
7 We re not afraid of the courthouse and you shouldn t be either.
8 Personal Injury Rose Walker represents both plaintiffs and defendants in personal injury matters, including many that involve the trucking industry. >> Vicky Dunn v. USF Bestway Inc. Vicky Dunn was the wife of a local county judge who sued USF Bestway following an accident with one of its trucks. We tried the case in the plaintiff s backyard and won a defense verdict, even though Ms. Dunn had the right of way. >> Diane Coggins et al v. KLLM Inc., et al. Seventeen-year-old Lindsey Garretson was on her way to see a relative when debris in the road caused traffic to stop. But the tractor-trailer behind her didn t; instead, it plowed into her car and pushed it 450 feet. She died in the post-crash fire. Verdict for the Garretson family, upheld on appeal.
9 Representative Clients Allianz AMN Healthcare Services, Inc. Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc. Brinker Cappsco International, Inc. Chartis Insurance Citation Corporation C.V. Starr DuPont L-3 Communications McAfee, Inc. NCI Group, Inc. Petroleum Helicopters Raytheon Tecumseh Products Company Teledyne YRC Worldwide
10 PARTNERS Eleven minutes. That s how long a jury in Mississippi deliberated in one of Marty Rose s cases before coming back with a verdict in favor of a trucking company he was defending in a wrongful death case. In more than 35 years of trying lawsuits, Marty has represented businesses and individuals, plaintiffs and defendants, giant corporations and small startups. Twice, The National Law Journal has included his verdicts in lists of the Top 100 verdicts in the U.S., and he has been named to top lawyer lists by Texas Lawyer, Dallas Business Journal, Texas Super Lawyers and Lawdragon. Chris McDowell represents his clients as plaintiffs and defendants in commercial litigation and business tort cases. Representing large corporations and individuals, his cases have included claims of trade-secret misappropriation; business, partnership and contract disputes; products liability; and personal injury.
11 If it flies, Don Swaim has probably been involved in a case where it didn t fly quite right. Time and again, he has represented aircraft owners, operators and manufacturers in courtrooms around the country. In addition, his practice involves products liability, premises liability and personal injury. Don is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and in Civil Trial Law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He has an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell and has been named to the list of Texas Super Lawyers. If the rest of us know how to spell IP, then John Pinkerton s the guy who actually knows what it means. John s a patent attorney with 30 years of experience in IP cases, with an emphasis on patent infringement. His areas of expertise include patent, trademark and copyright litigation; patent and trademark license agreements; and opinions of counsel on issues of patent infringement, validity and enforceability. Lynda Lee Weaver doesn t just represent clients; she knows them, and their families. And she goes beyond just understanding what s happened. She cares. That kind of empathy, combined with the fact that she s a fixture at the courthouse, makes Lynda Lee an attorney clients trust with their most important legal matters. She has spent more than 20 years as a trial lawyer, representing people and businesses in a variety of cases that include personal injury and commercial claims.
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13 It s just not true. Too many people think that defending a business means you have to be on the defensive. Mike Richardson knows that isn t the case and that smart business people sometimes take on the role of plaintiff rather than wait for the other side to come after them. His clients, both businesses and individuals, appreciate that approach. Mike wins praise from them and from the likes of the Dallas Business Journal, which named him to its list of top defense attorneys, and from Texas Super Lawyers, which has honored him as well. Ross Cunningham will go anywhere to try a case. Even a FEMA trailer. It happened following Hurricane Katrina and didn t break his stride one bit. Ross has handled all sorts of trials for his business clients, including cases that involved aviation, intellectual property, insurance, and labor and employment issues. He even represented a Texas county in a 150-year-old dispute over the proper location of a county line. Ross has been named to the list of Texas Rising Stars four times as one of the top young lawyers in the state. Steve Sanfelippo is a very busy guy. He s responsible for all of Rose Walker s appellate work. In a firm that either tries cases or uses the threat of a trial to move them toward a better settlement, he doesn t get much rest. That s because he understands that good appellate work means being involved in the pretrial and trial stages of a case, not just after the jury comes back. Steve has been named to the list of Texas Rising Stars.
14 WHY THE CARTOONS? Sometimes people wonder why we use cartoons in our ads. It s certainly not the approach you would get with a big, stuffy, walnut-paneled law firm. OK, repeat after me! And that s the point. We re not like those other guys. Oh sure, we ve got plenty of big-firm experience. Litigators learn their craft. Well, I ve never actually taken a case to trial Your Honor. But where others might look at your case and see billable hours, we see a problem we can solve by going to court if necessary, or by using the threat of court action to get a better settlement. Senior Litigator? Guess Again! Yes, I m prepping for that trial right now. We also like having fun and poking fun at our profession every now and then. So have a laugh on us. But remember that we re very serious about your business just like you are. On the case or on the course?
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