The Dallas trial law firm Deans & Lyons is pleased to announce that Hamilton Lindley has earned a spot on D Magazine’s listing of “The Best Lawyers in Dallas.” Mr. Lindley was recognized among Dallas’ top lawyers for his work in securities litigation and enforcement.
To compile the list of the city’s top attorneys, D Magazine solicited nominations from 9,000 lawyers and judges throughout North Texas. Fellow attorneys vote for nominee’s that demonstrate high standards in terms of quality of work and integrity in the legal profession. The publication’s editors then worked with a blue-ribbon panel of lawyers to finalize the listing, which is featured in the May 2014 edition of D Magazine, and will be available throughout the year at http://www.dmagazine.com/.
Hamilton Lindley is routinely recognized among the top lawyers in Texas. He has been featured in the Texas Super Lawyers listing of the state’s top lawyers since 2010.
“Representing both plaintiffs and defendants in securities litigation helps me provide unique insight to my clients,” Hamilton Lindley said. “I am honored to be selected by my peers for this listing in D Magazine.”
Hamilton Lindley maintains a reputation as a proven trial lawyer in complex business litigation. He has extensive experience in securities litigation, life-altering personal injury cases, product safety claims, real estate litigation and construction litigation.
Deans & Lyons LLP
325 N. Saint Paul Street, Ste. 1500
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 965-8500 Telephone
SOURCE Deans & Lyons LLP
Waco Personal Injury Attorney Hamilton Lindley Receives Top Trial Lawyer Award
Waco personal injury attorney, Hamilton Lindley, has been named one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Texas by The National Trial Lawyers Association. As a first time recipient of the award Mr. Lindley is excited to have been selected for such a high honor.
The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 touts itself as an invitation-only organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from each state in the nation who meet stringent qualifications as civil plaintiff and/or criminal defense trial lawyers. Selection is based on a thorough multi-phase process which includes peer nominations combined with third-party research. Membership is extended solely to the select few of the most qualified attorneys from each state who demonstrate superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence, stature and public profile.
Each of the distinguished Top 100 members possess the knowledge, skill, experience and success held by only the finest and best lawyers in America. By combining resources, power and influence, The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 is devoted to preserving and protecting justice for all.
Personal injury lawyer Hamilton Lindley represents victims of accidents involving serious injuries such as brain injuries and spinal cord injuries. Dunnam & Dunnam is a full service firm that includes child custody, divorce, civil litigation, criminal defense and other legal matters.
Twin Peaks seeks venue change for lawsuit
Extensive media coverage about the May 17 Twin Peaks shootout has “damaged the Twin Peaks name in general” and has made it impossible to pick an impartial jury in McLennan County, a Twin Peaks motion to move a civil trial claims.
In response to a lawsuit filed in August by an unnamed Texas couple who were eating lunch at Twin Peaks when the violence erupted between rival biker groups, Twin Peaks asks 74th State Judge Gary Coley Jr. to move the lawsuit from McLennan County to Dallas County.
The lawsuit plaintiffs are identified only as M.K.H. and C.R.H. Their lawsuit names as defendants Peaktastic Beverage, Front Burner Restaurants, Twin Restaurant Investment Co. and Chalik Mitra Group.
The motion to change venue was filed by Twin Peaks’ parent corporation and does not appear to be on behalf of Chalik Mitra Group, the former Twin Peaks franchise holders in Waco and Harker Heights.
Both of those restaurants have been closed since the Waco incident and the franchisees have been stripped of their association with Twin Peaks.
No hearing date for the motion has been set. A tentative trial date has been set for April 4, 2016.
The motion says that while there is a “large distinction” between the entities associated with the Twin Peaks franchisor and the franchisee that owned and operated the Waco restaurant, “all of the negative publicity has damaged the Twin Peaks name in general,” the motion states.
“Since the incident, thousands of articles have been written about the ‘Twin Peaks shootings,’ almost all of which are negative, or highly prejudicial,” the motion states. “The Waco Tribune alone has written approximately 221 articles related to the shooting since the incident occurred. Almost every headline includes the Twin Peaks name or refers to the incident as the ‘May 17 Twin Peaks shootout.’
“The residents of McLennan County are bombarded with a barrage of negative information regarding ‘Twin Peaks’ on a daily basis. In addition, the incident has put Waco at the center of an international spotlight that its residents find unflattering,” the motion states.
While Mark Goodman, a Dallas attorney who represents Twin Peaks, did not return phone messages Monday, the Twin Peaks corporate office in Addison issued a statement about the change of venue motion.
“Given the extensive, ongoing media coverage in Waco about this tragedy, we believe it would be easier to find impartial jurors outside the local area,” the statement said.
The suit, filed on the plaintiffs’ behalf by Waco attorney Hamilton Lindley, seeks unspecified damages for medical care for injuries suffered during the incident, physical pain and suffering, loss of earnings and mental anguish.
<img src="https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/theselc/pages/28/attachments/original/1399402781/Legal_profession_in_year_2024.jpg?1399402781″ style=”max-width:440px;float:left;padding:10px 10px 10px 0px;border:0px;”>Lindley declined comment on the change of venue motion.
“In defiance of repeated law enforcement warnings, Twin Peaks invited rival biker gangs to its Waco restaurant on May 17, 2015,” the lawsuit says. “Predictably, these rival gangs — fueled by Twin Peaks alcohol — began fighting.”
The plaintiffs, who are not affiliated with a biker group, according to the lawsuit, were having lunch there when the shooting started.
“When the bullets began flying, plaintiffs were trapped inside defendants’ property and forced to find cover to avoid being shot,” the suit alleges. “Plaintiffs suffered personal injuries, including cuts, bruises and abrasions. Plaintiffs also suffered damage to their personal property and significant emotional trauma.”