A Special Holiday Greeting

Check out a special holiday greeting from your LCDLA officers on the Member’s Only section. You will not want to miss this! http://lcdla.org/members/viewtopic.php?p=51

Victory: Kerry Piper

Congratulations on a big win for Kerry Piper this week. He got a 36-minute not guilty from a jury in the 242nd District Court of Hale County (Judge Self). It was an Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon (knife). The complainant had horrible black eye and cut nose from a bite, but her credibility was…

Larry Elms

Longtime LCDLA member Larry Elms died yesterday following a courageous battle with cancer. Larry will be remembered as a fine lawyer, with expertise in many fields of law. He was a devoted family man and father. Every time I was greeted by Larry, I appreciated his friendly smile and positive attitude, despite the challenges he…

Victory: Trey Poage

Congratulations to Trey Poage. He got a not guilty on a two-day DWI B trial in Garza County last week. Ryan Hammit second chaired. The jury was out an hour. Client had turned down time served on a PI, so it was a “must win.” Good job, gladiators!

“How to Beat a DWI” by Mimi Coffey

Criminal Trial Lawyers Association, Women’s Caucus, Hispanic Law Students Association, Tech Law Military Association, and Tech Law Democrats present “How to Beat a DWI” by Mimi Coffey Friday, October 26, at noon in the forum Mimi Coffey is a Tech Law alum and is one of the leading DWI defense attorneys in the state. She…

Victory: Susan Rowley

Congrats to Susan Rowley on her hung jury/mistrial in the 137th District Court. Susan’s client was charged with three counts of injury to a child. The issue was whether the corporal punishment meted out by the Citizen Accused was reasonable (from what I could tell). Jury was out for about 8 hours. Great job, Susan!

Mark Cannon Scholarship Fund

Click here: Navy Corpsman Mark Cannon Memorial Scholarship I set up this web site to help raise money for a scholarship in Mark’s name. Mark’s mom, Becky, was my good friend and first boss/mentor. She died a year ago last February; I’d known Mark since he was 7. His father has no other children, but…

Victories & Announcements

Congratulations to David Crook. He won an acquittal in a two-day jury trial this week on a possession of marijuana case in CCAL#1. Congratulations to Danny Hurley. His client walked with a grand jury no-bill Tuesday on a murder accusation. Danny used Amarillo polygrapher Jimmy Stevens with great success in the case. Finally, congratulations to…

Making Petition to Permit E-Filing in Death Penalty Cases

Chuck Herring, an expert in legal malpractice and lawyer discipline, is working with several other lawyers to circulate a petition to file with the Court of Criminal Appeals to request a very modest rule change—to permit e-filing, which would have saved Mr. Richard’s life on September 25. As you may know, Judge Sharon Keller denied…

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