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Brendan Murray

Brendan Murray, age 22, son of long time LCDLA member Brian Murray and his wife, Lynne, passed away last night at 2:00 a.m., at University Medical Center in Lubbock. Brendan was a graduate of Lubbock High School, The University of Texas and a second year student at Texas Tech University School of Law. Services will…

Victory: Mike Brown

Congratulations to Mike Brown! Mike’s client was acquitted in 137th District Court in 20 minutes. The charge was aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, to wit a tire-iron. Mike got a self-defense and defense of a third person charge. Complainant claimed defendant caused a two-inch gash that required 9 stitches, but there was no blood…

Victory: Bill Wischkaemper

Congratulations to Bill Wischkaemper! He won an acquittal for his client in Garza County Court on an assault case. Bill described the case as “a cat-fight at the rodeo.” The complainant suffered $20,000 worth of medical expenses at the hands (and feet) of Bill’s lady, but the jury nullified her guilt, per Bill. It was…

Victory: David Guinn

David Guinn secured a Not Guilty verdict in CCL#2 in a DWI 1st trial. ADA Barron Slack did an outstanding job and is serious force to be reckoned with. Guinn’s client had good balance for a short, heavy guy who refused a breath test but did request a blood test. LPD declined, of course.

Victory: David Crook

David Crook won a big victory in a domestic assault case in CCL#2, despite the fact the complainant did not recant at trial, and EMS records revealed objective injury. David credits the win to several factors, including a jury that understood the concept of proof beyond a reasonable doubt. Good job, David!

Client PNC Attendance

I met with the Lubbock County Board of Judges today about the policy regarding client attendance at PNC’s. As most of you are aware, Judge Ladd recently posted a memo outside his court requiring all clients to personally appear at all PNC’s. Also, all written PNC notifications from the District and CCAL court coordinators require…

Victory: Dennis Reeves

Dennis Reeves‘ client received a not guilty verdict in the 137th District Court today. Nicole Burkhart sat second and did a great job. Dennis’ client was indicted for Agg. Assault on a Public Servant, enhanced to a first degree. The State alleged Dennis’ client tried to run the DPS Trooper over with a vehicle but…

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