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Law Notes: New name for law firm

Parker Straus takes new name

Parker Straus LLP has unveiled a new logo and name. Founded in 2001, the firm now known as Parker LLP Attorneys at Law is primarily an insurance defense and SIU firm, representing the nation’s leading insurance carriers, individuals and businesses. The attorneys of Parker LLP have provided legal representation in insurance fraud, civil litigation and complex coverage matters to clients throughout the United States with offices in Fort Worth, San Diego, Los Angeles, Houston, Oklahoma City and Orlando.

“With an added focus on client and industry needs, we are expanding our practice areas through primarily organic growth,” said Michael Parker, managing partner. “With our history serving clients in multiple states over the past 17 years, I am excited about the prospects of our future as an even greater national presence.”

FOCUS ON MEDIATION

Decker Jones PC shareholder Randy Hall has chosen to focus on mediation in his legal practice. He will use his insight and litigation experience to guide individuals and businesses through the mediation process.

Hall is the chairman of the Decker Jones litigation section. He has tried over 200 cases to a verdict during 40-plus years of experience.

“In civil litigation, mediation often serves the best interest of all parties involved,” said Hall. “These approaches can produce a conclusion not only consistent with the needs of the involved parties but also mindful of the parties’ financial resources.”

Hall has represented professionals such as physicians, lawyers, architects and engineers and is on the approved list of counsel for many major liability insurance carriers in the United States.

NEW SHAREHOLDERS

Jay B. Newton has been promoted from an associate attorney to shareholder at the law firm of Bourland, Wall & Wenzel PC. Newton graduated magna cum laude from Texas Tech University School of Law. He has a bachelor’s degree in business finance and master’s degree in business from Texas Tech. His practice focuses primarily on litigation, including business, real estate, fiduciary and probate matters. Graig Fancher has been promoted from senior litigation attorney to shareholder at the firm as well. Fancher is a graduate of Texas Tech University School of Law and has a bachelor’s degree in speech communication from West Texas A&M University. His practice primarily focuses on business and civil litigation but also encompasses employment law and general counsel services for businesses.

NEW WINSTEAD ATTORNEY

Jamie Lacy Shchiglik has joined Winstead PC’s Commercial Litigation Practice Group as an associate in the Fort Worth office. Her commercial litigation practice focuses on securities litigation and enforcement, white collar defense, and governmental and internal investigations. She also represents commercial sureties in bond and construction disputes, contractors and sureties in matters involving construction defects, breach of contract, tortious interference, employment disputes, breach of fiduciary duties, misappropriation of trade secrets, and bad faith insurance disputes.

Shchiglik received her law degree cum laude from the University of Southern California, Gould School of Law in 2015 and an MBA from the University of California, Riverside in 2011. She most recently practiced with Strasburger & Price LLP.

She also served as an extern for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.

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