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Partner Adam Dinnell Honored by Benchmark Litigation

Schiffer Hicks Johnson is proud to announce that partner Adam Dinnell was named to Benchmark Litigation’s 2021 40 & Under Hot List, which recognizes the best and brightest law firm partners under 40 in the United States and Canada. According to Benchmark, the lawyers named to this annual list are “ambitious and accomplished … able to adapt to rapidly changing times … [and] ready to take the reins from previous generations.”

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Meet Adam Greiner

SHJ is proud to welcome our largest-ever class of summer associates to the firm. Adam Greiner is a 2L at The University of Texas School of Law, where he volunteers with the Expunction Project as part of the school’s Mithoff Pro Bono Program. He earned a B.A. in History from the College of William & Mary.

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SHJ Launches New Summer Law Intern Program

We are pleased to welcome our inaugural class of summer law interns, Katherine Dyer and Ben Blefeld, to the firm. Katherine and Ben are both 1Ls at the University of Houston Law Center (UHLC). SHJ established the Summer Law Intern Program as part of our ongoing commitment to cultivating lawyers from the local community. The program, which recruits exclusively from Houston-area law schools, gives 1L students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience at a successful trial firm and position themselves as outstanding candidates for top summer associate programs the following year.

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Houston Appellate Court Slashes Verdict Against Apache in Oil and Gas Construction Dispute

Houston Appellate Court Slashes Verdict Against Apache in Oil and Gas Construction Dispute

On May 11, 2021, our client, Apache Corp., obtained an 83 percent reduction in damages it had been ordered to pay by a district court jury two years earlier. The Fourteenth Court of Appeals in Houston knocked down the initial $80.4 million figure—which had been awarded to Castex Energy Partners in a dispute over the construction of a large-scale oil and gas construction project in Louisiana—to about $13.5 million.

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SHJ Successfully Secures Minnesota Supreme Court Dismissal in Ongoing Mining Case

SHJ Successfully Secures Minnesota Supreme Court Dismissal in Ongoing Mining Case

SHJ is representing Glacier Park Iron Ore Properties LLC, a large mineral owner, in a lawsuit (and resulting appeal) against United States Steel Corporation, a mining company, involving U.S. Steel’s burying of millions of tons of iron resource under stockpiled mining waste in Minnesota. This area of northern Minnesota, known as the Iron Range, is home to the largest iron mines in the country.

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Meet Bryan Zubay

SHJ is pleased to welcome associate Bryan Zubay to our team. We’ve asked Bryan to discuss his prior work experience, first impressions of SHJ, and commitment to LGBTQ pro bono work.

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Dan Hinde Elected to American Law Institute

SHJ partner Dan Hinde has been elected to membership in the American Law Institute (ALI), the leading independent organization in the United States producing scholarly work to clarify, modernize, and otherwise improve the law.

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SHJ Represents Trustee in Auto Industry’s Largest-Ever Floor Plan Financing Fraud

SHJ is representing the litigation trustee in the sprawling, two-year bankruptcy case against Lubbock, Texas-based Reagor Dykes Auto Group. As special litigation counsel to the debtors, and now as counsel to the litigation trustee, SHJ partners Marc Tabolsky and Andy Hicks have filed multiple claims seeking more than $60 million on behalf of the Reagor Dykes bankruptcy estate and creditors’ trust.

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New York Times and Chicago Tribune Profile SHJ Client

In 2018, Bernice Heiderman, a 24-year-old Peace Corps volunteer serving in Comoros, an island off the east coast of Africa, died of undiagnosed malaria, raising serious concerns about the quality of the Peace Corps’ medical care. Now, SHJ partner Adam Dinnell is helping Bernice’s parents file a lawsuit against the agency.

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Meet Dave Finkel

SHJ is pleased to welcome summer associate Dave Finkel to our team. Dave is a rising 3L at the University of Chicago Law…

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Meet Fatima Aslam 

SHJ is pleased to welcome summer associate Fatima Aslam to our team. Fatima recently graduated from the Georgetown University Law Center with an LL.M. in International Business and Economic Law and a Certificate in International Arbitration.

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Dan Hinde Appointed Chair of Texas Bar Oversight Committee

SHJ partner Dan Hinde has been named Chair of the State Bar of Texas Pattern Jury Charge Oversight Committee for 2020-21. The committee is responsible for vetting and approving all proposed changes and updates to the nine-volume Texas Pattern Jury Charges (PJCs) published by the State Bar.

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