Firm Highlights

The Texas Top 100 by Texas Lawyer:

  • Germer PLLC is proud to be ranked the 40th largest law firm in Texas for 2017

2018 Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars:

  • Germer, PLLC congratulates the following attorneys for being named Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars for 2018:
    • Ryan Bueche – Austin
    • Franklin Hopkins – Austin
    • Christopher Leavins – Beaumont
    • John Patout, Jr. – Houston
    • Collin Shellenberger – Beaumont

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Recent Additions to the firm:

  • Greg Cox – Austin
  • Jeri Wechsler – Austin
  • Valerie Lewis – Beaumont

Christy Amuny’s Recent Presentations:

  • “Experts in the Car Wreck Case – Do You Really Need Them?” to the Jefferson County Bar Association Car Wreck CLE
  • “Personal Injury Cases – What Your Attorney Needs from You” to the Southeast Texas Association of Paralegals Seminar
  • “Hot Topics in Litigation” to the Texas Association of Defense Counsel’s Annual Meeting in September

Chris Leavins’ Recent Appointment:

  • Chris Leavins was recently appointed to the Board of Directors of the Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas

Mitch Smith’s Recent Recognition:

  • Mitch Smith was recently recognized for his service as Editor of the Jefferson County Bar Journal for the past decade.  The article is available in Vol. 13, Issue 3 of the Jefferson County Bar Journal

Ryan Bueche and James Hicks’ Recent Trials:

  • Ryan and James recently obtained a favorable verdict in Cause No. D-1-GN-15-001845; Jacob South and Rachel Andrews v. Roger Dale Pierce and Gulfside Supply, Inc. in the 345th Judicial District Court of Travis County, Texas

Collin Shellenberger and Hunter Davidson’s Recent Insurance Coverage Dispute Victory:

  • Collin and Hunter recently obtained a judgment in favor of one of their insurance company clients in a coverage dispute case styled Dana Dorman v. Christina Martin and Meghann Muldoon, et al; Cause No. 2016-69194; In the 270th Judicial District Court of Harris County, Texas

Tom Bullion and Chris Blackerby’s Recent Trials:

  • Tom and Chris recently obtained a defense verdict in a suit alleging manufacturing and design defects of a tire caused a double fatality in Cause No. CV14-1833; Kimberly Witt, Deceased, et al v. Michelin North America, Inc., et al in the 43rd Judicial District Court of Parker County, Texas

Gregg Brown’s recent trials:

  • Gregg recently obtained a defense verdict in a major construction accident case in Cause No. DC-15-05396; Maria Meira, et al. v. J.H. Strain & Sons, Inc., et al.; In the 95th Judicial District Court of Dallas County, Texas

Franklin Hopkins & Maria Hexel’s recent events:

  • An appeal to the Texas Department of State Health Services resulted in the insurance company withdrawing their recoupment request from the provider/client

Recent Presentations by Missy Atwood:

  • Missy Atwood has given the following Continuing Legal Education (CLE)/Continuing Medical Education (CME) presentations recently:
    • Legal Issues for Attending Physician Providing End of Life Care:  Update on Advance Directives and the Impact of SB11 Presented to St. David’s Medical Center in December 2017 and North Austin Medical Center in March 2018
    • HIPAA and State Privacy Law Compliance for Law Firms


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