Firm Highlights

Guy Goodson and Kate Leverett Recently Served As Bond Counsel for Numerous Governmental Entities in the Southeast Texas Region:

  • Germer, PLLC Principal Guy Goodson and Associate Kate Leverett served as Bond Counsel to the Port of Beaumont Navigation District of Jefferson County, Texas on the sale of $48,655,000 General Obligation Bonds, Series 2018.  Such bonds were voted on favorably by the citizens of the City of Beaumont in the November 2017 election for the of acquiring, purchasing, constructing, improving and developing wharves, docks, warehouses, other storage facilities, terminal facilities, rail facilities and other facilities or aids to navigation consistent with or necessary to the operation or development of ports or waterways within said port.
  • Guy Goodson and Kate Leverett served as Bond Counsel to the City of Orange, Texas on the sale of $7,785,000 of Certificates of Obligation, Series 2019.  Such certificates were issued for the purpose of paying, in whole or in part, contractual obligations to be incurred for design, construction, repair, replacement, improvement or rehabilitation and equipping of public works including (i) streets, roads, sidewalks, alleys, including bridges and intersections, street overlay, landscaping, street scaping, lighting, signalization, traffic safety and operational improvements, culverts and related storm drainage and utility relocation, and the acquisition of land or interest in land as necessary therefore, (ii) acquisition of emergency services and other vehicles and equipment, (iii) park and recreational facility and infrastructure improvements, and (iv) renovations and improvements to the City municipal center building.
  • Guy Goodson and Kate Leverett served as Bond Counsel to Jasper County Water Control and Improvement District No. 1 on the sale of $1,480,000 of Unlimited Tax Bonds, Series 2018 to the Texas Water Development Board.  Such bonds were issued for the purpose of  the design, acquisition, purchase, construction, enlargement, extension, repair, maintenance, operation and development of the District’s wastewater plants, equipment, and related facilities, improvements and all appurtenances thereto.
  • Guy Goodson and Kate Leverett served as Bond Counsel to the City of Kirbyville, Texas on the sale of $1,805,000 of Certificates of Obligation to the Texas Water Development Board.  Such certificates were issued for water system improvements under the Texas Water Development Boards Clean Water State Revolving Fund program. Goodson and Leverett also assisted the City in getting a portion of the amount forgiven by negotiating a Principal Forgiveness Agreement with the Texas Water Development Board.

Mitchell Smith, Jason Hughes and Valerie Lewis Elected to Jefferson County Bar Association Board of Directors:

  • Germer, PLLC is proud to announce J. Mitchell Smith, Jason Hughes and Valerie Lewis were recently elected by the members of the Jefferson County Bar Association to serve on the Board of Directors. J. Mitchell Smith was elected President-Elect and will serve as President starting in May 2020. Jason Hughes was elected a First Term Director. Valerie Lewis was elected Vice-President of the Young Lawyers Association.

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:

2018 Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars:

Larry Germer’s Recent Recognition

  • Larry Germer was recently recognized by The American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) for his 50 years of service and dedication to the legal profession

Recent Additions to the firm:

Charlie Goehringer and Kelli Smith’s Recent Appellate  Victory:

  • The Court of Appeals for the Ninth District of Texas recently affirmed an order dismissing the claims of approximately 100 landowners who sued the Sabine River Authority of Texas for an alleged unconstitutional taking, after their properties flooded in March 2016 as a result of a historic rainfall that led to the opening of nine Toledo Bend Dam spillway gates.  The opinion can be found at Waller v. Sabine River Auth. of Tex., No. 09-18-00040-CV, 2018 WL 6378510 (Tex. App.—Beaumont Dec. 6, 2018).

Collin Shellenberger and Hunter Davidson’s Recent Funeral Home Liability Victory:

  • Collin and Hunter recently obtained a judgment in favor of one of their funeral home clients in a dispute regarding the right to dictate a decedent’s funeral and burial arrangements; case styled Gary Barnhill v. Russell S. Robinson, Jr., Arnulfa Delafuenete Hernandez, d/b/a DNA Mobile Home Movers, and Lumberton Family Funeral Home, LLC; Cause No. 57237; In the 88th Judicial District Court of Hardin County, Texas.

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


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