P.O. Box 200842
Austin, Texas 78720
(512) 619-8639
Fax (512) 372-1645

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Practice Areas

Our office enjoys handling a wide variety of legal matters including:

  • Commercial / Business litigation (including breach of contract).
  • Mediation services.
  • Complex multi-party litigation.
  • Business and Real Estate Disputes.
  • Construction litigation.
  • Landlord / Tenant disputes.
  • Business torts including fraud and misrepresentation.
  • Personal Injury Litigation.
  • Appellate brief writing and appellate argument.
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution.
  • Medical Malpractice (prosecution and defense).
  • Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act claims.
  • Negligence.
  • Breach of fiduciary duty.
  • Administrative Law (including representing health care professionals before boards and the State Office of Administrative Hearings “SOAH”).
  • Criminal law defense (federal court).
  • Ad valorem (property) tax disputes.
  • Insurance / Disability disputes and litigation.
  • Real estate title examination and related issues.
  • Real estate contracts and leases.
  • Foreclosures.
  • Will preparation.
  • Creditor's rights.

Former state judge awaiting sentence.

According to a May 3, 2010 article in the El Paso Times, federal prosecutors charged that Manuel Barraza, while a sitting state judge, accepted about $5,000 in cash from a woman trying to get judicial favors for her sister, who was a defendant in a cocaine case.   FBI agents had videotaped the money exchange between the woman and Barraza.  In February of 2010 Barraza was convicted by a jury of three corruption charges.   While he faces a maximum sentence of 43 years (including 3 years for lying to a federal agent) it is expected that upon sentencing later this week, Barraza will receive somewhere between 3 to 5 years.

Background image courtesy of Akumar