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MH Secures Unanimous Arbitration Win for Client

McDowell Hetherington recently obtained total victory for its client, a leading life-insurance company, in a unanimous arbitration award. An insurance broker sued the life insurer alleging that the insurer conveyed to him inaccurate tax advice about a customer’s annuity, which he then relayed to his client. Claimant also asserted that the life insurer improperly disclosed […]

MH Wins Jury Trial in Houston

Last month, MH secured a complete defense verdict for an energy company and one of its former employees after a seven-day jury trial. The former employee was accused of assaulting a contractor during a termination and then destroying various personal items allegedly stolen from the contractor, including a book manuscript. The case, which was first […]

MH Lawyers Named 2019 Rising Stars

McDowell Hetherington LLP is proud to announce that four of its lawyers – Kate Easterling, Micah Grodin, Avi Moshenberg, and Will Thomas — have been named to the 2019 Texas Rising Stars list. The annual list of Texas’ top up-and-coming lawyers is based on a statewide poll of attorneys that measures peer recognition and professional […]

Second Circuit Affirms Summary Judgment in Energy Class Action

The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued an opinion affirming the summary judgment dismissal of a class action alleging that MH’s client, Direct Energy, overcharged variable-rate electricity customers in Connecticut and Massachusetts. Though this lawsuit is one of many similar cases filed against retail energy suppliers in recent years, this decision […]

Matthews Named Texas Super Lawyer

MH partner Matt Matthews has been recognized by Texas Monthly magazine as a Texas Super Lawyer in the category of business litigation. This is the second consecutive year he has received this honor. Matt has experience prosecuting and defending cases involving energy, commercial contracts, construction, manufacturing, financial services, property rights, international trade, personal injury, products […]

McDowell Hetherington LLP Achieves HITRUST CSF® Certification to Further Mitigate Risk in Third Party Privacy, Security and, Compliance

National trial law firm McDowell Hetherington LLP today announced their Worldox application & servers, Equitrac print tracking system, Juris SQL servers and their supporting infrastructure have earned Certified status for information security by HITRUST. HITRUST CSF Certified status demonstrates that the above-referenced servers, and systems have met key regulations and industry-defined requirements and are appropriately […]

McDowell Hetherington LLP Announces Name Change

McDowell Hetherington LLP congratulates founding partner Andrew M. Edison on his appointment as a magistrate judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas. The appointment, which is effective immediately, recognizes Andrew’s twenty-four years as a smart, tough, and fair advocate for his clients. He will bring that same energy, intelligence, […]

MH Lawyer Named Texas Super Lawyer

MH partner Matt Matthews has been recognized by Texas Monthly magazine as a Texas Super Lawyer in the category of business litigation. Texas Monthly recognizes outstanding attorneys in more than 70 areas of practice using a rigorous, multiphase selection process that includes peer nominations, evaluation of attorneys based on 12 separate indicators of professional achievement […]

Chambers USA Recognizes MH Partner Jodi Swick

MH is pleased to announce that firm partner Jodi Swick has been recognized by Chambers USA as a leaders in specific practice areas. Ms. Swick is a Recognised Practitioner in the category of California, Insurance, Insurer. Chambers USA ranks the leading firms and lawyers in an extensive range of practice areas throughout America. The rankings […]

MH Wins Software Arbitration

MH has successfully represented a major international software provider in an arbitration proceeding questioning the feasibility of the company’s health care computer software. MH’s client received an arbitration demand late last year from a disgruntled customer, who alleged that MH’s client failed to provide contractually-mandated services/software and fraudulently induced the customer to enter into a […]