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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 […]

MH Secures Pro Bono Victory

After six years of hard work, MH attorney Andrew Kasner, with the assistance of Houston Volunteer Lawyers and Kids in Need of Defense, has successfully adjudicated a pro bono immigration matter in his client’s favor resulting in the client’s receipt of permanent residence status. The client, a minor child, had come to the United States […]

MH 2017 Texas Rising Stars

McDowell Hetherington LLP is proud to announce that three of its lawyers – Kate Easterling, Blaire Bruns Johnson and William Thomas — have been named to the 2017 Texas Rising Stars list. The annual list of Texas’ top up-and-coming lawyers is based on a statewide poll of attorneys. Nominees must be age 40 or younger […]

McDowell Hetherington LLP announces new Florida location

National trial law firm McDowell Hetherington LLP (“MH”) announced the opening of its South Florida office today. MH now has offices from coast to coast—in Texas, California and Florida. Kristina “Tina” B. Pett and Wendy L. Furman, formerly of Pett Furman, PL in Boca Raton, are joining the firm as partners to launch the Florida […]

MH Prevails in Broker/Dealer Case

MH attorneys Jason Richardson and Kate Easterling obtained post-verdict judgment as a matter of law in favor of securities broker/dealer on claims of fraud involving the sale of variable annuities to early retirees. After a week-long jury trial and various post-verdict motions, United States District Court Judge Lee Rosenthal granted the broker/dealer’s motion to set […]

MH Prevails in 49ers Coverage Dispute

MH Partner Jodi Swick prevailed on behalf of First Mercury in obtaining an order that Great Divide is required to share in the defense of the San Francisco 49ers, in a suit by victims of a beating at Levi’s Stadium. Although First Mercury had a “primary and non-contributory” clause in its policy, the court still […]

MH Partner Jodi Swick Again Recognized by the Legal Community

Oakland, CA. (July 16, 2016) – Jodi K. Swick, partner in the California office of McDowell Hetherington, LLP, has once again been recognized by her peers for her professional accomplishments. Jodi has been selected for inclusion in the 2016 list of Northern California Rising Stars by Super Lawyers, a designation earned by less than 2.5% […]

Dismissal of Consumer Protection Case Affirmed by Eleventh Circuit

MH partner Jodi Swick represented a life insurance company in an action alleging violations of the California Consumer Legal Remedies Act (“CLRA”), the California Unfair Competition Law (“UCL”), and Financial Abuse of an Elder, for improperly canceling a policy for non-payment of premiums and concealing/discouraging the option of selling the Policy on the secondary market. […]