Fifth Circuit Affirms $18.3M Arbitration Award Same Day as Oral Arguments

Taken from the original article: MARCH 18, 2019 | The Texas Lawbook | NATALIE POSGATE In his 15 years of practice, not much fazes Chris Hamilton anymore in the everyday trenches of high stakes litigation. “We have death matches all the time,” he said. However, an affirmation of an $18.3 million arbitration award that he won for a bankruptcy trustee last week in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit proved anything but ordinary. And it was because of the message conveyed by the judges at oral arguments: they thought the appeal was a complete waste of time, and … Read More

Chris Hamilton Speaks at Judicial Investiture for Civil Court Judges

Chris Hamilton was given the tremendous honor of speaking at the Judicial Investiture for Civil Court Judges of Judge Melissa J. Bellan, Judge Aiesha Redmond, Judge Paula Rosales, and Judge Bridgett Whitmore on February 13, at the Belo Mansion. The judicial system is a bedrock of our democracy, and Dallas is fortunate to have such incredible people willing to serve its citizens in the administration of justice. Read More

Chris Hamilton Inducted into the American Board of Trial Advocates

Chris Hamilton, a founding partner of the Dallas-based firm Hamilton Wingo, LLP, has been accepted into the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). ABOTA dedicates itself to the preservation and promotion of the Seventh Amendment, which guarantees the right to civil jury trials. Members in this prestigious invitation-only group must have tried a minimum of 10 civil jury trials to conclusion. More than 7,600 lawyers and judges are involved in ABOTA chapters in all 50 states. “ABOTA is one of the nation’s most effective organizations in championing the ethics, professionalism and principles of the legal profession,” Hamilton said. “I’m honored … Read More

Widow Says Video Reveals Truth of Husband’s Death in Motorcycle Crash (ABC News)

She hired an attorney, Chris Hamilton who uncovered surveillance video that told a different story. The footage shows the truck was in the far right-hand lane, not the center lane. The driver made a fast left turn and crashed into Martinez. Arlington police looked at the video and six months later arrested and charged Easley with negligent homicide. According to Hamilton, Garda has a policy that if their employees are in an accident, they first call them and stay in the truck. “He literally bled to death in the road while the employees of Garda are sitting there inside the … Read More

Chris Hamilton of Hamilton Wingo Named to Best Lawyers in America

Accomplished trial lawyer Chris Hamilton of Hamilton Wingo, LLP is being recognized in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Best Lawyers is one of the rare legal publications to select honorees based solely on nominations from other lawyers. In addition to representing individuals and businesses in high-profile cases against some of the world’s largest corporations, Mr. Hamilton also represents clients in all types of business disputes and individuals seriously injured through corporate negligence. Mr. Hamilton has helped clients win record-setting courtroom victories and settlements in the hundreds of millions of dollars. In 2017, Mr. Hamilton secured an … Read More

Dallas Trial Lawyers Donate $1.2 Million to Expand Legal Aid in South Dallas

Attorneys, developer team up to provide $1.2 million in legal aid to Frazier Courts residents DALLAS MORNING NEWS Lisa Blue is the lead donor along with attorneys Jeff Tillotson and Chris Hamilton and developer Don Williams. The $1.2 million will be paid over five years to support legal services related to eviction, rental agreements, property titles, child support and custody, immigration, wills and probate, veterans claims and other issues, Blue said. It will happen through the Community Lawyering Center, jointly operated by Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas and UNT Dallas College of Law. “Cases are handled by law students from UNT … Read More

Chris Hamilton Builds Landmark Scientific Case Linking Fracking to Water Well Explosion

Scientists link fracking and water well explosion in Palo Pinto County Author: Brett Shipp Published: 8:59 AM CST March 9, 2017 Updated: 8:59 AM CST March 9, 2017 New information has surfaced in the water well explosion in the summer of 2014 injuring three members of a Palo Pinto County family. According to new scientific studies commissioned by the family, and included in newly filed court papers, the explosion was the direct result of fracking operations a quarter mile away. Oil and gas industry officials have long claimed there are no provable cases of aquifer contamination due to fracking operations … Read More

Three Hamilton Wingo Attorneys Selected to 2018 Rising Stars List

Hamilton Wingo, LLP, is pleased to announce that three attorneys have been named 2018 Texas Rising Stars by Super Lawyers. Attorneys Paul Wingo, Anne Langdon Hamilton, and Jodie Slater Hastings were all selected as Texas Rising Stars. Paul Wingo was selected for the fourth year in a row for his work in Plaintiff’s Personal Injury – General, Anne Langdon Hamilton was selected for the fifth year in a row for her work in Plaintiff’s Civil Litigation, and Jodie Slater Hastings was selected for the eleventh year in a row for her work in Business Litigation. The Rising Star designation is … Read More

Chris Hamilton Named to D Magazine’s 2018 List of Best Lawyers Under 40

High-stakes trial attorney known for winning big verdicts DALLAS – Trial lawyer Chris Hamilton, known for winning large jury verdicts across Texas and the U.S., has earned selection to D Magazine’s list of top up-and-coming young lawyers for 2018. The past year has been a groundbreaking one for Mr. Hamilton, beginning with an $18.3 million arbitration award for a Dallas company. He also co-founded the law firm Hamilton Wingo, LLP, with offices in downtown Dallas, representing individuals who are seriously injured through corporate negligence. To learn more about the firm, visit hamiltonwingo.com. Mr. Hamilton and other honorees on D’s list … Read More

Hamilton Wingo Attorneys Nominated for ‘Texan of the Year’

Chris Hamilton, Paul Wingo recognized for aiding individuals wrongfully detained during travel ban DALLAS – Dallas trial lawyers Chris Hamilton and Paul Wingo have been nominated for the Dallas Morning News Texan of the Year honors for their legal aid to immigrants and foreign travelers detained at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport during President Trump’s initial travel ban in early 2017. Friend and attorney Matt Mitzner of Thompson & Knight LLP is also nominated for this honor. Each year, the Dallas Morning News invites community leaders to designate a person or group of people who have made a significant impact in … Read More

UNT Dallas College of Law Graduate Joins Dallas’ Hamilton Wingo Law Firm

Attorney Fabiola Segovia among UNT Dallas College of Law inaugural class DALLAS – Trial law firm Hamilton Wingo welcomes attorney Fabiola Segovia, a member of the inaugural graduating class of UNT Dallas College of Law, to the Dallas firm. Born and raised in Arlington, Texas, Ms. Segovia joins the firm to practice civil litigation in wrongful death and personal injury cases. “Fabiola has all the qualities to be a great advocate for clients,” said Managing Partner Chris Hamilton. “She is passionate about finding the right solutions for people involved in legal disputes. We take pride in finding homegrown talent that … Read More

Dallas Trial Lawyers Launch Hamilton Wingo LLP for High-Stakes Cases

Attorneys Chris Hamilton and Paul Wingo join forces in ‘fight for justice’ DALLAS – High-profile Dallas trial lawyer Chris Hamilton and personal injury attorney Paul Wingo have teamed up to form Hamilton Wingo, LLP, to represent individuals and companies in high-stakes litigation. The two lawyers’ commitment to fight for justice and their shared passion for helping people in tough legal disputes sparked their decision to establish a new law firm together. They are joined by six other lawyers and have plans to hire more. The firm’s clients include companies in all types of business disputes and individuals seriously injured through … Read More

Trial Lawyer Chris Hamilton Selected to Best Lawyers in Dallas List for 2017

DALLAS, May 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — High-stakes trial lawyer Chris Hamilton of Dallas’ Hamilton Wingo, LLP, has earned selection to D Magazine’s Best Lawyers in Dallas list for 2017 based on his work for clients involved in catastrophic personal injury cases, product and medical liability claims. This is the second time Mr. Hamilton has made the list. He was recognized in 2014 for his work in business litigation. “I am honored to again join an esteemed group of attorneys,” said Mr. Hamilton. “Our team works hard every day to bring positive results to our clients, and it feels great to … Read More

$18.3 Million Awarded in Dispute Over Medical Device Laser Deal

DALLAS, April 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — An arbitration panel recently awarded $18.3 million to the bankruptcy estate of a Dallas company that claimed it was fraudulently lured into a licensing deal to sell a medical laser machine used by doctors. The three-judge panel ruled 2-1 that Santa Barbara Medical Innovations, LLC, “supplied false information and made misrepresentations” when it struck a deal to sell substantially all of its assets to Primcogent Solutions, LLC, in 2011, including distribution rights for the Zerona laser, a device billed as a noninvasive alternative to liposuction. The transaction ultimately caused Primcogent to file for Chapter … Read More

Three Hamilton Wingo Attorneys Selected to 2017 Rising Stars List

Hamilton Wingo, LLP, is pleased to announce that three attorneys from the firm’s litigation section have been named 2017 Texas Rising Stars by Super Lawyers. Attorneys Anne Langdon Hamilton, Jodie Slater Hastings, and Meagan Martin were all selected as Texas Rising Stars. Jodie Slater Hastings was selected for the tenth year in a row for her work in Business Litigation, Meagan Martin was selected for the fifth year in a row for her work in Business Litigation, and Anne Langdon Hamilton was selected for the fourth year in a row for her work in Plaintiff’s Civil Litigation. The Rising Star … Read More

Chris Hamilton of Hamilton Wingo Named Texas Super Lawyer

DALLAS – Trial lawyer Chris Hamilton of Dallas’ Hamilton Wingo, LLP, has been named a Texas Super Lawyer for 2016 based on his work in business litigation for individuals and companies of all sizes. Each year, no more than 5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. This is the third year in a row that Mr. Hamilton was been included on the Super Lawyer list. Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have … Read More

Atrium Medical Agrees to $11.5 Million Settlement in Texas False Claims Act Case

Whistleblower exposed kickbacks to doctors for recommending stents DEL RIO, Texas, July 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Attorneys representing whistleblower Esther Grace Sullivan have reached an $11.5 million settlement with New Hampshire-based Atrium Medical Corp. over claims that the company paid improper kickbacks to doctors for promoting the unapproved use of medical stents in patients’ arteries. The settlement is one of the largest in U.S. history under the federal False Claims Act involving a medical device where the government declined to intervene. The Dallas law firm Hamilton Wingo, LLP, joined the case on Ms. Sullivan’s behalf in 2014. A former sales … Read More

Hamilton Wingo Adds Personal Injury Attorney Stephen Blackburn in Dallas

Experienced trial lawyer expands firm’s expertise in injury, wrongful death cases DALLAS – The Dallas-based law firm Hamilton Wingo, LLP, is happy to announce that experienced personal injury attorney Stephen Blackburn has joined the firm. Mr. Blackburn is a trial lawyer who focuses his practice on representing clients in cases involving serious personal injuries, wrongful death and dangerous water contamination. He previously worked with the Baron & Budd law firm in Dallas. A veteran of high-stakes cases in courtrooms across the country, Mr. Blackburn also has experience representing people and communities in environmental contamination claims, in addition to providing extensive expertise in … Read More

Chris Hamilton Selected to “Nation’s Top One Percent” by National Association of Distinguished Counsel for Second Year

Chris Hamilton, of Hamilton Wingo, LLP, has been selected to the 2016 list as a member of the Nation’s Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel for the second year in a row. NADC is an organization dedicated to promoting the highest standards of legal excellence. Its mission is to objectively recognize the attorneys who elevate the standards of the Bar and provide a benchmark for other lawyers to emulate. Members are thoroughly vetted by a research team, selected by a blue ribbon panel of attorneys with podium status from independently neutral organizations, and approved by a judicial review board … Read More

Chris Hamilton Selected to “Nation’s Top One Percent” by National Association of Distinguished Counsel for Second Year

Chris Hamilton, of Hamilton Wingo, LLP, has been selected to the 2016 list as a member of the Nation’s Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel for the second year in a row. NADC is an organization dedicated to promoting the highest standards of legal excellence. Its mission is to objectively recognize the attorneys who elevate the standards of the Bar and provide a benchmark for other lawyers to emulate. Members are thoroughly vetted by a research team, selected by a blue ribbon panel of attorneys with podium status from independently neutral organizations, and approved by a judicial review board … Read More

Three Hamilton Wingo Attorneys Selected to 2016 Rising Stars List

Hamilton Wingo, LLP, is pleased to announce that three attorneys from the firm’s litigation section have been named 2016 Texas Rising Stars by Super Lawyers. Attorneys Anne Langdon Hamilton, Jodie Slater Hastings, and Meagan Martin were all selected as Texas Rising Stars. Jodie Slater Hastings was selected for the ninth year in a row for her work in Business Litigation, Meagan Martin was selected for the fourth year in a row for her work in Business Litigation, and Anne Langdon Hamilton was selected for the third year in a row for her work in Plaintiff’s Civil Litigation. The Rising Star … Read More

Chris Hamilton of Hamilton Wingo Named Texas Super Lawyer

Trial lawyer Chris Hamilton of Dallas’ Hamilton Wingo, LLP, has been named a Texas Super Lawyer for 2015 based on his work in business litigation for individuals and companies of all sizes. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. This is the second year in a row that Mr. Hamilton was been included on the Super Lawyer list. Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high … Read More

David Tomek Awarded 2015 Weatherbie Workhorse Award

Hamilton Wingo, LLP, is pleased to announce that David Tomek has been awarded the 2015 Weatherbie Workhorse Award by Texas Bar CLE. The Weatherbie Workhorse Award is given annually to one attorney who – for years, even decades – has been a stalwart of real estate continuing legal education courses and on whom the Texas real estate bar has come to depend for regular and quality contributions as an author and speaker. The Weatherbie Workhorse Award was created in 2002 and named after Dallas attorney David Weatherbie, who for years masterfully presented the annual real estate case law update with … Read More

Chris Hamilton Selected to “Nation’s Top One Percent” by National Association of Distinguished Counsel

Chris Hamilton, of Hamilton Wingo, LLP, has been selected to the 2015 list as a member of the Nation’s Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel. NADC is an organization dedicated to promoting the highest standards of legal excellence. Its mission is to objectively recognize the attorneys who elevate the standards of the Bar and provide a benchmark for other lawyers to emulate. Members are thoroughly vetted by a research team, selected by a blue ribbon panel of attorneys with podium status from independently neutral organizations, and approved by a judicial review board as exhibiting virtue in … Read More

Four Hamilton Wingo Attorneys Selected to 2015 Rising Stars List

Hamilton Wingo, LLP, is pleased to announce that four attorneys from the firm’s litigation section have been named 2015 Texas Rising Stars by Super Lawyers. Attorneys Anne Langdon Hamilton, Jodie Slater Hastings, Meagan Martin, and Angela Pacheco were all selected as Texas Rising Stars. Jodie Slater Hastings was selected for the eighth year in a row for her work in Business Litigation, Meagan Martin was selected for the third year in a row for her work in Business Litigation, Angela Pacheco was selected for the second year in a row for her work in Business Litigation, and Anne Langdon Hamilton was … Read More

Chris Hamilton of Dallas’ Hamilton Wingo Elected to Fellows of Texas Bar Foundation

Trial attorney Chris Hamilton of Dallas’ Hamilton Wingo, LLP, has been elected to membership in the Fellows of the Texas Bar Foundation based on his professional achievements, contributions to the legal profession, and commitment to improving the Texas justice system. Fellows of the Foundation are limited to State Bar of Texas members, and only one-third of 1 percent of State Bar members are selected for invitation each year. Fellows must be elected by the Texas Bar Foundation Board of Trustees. The group is the largest charitably-funded bar foundation in the country. “It is an honor to be a Fellow of the … Read More

Texas Family Sues Medical Center Arlington Over Young Mother’s Brain Damage

Woman deprived of oxygen for more than 30 minutes at hospital where she worked DALLAS – The family of a 29-year-old mother of two from Burleson, Texas, has filed a medical negligence lawsuit against Medical Center Arlington, the same hospital where the woman had worked as a surgical technician for eight years. The lawsuit says the victim was deprived of oxygen for more than a half-hour and suffered permanent brain damage when her breathing tube was dislodged. The lawsuit filed by Caden Clark on behalf of his wife, Katina, and their two young children includes claims against Medical Center Arlington and … Read More

Chris Hamilton of Hamilton Wingo Named Texas Super Lawyer

Trial lawyer Chris Hamilton of Dallas’ Hamilton Wingo, LLP, has been named a Texas Super Lawyer for 2014 based on his work in business litigation for individuals and companies of all sizes. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes … Read More

Chris Hamilton Named to D Magazine’s 2014 Best Lawyers in Dallas List

Hamilton Wingo co-founder Chris Hamilton has earned selection to D Magazine’s 2014 list of The Best Lawyers in Dallas based on his work in commercial litigation. Chris was named to the list based on nominations from other attorneys in North Texas and research conducted by the publication’s editors and a blue-ribbon panel of local lawyers. This is the first time Chris has appeared on the annual list of the city’s top legal counsel, and he is the youngest attorney named to the 2014 listing for business litigation. Chris previously was recognized for winning one of the Top 10 verdicts in … Read More

Chris Hamilton and Angela Pacheco Present at Texas A&M; School of Law

On March 26 and 27, 2014, Hamilton Wingo, LLP, attorneys Chris Hamilton and Angela Pacheco spoke to a group of law students in the Externship Program at Texas A&M School of Law in Fort Worth, Texas, on the topics of professional development and success. Students attending the event were interested in how to transition into practice and develop a professional identity, including how to discover the type of law they want to practice, how to set themselves up for success, and how to distinguish themselves in the job market. During his presentation, Chris shared his experience of starting a law firm, … Read More

Hamilton Wingo Attorneys Teach DISD Students as Part of the Dallas Bar Association’s Law in the Schools Program

Several attorneys at Hamilton Wingo, LLP volunteered to teach at middle and high school classrooms within Dallas ISD as part of the Dallas Bar Association’s Law in the Schools Program. Attorneys Chris Hamilton, Angela Pacheco, and Meagan Martin gave interactive presentations showing how our First Amendment freedoms are still being defined today. Students debated whether sagging pants constituted a free speech act and whether that should be limited in schools. As part of Dallas ISD’s continuing effort to combat bullying, the attorneys also worked with the middle school students to draft and debate proposed legislation to prevent and punish bullying. Finally, students had lots … Read More

Hamilton Wingo Volunteers at Wilkinson Center’s Turkey Drive

This Thanksgiving, Hamilton Wingo, LLP volunteered at Wilkinson Center’s annual Turkey Drive. Attorneys and staff helped load baskets filled with turkeys, dressing, corn, green beans, and cranberry sauce and hand out the baskets to Wilkinson Center’s clients. The Wilkinson Center’s Food Assistance Program provides more than 40,000 pounds of emergency food to hungry Dallas families every month. Approximately one-half of the food pantry clients are children. Hamilton Wingo is proud to give back to the community it serves. Read More

Hamilton Wingo Inducted into Texas Verdicts Hall of Fame

Hamilton Wingo, LLP’s 2011 $39.4 million verdict was recently named among the Top 100 verdicts for 2010-2012 by Texas Lawyer, in conjunction with VerdictSearch, and will be included in the publications’ Texas Verdicts Hall of Fame. The winning firms were chosen based on their work on the top verdicts, in terms of dollar amount awarded to the winning client, from 2010-2012 as reported to VerdictSearch and published in Texas Lawyer’s Top Texas Verdicts supplements. The 2011 verdict was in a commercial dispute arising from a bankruptcy proceeding involving breach of partnership agreements, breach of fiduciary duties, and fraud in an … Read More

Chris Hamilton Presents at Texas A&M; School of Law

On October 30, 2013, Hamilton Wingo, LLP, attorney Chris Hamilton spoke to a group of law students in the Externship Program at Texas A&M School of Law in Fort Worth, Texas, on the topics of professional development and success. Students attending the event were interested in how to transition into practice and develop a professional identity, including how to discover the type of law they want to practice, how to set themselves up for success, and how to distinguish themselves in the job market. During his presentation, Chris shared his experience of starting a law firm, emphasizing the importance of being … Read More

Hamilton Wingo Sponsors Lakewood Service League’s Volunteer-a-Thon

Hamilton Wingo, LLP is very proud to sponsor the Lakewood Service League’s volunteer-a-thon during the month of November, which is raising funds for the SoupMobile and providing volunteers to 17 East Dallas charities. The Lakewood Service League is a volunteer organization committed to improving East Dallas by cultivating interest in the economic, educational, cultural, & civic conditions of the area. Hamilton Wingo, LLP, attorney Anne Hamilton is currently serving as president of the Lakewood Service League. Read More

Texas Jury Awards $27 Million Verdict against McDonald’s Following Teens’ Deaths

BRYAN, Texas – A Texas jury today awarded a $27 million verdict against fast food giant McDonald’s after finding that lax security at one of the chain’s restaurants contributed to the deaths of two Texas teenagers in 2012. Blinn College students Denton James Ward, 18, of Flower Mound, and Lauren Bailey Crisp, 19, of Dripping Springs, died in the early morning hours of Feb. 18, 2012, after stopping with another couple at a McDonald’s location in College Station where police repeatedly had been called to break up fights. While walking through the McDonald’s parking lot near the Texas A&M University … Read More