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

“You can tell the Matthew McConaughey wannabe that that’s not the case.”

Texas jury hits entrepreneur with $4.5M judgement; more suits fly Original article published by The Business Journals on April 17, 2009 by Kevin Kemper After losing in a Texas courtroom last month, Michael DiSabato and his mixed martial arts merchandising company from Columbus are being chased for a $4.5 million verdict. DiSabato, an entrepreneur who used to run the college sports merchandising business, Silver Knight Sales and Marketing Ltd., was found responsible in March for fraud and breach of contract against a former business partner by a federal court jury in Dallas. DiSabato’s new company, MMA Authentics, LLC., is now … Read More

Opposing Attorneys Threatened with Jail in Armored Truck Death Case

Law360 (November 20, 2018, 7:31 PM EST) — A Dallas judge has threatened to jail a representative of security company GardaWorld and attorneys at Lewis Brisbois for refusing to turn over GPS data for a truck involved in a fatal collision. Following a plaintiffs call for a contempt finding earlier this month, Judge Monica McCoy Purdy agreed that Garda and its defense counsel at Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP defied a court order to turn over tracking data for an armored truck that struck a motorcyclist and to make system GPS data and tracking experts available for interviews. Judge … 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