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