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 Texas Bar Foundation, and I am very proud to be included,” says Mr. Hamilton. “This group is dedicated to improving the profession of the law by assisting the public and lawyers alike, which are noble goals that every attorney should aspire to achieve.”
Last summer, Mr. Hamilton won a $27 million verdict against fast food giant McDonald’s in a premises liability case filed by the families of two teenagers who died after being attacked at one of the restaurant chain’s locations in College Station. The six-day trial included testimony that McDonald’s failed to hire security guards or install security cameras despite police being called to the same location more than 20 times during the previous year to break up fights and other violent confrontations.
Currently, Mr. Hamilton represents the family of a young mother who suffered severe brain damage after negligent treatment at Medical Center Arlington. The woman, an employee of the hospital, was admitted for a non-life-threatening illness, but was permanently injured when her breathing tube was dislodged, depriving her of oxygen for more than 30 minutes.
Hamilton Wingo, LLP, is home to trial lawyers who handle high-stakes contingency fee litigation for both plaintiffs and defendants, and transactional attorneys who represent real estate and corporate clients in a wide spectrum of business transactions. For more information, visit http://www.standlyhamilton.com.