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  • Chris Hamilton Selected to "Nation's Top One Percent" by National Association of Distinguished Counsel

    Chris Hamilton, of Standly Hamilton, 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 the practice of law. Due to the incredible selectivity of the appointment process, only the top one percent of attorneys in the United States are awarded membership in NADC. This elite class of advocates consists of the finest leaders of the legal profession from across the nation.

    Standly | Hamilton, 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.


    May 04, 2015


  • Four Standly Hamilton Attorneys Selected to 2015 Rising Stars List

    Standly | Hamilton, 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 selected for the second year in a row for her work in Plaintiff’s Civil Litigation. The Rising Star designation is awarded to the top up-and-coming Texas lawyers who are under 40 years old or who have been in practice for 10 years or less. No more than 2.5% of lawyers in Texas are selected each year.

    The 2015 list of Texas Rising Stars is available in the May issues of Texas Monthly and Texas Super Lawyers Magazine.


    March 06, 2015


  • Chris Hamilton of Dallas’ Standly Hamilton Elected to Fellows of Texas Bar Foundation

    Trial attorney Chris Hamilton of Dallas’ Standly Hamilton, 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.

    Standly Hamilton, 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.


    January 13, 2015


  • 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 staff members who were responsible for Ms. Clark’s care. Currently, Ms. Clark is in a permanent, near-comatose state, requiring constant medical assistance and monitoring. The Clark family is represented by noted trial attorney Chris Hamilton of Dallas’ Standly Hamilton, LLP.

    “This is one of the worst cases of medical malpractice you’ll ever see in a Texas hospital,” says Mr. Hamilton. “Ms. Clark was a happy mother with her whole life ahead of her, but all that vanished in an instant because Medical Center Arlington and its employees stood by while she was suffocating before their very eyes. It is simply unbelievable that she was a trusted employee of the same hospital where this happened.”

    Ms. Clark was admitted last summer after experiencing numbness in her legs. She was diagnosed with Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS), a rare condition affecting the nervous system that causes muscle weakness and sometimes requires temporary mechanical assistance with breathing. Most GBS patients recover completely once their symptoms have passed.

    Hospital staff fitted Ms. Clark with a breathing tube through her mouth before changing it to a tracheostomy tube through a neck incision. Although the procedure prevented Ms. Clark from speaking, she was awake and mentally alert.

    According to the lawsuit, there were problems from the start when the trachea tube was improperly inserted. Medical records show Ms. Clark received much less air than she needed, and the leak continued unattended even though doctors and hospital staff should have known that Ms. Clark was receiving only approximately half the oxygen required. The next morning, a nurse improperly turned Ms. Clark, and her breathing tube became dislodged, the lawsuit says. After 35 minutes, hospital staff finally re-established ventilation, leaving Ms. Clark with severe brain damage.

    The case filed in Judge Sally Montgomery’s Dallas County Court-at-Law No. 3 is Caden Clark, et al. v. Columbia Medical Center of Arlington Subsidiary, et al., No. CC-14-06294-C.

    Standly Hamilton, 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.

    For more information on the lawsuit, please contact Bruce Vincent at 800-559-4534 or bruce@androvett.com.


    December 18, 2014


  • Chris Hamilton of Standly Hamilton Named Texas Super Lawyer

    Trial lawyer Chris Hamilton of Dallas’ Standly Hamilton, 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 a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys.

    In addition to representing individuals and businesses in high-profile commercial cases against some of the world’s largest corporations, Mr. Hamilton also represents individuals in qui tam litigation, catastrophic personal injury claims and select matters involving important social issues. Further demonstrating his considerable legal abilities, he also defends business clients in high-stakes cases.

    Mr. Hamilton recently received a $27 million dollar compensatory damages jury verdict in a wrongful death case alleging premises liability for inadequate security against The McDonald’s Corporation. He is a repeat honoree in the annual Texas Rising Stars list in Texas Monthly magazine, honoring the state’s top young lawyers. He also is a member of the Leader’s Forum for the American Association for Justice, and serves as an adjunct professor of Trial Advocacy at the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law.

    Standly | Hamilton, 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.


    September 19, 2014


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