Cases

Each case is different and the cases listed here are not intended to suggest that all matters have the same result. This information, like everything on this website, is for informational purposes only. It is not intended as some sort of guarantee in any particular case. We do hope, though, that one thing comes through: we believe in our clients and will work hard to ensure that justice is done.

The vast majority of our clients’ legal matters are resolved without there being any public record, much less a published opinion. This is especially true with regard to our small business clients.

The firm is able to resolve a lot of client matters before a lawsuit even becomes necessary – and thus before there is any public record of the conflict. And, even when it becomes necessary to file litigation, there is often no published opinion – because these cases are generally settled either before trial, or after a verdict.

Only a small handful of cases are tried to a jury. Here are a few the firm has tried recently:

Slaby v. Holder

A jury found that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) discriminated against Justin Slaby when it refused to allow him to complete Special Agent training because of his disability – his prosthetic hand. Slaby served as an Army Ranger in Iraq and Afghanistan. He lost his hand when a grenade prematurely detonated during a 2004 [Read more]

Meinelt v. P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, Inc.

The firm represented Jason Meinelt, a restaurant manager, who was fired just three days after telling his employer that he had a brain tumor. Meinelt’s case was one of the first disability cases across the country under the newly strengthened Americans with Disabilities Act, which provides broader coverage for people with medical conditions. The district [Read more]

Huffman v. City of Conroe

The firm represented JoAnn Huffman, a Code Enforcement Officer employed by the City of Conroe, who lost her job because of discrimination and in retaliation for having reported the discrimination. Huffman was an experienced employee with an excellent performance record. Shortly after a new Fire Chief was hired, she was fired. The district court denied [Read more]

Lewallen v. City of Beaumont

A jury found that the Beaumont Police Department had a custom or policy of discriminating against female police officers, and that it violated Lewallen’s rights by denying her a position as a detective. Testimony from a number of witnesses and a years’ old report buried in upper management’s desk drawer detailing discrimination against and harassment [Read more]

Kapche v. Holder

A jury found that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) discriminated against Jeff Kapche when it refused to hire him as a Special Agent because of his disability – diabetes. Before applying to the FBI, Kapche was assured that his diabetes would not stand in the way of his becoming a Special Agent. Kapche then [Read more]

Sharp v. City of Houston

This is a case in which the firm obtained a favorable jury verdict for their client – a female police officer. The client was sexually harassed by two levels of supervisors – her sergeant and the lieutenant. When the harassment was reported to higher officials in the department, she suffered severe retaliation for telling the [Read more]

Ruiz v. Mukasey

A jury found that the federal government discriminated against Raymundo Ruiz by firing him after four successful years as a Court Security Officer. Ruiz wore hearing aids on the job, which worked just fine – and the rules allowed CSOs to wear hearing aids on the job. But another rule required that they remove the [Read more]

Williams v. Trader Publishing Company

The firm represented this plaintiff in a gender discrimination case on appeal following a favorable jury verdict her trial counsel secured in the district court. The employer appealed the verdict, arguing that there was not enough evidence of gender discrimination and not enough evidence to support the jury’s award of monetary damages for the mental [Read more]

Castillo, et. al v. City of Weslaco

The firm represented four police officers on appeal. These officers spoke out on matters involving police misconduct, and suffered retaliation from City officials as a result. The officers sued certain City officials in addition to the City itself, and the trial court agreed that the officials could properly be sued as individuals for violating the [Read more]

Kreuzer v. City of Houston

As the first female officer assigned to the Houston Police Department’s elite Motorcycle Unit, Beth Kreuzer had to prove herself worthy of being a member of the group over and over again. She met that challenge. But a sergeant’s persistent harassment, in which he grabbed her, toyed with her hair, and demeaned her in the [Read more]