Justice Boatright joins Cantey Hanger after serving on the Texas Fifth District Court of Appeals. He has held positions with the Railroad Commission of Texas and The Office of the Attorney General of Texas, and he has served in various other capacities within State and Federal government.
Justice Boatright earned the rank of Eagle Scout and has an interest in Texas legal history, writing, publishing, and presenting on topics such as the English and Spanish origins of Texas civil procedure, the judges of Spanish and Mexican Texas, and the history of the words “justice” and “judge.”
His practice consists of a variety of litigation and appellate matters.
J. Machir Stull is a commercial restructuring business law, and business litigation attorney, particularly in the energy and real estate sectors. In addition to his experience in commercial or restructuring-related claims, disputes and adversary proceedings, Machir has also represented debtors, various creditor constituencies, committees, directors and postconfirmation trustees. Machir previously worked as an associate at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, both on the transactional and litigation sides of corporate restructuring.
Machir formerly worked with both the Texas Public Policy Foundation and the George W. Bush Institute, the public policy wing of the George W. Bush Presidential Library. Machir’s role at the Bush Institute included policy analysis, research and program management. With a unique understanding of the intersection of government, law and public policy, Machir’s experience offers clients a unique blend of informed analysis, risk mitigation and good business judgment.
Lee has represented a number of lending institutions with numerous commercial financing projects, including documentation of secured loans, collection of unpaid sums through foreclosure and other legal processes, and recovery and preservation of secured collateral interests following customer bankruptcy filings. Lee has assisted real estate developers and investors in all aspects of real estate transactions. Following his graduation from law school, Lee completed a federal externship with the Chief Judge for the Western District of Arkansas, the Honorable Jimm Larry Hendren.
Christopher Klement has joined Cantey Hanger, LLP law firm as an associate. His focus will be on bankruptcy and general civil litigation. Klement spent the last two years as corporate counsel for ViewPoint Bank, where he advised senior management on operating within applicable state and federal law, and helped to identify, analyze and offer solutions to legal issues arising from various bank activities.
Al Kroemer’s practice is concentrated in complex business litigation. He joined Cantey Hanger in 2004.
Melinda Louque received her Juris Doctor from Texas Tech University School of Law. While in law school, Ms. Louque successfully competed in moot court and was an executive editor of the Business & Bankruptcy Law Journal. Ms. Louque joined Cantey Hanger after twice previously serving as a summer associate for the firm. Her primary practice is focused within the firm’s commercial litigation section.
Stephanie L. Millett is a litigation attorney who has practiced in courts across the United States. Her practice includes representation of both defendants and plaintiffs in product liability, aviation and general negligence cases.
Darrell Noga has more than twenty-eight years of experience litigating a wide variety of cases, with an emphasis on representation of diverse governmental entities, Texas municipalities and private corporate entities in employment, civil rights, land use and other litigation, as well as in civil service matters and labor negotiations.
Mr. Parrish, the partner-in-charge of the Dallas office, has extensive trial, litigation and arbitration experience representing a wide variety of clients, both foreign and domestic, in diverse areas of the law.
James T. Phillips has represented clients in complex litigation involving commercial matters, construction defects, products liability, insurance and tort claims since 1995. He joined Cantey Hanger in 2004.
Mr. Polzer is a Partner at Cantey Hanger who maintains an office in Dallas and Fort Worth. He represents clients nationwide and has litigated cases in more than 20 states.
Randy Price was one of the original four attorneys who formed the Dallas Office of Cantey Hanger in 1990. He continues an established practice in real estate litigation and commercial litigation.
Sydnie Shimkus received her Juris Doctor from Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law. She focuses her practice within the firm’s employment, government, and litigation sections.
Mr. Smith’s area of Litigation practice encompasses all areas of insurance defense including aviation, products liability, professional malpractice, general liability and casualty. He has a widely diversified experience in air carrier litigation, aviation product manufacturer litigation, aerial applicator/toxic tort litigation, and fixed base operator and aircraft owner/operator litigation.
Ms. Frase is a full time Assistant Professor at UNT Dallas College of Law, teaching dispute resolution, negotiation and client interviewing/counseling. Over her career, she has handled many types of insurance defense matters, from defending individual cases to managing large dockets of complex matters for Fortune 500 companies, mid-sized clients and “Mom & Pop” shops. She has specialized in general casualty lines of litigation, including products liability, auto and trucking, premises liability, mass tort, and general insurance defense. Ms. Frase serves and has served as National Coordinating Counsel/Regional Counsel for multiple clients in mass tort claims as well as Negotiation/Settlement Counsel, having resolved thousands of matters generating significant cost savings for clients. She has crafted and taught numerous seminars on litigation and negotiating strategies, questioning techniques, and engineering characteristics of various clients’ product lines, training 100s of attorneys. Ms. Frase is an accomplished author on topics involving decision making biases, among other subjects, and a regular speaker on a variety of subjects involving negotiation. Finally, Ms. Frase is a trained Mediator.
Bryan S. David represents aircraft owners and operators, charter companies, major aircraft manufactures, repair stations, flight schools, and training centers in a variety of commercial and tort actions
Brad D’Amico has a transactional, litigation and regulatory practice that focuses on oil and gas and government investigations and enforcement matters. He is co-chairman of the firm’s energy and energy litigation sections.
David Denny has represented clients in complex litigation cases involving multi-district-products liability claims, e-commerce copyright claims, and general negligence claims.
Mr. Colpoys has over thirty-eight (38) years experience as a civil trial lawyer with a primary emphasis in professional, transportation, aviation and general liability defense.