Daena Goldsmith Ramsey

Daena Ramsey represents businesses from the mom and pop shop to multi-national corporations, individuals, and insurance companies in a variety of complex litigation matters.

Matthew Alagha

Matthew Alagha received his law degree from South Texas College of Law in Houston, where he enhanced his advocacy skills by interning with the Harris County District Attorney’s Office and United States Attorney’s Office for the Southwest Region. Prior to joining Cantey Hanger, Mr. Alagha served as an Assistant City Attorney and criminal prosecutor at the Dallas City Attorney’s Office and worked for a Dallas based commercial litigation and insurance defense firm. His practice is focused on general civil defense litigation, insurance defense, and commercial litigation.

Lee Kirner

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.

Al Kroemer

Al Kroemer’s practice is concentrated in complex business litigation. He joined Cantey Hanger in 2004.

Stephanie L. Millett

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.

Ashley Parrish

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 Phillips

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.

Randy Price

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.

Charles H. Smith

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.

Laura A. Frase

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.

Philip Vickers

Philip is an experienced litigator who advises and represents clients in a diverse range of practice areas. Philip’s experience includes oil and gas disputes, copyright infringement, trademark prosecution and infringement, trade secrets, business torts, breaches of fiduciary duty, breach of contract actions, environmental litigation, construction and design defects, qui tam and False Claims Act cases, and civil rights and First Amendment litigation. Philip actively promotes pro bono programs both within the firm and in the Fort Worth legal community. Before joining Cantey Hanger, Philip served as law clerk to the Honorable Michael H. Schneider, U.S. District Judge (retired) for the Eastern District of Texas.


David Denny

David Denny has represented clients in complex litigation cases involving multi-district-products liability claims, e-commerce copyright claims, and general negligence claims.

J. Michael Colpoys

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.