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Taylor Anderson

Taylor Anderson practices in the firm’s litigation section with a focus on real estate and title insurance.

Mr. Anderson graduated from Texas Tech University in 2008 and received his law degree from Texas Wesleyan University in 2011.

Mr. Anderson formerly served as Place 7 School Board Trustee in the Birdville Independent School District. He enjoys coaching his son’s baseball team at Colleyville Baseball Association, and volunteering in Birdville ISD and various other organizations.  Taylor enjoys spending his time with his wife, Nicole, a fifth grade teacher in Birdville ISD, and his two kids, Luke and Emma.

Jason E. Boatright

Justice Boatright is a partner in Cantey Hanger’s Dallas and Austin (Austin is by appointment only) offices. He has held senior legal positions in state government in both Dallas and Austin.

He is a former justice of the Texas Fifth District Court of Appeals, the appellate court that reviews trial court decisions in Collin, Dallas, Grayson, Hunt, and Rockwall Counties. Previously, he was director of the general counsel section of the Texas Railroad Commission, the agency that regulates the Texas oil and gas industry. He was also director of the Texas Attorney General’s opinions division, which issues official written legal opinions to government officials on the meaning of state laws and regulations.

Justice Boatright is an authority on the Texas constitution and legal history. He has issued hundreds of written rulings on Texas law and has published scholarly articles on the origin of Texas civil procedure, the judges of Spanish and Mexican Texas, and the history of the words “justice” and “judge.”

His practice focuses on appellate and regulatory matters.

J. Machir Stull

Machir Stull is a business lawyer, whose practice takes him into the boardroom as often as the courtroom.  Though he often focuses on corporate restructurings, distressed businesses, 363 sales, and creditors’ rights, he also assists businesses with a wide variety of other matters, including advising on mergers and acquisitions and serving as general outside corporate counsel.  He has also helped executives and businesses navigate litigation issues, such as business divorces and partnership disputes.  From a corporate perspective, he has most recently provided counsel with regard to structuring operating agreements, drafting and negotiating stock option plans, advising on venture financings, drafting corporate contracts and other agreements, and responding to freedom of information act requests.  He serves clients across a broad range of industries, including healthcare, energy, insurance, fitness, non-profits and food manufacturing.  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 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.

John Polzer

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

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.

Bryan S. David

Bryan S. David is a creative and aggressive attorney who rejects “form-book lawyering” and passive, ride-along defense tactics.  His practice focuses on complex, high-stakes commercial, wrongful-death, and personal-injury litigation arising throughout the United States and across the globe.  Mr. David’s experience spans the spectrum including:

  • products liability
  • indemnity
  • breach of contract
  • breach of warranty
  • helicopter EMS
  • defamation
  • aircraft maintenance issues
  • multi-fatality civilian and military aircraft accidents
  • fraud and misrepresentation
  • mass torts
  • government contract litigation
  • breach of fiduciary duty
  • multi-district litigation
  • aircraft transaction litigation

Mr. David is a licensed Commercial Pilot for Single and Multi-Engine Land Aircraft. He has an Instrument Rating for Single and Multi-Engine Land Aircraft, and he is a Certified Flight Instructor.  Mr. David is a former aerobatics pilot.  He is a past President of the Flying Aggies flight club and past member of the Oklahoma State University competitive flight team.

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, business torts, breaches of fiduciary duty, breach of contract actions, environmental litigation, construction and design litigation, and qui tam and False Claims Act cases.  He also represents creditors or other interested parties in bankruptcy and adversary proceedings and has experience in 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.