Fears Nachawati Promotes Three to Partner
January 21, 2020
Fears Nachawati has promoted three attorneys to partner. Misty Farris, Ann Saucer and Amy Shahan have proven to be great additions to the firm and are committed to its mission of providing the highest-quality legal services to those it serves. Misty’s experience lies in appeals and legal briefs, and she plays an important role in the firm’s pharmaceutical and medical device litigation. She is also...
Jonathan Novak Speaks to Law360 on Opioid Litigation
January 3, 2020
Law360 has released its list of Texas Cases to Watch In 2020. Topping the list is the multidistrict litigation being spearheaded by Fears Nachawati, which aims to hold Big Pharma responsible for its role in starting the opioid crisis. Attorney Jonathan Novak is playing a leadership role on the trial team handling that litigation, and says he expects things to gain steam in 2020, following...
Gale Pearson Writes for Waco Tribune-Herald on the High Cost of Chemical Disasters
December 12, 2019
A petrochemical plant located in Port Neches, Texas, and owned by TPC Group exploded on November 27. This tragedy occurred just one week after the EPA rolled back chemical safety regulations drafted in the wake of the West, Texas, explosion that occurred in 2013. Attorney Gale Pearson recently wrote an op-ed for the Waco Tribune-Herald about the responsibility owners of these plants have to their...
Fears Nachawati Partners with Habitat for Humanity for Day of Community Service
December 10, 2019
Fears Nachawati attorneys and staff recently partnered with Habitat for Humanity for the firm’s December community service project, spending a day volunteering at one of the organization’s many ReStore locations. ReStores sell home improvement items, such as building materials and furniture, to the public at a fraction of their retail price. Proceeds from the stores go toward supporting Habitat for Humanity’s mission to build affordable...
Jonathan Novak Outlines State of Opioid Litigation at NYU Law School Opioid Conference
November 22, 2019
Fears Nachawati’s Jonathan Novak was among a select group of legal experts on both sides of high-profile opioid litigation invited recently to speak at New York University Law School’s Conference on the Opioid Epidemic. The gathering of legal experts representing plaintiffs and defendants shined a light on the ongoing public health crisis caused by reckless manufacturing and distribution of highly addictive opioid painkillers, as well as the status of closely...
Eric Przybysz and Jonathan Novak Speak at Mass Tort Educational Conference
November 19, 2019
Firm attorneys Eric Przybysz and Jonathan Novak spoke at the Mass Tort Nexus Four Day Immersion Course, which took place in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, from November 8 through 11. The purpose of the course was to give attorneys practical knowledge that would help them better incorporate a successful mass torts docket into their practice. Eric presented on the firm’s work in cases involving defective surgical...