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David was charged with a State Jail Felony for allegedly misappropriating finances while operating an insurance business.  Through our pretrial investigation we were able to determine that David’s employees likely had access to the stolen funds at issue in the case.  Further, there appeared to be questionable dealings by the insurer issuing the policies purchased through David’s business.  Following discussions with the assistant district attorney...

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On Friday, October 18, 2013, Attorney Andrea Perez was invited to be a guest speaker at the Art Institute of Dallas and presented a seminar for photography students titled “smART: Becoming a Prepared Photographer,” as part of her involvement with Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts. During her lecture, Attorney Perez stressed the importance of obtaining the correct contracts for starting a business, with...

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Being arrested and accused of a crime is a frightening experience and one of the most stressful situations a person can find themselves in.  You can find yourself in unfamiliar places such as jail and a court room and be exposed to new, often confusing language and concepts that are difficult to understand.  A criminal defense attorney is critical to obtaining a favorable outcome; the...

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In an effort to promote athletic involvement for area youth, Fears | Nachawati Law Firm has donated funds to the Cedar Hill Baseball Association, for the North Texas Senators team. This team of boys ages eight and under are currently undefeated, with an impressive record of 21-0. The Fears | Nachawati Law Firm congratulates the North Texas Senators on their undefeated record, and wishes them...

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On Sunday, August 25, 2013, the co-founding partners Bryan Fears and Majed Nachawati of Fears | Nachawati Law Firm, along with the firm’s administrator Vanessa Hernandez, competed and successfully completed the 13.1 mile running course in the “Hottest Half” marathon on White Rock Lake. The “Hottest Half and 10K” was coordinated through Mellew Productions, Inc., which currently designs, markets, and produces 12 running events in...

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Bryan Fears, the co-founding partner of Fears | Nachawati Law Firm, was recently nominated to the John C. Ford American Inn of Court as a Barrister member. Membership in this organization is exclusive, as candidates must be nominated by current peers and voted on prior to acceptance into the organization.  The John C. Ford Inn of Court has five sub-groups, including the Barristers, which consists...

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Majed Nachawati, a founding partner of Fears | Nachawati, and a Leaders Forum member of The American Association for Justice recently attended and spoke as the moderator in connection with the Transvaginal Mesh Continuing Legal Education Seminar held during the 2013 Annual AAJ Convention in San Francisco, California. The AAJ Convention is a five day long convention where the nation’s top attorneys are invited to...

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  On Wednesday, July 17, 2013, Fears | Nachawati Law Firm Counsel Garnett Hendrix  and his personal injury  legal team, appeared in the 160th District Court in Dallas County under Presiding Judge, the Honorable Jim Jordan, to litigate for their client; Plaintiff Deron Taylor. The case of Deron T.  Taylor  v.  Clifton R. Carr and Native Oil Field Services, LLC, developed as a result of...

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On July 14, 2013, the Fears Nachawati Law Firm competed in the Too Hot to Handle 5K and 15K races hosted by the Run Project. Fears Nachawati helped contribute to the $95,000.00 in donations that the Run Project has raised so far this year, to benefit local charities and non-profit organizations.

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We are happy to announce that effective today, July 1st, the Raggio Law Firm has merged with Fears | Nachawati. Attorney John Raggio will be joining our firm as the partner in charge of our firm’s Criminal Defense and Family Law practice areas. John has nearly a decade of experience in both practice areas and his most recent victory was an acquittal following a driving...

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Over the weekend, the Fears | Nachawati office attended the 2013 musical production of “Downtown Att’y” presented by Bar None. Bar None is an annual variety show sponsored by the Dallas Bar Association and Dallas Bar Foundation with all ticket proceeds benefiting the Sarah T. Hughes Diversity Scholarship at SMU’s Dedman School of Law. The show is written, directed, and performed by attorneys, judges, paralegals,...

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Fears | Nachawati Law Firm is proud to announce that on June 14, 2013, partner Majed Nachawati was unanimously nominated to a three-year term on the Board of Directors of the Public Justice Foundation. As America’s public interest law firm, the Public Justice Foundation is a not-for-profit, 501(c )(3) charitable membership organization that supports progressive litigation. The mission of the Foundation is to increase access...

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This Sunday, partners Majed Nachawati and Bryan Fears, along with legal assistants Bianca Mireles and Vanessa Hernandez, participated in the Wounded Warriors Half Marathon in Las Colinas. The race was held in honor of our military men and women and helped raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project and Fisher House, two organizations that serve military service members and their families. Our next race will...

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On March 23, 2013, Fears │ Nachawati Law Firm sponsored the Lone Star Race in Arlington, Texas benefiting Ability Connection Texas which is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that has been providing support to children and adults with disabilities for over 59 years. We’re proud of our team and their continued support for the community. Also, congratulations to Sean Flynn and Bianca Mireles for taking second...

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On February 13, 2013, Majed Nachawati, a founding firm partner and head of  the firm’s personal injury and drug litigation sections, was an invited speaker at the 2013 Winter Convention of the American Association for Justice, the chief nationwide organization of attorneys representing personal injury claimants, held in Miami, Florida. The subject on which Mr. Nachawati spoke during the seminar was “Conquering Negotiation and Settlement...

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Garnett E. “Brit” Hendrix, Jr. was a speaker at the Dallas Bar Association Alternative Dispute Resolution Monthly Section meeting held on January 14, 2013 at the Dallas Bar Association’s headquarters at the Belo Mansion & Pavilion in Dallas.   He spoke on a panel consisting of five attorneys who discussed a proposed change in the law that would prevent trial courts in Texas from ordering...

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In an effort to provide our customers with greater access to information and a streamlined ability to contact our office, Fears | Nachawati has launched a new version of fnlawfirm.com. Featuring information about our firm, practice areas, attorneys and staff. It is one more tool to help us provide effective customer service.

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Nationwide Bankruptcies Up

August 28, 2008

It may not make you feel better while pumping gas, but another sign of Houston’s economic strength can be found in that barometer of financial weakness: bankruptcies. The Houston Chronicle reports, while the rest of the country is experiencing a nearly one-third increase in personal and business bankruptcies, Houston’s numbers remain stable. Nationwide, the number of bankruptcies nearly reached 1 million for the 12-month period...

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Dallas Morning News Reports, An influential economist who long predicted the housing market bubble cautioned Tuesday that the slump in the U.S. housing market could cause prices to fall more than they did in the Great Depression and bailouts will be needed so millions don’t lose their homes. Yale University economist Robert Shiller, pioneer of the widely watched Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller home price index, said...

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Senate leaders announced an agreement Wednesday on legislation to ease the slumping housing market and help millions of families threatened by foreclosure. The scaled-back proposal released by Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and GOP Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky contains an amalgam of ideas aimed at boosting demand for housing and helping homeowners saddled with subprime mortgages avoid foreclosure. For instance, the plan contains $4...

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According to the Houston Chronicle, after falling for six straight months, sales of existing homes posted an unexpected increase in February which may have reflected more aggressive price cutting by sellers in some parts of the country, a real estate trade group reported today. The National Association of Realtors said that sales of existing homes rose by 2.9 percent in February to a seasonally adjusted...

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