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On Tuesday, July 22, 2014, the Fears | Nachawati Law Firm personal injury legal team appeared in the 44th Judicial District Court in Dallas County under Presiding Judge, the Honorable Carlos R. Cortez, to litigate for their client, Donald R. Maddox. The civil case of Donald R. Maddox v. Inland Truck Parts Company developed as a result of a mechanical failure. On October 4, 2010,...

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Last week, on Monday, June 9th, a woman identified as Ingrid I. Morataya rear-ended and killed two others in Mesa, Arizona. The accident occurred at Recker and Brown roads in east Mesa, according to the Mesa Police Department. Morataya was driving a FJ Cruiser allegedly at a speed significantly higher than the posted speed limit when she crashed into 37-year-old Guadalupe Madril and 33-year-old Jason...

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Heart & Sole 5K 2014

February 17, 2014

On Saturday February 15, 2014, Fears Nachawati Law Firm attorneys and other team members served the community in the Heart & Sole 5K Race. The Beneficiary for this race was the Foundation of the Education of Young Women.

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The Justice Department has instructed all of its employees across the nation to give equal protection to lawful same-sex marriages under the law in every program the department administers. Read the article below for more details: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/justice-department-to-give-married-same-sex-couples-sweeping-equal-protection/2014/02/08/36eafcae-90cc-11e3-b227-12a45d109e03_story.html

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Deferred adjudication probation is a type of probation whereby the court withholds a finding of guilt while the client attempts to successfully complete the requirements of their probation.  If the client is successful, the case is discharged without a final conviction or a finding of guilt. There are several reasons why a client would benefit from a deferred adjudication probation if one is offered.  First,...

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Along with the holiday season comes a wide array of social engagements that involve the consumption of alcohol.  Law enforcement is well aware of this fact and they make a conscious effort to step up DWI enforcement.  Furthermore their “no refusal” policy, which is frequently employed during this time of the year, results in the widespread acquisition of blood draw warrants. A DWI conviction can...

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A common question that arises when a client seeks an occupational driver’s license is “do I have to be working to get one?”  In many circumstances the answer is “no.”  This scenario typically comes up in the case of a stay-at-home parent or a person who is currently out of work and is seeking a job. In these situations we simply state in the occupational...

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Speculation continues to surround Florida State star quarterback and Heisman Trophy candidate Jameis Winston regarding an off the field incident from late 2012.  The case exhibits many of the complicated factors that can surface in a sexual assault allegation. A young woman alleged that she was sexually assaulted by Winston in late 2012, however the matter was considered closed in early 2013.  News has recently...

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Attorney Bryan Fears and Attorney Majed Nachawati, co-founding partners of the Fears | Nachawati Law Firm, have been selected to be on the exclusive list of Super Lawyers Texas Rising Stars for 2014. This is a very prestigious and exclusive award; less than 2.5% of all Texas licensed attorneys are chosen for this list. 2014 marks the fifth consecutive year (2010 – 2014) that Mr....

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Our client was charged with operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license.  The suspension was due to unpaid surcharges with the Department of Public Safety (DPS).  Originally the State was unwilling to offer an agreed resolution to the charges until the client’s license was valid.  This would have prevented him from avoiding a conviction for the offense on his permanent record. With the help...

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Taylor was charged with Assault Involving Family Violence for allegedly assaulting his mother.  He is 19 years-old and has no prior criminal record.  We encouraged the prosecuting attorney to contact his mother and confirm that their relationship has been repaired and he is not a threat to her safety. Upon confirming these facts we convinced the prosecutor to dismiss the case entirely on the condition...

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On Sunday, November 3, 3013 Fears | Nachawati members—Bryan Fears, Majed Nachawati, John Raggio, Megan Fears, Avani Javia, and Vanessa Hernandez—attended the Praise The Lake Event. This event was hosted by the White Rock Lake Foundation. The proceeds from the Praise The Lake event went towards assisting the Parks and Recreation Department in restoration, improvement, maintenance and preservation of White Rock Lake.  Fears | Nachawati...

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Did you know that in certain instances Dallas County misdemeanor cases can be dismissed through what is known as a “Memorandum Agreement”?  If the client has no prior criminal record it is often possible to negotiate this type of agreement to dispose of the charge.  The terms of the agreement vary depending on the type of case, but typically include 24 hours of community service...

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Our client Nancy was charged with Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) in Tarrant County.  She successfully avoided providing breath or blood evidence and did not make any overly incriminating statements to the arresting officer.  Importantly, she maintained a polite and calm demeanor throughout her ordeal. In our negotiations with the assistant district attorney assigned to the case we highlighted the lack of strong evidence against our...

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Our client Javier was charged with Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) in Dallas County.  His breath test score was 0.09, which places it just above the legal  limit in Texas.  Additionally, there were significant issues surrounding the legality in which his vehicle was stopped for suspicion of drunk driving. The case was set for a jury trial and as the trial date approached we were able...

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Attorney Bryan Fears; co-founding partner of Fears | Nachawati, completed the 38th Annual Marine Corps Marathon on Sunday, October 27, 2013; in Washington, D.C. As the third largest U.S. marathon and the eighth largest worldwide, the mission of the Marine Corps Marathon is to promote physical fitness, community involvement, and quality of life enhancement for military members and their families. This race marks the first...

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James was charged with Failure to Register as a Sex Offender, a 3rd Degree Felony carrying the possibility of up to 10 years imprisonment upon conviction.  James had a lifetime duty to register as a sex offender following an incident that occurred in 1988 involving the aggravated sexual assault of a minor. The prosecutor assigned to the case was unwilling to offer any agreed plea...

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On Wednesday, October 23rd, Fears | Nachawati Law Firm staff members attended the 2013 Savvy Women Series Luncheon. The event benefits Ability Connection Texas, an organization that was established in 1953 to provide aid, care, and support to children and adults with disabilities. Keynote speaker for the event was 2008 Miss Iowa, Abbey Curran (pictured on the far left) who also founded the ‘Miss You...

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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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We are proud to announce that partner Majed Nachawati has recently been appointed to the District 6 Grievance Committee of the State Bar of Texas. This appointment is very prestigious, as less than 400 volunteer attorneys and public members are appointed to 17 grievance committees across the state. As part of his new role, Mr. Nachawati will be responsible for ensuring that attorneys throughout the state...

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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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Fears | Nachawati has non-suited the City of Dallas and the Dallas Arboretum today based on the assurances provided by Paul Dyer and the City of Dallas Parks and Recreation Department. The Firm is pleased to have come to an amicable resolution that protects Winfrey Point and White Rock Lake.

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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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