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SOURCE Legge, Farrow, Kimmitt, McGrath & Brown L.L.P
Firm noted for accomplishments in insurance, maritime law
HOUSTON, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Houston civil litigation firm Legge, Farrow, Kimmitt, McGrath & Brown L.L.P. is being honored for having the 2014 Texas Litigation Department of the Year in the small firm category by the publishers of Texas Lawyer newspaper.
The publication says Legge Farrow "not only wins big cases. It also has helped clarify maritime and insurance law."
An example is the firm's representation of Anadarko Petroleum Corp. in a personal injury suit appealed all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. Partner James T. Brown and associate Jeanie Tate Goodwin argued that a deepwater floating offshore facility was not a vessel and not capable of transport. That meant the injured plaintiff could not seek compensation as a seaman under the Jones Act.
"From an insurance risk perspective, you're talking about saving millions of dollars," says Legge Farrow managing partner Gerard J. Kimmitt. "Our understanding of maritime, energy, and insurance law often pays off with big savings for our clients."
The newspaper also cites Legge Farrow's favorable resolution of an offshore construction and insurance coverage dispute that created new Texas Supreme Court precedent and enabled the clients to recover almost all their fees, costs and damages. Partner Glenn Legge referred to the case as "a labor of love that lasted almost 10 years."
The article, "Small Legge, Farrow Wins Big Litigation," appears in the June 2 edition of Texas Lawyer. Legge Farrow earned top honors alongside midsize and large firms as well as honorees in specialty practice areas.
One of the firm's longtime clients is TETRA Technologies Inc. Perry Hamburger, manager of risk and insurance, noted the firm's good track record and ability to quickly analyze legal problems and provide practical responses for clients.
"They have a wide range of experience and depth of knowledge," he told Texas Lawyer.
Legge, Farrow, Kimmitt, McGrath & Brown L.L.P. is an AV-rated civil litigation firm that represents domestic and foreign companies in federal and state courts. The firm's office is located in Houston and its attorneys are licensed to practice in Texas, Louisiana, New York and California, as well as various federal district and appellate courts in the U.S. The firm provides services to businesses involved in the energy, marine, insurance, construction and technology industries.
For more information on Legge Farrow's Best Litigation award, please contact Kit Frieden at 800-559-4534 or email@example.com.
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