When Gods Ruled the Texas Courts
By Mark Curriden – There are more than 100,000 lawyers practicing in Texas today. The Texas Lawbook identified 50 legendary attorneys – the profession considers them to be Lions of the Texas Bar. We interviewed each one of them in a yearlong project and have now updated each profile with new information and added videos featuring these Lions.
What makes these lawyers Lions of the Bar? They scored billion-dollar wins for individuals and businesses. They sued to remove dangerous products off store shelves or to force unfit doctors to end their medical practices. Many of them defended companies from frivolous lawsuits and against unfair rules and regulations or advised corporations in mega-mergers and acquisitions. Some are judges who authored controversial and landmark decisions that changed how we live. Others are legal educators who trained generations of lawyers and influenced the decision-makers with their scholarly work.
“These attorneys are the last of a great generation – a time when gods truly roamed the courthouse,” says former American Airlines General Counsel Gary Kennedy, who serves on the Pimco Board of Directors.
We hope you enjoy this project as much as we enjoyed putting it together.