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Haslam & Gallagher pull out all the stops for their clients. This wreck reconstruction animation was instrumental in garnering a very favorable verdict for our client. Require Flash player

Robert E. Haslam Wins #1 Dram Shop verdict in Texas for 2011

Haslam & Gallagher is proud to announce the #1 Dram Shop verdict in Texas for 2011. Bell v. Freeman  in the Tarrant County 348th District Court. The case involved a strip bar over serving alcohol on South I35 in Tarant County, resulting in a car wreck and five deaths. The drunk driver drove in the wrong direction in the 5000 block of East Loop 820 South colliding head on with a car carrying 4 teens. The jury found for the teens’ families awarding $4,300,000. The bar was found 35% responsible. Robert E. Haslam’s co-counsels were Spencer Markle and John Mallard… Read More

Drunken Driver Hit ‘Brokeback Mountain’ Screenwriter

$225,848 Verdict for Diana Ossana against Farm Bureau County Mutual Insurance Co., case No. 342-244164-10 in the Tarrant County District Court,342nd Judge Wade Birdwell presiding. In 2006, recent Academy Award winner for Brokeback Mountain, Diana Ossana was hit in her sport utility vehicle by a drunk driver running a red light. The impact caused her car to roll over and come to a rest upside down. The wreck left her unconscious with a concussion, and injuries to her neck and shoulder. Because of Ossana’s injuries it is painful for her to write for more than an hour at a time.… Read More

AV Preeminent Lawyer -Robert E. Haslam

For the 15th year Martindale-Hubbell recognizes Robert E. Haslam as an AV Preeminent Lawyer. The AV Preeminent® rating is the highest rating for both ethical behavior and quality of legal work earned after a strenuous Peer Review Rating process that is managed and monitored by the world’s most trusted legal resource – Martindale-Hubbell.

Robert E. Haslam Named Super Lawyer for 2011

Robert E. Haslam has the honor of being chosen a 2011 Texas Super Lawyer.  This distinction places him in the top 5% of practicing attorneys in Texas for 2011. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

Hot Coffee – Is Justice Being Served?

Do you know the real story behind the McDonald’s coffee case? Seinfeld mocked it. Letterman ranked it in his top ten list. And more than fifteen years later, its infamy continues. Everyone knows the McDonald’s coffee case. It has been routinely cited as an example of how citizens have taken advantage of America’s legal system, but is that a fair rendition of the facts? Hot Coffee reveals what really happened to Stella Liebeck, the Albuquerque woman who spilled coffee on herself and sued McDonald’s, while exploring how and why the case garnered so much media attention, who funded the effort… Read More

Robert Haslam wins another excess verdict against an automobile insurance company

October 25, 2011 Robert Haslam won an excess verdict against Safeco Insurance Company, in the 96th District Court of Tarrant County, Texas.  The new paid or incurred law was a significant hammer to a wonderful Texas mom of three children who suffered shoulder surgery from an underinsured motorist driver causing an automobile wreck.  Safeco Insurance Company would only offer $15,000 of their $50,000 telling their insured, ‘you have to hire an attorney and sue us because we’ll never pay you any more money.’  The underinsured driver only had $50,000 in coverage and had paid many months before recognizing the risk… Read More

Patrick Gallagher Named Super Lawyer for 2011

Patrick Gallagher has the distinct honor of being chosen as one of the top 5% of practicing attorneys in the state of Texas for 2011. Super Lawyers magazine names attorneys in each state who received the highest point totals, as chosen by their peers and through the independent research. Rising Stars names the state’s top up-and-coming attorneys. Super Lawyers rate outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

Jury finds bar that served driver partially responsible for wreck that killed 4 teens

By Deanna Boyd dboyd@star-telegram.com FORT WORTH — For 51/2 hours on a hot summer night in 2005, Michael Miles sat in the Harlem Nites Cabaret and drank. Throughout the evening, attorneys say, bartenders at the topless bar continued to serve Miles, a 47-year-old father of three who lived in Arlington, until he was obviously drunk. After leaving the bar, Miles went to a convenience store and eventually began driving his pickup the wrong way on U.S. 287 before merging onto East Loop 820 South — still going the wrong way. About 1:35 a.m., Miles’ pickup crashed into a car filled… Read More

Texas Laws Already Protect Insurance Industry

By Robert “Bob” Haslam Monday, Mar. 21, 2011 Special to the Star-Telegram Gov. Rick Perry’s proposals for Texas’ legal system would help his insurance company contributors further increase their profits on the backs of those least able to help themselves after being injured by others’ negligence — and limit the already small recoveries available to plaintiffs in Texas. Perry recently called for lawsuit “losers” to pay their opponents’ legal expenses and for an “early dismissal” option to get rid of “frivolous” suits. He said these components would help the state’s legal and economic climate. But if the governor believes that… Read More