Fifth Circuit Opinion: Cimarex Energy Company, et al. v. CP Well Testing, L.L.C.

Posted on Apr 11, 2022

Fifth Circuit Opinion: Applying the Texas Oilfield Anti-Indemnity Act, a contractor’s indemnity obligation under the contract between the contractor and the owner-operator of a well the contractor worked on was limited to the $3 million of insurance the contractor was required to maintain under the contract, even though the indemnity obligation was unlimited in amount […]

Supreme Court of Texas Holds That a Defendant Condominium Association May Recover Attorney’s Fees Under the Texas Property Code

Posted on Apr 8, 2022

Recently, the Supreme Court of Texas issued an opinion in Sunchase IV Homeowners Association, Inc. and Board v. Atkinson. The issue presented was whether Section 82.161(b) of the Texas Property Code allowed a condominium association to recover its attorney’s fees after successfully defending a lawsuit brought by a unit owner. Chapter 82 of the Texas Property […]

13 of Branscomb Law’s Attorneys Named to the Bend Magazine’s Best Lawyers in the March 2022 Edition

Posted on Apr 4, 2022

Branscomb Law has a collection of high-quality lawyers with the practice areas necessary to serve all the needs of successful individuals who own their own businesses.  Branscomb Law helps its clients in all stages of a business-from forming a business, defending it, to selling or passing it on to the next generation. Branscomb Law’s 13 […]

Member Clint Twaddell Argues at Supreme Court of Texas

Posted on Mar 30, 2022

Branscomb Law Member Clint Twaddell recently presented oral argument to the Supreme Court of Texas in Pape Partners, Ltd., et al. v. DRR Family Properties, LP.  Mr. Twaddell also prepared the briefing presented to the Court. The case involved a question of who has jurisdiction to determine surface water ownership disputes – the courts or […]

Three Branscomb Law Lawyers Selected as 2022 Rising Stars-Texas Super Lawyers

Posted on Mar 23, 2022

Branscomb Law is pleased to announce today that three of its attorneys have been named 2022 Rising Stars by Super Lawyers Magazine. The Branscomb Law attorneys named on the 2022 Texas Rising Stars list are: Aaron Barton: Real Estate Casey F. Rickard: Estate Planning & Probate J.D. Egbert: Business Litigation About Rising Stars The Rising […]

San Antonio Attorney Aaron M Barton Honored by Texas Bar Foundation

Posted on Mar 22, 2022

Mr. Aaron M. Barton with Branscomb, PLLC has been elected to membership in the Fellows of the Texas Bar Foundation. Fellows of the Foundation are selected for their outstanding professional achievements and their demonstrated commitment to the improvement of the justice system throughout the state of Texas. Election is a mark of distinction and recognition […]

Significant Tax Law Changes Proposed – Potential Impact on Your Estate Planning

Posted on Sep 28, 2021

New legislation has been proposed which will, if it becomes law, cut the estate and gift tax exemption in half, eliminate valuation discounts, and make many traditional estate planning techniques obsolete. While no one can predict with certainty whether this proposed legislation will pass, you should strongly consider acting now if you want to take […]

Sexual Harassment Claims under Texas Law

Posted on Aug 27, 2021

Governor Abbott signed two new bills (S.B. 45 and H.B. 21) that extend protections for employees alleging claims of sexual harassment under the Texas Labor Code. Both laws become effective on September 1, 2021. These newly enacted laws extend the period during which employees and ex-employees may file a sexual harassment claim, broaden the definition […]

Branscomb Law Lawyers Named to the Best Lawyers in America®2022 List and Three Recognized as Lawyer of the Year

Posted on Aug 19, 2021

Branscomb Law is pleased to announce that the following lawyers have been recognized in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®: Patrick H. Autry – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law – Litigation – Bankruptcy James T. Clancy Jr. – Commercial Litigation Joseph McKnight Davis- Litigation – Trusts and […]

Ray Miller

Posted on Jul 23, 2021

Ray Miller (1939 – 2021) Ray Miller was born in 1939 and grew up in Katy, Texas. A gifted student, he excelled at the University of Texas receiving both his undergraduate degree and law degree with honors. In the distinguished class of 1963, he was an associate editor of the law review, a member of […]