2012 Lawyer of the Year

June 7, 2012 | Randy Howry

Randy Howry has been named
‘2012 Best Lawyer of the Year’ by Best Lawyers®.


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Texas Super Lawyers for Seven Years

June 5, 2012 | Articles, Randy Howry, Sean Breen, Tim Herman

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Austin Attorney Randy Howry Selected by Peers as Austin Best Lawyer in Litigation – Real Estate Lawyer of the Year

October 18, 2011 | Randy Howry

Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession, has named Randy R. Howry as the “Austin Best Lawyers Litigation – Real Estate Lawyer of the Year” for 2012. This is the first time the publication has made such designations of individual attorneys. Howry is a partner with the firm HowryBreen & Herman LLP in Austin, Texas.

Steven Naifeh, President of Best Lawyers, says, “We continue to believe – as we have believed for more than 25 years – that recognition by one’s peers is the most meaningful form of praise in the legal profession. We would like to congratulate Randy R. Howry on being selected as the ‘Austin Best Lawyers Litigation – Real Estate Lawyer of the Year’ for 2012.”

Best Lawyers compiles its lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers.

Howry has handled a variety of real estate litigation cases in Travis County and other counties throughout Texas, including ones that combine real estate issues with oil and gas royalties and rights.

In addition to Howry’s selection for the Real Estate specialty in Austin – Lawyer of the Year, Howry, Sean Breen and Tim Herman of HowryBreen & Herman received designations to the national group Best Lawyers 2012.

Williamson jury: Mom gets most blame in teen’s death

August 29, 2011 | In The News, Randy Howry

By Claire Osborn, Austin American-Statesman Staff

A Williamson County jury decided this month that three people were negligent in the drinking death of an underage girl: a liquor store employee, the girl’s mother and the 17-year-old herself.

Savannah Skye Smith died of alcohol poisoning on Feb. 10, 2009, according to a lawsuit filed by her mother, Debra Smith, against the employee of the liquor store, James East, and his wife, Terri Bayless East, who owned the store.

The lawsuit accused James East of knowingly selling alcohol to an underage Savannah at Avery Fine Wines and Spirits on Parmer Lane in Austin from July 2008, when the girl was 16, until the day of her death. (more…)

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Randy Howry comments on lawsuit filed by fitness center

April 13, 2010 | In The News, Randy Howry

Two years ago, 4-year-old Colin Holst drowned in a Life Time Fitness swimming pool surrounded by adults and lifeguards.

After being hit with a $25 million wrongful death lawsuit by Colin’s parents, Life Time is suing Colin’s mother and two of her friends, accusing them of trespassing, fraud, and breach of contract. The company claims that Jana Holst, Jennie Stafford, and Deborah Stack did not follow the gym’s guest policy and that the women should pay damages, court costs, and all other expenses related to the lawsuits surrounding Colin’s death.

Stack and Stafford’s lawyer, Damon Robertson , calls the lawsuit outrageous. (more…)

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Judge orders some of stolen lottery winnings returned; store clerk still at large

February 17, 2010 | In The News, Randy Howry, Sean Breen

By Steven Kreytak, Austin American-Statesman Staff

A judge in Austin on Tuesday ordered that $395,000 seized in a lottery fraud investigation be given to Willis Willis, a Dallas-area maintenance man who prosecutors say was the rightful winner of a $1 million jackpot last year.

“I feel great right now,” said Willis, 68, outside court. He wants to use his winnings to pay off medical bills, to pay the college tuition bills for the youngest of his six daughters and to buy a new set of golf clubs. He does not plan to work again.

The order by state District Judge Bob Perkins comes as authorities are continuing to search for Pankaj Joshi, a convenience store clerk in the Dallas suburb of Grand Prairie who prosecutors say stole Willis’ ticket in May when Willis asked him to check if it was a winner. (more…)

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