Tim Herman, senior partner of Herman Howry Breen, LLP, was selected for the prestigious Distinguished Lawyer Award for 2006 by the Austin Bar Association. He was recognized for his outstanding commitment to the legal profession and to the community. This award is presented to a lawyer who has practiced for 30 years or more and has significantly contributed to the profession and the community. Herman’s experience includes representing clients on oil and gas royalty issues, professional contract disputes, lease claims, corporate liability of officers and directors, professional negligence in corporate matters, and shareholder claims and disputes. Add to this an impressive client list including Capital Sports and Entertainment, Austin City Limits and Lance Armstrong, and you’ve got a man who is most definitely worthy of praise as a distinguished lawyer. Aside from his work as an attorney, Tim has given back to the community in many ways, including fulfilling the role of basketball coach for St. Andrew’s Episcopal School and West Austin Youth Association. He has worked with CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), Helping Hand of Austin and Volunteer Legal Services.
Claim about whether Armstrong owes assistant $300,000 is still pending
By Claire Osborn, American Statesman Staff
A district judge on Friday dismissed the breach of contract and fraud claims against Lance Armstrong by a former personal assistant.
Judge Margaret Cooper of the 353rd District Court, however, did not dismiss the claim that cycling champion Armstrong owed his former assistant, Mike Anderson, $300,000 for two years of work that he did beyond his duties as a bike mechanic.
The judge also did not dismiss Anderson’s claim that Armstrong, the seven-time Tour de France champion, had libeled him by telling other people that Anderson had stolen items, said one of Anderson’s lawyers, Hal Gillespie. (more…)