Tim Herman Reunites with HowryBreen

May 1, 2009 | Press Release, Randy Howry, Sean Breen, Tim Herman

For Immediate Release

HowryBreen LLP is pleased to welcome Tim Herman back to the firm in an invaluable Of Counsel position. Tim will continue to actively represent clients full time in many facets of litigation. “No attorney in Central Texas has more courtroom experience than Tim Herman when it comes to trying business, commercial or bet the company type cases. We are ecstatic to have Tim on board with our team and available to our clients,” comments Randy Howry. “Tim’s unmatched reputation and skill as a trial attorney adds even more to the arsenal for our clients and enhances our firm’s ability to win high stake cases,” adds Sean Breen.

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Courtroom Attorneys who can try any case, Tim Herman, Randy Howry and Sean Breen are Recognized by their Peers in Texas and Nationwide for their Successes in Business and Commercial litigation, Intellectual Property litigation, Employment and Labor Litigation, General litigation and Personal Injury litigation.

October 2, 2007 | Press Release, Randy Howry, Sean Breen, Tim Herman

For Immediate Release

Herman Howry Breen partners Tim Herman, Randy Howry and Sean Breen know their way around a courtroom. They are all litigation all the time, with an emphasis on taking cases to trial. Their peers continue to recognize it as the Partners have been chosen once again by their Texas and Nationwide colleagues for two well-known recognitions – the Texas Super Lawyers and The Best Lawyers in America® 2007 (Copyright 2006 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.). All three partners were selected as Super Lawyers for the fourth year in a row. Following a statewide survey of attorneys, the Super Lawyer selection process involves an evaluation of all candidates and peer evaluation by practice area with award going to those with the highest point totals. The Texas Super Lawyer publication was included in the October 2007 issue of Texas Monthly magazine. Sean Breen was recognized in the areas of general litigation, business litigation and employment and labor litigation; Randy Howry for business litigation, personal injury plaintiff litigation and general litigation; and Tim Herman for business litigation, general litigation and intellectual property litigation.

Since its inception in 1983, The Best Lawyers in America has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence in the United States. Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which 24,000 leading attorneys throughout the country cast almost two million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their specialties, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice. For the Best Lawyers in America selection, Sean Breen was recognized for personal injury litigation; Randy Howry for commercial litigation (personal injury and trusts/estates); and Tim Herman for commercial litigation with special emphasis on energy cases.

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Partners Recognized at Herman Howry Breen L.L.P.

October 11, 2006 | Press Release, Randy Howry, Sean Breen, Tim Herman

For Immediate Release

Fall 2006 has marked various recognitions for attorneys at Herman Howry Breen L.L.P. In the 2006 edition of the Texas Super Lawyers publication, Randy Howry was chosen as one of the top 50 lawyers in Central and West Texas receiving the highest point totals in scoring among his peers. Joining Mr. Howry as 2006 Super Lawyers are partners Tim Herman and Sean Breen. Mr. Howry, Mr. Herman and Mr. Breen also received word recently that they had been selected for the 2007 edition of Best Lawyers in America. Selection to the Best Lawyers in America list is a peer review process in which attorneys choose colleagues based on their legal abilities. The list is organized by geographic region and practice area. Mr. Herman and Mr. Howry were both selected for the general area of commercial litigation and Mr. Breen was selected for his outstanding work in personal injury cases.

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Attorney Tim Herman Selected Distinguished Lawyer of the Year by Austin Bar Association

February 24, 2006 | Press Release, Tim Herman

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.

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Trial Attorneys Randy Howry and Tim Herman Chosen for Best Lawyers in America Listing

September 12, 2005 | Press Release, Randy Howry, Tim Herman

Founding partners of Herman Howry Breen L.L.P., Tim Herman and Randy Howry, were selected to the 2006 edition of Best Lawyers in America. They received notification of this national honor August 29, 2005. Selection to the Best Lawyers in America list is a peer review process in which attorneys choose colleagues based on their legal abilities. The list is organized by geographic region and practice area. Herman and Howry were both selected for the general area of commercial litigation. Best Lawyers in America is a unique and singular honor in that it has no connection to advertisement, purchase or fees. The list has a reputation as a definitive guide to legal excellence across the U.S. and has been featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, Forbes and many other magazines and newspapers. The 2006 list of commercial litigators, including Herman and Howry, will be featured as a supplement in the October, 2005 issue of American Lawyer magazine.

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Jury awards Herman Howry and Breen client, Longhorn Railway Company, 3 million dollars after finding Capital Metro put it out of business.

December 21, 2001 | Press Release, Tim Herman

An Austin jury has awarded a small freight business three million dollars after finding Capital Metro contracted with it to do work, and then made it essentially impossible to do so.

At issue, the Giddings to Llano Railroad – Capital Metro purchased the line to use for mass transit. However, the transit system as owner is required by federal law to provide freight service along the line. Because of that, Capital Metro was able to purchase the line, appraised at $56-million in 1995, for about $1-million. Enter Longhorn Railway Company, owned by small businessman Don Cheatham. Longhorn was contracted to run that freight – but according to his attorney Tim Herman of Herman Howry and Breen, it simply couldn’t.

“The rail was so broken down and deteriorated, with rotting bridges and crossings, the trains couldnt move. Hard to be productive,” Herman says, “when you can only move about five miles an hour. Trains should be able to move about 25 mph along that track.”

As a result, Cheatham lost everything, his business and his life savings. Herman says the jury agreed, finding that Capital Metro intentionally refused to make improvements. The improvements were not only necessary; they were promised and fully budgeted. The finding came with the help of some key witnesses – former Capital Metro rail managers. They told jurors they were stymied when trying to bring the line up to standards. Herman says their contention was that Capital Metro had a brazen attitude, with disregard for keeping the rail moving, that Capital Metro had an eye on the light at the end of the tunnel – Light Rail - intentionally ignoring its freight rail obligations. Tim Herman says, “When Capital Metro abandoned its original $200-million plan for commuter rail in favor of a $900-million electrified light rail plan, the management of the agency neglected its freight obligations because freight did not further its light rail agenda.”

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