Roger D. Townsend, one of the founders of the civil appellate practice group in Texas, has joined Cokinos Young, P.C. as a principal in its Houston office. Townsend has a long history of growing successful appellate practices, having founded the first appellate practice at a Texas based national firm and then being the visionary leader behind two successful Texas appellate boutiques. He is a past president of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, the appellate equivalent to the American College of Trial Lawyers.
Dana Livingston also joins the appellate/legal issues group of Cokinos | Young. A noted appellate practitioner, Dana Livingston is best known for her expertise before the Fifth Circuit and the Texas Supreme Court, having worked heavily for both in her long, storied career. Because of the depth and breadth of her appellate expertise, Livingston was selected as the editor in chief of the national Appellate Practice Compendium published by the American Bar Association.
“Joining Cokinos | Young is like a dream come true for me,” Townsend said. “We share an identical vision that the way to succeed is to focus relentlessly on improving the quality of service for the client. All else comes second. This interminable quest for excellence has motivated my entire career, really my entire life.”
Gregory Cokinos, one of the founding partners of Cokinos | Young said, “We are honored and privileged to have Roger and Dana join us to further strengthen not only our ongoing appellate practice, but to add more depth to our litigation team, as well as strategic thinking at all phases of our ligation or alternative dispute resolution practice. Indeed, Roger and Dana’s reputation, experience and profound knowledge of the law and the litigation process will further strengthen our ongoing success.”
Cokinos | Young has 66 lawyers in five offices, with a heavy emphasis on construction and other business litigation, as well as appeals.