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  • John Grayson and Shelly Masters Featured in FDCC Insights

    The Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel just released their Fall 2020 online edition of FDCC Insights. This is a scholarly journal comprised of relevant and cutting-edge articles directly impacting defense and corporate counsel and industry professionals. The Fall 2020 issue included two C | Y attorneys: Creativity in Litigation Strategy By John L. Grayson Not…

    Appellate Win for the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks

    The Trial and Appellate team of Jim Ewbank, Stephanie Cook, Tony Golz, and Dana Livingston scored a major victory for the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks of the United States of America, Inc., an established national organization, seeking to prevent member-factions from appropriating the Elks’ lodge property.  In local lodges coast-to-coast, certain members…

    Russell Smith Receives HBJ 40 Under 40 Award for 2020

    Russell Smith received Houston Business Journal's 40 Under 40 Class of 2020 award. This award celebrates young professionals who have significantly contributed to their companies, their industries, and their communities. Recipients are chosen by an independent panel of judges selected by HBJ's editorial team and candidates are evaluated based on professional accomplishments, community involvement, philanthropic…

    Ryan Harrison Receives G. Duffield Smith Outstanding Publication Award

    Ryan Harrison, a Principal in our Austin office, is one of the recipients of the G. Duffield Smith Outstanding Publication Award. This award honors the authors of the most outstanding defense-related article published in For The Defense or In-House Defense Quarterly in 2019. Ryan’s articles “Winning with Experts Part 1 – How to Pick the…

    Patrick Wielinski Named “Lawyer of the Year;” Eighteen Cokinos | Young Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers®

    Congratulations to Patrick J. Wielinski for being named “Lawyer of the Year” and to the eighteen Cokinos | Young attorneys for being recognized by Best Lawyers. Fourteen Attorneys Honored as “Best Lawyers” Four Attorneys Named in the Inaugural “Ones to Watch” List Patrick J. Wielinski was recognized as the 2021 “Lawyer” of the Year” in Dallas/Fort Worth…

    Reflecting on Best Practices for COVID-19

    Anyone following the news surrounding COVID-19 knows that the construction industry has been mentioned often, both because of its essential nature as well as the difficulties contractors and their employees face in executing work while observing required and recommended safety practices.  Extensive discussions took place at the federal, state and local level regarding what procedures…

    Summer Associate Reflection

    [one_half padding="24px 24px 24px 24px"] [/one_half] [one_half_last padding="24px 24px 24px 24px"]Graham Quinn South Texas College of Law - Houston The thing I’ve enjoyed most about working at Cokinos | Young is how approachable everyone is. Whenever I have a question, looking for a project to work on, or simply just ask about the practice of law,…

    Twelve Lawyers Named Best San Antonio Lawyers 2020

    Twelve lawyers in our San Antonio office have been included in the 16th Annual Best San Antonio Lawyers of 2020. For the past fourteen years, San Antonio Scene magazine has asked licensed, practicing lawyers of Bexar County to tell us who they believe are the city's best lawyers and attorneys at law in 80 districts…

    Marc Young Re-Elected to Second Term as a Director of the FDCC

    Cokinos | Young Founding Principal Marc Young was re-elected for his second term as a Director of the FDCC (Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel). This is Marc's second term as a Director. Marc heads the firm’s Tort Litigation Section which deals principally with the defense of corporations and individuals sued for claims involving personal…

    Pat Wielinski Authors Article as to Dangers of Breach of Contract Endorsements

    The addition of a breach of contract endorsement to a contractor’s commercial general liability (CGL) policy significantly reduces the scope of coverage available for construction defect claims. Pat Wielinski’s most recent article as to recent Texas case law on that issue and how to mitigate the risk is addressed in “Beware the Stunted CGL: Breach…