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…

Michael Osborne Named a 2020 Northern California Super Lawyer

Cokinos | Young Principal Michael Osborne has been included on the 2020 Northern California Super Lawyers list by Thomson Reuters for Personal Injury-Defense and Business Litigation. Michael has received this recognition every year since 2013. This distinction is held by less than five percent of Northern California lawyers. Independent research consisting of an evaluation of 12 varying indicators of…

Cokinos Attorneys Secure Significant Appellate Ruling

Cokinos Attorneys Karen Landinger, Roland Gonzales, Javier Duran, and Kyle Zunker secured a significant appellate ruling last week that will have far-reaching benefits for contractors in Texas.  In its memorandum opinion, the Thirteenth Court of Appeals ruled that a trial court abused its discretion by refusing to compel Nationwide to arbitration with a Roofing Company…

Congratulations to Karen Landinger for Being Rated AV Preeminent

Congratulations to Karen Landinger for being rated AV Preeminent, the highest possible rating in both legal ability & ethical standards. This is given to attorneys who are ranked at the highest level of professional excellence for their legal expertise, communication skills, and ethical standards by their peers. The AV Preeminent Rating is the pinnacle of…