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  • New Texas Supreme Court Ruling

      LaLonde v. Gosnell, No. 16-0966 (Tex. June 14, 2019). Today the Texas Supreme Court issued its majority and dissenting opinions in a case addressing implied waiver of the right to seek dismissal under the certificate-of-merit statute, chapter 150 of the Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code. In LaLonde v. Gosnell, a 6-3 decision, the…

    Cokinos | Young Attorneys ranked by prestigious Chambers USA in 2019 Directory

    Chambers USA has released their 2019 version of America's Leading Lawyers. Chambers has been one of the leading authorities in law firm and lawyer rankings in the country for over 20 years. Gregory M. Cokinos (Construction Law in Texas), Patrick J. Wielinski (Construction & Insurance Law in Texas), Stanley W. Curry (Construction Law in Texas),…

    John Grayson Named an Arbitrator by the American Arbitration Association

    Houston attorney, John Grayson, was recently named an arbitrator by The American Arbitration Association. The American Arbitration Association (AAA) is a not-for-profit organization in the field of alternative dispute resolution, providing services to individuals and organizations who wish to resolve conflicts out of court. The AAA’s role in the dispute resolution process is to administer…

    John Warren Recognized on 2019 Up and Coming 100 List

    Cokinos | Young is pleased to announce that Principal John Warren was recognized by Super Lawyers on the Up and Coming 100 list. The Super Lawyers Up and Coming 100 is an additional distinction to the Rising Stars ranking service that is based on a statewide survey, peer nominations and independent research of Thomson Reuters.…

    Cokinos | Young Honors its 2019 Rising Stars

    Cokinos | Young is pleased to announce that five of its attorneys have been named to the 2019 Texas Rising Stars list of exceptional young attorneys. Rising Stars is a ranking service based on a statewide survey, peer nominations and independent research of Thomson Reuters. Less than 2.5 percent of Texas attorneys are chosen for this prestigious distinction.…

    Nationally Recognized Appellate Lawyers Join Cokinos | Young

    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…

    Stephanie Cook Named Principal at Cokinos | Young

    We are thrilled to announce that Stephanie Cook has become a Principal at Cokinos | Young. Stephanie has extensive experience in both litigation and transactional matters for all types of commercial, industrial, and residential construction, as well as real estate development. She utilizes her prior experience in banking and civil litigation to proactively assist general…

    Fifth Circuit Reverses Course on General Contractors, Rules They Are Subject to OSHA “Controlling Employer” Citation Doctrine

      For the past 37 years, general contractors within the Fifth Circuit states of Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi have been able to rest relatively easily when it comes to OSHA citations against them for worksite hazards that endanger other employers’ (i.e., subcontractors’) employees.  That is because even if an OSHA investigation resulted in the agency…

    Pat Wielinski Authors Fifth Edition of Insurance for Defective Construction

    In this new edition of his book, Pat draws on 38 years of practice representing owners, contractors, subcontractors and sureties in disputes over insurance coverage for defective work. Since the publication of the first edition in 2000, it has been relied upon by construction, insurance and legal professionals, particularly as a source for the historical…