Excessive Force Law
 
Patrick Leonard Martin v. The State of Texas

Austin, Texas – Criminal Defense lawyer represented Appellant with a burglary of a habitation charge.



Kristin Ellington1 began a dating relationship with Martin in 2014. Martin lived
“off and on” with Ellington and her mother, Marcia Larson, at Larson’s home in Bulverde,
Texas. Although at first the rel... More...
   $0 (12-03-2022 - TX)

Justin W. LaPree v. Kelly M. LaPree

Austin, Texas – Divorce lawyer represented Appellant with appealing from the trial court’s final divorce decree



The parties married in 2012. While Kelly was a minor, her grandparents created
three irrevocable trusts (the Norris Trusts)—in 1989, 1991, and 1992, respectively—naming her
the sole primary ben... More...
   $0 (12-03-2022 - TX)

United States of America v. Guy Benjamin Bowman

Abingdon, Virginia criminal law lawyer represented Defendant charged with participating in a cross-county drug distribution of drugs.

Guy Benjamin Bowman, 57, was convicted following a jury trial in July 2022 of one count of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute and to distributing 500 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing methamphetamine as well as one count o... More...
   $0 (12-02-2022 - VA)

Byron Berry v. The New Gainesville Livestock Auction, LLC

Fort Worth, Texas – Business Law lawyer represented Appellant with appealing the trial court’s judgment on his deceptive-trade-practices claim.




Byron Berry appeals the trial court’s judgment on his deceptive-trade-practices
claim against The New Gainesville Livestock Auction, LLC. See Tex. Bus. & Com. More...
   $0 (12-01-2022 - TX)

United States of America v. Lawrence Belcher

Albany, New York criminal law lawyer represented Defendant charged with attempting to coerce and entice a child to engage in sexual acts with him.

Lawrence Belcher, age 37, of Troy, New York, admitted that between January and April 2022, he sent sexually explicit text messages to someone he believed to be a 13-year-old boy. Belcher asked to meet the child in person in order to engage in... More...
   $0 (11-30-2022 - NY)

United States of America v. Ahmad Khalil Elshazly

New Haven, Connecticut criminal law lawyer represented Defendant charged with attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), a designated foreign terrorist organization.

Beginning in approximately September 2018, hmad Khalil Elshazly, 25, of West Haven, Connecticut, a U.S. citizen, expressed a desire to travel to Syria and the surrounding area to f... More...
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Mark Morgan Upchurch v. The State of Texas

Fort Worth, Texas – Criminal Defense lawyer represented Appellant with appealing his conviction for assault of a family member charge.

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A. The Aggravated Assault (by Fire)
Appellant met and began dating the complainant, Jane,
1 in 2013. In 2014, Jane
was hospitalized after being set on fire. She told parame... More...
   $0 (11-30-2022 - TX)

Seth Bookout, Leslye Romero, and Ryan Gallagher v. Jonathan Shelley and Stedfast Baptist Church

Fort Worth, Texas – Civil Litigation lawyer represented Appellants with the trial court’s denial of their motion to dismiss the lawsuit filed against them.

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In this accelerated interlocutory appeal, Appellants Seth Bookout, Leslye
Romero, and Ryan Gallagher challenge the trial court’s denial of their mot... More...
   $0 (11-30-2022 - TX)

Michael Baxter v. Louis Roberts, III and Trevor Lee

Tallahassee, Florida personal injury lawyer represented Plaintiff, who sued Defendant on a civil rights violation theory under 42 U.S.C. 1983.

This is an appeal from summary judgment in a civil rights case arising from a traffic stop and arrest that took place in Northwest Florida on December 24, 2017. On that day, Michael Baxter was pulled over by Deputy Trevor Lee of the Jackson County ... More...
   $0 (11-30-2022 - FL)

United States of America v. Elmer Stewart Rhodes, III

Washington, DC: Criminal law lawyers represented Defendant charged with sedition for his role in the riot at the Capitol Building on January 6, 2021.

Elmer Stewart Rhodes III, the founder and leader of the Oath Keepers, and Kelly Meggs, the leader of the Florida chapter of the organization, were found guilty by a jury today of seditious conspiracy and other charges for crimes related to t... More...
   $0 (11-29-2022 - DC)

United States of America v. Olayinka Babatunde a/k/a “Tom”

Burlington, Vermont criminal law lawyer represented Defendant charged with drug distribution.

On January 29, 2020, law enforcement executed a search warrant at 8 Sheldon Place in Rutland, Vermont. Court records show that Olyinka Babatunde, a/k/a "tom,", age 23, from Brooklyn, New York, and Quadeim Mack, also from Brooklyn, used this residence as a base station to distribute drugs in the R... More...
   $0 (11-28-2022 - VT)

United States of America v. Neil Cole

New York City, New York criminal law lawyer represented Defendant charged with fraudulently inflate Iconix’s revenue and earnings per share, making false filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), and misleading the conduct of audits.

“As a unanimous jury has now found, Neil Cole deceived his company’s investors and auditors in order to make his company ap... More...
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Ryan Matthews v. The State of Texas

Fort Worth, Texas – Criminal Defense lawyer represented defendant with appealing being found guilty of murder and assessed his punishment at 20 years.

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II. SELF-DEFENSE
Under the Penal Code, a person is justified in using force against another when
and to the degree he “reasonably believes the force is immed... More...
   $0 (11-27-2022 - TX)

Jon Preston Romer, Jr. v. The State of Texas

Fort Worth, Texas – Criminal Defense lawyer represented defendant with appealing from his conviction and five-year sentence for aggravated perjury

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The events giving rise to this case started on November 5, 2016, with an
encounter between private security officer Jeremy Flores and recently discharged
patient ... More...
   $0 (11-26-2022 - TX)

CL III Funding Holding Company, LLC v. Steelhead Midstream Partners, LLC; Strategic Energy Income Fund III, LP; Eagleridge Energy II, LLC; and Eagleridge Midstream, LLC

Fort Worth, Texas – Real Estate lawyer represented Appellant with a fractured and contentious” relationship between two pipeline co-owners.

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This case centers on the “[h]ighly fractured and contentious” relationship
between two pipeline co-owners—Appellant CL III Funding Holding Company, LLC
and Appel... More...
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City of Gainesville v. Suzanne Sharp

Fort Worth, Texas – Personal Injury lawyer represented Appellant with filing this interlocutory appeal against a premises liability claim.

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Sharp sued the City for injuries she sustained on the Gainesville airport tarmac.
On May 17, 2020, Sharp and her instructor pilot landed their plane at the Gainesville More...
   $0 (11-26-2022 - TX)

Stedfast Baptist Church v. Fellowship of the Sword, Inc.

Fort Worth, Texas – Civil Litigation lawyer represented Appellant with Seeking declaratory relief construing the default provisions of a commercial lease.

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A. The Lease
In July of 2020, Stedfast, through its president and pastor Jonathan Shelley,
executed a 63-month commercial lease with Fellowship, as one of ... More...
   $0 (11-26-2022 - TX)

Dani Roisman v. Gavriella Etana Roisman

Houston, Texas – Divorce lawyer represented Appellee with an enforcement action for medical child support.

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Dani and Gavriella have three children together. Jane is their oldest child.
Dani and Gavriella divorced in February 2018 when Jane was 15 years old.
Dani and Gavriella signed an Agreed Divorce Decree ... More...
   $0 (11-24-2022 - TX)

The State of Texas v. Marco Antonio Moreno

Houston, Texas – Criminal Defense lawyer represented defendant with a aggravated assault with a deadly weapon charge.


On April 18, 2012, a grand jury indicted Moreno for aggravated assault with
a deadly weapon (the “assault charge”). The same day, the grand jury also indicted
Moreno on an unrelated charge... More...
   $0 (11-24-2022 - TX)

State of Oklahoma v. Melvin Girard Hall

Lawton, Oklahoma criminal law lawyer represented Defendant charged with human trafficking in violation of 21 O.S. 748, which provides:

A. As used in Sections 748 and 748.2 of this title:

1. "Coercion" means compelling, forcing or intimidating a person to act by:

a. threats of harm or physical restraint against any person,

b. any act, scheme, plan, or pattern... More...
   $0 (11-23-2022 - OK)

United States of America v. Merrill Darrell Fackrell

Salt Lake City, Utah criminal law lawyer represented Defendant charged with carrying and using a straight edge razor blade during a flight.

On November 21, 2022, Merrill Darrell Fackrell, age 41, from Syracuse, Utah, departed on JetBlue Flight #871 from John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York en route to Salt Lake City International Airport in Utah. Fackrell was seated in a win... More...
   $0 (11-23-2022 - UT)

United States of America v. Brian Kelsey

Nashville, Tennessee criminal law lawyer represented Defendant charged with violating campaign finance laws and conspiring to defraud the Federal Election Commission (FEC) as part of a scheme to benefit his 2016 campaign for U.S. Congress.

Brian Kelsey, 44, of Germantown, admitted that he conspired to, and did, secretly and unlawfully funnel money from multiple sources, including his own... More...
   $0 (11-23-2022 - TN)

Harris County Fresh Water Supply District No. 61 v. Magellan Pipeline Company, L. P. and V-Tex Logistics LLC

Houston, Texas – Civil Litigation lawyer represented Appellant with rather governmental entity is immune from a suit to condemn a portion of its property for an easement.



A. The Pipeline Project
Magellan Pipeline Company, LP and V-Tex Logistics, LLC are pipeline
companies, and each owns its own pipeline syst... More...
   $0 (11-23-2022 - TX)

Ex parte Jorge Mazuera Possession of child pornography

Houston, Texas – Criminal Defense lawyer represented defendant with challenging the trial court’s orders denying in part his pretrial applications for writ of habeas corpus.



Appellant is charged with ten separate felony offenses of possession of child
pornography.2

Pretrial Applications for Writ of Hab... More...
   $0 (11-23-2022 - TX)

Taylor Morrison of Texas, Inc. and Taylor Woodrow Communities-League City. Ltd. v. Rodney Goff

Houston, Texas – Real Estate lawyer represented Appellee with alleging defective construction of his home.



In December 2014, Rodney Goff signed a purchase agreement for the
purchase of a new home to be constructed by Taylor Woodrow in the Mar Bella
subdivision of League City. The construction of the home was... More...
   $0 (11-23-2022 - TX)

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