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Levinger PC Assists Trial Counsel in Representing Victims of Bus Crash in Litigation Against Choctaw Casino

Levinger PC Assists Trial Counsel in Representing Victims of Bus Crash in Litigation Against Choctaw Casino

May 2, 2016 in News
Jeff Levinger teamed with trial lawyers Frank Branson, Chip Brooker, and Spencer Browne to successfully represent the victims of a deadly bus crash that occurred in April 2013 en route to the Choctaw Casino in Durant, Oklahoma. With assistance from co-counsel Carl Cecere, Levinger defeated Choctaw’s motion for summary judgment, and then helped to prepare and argue the jury charge submitted by Judge Carl Ginsberg in a two-week trial in April 2016. After four days of deliberation, the jury found Choctaw to be responsible for the negligence of the bus owner and driver, and awarded nearly $12 million in damages to the families of two deceased passengers. Levinger PC also represents several severely injured passengers in similar lawsuits pending in other courts in Dallas and Tarrant County.

Subject Matter: Product Liability & Personal Injury

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Levinger Named as Director of Prestigious State Bar Appellate CLE Course

Levinger Named as Director of Prestigious State Bar Appellate CLE Course

February 11, 2016 in News
Jeff Levinger has been selected by the State Bar of Texas Appellate Section to serve as the course director for the 30th Annual Advanced Civil Practice seminar to be held on September 8-9, 2016 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Austin. Offering nearly 14 hours of CLE credit, the seminar is one of TexasBar CLE’s most popular events, and features presentations from judges, practitioners, and academicians about a wide range of appellate-related topics. As course director, Levinger is responsible for selecting a planning committee, identifying topics and speakers, presiding over the two-day seminar, and planning the Appellate Section’s annual meeting on September 8. He is assisted by April Farris, a Kelly Hart associate and former Texas deputy solicitor general, who is overseeing the popular “Nuts and Bolts” course that precedes the advanced seminar.

Subject Matter: Procedural & Evidentiary Issues

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Levinger PC Teams With Gruber Hurst Elrod to Defeat Claims of Stanford Receiver

Levinger PC Teams With Gruber Hurst Elrod to Defeat Claims of Stanford Receiver

July 10, 2015 in News
Jeff Levinger served as appellate counsel to client Dillon Gage of Dallas and its trial team at Gruber Hurst Elrod Johansen Hail Shank, who dealt a rare defeat to the Stanford receiver appointed to represent the financial victims of the Ponzi scheme perpetrated by R. Allen Stanford.  In a 7-0 verdict rendered after a one-week trial before U.S. District Judge David Godbey, the jury rejected the Receiver’s claim that Stanford Coins & Bullion acted with the intent to hinder, delay, or defraud its creditors when it made over $5.1 million in payments to Dillon Gage in the weeks before the Stanford receivership.  Levinger was responsible for handling the jury charge and the Rule 50(a) motions for judgment.  The jury charge, which included an important instruction that fraud cannot be inferred from a debtor’s mere intent to prefer one creditor over another, can be found here.  A short Texas Lawyer article about the trial is here.

Subject Matter: Business Litigation, Procedural and Evidentiary Issues

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Super Lawyers Spotlights Levinger PC as Top Texas Solo Litigation Firm

Super Lawyers Spotlights Levinger PC as Top Texas Solo Litigation Firm

November 1, 2014 in News
In its 2014 Super Lawyers Business Edition, Thomson Reuters again named Levinger PC as its top solo litigation firm in Texas.  The 2014 Business Edition also featured Levinger PC in its “firm spotlight,” which stated:

With over 30 years of experience as a tried-and-true appellate lawyer, Jeff Levinger, founder of Levinger PC, is “the kind of guy that, if all attorneys were like he is, it would be a much better world,” says Ken Abraham, founder and owner of Paddle Tramps Manufacturing Co. in Lubbock, Texas.  Levinger was brought in as appellate counsel to represent Abraham against Alpha Chi Omega concerning the organization’s claim that Abraham’s company, which manufactures wooden paddles for fraternities and sororities, was guilty of trademark infringement by using the Greek organization’s signs and symbols.  Levinger was able to clear Abraham of the claims and Abraham continues business as usual.

To see the other top litigation firms selected by Super Lawyers, Click Here.

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Levinger’s Articles Published in The Appellate Advocate.

Levinger’s Articles Published in The Appellate Advocate.

September 1, 2014 in News
During his one year term as Chair of the State Bar of Texas Appellate Section, Jeff Levinger wrote four “Chair’s Reports” that were published in the Section’s quarterly publication, The Appellate Advocate. Nearly 2,000 members of the Section receive The Appellate Advocate, which also can be found on the Section’s website. Levinger’s four articles can be read here:

  • Memories of Marvin  — Levinger shares memories of his former law partner and mentor, the late Marvin S. Sloman.
  • He Could Have Been an Appellate Lawyer — Drawing from the inspiring book, The Boys in the Boat, Levinger describes the parallels between a master boatbuilder from the 1930s and today’s appellate lawyers.
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