David W. Ledyard has been selected by The Best Lawyers in America© (by Levine Leichtman Capital Partners) for 2018 as “Lawyer of the Year” in Beaumont Texas in the category of Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants. Ledyard has been selected by The Best Lawyers in America© for each of the last seven years in three separate categories – Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants (2013-2018); Product Liability Litigation – Defendants (2012-2018); and Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants(2012-2018).
Ledyard was previously honored as “Lawyer of the Year” in 2016 for Product Liability – Defendants, and in 2015 as “Lawyer of the Year” for Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants.
Ledyard has been Board Certified in Personal Injury Litigation by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 1980.
Mike Hendryx completed his service as President of the Texas Association of Defense Counsel (TADC) for 2016-2017 at the Annual Meeting on September 22nd in Seattle, Washington. With a membership of 1586 attorneys, the TADC is one of the largest professional associations of Commercial Litigation, Business Defense and Personal Injury Defense Attorneys in the United States. During his tenure he represented TADC at the Legislature, testifying on bills and working with legislators and others interested in legislation affecting civil litigation. He authored joint letters from the TADC, Texas Trial Lawyers Association (TADC) and the Texas Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (Tex-ABOTA) commenting on pending legislation. In the course of his year as President, he traveled to many Texas cities, speaking to members and interested groups about civil litigation and the TADC. Hendryx also spoke at continuing legal education sessions of the TADC and State Bar of Texas. He represented the TADC at meetings of the Defense Research Institute (DRI) and was the TADC spokesperson for issues before the American Bar Association (ABA). As President he coordinated efforts by the TADC to reach out to members who suffered from flooding or other aspects of Hurricane Harvey.
Senior Associate David Kirby attended the Annual Meeting of the Texas Association of Defense Counsel (TADC) in Seattle and was honored for his work as Chair of the TADC Young Lawyers Committee. He was selected by the TADC as the Outstanding Young Lawyer for 2017 in recognition of his extraordinary work in increasing young lawyer membership and organizing activities for your lawyers across the state.
On June 5, in Washington, D.C., in formal proceedings and after announcements by Justices Kagan, Sotomayor and Alito of the court’s decisions for the day, a motion for admission was presented orally to the court by Donald Guter, Dean of South Texas College of Law-Houston, and was granted by Chief Justice John Roberts. Later, following the formal hearing, Justice Roberts stopped by the lawyer’s lounge to offer congratulations to Mr. Battaglini and the other attorneys admitted that day to the bar of the supreme court.
Senator Brandon Creighten, District 4, along with John L. Nau, III, Chairman of the Texas Historical Commission, recognized Strong Pipkin Bissell & Ledyard, L.L.P. with a Texas Treasure Business Award. The Texas Treasure Business Award program pays tribute to businesses that have provided employment opportunities and support to the state’s economy for 50 years or more. Created in 2005, the program recognizes well-established Texas businesses and their exceptional historical contributions to the state’s economic growth and prosperity. Strong Pipkin Bissell & Ledyard, L.L.P. celebrates its 82nd anniversary this year.
David Kirby has been selected to the Texas Super Lawyers 2017 Texas Rising Stars list published by Thomson Reuters.
A Rising Stars selection is an honor reserved for those attorneys who exhibit excellence in practice. Kirby has been chosen for his excellence in Insurance Coverage.
K. B. Battaglini has been selected by the American Arbitration Association to serve on its National Panel of Arbitrators.
David Kirby has been elected to membership in the Fellows of the Texas Bar Foundation. Fellows of the Foundation are selected for their outstanding professional achievements and their demonstrated commitment to the improvement of the justice system throughout the state of Texas. Election is a mark of distinction and recognition of David’s contributions to the legal profession.
Mike Hendryx selected in 2016 Top 100 Lawyers in Texas and 2016 Top 100 Lawyers in Houston by Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters® service.
Mike Hendryx has been installed as the President of the Texas Association of Defense Counsel for the 2016-2017 term.
Mike Hendryx was elected as President of the Texas Association of Defense Counsel for 2016-2017 at the Annual Meeting on September 23rd in Fort Worth. His term runs from September 23, 2016 – September 23, 2017. With a membership of approximately 1530 attorneys, the TADC is one of the largest professional associations of Commercial Litigation, Business Defense and Personal Injury Defense Attorneys in the United States. Mike served on the TADC Executive Committee, as Chairman of the TADC PAC Trustees, Co-Chair of the Trial Academy and as the Vice-President for Legislation, Vice –President for Programs and Vice-President of Publications. Mike was the recipient of the President’s Award in 2007 and the TADC Special Recognition Award in 2016.