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Mike Hendryx Installed as President of the Texas Association of Defense Counsel

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.

Three Strong Pipkin attorneys on the board of the Texas Association of Defense Counsel

Mike Hendryx has been installed as the President of the Texas Association of Defense Counsel for the 2016-2017 term.

David Kirby was elected to the Board of Directors of the Texas Association of Defense Counsel as the Chair of the Young Lawyers Committee for the 2016-2017 term.

K. B. Battaglini serves as Vice President – Membership of the Board of Directors of the Texas Association of Defense Counsel.

Eight Strong Pipkin Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2017

Eight Lawyers from Strong Pipkin Bissell & Ledyard, L.L.P. are listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2017 by Levine Leichtman Capital Partners.

  • Beaumont, TX
    • David W. Ledyard
      • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants
      • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
      • Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
    • Greg M. Dykeman
      • Litigation – Construction
      • Litigation – Real Estate
      • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants
      • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
    • Michael L. Baker
      • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants
      • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
      • Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
    • Michael T. Bridwell
      • Commercial Litigation
      • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants
      • Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Houston, TX
    • John G. Bissell
      • Commercial Litigation
      • Litigation – Environmental
      • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants
      • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
      • Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
    • John W. Bridger
      • Commercial Litigation
      • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
    • K.B. Battaglini
      • Commercial Litigation
      • Natural Resources Law
    • Michael Hendryx
      • Commercial Litigation
      • Litigation – Environmental
      • Litigation – Labor and Employment
      • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

David Ledyard Honored by America’s Top 100 Attorneys™ and The Best Lawyers In America®

David W. Ledyard has been honored with his selection to America’s Top 100 Attorneys™ for Southern Texas for his Lifetime Achievements by America’s Top 100 LLC. The comprehensive multi-phase selection process is meant to identify and highlight the accomplishments of the nation’s most esteemed and skilled attorneys in all areas of practice. Only 100 attorneys in each state (Texas is divided into Northern and Southern) receive this honor.

The Best Lawyers in America©  (by Levine Leichtman Capital Partners) also selected Ledyard in 2016 as the “Lawyer of the Year” in Beaumont Texas for Product Liability Litigation – Defendants, and honored Ledyard in 2015 as Lawyer of the Year in Beaumont for Mass Tort Litigation – Class Actions-Defendants. He has been selected by The Best Lawyers in America for the last five years in Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Product Liability – Defendants, and Mass Tort Litigation – Class Actions – Defendants.

Ledyard has been Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Personal Injury Litigation for the last 36 years. His forty one years of experience and success in defending corporations has culminated in these most recent honors.

Strong Pipkin Prevails in Arbitration on Novel Louisiana Oilfield Anti-Indemnity Act Issue

Partner John Bridger assisted by senior associate David Kirby recently obtained an arbitration award on behalf of a major energy partnership in a breach of contract suit arising out of a demand for indemnity. The case involved a novel issue under the Louisiana Oilfield Anti-Indemnity Act (LOIA). A contractor’s employee fell on the energy partnership’s platform located on the Outer Continental Shelf offshore Louisiana. The injuries required immediate emergency medical care resulting in significant expense incurred by the energy partnership. Despite the serious injuries, the injured worker never filed a third-party lawsuit against the energy partnership. In a case of first impression, Messrs. Bridger and Kirby successfully argued that, under these circumstance, the LOIA did not prevent the energy partnership from obtaining indemnity from the employer for 100% of the cost of emergency medical care incurred by the energy partnership.

Eight Strong Pipkin Lawyers Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© by Levine Leichtman Capital Partners 2016

Michael Baker
Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants
Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

K.B. Battaglini
Commercial Litigation
Natural Resources Law

John G. Bissell
Commercial Litigation
Litigation – Environmental
Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants
Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

John W. Bridger
Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

Michael T. Bridwell
Commercial Litigation
Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants
Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

Greg M. Dykeman
Litigation – Construction
Litigation – Real Estate
Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants
Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

Michael Hendryx
Commercial Litigation
Litigation – Environmental
Litigation – Labor and Employment
Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

David W. Ledyard
Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants
Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
Product Liability Litigation – Defendants