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December 11, 2018

Update on the Veterans’ Legal Clinic in New Jersey

On November 17, 2018, New Jersey partners Tom Toman and Nicole Diesa were among the 18+ Monmouth Bar Association (“MBA”) attorneys who volunteered at the Monmouth County Veterans Information and Resources Clinic held at Monmouth University and provided free consultations to Veterans on various legal topics.

December 7, 2018

No Pay Day For The Plaintiff Who Drove the Wrong Way

Malissa Wilson and Ahmad Smith recently achieved a unanimous defense verdict in Hinds County (MS) Circuit Court involving allegations that the defendant backed into the plaintiff, who was driving a golf cart, in a restaurant parking lot.

December 4, 2018

Update on Perrin’s Diversity & Inclusion Conference

On November 1, 2018, Nick Giallourakis appeared on a panel at Perrin’s Diversity & Inclusion conference to discuss the “white male perspective” in the legal industry’s diversity and inclusion efforts. FormanWatkins attorneys Nicole Diesa and Vernon McFarland also attended the conference, which brought together outside legal counsel, in-house counsel, and counsel from several major insurance companies. Nick, Nicole, and Vernon are all members of the firm’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee. This was the third year in a row that FormanWatkins attorneys have spoken at the conference, and FormanWatkins continues to cement its relationship with Perrin as a “go to” speaker for diversity and inclusion topics. If you would like to know more about FormanWatkins’ participation in Perrin’s Diversity & Inclusion in the Legal Industry Conference or to learn about FormanWatkins’ Diversity & Inclusion Committee, please do not hesitate to contact Nick, Nicole, or Vernon.

December 3, 2018

FormanWatkins’ NOLA office has moved!

Our New Orleans office is excited to announce it has moved into a newly remodeled space in the Place St. Charles building!  The new address is…

November 12, 2018

FormanWatkins is a Proud Participant of Veterans Legal Clinic at Monmouth University in New Jersey

New Jersey partner, Thomas M. Toman Jr., is grateful to be one of the members from the Monmouth Bar Association organizing a new pro bono legal clinic for local Veterans.  The clinic will be held on Saturday, November 17, and will use local attorneys, appearing pro bono, to give legal advice to Veterans on a variety of legal issues.  The Monmouth Bar Association is co-sponsoring the event with Monmouth University.  Additional services will be provided by the Veterans Administration, Monmouth County Veterans Services, and the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission, as well as other community Veteran service providers.  The Monmouth County Clerk’s office will also be available on site to provide Veteran identification cards.

October 18, 2018

Nick Giallourakis Set to Speak at Perrin Diversity & Inclusion Conference

Nick Giallourakis will be speaking at Perrin Conferences Diversity & Inclusion in the Legal Industry on November 1, 2018 in Philadelphia, PA.   Here is a link to the conference website where you can register and view agenda: https://www.perrinconferences.com.   The conference will be approved for CLE credit.  We hope to see you there.

October 15, 2018

Mississippi Business Journal Recognizes Jennifer Studebaker as Leading Business Woman

Forman Watkins & Krutz LLP congratulates Partner, Jennifer M. Studebaker, for being selected for the 2018 Class of the Mississippi Business Journal’s 50 Leading Business Women in Mississippi. The Mississippi Business Journal honors women who are powerful, influential business leaders in Mississippi. As senior decision-makers, this group of Leading Business Women is making a significant impact on the economy of our state, local businesses, and communities.

October 9, 2018

York Argues Before Fifth Circuit on Behalf of Pro Brono Client

Benton York represented an indigent prisoner seeking medical care at the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. The prisoner represented himself at the trial court, and the Fifth Circuit ordered that pro bono counsel be appointed for his appeal. As an approved member of the Fifth Circuit’s Pro Bono Panel, Benton was selected to handle the appeal. Benton drafted the appellate briefing and argued the appeal before the Fifth Circuit. The firm has numerous attorneys who served as appellate court clerks and is proud to provide legal services for indigent litigants through the multiple FormanWatkins attorneys who have been approved for the Fifth Circuit’s Pro Bono Panel.