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December 18, 2019

Offices Continue Traditions with Local Charities

In the spirit of giving, our New Jersey, Jackson, and New Orleans offices kept with past traditions and donated their efforts with local charities. New Jersey purchased various winter items and donated them to Lunch Break. Jackson adopted children from the Angel Tree Program through Prison Fellowship Ministries. New Orleans adopted a family through Catholic Charities’ Adopt-A-Family program. Thank you all for your compassion and continued support of these local charities! (Nicole Diesa and Donna Ross from the NJ office) (Jackson Office) (New Orleans Office)

December 9, 2019

Gault and Ritchie Present Oral Argument Before U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Win Gault and Spencer Ritchie presented oral argument before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Gault and Ritchie appeared before the Court on behalf of an oil and gas company after having obtained a bench trial verdict for the company in the Eastern District of Louisiana. The District Court awarded our client contractual damages, attorney fees, prejudgment interest, and post-judgment interest totaling more than $800,000.

November 25, 2019

Gault and Banks Obtain Defense Verdict in TCPA Arbitration

On November 21, 2019, a Jackson, Mississippi Arbitrator returned an award in favor of a national retailer represented by Win Gault and Jake Banks. The Claimant maintained that the retailer willfully violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) by using an automatic telephone dialing system (“ATDS”) to place 500 collection calls to his cellular telephone number.

November 22, 2019

Smith Selected as Member of Criminal Justice Act Panel

Forman Watkins & Krutz LLP is proud to announce that Jackson Associate Ahmad Smith has been selected as a member of the Criminal Justice Act (“CJA”) Panel! The CJA Panel is a group of qualified and court-approved attorneys who are eligible for appointment by the Court to represent individuals in federal criminal cases who are unable for financial reasons to retain counsel. The appointments are made by the Court on a rotating basis among members of the panel. Congratulations, Ahmad!

November 11, 2019

Veterans Day & Update from Veterans Clinic

The November 2nd Monmouth County Veterans Information and Resources Clinic went well with about a dozen Veterans speaking with the attorneys. There was a good combination of government/non-profit support groups on-site that also provided assistance to our Veterans.

November 1, 2019

Breast Cancer Awareness

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness, on Thursday, October 31, our offices wore pink to honor those we have lost, those who are fighting, and those who have survived.

October 23, 2019

National Pro Bono Week

Happy National Pro Bono Week! So far in 2019…. Our pro bono successes include: Two partners winning asylum for an Iraqi Christian family; Two associates successfully defending a juvenile in a youth court trial; Spearheading a Veterans information and resources clinic; and Co-hosting a pro se clinic at the Hinds County Chancery Court. Our current pro bono projects include: Partnering with the Mississippi College of Law Education Clinic to represent students in school discipline and special education cases; 11 attorneys across three offices working on appeals for two juveniles sentenced to life without parole; Co-hosting another Veteran’s information and resources clinic in November; and Over 100 hours (and counting!) responding to the needs of recently detained immigrants. FormanWatkins encourages its attorneys to do meaningful pro bono work that serves the communities in which we live and work.  For more information on our commitment to pro bono service, please visit our page here.