Are Texas Trial Lawyers the Next Step in Battling Human Trafficking?

One of the buzzes at this spring’s Mass Torts Made Perfect (MTMP)–a seminar held in Las Vegas twice a year for personal injury trial lawyers to learn about the latest in wide-spread tort claims-was the move for trial lawyers to get involved in the war on human trafficking.  Human trafficking is a wide-spread criminal enterprise […]

Search Engine Marketing in the Legal Profession

Changing with the Times Since 1979, Simmons and Fletcher, P.C., has provided comprehensive legal representation to personal injury victims in the greater Houston area. Over the past 40 years, much has changed. With the Information Age and ongoing advances in technology, the way companies market themselves has had to evolve as well in order to […]

Congress Passes the Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA)

Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act Background On March 21, 2018, the United States Senate passed H.R. 1865 – Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017 (FOSTA). This bill is intended to amend section 230 of the Communications Act of 1934, also known as the Communications Decency Act of 1996,  which […]

Skype Hearings For Lawyers

As technology continues to evolve, so must the law. And as the law evolves so must the lawyer. Today, I conducted a minor settlement hearing without a minor…thanks to Skype. Background on Minor Settlements When a minor is injured due to the negligence of another, the legal process does not recognize a minor’s right to […]