Monthly Archives: March 2012


SIX TOUCHSTONE BERNAYS ATTORNEYS NAMED 2012 RISING STARS®

DALLAS (March 15, 2012) – Touchstone Bernays attorneys Christian P. Shippee, Heather Drake Bocell, Amie P. Fordan, C. Todd Hewes, Margaret “Meg” A. Johnson and Lauren Stevenson Borgan have been named 2012 Texas Rising Stars®. Law & Politics magazine produces the Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars® lists. Rising Stars® recognizes the top up-and-coming lawyers who are 40 years old or younger, or who have been practicing for 10 years or less. Rising Stars® is published in 18 states. Shippee focuses on professional liability defense, employment litigation, commercial litigation, premises liability, and personal injury defense.  He earned his law degree from University of Texas School of Law with honors in 2001. Bocell focuses on personal injury, products liability, premises liability, insurance defense and general civil litigation. She earned her law degree from Southern Methodist University School of Law in 2004. Fordan’s practice focuses on civil litigation defense, personal injury defense, government relations, appellate, coverage opinions, products and premises liability. She received her law degree from The University of Texas School of Law in 2002. Hewes focuses … Continue reading

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MEG JOHNSON NAMED A MEMBER OF THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF EQUINE ATTORNEYS

DALLAS— Margaret A. “Meg” Johnson, whose practice focuses on equine, farm and ranch liability and products litigation, has been named a member of The American College of Equine Attorneys.  The College elects as members attorneys who “exhibit a requisite degree of equine experience”.  Johnson is past president of the North Texas Eventing Association, served as a national examiner, mentor, clinician and graduate instructor for mounted and un-mounted educational programs through United States Pony Club , and was a scholarship athlete and member of the Auburn University equestrian team as an undergraduate.   During her legal career, major equine-related cases in which she has been involved include a multi-million dollar claim by various race horse syndicate shareholders against a barn owner arising out of barn fire and a personal injury lawsuit against saddle manufacturer. She is familiar with the purchase and sale of elite competition horses, application of Texas Equine Activities Liability Act, quarantine issues, contract negotiations and protection of trademarks. The College promotes and participates in continuing legal education opportunities, assists development of model legislation, … Continue reading

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