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MAY 2016 El Paso 5822 Cromo Drive El Paso, TX Toll Free (866) Telephone (915) Facsimile (915) San Antonio 700 N. St. Mary s Street, Suite 800 San Antonio, TX 78205S Toll Free (866) Telephone (210) Facsimile (210) Ft. Worth Mallick Tower 101 Summit Avenue, Suite 705 Ft. Worth, TX Toll Free (866) Telephone (817) Facsimile (817) Albuquerque 6000 Uptown Blvd. NE Suite 307 Albuquerque, NM Toll Free (855) Telephone (505) Facsimile (505) ATTORNEYS DIRECT DIAL ADDRESS Chris Borunda 2 (915) Deena Buchanan 3 (505) Michael Dean 4, 5 (817) Robert Edwards 3 (915) Grieta Gilchrist 3 (505) Louis A. Gross (210) Daniel H. Hernandez 1,3 (915) David S. Jeans (915) Andy Krafsur (915) Aldo Lopez (915) Noemi V. Lopez (915) Jeffrey T. Lucky 1, 3 (915) John W. McChristian, Jr. 1 (817) James A. (Jim) Mounts III (915) Shannon A. Parden 3 (505) Jeffrey D. Parks (817) Joseph G. Pena (210) William Powers 1, 7 (210) Jeff Ray 1, 3 (915) Sunny L. Smith (817) Harold Buddy Socks (210) Alex Soto 8 (915) James G. Stouffer, Jr. (817) Marisa Ybarra (915) Shona L. Zimmerman (505) Board Certified Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization 2 Board Certified Labor and Employment, Texas Board of Legal Specialization 3 Licensed in New Mexico 4 Also Licensed in Arizona 5 Also Licensed in Utah 6 Also Licensed in Oregon 7 Solicitor, England & Wales 8 Licensed only in Mexico . Representative Clients Product Liability American Water Heater Corporation Atlas Copco Cooper Cameron Crane Co. Dover Elevator Company Easton-Bell Sports Group Ford Motor Company General Motors Corporation Hyundai Motor America Ingersoll-Rand Corporation Kawasaki Motors Corporation Orkin-Rollins, Inc. Powerscreen International Riddell, Inc. Simplex Grinnell Tyco International, Ltd. Wabash National Corp. WD-40 Company Westinghouse Electric Corporation Medical/ Pharmaceutical Malpractice Allied World Assurance Company American Physicians Insurance Exchange Anaesthesiologists Professional Assurance Co. Caronia Corporation EDCare Management, Inc. Fireman s Fund Insurance Company Medical Protective Insurance Company Medical Claims Management Group St. Paul/Travelers Texas Medical Liability Insurance Underwriting Association (JUA) Texas Medical Liability Trust The Ensign Group, Inc. Walgreen Co. Western Litigation Specialists Professional Malpractice ACE U.S.A. Clarendon Insurance Companies Great American Insurance Company Professional Liability Insurance Co. St. Paul/Travelers Texas Lawyers Insurance Exchange Westport Insurance Corporation Zurich-American Insurance Group Transportation Amtrak Best Transport, Inc. Greyhound Lines Cardinal Healthcare Corporation Contract Freighters, Inc. First Group America Fleming Companies, Inc. J.D. Abrams, Inc. Roadrunner Distribution Services, Inc. Robby Transportation SWIFT Transportation Texas Department of Transportation TNT Bestway, Inc. Union Pacific Railroad Company United Road Services Wabash National Corporation Wilshire Insurance Group Zero Motor Freight, Inc. Milk Transport Services, Inc. Hercules, Inc. Commercial Litigation Bank of America B.P. Newman Investment Company CIT Group Commercial Underwriters Ins. Co. Copart Salvage Auto First Nationwide Mortgage Corp. HUB International Northeast Insignia Financial Group Koger Equity, Inc. Little Caesar Enterprises Mariner Healthcare, Inc. Mimco, Inc. Navajo Refining Company Nesco, Inc. North Park Lincoln Ramsey Steel, Inc. Simon Property Group Toshiba Business Solutions VIE Healthcare, Inc. Viva Auto Group General Negligence And Insurance Law ACE U.S.A. American Family Insurance Group American International Group (AIG) AIU Holdings, Inc. American Mercury Insurance Group Auto-Owners Insurance Berkley Risk Administrators Berkley Specialty Underwriting Managers, LLC. Broadspire Canal Indemnity Co. Cardinal Healthcare Corporation Carolina Casualty Insurance Company Century American Insurance Company Certain Underwriters at Lloyd s of London Children s Eye Center of El Paso Church s Fried Chicken, Inc. Circle K Corporation CNA Insurance Companies Delphi Automotive Systems, Inc. Employers General Insurance Company Geico Direct Insignia Financial Group International Distributor Company ITT Specialty Risk Services, Inc. Kemper National Insurance Companies Kimball Hill Homes Liberty Mutual Group Lincoln General Insurance Lexington Insurance Company Markel Insurance Co. McCoy Corporation McDonald s Corporation Mid-Continent Casualty Company National Union Fire Insurance Company Nationwide companies Peter Piper, Inc. Phillips 66 Progressive Casualty Insurance Co. QBE North America Simon Property Group Swiss Re The Southland Corporation St. Paul/Travelers State Farm Insurance Companies T.H.E. Insurance Company Texas Mutual Insurance Co. Texstar Produce, LLC Time Warner Communications Titan Insurance Company The Hartford The Travelers Indemnity Company United Services Automobile Association (USAA) United States Liability Insurance, Inc. Utica National Insurance Group Vela Insurance Services Walgreen Co. Western Refining York Claims Services Zurich-American Insurance Group Labor And Employment Law Alamo Area Council of Governments Albertsons, LLC American International Group Arch Insurance group Axxion Group, Inc. Border Foods Chubb Group of Insurance Companies Church s Fried Chicken, Inc. Civil Service Commission CTT Lines, Inc. Culligan Bottled Water Cuna Mutual Group Datamark, Inc. Dustrol, Inc. Elcom, Inc. El Paso Association of Radio Stations First Federal Savings Bank Foss Electric Company Foster Electric (U.S.A.) Inc. Gaylord Container Corporation General Motors Hunt Building Corporation Imaging of El Paso International Business College International Radiology Group Jobe Materials Karnes Land Title Company Kelly Services, Inc. Kwik Copy Lexington Insurance Company FedEx Kinko s Lucchese, Inc. Market Demand Farms Mission Pharmacal Co. Mesilla Valley Transportation Montana Beverage Company Mountain Express, Inc. Nabisco, Inc. Novamex Phelps Dodge Corporation Pizza Hut of America, Inc. Pro Cathedral Church of St. Clements Regent Broadcasting of El Paso Region 19 Educational Services RM Personnel, Inc. Savane International Corporation Siemens Corporation Sunland Optical Company St. Mary s School of Law Sure Brothers, Inc. Taco Bell, Inc. Texas Border Sheriff Verizon Corporation Walgreen Co. Washing Equipment of Texas Yazaki North America, Inc. York International Corporation Ysleta Independent School District Worker s Compensation ACE U.S.A. American Garment Finishers Berkley Risk Administrators Broadspire County of El Paso Farah Manufacturing, Inc. Liberty Mutual Group Lumbermen s Mutual Casualty Company National Union Fire Insurance Company St. Paul Travelers Ward North America Governmental Litigation Education Service Center - Region 19 City of El Paso City of Socorro County of Bexar County of El Paso County of Maverick Texas Department of Transportation Toxic Tort And Environmental Law CBS Corporation, f/k/a Westinghouse Electric Corporation Georgia-Pacific Corporation Navajo Refining Company Orkin-Rollins, Inc. The Hartford Structure Ray, McChristian & Jeans is a regional civil litigation firm based in El Paso, San Antonio and Ft. Worth, Texas, and Albuquerque, New Mexico. The firm is engaged almost exclusively in lawsuits throughout Texas and New Mexico. The attorneys in the firm have high academic credentials and are from diverse backgrounds. Several of the attorneys have received such distinguished honors as state and national board certifications, including the American Board of Trial Advocates, Best Lawyers in America, Martindale-Hubbell AV Ratings, Super Lawyers and various impressive honors in the area of trial advocacy. Several attorneys are frequent lecturers and authors for state organizations on a variety of litigation topics, and hold leadership positions in numerous professional organizations. The firm has also been recognized by its clients and organizations as among the best firms for trial attorneys, quality and value. The firm has enjoyed the highest ranking among law firms by the major national rating services for many years, including the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. In this age of marketing representations, excellence is a word that is sometimes applied indiscriminately. Excellence should be proven and not simply stated. The best proof of excellence is the litigation and courtroom success of the firm, and the firm s reputation among opposing attorneys, judges, clients and other litigation firms. The firm consists of trial attorneys and legal support teams which include registered nurses, certified legal assistants and legal secretaries. The firm has state-of-the-art courtroom technology and employs a technical group for the production of courtroom presentations, graphics and animations. Many attorneys and staff are bilingual to accommodate and assist clients and witnesses in a largely bicultural region. As a result, the firm has enjoyed outstanding success in the courtroom for many years. Practice Philosophy The expertise of the firm includes business litigation and insurance defense litigation, including medical and professional liability, product liability, premises liability, lender liability, automobile accident litigation, labor and employment litigation, toxic tort and environmental law, workers compensation litigation as well as coverage and bad faith litigation. Most clients are publicly or privately held corporations engaged in insurance, product manufacturing, retail and wholesale sales, transportation, construction and development. Almost all of our clients are involved in regional and national activities. Our philosophy is to provide top quality trial and appellate legal services for our clients with an emphasis on promptness, efficiency, honesty and integrity. Technological Support The firm is fully staffed and equipped to provide the most recent technology available for investigations, research, litigation support and courtroom presentation. A complete network with remote access is utilized by the firm. State-of-the-art electronic communication is also available for direct contact with each member of the firm. Many clients communicate directly through Internet mail, Trialnet and other electronic media. maintained by the firm, allowing the attorneys to have extensive information regarding expert witnesses and legal issues. Legal Fees And Services Hourly rates are competitive with El Paso, San Antonio and Ft. Worth law firms and, in fact, offer better value as compared to competing firms in Albuquerque, Dallas, Austin or Houston. No firm in this region offers the experience, success, technical staff and technology of our firm. Billing statements are prepared to accommodate the needs and requirements of each of our clients. The firm is sensitive to the escalating costs for businesses, and engages in forecasting, budgeting and fee guidelines for its clients. The firm employs a technical group which provides litigation support for courtroom presentations, videography, graphics, animations, color copying and a variety of demonstrative aids. The group is capable of organizing, scanning, and compiling voluminous mass litigation information with full text and document control databases. A state-of-the-art library and research facility is also maintained by the firm to facilitate immediate reference for many jurisdictions on issues relating to all major practice areas of the firm. An expert witness bank and research bank is Geographic Areas Of Practice The firm s practice primarily encompasses Texas and New Mexico, including El Paso, San Antonio, Ft. Worth, Dallas, Laredo, Corpus Christi, Las Cruces, Albuquerque, Midland, Odessa, Amarillo, Lubbock and all of New Mexico. The firm routinely handles state and federal litigation pending in these areas; however, several cases are handled throughout the states of Texas, New Mexico and other regions. . ALBUQUERQUE 6000 Uptown Blvd. N.E., Ste 307, Albuquerque, NM Toll Free (855) Telephone (505) Facsimile: (505) . Shareholder Education - J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 1998, cum laude - B.A., University of Pittsburgh, 1991, summa cum laude Law School Honors and Distinctions - GULC Dean s List, Spring 1997 and Recipient, 1998 St. Thomas More Award for Excellence in Legal Ethics - Administrative Editor, Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics DEENA Buchanan Phone: (505) Albuquerque, NM Ms. Buchanan is a litigation and trial attorney with experience in a broad array of practice areas that include employment law, personal injury, construction and commercial litigation. Regardless of the nature of the dispute, she partners with her clients to implement effective strategies to accomplish their legal and business goals. Before relocating to New Mexico in 2008, she served as in-house counsel for Toll Brothers, Inc., a Fortune 500 luxury homebuilder in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In that capacity, she represented the company in a wide range of contract, injury, real estate, intellectual property, product defect and construction related litigation and handled the company s employment law issues. For several years before that, she was in private practice at large law firms in both New Mexico and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where she handled employment, commercial, pharmaceutical and intellectual property litigation. She enjoys representing municipalities, state agencies and private companies in all aspects of litigation in state and federal court and before administrative agencies, mediators and arbitrators. Professional Memberships and Activities American Bar Association, Litigation Section, New Mexico Defense Lawyers Association Claims & Litigation Management Alliance ( CLM ), National Association of Professional Women - New Mexico - New Jersey - Pennsylvania (Inactive) Professional Reference - Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, West s Legal Directory Publications - Strange Bedfellows? Married Lawyers and Conflicts of Interest, GEO. J. LEGAL ETHICS, vol. XI, No. 3 (Spring 1998). Education - The University of Texas at Austin, Bachelor of Arts in History - Universidad Veritas, San Jose, Costa Rica - St. Mary s University School of Law, Doctor of Jurisprudence LAW SCHOOL Honors and Distinctions - Institute on World Legal Problems at the University of Innsbruck - Distinguished Visiting Jurist Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia - Phi Delta Phi International Legal Fraternity - Legal Sports Society, Vice President - St. Mary s Ask-a-Lawyer Clinic ROBERT LEE EDWARDS Phone: (915) Albuquerque, NM El Paso, TX Robert L. Edwards has gained significant trial and appellate experience in Texas, New Mexico, and Federal courts in various fields of civil litigation, including commercial litigation, personal injury defense, probate litigation, bi-national litigation, dram shop defense, bankruptcy adversary proceedings, breach of fiduciary duty, minority shareholder oppression, insurance code violations, and evictions. Professional Memberships and Activities State Bar of Texas, State Bar of New Mexico, El Paso Bar Association - Texas - New Mexico - U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas - U.S. District Court, District of New Mexico - U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit Personal - Born in Port Arthur, Texas - Spanish Language (intermediate) - Volunteer, Medical Missionaries of Charity, Tamahu, Guatemala EDUCATION - University of New Mexico School of Law, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Juris Doctorate, Cum Laude, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Bachelors of Science, Chemical Engineering, 2000 Grieta has gained significant trial experience in New Mexico and Federal courts in various fields of civil litigation, including third-party bad faith claims, coverage matters, labor and employment, commercial litigation, personal injury, and civil rights matters. - State of New Mexico, United States District Court for the District of New Mexico, 2005 Grieta A. Gilchrist Phone: (505) Albuquerque, NM Professional Reference - Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, West s Legal Directory PUBLICATIONS Grieta A. Gilchrist, Trout Unlimited, 46 Nat. Resources J. 1, 245 (2006) Shareholder Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization EDUCATION - University of Texas at El Paso, (B.S. 1986) - University of Denver School of Law, (J.D. 1991) - Student Editor-in-Chief, American Bar Association Family Law Quarterly, University of Denver School of Law - American Jurisprudence Award, University of Denver School of Law - University of Denver Law School Judicial Fellow, Law Clerk, Honorable Raymond D. Jones of the Colorado Court of Appeals and Honorable Jeffrey Bayless of the Denver District Court DaN HERNANDEZ Phone: (915) El Paso, TX Albuquerque, NM HONORS AND AWARDS: Investing in Our Community Award, Mexican- American Bar Association - Secretary, El Paso Bar Association, Executive Committee, El Paso Bar Association Board of Directors Chair and Course Director, El Paso Bar Association CLE Committee , Chair, El Paso - Bar Association Mentorship Program, PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE - El Paso City Attorney s Office, Trial Section, Ray, McChristian & Jeans, P.C., 1995-Present Since 1991 Daniel has been an active trial lawyer, trying over 60 jury trials as lead counsel, and many more trials as part of trial teams as counsel for businesses, corporations, governments, employers, manufacturers, owners, insurance companies, and individuals. Daniel has tried cases in Texas and New Mexico in which he has achieved a favorable outcome and defense verdicts in over 90% of his cases. In 2015, Daniel obtained an improbable jury defense verdict in a personal injury lawsuit in which his client had been previously convicted of murder and engaging in organized criminal activity for the very same activity claimed in the lawsuit, and for which he is serving fifteen years in a Huntsville, Texas prison. Daniel has also handled many of his own trial verdicts on appeal with similar successful results. Daniel has tried over 150 administrative cases as lead counsel before Workers Compensation agencies, and in South Texas, was part of a trial team which successfully defended a worldwide clothing manufacturer in over 2,000 worker claims involving respiratory exposure injuries. As a Board Certified Personal Injury attorney, Daniel has defended a variety of injury cases involving a large variety of accidents, including auto, trucking, bus, work sites, construction sites, premises products, fire, workers compensation, and dog bites. Many of these cases are catastrophic death and injury cases involving auto and trucking accidents, which includes the handling and examination of a variety of experts in various professional specialties. Daniel also handles cases involving general civil liability, civil rights, deceptive trade practices, premises security, food- borne illnesses, property damage claims, inverse condemnation, first and third party insurance claims, and employment disputes such as discrimination and wrongful termination cases. PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ACTIVITIES State Bar of Texas, State Bar of New Mexico, El Paso Bar Association, El Paso Bar Foundation, College of the State Bar of Texas, Texas Association of Defense Counsel (TADC), Defense Research Institute (DRI), New Mexico Defense Lawyers Association (NMDLA), New Mexico Hispanic Bar Association, American Bar Association, past board member of El Paso Restaurant Association COURT ADMISSIONS - Texas, New Mexico, U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas, Southern District of Texas and Northern District of Texas - U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit - U.S. District Court, District of New Mexico Pg 1 of 2 REPORTED CASES - Daugherty v. City of El Paso, 56 F3d 695 (5th Cir. 1995); Myers v. City of El Paso, 874 F.Supp (W.D. Tex. 1995); Parallax Corp. N.V. v. City of El Paso, 910 S.W.2d 86 (Tex. App. -El Paso 1995) - Rodney Wayne Smith v. William Kimb
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