Appeals court halts Mostyn Hurricane Rita lawsuit, alleged “discovery abuse” at issue

“The Ninth Court of Appeals recently stayed a Hurricane Rita lawsuit brought against the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association, finding temporarily relief should be granted to prevent ‘undue prejudice.’ ” Around a decade ago, plaintiff David James, who is represented by Houston … Continue reading

MAPA Attorneys Raise Voter Awareness

McLeod, Alexander, Powel & Apffel, P.C. attorneys Jocelyn A. Holland and Amanda D. Wright increased voter awareness and presented Texas Young Lawyers Association’s Vote America Project to Ball High School seniors in Galveston, Texas. The voter registration deadline for the … Continue reading

Judge dismisses 20,000 cases against BP in benzene release lawsuit

A Galveston County judge has dismissed about 20,000 cases in a massive lawsuit filed against BP after a failure at the company’s Texas City refinery caused 500,000 pounds of chemicals to spew into the air. About 45,000 people sued the … Continue reading

Considerations for Texas Business Owners Before Nonsubscribing to Workers’ Compensation

By: Lyle Y. Courtney In Texas, most private employers have the right to choose not to participate in the workers’ compensation system. An employer who does not have workers’ compensation insurance is known as a “nonsubscriber” and must notify the … Continue reading

MAPA attorneys receive peer recognition

Thompson Reuters has named McLeod, Alexander, Powel & Apffel, P.C. firm officers Douglas W. Poole, James B. Galbraith, and David P. Salyer on its list of “Super Lawyers.” “Super Lawyers” is a ratings list of outstanding lawyers from over 70 … Continue reading

Ten Things Every Texas Professional Should Know Before They Sign a Covenant Not To Compete in Texas

By: David E. Cowen In almost every professional context, and especially in one involving technology or sales, professionals are often required to sign some type of agreement which includes a so-called covenant not to compete or “non-compete” agreement limiting the … Continue reading

MAPA Law provides 13,856 meals to Galveston County residents in need

During this year’s Food From the Bar competition, McLeod, Alexander, Powel & Apffel, P.C. gave back to the community while engaging in a little healthy competition with other law firms and legal professionals.  MAPA was proud to provide 13,856 meals … Continue reading

Michael B Hughes Interviewed on Crime Watch Daily

Firm Officer Michael B. Hughes was interviewed and featured on the television show Crime Watch Daily regarding his representation of the Estate of Jake Clyde Merendino, Deceased. The featured story can be viewed at http://pdl.warnerbros.com/wbol/us/telepictures/extra/052416_murderinmexico.mov … Continue reading

MAPA Law: US News 2016 Best Law Firms

U. S. News Best Lawyers® once again selected McLeod, Alexander, Powel and Apffel, P. C., as one of their 2016 Best Law Firms for Railroad Law and Personal Injury Defense. … Continue reading

New Firm Officer Announced

McLeod, Alexander, Powel & Apffel, P.C. is pleased to announce that Chris C. King was named firm officer in the Firm, effective January 1, 2016.  Chris joined the Firm as an associate in 2007,  His principal area of practice is … Continue reading