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DP&S turns 20!

On December 28, 2003, Leighton Durham and Kirk Pittard started a law firm concept in Dallas that did not yet exist—an appellate boutique.  They decided to focus on what they did best– handling appeals as well as substantive motion practice, legal issues, and litigation support at the trial level—and would do so for medium to […]

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Caren Friedman and Phil Kovnat win big in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas!

Congratulations to Santa Fe attorneys, Caren Friedman and Phil Kovnat, who, along with Dallas trial counsel C. Kyle Pugh and appellate counsel Jeffrey Levinger, successfully convinced U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor of the Northern District of Texas to deny a Motion for New Trial, for Remittitur, or to Alter or Amend the Judgment filed by

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Caren Friedman speaks at NM Appellate Bench & Bar Conference

Santa Fe attorney Caren Friedman was one of four New Mexico appellate practitioners asked to participate in panel discussions at the Appellate Bench and Bar Conference, held in the supreme court courtroom on Friday, October 20, 2023.  Caren joined a distinguished panel of supreme court justices, court of appeals judges, and court staff to discuss

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Kirk Pittard wins mandamus proceeding in the Tyler Court of Appeals in a medical malpractice case.

Congratulations to KDP partner Kirk Pittard for a recent win in the Tyler Court of Appeals.  The defendant in this medical malpractice case attempted to postpone a second special setting with a last minute petition for mandamus.  After briefing and oral argument, the Tyler Court of Appeals denied the mandamus allowing the case to proceed

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Christy Wollin & Peter Kelly win significant medical malpractice appeal!

Congratulations to Maria Wormington of Wormington & Bollinger and Christy Wollin and Peter Kelly of Kelly, Durham & Pittard for an excellent appellate win in the Fort Worth Court of Appeals in which the court held that the lower standard of care—“wilful and wanton”—applicable in hospital emergency rooms does not apply to healthcare provided to

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