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News & Legal Updates

August 1st, 2022 | Posted in:
Christopher D. Livingston

Service has always been important to Chris. He served a prestigious federal clerkship for United States District Judge William M. Acker, where he received behind-the-scenes training on our trial system in America. He also served as a Texas Assistant Attorney General in the Financial Litigation Division, where he was lead counsel on multiple Supreme Court Read More

November 28th, 2018 | Posted in:
Christopher T. Brandt

Christopher Brandt joined Fanning Harper Martinson Brandt & Kutchin, P.C. as an associate in 2018. He graduated from Cistercian Preparatory School and the University of Notre Dame with a Bachelor of Arts in The Program of Liberal Studies and a Bachelor of Arts in Film, Television, and Theatre. He graduated from the Southern Methodist University Read More

March 12th, 2017 | Posted in:
Francisco J. Valenzuela

Frank Valenzuela joined Fanning Harper Martinson Brandt & Kutchin, P.C. in 2007.  His practice focuses on employment litigation, school litigation, and local government defense. Prior to joining FHMBK, Frank worked as Associate Corporate Counsel for the Morgan Management Corporation, which operates Morgan Buildings and Spas, Inc. and related Morgan companies. He and his wife moved Read More

March 12th, 2017 | Posted in:
John F. Roehm, III

John Roehm joined Fanning Harper Martinson Brandt & Kutchin, P.C. in 2002. He began his legal career with the City of Dallas and has over thirty years of experience representing government entities and public officials in state and federal court, including both trial and appellate experience. John is active in many civic and social organizations Read More

March 12th, 2017 | Posted in:
Laura O’Leary

Laura O’Leary joined Fanning Harper Martinson Brandt & Kutchin, P.C. in 2010. Her practice areas include local government law, school law, employment law, civil rights and appellate law.  She previously worked in the litigation department of a mid-sized Washington, D.C. law firm. Born and raised in Rochester, NY, Laura received her undergraduate degree in psychology from Read More

March 10th, 2017 | Posted in:
John D. Husted

John Husted joined Fanning Harper Martinson Brandt & Kutchin, P.C. in 2007.  John’s practice includes representation of public and private entities in general areas and in litigation, with a focus on civil rights and employment litigation, contract disputes, school law, and appellate advocacy.  John has been named one of Texas Rising Stars and is licensed Read More

March 10th, 2017 | Posted in:
Thomas P. Brandt

Named an “Impact Player of the Year” by Texas Lawyer for his en banc victory in Morgan v. Swanson, 659 F.3d 359 (5th Cir. 2011) (the “Candy Cane Case”), Tom Brandt has consistently been recognized as one of Texas’ top lawyers. Tom has earned the distinction of being ranked as AV Preeminent – the highest Read More

March 10th, 2017 | Posted in:
Joshua T. Kutchin

Joshua Kutchin, now retired, began his career with Fanning, Harper, Martinson, Brandt & Kutchin, P.C. in 1984.   His practice primarily involved the defense of tort-based litigation, including personal and commercial automobile claims, trucking lawsuits, premises liability suits, and other types of general liability claims. In addition, Mr. Kutchin frequently represented general contractors, subcontractors, and material Read More

March 10th, 2017 | Posted in:
Stephen D. Henninger

Stephen Henninger rejoined Fanning Harper Martinson Brandt & Kutchin, P.C. in 2013, having previously worked at the firm from 1999 – 2007. His practice areas include governmental liability, constitutional and civil rights law, employment law, construction litigation, and professional liability.

March 10th, 2017 | Posted in:
Marc H. Fanning

Marc Fanning’s practice focused on general casualty claims with a particular emphasis on property issues, including commercial and residential claims, first-party claims and construction defect and premises liability cases. He previously was involved in trucking defense and developed the firm’s “Emergency Response Team” to respond to truck accidents. Marc enjoys church and community activities. He Read More