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November 28th, 2018 | Posted in:
Mariam Shakir

Mariam Shakir is a member of the Texas and New York state bars.  Her practice has primarily focused on insurance defense litigation and defense of municipalities for matters involving premises liability and alleged police misconduct.  Mariam has handled cases in both federal and state courts and has also practiced in the area of matrimonial law.  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

November 20th, 2017 | Posted in:
Caroline Sileo

Caroline Sileo joined Fanning Harper Martinson Brandt & Kutchin, P.C. as an associate in 2017.  She graduated from Louisiana State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and graduated cum laude from the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law. During law school, she served as a case note and comment editor for 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 twenty years of experience representing government entities and public officials in state and federal court, including both trial and appellate experience. A self-professed “army brat” growing up, he calls Texas 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 enjoys racing one-design sailboats throughout the Read More

March 12th, 2017 | Posted in:
Rocky Little

Rocky Little joined Fanning Harper Martinson Brandt & Kutchin, P.C. in 2004. He has extensive jury trial experience including take-nothing jury verdicts won in Dallas, Denton, Tarrant, Wise, Kaufman, Johnson, and Ellis counties as well as in United States District Court, Northern District of Texas. Although his practice is not confined solely to personal injury litigation, he 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 earned an undergraduate degree in History from the University of Dallas. 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:
George L. Lankford

George Lankford has represented clients in insurance coverage and bad faith disputes from the trial courts of Texas to the Supreme Court of Texas for 30 years. His experience has included a wide range of coverage disputes, including first party personal and commercial property, liability, business interruption, environmental, and copyright infringement. The matters  have included coverage (duty to defend and/or duty Read More