We welcome your email, but please understand that communications via email or through this website do not constitute or create an attorney-client relationship between you and Fanning Harper Martinson Brandt & Kutchin, P.C or any of its attorneys. Unless we reach an agreement with regard to representation, the information you provide will not be treated as confidential or privileged, and any such information may be used adversely to you and for the benefit of current or future clients of the law firm.

News & Legal Updates

May 18th, 2011 | Posted in: News, Uncategorized
Texas Lawyer: Raising the Appraisal

Texas Lawyer reports significant victory by FHMBK before Supreme Court of Texas – In Re Universal Underwriters. Read the full article:  Texas Lawyer Raising the Appraisal

May 9th, 2011 | Posted in: News, Uncategorized
FHMBK obtains significant victory for the insurance industry – In re Universal Underwriters

On Friday, May 6, 2011, the Supreme Court of Texas issued a unanimous decision in In re Universal Underwriters of Texas Insurance Company.  The court concluded that the trial court abused its discretion in denying Universal’s motion to compel appraisal based on Universal’s alleged waiver of the appraisal provision in its commercial property policy.  The Read More

January 21st, 2011 | Posted in: Newsletters, Uncategorized
Winter 2011 Newsletter and Legal Update

Our vision: SUCCESS BASED ON LONG LASTING RELATIONSHIPS FORGED IN INTEGRITY, EXCELLENCE, COMMITMENT AND TEAMWORK. Fanning Harper Martinson Brandt & Kutchin, P.C. is pleased to provide you with our Winter 2011 Newsletter and Legal Update. Below you will find information regarding successes and activities of our attorneys. Please click the hyperlinks for updates regarding:  Civil Read More

January 20th, 2011 | Posted in: News, Uncategorized
Don D. Martinson Argues In Re Universal Underwriters before Texas Supreme Court

Texas Insurance Case Has Broad Implications for Insurers and Consumers – Fanning Harper’s Don D. Martinson argues In Re Universal Underwriters before Texas Supreme Court AUSTIN, Texas – A case currently pending before the Supreme Court of Texas could dramatically change the Texas insurance market, says attorney Don D. Martinson, counsel to Universal Underwriters of Read More

January 20th, 2011 | Posted in: News, Uncategorized
Two Attorneys Join FHMBK as Associates

Fanning Harper Martinson Brandt & Kutchin, P.C. is announcing the addition of Jennifer Kelley and Laura O’Leary as associates.

January 20th, 2011 | Posted in: News, Uncategorized
The Ninth Annual Texas Legal Update

Hot Topics in Constitutional, Civil Rights and Local Government Law By Thomas P. Brandt, John F. Roehm III, Joshua A. Skinner, Francisco J. Valenzuela and John D. Husted

October 21st, 2010 | Posted in: Newsletters, Uncategorized
FALL 2010 NEWSLETTER AND LEGAL UPDATE VICTORIES, HONORS AND OTHER NEWS

Fanning Harper Martinson Brandt & Kutchin, P.C. is pleased to provide you with our Fall 2010 Newsletter and Legal Update. Below you will find information regarding successes and activities of our attorneys. Please click the hyperlinks for updates regarding Local Government Law, Constitutional/Civil Rights Law, Products Liability, Takings and Zoning, Employment Law, and School Law Read More

October 21st, 2010 | Posted in: News, Uncategorized
FALL 2010 NEWSLETTER LOCAL GOVERNMENT CASE LAW UPDATE

by Joshua Skinner Texas Supreme Court Colquitt v. Brazoria County, 2010 Tex. LEXIS 691 (Tex. 2010) The Texas Tort Claims Act requires that a governmental entity obtain notice of a claim against it within six months of the incident giving rise to the claim. Such notice generally must be a formal, written notice that must Read More

October 21st, 2010 | Posted in: News, Uncategorized
FALL 2010 NEWSLETTER CONSTITUTIONAL/CIVIL RIGHTS LAW UPDATE

John F. Roehm III   Fifth Circuit Court of AppealsFifth Circuit Court of Appeals Xcaliber International Limited, LLC v. Attorney General State of Louisiana, ____ F. 3d ____ (5th Cir. July 20, 2010) A Louisiana statute requiring tobacco manufactures to deposit funds in escrow in order to sale cigarettes in the state does not violate Read More

October 21st, 2010 | Posted in: News, Uncategorized
FALL 2010 NEWSLETTER PRODUCTS LIABILITY LAW UPDATE

by Rocky Little Fresh Coat, Inc. v. K-2, Inc., 53 Tex. Supp. J. 1046, Supreme Court of Texas, August 20, 2010. This indemnity case concerns product liability litigation in the residential construction industry. K-2, Inc. manufactures synthetic stucco components that are collectively referred to as “EIFS,” an acronym for exterior insulation and finishing system. Fresh Read More