Shipley Snell Wins Jury Trial for Marathon Petroleum Company

In February 2016, Joel Montgomery and Laina Miller successfully represented Marathon Petroleum Company and one of its subsidiaries in a jury trial in Galveston County, Texas.  Marathon and its subsidiary were sued by a contractor that was hired to dismantle and remove a unit from Marathon’s Galveston Bay Refinery.  The contractor brought claims for breach of contract, tortious interference, and negligence in managing the progress of the project.  After a week-long trial, the jury returned a take-nothing verdict, resulting in a total victory for Marathon and its subsidiary.    

Shipley Snell on BTI’s 2016 “Client Service A-Team”

Shipley Snell Montgomery has been named to the 2016 BTI Consulting’s “Client Service A-Team,” based on BTI’s annual survey of corporate counsel regarding law firm client service performance.

To earn a spot on the BTI’s “Client Service A Team” a firm has to be singled out, by name, by legal decision makers. The “A Team” only includes firms which clients describe as best across 17 activities proven to drive superior client service. This recognition further proves Shipley Snell’s dedication to honoring the best of legal traditions while providing clients with a fresh and tailored approach. Learn more about how Shipley Snell is making a difference for their clients.

Amy Snell Presents at 39th Annual Page Keeton Civil Litigation Conference

Amy Snell presented ““Safeguarding Information During Litigation: Protective Orders and Other Remedies” at the 39th Annual Page Keeton Civil Litigation Conference in Austin, Texas on October 30, 2015.

Amy’s presentation highlighted recent important Texas case decisions regarding enforcement of protective orders. Her presentation also covered the Texas Uniform Trade Secret Act, a recently enacted statute that codifies Texas’s Trade Secret law.

Chambers USA 2015 Recognizes Shipley Snell Attorneys

For the third year in a row, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business ranked George Shipley as one of the leading litigation attorneys in the country. In the 2015 edition, George is called “a serious trial lawyer” who is “very well respected.” Additionally, Amy Snell is recognized as “Noted Practitioner” in Litigation: Commercial – Texas and Litigation: Energy& Natural Resources – Texas. This is Amy’s first year to be noted in Chambers.

As the Chambers results consistently show, Shipley Snell is big enough for the most challenging litigation and arbitration by honoring the best traditions of legal excellence while providing clients with a fresh and tailored approach. Learn more about how Shipley Snell Montgomery is making a difference for its clients.

 

Shipley Snell Attorneys Successfully Represent Texas Supreme Court Justice in Ballot Challenge

Shipley Snell Montgomery attorneys Amy Maddux and George Shipley successfully represented Texas Supreme Court Justice Jeff Brown in defeating an attempt by Brown’s challenger to remove Brown’s name from the March 4, 2014 Republican primary ballot.

After an evidentiary hearing on January 6, 2014 Travis County District Judge Amy Clark Meachum denied Justice Brown’s opponent’s application for temporary injunction.

Read more:   Texas Lawyer

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Chambers USA 2013 Recognizes George Shipley as a Leading Litigation Attorney

Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business has again ranked George Shipley as one of the leading litigation attorneys in the country.  Chambers publications are consistently ranked as the most respected and trusted of all the attorney rating entities, and they are consulted often by general counsel and others seeking to identify the best attorneys in any given region and practice area.

In the 2013 edition, George is applauded for his supreme advocacy skills: “He is extremely calm under fire,” say sources, who add: “He’s steadfast and can think extremely well on his feet.”

As the Chambers researchers have confirmed, Shipley Snell clients never call us small. They prefer words like formidable and resourceful. And big enough for the most challenging litigation and arbitration.  Learn more about how Shipley Snell Montgomery is making a difference for its clients.

Shipley Snell Offices Featured in CultureMap Magazine

When Shipley Snell moved into the historic 712 Main building in downtown Houston, the partners tapped Houston architects Mayfield and Ragni Studios to execute on the idea of reflecting at once both the firm’s dedication to the best traditions of legal excellence and its fresh approach to providing legal services — and architects Kelie Mayfield and Erick Ragni exceeded all expectations.  Houston’s CultureMap Magazine recently featured Mayfield and Ragni, including a look at their work on the Shipley Snell offices. Mayfield and Ragni’s design successfully embraced Shipley Snell’s emphasis on ability, efficiency, and a true collaborative approach.

For more information about our friends at Mayfield and Ragni Studios, please visit  www.marsculture.com.

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George Shipley Ranked in Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business

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Before ranking any attorney or law firm, the researchers at Chambers & Partners review detailed and thorough materials submitted by each firm and then conduct extensive phone interviews with firm clients and others in a position to know the firm and its individual attorneys well. Chambers publications are consistently ranked as the most respected and trusted of all the attorney rating entities, and they are consulted often by general counsel and others seeking to identify the best attorneys in any given region and practice area.

According to Chambers USA, “George Shipley of Shipley Snell Montgomery has many years of experience in general commercial disputes and earns praise for his ability to ‘think critically and strategically in positioning a case to put us in the best light in front of a jury.’ He is also commended for his advocacy and his keen business sense. ‘He sees things which can get stuck in the weeds and avoids them; he’s very efficient and very adaptable.’”

Moving to 712 Main in Downtown Houston

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On April 1, 2012, Shipley Snell moved its office to the 14th floor of the historic 712 Main Building, formerly called the J.P. Morgan Chase Bank Building, in downtown Houston.

The building has been described as “an explosion of art deco glory aimed skyward . . . half way between a wedding cake and a medieval castle.” Once the headquarters of Gulf Oil, it is one of the most important Art Deco skyscrapers in the southern United States. Commissioned by Jesse Holman Jones, one of Houston’s best known bankers, newspaper owners, and builders, and completed in 1929, it remained the tallest building in Houston until 1963, when the Exxon Building surpassed it.

Although located in a historic building, Shipley Snell’s office space is contemporary, reflecting at once both the firm’s dedication to the best traditions of legal excellence and its fresh approach to providing legal services. The firm embraced an open office concept, emphasizing collaboration and the value that each person at the firm brings.

On the practical side, the new office is located in a more central part of downtown, with easy access to rail lines and within walking distance to courthouses. And it allows the firm to service clients better, with additional (and expandable) conference rooms, as well as space for clients to work away from their offices. The new space also provides room for growth.

About the move, firm co-founder George Shipley said, “We are excited to work in a very modern office that happens to be located in one of Houston’s most historic buildings. The office space reflects the firm’s personality and creative thinking, while holding true to our core values such as client loyalty.”