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Whether we’re speaking at an event, supporting a worthy cause or just announcing news you can use, check back here regularly to read all about what’s happening at Stevenson & Murray.

Summer School Is In!

Stevenson & Murray is a proud silver sponsor of the Texas Bar College’s 19th Annual Summer School July 13-15 at Moody Gardens Hotel in Galveston, Texas. The firm’s own Mark Murray serves on the course’s planning committee and will present “Motions for New Trial—The New Standard” at the course.

The course satisfies MCLE credits through the Texas Bar College and the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Every active State Bar of Texas member must complete a minimum of 15 hours in each compliance year.

The course’s attractive venue and relaxed time of year make it a popular choice among Texas lawyers. Families and guests can take advantage of the many attractions in Galveston—including Moody Gardens, the fun-filled Pleasure Pier, ghost tours of Galveston Island and the Strand Historic District—and course registration includes a family-friendly party by the pool with food and refreshments. As with other CLE courses, the presentations are available for download and by webinar for those who cannot attend in person. Click here for a course brochure and more information.


Jeremy Newell to Address New Lawyers at Upcoming Course

Stevenson & Murray’s Jeremy Newell will be among the presenters at the Texas Bar CLE’s seminar Practical Skills for New Lawyers at 10 a.m. March 28 at the Texas Law Center in Austin, Texas. Newell will present the “Top 10 Ways to Avoid a Meeting with the State Bar of Texas CDC.”

Practical Skills for New Lawyers is a continuing legal education course cosponsored by the Texas Young Lawyers Association. Participants will hear from experienced attorneys on a variety of key lessons and skills, including managing client relationships and legal staff, successful billing tips, managing documents and communications, negotiation techniques, and legal writing mechanics.

The CLE course is approved by the Texas Bar Association for MCLE credit hours and may be viewed from a computer or mobile device. For more information, call 800.204.2222 x1574 or click here for a course brochure.

 


We Support Dress for Success Houston

Stevenson & Murray proudly supports the work of Dress for Success Houston.

March is Send One Suit month, a drive to support the organization’s mission to help women achieve economic independence so they can thrive in work and life. Established in 2000, the annual campaign encourages businesses and groups in greater Houston to donate money and gently used women’s career clothing and accessories.

In addition to professional clothing, the campaign seeks to collect 3,500 black handbags, 4,000 pairs of closed-toe shoes, 2,400 professional portfolios and 1,000 scarves. Dress for Success uses donations collected this month to provide career clothing and accessories free of charge to women who need help throughout the entire year.

“Our programs equip women with the tools they need to maintain employment and grow in their careers,” Nancy Levicki, the organization’s president and co-founder, said at the campaign’s kickoff event. “A suit may become outdated, but the skills women learn from our programs can last a lifetime.”

“It’s an easy decision to support an organization that helps empower Houston-area women with stronger work skills and better career paths,” said Mark Murray at Stevenson & Murray. “These women’s stories are more than inspiring, and we’re thrilled our contribution can help more women overcome hardship and thrive in our area.”

Many taking part in this year’s programs are U.S. veterans who have successfully transitioned from military service to civilian life. In addition to providing interview-appropriate clothing, Dress for Success offers career services such as job retention and career advancement coaching and professional development.

Learn more about getting involved here.


Our Website Got a Makeover!

You’re looking at the new StevensonMurray.com. The upgrade includes a bold new look and feel—and many new features. We want to keep our clients, potential clients, colleagues and friends in the know about our firm, our services and news that affects the community. Here are a few features we’re particularly excited about:

We’ve expanded our content.

Our new site includes more information about our practice areas, the services we offer, how we accomplish our mission, and resources you might need if you face a personal injury challenge. We want to provide the information you need and keep you up to date about our work. Subscribe to our blog to stay abreast of issues that affect consumers as well as our industry, or check back to our News and Events page for announcements about our firm and our team.

Our site is responsive.

No matter how you visit our site, you’ll notice a better mobile experience, thanks to a fully responsive new design. We know many people routinely access the Internet on hand-held devices like smartphones and tablets, so you’ll notice our new site looks good and performs well regardless of which device you use to visit us.

We’re more social than ever.

Our site includes prominent links to our firm Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn pages, and we want to stay connected with you. Follow us in the Twittersphere, like our Facebook page and connect with us on LinkedIn. We look forward to engaging with our clients, colleagues, friends and followers in new and different ways.

As happy as we are to launch our new website, we know flipping the switch is just the beginning. Our online communications will evolve and improve continually, just like the world around us. We’ll be looking for better ways to serve you through our website and our communications. Have any comments or ideas you’d like us to consider? Let us know at [email protected].


Mark Murray Named Among Top 100 Texas Lawyers

Texas Super Lawyers has once again named Stevenson & Murray to its list of 2016 award winners. Mark Murray appears on both the Top 100: 2016 Texas Super Lawyers and Top 100: 2016 Houston Super Lawyers lists, earning him special recognition as a Super Lawyer Best of the Best.

Super Lawyers, part of news agency Thomson Reuters, recognizes the top lawyers in Texas via a patented, multiphase selection process involving peer nomination, independent research and peer evaluations. The Texas lawyers who receive the highest point totals during this selection process are further recognized in Texas Super Lawyers Top Lists as “best of the best.”

The prestigious list of top Texas attorneys is published each year in Super Lawyer Magazineand in Texas Monthly’s October issue. Murray has been recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer every year since 2003.


We’re Proud to Support MADD

Did you know in the time it takes to read a brief news article like this one—every two minutes—another person in our country has been injured in a drunk driving crash? From our decades of work advocating for victims of drunk drivers, we’ve seen firsthand the enormous cost to society of this senseless crime, changing in an instant the lives of victims, drivers and their families. That’s why we support the important work of MADD.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving was founded in 1980 by a mother whose daughter was killed by a drunk driver to bring awareness to a danger that was largely unacknowledged at that time. Since then MADD has grown into one of the most influential and widely supported organizations in America, and through its efforts has decreased drunk driving incidents by half. But with 28 people still killed by drunk drivers each day across the country, there is still more work to be done.

This year MADD celebrates the 30th anniversary of the designated driver and Tie One On For Safety, the organization’s longest-running and most visible public awareness project. “Through our support we hope to continue MADD’s important work to end drunk driving with campaigns like Tie One On For Safety,” says Mark Murray. “As we enjoy the holiday season, when drunk-driving incidents traditionally spike, we encourage everyone to show your commitment to eliminating drunk driving by designating a nondrinking driver before the party begins.”

 

Learn more about Tie One On For Safety
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Mark Murray Named Houstonia Top Lawyer

Stevenson & Murray congratulates partner Mark Murray for being selected a Top Lawyer by Houstonia magazine. Mark first appeared on the annual list in 2013 and has appeared every year since. The list, published annually in the December issue, is compiled based on Houston-area Avvo.com ratings, which factor peer endorsements, experience, education, training, speaking, publishing, and awards and honors.


For Accident Victims

Stevenson & Murray is industry renowned for remarkable successes and deep expertise handling complex and sophisticated accident and personal injury cases. From the moment we open a claim through trial and to the last appeal, we are passionately committed to making a life-changing difference for each and every client we represent.

The lawyers of Stevenson & Murray are seasoned litigators and advocates for personal injury victims. We consider all personal injury cases but specialize in cases involving wrongful death, maritime and admiralty law, trucking accidents, large commercial fires, talc claims, and commercial and industrial accidents.

Have you been hurt in an accident? Contact our offices in Houston today to discuss your rights and legal options in a free consultation with a leading personal injury and wrongful death trial attorney.

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For Lawyers

It is an honor and a privilege to work side by side with some of the best in our industry. Stevenson & Murray welcomes the opportunity to work with other law firms. We have a long and proud tradition of partnering with co-counsel to strengthen a client’s case. Decades of experience in our practice specialties and an exceptional record of achievement both in and out of the courtroom position us well to support the case needs of associating firms.

Our reputation as a leading personal injury firm and our uncommon litigation skill provide key advantages to our partners and their clients. Whether you are looking to add depth or breadth of experience to a case, expand jurisdiction or geographical coverage, provide additional resources to investigate or try a case, or leverage our relationships with top experts in numerous industries where we excel, we help co-counsel secure top verdicts and settlements.

Stevenson & Murray is a leading choice for clients and lawyers alike. Our referral business is a source of great pride for our entire team, and we constantly strive to earn and maintain the highest level of respect from our colleagues.

 

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