Celebrating 35 years of Service by Partnering with Govalle Elementary

Celebrating 35 years of Service by Partnering with Govalle Elementary

In celebration of its 35th anniversary, the law firm is proud to announce its partnership with Govalle Elementary School for the 2012-2013 school year. The firm’s partnership with Govalle is a natural fit: firm founder Hector De Leon attended the school from 1954-1959, and he views that experience as a crucial stepping stone on his…

Volunteer Legal Services Honors Pat Washburn

Volunteer Legal Services Honors Pat Washburn

De Leon & Washburn and Partner, Pat Washburn were honored this past week by Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas as recipients of the 2012 Judge Suzanne Covington Pro Bono Service Award for outstanding commitment to pro bono legal services in Travis County. To find out more about VLS, visit the resources page of our…

What is the Substantial Evidence Rule?

What is the Substantial Evidence Rule?

Many individuals who have matters pending before administrative agencies do not understand the potential ramifications of going to a contested hearing at the State Office of Administrative Hearings (“SOAH”), much less the subsequent misnamed standard of review (the “substantial evidence rule”) the district court gives to administrative agencies’ final orders based on the recommendations of…

Summary Judgment Victory

Summary Judgment Victory

After nearly two years of litigating a third-party lawsuit brought by the Texas Association of School Boards Risk Management Fund (“TASB”) against De Leon & Washburn’s client, Prism Risk Management, LLC (“Prism”), the law firm is pleased to report that on May 30, 2012, Associate Attorney Lauren Schoenbaum secured a victory on Prism’s Traditional and…

Collect Your Judgment: The Turnover Statute

Collect Your Judgment: The Turnover Statute

After the long, stressful process of litigating your claim, you have finally received a judgment in your favor allowing you to recover against the opposing party.  Theoretically, this is the last you will see of the courtroom.  In reality, you may have another fight ahead: collecting on your judgment.  Debtors can be deceitful and attempt…

The Employment Agreement: Five Issues to Consider

The Employment Agreement: Five Issues to Consider

In a perfect world, the relationship between employers and employees would always remain pleasant and free of disputes.  Hiring would occur quickly, on agreeable terms.  Firing would be regrettable and respectful, but necessary for the health of the company.  Professionals could transition from one company to another on smoothly negotiated terms.  And so on… Of…

Ward, Schoenbaum, and De Leon Obtain Victory for International Commercial Client

Ward, Schoenbaum, and De Leon Obtain Victory for International Commercial Client

On August 8, 2011, the law firm of De Leon & Washburn, PC secured an early victory for an international corporate client facing multiple claims.  The case was handled by the litigation team of George B. Ward, Lauren Schoenbaum, and Ben De Leon.  The suit presented complicated issues relating to venue, personal jurisdiction, and removal…