Fears Nachawati Taking on Concussion Related Cases in former NFL Players

 Fears Nachawati is proudly representing former NFL players and their families in the tragic cases of CTE and other concussion related injuries. 

If you or someone you care about is a former NFL player, please contact us at intake@fnlawfirm.com or by phone at 214.890.0711. We will evaluate your case and make sure you get the best possible settlement with no money out of your pocket. Fears Nachawati is committed to helping former NFL players get the justice they deserve.

Fears Nachawati Attorney Selected to 2016 Super Lawyers List

 Fears Nachawati Law Firm is proud to announce that Partner Majed Nachawati has been selected to the 2016 Texas Super Lawyers list. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by receive this honor. Additionally, Partners Bryan Fears and John Raggio, were both selected to the 2016 Super Lawyer Rising Stars list. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates, and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys. The Super Lawyers lists are published nationwide in Super Lawyers Magazines and in leading city and regional magazines and newspapers across the country.

 
For more info on Mr. Nachawati or Super Lawyers, please see the link below.
 

Fears | Nachawati Represents Tornado Victims Suing Over Their Demolished Home

Fears | Nachawati represents the victimized homeowners against Nabors, a demolition company that recklessly tore down the wrong home after the Rowlett tornado. We will hold the company accountable after its refusal to right the wrong.

See more information about the story here.

 

Fears Nachawati Partner to Serve as Mentor to Law School Students

Fears Nachawati Law Firm is pleased to announce that founding partner Majed Nachawati has taken a position as a Mentor in the Louis A. Bedford, Jr. Mentorship Program at the University of North Texas Dallas College of Law. The mentorship program provides UNT Dallas College of Law students the opportunity to meet and talk with lawyers on a regular basis in addition to their regular classes. It also provides attorneys an opportunity to give back and provide students with experience and knowledge that can't be learned in class. Mr. Nachawati is excited to serve as a mentor and looks forward to sharing his experiences as an attorney and business owner with students and helping them in their pursuit of a law degree.

For more information on the UNT Dallas Law School please visit www.lawschool.untsystem.edu/. More information on our firm can be found at www.fnlawfirm.com.

Fears Nachawati Takes on Texas Wrongful Death Case

On August 3, 2016, a Texarkana man was tragically killed in Sabine County, Texas as a result of a motor vehicle accident involving a tractor trailer and an unoccupied vehicle. Jerry Lee Woods, 58, was the driver of a 2006 tractor trailer carrying a load of asphalt and paving equipment. It appears that the tractor trailer’s brakes malfunctioned which prevented Woods from stopping the vehicle at an intersection of two major highways. The vehicle rolled over and Woods was ejected from the truck. Woods had two passengers with him at the time of the accident who both sustained serious injuries.

Trucking companies have a duty to maintain and service their vehicles in a reasonable manner. Further, additional state and federal regulations apply to owners of large tractor trailers as the 40 ton vehicles have the potential to cause substantial damages, significant injuries, and even death. These regulations are set in place not only for the public’s safety but also for the safety of the truck drivers and passengers.

Fears Nachawati is representing the heirs of Jerry Woods regarding his wrongful death. Woods’ tragic and unexpected death has taken a heavy toll on his children and family. Fears Nachawati is committed to pursuing the claims of Woods’ children in order to obtain just and fair compensation for the death of their father.

More information about the accident can be found here. 

Legal inquiries and questions can be directed to our firm by calling 1-866-705-7584 or by visiting the firm’s website – www.fnlawfirm.com.

Fears Nachawati Partner Nominated to Inn of Court

Fears | Nachawati Law Firm is proud to announce that founding partner Majed Nachawati has been nominated to become a member of the William “Mac” Taylor, Jr. American Inn of Court. The American Inns of Court is an association of lawyers, judges, and other legal professionals from all levels and backgrounds who share a passion for professional excellence. The goal of the Inn of Court to promote professionalism and collegiality among trial lawyers, as well as provide an opportunity for members to form and build relationships, share and discuss concerns about legal issues, and advance the highest levels of integrity, ethics, and civility. Mr. Nachawati is honored to have been nominated and hopes to help the organization continue to achieve its goals. More info about the Inn of Court and our law firm can be found by visiting the following links - https://www.facebook.com/mactaylorinnofcourt/ and www.fnlawfirm.com.

Majed Nachawati Reappointed to the Board of Directors of The Public Justice Foundation

Fears | Nachawati Law Firm is proud to announce that founding partner Majed Nachawati has been reappointed to the Board of Directors of The Public Justice Foundation. Public Justice’s mission as a non-profit organization and public interest law firm is to pursue high impact lawsuits to combat social and economic injustice, protect the sustainability of the Earth, and challenge predatory conduct and government abuses. The Board of Directors is comprised of the nation’s leading trial lawyers, appellate lawyers, consumer advocates, mass tort lawyers, environmental attorneys, employment lawyers, civil rights attorneys, class action lawyers, and public interest advocates.   Mr. Nachawati is honored to have been reappointed and hopes to help the organization continue to achieve its goals.  More information about Public Justice and our law firm can be found by visiting the following links – http://www.publicjustice.net and www.fnlawfirm.com.

Majed Nachawati Reappointed as Panel Chairman

Fears | Nachawati Law Firm Partner, Majed Nachawati, has been reappointed as Panel Chairman on Panel 2, District 6 Grievance Committee of the State Bar of Texas. This appointment is highly prestigious and is held by only a handful of lawyers throughout Texas.  The Grievance Committee’s job is to make sure that attorneys throughout the state of Texas uphold the integrity of the practice of law and remain accountable to the public and their clients.  As part of his continuing role, Mr. Nachawati will be responsible for presiding over disbarment proceedings, evidentiary hearings, and the summary disposition docket. He is dedicated to protecting the public through his work on the Grievance Committee and hopes to continue to advance and improve the quality of legal services to the public during his term as Panel Chairman. Information about the firm or Mr. Nachawati can be found at www.fnlawfirm.com or by calling the firm at 1.866.705.7584.

Happy 4th of July from Fears Nachawati

 

Firm Sponsors Local Baseball Team

Fears | Nachawati is a proud sponsor of Cedar Ridge Baseball! We wish them the best of luck with the remainder of their season. We're always happy to help and support the community!

Fears | Nachawati Co-founder Makes Donation to Crime Victims' Compensation Fund

Majed Nachawati, a co-founder of Fears | Nachawati Law Firm, recently completed a three month term as The Grand Jury Foreman of a Dallas County Grand Jury.  In honor of the fine job the Dallas County District Attorney's Office does on a daily basis, Mr. Nachawati has donated 100% of the income he received to The Texas Crime Victims' Compensation Fund. The CVC is administered by the Office of the Attorney General and is dedicated to ensuring that victims of violent crime are provided financial assistance for crime-related expenses that cannot be reimbursed by insurance or other sources. 

www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/cvs/crime-victims-compensation

Fears | Nachawati Partner is Appointed to Legal Ethics Committee

We are proud to announce Fears | Nachawati Partner, Majed Nachawati, has recently been appointed to the Legal Ethics Committee by the Dallas Bar Association for the 2016 year. The Legal Ethics Committee is responsible for facilitating and planning ethics presentations for Dallas County Attorneys on an annual basis.   As a member of the ethics committee, Mr. Nachawati is proud to dedicate his time and efforts to the continuing education of Dallas County’s 11,000 attorney members.  Information about the firm or Mr. Nachawati can be found at www.fnlawfirm.com or by calling the firm at 1.866.705.7584.

Fears | Nachawati Attorneys Selected to 2015 Super Lawyers List

Fears Nachawati Law Firm is proud to announce that Partner Majed Nachawati has been selected to the 2015 Texas Super Lawyers list. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by receive this honor.  Additionally, Partners Bryan Fears and John Raggio, were both selected to the 2015 Super Lawyer Rising Stars list. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates, and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys. The Super Lawyers lists are published nationwide in Super Lawyers Magazines and in leading city and regional magazines and newspapers across the country. Super Lawyers Magazines also feature editorial profiles of attorneys who embody excellence in the practice of law.  

Fears Nachawati Sponsors Feed My Starving Children Volunteering Event

Fears | Nachawati Law Firm proudly sponsored Feed My Starving Children’s volunteering event this past weekend at the Parish Episcopal School in Dallas. Feed My Starving Children is a Christian non-profit organization committed to eliminating poverty and starvation around the world by providing food for malnourished children. Employees and their families had the opportunity to help pack meals for starvi

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Partner Majed Nachawati appointed as Panel Chairman of State Bar of Texas Grievance Committee

We are proud to announce that Fears | Nachawati Law Firm Partner, Majed Nachawati, has recently been appointed as Panel Chairman on Panel 2, District 6 Grievance Committee of the State Bar of Texas. This appointment is highly prestigious, as the position is filled based up on nominations from other grievance committee members, and ultimately appointed by the Committee Chair.  The Committee’s job is to make sure that attorneys throughout the state of Texas uphold the integrity of the practice of law and remain accountable to the public and their clients. As part of his new role, Mr. Nachawati will be responsible for presiding over panel proceedings, evidentiary hearings, and the summary disposition docket. He is dedicated to protecting the public through his work on the Grievance Committee and hopes to advance and improve the quality of legal services to the public during his term as Panel Chairman.  Information about the firm or Mr. Nachawati can be found at www.fnlawfirm.com or by calling the firm at 1.866.705.7584.

Majed Nachawati Interviewed for the LXBN Leaders Series

 A partner at Fears | Nachawati, Majed Nachawati, was recently  interviewed by the LexBlog Network for their LXBN Leaders Series on the importance of blogging within the legal field. Majed explains why blogging is crucial for law firms and how a blog can bring awareness to the general public on the latest legal issues. www.lxbn.com/2015/01/30/lxbn-leaders-majed-nachawati-client/

Founding Partner, Bryan Fears, of Fears | Nachawati, Receives Prestigious John C. Ford American Inn of Court Nomination as a Barrister Member.

 Bryan Fears, the co-founding partner of Fears | Nachawati Law Firm, was recently nominated to the John C. Ford American Inn of Court as a Barrister member. Membership in this organization is exclusive, as candidates must be nominated by current peers and voted on prior to acceptance into the organization.  The John C. Ford Inn of Court has five sub-groups, including the Barristers, which consists of experienced young lawyers who have demonstrated exceptional legal ethics, professionalism and leadership as bankruptcy practitioners.  As a Barrister, Mr. Fears will be mentoring newly licensed attorneys and will participate as a lecturer in continuing legal education seminars aimed at improving the knowledge of fellow bankruptcy lawyers.  The firm congratulates Mr. Fears on this prestigious achievement.  Press inquiries and additional information concerning Mr. Fears can be sent to info@fnlawfirm.com or by calling the firm at 1.866.705.7584.

Partner Majed Nachawati Nominated to Public Justice Foundation

 Fears | Nachawati Law Firm is proud to announce that on June 14, 2013, partner Majed Nachawati was unanimously nominated to a three-year term on the Board of Directors of the Public Justice Foundation. As America’s public interest law firm, the Public Justice Foundation is a not-for-profit, 501(c )(3) charitable membership organization that supports progressive litigation. The mission of the Foundation is to increase access to justice by combating threats to our justice system and challenging government, corporate, and individual wrongdoing. Majed Nachawati is honored to have been nominated and hopes to help the organization continue to achieve its public interest goals.

Majed Nachawati Appointed to Grievance Committee

We are proud to announce that partner Majed Nachawati has recently been appointed to the District 6 Grievance Committee of the State Bar of Texas. This appointment is very prestigious, as less than 400 volunteer attorneys and public members are appointed to 17 grievance committees across the state. As part of his new role, Mr. Nachawati will be responsible for ensuring that attorneys throughout the state of Texas are held accountable for their actions and that they remain dedicated to their clients. Mr. Nachawati is dedicated to protecting the public through his work on the Grievance Committee and hopes to advance and improve the quality of legal services to the public during his term.

 

Bankruptcy And Employment Discrimination

Many people are in a financial situation where bankruptcy may be their only option for a fresh start but they are hesitant because they don’t want to ruin their chances of getting a job. Coupled with a troubled economy, it’s no wonder people are doing everything they can to keep or get a job.

 

A common question Dallas area bankruptcy attorneys hear is whether an employer can discriminate against an employee or a job applicant due to a bankruptcy. The good news is that Section 525 of the Bankruptcy Code prohibits private employers from terminating employees or discriminating with respect to employment solely because a person: (1) is or has been a debtor in bankruptcy; (2) has been insolvent prior to filing bankruptcy but before receive a grant or denial of a discharge; or (3) has not paid a debt what was dischargeable or was discharged in bankruptcy.

 
Another question bankruptcy attorneys get asked is whether they should reveal their bankruptcy to their employer or a prospective employer. In this economy, it can be expected that employers will be more selective and perform pre-employment background screening. How you respond depends on a variety of factors and a bankruptcy attorney can advice you on your rights and obligations regarding bankruptcy.

 

Contact the attorneys of Fears | Nachawati for a free consultation on bankruptcy and employment by calling toll free at 1.866.705.7584 or by e-mailing  info@fnlawfirm.com.

 

House Approves Bill Increasing Credit Card Holders' Rights

Credit-card holders in Dallas and Fort Worth should benefit from House Bill, HR 627, which passed the House on Thursday.  The Credit Card Holders' Bill of Rights passed following lobbying by President Obama and the White House Administration.  If the Bill becomes law, the new provisions will not take effect for a year, other than one key requirement that customers get 45 days' notice before interest rates are increased.  The requirement may take effect in as soon as 90 days.  The changes in credit cards could cost the banking industry more than $10 billion a year in interest payments.  Because of the recession, many people have defaulted on their credit card obligations.  This Bill will certainly ease the burden of many households in the Dallas Fort Worth area and hopefully stymie the number of bankruptcy filings.  Questions or legal information inquiries concerning this Bill and its potential effect on individuals can be directed to info@fnlawfirm.com.

Partner of Fears | Nachawati Speak at Bankruptcy CLE

The partners of Fears | Nachawati Law Firm were selected to give a presentation to Bankruptcy Lawyers and Practitioners at a continuing legal education seminar in Barcelona, Spain.  The presentation was a success, as lawyers throughout Texas attended the seminar in an effort to learn about the latest trends in Consumer Bankruptcy Law.  More about the presentation or press questions can be directed to the law firm's assistant at (214) 890-0711.