Fears Nachawati is proudly representing former NFL players and their families in the tragic cases of CTE and other concussion related injuries. Mel Gray, 12 year NFL veteran of the St. Louis Cardinals, is the newest player to be represented. Gray, a four-time Pro Bowl wide receiver who is best known for his speed and deep threat capability, ranks 20th in NFL history in yards per catch – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mel_Gray_(wide_receiver). We are honored to have him as a client and we will represent his best interests.
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.
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.
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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.
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 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.
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.
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.
The short answer is no. This is because while you are in bankruptcy you should not be incurring new debt without court permission. Most of the time a credit card will not issue a card to someone who is in an active bankruptcy case, because they do not want to violate the bankruptcy code and face sanctions from the bankruptcy court. Furthermore any cards that a debtor has prior to filing the case will be discharged in the bankruptcy case, except under rare exceptions. Therefore the debtor will not be able to continue to use their cards.
The entire point of a bankruptcy case is to get a fresh start and to get rid of the debt and allowing a debtor to continue to incur debt while in the bankruptcy case complicates and frustrates this goal. When preparing to file a bankruptcy case a debtor must take a look at their finances and make sure that they are living within their means and question why they would have a need to continue to spend on credit.