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. 

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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 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 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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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.

 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/

 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.

 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.

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.

 

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.