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Chelsea Bailiff

Freeman Mills Adds Four Associates to the Firm

Freeman Mills welcomes four new Associate Attorneys to the firm’s Dallas office. Ms. Paige Gremillion, Mr. Mark Walston, and Ms. Lauren Kramer will be practicing in the firm’s title examination section. Ms. Michelle Moss joins the firm’s transactional section with a concentration on oil and gas and real estate transactions.

Graham K. Simms Promoted to Partner

Freeman Mills is pleased to announce that Graham Simms has been promoted to Partner. Graham’s work ethic, superb legal skills, and his desire to provide our clients with legal services of the highest quality consistently over the past 6 years made this an easy decision.

Freeman Mills achieves swift victory in Howard County

Freeman Mills Senior Litigation Associate, Jeff K. Heck, won a Motion for Summary Judgment in a lawsuit alleging breach of an Oil & Gas Lease for failure to pay lease bonus. Freeman Mills’ client, an East Texas land broker service, was sued for failing to pay a lease bonus after taking a lease on behalf of a major Oil & Gas company. The lease was taken from a Revocable Trust that had terminated leaving all of the property as part of the Grantor’s estate. The court granted FM’s motion finding as a matter of law that the lease was void because the trust no longer owned the property and that no bonus was due under the warranty provision of the lease.

Freeman Mills secures total victory for oil field service client

November 2014
Longview, Texas

Freeman Mills Senior Litigation Associate, Jeff K. Heck, prevailed in an oil field services case filed on behalf of an East Texas oil field services company due to an operator’s failure to pay approximately $100,000 for well services. The operator counterclaimed for just over $400,000 alleging the services damaged the well causing it to be plugged. Prior to trial, Heck successfully excluded most of the operator’s expert witnesses. The Court awarded our client the debt amount, plus attorney fees and pre-judgment interest and entered a take-nothing judgment on the operator’s counterclaim.

Freeman Mills adds five associates to the firm

Freeman Mills is pleased to announce the addition of five new Associate Attorneys.  Mr. David Kuzer and Mr. Jeff T. Ragsdale joined our practice in the Dallas location working in our title examination section.  

Mr. Tommy H. Tsang, Ms. Emily L. Elsberg, and Mr. Gus Clardy joined our practice in the Tyler location.  Mr. Tsang is working in our title examination section, while Ms. Elsberg and Mr. Clardy are working in our oil and gas litigation section.