Welcome to the website for the Plano Bar Association, founded in 1973. The Plano Bar Association meets at noon on the 1st Friday of each month at Nico’s Cantina located at 1941 Preston Road (SW Corner of Preston and Park), Plano, Texas.
The Plano Bar Association provides resources and networking for lawyers in the greater Plano area through the CLE offered at our monthly meetings as well as social opportunities and community service projects. In addition, we provide a lawyer referral service for those in need of legal representation that can be reached at 972-424-6113.
If you are an attorney that works or lives in the area or serves clients in or around Plano, please plan to join us or check our calendar and newsletter for upcoming events. If you are interested in joining the Plano Bar Association or wish to renew your membership, please click on the login or sign up/renew buttons at the top right of every page.
"Dog bites man" is not a news story, the axiom goes. But when a pit bull took off part of Lonnie Burts' finger, the injured man hired Mark Anderson and Robert Kisselburgh of The Anderson Law Firm in Fort Worth. The two lawyers helped him win a May 7 final judgment against the dog's owners, who are his neighbors, for $147,000.
The 5th Circuit wrote that the district court characterized a lawyer's "unsealed filing of the offending document as a 'vicious, deliberate smear.' Whatever might have been the negative effect on Employee A's public reputation, however, we can discern no improper purpose" in the lawyer's "zealous representation of his client."
Effective Sept. 1, a new law defines "trade secret" and the actions that constitute misappropriation. It provides for injunctive relief for misappropriation, and in some circumstances, allows "payment of a reasonable royalty" or "affirmative acts to protect a trade secret."