Congratulations to one of our senior attorneys, Mario Dell’Osso, for having been named to the 2012 Super Lawyers list as one of the top attorneys in the State of Texas in the practice areas of “government/cities/municipalities, civil litigation defense, and appellate” for 2012. Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, 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 selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations using a rigorous multi–phased process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates, and peer reviews by lawyers in the same practice area.
O&O is proud to announce that Kim Mickelson has been appointed to serve on the Development Regulations Committee for the League. The Committee will help establish TML positions on legislation, and monitor bills that may be introduced in the upcoming legislative session in areas including annexation, economic development, eminent domain, subdivisions & zoning, and other development issues such as signs, religious land use, and vested rights.
South Padre Island
TCAA 2012 Summer Conference- Olson & Olson, LLP attorney Loren Smith is scheduled to speak to the members of the Texas City Attorney’s Association on June 6 at 3 p.m. at the Isla Grand Beach Resort in South Padre Island on the subject of declaratory judgments. His presentation entitled, “I Do Declare! Or why a declaratory judgment action may not be in the best interest of the city” will explore the pros and cons of declaratory judgments claims made by or against governmental entities.
TCMA Annual Conference—Olson & Olson, LLP attorneys, Art Pertile, Scott Bounds, Bobby Gervais, Brian Begle, David Olson, and Jim Robinson are scheduled to speak to the members of the Texas City Managers Association Meeting at the South Padre Convention Center on June 8 at 2 p.m. They will answer questions from the audience and address topics including:
“MIB- Managers in Battle” – a video and live presentation focused on the practicalities of handling potential ADA claims.
“Development Agreements” – a live presentation on the basics of development agreements and key issues.
“First Amendment Rights in City Council Meetings” a video and live presentation exploring issues that arise when members of the audience misbehave during city council meetings.