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    Joe Jamail Endowment for Veterans Legal Aid Hits $1M

    A few months after the death of famed Houston trial lawyer Joe Jamail in 2016, another prominent attorney, Richard Mithoff, created an endowment to memorialize his life-long friend’s commitment to pro bono and military service. Since, the endowment has helped provide legal services to 8,800 veterans in Texas…

    PublicationThe Texas Lawbook
    Attorneys

    Richard Warren Mithoff.

    Year

    June 29, 2020

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    Ninth Circuit Says States, Counties Can Sue VW in Dieselgate Cases

    “This opinion reaffirms the rights of state and local authorities, such as Harris County, to enforce penalties for post-sale tampering with automobile emission control devices and to proceed against Volkswagen for its unlawful conduct,” said nationally prominent Houston attorney Richard Mithoff. Mithoff was retained in 2015 by Harris County to lead a team of local lawyers in representing Harris County, including Russell Post, Earnest Wotring and Bennie Agosto.

    PublicationHarris County Attorney’s Office
    Attorneys

    Sherie Potts Beckman, Warner V. Hocker, Richard Warren Mithoff.

    Year

    June 3, 2020

  • Case
    9th Circ. Leaves VW Bracing For Post-Sale Tampering Claims

    The Ninth Circuit has poked holes in a federal shield that allowed Volkswagen to dodge claims that it violated two U.S. counties’ anti-tampering laws during its 2015 clean diesel emissions-cheating scandal, exposing the German automaker to additional damages and prolonged legal battles.

    PublicationLaw 360
    Attorneys

    Sherie Potts Beckman, Warner V. Hocker, Richard Warren Mithoff.

    Year

    June 2, 2020

  • Case
    Did Boeing, aviation industry heed lessons of 2009 Air France crash?

    The details of the tragedy were strikingly familiar to Mithoff, a prominent Houston trial lawyer who had represented the family of an American couple killed in the 2009 crash of an Airbus A330-200 operating as Air France Flight 447. In both cases, a sensor had provided incorrect data to automated operating systems, triggering a confusing cacophony of warnings and alarms.

    PublicationHouston Chronicle
    Attorneys

    Richard Warren Mithoff, Warner V. Hocker.

    Year

    August 22, 2019

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    NBC Today Show — Houston Astros and 2-year-old injured child

    The Today Show discussed the problem of fan safety after a 2-year-old Houston girl was hit in the head with a foul ball at Minute Maid Park. Attorney Richard Mithoff is representing the family

    PublicationNBC Today Show
    Attorneys

    Richard Warren Mithoff, Sherie Potts Beckman, Warner V. Hocker.

    Year

    June 28, 2019

  • Case
    2-year-old girl hit by foul ball at Astros game suffered skull fracture, attorney says

    The 2-year-old girl who was hit by a foul ball at a Houston Astros game in May suffered a fractured skull and had a seizure, a news release about the incident and child’s medical condition stated Wednesday. The girl also suffered associated subdural bleeding, brain contusions and brain edema. The family has hired attorney Richard Mithoff to assist them.

    PublicationWashington Post
    Attorneys

    Richard Warren Mithoff, Sherie Potts Beckman, Warner V. Hocker.

    Year

    June 26, 2019

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    Girl Hit by Foul Ball in Houston Had Serious Head Injuries, Lawyer Says

    A 2-year-old girl who was struck in the head by a foul ball last month at a Cubs-Astros game in Houston sustained a skull fracture, bleeding on the brain and seizures, according to a lawyer hired by the girl’s family. The family hired Houston lawyer Richard Mithoff to assist them.

    PublicationThe New York Times
    Attorneys

    Richard Warren Mithoff, Sherie Potts Beckman, Warner V. Hocker.

    Year

    June 26, 2019