• Case
    Appeals Court Rules in Favor of ConocoPhillips

    ConocoPhillips Wants $63 million settlement reimbursed by Noble Energy HOUSTON — A state appeals court in Houston agreed Wednesday with ConocoPhillips that Noble Energy owes responsibility to indemnify, or reimburse, ConocoPhillips with respect to a $63 million settlement for an environmental claim for damage to an oil field in Cameron Parish, Louisiana. Handling the case for ConocoPhillips was The Mithoff Law firm — Richard Mithoff, Sherie Beckman and Warner Hocker; from Baker-Botts Tom Phillips and Macey Stokes, Ben Geslison and Omar Alanz.

    PublicationTexas Lawyer
    Attorneys

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

    Year

    March 27, 2015

  • Case
    Mithoff Represents Non-profits, Securing $6.9 Million Award

    At a time of year when many people think about giving to others, a Harris County probate judge signed an agreed judgment on Nov. 24 in the estate of a Houston real estate developer that provides a total of $6.9 million to 19 non-profits, including several in Houston.

    “For some of these charities, particularly the smaller ones, this is a very big deal,” said Houston lawyer Richard Mithoff, who represented most of the non-profits in The Estate of James M. Hill Jr.

    PublicationTexas Lawyer
    Attorneys

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

    Year

    November 27, 2014

  • Case
    Mithoffs Chair Event to Raise Almost $2 million for UT Health

    Richard and Ginni Mithoff chaired a gala which raised almost $2 million for the University of Texas Health. The event honored the legendary Dr. Red Duke

    Attorneys

    Richard Warren Mithoff.

    Year

    November 14, 2014

  • Case
    Texas Association of Civil Trial and Appellate Specialists Honors Richard Mithoff

    2014 Recipient of TACTAS’s Lifetime of Excellence Advocacy Award

    Attorneys

    Richard Warren Mithoff.

    Year

    October 31, 2014

  • Case
    Fifth Circuit Revives Int’l Paper Offshore-Drilling Waste Suit

    Mithoff Law Pleased With Court’s Ruling; Expect Case to Return to Trial Court

    Attorneys

    Richard Warren Mithoff.

    Year

    October 28, 2014

  • Case
    Richard Mithoff Appointed to Executive Team of Lawyers for Texas Cases Against GM in Ignition Switch Litigation

    HOUSTON — A state district judge has appointed Houston lawyer Richard Mithoff to the executive team of lawyers who will lead all Texas consolidated state court cases involving the General Motors Ignition Switch litigation.

    State district Judge Robert Schaffer of the 152nd District Court in Harris County appointed the plaintiff’s team of five lawyers, which included Mithoff, Bob Hilliard, Mark Lanier, Jeff Wiggington and Scott West. Hilliard and Lanier were appointed co-lead counsel.

    All pretrial proceedings in the product liability cases filed against GM in state court throughout Texas have been consolidated by the Texas Supreme Court to be heard before Judge Schaffer.

    Mithoff, of Mithoff Law in Houston, has successfully represented clients in many national cases and   lead plaintiffs’ teams in litigation against Breakstone/Firestone involving rollovers due to defective tires; representing Texas counties (and specifically Harris County) against major tobacco companies for medical costs incurred by patients at county hospitals due to smoking; and representing families of elderly victims who died in a fiery bus explosion as they were fleeing Hurricane Rita.

    The Texas cases are separate from federal multi-district litigation pending before U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman in the Southern District of New York, but they will be coordinated through Furman.

    GM has recalled vehicles with the faulty ignition switch, including:

    • Buick Lacrosse — 2005-2009
    • Buick Lucerne — 2006-2011
    • Buick Regal LS & GS —     2004-2005
    • Cadillac Deville — 2000-2005
    • Cadillac CTS — 2003-2014
    • Cadillac DTS — 2004-2011
    • Cadillac SRX — 2004-2006
    • Camaro — 2010-2014
    • Chevrolet Cobalt — 2005-2010
    • Chevrolet HHR — 2006-2011
    • Chevrolet Impala — 2000-2014
    • Chevrolet Malibu — 1997-2005
    • Chevy Monte Carlo — 2000-2008
    • Daewoo G2X — 2007-2009
    • Oldsmobile Alero — 1999-2004
    • Oldsmobile Intrigue — 1998-2002
    • Opel/Vauxhall GT — 2007-2010
    • Pontiac G4 —2005-2006
    • Pontiac G5 — 2007-2010
    • Pontiac Grand Am — 1999-2005
    • Pontiac Grand Prix — 2004-2008
    • Pontiac Pursuit — 2005-2006
    • Pontiac Solstice — 2006-2010
    • Saturn Ion — 2003-2007
    • Saturn Sky — 2007-2010
    Attorneys

    Richard Warren Mithoff, Janie L. Jordan, Warner V. Hocker.

    Year

    October 27, 2014

  • Case
    Mithoffs Contribute $2 million to University of Texas School of Law Pro Bono Program

    Program renamed Richard & Ginni Mithoff Pro Bono Program

    Attorneys

    Richard Warren Mithoff.

    Result

    $2 million

    Year

    October 15, 2014