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Politicians to Be Prosecuted in Home County, Not Travis County

Jun 23rd, 2015

Public corruption complaints will now be directed to a white-collar crimes division of the Texas Rangers. Governor Greg Abbott signed a bill last week that removes the decision to prosecute from the District Attorney’s office in Travis County. Detractors from the bill make the point that elected officials may now have a “hometown advantage.” Writers…

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Grand Jury Selection Process

Jun 23rd, 2015

Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed H.B. 2150 into law last week. The bill changes the process for selecting grand jury panels. No longer will judge-appointed commissioners pick juror, but instead a more random drawing process will be used. Proponents of the bill say they hope this allows for a fairer cross-section of the community. Gov….

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Trey Sargent – 2015 Leadership Denton Graduate!

Apr 24th, 2015

Congratulations to HBWV’s latest Leadership Denton Graduate, Trey Sargent!  

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“I recommend Mr. Hayes for clients that want an attorney that reaches his objectives and communicates with them. He is professional, ethical and knowledgeable. He is successful in obtaining the goals that are set forth in various cases. He communicates clearly and often with his clients, keeping them well informed of the progress of their case. He is respected in the legal community, is well connected professionally and also respected as a person outside of his professional career. Richard has volunteered thousands of hours to young people in the Scouting organization as well as teaching leadership skills to High school students. He is passionate about the law and is active politically. He has received many awards for his excellence in contributing to his profession as well as local, State and National organizations. I would recommend him highly. Mr. Hayes has helped us with various legal issues for over 30 years.”

— Review on Findlaw.com

“R. Hayes has represented me and my firm on a number of issues. He is knowledgable and follows up until there is an acceptable conclusion. I highly recommend him.”

— Review on Findlaw.com

“Helped me get a fair price for my land.”

— Avvo.com

“Richard D. Hayes is the best attorney and one of the best persons I have ever known. He is extremely professional and personal, with clients, adversaries, and third parties. He is brilliant, knowledgeable in nearly all aspects of law: an expert litigator, an experienced business lawyer, a careful draftsman, an organizer and a well-respected leader. He is ALWAYS perfectly prepared. He is purposely stern, compassionate and fair. In his personal life, Richard is a giver. He is devoted to his very large family, has always plenty of time and concern for his friends, is a constant supporter of his church, and is an indefatigable resource for his community. Richard Hayes is a credit to his family, friends, faith, community and nation.”

— Review on Findlaw.com

“From my first meeting Mr. Berry and his staff, I was immediately relieved. The bankruptcy process was explained to me simply and objectively and I was made to feel at ease through the entire ordeal. I was especially impressed by his helpful and knowledgeable assistant, Jackie Cox.. I would hope to be able to retain Byron Berry for any future needs.”

— Review on Findlaw.com

“Very knowledgeable and helpful”

— Lawyers.com

“After experiencing a few lemons in Denton County, TX, I was fortunate enough to find Don White, Jr. to represent me in my unusual case. Mr. White is the most competent, professional, honest attorney I've ever met. He far exceeded my expectations. His reputation is stellar, he is well known and respected at the Denton County Courthouse in Denton, TX. He gave my case 100 percent of his time and effort, and took my problems seriously-- under the craziest of circumstances. I was rewarded with a reasonable outcome that I could live with and avoided a trial with mediation. Mr. White is responsive, patient, returns phone calls, communicates effectively, and will aggressively pursue your case. He is not afraid to stand up to the opposing lawyer, if need be. I felt confident I was in the best of hands, and trusted Mr. White and his advice. I will always call Don White, Jr. for my future legal needs. I consider him my lawyer and my friend.”

— Review on Avvo.com

“Don White equals greatness! He's not just our attorney but a dear friend!”

— Donna Abercrombie McClendon

“Our association has worked with Don White for many years. During this time, he has always been very professional, thorough, and quick to respond.”

— Review on Findlaw.com

“After a few encounters with unsatisfactory lawyers in Denton County, I was so fortunate to finally find Don White, Jr.. My civil case was unusual, but Don was not put off and represented me in a most professional manner. He took my case seriously and understood the importance of how it impacted my life. Don devoted a huge amount of time, attention and detail to my case. No stone was left unturned during discovery. My defense was prepared to the highest standards, and I was kept informed. Don is highly competent and respected in the court system, his confidence always made me feel better. Don will give you the factual picture regarding the pros and cons of your case, he is honest, and I trusted his judgement. As a result, my case had a great outcome and I was happy with the result. If you want a sharp, aggressive lawyer that has integrity, Don White, Jr. is your man.”

— Review on Findlaw.com

“Don White's Real Estate Certification and his Service as the Greater Denton/Wise County Association of REALTORS Attorney, puts Don at the top of the list!!”

— Rebecca Arnold

“Mr. White is the most competent, professional, honest attorney I've ever met. He far exceeded my expectations. His reputation is stellar, he is well known and respected at the Denton County Courthouse in Denton, TX. He gave my case 100 percent of his time and effort, and took my problems seriously. I was rewarded with a reasonable outcome to that I could live with and avoided a trial with mediation. Mr. White is responsive, patient, returns phone calls, communicates effectively. Highly recommend!”

— Lawyers.com

“I very highly recommend Don White based on several matters which he has handled for me including one challenging lawsuit involving my rental property. Consistently, Mr. White is responsive, professional, timely, pragmatic, and thorough in working with his clients. His expertise --the breadth and depth of his knowledge--in real estate law and practical experience is extremely impressive. Turning real estate legal matters over to him is always a relief, and you will be well compensated for his fees by his safeguarding of your liabilities and interests. I look forward to working with him in the future. My opinion is purely professional; I have no social relationship or interactions with Don White.”

— Review on Findlaw.com

“Don White has done a tremendous job for our business and I will recommend him to everyone!”

— Tara Gleason

“Don White is awesome! He is thorough, wise, caring, and has an awesome sense of humor! Thanks Don for all your continued help!!!”

— Brad McKissack

“Don White and all at HBWV - great law firm, very knowledgeable in wide variety of areas of the law.”

— Chris Rosprim

“Don White represented me in a legal matter and I found him to be extremely professional, competent and to the point. He did extensive research and was prepared in every way. Throughout the process Don was very conservative with expenses and I always knew that he had our best interest at heart. I would highly recommend him to anyone facing any legal conflict, for us his is the calm in the storm. I would go to him anytime I faced a legal matter in the future. He is the best.”

— Review on Findlaw.com

“Through the years I have used Don White to address a variety of real estate issues. Tenant/Landlord situations, real estate documents of any kind including some that are one of a kind and unusual, the sale of businesses, the sale of real estate, employment contracts, as well as general questions concerning my businesses. In each instance he is very quick to respond and does not delay; rather he expedites whatever is needed from the beginning. Don has been the association attorney for the Greater Denton/Wise County Association of Realtors for a number of years and as past president and BOD member I can attest that Don White has been invaluable in assisting the association with many of their needs as well. I have always had a very positive experience with Don in the many times I have asked for his help and expertise. I strongly recommend him.”

— Review on Findlaw.com

“Don was a blessing to our family. He was upfront, direct, honest, confident, respectful, intelligent, prompt and extremely hard-working. Don seemed to understand every aspect of the law. He took the time to study and learn particular details regarding our situation that proved to be extremely helpful in our case. He was adament about doing what was best for our family, and we felt reassured that following his lead would only be to our advantage. He was not interested in drawing our case out to "pad his pocket," but simply to draw conclusion to our case as quickly as possible and with the best possible results. He legal team was pleasant, hard-working and interested in answering questions...all in an effort to ease our minds moving forward. I would recommend Don and his team to family, friends and anyone in need of nearly any legal services.”

— Review on Findlaw.com

“Lance's knowledge and support is extremely important to our organization on a daily basis. The most important assests of his legal service is his ability to assist us quickly and provide us with the direction we need.”

— Review on Findlaw.com

“I have used the attorney services of Lance Vanzant on personal matters and routinely visit with him in reference to professional matters. I have found Mr. Vanzant to be very knowledgeable in matters of law and very professional and courteous in my contacts with him. He has provided his attorney services and guidance in a very effective manner and has been very responsive to my legal issues. I would recommend Lance Vanzant of the law firm Hayes, Berry, White & Vanzant, LLP to family and friends. I have personally found Mr. Vanzant to be very efficient in handling matters of law for me personally and professionally.”

— Review on Findlaw.com

“Lance handled my case with attention to detail. He communicated with me in regards to the process and what to expect as it moved through the court system. His knowledge of the law and wanting to understand my side, showed me that he takes the responsibility of representing his clients very seriously. If I ever need an attorney again, Lance will be my first and only call.”

— Review on Findlaw.com

“Our city uses Lance for all municipal issues.”

— Review on Findlaw.com

“Brian was so very thorough in all aspects of my case. My divorce was a scary and stressful time for me and I always felt completely taken care of by Brian and his paralegal. Of course I don't hope for legal issues in the future, but I know without a doubt, Brian Tackett is the only lawyer I'll use. ”

— Avvo.com

“His professional demeanor and vast knowledge and experience in family law combined with his sincere concern for our feelings made Brian Tackett an excellent attorney for us. He handled our temporary custody, protective orders and final custody issues. We were fighting to gain custody of our grandson. During our process, Brian kept us informed along the way, worked quickly when time was an issue, listened to our wishes but kept us grounded with realistic expectations. His thought provoking questions helped us decide what we wanted to do and he helped us prepare for the possible consequences. Brian worked hard and won the case for us. We have consulted with him for additional items and receive the same excellent results. Great communication, easy to reach, personable, intelligent, fairly priced and has great support staff are just some of the positives of dealing with Brian. No negatives. I HIGHLY recommend Brian Tackett for family law matters. ”

— Avvo.com

“I used Mr. Tackett as my divorce attorney and I was more than pleased. He was very professional, always returned my calls and emails and always made sure I fully understood what was going on with my case. I would highly recommend Mr. Tackett to anyone in need of a Family Law Attorney.”

— Avvo.com

“Brian is not only my attorney, but has become a good friend. I have put all my trust in him and he has never let me down. He has become my family's lawyer as well, and is an excellent attorney.”

— Avvo.com

“Brian is an outstanding attorney. He is smart and down to earth. He gets the job done. I got accessed for assault on a family member by my fixing to be ex-wife. She did this trying to get me to loose my job and take my peace officer license. Thank God for a good attorney like Brian Tackett and his attention to detail he had the truth come out and I got acquitted of the charges. He is now helping me with the divorce and to get re-instated.”

— Avvo.com

“William 'Billy' Scazzero was a lifesaver! We had an issue with an oil/gas company regarding a recent sale of our property. He was prepared, prompt, and polite. I cannot speak highly enough of his work and advice. He's a 'straight shooter,' and, in Texas that is possibly the highest compliment bestowed upon an individual. We cannot thank him enough! We as a family have collectively decided he is going to be our attorney for anything/everything, we feel lucky to have found him through our oil and gas issue. ”

— Avvo.com

“We just wanted to quickly compliment Trey on all the fantastic and hard work he has accomplished with our case. Trey has been our guardian angel throughout a process that fell under very unfamiliar territory for us. We felt comfortable with the case he developed and appreciated the multitude of advice he provided. He demonstrated confidence in the strength of our case, which put us at a cautionary ease as we approached our court date. The day of trial he prepared us sufficiently and handled the case perfectly. We couldn't have asked for anyone better to have on our side!”

— Former Client

“Jeffrey proceeded to take all of the details/facts to form a defense that when presented to the DA they simply dropped the case. He is the real Perry Mason! ”

— Avvo.com

“William was my legal counsel regarding an issue with an oil and gas company. He not only demonstrated professionalism, I have never met a sharper attorney. He answered every question I had thoroughly, and when the matter was resolved, we went to closing. The day of closing he was available numerous times to take my calls and remained available all day. Based on our confidence with him, my entire family and friends have his contact information with my highest recommendation and confidence.”

— Lawyers.com

“Mr. Hines has been a phenomenal help to me and my business. My contract dispute case was incredibly complex and time consuming to unravel. Most attorneys I presented the problem to lost interest very quickly, which I assume was due to the time it would take to fully understand the situation, much less litigate it. Mr. Hines did not hesitate and aggressively went through each and every issue with me in person. In my profession I deal with attorneys on a regular basis, and I typically tell clients that attorneys not returning calls or being able to see you is standard practice and nothing personal. To my amazement, Mr. Hines has been available nearly every time I have tried to contact him, and when he was not he promptly called back. In addition to this he frequently exchanged e-mails with me to keep me updated on the situation. Lawyers I have had in the past would bill by the hour as expected, but would be very limited as to the detail about the charges. Mr. Hines bills would have great detail about what each and every hour was spent doing, and even separated charges for paralegals etc. Obviously I highly recommend Mr. Hines if you have any business legal problems, and while I have not experienced his expertise in other legal matters, I am confident that his talents could easily extend to many different aspects of law.”

— Review on Findlaw.com

“Mr. Hines is a very devoted person when it comes to your case, he will sit through with you and explain in detail about what's going on and how he can and will help you get through it. He stays up to date with you and I would recommend him for all the advice and help that he offers in his expertise.”

— Review on Findlaw.com

“I had a hard time finding a real estate lawyer that would answer a few simple question for me and give me 10 minutes of their time. Hayes, Berry, White & Vanzant, LLP were so kind to do so and very helpful for my situation.”

— Review on Lawyer.com, Martindale.com

“Highly respect William Scazzero, for his professionalism, concern and advise that he gave to our "Homeowners Association", when we had a problem with one of our residents. Would highly recommend him to anyone looking for an outstanding attorney. We have him on retainer, for advise and future problems we might have.”

— Lawyers.com

“This attorney responds quickly to your legal questions and needs. He displays concern and a willingness to resolve whatever issue is presented to him. He is fair and reputable, never giving unrealistic expectations. He knows his job well.”

— Review on Findlaw.com

“Mr. Hines has seen me through a very long and arduous civil suit against a former business colleague. For over a year and a half, Mr. Hines has been incredibly helpful, informative and has guided me through every turn of my case with unparalleled professionalism and expertise. I would, and have, recommended him to anyone seeking legal help in a business dispute. When choosing an attorney there is no way of actually knowing how they will handle themselves when the plan meets opposition, I was lucky enough to find Mr. Hines and have absolutely no regrets.”

— Avvo.com

“William came to my rescue in a time of need. He did so out of the kindness of his heart, and fought hard to get me the justice I deserved. He saw that I was in need and contacted me personally to offer assistance. I will recommend him to anyone who needs a diligent, caring, and respectful attorney in the Denton area. ”

— Lawyers.com

“Jeff (Hines) represents our association and has handled a number legal issues and defended the interests of the association well. He is well versed in property law and is thorough in his review of the applicable statues. Jeff is a good litigator and presented our case before the court well and professionally”

— Avvo.com