Carrington, Coleman, Sloman & Blumenthal bills its attorneys as "lawyers' lawyers." According to the Dallas firm, outside attorneys and other law firms often rely on Carrington's legal team to represent them when the need for legal counsel arises. Beyond representing fellow counsel, the firm's practice is wide-ranging, with emphasis on complex litigation, business and real estate transactional matters, and corporate insolvency and restructuring.
A Texas Ranger Creed
Carrington Coleman apparently takes its minimalist manpower approach to legal work from a Texas Ranger motto, "One riot, one ranger." But say what you will about its Southern bravado, the firm prides itself on keeping client costs down. Carrington is also stable; in its four decades of operation, it has only been through three managing partners, and its Texas practice is prominent in several arenas. In the Dallas area, Coleman is particularly strong in commercial litigation, corporate governance law, legal malpractice law and personal injury litigation.
Through its litigation and corporate reorganization practices, Carrington Coleman represents a broad array of clients ranging from individuals to large multinational corporations. Its clients have included Southwest Airlines, Aon Corporation, Fannie Mae and Goodrich Corporation. Its corporate restructuring practice has represented clients in the agriculture, airline, bank, energy, healthcare, manufacturing, mining, retail and telecommunications industries, to name a few. The firm also has an intellectual property practice which counsels clients in trademark trials, merchandising contracts, confidentiality agreements and other cases.
Carrington's complex dispute resolution practice has also received accolades. Its business litigation department handles all types of disputes from antitrust and trade regulation, corporate governance and compliance, fraud and deceptive trade practices to trade secret litigation and product liability.
One Goes Bust, Others Go Boom
Although not a Houston firm, Carrington Coleman laid claim to a share of the Enron legal debacle pie when Kenneth Lay hired the firm to coordinate parts of his defense. Bruce Collins, a Carrington partner with specialties in securities and corporate governance litigation, served as Lay's lead counsel in his criminal trial as well as represented him in civil and regulatory litigation. For counseling Lay in his civil defense, the firm received a portion of the estimated $20 million the former Enron chairman reportedly spent fending off various charges.
901 Main Street
Dallas, TX 75202
Phone: (214) 855-3000
Employer Type: Private
Managing Partner: Bruce W. Collins
Total No. Attorneys 2016: 49
Dallas, TX (HQ)
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