James D. Nebout was pictured and quoted in the Nov. 6, 2006, issue of Texas Lawyer regarding his successful handling of 85 injury cases from the March 23, 2005 BP explosion.
H Texas Magazine
James D. Nebout was voted a 2006 and 2007 Top Lawyer by H Texas Magazine. The list is created through a combination of peer voting and reader nominations. The list represents the top 2 percent of attorneys in the Houston area.
Russell G. Burwell III and James D. Nebout were inducted into the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. The Million Dollar Advocates Forum is one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States. Membership is limited to attorneys who have won million- and multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements. Less than 1 percent of U.S. lawyers are members.
The organization was established in 1993 and now has approximately 3,000 members throughout the United States. Membership includes many of the top trial lawyers in the country. Many members have achieved numerous million- and multimillion-dollar results. The common fact is that they have each demonstrated, in an objective and tangible way, their ability to accomplish superior results in complex cases. Certification by the Million Dollar Advocates Forum provides recognition of such accomplishment and a national network of experienced colleagues for information exchange, assistance and professional referral.
Second Teen in Crash Dies; DPS Joins Investigation
TEXAS CITY – Raquel Martinez, 17, one of three girls critically injured in a car crash that killed another teenager two weekends ago, was declared brain dead Wednesday, officials with Ben Taub Hospital in Houston confirmed.
A Texas City High School student was killed and one of her classmates was critically injured when a car carrying six Texas City and Texas City teens was struck from behind by a suspected drunk driver early Saturday morning. A pregnant woman in a third vehicle that was also hit by the car driven by the alleged drunk driver was also injured.
As a sign of gratitude for the first responders who put their lives on the line to assist our clients and community when they are injured, Burwell Nebout issued to all Galveston County law enforcement and fire departments a letter of thanks along with providing these men and women a free will package for them and their families. These first responders put their lives on the line daily to save and care for those injured. Often, many of them work without the legal protection of having a will, power of attorney and power of health care. Burwell Nebout hopes to provide these men and women some security in the management of their affairs in the event that they are injured during the course of their employment.
A 15-year machinist for Union Pacific Railroad was injured when a locomotive coupled into his blue flagged locomotive in the diesel shop at Union Pacific’s Houston facility. Although the machinist failed to engage the shop derails and acknowledge the track alarm, the contention was that Union Pacific employee took one minute and forty-four second water break during a walk around prior to the coupling.
During this water break, the machinist blue flagged his locomotive and began working. Burwell Nebout filed suit against Union Pacific Railroad in Harris County. After a two-week trial in the 157th District Court in Harris County, the jury awarded the machinist $566,105. The jury determined that Union Pacific Railroad violated the federal regulation that absolutely prohibits coupling into a blue flagged locomotive.