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Lewis Brisbois Welcomes Six-Lawyer Labor & Employment Team In Houston, Texas

Houston, TX (June 6, 2016) – Lewis Brisbois announces the addition of a new six-lawyer employment and labor team in Houston, Texas. Led by seasoned Texas trial lawyer William “Bill” S. Helfand, who joins Lewis Brisbois as a partner, the group also includes Partners Norman R. Giles and Charles T. Jeremiah and Associates Earl H. Walker, Andrew del Junco, and Avniel J. Adler. 

Bill Helfand has practiced in Texas and throughout the United States for nearly 30 years. He and his team focus primarily on the areas of employment, civil rights, and commercial litigation. He has amassed more than 160 jury verdicts in that time. Rated a preeminent lawyer by Martindale Hubbell, recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer, active in a variety of civic and philanthropic organizations, and consistently sought out by the media for comment on legal issues, Mr. Helfand and his team provide significant depth to Lewis Brisbois’ Houston office. Mr. Helfand is a former New Orleans police officer and licensed pilot.

Houston Managing Partner, David Oubre said, “We are delighted to welcome seasoned, respected lawyers like Bill Helfand and his team to join us in Houston. The experience, knowledge, and relationships they are bringing with them will be invaluable to the growth of Lewis Brisbois’ Employment and Labor Practice on both a nationwide and local scale. It will also allow us to provide an ever-deepening breadth of services to our existing nationwide and local clients.”

Co-Chair of Lewis Brisbois’ nationwide Employment and Labor Practice, John Barber, said, “With the addition of Helfand and his team, Lewis Brisbois has made a statement about increasing its profile in the Houston and, indeed, Texas market. Helfand’s 160 verdicts and well-earned reputation for aggressive, hard-nosed, ethical litigation place him among an elite group of Lone Star trial attorneys.”

Mr. Helfand has said, “In addition to providing much greater geographic diversity, Lewis Brisbois allows me to offer a broader range of diverse legal expertise so I may provide my clients and prospective clients a much greater array of additional legal services by collaborating with excellent attorneys and staff across the entire country.”

About Lewis Brisbois:

Established in 1979, Lewis Brisbois is a national, full-service law firm with more than 1,000 attorneys and 40 offices in 26 states. Our national practice is sophisticated, multi-faceted, and well-versed in current legal trends, while our individual state practices provide vast resources and knowledge of procedural and legal nuances.

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