April 26, 2018 | By Bekah Harger
Six McCathern attorneys represent the excellence of McCathern’s diverse practice areas and are deservedly recognized for D Magazine’s Best Lawyers in Dallas 2018 honor.
McCathern is thrilled to congratulate Dallas and Frisco attorneys Paul Grinke, Carl Evans, Jr., Joseph Sampson, Ty Sheaks, Eric Van Horn, and Farbod Farnia on being chosen to the D Magazine list of 2018 D Best Lawyers. An elite group of top-notch lawyers in the Dallas area received D Magazine‘s “Best Lawyer” honor this year. These listings were determined through a peer-review voting process with ballots submitted by thousands of local lawyers. The final list was determined by an evaluation from a panel of eminent lawyers. McCathern’s six selected attorneys are listed in D Magazine’s May issue and the firm is also featured.
About Paul Grinke
Paul Grinke is an Equity Partner at the firm and is Managing Partner of McCathern’s office in Frisco, Texas at The Star. He has broad experience on a national level, litigating complex commercial and catastrophic event claims from both sides of the docket. Paul has successfully litigated commercial breach of contract, fiduciary duty, and employment covenant claims. He prosecutes and defends claims involving personal injury, wrongful death, and disastrous property damage arising from construction defect, product defect, trucking, and liquor liability.
About Carl Evans, Jr.
Carl L. Evans, Jr. is an Equity Partner in the firm that practices in the areas of non-subscriber employer defense, trucking, liquor liability, employment, commercial, construction, subrogation, tort and insurance litigation. He has an extensive litigation and trial background, having tried numerous cases in state and federal courts. Carl has also obtained defense verdicts in arbitrations involving claims of fraud, negligence, breach of contract and breach of warranty. Additionally, he has successfully represented numerous clients in summary judgment motions that have included claims for bad faith, fraud, negligence, premises liability, breach of contract, and breach of warranty.
About Joseph Sampson
Joseph “Joey” Sampson enjoys helping businesses and individuals make tough decisions, resolve difficult problems, and succeed. He prioritizes building trust with others and relishes in the lawyer-counselor role, seeking to provide advice to his clients to efficiently resolve issues, achieve their goals, and avoid litigation. But sometimes litigation is necessary, and since joining McCathern in 2007 and later becoming a partner with the firm, Joey has garnered extensive experience and developed a successful practice litigating matters for plaintiffs and defendants. He handles cases in all areas of business and civil litigation, including insurance coverage issues, D&O liability claims, E&O claims, contract disputes, construction claims, labor and employment claims, and catastrophic personal injury and premise liability claims.
About Ty Sheaks
Ty M. Sheaks is the go to “fixer” for McCathern’s most difficult and high-exposure litigation matters. Additionally, Ty leads McCathern’s Restaurant & Hospitality Section given his unique background and intimate understanding of the range of legal issues in those industries. Ty has extensive experience on a national level counseling business partners in a variety of civil and commercial litigation matters. Ty has successfully mediated, arbitrated, and tried numerous cases, including D&O liability claims, construction defect disputes, dram shop liability, premises liability claims, non-subscription defense, catastrophic personal injury claims, labor/employment disputes, toxic tort and products liability claims, medical malpractice claims, collections, and breach of contract actions. Additionally, Ty routinely advises his business partners in a wide range of transactional matters, business entity formation issues, and corporate governance.
About Eric Van Horn
Eric M. Van Horn serves as Practice Area Leader for McCathern’s Bankruptcy, Restructuring, & Creditors’ Rights section. He represents clients across the country in all aspects of bankruptcy, reorganizations, out-of-court restructurings and workouts, re-financing and forbearance negotiations and disputes, collection actions, multi-jurisdictional insolvencies, corporate liquidations, and other bankruptcy-related litigation matters.
About Farbod Farnia
Farbod Farnia leads the Appellate Litigation Section at McCathern. Mr. Farnia represents parties in civil appeals and original proceedings in a broad array of cases from multiple practice areas. He has successfully prosecuted and defended appeals in cases including constitutional law, labor & employment disputes, non-subscriber negligence actions, and complex commercial litigation.
About McCathern, PLLC
McCathern, PLLC provides high-quality legal services to clients across the nation with a broad range of practice group specializations. Each of the firm’s leaders brings large-firm experience and business acumen to a smaller-firm environment of agility and efficiency. McCathern’s philosophy of improving people’s lives is implemented daily by treating clients as business partners, working together to find the solution to a dispute, or to close transactions in a diligent, cost-effective manner. The firm’s track record has attracted an impressive clientele list, ranging from Fortune 500 corporations and high-profile organizations, to small companies and high-net-worth individuals. McCathern’s main firm location is in Dallas, Texas, with additional locations in Houston, Texas and Los Angeles, California.
About D Magazine
D Magazine is the city magazine of Dallas. For four decades, it has served as the independent voice of the city, revealing the best Dallas has to offer. D Magazine Partners also publishes D CEO, D Home, D Weddings, Dallas Medical Directory, Real Estate Annual, and an award-winning website.