Los Angeles Associate Michael Adamson and Houston Partner Laranda Walker have been recognized as Plaintiffs Lawyers Trailblazers in the 2023 special feature by National Law Journal. Recognized for being “agents of change,” both lawyers have secured major wins for their plaintiff clients in the past 12 months.
Michael Adamson’s plaintiff work in the past year has focused on both class action and pro bono work. He currently represents several putative and certified classes alleging breach-of-contract claims against life insurance companies, securing major wins including class certification and an eight-figure settlement (pending court approval). In addition, in a suit drawing national attention, Michael represents a putative class of hundreds of disabled students and their families alleging public-school violations of students’ rights under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and the U.S. Constitution. Read his profile in National Law Journal here.
In 2022 Laranda Walker helped secure a $20 million jury verdict for Houston-based Linde Engineering in a construction dispute with Crestwood Midstream. In the same year, she was also hired less than six months before a preferentially set jury trial to represent a plaintiff in a nearly decade-long theft of trade secrets dispute between two manufacturing competitors. Ms. Walker and her team converted the case to binding arbitration, tried the case, and secured a non-appealable award, which netted the client a substantial award. She is now on the legal ream representing Dominion Voting Systems in its multi-billion-dollar litigation against Rudy Giuliani, Sidney Powell, Mike Lindell, Patrick Byrne, and One America News Network. Read her profile in National Law Journal here.