As you may be aware, I closely follow reports and legal developments concerning the issue of barratry (ambulance chasing) in Texas. I just read an article in the Texas Lawyer that two different people are suing attorney William R. Edwards of Corpus Christi for barratry.
Based on my past experiences in working with Mr. Edwards and others at his law firm, I seriously doubt that he or anyone at his firm would engage in barratry.
What is interesting is that Mr. Edwards lobbied extensively for the Texas law against barratry that passed a couple of years ago. According to Mr. Edwards' attorney, the lawyers who represent these two people who are suing Mr. Edwards are the same lawyers who Mr. Edwards previously sued on behalf of individuals who alleged these lawyers engaged in barratry. According to Mr. Edwards, these two barratry suits against him are "retribution" for these prior claims.
Beyond this, doesn't it seem kind of stupid for a lawyer to work very hard in support of enacting a law against ambulance chasing, and then turn around and violate this very law?
I have no personal knowledge of these matters involving Mr. Edwards, and it will be very interesting to see the evidence that allegedly backs up these barratry claims against him.