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April 9, 2014
BHDA in this Month's County Progress Magazine
Bickerstaff Heath Delgado Acosta LLP is pleased to have sponsored this year's Spring Panhandle County Judges and Commissioners Association Conference, which was held March 6 in Amarillo. Former Kaufman County Judge Wayne Gent attended on behalf of the Firm and was warmly received by the Association's member representatives and officers, including Oldham County Commissioner and current Association President Quincy Taylor. Commissioner Taylor authored an article in the April issue of County Progress reporting on the Conference and referencing Judge Gent and the Firm's involvement. To read Commissioner Taylor's article, Highlights from Amarillo, please see pages 42-43 of this month's County Progress.

October 10, 2013
BHDA Named 2013 Top Ranked Law Firm
Fortune magazine has named Bickerstaff Health Delgado Acosta one of its 2013 Top Ranked Law Firms in the United States. Law firms selected as 2013 Top Ranked Law Firms must have at least ten attorneys, where at least one out of three attorneys have an AV Preeminent® peer review rating on the Martindale Hubbell® website, martindale.com. An AV Preeminent rating is the highest rating an attorney can attain from Martindale-Hubbell®, and is based on an attorney's demonstration of high ethical standards and legal ability.

The 2013 Top Ranked Law Firms list will be published this December in Fortune magazine's "2013 Investor's Guide," as well as in special editions of The Wall Street Journal, Texas Lawyer, The American Lawyer, and Corporate Counsel magazines. The full 2013 Top Ranked Law Firms list can also be found on martindale.com and law.com.

September 24, 2013
Super Lawyers Names Bob Heath and Doug Caroom 2013 Super Lawyers
Bickerstaff Heath Delgado Acosta's attorneys Doug Caroom and Bob Heath were named 2013 Super Lawyers by the Texas Super Lawyers magazine. Doug Caroom was named a 2013 Super Lawyer for his expertise in the area of Environmental Law. Bob Heath was named a 2013 Super Lawyer for his expertise in Administrative Law. Only five percent of Texas attorneys are selected by Super Lawyers for inclusion on its esteemed list.

Doug Caroom is certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Administrative Law and practices in the areas of water and environmental law, administrative law, and public law. Doug represents governmental, industrial, commercial, and private clients in both litigation matters and administrative proceedings involving the Endangered Species Act, Environmental Impact Statements, water quality permitting and enforcement, industrial and municipal solid waste, hazardous waste disposal and cleanup, and air quality.

Bob Heath is a founder of the firm and a member of the state's original group of board-certified administrative law attorneys. Bob Heath practices in the areas of administrative law, public law, open government, and redistricting. Bob works with private and public entity clients on matters including voting rights, election law, purchasing, ethics, regulatory actions, and school law. In addition, he is an accomplished litigator, with numerous reported cases to his credit, and the author of many notable publications.

The research team at Super Lawyers selects candidates for its Super Lawyers list based on a thorough multi-phase selection process. The process includes a statewide survey of lawyers, independent evaluation of candidates by attorney-led research staff, a peer review of candidates by practice area, and a good-standing and disciplinary check. Only a select number of attorneys are awarded this prestigious title.

Super Lawyers is a Thomson Reuters publication. To learn more about Super Lawyers, please visit their website at www.superlawyers.com.

August 27, 2013
BHDA Named a Champion of Justice Law Firm
The Texas Access to Justice Commission has recognized Bickerstaff Heath Delgado Acosta as a Champion of Justice law firm for its contribution to this year's Access to Justice fundraising campaign. BHDA achieved the highest possible percentage of participation, with 100% of attorneys contributing. The efforts of BHDA and other firms throughout the state resulted in over $1,000,000 in contributions to Texas legal aid. BHDA is proud to support the efforts of the Texas Access to Justice Commission to provide access to justice for low-income Texans.

From the Commission's August 27 press release:

"The Commission will be presenting awards to the winning firms at a cocktail reception on October 21, and a full-page ad on the inside back cover of the September issue of the Texas Bar Journal will list the Champions of Justice Law Firms. The Commission applauds the efforts of the firms and lawyers who supported the campaign.

Nearly six million people qualify for civil legal aid in Texas, but due to a lack of resources only 20-25% of their legal needs can be met. Civil legal aid helps those with critical legal issues, like spouses and children of domestic abuse, elderly citizens who have been denied life-sustaining prescriptions, veterans who are not able to receive critical medical benefits, and families whose homes are facing wrongful foreclosure.

The civil legal aid system needs support now more than ever. To learn more about the Access to Justice Campaign or to donate, visit www.texasatj.org/donate.

The Texas Access to Justice Commission was created in 2001 by the Supreme Court of Texas to develop and implement policy initiatives designed to expand access to and enhance the quality of justice in civil legal matters for low-income Texans. The Commission has created several initiatives to increase resources and awareness of legal aid. For more information, please visit www.TexasATJ.org."

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