2017 was a BIG year for Waters Kraus & Paul

Waters Kraus & Paul: 2017 Year in Review

As we come to the end of 2017 and the beginning of 2018, we take it as a time of both reflection over our past work and as inspiration and preparation for what is to come.

Verdicts & Settlements:

Rebar Whistleblowers Lawsuit Settles for $4.6 Million
Waters & Kraus partner Charles S. Siegel is one of three qui tam lawyers representing whistleblower Deborah Cook who claimed that Energy & Process corporation provided defective rebar for the construction of a government-owned nuclear waste treatment facility… READ MORE

Houston Doctor Settles Medicare Fraud Charges for $1.5M
A lawsuit brought by a whistleblower nurse alleging 7.5 years of Medicare fraud committed by Houston doctor and his practice settled for $1,575,000. The whistleblower is represented by Charles S. Siegel and Kay Gunderson Reeves of Waters & Kraus, LLP in Dallas, Texas and Robert Talaska of The Talaska Law Firm in Houston… READ MORE

Whistleblower Case Against Walgreens Results in $9.9 Million Settlement
False Claims Act lawsuit revealed that Walgreens ignored California’s diagnosis restrictions and billed the California Medicaid program for diagnosis-restricted drugs without verifying that the drugs were prescribed for permitted uses. Whistleblower “Skip” Schmuckley, represented by firm attorneys Charles Siegel and Paul Lawrence brought the qui tam lawsuit… READ MORE

Family of Boston Letter Carrier Receives $6.8M Asbestos Verdict
The family of a Boston letter carrier, who was exposed to asbestos in high school, is awarded $6.8M in a Massachusetts mesothelioma trial – Waters Kraus & Paul (Peter Kraus and Chris Johnson) and Thornton Law Firm tried the case on behalf of plaintiffs… READ MORE

Mesothelioma victim Receives $7.55M Verdict
A Boston jury handed down a verdict of $7.55 million dollars to a power plant worker and his wife against New England Insulation (NEI), which sold, distributed, ripped out, and installed asbestos insulation material until the early 1970s. Mr. and Mrs. Sylvestre are represented by Waters Kraus & Paul of Los Angeles (Gary Paul-lead trial attorney, Susan Ulrich, and Chris Johnson) and co-counsel the Thornton Law Firm of Boston… READ MORE

We welcomed the following new attorneys to our firm this year:

Alexandra B. Ascione, Los Angeles
Sally R. Bage, Dallas
Zachary Cohen, Los Angeles
Christopher L. Johnson, Dallas
Bart A. Seemen, Los Angeles
Jessica Stone, Los Angeles

We received the following honors and recognition:

Super Lawyers:
Southern California Super Lawyers 2017<
2017 Virginia Super Lawyers
Peter Kraus Named on 2017 Texas “Super Lawyers List

Rising Stars:
2017 Texas Rising Stars

40 Under 40:
Gibbs Henderson Named a Top 40 Under 40 Trial Lawyers in Texas
Erin Wood Named a Top 40 Under 40 Trial Lawyer in Texas
Rachel A. Gross Named a Top 40 Under 40 Trial Lawyer in Texas

Texas Bar Foundation Honors:
Dallas Attorney Patrick J. Wigle Honored by Texas Bar Foundation

Partners:
Andrew Waters and Peter Kraus Each Named to Best Lawyers in Dallas 2017
Gary Paul receives Distinguished Service Award
Peter Kraus Recognized with Above and Beyond Award
Gary Paul Named on 2017 The Best Lawyers in America© List

What are my chances?

That’s the first question everyone asks. The truth is it’s impossible to know. But we can tell you this. Waters Kraus & Paul has what it takes to fight against big corporate interests and win. That’s why we’ve taken more mesothelioma trials to verdict than any other firm. And that’s why we’ve recovered more than $1.3 billion for clients like you. Do you think you have a case? Contact us now to speak with an attorney.

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