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<br /> www.texaslawyer.com<br /> SEPTEMBER 7, 2009 • VOL. 25 • NO. 23 • $9.00 • TWO SECTIONS<br /> LAWYER, CHIROPRACTOR<br /> by BRENDA SAPINO JEFFREYS<br /> Upset over amendments to Texas’ barratry<br /> statute that require lawyers, doctors and oth-<br /> ers to wait 31 days before soliciting individuals<br /> involved in accidents, a Houston lawyer with<br /> a traffic ticket/warrant practice and an Austin<br /> chiropractor are seeking a federal court order to<br /> declare the amendments unconstitutional.<br /> H.B. 148 went into effect Sept. 1 and amended<br /> Texas Penal Code §38.12, which is commonly known<br /> as the state’s barratry statute. Violating the statute is<br /> a Class A misdemeanor.<br /> CHALLENGE AMENDMENTS TO BARRATRY STATUTE<br /> Houston solo Christopher Villasana alleges in the<br /> complaint in Donald McKinley, D.C., et al. v Greg<br /> Abbott that the law pu<a title="Texas Lawyer, Sept. 7, 2009 page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/00512122?page=1"> www.texaslawyer.com SEPTEMBER 7, 2</a> <a title="Texas Lawyer, Sept. 7, 2009 page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/00512122?page=2"> The Numbers Don’t Lie Rogge Dunn Gets ResultsFo</a> <a title="Texas Lawyer, Sept. 7, 2009 page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/00512122?page=3"> SEPTEMBER 7, 2009 </a> <a title="Texas Lawyer, Sept. 7, 2009 page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/00512122?page=4"> 4 TEXAS LAWYER </a> <a title="Texas Lawyer, Sept. 7, 2009 page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/00512122?page=5"> SEPTEMBER 7, 2009 </a> <a title="Texas Lawyer, Sept. 7, 2009 page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/00512122?page=6"> 6 TEXAS LAWYER </a> <a title="Texas Lawyer, Sept. 7, 2009 page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/00512122?page=7"> SEPTEMBER 7, 2009 </a> <a title="Texas Lawyer, Sept. 7, 2009 page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/00512122?page=8"> 8 TEXAS LAWYER </a> <a title="Texas Lawyer, Sept. 7, 2009 page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/00512122?page=9"> September7,20093 </a> <a title="Texas Lawyer, Sept. 7, 2009 page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/00512122?page=10"> 10 TEXAS LAWYER </a> <a title="Texas Lawyer, Sept. 7, 2009 page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/00512122?page=11"> SEPTEMBER 7, 2009 </a> <a title="Texas Lawyer, Sept. 7, 2009 page 12" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/00512122?page=12"> 12 TEXAS LAWYER </a> <a title="Texas Lawyer, Sept. 7, 2009 page 13" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/00512122?page=13"> SEPTEMBER 7, 2009 </a> <a title="Texas Lawyer, Sept. 7, 2009 page 14" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/00512122?page=14"> 14 TEXAS LAWYER </a> <a title="Texas Lawyer, Sept. 7, 2009 page 15" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/00512122?page=15"> SEPTEMBER 7, 2009 </a> <a title="Texas Lawyer, Sept. 7, 2009 page 16" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/00512122?page=16"> 16 TEXAS LAWYER </a> <a title="Texas Lawyer, Sept. 7, 2009 page 17" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/00512122?page=17"> SEPTEMBER 7, 2009 </a> <a title="Texas Lawyer, Sept. 7, 2009 page 18" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/00512122?page=18"> 18 TEXAS LAWYER </a> <a title="Texas Lawyer, Sept. 7, 2009 page 19" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/00512122?page=19"> SEPTEMBER 7, 2009 </a> <a title="Texas Lawyer, Sept. 7, 2009 page 20" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/00512122?page=20"> How will you make your Mark? d A F </a>