Texas Litigation Department of the Year Award Goes to Dallas' Reese Gordon Marketos

Aug 27, 2013, 11:55 ET from Reese Gordon Marketos LLP

DALLAS, Aug. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Recent high-profile court victories won by Dallas' Reese Gordon Marketos LLP have earned the commercial trial law firm the 2013 "Litigation Department of the Year" award presented by Texas Lawyer newspaper in the small firm category.

"Reese Gordon Marketos, a firm less than three years old, won one of the nation's largest verdicts so far this year, and got a summary judgment affirmed by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in a fraud and breach-of-contract suit filed against the firm's clients by T. Boone Pickens and Cowboy Athletics Inc.," writes Texas Lawyer in its Aug. 19 edition. "Those are heady results for the six-lawyer firm."

"Unlike large firms, we only do litigation, so this award is more than a department win, it's a firm-wide win," says attorney Joel Reese, who founded the firm in February 2011 with Brad Gordon and Pete Marketos. "We're humbled that our clients' victories landed us at the top of the list."

Texas Lawyer noted Mr. Marketos' $136 million business fraud win against auto giant Mercedes-Benz USA – the largest verdict in Texas this year – and quoted his client Rick Cardenas: "Pete Marketos is probably the best attorney I've come across as far as ease of communication. I love his style, his demeanor."

Reese Gordon Marketos won the Pickens appeal only 12 days after firm associate Kendal Simpson delivered a compelling oral argument at the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The firm defeated Pickens' $33 million damages claim, with former Texas Solicitor General James Ho arguing for Pickens on appeal.

"Kendal demonstrated the kind of poise and confidence at the podium that you would only expect from someone many years her senior," Mr. Ho told Texas Lawyer.

Dallas-based Reese Gordon Marketos LLP is a commercial trial law firm that relies on nimble thinking, thorough preparation, and preeminent trial advocacy to represent plaintiffs and defendants in all manner of high-stakes commercial litigation cases. The firm's attorneys take pride in their long-term relationships with clients, while employing state-of-the art technology, courtroom poise and outstanding tactics to earn favorable outcomes in a wide variety of business disputes. To learn more, visit http://www.rgmfirm.com.

For more information on Reese Gordon Marketos LLP, please contact Dave Moore at 800-559-4534 or dave@androvett.com.

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