DALLAS, Oct. 11 2004 LAWFUEL – Law, legal, attorney, laws…

DALLAS, Oct. 11 2004 LAWFUEL – Law, legal, attorney, lawsuit, law firm newsFour short years after opening, the law firm of Hermes Sargent Bates, L.L.P., has made its mark as a practice where veteran attorneys want to work and clients want to go for legal counsel. Combining big firm expertise, technology, and trial experience with the relaxed, employee-friendly style of a small firm has won Hermes Sargent Bates accolades from fellow lawyers and the public alike.

In the past year, Hermes Sargent Bates received several high-profile
awards, including Texas Super Lawyers, Texas Rising Stars, and D Magazine Best
Lawyers Under 40.

Twenty-one attorneys joined to launch the firm in 2000. Today, Hermes
Sargent Bates has 45 lawyers and a 50 member support staff, making it the
largest firm in Texas with a woman name partner. And the firm is still
growing. It recently committed to future expansion by moving its offices to
the Bank of America Plaza in downtown Dallas.

How has HSB achieved such rapid growth and success? By operating under
the philosophy that well-supported employees with a good work-life balance
provide stellar service to clients and by investing in technology that
provides lawyers with remote access clients’ matters 24 hours a day. “We
believe that a quality place to work leads to the best work product,” notes
Hermes. That approach was recently validated when the Dallas Business Journal
chose Hermes Sargent Bates as one of the “Top 15 Places to Work in D/FW.”

Most importantly, Hermes Sargent Bates is doggedly committed to providing
excellent counsel to its clients. While attorneys at the firm are veterans in
the courtroom and aren’t afraid to take cases to court, their approach is to
handle every case in a reasonable, professional manner.

“We really are a new breed of law firm,” says partner Frank Alvarez. “A
lot of firms give lip service to being different, but we really are. We offer
bright and inspired lawyers who are easy to work with, have trial experience,
and are willing to take on the tough stuff: high-stakes litigation. For
those seeking an accomplished law firm that can grow with them in the future,
this is a great place to find it.”

Hermes Sargent Bates is a full-service commercial firm that handles a
range of cases, including appellate & litigation support, banking & finance,
bankruptcy & creditors’ rights, commercial litigation, construction
litigation, corporate, general employment & labor, environmental/toxic tort
litigation, healthcare, insurance disputes, mass tort litigation, medical
malpractice, premises liability, products liability, professional liability,
real estate, securities litigation, transportation, and workers compensation.
The firm works with a wide array of local, national, and international clients
in the risk, manufacturing, services, and commercial sectors. Lawyers also
have a broad depth of experience in advising clients on non-litigation

“We offer a unique combination of youthfulness, energy, and zeal required
to take on the tough cases, along with a high level of trial experience, legal
knowledge, and battle-tested expertise,” Hermes notes. “Our clients are very
pleased with what they get for their investment.”

Dwayne Hermes – 214-658-6522 – [email protected]
Frank Alvarez – 214-658-6534 – [email protected]

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