Monthly Archives: March 2016

Barry Conge Harris LLP is pleased to make the following announcements:

Robert S. Ballentine has joined the firm as a partner in the Litigation Practice Group. Bob focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation and arbitration of commercial energy disputes in the upstream and midstream sectors of the oil and gas industry. Prior to joining the firm, Bob provided assistance to the firm’s lead trial counsel, Felicia Harris, in connection with the firm’s recent successful representation of Sunset Nursing Home, Inc.

Andrew P. Parma has joined the firm as a partner in the Litigation Practice Group. Drew’s practice focuses on civil appeals, summary judgments and other dispositive motions in both state and federal court.

Josh Van Maele has been elected partner in the firm’s Energy Practice Group, on the oil and gas title and due diligence team.

Calvin B. Garwood has joined the firm as Of Counsel in the Energy Practice Group, on the oil and gas title and due diligence team.

Founded on January 1, 2016, Barry Conge Harris LLP is a full-service law firm having significant experience and expertise representing clients in a diverse range of legal matters, including commercial litigation, corporate and energy. Each of the founding partners previously practiced at the Houston office of now-defunct Burleson LLP. For additional information contact Barry Conge Harris LLP, Felicia Harris, 1800 West Loop South, Suite 750, Houston, Texas 77027; 713.331.7662; fharris@barrycongeharris.com.

Barry Conge Harris LLP Scores Big For Nursing Home Client

Just 8 weeks after opening the firm’s doors, founding partner Felicia Harris, Craig Geraci and Andrew Parma scored a multi-million-dollar win for a Brazoria County nursing home owner and operator. After almost three years of litigation and a three-week trial, on Friday [February 26, 2016], the jury returned a unanimous verdict in favor of BCH’s client, Sunset Nursing Home, Inc., of more than $4 million for breach of contract. The 12-member jury found that Sunset’s prior tenants breached two lease agreements that allowed the tenants to operate Sunset’s two nursing homes. In addition to the breach of contract finding, the jury also found that a conspiracy existed between the tenants and the guarantors on the lease agreements to defraud Sunset. The jury’s verdict included $700,000 in actual damages and $2 million in punitive damages in connection with the fraud finding. Continue reading