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Attorney Profiles

Rick Fancher

Rick Fancher

Managing Partner

Born Tucson, AZ, 1953; admitted to Texas bar 1979; also admitted to practice before U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; U.S. District Court, Southern and Western Districts of Texas. Board Certified, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Personal Injury Trial Law. Fancher, partner, defends a wide variety of cases in the State of Texas. Fancher’s practice includes the defense of product liability, construction defect, automobile, premises liability, environmental and toxic torts. His practice also includes the defense of professional liability, as well as errors and omissions claims, in the medical, legal, insurance, and financial fields, along with the defense of insurers against bad faith and other extra-contractual claims.

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David Neblett

David W. Neblett


Born Houston, TX, 1967; admitted to Texas bar 1992; also admitted to practice in the U.S. Court for the Southern District of Texas. Preparatory Education, Texas Maritime Academy Texas A&M University, Galveston, (B.S. 1989); Ocean Operator’s License, Master 100 gross tons (1986). Legal Education, South Texas College of Law (J.D. 1992). Fraternity; Delta Theta Phi. Professional Activities: State Bar of Texas; American Bar Association; Corpus Christi Bar Association; Nueces County Young Lawyers Association (1992 – 2002). Neblett, partner, defends a wide variety of cases in the State of Texas. Neblett’s practice primarily focuses on Admiralty, Civil, Commercial Property Insurance, Banking, Tort, Employment Law, Workers’ Compensation and Appellate. Languages: English, Spanish.


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Edward Barker

F. Edward Barker

Of Counsel

Born Chattanooga, TN, 1938; admitted to Tennessee bar 1964; Texas bar 1967; also admitted to practice before U.S. Court of Military Appeals, United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee, U. S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, U.S. Tax Court and U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Western District of Arkansas. Barker’s practice includes the defense of complex litigation, serious personal injuries claims, business, contracts, corporations, product liability, workers’ compensation, environmental and toxic torts, general liability, communication/FCC litigation of securities liability issues, labor litigation, defense of insurers against claim of bad faith and other extra contractual claims.


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Floyd Brown

Floyd W. Brown, Jr.

Born Austin, TX, 1963; admitted to Texas bar 1996; also admitted to the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas 1997. Brown’s practice includes personal injury cases, automobile, multi-party environmental and toxic tort, premises liability, products liability and medical negligence with a significant number involving legal malpractice and general insurance defense litigation.

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Jacqueline R. Franklin

Born Houston, TX 1987; admitted to bar 2013. Franklin’s practice include general civil defense litigation. She is currently the President Elect of the Corpus Christi Young Lawyers Association. Corpus Christi Bar Association member. Participated in the State Bar of Texas Leadership and Diversity Program as a class member, 2017-2018. Elected as a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation. Appointed an advisory member of State Bar’s Pattern Jury Charges-Malpractice, Premises, and Products Committee, 2018- 2019

Richard Scholnick

Of Counsel

Born in 1948; received his JD with High Honors from Tulane University School of Law and received an LL.M in Taxation from New York University School of Law. He was admitted to the bar in Louisiana in 1978 and in Connecticut in 1980; and is an attorney in good standing with both Louisiana and Connecticut. He began his legal career as a tax attorney at the law firm, Phelps, Dunbar, Marks, Claverie and Sims in New Orleans, Louisiana. Since then he has launched three successful businesses and has taught both finance and law classes at Teikyo Post University, Quinnipiac College and the University of New Orleans School of Business.