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Law firm merger born out of experience, expertise & great expectations

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Law firm merger born out of experience, expertise & great expectations

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Local attorneys with combined 180 years of legal experience join forces.

Corpus Christi, TX – When the timing is right and the landscape is positive, then you have to make the move. So say Todd Hunter, Ed Barker and Rick Fancher who have merged their law practices to create Hunter Barker Fancher.

As of January 1, the three named partners and an additional three attorneys and their support staff have moved into renovated offices on the 12th floor of Tower II and are ready for business.

The new firm with a breadth and depth of experience will focus on civil and commercial defense work although their combined expertise covers a wide range of legal issues, says Fancher, managing partner for the new firm. “Ed, Todd and I have known each other and worked on cases together for over 20 years. We have a similar philosophy of the law and approach to our work which makes this transition very smooth.”

Part of their expertise is having a wide range of legal experience coupled with a deep knowledge of the judicial system in South Texas adds Barker, an experienced litigator. “The bottom line is we help our clients solve problems.”

“We are excited about where Corpus Christi is heading and the opportunities that are changing the focus of business in this area,” said Hunter.

Attorneys Floyd Brown, Rod Handel and David Neblett round out the professional team.

 

Todd Hunter

Todd A. Hunter

Admitted to the Texas bar in 1978; also admitted to practice in the U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; U.S. District Courts Southern, Northern and Western Districts of Texas. Board Certified, Civil Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization; Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Provider, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas. Hunter’s area of practice includes insurance, commercial, banking, tort trial and appellate practice and mediation. He was involved in statewide legislative initiatives such as civil justice reforms.


Edward Barker

F. Edward barker

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, partner, defends a wide variety of suits in the Corpus Christi area and the entire South Texas region. 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.


Rick Fancher

Rick Fancher

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 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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