News Article | April 18, 2017
Denton Attorney David Bouschor has been elected to the board of trustees for Collaborative Divorce Texas. Collaborative Divorce Texas (CDT) is a statewide organization of attorneys, mental health and financial professionals that is dedicated to helping couples and families resolve their divorce and children’s issues in a less destructive process than the litigation process. David Bouschor is board certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in family law. His office provides divorce services including collaborative, mediation and litigation, as well as probate law and guardianship-related matters in Denton County and the Dallas-Fort Worth area. As a member of the board of trustees for Collaborative Divorce Texas, he will help guide the organization’s mission of providing value to its members through training, education and other resources and to promote collaborative divorce as the preferred method of divorce in Texas. “I am pleased to have the opportunity to serve on the CDT Board because I believe that this is the best way to handle the difficult challenges of a divorce,” said Mr. Bouschor. Bouschor is a graduate of the SMU School of Law. He has been practicing in Denton for over 25 years and is a past president of the Denton County Bar Association and one of the co-founders of the Denton County Alternative Dispute Resolution Program.
News Article | April 17, 2017
The playing surface at Colorado State University’ s new on-campus stadium will bear the name Sonny Lubick Field and feature an alternating pattern of two shades of green, it was revealed Monday when the field design was revealed to the public. Installation of the first sections of turf, manufactured by Shaw Sports Turf, is scheduled to begin next week, and is scheduled to be completed by early May. Based in Calhoun, Ga., Shaw Sports Turf is an industry leader in sports turf innovation. A brand new Shaw Sports Turf playing surface was installed in March at Tropicana Field, home of Major League Baseball’s Tampa Bay Rays. Collegiate stadiums using Shaw Sports Turf include Arkansas, SMU and Vanderbilt. “Synthetic fields represent the most consistent playing surface,” said Joe Parker, CSU’s Director of Athletics. “Shaw Sports Turf is an innovator, a market leader and a proven partner. We are excited to have their expertise engaged in our project. Shaw and their people deliver a state-of-the-art product through a quality service experience at an extraordinary value.” The field design features a darker CSU green in the end zones and for eight of the five-yard sections of the playing field, alternating with a lighter green for the primary sections of the field, including the 20-yard section of mid-field between the 40-yard lines with the Ram head logo at the center. “We had meaningful discussions with the coaching staff, administrative team, project consultants and others on campus as we refined and determined a design direction for the field,” Parker said. “We are thrilled with the outcome and look forward to seeing the field used in live action and on television.” Large block letters spell out Sonny Lubick Field in four places, in the immediate sideline perimeter between the goal line and 20-yard line at all four corners of the field. The MW block logo, in green and gold, appears on the 25-yard line in the southeast and southwest and northeast quadrants of the field. Sonny Lubick Field, as well as the new practice field will feature Shaw Sports Turf’s PowerBlade Pro system. The system features Shaw’s revolutionary Bolt fiber. Bolt is a stronger, more resilient monofilament fiber, featuring a lightning bolt shape which creates a stronger vertical axis that causes fibers to stand upright for less breakdown and increased durability. Bolt is specifically built for performance and to reflect light for a lower luster and more natural looking field. “Colorado State University, under Joe Parker and the entire athletics team, has demonstrated a commitment to having first-class facilities,” said Dave Lange, Territory Manager with Shaw Sports Turf. “These facilities enhance the educational experience for student athletes and the entire student body. As for the stadium and practice fields, we believe the quality of the field must meet the level of play and that makes our PowerBlade Bolt system the perfect match to make the Rams one of the premier programs in college sports.” The overall installation time is scheduled to span approximately one month. Shaw Sports Turf also will install the Rams’ new practice fields adjacent to the west side of the new stadium. That expanse will include one full field and a second field that will be split between an 85-yard lined playing field and a 30-yard by 30-yard “drills” area for the offensive line. The practice fields are scheduled to be completed by June 1.
News Article | May 5, 2017
HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--APQC, the benchmarking and best practices research firm, mourns the death of founder and executive chairman, Dr. C. Jackson “Jack” Grayson. He passed away peacefully on May 4th at his home in Houston, Texas, at the age of 93. Grayson spent his entire professional career applying quality thinking and methods to help improve organizations and society. With a zeal for life and quest for adventure, “Mr. Charisma” always kept his family and colleagues on their toes. He started setting the bar high in high school when he danced with Vivien Leigh at the gala premiere of Gone with the Wind in Atlanta while a student at Georgia Military Academy. Keen on exploring the world and all its wonder, Grayson completed his seven-continent quest in 2003 at age 80, with an Antarctica trip, and celebrated his birthday with skydives at age 75 and 90. “APQC has lost a tireless champion, a visionary genius, and an inspiring mentor. Jack’s early and sustained efforts to help companies in business, government, and education improve productivity and quality have enhanced the competitiveness of countless organizations for almost five decades,” said Lisa Higgins, APQC president and chief operating officer. “We’ll especially miss his passion, wit, and enthusiasm for both work and life.” Grayson rose to public prominence in 1971 when he served as chairman of the U.S. Price Commission under President Nixon. Though the price controls were widely unpopular, he earned national recognition from the press, business leaders, and labor for his transparent and fair administration and later for his work to remove the controls. During this period Grayson came to understand that productivity growth in America was falling and sounded the alarm about our sagging productivity, quality, and competiveness. In 1977 he made an unprecedented commitment to halting that decline when he founded the American Productivity & Quality Center (APQC), originally known as the American Productivity Center. Based in Houston, the organization initially offered productivity improvement training courses, established common performance measures, and conducted the first White House Conference on Productivity. At the same time, he sought to create a physical venue to connect mind, body, and spirit and co-founded the Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa in Houston, Texas. “I vowed when I left government, I would do something to wake up the nation to the importance of productivity, but more importantly, to help improve it,” said Grayson in an interview. APQC was his answer to a dangerous economy—it was an initiative that would help improve American competitiveness. In the mid-1980s he recommended the creation of a national quality medal, which subsequently became the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. APQC and the American Society for Quality (ASQ) jointly administered the award in its first three years. In 1991 he and staff at APQC launched the International Benchmarking Clearinghouse to help organizations identify and learn from best practices and in 1993, the Process Classification Framework® (PCF), a business taxonomy now regarded as the most widely-used worldwide for process improvement. Later he and his team helped launch and usher in the concept of knowledge management in the mid-90s. “Few, if any, individual Americans have done more during the last 20 years to shape the country’s economic future for the better,” stated BusinessWeek of Grayson in 1990. For Grayson, it was simple: the words “can’t” and “no” simply did not exist. In 1997, at the age of 74, Grayson launched and dedicated the rest of his career to the APQC Education Initiative to help schools benchmark and adopt best practices. Grayson believed many of the same productivity and quality principles and process management approaches that apply to the business world could be transferred to the academic arena, specifically the K-12 education system. He retired from APQC in September 2015, just shy of his 92nd birthday. Grayson earned his bachelor's degree from Tulane University, an MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, and a doctorate in business from the Harvard Business School. His academic career included professorships at Harvard, Stanford, Tulane, and Southern Methodist University (SMU) as well as business schools in France and Switzerland. He served as dean for the business schools at Tulane and at SMU, where he became known for instituting innovations in business education at both institutions. During World War II, he served four years in the U.S. Navy and fought in the South Pacific. In addition to his academic and public work, his career included being a newspaper reporter in New Orleans, an FBI special agent, a manager of a cotton farm in North Louisiana, and a member of an import-export firm. A lifelong proponent of constant learning, experimentation, and having fun, he was a single-engine airplane pilot, a racehorse owner, and world traveler, even setting foot on all seven continents. He authored many magazine and newspaper articles as well as four business books, including American Business: A Two-Minute Warning about the productivity slide against global competitors and If Only We Knew What We Know, co-authored with his wife, Dr. Carla O'Dell, about knowledge management and the internal transfer of best practices. Grayson was a CPA and a retired board member for eight major U.S. corporations. In addition to his work with President Nixon, Grayson served on two additional presidential commissions for President Carter’s Commission for a National Agenda and President Reagan’s National Productivity Advisory Committee. In 1973 he was honored as Wharton’s Man of the Year by the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. In 2000 English research firm Teleos named him one of the 10 “Most Admired Knowledge Leaders” in North America. In 2003 the American Society for Quality (ASQ) named him as one of nine Distinguished Service Medalists. In 2006 the Cox School of Business at SMU created the C. Jackson Grayson Endowed Faculty Innovation Award for excellence and creativity in teaching and an endowed MBA scholarship in entrepreneurial studies, gifted by Bobby Lyle. In 2008 APQC and ASQ established the C. Jackson Grayson Distinguished Quality Pioneer Medal to honor individuals who have demonstrated leadership in quality areas in education, health care, public sector, and not-for-profit organizations. In 2016 he was inducted into the Hall of Fame by the Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME). According to Grayson, of the honors bestowed on him over the years, he was most moved by the APQC-driven tributes. In 2015 APQC launched Founder’s Day, an annual celebration to honor Jack Grayson and the work of APQC. During the inaugural event, APQC renamed its amphitheater to be Grayson Hall—“dedicated to all those who come to APQC to learn, adapt, and improve their organizations and named in honor of our Founder Jack Grayson, who inspires and challenges every individual to reinvent their future every day.” In 2016 APQC introduced the Grayson Guarantee™, a defining guide for APQC and its team on how to live, work, and act with Grayson’s values at the forefront of every decision. For Grayson the benefits of productivity growth extend beyond business strategy and enhancements to the bottom line. “If you look at highly productive companies, you notice that people are happier,” he said. “They are more empowered and responsible and take pride in their work. This adds to the productivity and the well being of the people in the organization.” What worked for the individual also worked for the company and country, he believed. “Any life that is not productive is wasted. If you are not striving to continuously learn and grow, you are not leading a productive life. This is true for an individual, and it is true for a country.” A biography of Grayson's life, Freedom to Dream, Courage to Act: The First Nine Decades of C. Jackson Grayson, was released in 2014 to celebrate his 91st birthday. Grayson was born on October 8, 1923 in Fort Necessity, Louisiana. Grayson is survived by his wife Dr. Carla O’Dell, and his children, Christopher Jackson Grayson and wife Kelly; Michael Wiley Grayson and wife Siew Leng Toh; Randall Charles Grayson and wife Kerry O’Regan; and four grandchildren, Mckenna Nicole Grayson, Andrew Jackson Grayson, Clove Regan Grayson, and Annika Regan Grayson. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Jackson Grayson, Sr. and Daphne de Graffenreid Grayson; and his son, Daniel Jackson Grayson. A celebration of life service will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, May 12th at Chapelwood United Methodist Church in Houston; a reception will follow in the Fellowship Hall. In lieu of flowers the family asks that contributions be made in Grayson's memory to Camp Augusta, located at 17530 Lake Vera Purdon Road, Nevada City, California 95959. For more details about Grayson’s life and his contributions to the growth of the American economy, please read his biography or share your comments about Grayson at www.apqc.org or @APQC. 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News Article | May 5, 2017
(PRLEAP.COM) May 5, 2017 - Frontline Source Group, Inc. Nationwide Temporary Staffing and Direct Hire Staffing Agency , announced today the company has been named one of America's Best Recruiting Firms in 2017 by Forbes .® The nationwide staffing agency ranked number 32 on this year's Best Professional Recruiting Firms list.Forbes worked with firm Statista to compile the Best Professional Recruiting Firm list ranks of the top 250 professional search firms."What an incredible honor to be ranked number 32 out of 250 of the best recruiters in the country by Forbes," said Bill Kasko, President and CEO, Frontline Source Group, Inc. "This is a real honor for our company and our team of nationwide recruiters. The honor of being listed with Forbes is proof that hard work does pay off. Our team members are on the Frontline each day filling positions with our clients and finding new career opportunities for professionals nationwide. Working with each of our team members every day and seeing their results makes me proud to be a part of this team.."To conduct its research, Statista first consulted with sources including trade organizations and company databases, identifying about 4,000 recruiters in each of the two categories. Thousands of recruiters, employees who have worked with recruiters over the past three years, and H.R. managers then took an online survey asking them to recommend up to 10 recruiting firms (excluding their own). In total, Statista gathered 20,000 recommendations, and the companies with the most recommendations ranked highest.Established in 2004, Frontline was named Best of Staffing 2017 in both Client Satisfaction and Talent Satisfaction. This is the sixth time to participate and receive the award for Client Satisfaction and the third time to participate and receive the award for Talent Satisfaction. Frontline Source Group was also named to the Inc. 500/5000 List in 2013, 2014 and 2015 and named by Southern Methodist University (SMU) #76 as part of the Dallas 100.Frontline Source Group specializes in matching top talented professional candidates with companies for temporary, temp to hire and direct hire placement positions, primarily in the Accounting, Finance, Information Technology, Administrative, Customer Service, Call Center, Human Resources, Engineering, and Oil & Gas industries. Nationwide Staffing Services with Current Office Locations include, Texas: Dallas, Fort Worth, Arlington, Lewisville, Austin, Plano, Irving, Frisco, Garland, Richardson, Houston Galleria, West Houston, Downtown Houston, Katy, San Antonio, Sugar Land, The Woodlands; Tennessee: Nashville, Brentwood; Colorado: Denver, Denver Tech Center; Oklahoma: Oklahoma City; Arizona: Phoenix, Scottsdale; Illinois: Chicago Corporate office: Downtown Dallas.
News Article | May 22, 2017
OMAHA, Neb.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mutual of Omaha has announced the appointment of Vibhu R. Sharma as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. Sharma will succeed David A. Diamond, who will retire July 31 after nearly 12 years with the Company. Sharma will join Mutual of Omaha on June 26, working closely with Diamond to ensure a smooth transition of the Company’s finance operations. “As a mutual organization, we impose on ourselves a financial discipline that enables us to fulfill our obligations to customers over the long term,” said Chief Executive Officer James Blackledge. “With Mr. Sharma’s appointment, we can continue meeting those high standards. In addition to extensive insurance experience, he has a leadership style that builds strong team performance and a focus on the customer. We are pleased to have him join our executive leadership team." Sharma spent seventeen years in public accounting at KPMG rising to Partner while serving insurance companies in the US and globally before joining reinsurance firm Collins Associates, where he served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer. He joined Zurich Insurance Group in 2008, where he served as Chief Financial Officer in North America, then Group Controller and Interim Group Chief Financial Officer in Switzerland, and most recently serving as Chief Executive Officer of Zurich's UK General Insurance business and UK Country Head. Sharma is a graduate of Southern Methodist University. He is a recipient of the Distinguished Service Award from SMU. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Mutual of Omaha is a full-service, multi-line organization providing insurance, banking and financial products for individuals, businesses and groups throughout the United States. For more information about Mutual of Omaha, visit www.mutualofomaha.com.
News Article | May 22, 2017
FRISCO, TX--(Marketwired - May 22, 2017) - CryoUSA, the world's leader in providing whole body cryotherapy and other recovery modalities, announces today its installation of four CryoUSA cryotherapy units at Cowboys Fit, a world-class fitness center now opened at the Dallas Cowboys World Headquarters at The Star in Frisco, Texas. Cowboys Fit gives North Texans the opportunity to train like the Dallas Cowboys, offering the same equipment and fitness and recovery plans the team uses. "While CryoUSA is widely used by professional sports teams, the world's most elite athletes and celebrities, it is our mission to make cryotherapy and our additional line of innovative recovery solutions available to everyday warriors who want to experience world-class recovery methods," said managing director of CryoUSA, Eric Rauscher. "Through our partnership with the Dallas Cowboys and Cowboys Fit, we are proud to further offer our services to people who want to live a healthier life." CryoUSA's cryotherapy units are single-person chambers for whole body cryotherapy. Two to three-minute sessions at minus 240 degrees Fahrenheit provide state-of-the-art cold recovery. "Cowboys Fit provides an unparalleled experience for anyone who wants to train like a professional athlete," said Jerry Jones Jr., Executive Vice President and Chief Sales and Marketing Officer of the Dallas Cowboys. "At Cowboys Fit, we offer members top-of-the-line fitness plans, professional equipment, personalized nutrition plans just like the pros use, and now, the best recovery treatment with the addition of CryoUSA's cryotherapy units. You don't have to be a world class athlete to train in a world class facility." Cowboys Fit is a three-story, premier health and fitness center that spans more than 60,000 square-feet. This never-before-seen-business goes above and beyond the everyday gym experience by housing all aspects of fitness and nutrition in the same building, offering a training staff of former NFL players and cheerleaders at the team's training facility, carefully curated boutique-style classes, recovery lounge, and the technology for members to gain an elevated advantage to obtain their fitness goals. To learn more about CryoUSA and to learn more about its line of recovery treatments, visit www.cryousasolutions.com. To learn more about Cowboys Fit and membership offers, visit www.cowboysfit.com. About CryoUSA Solutions CryoUSA Solutions is the established world leader in cryotherapy and recovery, providing unmatched expertise to numerous sports organizations. We are a Proud Partner of the Dallas Cowboys, SMU Athletics, and the Official Cryotherapy Provider of the Oregon Project at Nike and the Dallas Mavericks. Nine other NBA teams, Joe Gibbs Racing, and other NCAA teams have chosen CryoUSA Solutions as their cryotherapy equipment provider as well. In addition, we provide cryotherapy to athletes from USA Triathlon, USA Track and Field, MLB, UFC, the NHL and many others. Having installed over 300 cryotherapy units and helped start over 250 independent cryotherapy businesses nationwide, the experienced team members at CryoUSA Solutions are the go-to specialists in the recovery industry. To learn more about whole body cryotherapy and additional recovery modalities, visit http://www.CryoUSAsolutions.com.
News Article | May 11, 2017
Velodome Shelters, a Clifton, NJ producer of bicycle parking products and BikeHub, a San Francisco bicycle transportation consultancy, recently teamed up to provide California’s Samuel Merritt University with a secure bicycle parking enclosure to protect their students and faculty bikes from theft and the elements. Samuel Merritt University, a prestigious health industry college located in an urban area of Oakland, CA was experiencing a persistent problem that is all too common on college campuses– rampant bike theft. To tackle the problem, SMU’s Facilities Dept. contacted Gene Oh, founder of BikeHub, which helps its clients develop and execute bike related projects such as bike share programs, bicycle fleet management and bike parking and repair facilities they call BikeHubs. Oh collaborated on the project with Velodome Shelters, which produces indoor and outdoor bicycle parking products and is known for their focus on bike security. After considering Velodome’s BikeGarage, Guardian and Peapod locking bike shelters, they decided on the Peapod model. Only 12’ wide x 15’ long, the compact Peapod has a locking door and accommodates 20 bikes using Velodome’s MaxRacks, a high density, high capacity bike rack system. The shelter is manufactured with an anodized aluminum frame, polycarbonate barrel roof and shatter-proof, tempered glass wall panels. It is also pre-fabricated in sections for easy assembly and crated for low-cost shipping. BikeHub provided the student card access system and coordinated installation of security cameras and lighting at night. Beyond working with SMU for almost two years since the inception of the project, Oh had to get approval from Sutter Health which is SMU’s parent company. The site selected for the bike shelter was next to the University's main classroom building and Sutter Health Hospital. BikeHub provided full-services, from scoping the project, selecting the vendor, providing the access control system and acting as project manager from delivery to installation to billing. According to Oh, “The BikeHub has been well received by students and staff alike. Beyond the obvious security and high quality of the Velodome bicycle shelter, it matches the aesthetic of the adjacent buildings. Velodome is truly a great partner to work with...they provide real hands-on support and customize their solution to each project.” About Velodome Shelters: Velodome Shelters specializes in design, engineering and manufacturing innovative bicycle parking shelters, bike racks and bike storage products. For more information about the Peapod and Velodome’s other bike parking products, visit http://www.velodomeshelters.com or contact sales(at)velodomeshelters(dot)com / 888-995-9080.
News Article | May 9, 2017
MCKINNEY, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Advice Local, an industry leader in local search technologies, today announced the launch of Advice Locator Pages, a local search solution that allows any business that needs to help customers find their nearest business location or product to easily deploy a store locator with SEO-optimized location landing pages. Adding a simple line of code to the brand’s existing website provides each store location with a unique URL and its own optimized landing page. You can get more information on the Advice Local Website by clicking here. “We built Advice Locator Pages to connect multi-location businesses with the nearby shoppers who are actively seeking them out,” said Bernadette Coleman, Advice Local CEO. “Local consumers are already searching for the closest stores online, but without SEO-optimized location landing pages, businesses can’t capture any of that traffic.” Developed by local SEO experts, Advice Local’s new location page technology automatically generates custom SEO-optimized meta data, such as title tags, H1 tags, and meta descriptions. These elements allow multi-location businesses to rank higher in local search results so potential customers will see the relevant location page when searching for nearby stores. “Advice Locator Pages was designed for ease of use, with consumer intent and local search in mind,” said Coleman. “It improves the brand’s online visibility and gives consumers access to the information they want, when they want it.” Consumers can quickly search for and find nearby locations, verify store hours, and get directions without leaving the brand’s website. Advice Locator Pages also offers click-to-call technology, rich media, and coupon integration. Multi-location businesses can include a range of store-specific details, including images, holiday hours, links to review sites, customizable contact forms, and payment options. Details are easily updated from the central dashboard and all changes are automatically propagated to the website. Advice Interactive Group is a local search technology and digital marketing solution provider. More than 300,000 businesses around the web use Advice Local’s local presence management solution to take control of their data, keep their location information current, optimize and syndicate their business profiles across the web. This in turn drives face-to-face and digital interactions intended to boost customer engagement, build audiences, and increase sales through an all-inclusive, white-labeled SaaS-based dashboard and marketing platform. Based in the Dallas/Fort Worth area with more than 70 employees, Advice has been recognized as one of the SMU COX Dallas 100™, is a three-time Inc. 500 Company, and most recently picked up a Web Marketing Association Internet Advertising Competition Award.
News Article | May 9, 2017
DALLAS, TX, May 09, 2017-- Randall B. Isenberg , Dallas criminal defense attorney, was awarded " Best Criminal Lawyers " by D magazine for the fourth year. Isenberg was awarded this in 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017. The D magazine award is a peer honor -- only lawyers with Texas bar numbers are allowed to nominate attorneys outside of their firms. An anonymous panel of attorneys then meets with editors and makes the final decision."It's a significant honor, because it's a peer nomination," Isenberg said. Attorneys generally nominate opponents they observe in court or oppose on cases. With over 15,000 attorneys in the greater Dallas area, only 687 are honored for their various specialties.Isenberg has been on all sides of the legal area. He is a former Senior Chief Felony Prosecutor and State District Criminal Trial Judge. He is prominently known in Dallas and is a regular TV commentator for criminal justice issues.He has been in private practice as a criminal defense lawyer since 1990."The best part of criminal defense is being able to help change the course of people lives in a positive way,'' he said. "We help people keep their careers, their professions and their jobs.''Being arrested is one of the most traumatic events in a person's life. Everything he or she has worked for can be taken away with a guilty verdict. Isenberg has defended many, including professional athletes, doctors, judges, attorneys, teachers, nurses and even law enforcement officers and other professionals charged with DWI, drug possession and white-collar fraud cases."Helping a doctor charged with a DWI to keep his medical license is very fulfilling," he said.Isenberg was a senior chief felony prosecutor for Dallas County's District Attorneys Office for six years and then a judge in the County Criminal Court #10 and State District Court for another five years. He founded his private practice in 1990.The Texas native and his wife, Lori, have two daughters. The family is heavily involved in the local community, volunteering and donating to food banks, drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers, the George W. Bush Presidential Library, The Greenhill School and the Holocaust Museum. He is an active alumnus of Rice University and SMU.He is also listed in the Martindale-Hubbell's Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, which is the highest rating afforded to an attorney. He has been named one of the "Texas Super Lawyers" in 2006 and 2007, printed in Texas Monthly Magazine, and is Board Certified in Criminal Defense by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and is certified as a Criminal Defense Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA). Mr. Isenberg is licensed to practice in Colorado. He is also licensed to practice in front of the Supreme Court of the United States.For more information, please call the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg at (214) 696-9253.
News Article | May 10, 2017
Randall B. Isenberg, Dallas criminal defense attorney, was awarded “Best Criminal Lawyers” by D magazine for the fourth year. Isenberg was awarded this in 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017. The D magazine award is a peer honor — only lawyers with Texas bar numbers are allowed to nominate attorneys outside of their firms. An anonymous panel of attorneys then meets with editors and makes the final decision. “It’s a significant honor, because it’s a peer nomination,” Isenberg said. Attorneys generally nominate opponents they observe in court or oppose on cases. With over 15,000 attorneys in the greater Dallas area, only 687 are honored for their various specialties. Isenberg has been on all sides of the legal area. He is a former Senior Chief Felony Prosecutor and State District Criminal Trial Judge. He is prominently known in Dallas and is a regular TV commentator for criminal justice issues. He has been in private practice as a criminal defense lawyer since 1990. “The best part of criminal defense is being able to help change the course of people lives in a positive way,’’ he said. “We help people keep their careers, their professions and their jobs.’’ Our motto is “You are presumed innocent unless proven otherwise”. Being arrested is one of the most traumatic events in a person’s life. Everything he or she has worked for can be taken away with a guilty verdict. Isenberg has defended many, including professional athletes, doctors, judges, attorneys, teachers, nurses and even law enforcement officers and other professionals charged with DWI, drug possession and white-collar fraud cases. “Helping a doctor charged with a DWI to keep his medical license is very fulfilling,” he said. Isenberg was a senior chief felony prosecutor for Dallas County’s District Attorneys Office for six years and then a judge in the County Criminal Court #10 and State District Court for another five years. He founded his private practice in 1990. The Texas native and his wife, Lori, have two daughters. The family is heavily involved in the local community, volunteering and donating to food banks, drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers, the George W. Bush Presidential Library, The Greenhill School and the Holocaust Museum. He is an active alumnus of Rice University and SMU. He is also listed in the Martindale-Hubbell's Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, which is the highest rating afforded to an attorney. He has been named one of the "Texas Super Lawyers” in 2006 and 2007, printed in Texas Monthly Magazine, and is Board Certified in Criminal Defense by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and is certified as a Criminal Defense Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA). Mr. Isenberg is licensed to practice in Colorado. He is also licensed to practice in front of the Supreme Court of the United States. For more information, please call the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg at (214) 696-9253.