Recognitions

QUOTES FROM TRIAL COURT JUDGES


SENIOR JUDGE F. C. P.

I presided over a three week long jury trial involving complicated legal issues and disputed insurance coverage questions. John was lead counsel representing one of the parties. I marveled at this performance, and at the conclusion of the proceedings realized that John is the best trial lawyer I have ever seen.


SENIOR JUDGE P.F.

Without a doubt, John Boswell is counted among the elite of civil trial lawyers in Texas. I have known him and followed his legal career for more than 25 years.

Mr. Boswell was a trial counsel in many cases to come before my court. Two of his cases were among the top ten of the most complex cases I tried in my almost thirty years on the bench. Mr. Boswell obtained excellent results for his clients in both “super” cases.

John’s reputation in the legal community and my own observation confirms that he is an excellent trial tactician and courtroom performer. Importantly, John Boswell is a person whose integrity and values comport with the highest ideals of the legal profession.

 


SENIOR JUDGE J.T.W.

It was a pleasure to have had you appear in this court.

This letter is my personal expression of appreciation to you for your time spent here. In discharging your duties conscientiously, you earned the gratitude of the court, the jurors, your colleagues, and the public of a society devoted to the peaceful and just resolution of private disputes.

 

QUOTES FROM CLIENTS


C.M.P., GENERAL COUNSEL ALLIED BANK

As a Deputy Attorney General – litigation, Utah FDIC regional counsel Southwest U.S. and as general counsel of Allied, MCorp Preston, First Interstate and citizens Bank – Rusk, I have over these years engaged over 500 law firms and over 1000 lawyers outside nationwide.

And I cannot recall an instance where I felt more comfortable and confident than with you and your firm.  John, you are the best!


M.B.C, GENERAL COUNSEL, FIRST INTERSTATE BANK

Your tireless efforts to win this case have been very much appreciated. The decision of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in this case was a great victory for all of us. 


L.P., SENIOR CLAIM REPRESENTATIVE HOUSTON GENERAL INSURANCE COMPANY

I wanted to personally extend to you and your associates my congratulations on a fine trial result in the Texas Industrial Services litigation.

Considering the difficulties encountered in bringing the case to trial, the complex difficulties of coordinating information and activity, the problems posed by the pre-trial rulings and the constraints imposed by the court during the course of the trial, this was no mean feat.

Everyone in your organization behaved with the utmost professional conduct and courtesy. Please share my thanks for a job superbly done with them.


W.F.M., JR., SENIOR VICE-PRESIDENT HOUSTON GENERAL INSURANCE COMPANY

I am writing this letter on behalf of the law firm of Boswell & Hallmark, P.C.

I have been utilizing this firm for approximately seven years and find them to be extremely competent, both in accessing coverage issues, as well as developing, analyzing and trying cases. From my perspective, this firm is just the right size to assure that quality control is not a problem. Their billings are reasonable and consistent with their work. They consistently seek the most efficient and economical resolution of the case to the benefit of the client, recognize when there is an opportunity for disposition of the case as they arise.

It is my pleasure to recommend this firm, without reservation, for general defense work and/or coverage analysis in Texas.


J.D., SENIOR INSURANCE CONSULTANT

I have known John Boswell for over 26 years. John, himself, as well as members of his firm handled a number of cases with high-dollar exposure involving both property and casualty losses. All were handled in a most competent and professional manner. Their expertise combined development of appropriate strategies and negotiations.

I believe the reasons for this firm’s success are the knowledgeable personnel and the personalized attention they give tot their clients. One can be assured of the firms’ commitment to quality work at a fair cost. Their overall objective is the timely conclusion of a case in the most economical and efficient manner on behalf of the client.

I am pleased to highly recommend the firm of Boswell & Hallmark for general defense work and coverage analysis in Texas.


 
 

QUOTES FROM UNITED STATES SENATORS


PHIL GRAMM UNITED STATES SENATOR TEXAS
KAY BAILEY HUTCHISON UNITED STATES SENATOR, TEXAS

As you know, one of the most important duties as United States Senators is to deliberate and vote on the judicial nominations submitted to the Senate by the President. Federal district judges are appointed for life, and their selection and consideration in the Senate are important obligations that we take very seriously.

In helping us fulfill our Constitutional responsibilities, we would be honored if you would serve on an advisory panel that we have jointly formed to provide up with professional input and perspectives based on your long and distinguished career in the legal field. We would value your participation as we work to get a wide range of observations and opinions on district court and U.S. attorney nominees for our State.

Thank you for considering our invitation to assist in this important job, and we hope to be working with you soon on this process.


PHIL GRAMM
UNITED STATES SENATOR, TEXAS

I very much appreciate your many hours of dedicated service on my Federal Judicial Evaluation Committee.

Your commitment to the federal judiciary, the State of Texas and my efforts to recommend the best candidates has resulted in what I believe are the most outstanding judges our state and our nation have to offer.

With your help and counsel the face of the federal judiciary in Texas has been forever changed.  Twenty-one individuals now sit on the bench, having participated in an evaluation process that has become a model throughout the nation.  They are a testament to your good work and the abiding principals of the Constitution that we all share.
 
I am proud of what we, together, have accomplished.  It would not have been possible without your ongoing participation, and I will always be grateful.”


 
 

QUOTES FROM FEDERAL AND STATE JUDGES


HONORABLE KEITH P. ELLISON
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS

Now that I am formally underway in my new job, I wanted to convey my genuine appreciation for your roll in making my nomination possible.

The committee selected by Senator Gramm and Senator Hutchinson, on which you served, was all that such a committee should be: dedicated, balanced, hard-working and fair. Thank you for taking time from your practice to perform this vital, selfless mission.

I do sincerely love the work of a federal judge. More importantly, I am doing all that I can to show that your confidence in me was not misplaced.

You have my warmest good wishes and, again, my thanks.


JOHN T. WOOLDRIDGE
SENIOR JUDGE, 269TH DISTRICT COURT’
HARRIS COUNTY, TEXAS

Thank you for allowing me an opportunity to appear for an interview before the Federal Judiciary Evaluation Committee. I know the committee had many outstanding candidates to consider and I am honored to have been considered among such an esteemed group.

I remain committed to being the best judge possible and hope that I may continue doing so on the Federal bench. With my warmest regards.


 
 

QUOTES FROM TRIAL AND TRIAL SCIENCES PROFESSIONALS


ROBERT GORDON, J.D., Ph.D.
DIRECTOR, THE WILMINGTON INSTITUTE
TRIAL AND SETTLEMENT SCIENCES

Congratulations on the spectacular verdict you achieved on behalf of Houston General. The verdict is sweet because the emotion of the case ran strongly against us.

The highlight of working with you on this case was listening to your insightful and decisive questioning of jurors during voir dire about bias against insurance companies. In my 25 years of consulting with attorneys, your voir dire on this sensitive subject stands out for its effectiveness without sacrificing rapport with the panel members. Your approach during voir dire contributed directly to the wonderful result.


ROBERT E. LEONE, J.D., Ph.D.
SENIOR RESEARCH FELLOW
THE WILMINGTON INSTITUTE
TRIAL AND SETTLEMENT SCIENCES

It was my great pleasure to watch you apply your craft during the HGI case. Your cross examination style was subtle yet deadly. You are, most definitely, one of the finest trial attorneys I have had the good fortune to assist in my many years of trial consulting. I was especially impressed by the way you made the TIS experts appear to be incompetent “juke box” witnesses, who would sing any song the Plaintiff wanted them to, for a fee.

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John H. Boswell
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