Case Results

Hampton v. Cantina Del Mar and Alvin E. Massey

September 2006

Harris County, Texas

Dram Shop, Negligence.  1 fatality, 49 y.o. woman.

September 2006

  • 2nd chair trial lawyer, Lead Counsel in litigation for plaintiff family of decedent Carolyn Schusler Hampton.
  • $600,000 settlement of Dram Shop action against alcohol provider in March 2006 after 6 months of litigation.
  • Developed case strategy against alcohol provider and drunk driver, prepared significant majority of evidence from depositions, responsible for pre-trial matters.
  • Direct examination at trial of expert witnesses on economic loss and psychological and emotional injuries of surviving son.
  • Cross-examination of forensic pathology experts on conscious pain and suffering.

Trial result.  Plaintiff verdict: $5,100,000 actual damages + $8,500,000 punitive damages.  $13,600,000 total.

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