Devanshi SomayaJackson Walker attorneys Retta Miller and Devanshi Somaya have authored the Texas chapter of the International Comparative Legal Guide’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution 2017 publication. This Texas litigation guide is organized in question-and-answer format and provides a comprehensive resource on current issues in litigation for general counsel, government agencies, and private attorneys around the world.

Retta and Devanshi’s chapter addresses several issues related to civil procedure in Texas. In litigation, it answers questions related to:

  • preliminaries,
  • proceedings,
  • defending claims,
  • joinder and consolidation,
  • duties and powers of the courts,
  • disclosure,
  • evidence,
  • judgments and orders, and
  • settlement.

The chapter also answers general questions on topics in alternative dispute resolution, including methods, limitations, and institutions.

For more information, read the full chapter here.

About Retta Miller

Retta Miller has practiced civil litigation for over 30 years. Having served as lead counsel in trials and arbitrations, she has developed considerable experience representing clients in a vast range of industries, including financial institutions, insurance companies and retail brokerage firms. Retta has represented clients in courts in Texas and across the United States as well as in arbitration proceedings before the FINRA, NASD, NYSE, and AAA. She has been recognized on the Super Lawyers list by Thomson Reuters each year since 2010 and The Best Lawyers in America® list by Woodward/White Inc. each year since 2012.

About Devanshi Somaya

Devanshi Somaya is a litigation attorney who represents clients in cases involving breach of contract, fraud, negligent misrepresentation, and copyright infringement. Before joining Jackson Walker, she served as an extern for Justice Lang-Miers of the 5th Court of Appeals as well as a legal research, writing and advocacy teaching assistant at the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law.