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  • Partner Courtney Barksdale Perez and Senior Associate Stacey Cho Hernandez were recognized on the Super Lawyers Up-and-Coming 50 Women list comprised of the top ranking women lawyers nominated as 2018 Texas Rising Stars.
  • Carter Arnett successfully defended the Allergy & Asthma Network/Mothers of Asthmatics ("Mothers") and its CEO Tonya Winders against claims totaling $224 million after a three week jury trial in federal court in San Antonio, Texas. The Plaintiffs, United Biologics, LLC d/b/a United Allergy Services ("UAS") and the Academy of Allergy and Asthma in Primacy Care ("AAAPC"), an organization that purports to represent primary care physicians who provide allergy testing and immunotherapy, brought suit against several Board Certified Allergists' trade associations and their leadership alleging that they conspired in violation of federal antitrust laws to put UAS out of business. Phadia/ThermoFisher Scientific, Inc., Mothers and Winders were added to the suit in 2015. All other defendants settled before the trial. At the close of the evidence, the jury unanimously found that Mothers and Winders did not conspire with the allergists or Phadia in violation of federal antitrust laws as alleged, did not interfere with UAS or AAAPC's business relations, and further found that Mothers and Winders acted solely to petition the government to protect patients in accordance with their First Amendment rights. The trial team consisted of E. Leon Carter, Linda Stahl, Courtney Barksdale Perez, Joshua J. Bennett and Stacey C. Hernandez of Carter Arnett, a Dallas-based litigation boutique, and David Prichard of Prichard Hawkins Young based in San Antonio.
  • Partner Courtney Barksdale Perez receives the President’s Award at the Texas Young Lawyer’s Annual Meeting and Awards Reception.
  • Joshua Bennett, Courtney B. Perez and Stacey Cho Hernandez were selected for inclusion in Thomson Reuters' Super Lawyers® Rising Stars (Texas) 2017.
  • IP litigator Scott W. Breedlove joins the Firm as a partner. Linda R. Stahl is elected a partner of the Firm.
  • Stacey Cho Hernandez is elected Director of the Dallas Asian American Bar Association.
  • E. Leon Carter is named "Lawyer of the Year" for First Amendment Litigation by The Best Lawyers in America® 2017. 
  • Two Carter Arnett litigation partners have been listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2017: E. Leon Carter, and Bob Arnett. Leon is listed in six areas: Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, First Amendment Litigation, IP Litigation, Labor & Employment Litigation, and Patent Litigation. Bob is listed for IP Litigation.
  • Courtney B. Perez honored with the Texas Young Lawyers Association's Outstanding Director Award for 2016.
  • The Firm's partners have been listed in D Magazine's Best Lawyers for 2016. E. Leon CarterJ. Robert Arnett, and Joshua J. Bennett are recognized for Business Litigation.
  • Courtney B. Perez is elected a partner of the Firm.
  • Partners E. Leon Carter and J. Robert Arnett II were selected for inclusion in Thomson Reuters' Super Lawyers® (Texas) 2015. Leon was recognized for IP Litigation. Bob was recognized for Business Litigation. Leon was again recognized as one of the Top 100 Lawyers in DFW and in Texas by Thomson Reuters' Super Lawyers® (Texas).
  • The Firm was named to the 2016 U.S. News Best Law Firms list for litigation.
  • E. Leon Carter and Bob Arnett are listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2016. Leon is listed for the follwing: Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation, Patent Litigation, First Amendment Litigation, and Labor & Employment Litigation. Bob is listed for the following: Intellectual Property Litigation.
  • Joshua J. Bennett is elected a partner of the Firm.
  • Litigation associate Stacey Cho Hernandez is selected for the 2015 DAYL Leadership Class.
  • Former Assistant City Attorney for the City of Dallas Jennifer C. Wang joins Carter Arnett as Of Counsel in the Litigation Section.
  • Courtney B. Perez gave a presentation, "What Employers Can Expect When Their Employees Are Expecting," at the SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) Employment Law & Legislative Conference in Washington, DC. Click here for coverage on her presentation.
  • Three Carter Arnett attorneys were selected for inclusion in the 2015 Super Lawyers® Rising Stars (Texas) List: Joshua J. Bennett (Business Litigation), Courtney B. Perez (Labor & Employment), Stacey Cho Hernandez (Labor & Employment).
  • Linda R. Stahl and Courtney B. Perez published an article entitled "Gender, Pregnancy and Caregiver Discrimination Law: You've Come A Long Way Baby!" in The Advocate, a quarterly publication of the State Bar of Texas Litigation Section.
  • Carter Arnett successfully represented patent holder Uniloc in a patent infringement trial in the Eastern District of Texas against Electronic Arts. On December 5, 2014, the jury returned a verdict in Uniloc's favor, awarding the total amount of damages sought at trial. The trial team included Leon Carter, Bob Arnett, Linda Stahl, and Courtney Perez. Click here to read more about the verdict.
  • The Firm has been named to the 2015 U.S. News Best Lawyers® list.
  • Linda R. Stahl's article on trial preparation tips is published in the Dallas Bar Association's Headnotes. Click here for the article.
  • Partners E. Leon Carter and J. Robert Arnett II were selected for inclusion in Thomson Reuters' Super Lawyers® (Texas) 2014. Leon was recognized for IP Litigation. Bob was recognized for Business Litigation. Leon was also recognized as one of the Top 100 Lawyers in DFW and in Texas by Thomson Reuters' Super Lawyers® (Texas) 2014.
  • E. Leon Carter was listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2015 for Commercial Litigation. Leon was also listed for Bet-the-Company Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation, Patent Litigation, First Amendment Litigation, and Labor & Employment Litigation.
  • E. Leon Carter, Courtney B. Perez, and Stacey Cho Hernandez win take nothing judgment on behalf of Dallas County Hospital District d/b/a Parkland Hospital System against a former employee on her Texas Whistleblower Act claim.
  • The Firm has been named to the honor roll for Intellectual Property Litigation as one of the best firms for IP litigation by national publication BTI Intellectual Property Outlook 2015
  • Courtney B. Perez has been named to Lawyers of Color's 2014 Hot List for the Southwest Region. The Hot List recognizes "early- to mid-career attorneys excelling in the legal profession."
  • E. Leon Carter is elected State Bar Director for District 6. Click here for a recent article about the election in the Dallas Bar Association's June 2014 Headnotes.
  • The Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program highlighted Linda Stahl and her many contributions to pro bono service in the Dallas Bar Association’s June 2014 Headnotes.
  • E. Leon Carter and J. Robert Arnett II are all selected for inclusion in D Magazine's 2014 Best Lawyers, and were recognized for Business Litigation.
  • Linda R. Stahl, formerly with Andrews Kurth, joins the Firm as senior counsel in the litigation section.
  • Joshua J. Bennett and Courtney B. Perez are selected for inclusion in Thomson Reuters' Super Lawyers® Rising Stars (Texas) 2014. 
  • Courtney B. Perez is featured as the Dallas Bar Association's member of the month February 2014. 
  • Courtney B. Perez receives board certification in Labor & Employment Law from the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
  • Courtney B. Perez recently gave a presentation, "Pregnancy, Maternity and Caregiver Litigation: Age Old Issues Birth New Claims," at the Texas Bar CLE Advanced Employment Law Course.
  • E. Leon Carter elected as a Fellow in the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. Membership in this elite organization is by invitation only, and this highly selective group limits membership of its U.S. Fellows to 500 active trial lawyers under the age of 70. Trial lawyers are admitted to Fellowship only after a careful vetting process and a showing of exceptional qualifications, including superior trial and appellate skills, dedication to maintaining the highest standards of the legal profession, and excellent character and absolute integrity.
  • Carter Arnett, PLLC named to U.S. News Best Law Firms for 2014.
  • Partners E. Leon Carter and J. Robert Arnett II are selected for inclusion in Thomson Reuters' Super Lawyers® (Texas) 2013.
  • Courtney B. Perez presented the "Texas Supreme Court Update" at the 40th Annual Judicial Education Conference in Austin, Texas. (September 2013) 
  • Joshua J. Bennett is named an Associate of the Judge Patrick E. Higginbotham Inn of Court.
  • Courtney B. Perez is named as a Barrister of the Higginbotham Inn.
  • Joshua J. Bennett speaks at the State Bar of Texas' Suing and Defending Governmental Entities Course on "Legislative Immunity & Privilege." (July 2013)
  • Joshua J. Bennett presents to the State Bar of Texas' Intellectual Property Section at the Annual Meeting on "The CFAA Has Been 'Hacked': Historic and Current Trends in Employer-Employee Litigation under the CFAA." (June 2013)
  • E. Leon Carter is named a Fellow of the prestigious International Society of Barristers. (April 2013)
  • Courtney B. Perez is selected for inclusion in Thomson Reuters' Super Lawyers® Rising Stars (Texas) 2013.