Seven New Partners at Cantey Hanger
Seven attorneys -- Mary Hazlewood Barkley, Brad D’Amico, Paul Hendry II, Katie Lackey, Todd J. Liles, John Polzer and Philip A. Vickers – have been elected Partner at Cantey Hanger.
"Recognition of this sort, especially from the management committee, is gratifying,” said Steve Tatum, the firm’s managing partner. “Cantey Hanger continues to be a prominent firm after 130 years in Fort Worth because of our history of quality hires that exhibit great passion and develop expertise. We are happy these seven will assist in asserting Cantey Hanger’s quality work and reputation for years to come."
Barkley practices in the areas of Eminent Domain/Property Rights, Commercial Litigation and Appellate Law. She became licensed to practice law in 2005 and joined Cantey Hanger's general litigation section after having served as judicial clerk to Chief Justice John Cayce at the Second Court of Appeals in Fort Worth.
Barkley received a degree in Business from Tulane University and graduated in 2005 from St. Mary's University School of Law. She is a member of the Tarrant County Bar Association, Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association and Eldon B. Mahon Inn of Court.
D’Amico’s practice focuses on oil and gas and securities, with an emphasis on investment vehicle formation and Acquisitions and Divestitures (A&D) transactions. He also handles litigation and regulatory enforcement related to such matters.
He received his Bachelor of Arts from Southern Methodist University and is a 1992 graduate of the New England School of Law.
Hendry’s practice areas primarily include Banking and Real Estate. He spent more than 20 years in banking before graduating from Texas Wesleyan University School of Law in 2004, the year he was admitted to the State Bar of Texas. Following graduation from law school, Hendry served as a judicial clerk to Justice Bob McCoy at the Second Court of Appeals in Fort Worth before entering private practice. He is a member of the Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association and the Tarrant County Bar Association, where he serves as the Secretary to the Environmental Law Section.
Hendry received his B.B.A. in Management from the University of Texas at Arlington. He is also a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado, where he served as Class President.
Lackey’s practice areas include Appellate, Commercial Litigation, Family Law and Litigation. She joined Cantey Hanger's general litigation section after having graduated from Texas Wesleyan University School of Law in 2005.
She is a member of the State Bar of Texas and Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association, admitted to practice in the United States District Courts for the Northern and Western Districts of Texas, and a Barrister member of the Eldon B. Mahon Inn of Court. She received her B.A. in Marketing from Baylor University.
Liles’ practice area focuses on Title Insurance Litigation, Real Estate Litigation and general Commercial Litigation in state and federal courts throughout Texas.
He received his B.B.A. in Economics, magna cum laude, from Baylor University in 1993 and his Juris Doctor from Baylor University School of Law in 1996. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas and the American Bar Association and is admitted to practice in the United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas.
Polzer’s practice areas include Appellate, Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Officer and Director Liability/Fiduciary Duty and Oil & Gas.
He is an adjunct professor at Texas Christian University. Polzer received his bachelor’s of Science from The University of Texas and his Juris Doctor from the University of Houston Law Center.
Vickers, a member of the firm’s litigation practice group, represents clients from a range of industries in complex litigation matters before trial and appellate courts. Vickers also serves as the firm’s pro bono coordinator.
His professional alliances include admittance to U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit and the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, Southern, and Western Districts of Texas; Eldon B. Mahon Inn of Court, Texas Bar Association, Tarrant County Bar Association, Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association, Federal Bar Association and Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit.
He graduated from Hillsdale (MI.) College and The University of Texas School of Law.
Cantey Hanger, established in 1882, is a full-service law firm headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, and represents clients in the following practice areas: Commercial Litigation; Corporate, Banking & Real Estate; Bankruptcy; Health & Insurance Law; Labor Relations; Tax & Estates; Public & Regulatory, and Oil & Gas. It also has offices in Dallas and Southlake. For more information, go to www.canteyhanger.com.