February 9, 2018: Wenholz Law Firm Client Defeats Austin Energy's Plea to the Jurisdiction.

On February 9, 2018, Travis County Judge, The Honorable Eric Sheppard ruled in favor of Wenholz Law Firm client Rosario Membreno by denying City of Austin d/b/a Austin Energy's Plea to the Jurisdiction in cause no. D-1-GN-15-004371; styled Membreno v. Romero et al. filed in the 98th Judicial District Court, Travis County, Texas.

Attorney Sean B. Swords of the Wenholz Law Firm persuaded the court that the issue of paternity in a wrongful death case is not a threshold question requiring a preliminary finding by the trier of fact. This ruling is consistent with decades old legal precedent and allows the minor son his day in court to recover for the wrongful electrocution death of his father on February 12, 2009 at the OK Corral Night Club in Austin

For more details, please contact Sean B. Swords at 572-478-2211 or [email protected]

October 29, 2017: GM settles California county recall case for $13.9 million. Prosecuters in Orange County, California accused General Motors Company of concealing defects related to nearly 400 deaths or injuries. Read article: Reuters.

October 24, 2017: Mitsubishi Recalls 161,167 Vehicles in US and Canada. Mitsubishi Motors Corp. is recalling 161,167 vehicles in the U.S. and Canada because electric relays can cause the engine to stall or overheat. The recall affects the 2015-2017 Outlander SUV, the 2015-2017 Lancer sedan and Outlander Sport, and the 2015 Lancer Evolution sport sedan. Read article: The Dallas Morning News.

October 16, 2017: Rear axle mounting flange may fracture in select C-Class Mercedes-Benz vehicles. A fractured rear axle mounting flange can cause the rear differential to become misaligned, possibly resulting in failure of the driveshaft and a loss of propulsion, increasing the risk of a crash. Read article: NHTSA.

October 16, 2017: The Center for Auto Safety Calls for Ford to Recall Explorers Over Carbon Monoxide Exposure Inside Over 1.3 Million Vehicles. A risk of Carbon Monoxide poisoning the drivers and occupants of all Ford Explorers from 2011-2017 led to the Center for Auto Safety to call for Ford to recall all 1.3 Million affected vehicles. Read article: The Center for Auto Safety.

October 11, 2017: Wildfires in Northern California have burned around 170,000 acres, 3,500 houses, and caused the deaths of 21 people. Read the story here.
In Texas, the Wenholz Law Firm represented 63 families after the Bastrop Complex Wildfire, the largest wildfire in state history, in which 34,356 acres burned and 1,554 homes were destroyed. We know the damage that fires can bring and the hardship that the victims face even after the flames have died. That is why the Wenholz Law Firm is dedicated to helping those effected by wildfires rebuild what they have lost.
The Wenholz Law Firm proudly supports the American Red Cross in their efforts to help those effected by disaster.

August 15, 2017: Wenholz Law firm obtains $754,128 judgment for bicyclist injured by motorist in Austin. Plaintiff, Michelle Garel, was riding her bicycle on Howard Lane when Defendant, Annastasha Langston, distractedly driving her Nissan Sentra, struck and almost killed Ms. Garel. The default judgment was obtained August 15, 2017 in cause NO. D-1-GN-17-001093; filed in the 200th District Court, Travis County, Texas.

August 9, 2017: Southeast Austin, TX. 1 killed in Texas Construction Accident. Read the story here:

June 14, 2017: Wenholz Law Firm obtains $22,816.84 judgment against Oil Palace, Inc. and Bobby Manziel. Oneworld Business Finance, LLC, represented by the Wenholz Law Firm, obtains judgment in contract dispute.

March 29, 2017: Uvalde County, Texas. 13 killed, 2 injured in Texas Church Bus Crash. Read the story here:
Reports state that the vehicle was a 2004 Turtle Top. Click here to read about some of the dangers of the 15-passenger van.

March 24, 2017: Ford will record $295 million Q1 hit from two North American recalls. Two recalls, one involving engines that could catch fire and the other involving a door latch problem, are causing Ford Motor Co. to take a $295 million dollar hit in it's first-quarter earnings. Read article: Automotive News.

March 23, 2017: Talco, Texas. East Texas School Bus Crash. Read the story here:

March 7, 2017: Biloxi, Mississippi. Train collides with charter bus in Mississippi. The Wenholz Law Firm has been retained to represent one of the passengers on this charter bus.

March 1, 2017: Highlands Ranch, Colorado, Michael Camelio, former teacher and principal of Littleton Public Schools, charged with sexual assault of a minor.

November 4, 2016: The Wenholz Law Firm filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Texas Department of Transportation alleging defective road conditions on U.S. Highway 290 between Elgin and Manor and against Ford Motor Company alleging the 2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty Crew Cab at issue was designed with a defective roof.

September 12, 2016: The Wenholz Law Firm filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Texas Department of Transportation alleging defective road conditions on U.S. Highway 290 between Elgin and Manor. Click here to read the lawsuit.

April 14, 2016: Wenholz Law Firm sues Taylor Morrison Homes over defective construction. The Wenholz Law Firm represents Susan and Paul Thomas, who claim defects with their home in Sweetwater subdivision of Austin, Texas.