Freedman Boyd Hollander Goldberg Urias & Ward P.A. was named one of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Law Firms for 2018. The firm was recognized as a top law firm in eleven practice areas: antitrust law, commercial litigation, criminal defense: general practice, criminal defense: white collar, employment law, litigation – antitrust, litigation – banking & finance, first amendment law, litigation – intellectual property, litigation – securities, and civil rights law.
Freedman Boyd Hollander Goldberg Urias & Ward P.A. recently filed a lawsuit against the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office alleging that the Sheriff’s Office and its deputies unlawfully applied excessive force during an encounter with the firm’s client at his home. The lawsuit was discussed on the KRQE, Channel 13 news, which can be seen here.
Vincent J. Ward was a featured speaker at the New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyer’s “Suppress It: Fourth Amendment, Eyewitness ID, and Ethics” presentation on December 8, 2017. Ward spoke regarding government surveillance and its interaction with the Fourth Amendment. Ward currently serves as counsel for Army Whistleblower Chelsea Manning during the appeal of her conviction in the military courts.
Freedman Boyd Hollander Goldberg Urias & Ward P.A. attorneys David H. Urias and Jeremy D. Farris recently filed an excessive force lawsuit against the New Mexico State Police and several of its officers on behalf of a man that was beaten with a police baton while peacefully attending a protest. Trenton Ward, the firm’s client, is a University of New Mexico Student, and was protesting Milo Yiannaopoulos’s January 27, 2017 appearance at the University during his interaction with the New Mexico State Police. More information regarding the lawsuit can be found in the Albuquerque Journal and the Santa Fe New Mexican.
Freedman Boyd Hollander Goldberg Urias & Ward P.A. attorney Vincent J. Ward successfully represented a scientist who had lost his security clearance. After the hearing, the Department of Energy restored his clearance.
In April 2017, Freedman Boyd Hollander Goldberg Urias & Ward P.A. attorney David H. Urias obtained a significant settlement in a personal injury case for a family exposed to toxic substances in a home their leased from a local realty company. The case involved permanent injuries to the family, including serious, long-term injuries suffered by a teenage boy.
On June 27, 2017, Freedman Boyd Hollander Goldberg Urias & Ward P.A. attorneys Joseph Goldberg, Vincent J. Ward, and Frank Davis were part of a nationwide team of attorneys who recently obtained a $354 million settlement from International Paper Company in Kleen Products LLC v. International Paper Co., in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The lawsuit alleges that the defendants engaged in illegal anticompetitive conduct with respect to the sale of containerboard products and that, as a result, any person or entity that purchased containerboard products directly from any defendant during the class period paid a higher price than they otherwise would have paid in a competitive market.
Joseph Goldberg played a leading role in the case at the class certification stage and in the preparation of the economic expert witnesses for the litigation. Along with previous settlements obtained from other defendants in this litigation, this settlement brings the total recovered for the class to over $375 million.