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					W         elcome to the Law Offices
          of Mc Co rkle We s te r b u rg &
Thornton, P.C. d e l i ve ring the full
range of legal serv i ce s, d e pe n d a b l y,
p ro fe s s i o n a l l y, and with many years
of ex pe ri e n ce. Browse our site to
learn about our history, our legal
team, and our serv i ce s.

Located In Dallas, Texas, in the Two Turtle Creek
Office Tower, at the corner of Oak Lawn Avenue
and Blackburn.Our address is 3838 Oak Lawn
Avenue, Suite 1100, Dallas, Texas 75219.




Profile
      c Co rkle We s te r b u rg &
M     Thornton, P.C., founded in
1972 as the partnership of Mc Co rkle
                                                    The firm remained in the Main Bank
                                                    Building until 1978 when it moved
                                                    to the Katy Building in the Histo ri c
& Westerburg, was first located in                  Di s t ri ct of downtown Dallas.
a two-room suite in the Texas Bank                  Situated across the street from the
& Trust Building (later the Main                    Kennedy Me m o ri a l , the historic
Bank Building). Tom McCorkle, f ro m                Katy Building was the firm's home
        1971 a sole practitioner in                 for 20 years. Over the years, the
        criminal law, was joined in                 p ra ct i ce grew to include the
        August, 1972, by Rob                        areas of probate, real estate, and
        We s te r b u rg, who was estab-            professional ethics and discipline.
        lishing his civil litigation
        p ra ct i ce. The firm offe re d            In 1994, Steve Thornton joined
        general legal serv i ce s, con-             the firm as an associate, enhancing
        ce nt rating in                             its personal injury pra ct i ce. Steve
        the areas of criminal defense,              became a full partner in 1998, the
        family law, personal injury,                same year the firm moved its office
        and business mat te r s.                    to the famed Turtle Creek area
                                                    of Dallas and became Mc Co rkle
                                                    We s te r b u rg & Thornton, P.C.

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 L e g a l Te a m
           ith combined ex pe ri e n ce of more
 W         than half a ce nt u ry in the legal
 p ro fe s s i o n , our team can handle all legal
 m at ters and prides itself on offering
 the highest quality legal assistance with
 s u pe rior client service.




Tom S. Mc Co rkl e
Born Dallas, Texas, August 30, 1943; admitted to bar, 1971, Texas; 1972, U.S.
Supreme Court, U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Ap pe a l s, Fifth Ci rc u i t, and
U.S. Di s t ri ct Court, No rt h e rn Di s t ri ct of Texas.

E D U C AT I O N :
  Un i ve r s i ty of Texas (B. B. A . , 1966) South Texas College of Law (J.D., 1971).

MEMBER:
  State Bar of Texas; Dallas and Am e ri can Bar As s oc i at i o n s ; Dallas Criminal
  Defense Lawyers As s oc i ation (Me m be r, Board of Di re ctors, 1981-1984, 1986);
  Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers As s oc i at i o n ; National As s oc i ation of
  Criminal Defense Lawyers; College of State Bar of Texas.

C E RT I F I C AT I O N :
  Board Certified - Criminal Law, Texas Board of Legal Spe c i a l i z at i o n

P RAC T I CE A RE A S :
  Mr. Mc Co rkle maintains a trial and appellate pra ct i ce in both state and
  federal juri s d i ct i o n s. He has been certified in criminal law by the Texas
  Board of Legal Specialization since 1976. In addition, Mr. Mc Co rkle is
  s i g n i f i ca ntly involved in civil litigation in the fields of family law, fiduciary
  re l at i o n s h i p s, e m p l oy m e nt non-co m pe t i t i o n , and professional ethics
  and discipline. Mr. Mc Co rkle has been active in bar and other professional
  o rg a n i z ations and enjoys the highest rating available by Martindale
  Hubbell National Legal Di re ctory.

S I G N I F I C A N T DE C IS IO N S :
  See page 5 for Civil and Criminal cases.




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 Ro be rt H. We s te r b u rg
 Born San Antonio, Texas June 11,1945; Admitted to the Texas bar, 1970;U.S. District
 Court, Northern District of Texas, 1975; U.S. Supreme Court and U.S. Court of
 Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 1976; Recognized with the highest rating available by
 Martindale Hubbell National Legal Directory.
 E D U C AT I O N :
 Graduated University of Texas at Austin,1967, BachelorÕs of Business
 Administration; University of Texas at Austin School of Law, 1970, Juris Doctor.
 MEMBER:
 State Bar of Texas; Dallas and American Bar Associations; Texas Trial Lawyers
 Association; Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association; Dallas Bar Association
 Judiciary Committee; Dallas Bar Association Fee Disputes Committee; Y.M.C.A.
 Downtown Board of Management.
 P RAC T I C E :
 Business and Corporate Law, Personal Injury, Family Law, Real Estate, Consumer
 Rights, Estate Planning.


 Steven W. Th o rnto n
 Born Norman, Oklahoma, February 23,1969; admitted to bar, 1994, Texas; 1997,U.S.
 District Court, Northern District of Texas.
 E D U C AT I O N :
   Texas A&M University (B.B.A., 1991); Baylor University (J.D.,1994).Order of
   Barristers.
 MEMBER:
   Dallas Bar Association; State Bar of Texas; Dallas Trial Lawyers Association
 P RAC T I C E :
   Personal Injury; Commercial Litigation; Business Transactions; Family Law



Our commitment to you is to offer the highest
quality legal services and information.

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and printed.


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Se rv i ce s
Our legal team offers a full range of legal services and
provides expert counsel in the following areas:

CO M M E RCIAL LITIGATION                     BUSINESS T RA N S ACTIONS
 • Contracts                                   • Corporations
 • Collections                                 • Partnerships
 • Fraud                                       • Contracts
 • Warranties                                  • Employment issues
 • Consumer Rights                             • Consumer Rights
 • Real Estate                                 • Real Estate

PERSONAL INJURY                               FA M I LY L AW
 • Workplace                                   • Divorce
 • Auto                                        • Custody
 • Medical Malpractice                         • Child Support
 • Products Liability                          • Wills / Probate
                                               • Trusts
CRIMINAL LAW
 • Federal / State
 • White Collar
 • DWI
 • Felonies / Misdemeanors



Co nt a ct
Our office is located in the famed
Turtle Creek area of Dallas, Texas,
in the Two Turtle Creek Village Office
Tower, Suite 1100.
  Corner of Oak Lawn Avenue and
  Blackburn. Free covered parking
  e n t ra n ce from Blackburn.


McCorkle We s te r b u rg & Thornton
 3838 Oak Lawn Ave. Su i te 1100
 Da l l a s, Texas 75219


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                                                 Located at the intersection of Oak Lawn
                                                 Avenue and Bl a c kb u rn , 3838 Oak Lawn Ave.,
      We l o o k f o rw a rd t o                 in the Two Turtle Creek Village Office Tower.
      hearing from you!                          Parking garage ent ra n ce is from Bl a c kb u rn .

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Tom S. Mc Co rkle Si g n i ca nt Ca s e s
CIVIL

   Travel Ma s te r s, Inc. v. Star Tours, I n c. , 827 S.W.2d 830 (Tex. 1991)
      No n - co m petition covenant unenforceable

   Hill v. Mobile Auto Trim, I n c. , 725 S.W.2d 168 (Tex. 1987)
       No n - co m petition covenant unenforceable

   Anderson v. Gilliland, 684 S.W.2d 673 (Tex. 1985)
     Doctrine of reimbursement to community estate valued by enhanced
     value, not cost, of improvements

   Spicer v. Tacito & As s oc s. , 783 S.W.2d 220 (Tex.App., 5 Dist, 1989)
      No n - co m petition covenant unenforceable

   Holt v. Holt, 620 S.W.2d 650 (Tex.Civ.App., Dal, 1981)
      Material and substantial increase in father's earnings is alone sufficient
      to increase child support


CRIMINAL

   United States v. Ev b u o m wa n , 992 F.2d 70 (5 Cir., 1993)
      Relevant conduct of others must be both reasonably foreseeable by
      defendant and within the scope of jointly undertaken criminal activity


   Creeks v. State, 542 S.W.2d 849 (Tex.Crim.App., 1976)
      Interrogation of defendant in probation office after warrant issued for
      violation must be accompanied by Miranda warning


   New be rry v. State, 552 S.W.2d 457 (Tex.Crim.App., 1977)
     Custodial interrogation requires Miranda warning


   Hamilton v. State, 682 S.W.2d 322 (Tex.App., 5 Dist, 1984, Di s c re t i o n a ry
   Review Refused, October 31, 1984)
      Hearsay statement that defendant was in possession of weapon
      insufficient to convict without being made within the hearing
      of defendant




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