Beveridge & Diamond Promotes Associate to Principal

Beveridge & Diamond PC has announced that it has promoted Edward Grauman to principal in its Austin office.

Prior to the promotion, he worked as an associate at the firm for three years, gaining experience in complex commercial, insurance recovery, and environmental litigation.

His clients come from various industries including chemicals, consumer products, financial services and telecommunications. Grauman also spends time representing policyholders in insurance-coverage disputes and officer indemnification. Grauman has background in antitrust, business-tort, contract and security matters.

Among the recent matters he has been involved in are:

  • Defending a Bermuda company from a claim by a former director who, despite having been convicted of securities fraud, sought indemnity from the company in a number of underlying securities actions. The representation resulted in a settlement favorable to the client.
  • Representing a security services company in two federal lawsuits seeking multimillion-dollar insurance recoveries for losses stemming from warehouse fires, including work on appeals in both matters. One of the suits settled favorably; the other is pending.
  • Obtaining a victory for a municipality in a AAA arbitration arising from a contract to construct a waste-to-ethanol facility.
  • Defending a company in a lawsuit by a former officer and director alleging breach of an employment contract, including work on an appeal to the Second Circuit.
  • Obtaining a dismissal in federal district court of a CERCLA action seeking contribution for a $50 million cleanup of a contaminated facility, and representing the client in a pending appeal to the Second Circuit.
  • Defending a chemical company in a CERCLA action seeking recovery of costs allegedly incurred to clean up hazardous waste at a chemical-manufacturing facility.
  • Representing a petroleum refiner as an intervenor in a citizen suit challenging EPA’s handling of the company’s permit under Title V of the Clean Air Act.
  • Defending a product-liability action related to alleged groundwater contamination from a gasoline additive.
  • Defending a computer-software company in a multibillion-dollar federal antitrust suit alleging monopolization of the market for personal-computer operating systems, including work on an appeal to the Fourth Circuit and a certiorari petition filed in the U.S. Supreme Court


Legal Notice


CASE NO.: A-13-683073-C DEPT. NO.: MI

DENISE BUSHNELL, individually, Plaintiff, vs. STEVE BRAZELL, an individual; DOES I through X; and ROE CORPORATIONS I through X inclusive, Defendant.



WITHOUT YOUR BEING HEARD UNLESS YOU RESPOND WITH IN 20 DAYS. READ THE INFORMATION BELOW. TO THE DEFENDANT(S): A civil Complaint has been filed by the Plaintiff against you for the relief set forth in the Complaint.

1. If you intend to defend this lawsuit, within 20 days after this Summons is served on you, exclusive of the day of service, you must do the following:

(a) File with the Clerk of this Court, whose address is shown below, a formal written response to the Complaint in accordance with the rules of the Court.

(b) Serve a copy of your response upon the attorney whose name and address is shown below.

2. Unless you respond, your default will be entered upon application of the Plaintiff and this Court may enter a judgment against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint, which could result in the taking of money or property or other relief requested in the Complaint.
3. If you intend to seek the advice of an attorney in this matter, you should do so promptly so that your response may be filed on time.
4. The State of Nevada, its political subdivisions, agencies, officers, employees, board members, commission members and legislators, each have 45 days after service of this Summons within which to file an Answer or other responsive pleading to the Complaint. CLERK OF COURT, By Tamatha Reddick, Deputy Clerk, Date JUN 12 2013, Clark County Courthouse, 200 Lewis Avenue:, Las Vegas.. Nevada, 89155. Submitted By: GAMAGE & GAMAGE Amy M. Gamage, Esq. Nevada Bar No. 009304 5580 S. Ft. Apache, Suite 110 Las Vegas, Nevada 89148 (702) 386-9529, (702) 382-9529 – Facsimile, Attorneys for Plaintiff

Ford Nassen Hires JD Holzheauser to Austin Office

Ford Nassen has announced that JD Holzheauser has joined the firm’s Austin office as an associate.

Holzheauser represents contractors, subcontractors, owners, developers and suppliers on diverse construction matters, including resolution of disputes.Holzheauser_JD_4x5

“We welcome JD to our firm to help support and enhance the services we provide to our clients in Austin as well as throughout Texas and nationwide,” said firm Managing Shareholder John W. Nassen. “JD is an outstanding young attorney whose work experiences and training make him a great addition to our team.”

Prior to joining Ford Nassen as an attorney, Holzheauser worked as a political affairs consultant representing clients’ interests to the Texas Legislature and state regulatory agencies. He also served as an intern with the First Court of Appeals of Texas, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas and a Dallas-based contracting company. In addition, Holzheauser was an assistant bill clerk with the Chief Clerk’s Office of the Texas House of Representatives.

Holzheauser earned his J.D. from South Texas College of Law, where he also served as an assistant editor of the school’s Construction Law Journal. He also has a B.S. from Texas A&M University.