Rick McGuire has been involved in many types of businesses and has a broad range of experience that gives him an insight into the needs of each individual client. Rick began flying over 40 years ago and is an accomplished pilot and flight instructor with more than 16,000 hours in the cockpit. He has been an aircraft check pilot and chief pilot for an aviation charter company. Additionally, Rick has taught classes in aviation mechanics. He also has extensive experience in the automotive and construction industry, is an oil and gas lease owner and is co-owner and counsel to a media company and a printing company. Rick McGuire is very proud to have served our country as an Army Air Defense Artillery Officer. It is his diverse background that gives Rick the insight, ability and knowledge to help his clients with all aspects of their claims. Because of his knowledge and experience he has been a television and radio commentator, speaking about aircraft accidents, injury cases, and other aspects of the law.
He has an undergraduate degree from Sam Houston State University and a law degree from South Texas College of Law. He also has additional training in Accounting from the University of Houston and many additional courses of all types including both law and aviation related courses.
Rick McGuire has handled thousands of personal injury cases ranging from car accidents to major aviation accidents. He has created a staff of experts, from insurance adjusters to trial attorneys, who are ready to help. This talented team can be trusted to handle aviation related accidents, environmental damage claims and personal injury claims. They are also involved in overtime claims, failure to compensate employee claims and a variety of other legal matters. Currently, the law firm is involved in the Daisetta, Texas sinkhole contamination case. In fact, Rick McGuire put the pieces together and found that the illegal dumping of chemicals has tainted the City of Daisetta's water supply.
At this time, the firm is also involved in a state court case regarding the non-payment of a hurricane damage claim on an apartment building that led to the foreclosure of the property. The defendants in the suit, Fannie Mae, Bank of America, the apartment’s property manager, and the apartment’s insurance carriers and agent, attempted to remove the case to federal court and ultimately dismiss the case. The firm filed a motion to remand the cause back to state court. The Court granted the firm’s motion to remand, and the defendant’s motions to dismiss were denied as moot. The decision was then published in the Second Series of Federal Reporter and has been since cited 18 times. See, Rincon del Sol, LLC v. Lloyds of London, et al, 709 F.Supp.2d 517 (S.D.Tex.2010).
Always ready to help, Rick McGuire provides 24/7 telephone response for injured individuals. He has two offices in the Houston area and an office in El Paso. He and his staff are readily available to discuss your case. Rick McGuire feels passionately about helping the injured and those who have been treated unjustly.
Genie Handley is the Senior Legal Assistant with the Law Office of Frederick L. McGuire and she likes to remind everyone one that she has been on board since “day one.” She is a licensed multi lines insurance adjuster with more than thirty two years experience and is our “go to person” on insurance claims and dealings with adjustor's. She began her career with Shelter Insurance in Arkansas, progressing to a field adjuster handling multi line claims and then went to work for Allstate. She has attended more training classes than you can count. She manages all of the office staff in the Houston personal injury office and coordinates all activity on every file. She analyzes each file and makes sure the right medical treatment is sought for the clients. She also helps research and prepare the demand letters for the clients with our attorneys and deals with the insurance adjusters when a claim is being settled.
Colleen McClure is a former trial attorney with the State Bar of Texas. With expertise in just about every type of legal action, Colleen serves as head of our litigation department. She is one of our advisory attorneys for cases that are reviewed and processed to litigate. Colleen received her undergraduate degree from the University of New Mexico in 1986 and her law degree from St. Louis University School of Law in 1990. While in law school, she was an advocate for the homeless and was responsible for several pieces of legislation involving the homeless. She is licensed both in Texas and New Mexico along with numerous federal courts that would take too long to list. Colleen has practiced and is experienced in bankruptcy, family law, personal injury, premises liability, workers comp, wills and trust, employment law and social security law. She has received numerous awards including the New Mexico Corneal Aid Camp Aware, Who’s Who Amount Young Professional Women and she successfully argued a federal case against the U. S. Department of Agriculture in appeal (Duke v. U.S. Department of Agriculture, 131 F3d 1407 CA 10 (NM 1997) [Federal Tort Claims Act 1990].
Casey Stinnett is a ligation Attorney in our Liberty, Texas office. Casey has a wide background of experience. He has worked as a property and casualty insurance adjuster, high school teacher, and construction worker. Before enrolling in law school, Casey spent nine years as an adjunct professor of history at North Harris County College. While attending Law School at the University of Houston, he clerked in the Consumer Protection division of the Texas Attorney General's Office. From his research at the Attorney General's office and at U. of H., Casey authored “The Trouble with Tow Trucks: Federal Preemption of State Law Claims Against Tow Truck Companies”, published in the Journal of Texas Consumer Law, Vol. 8, No. 1, Fall 2004.
Casey's legal experience includes work in real estate, wills and probate, oil and gas law, insurance, and environmental law. Casey has been extensively involved in the Daisetta “Sinkhole” case in Liberty County. In this case, the firm is representing numerous property owners for damage caused by illegal dumping and the collapse of the Daisetta Salt Dome. Casey is also assisting with litigation for the City of Daisetta. Because of his experience as a licensed insurance adjuster and construction worker, Casey is a tremendous asset when it comes to handling damage claims occurring from natural and man-made disasters, including claims from damage caused by Hurricane Ike.
While his name may not have appeared in the pleadings, Casey researched and wrote a successful remand motion we submitted to a federal court. In that case, we represented an apartment building owner in an action for wrongful foreclosure against Fannie Mae. The defendants removed the cause to federal court arguing that federal law gave them the right to pull any case in which Fannie Mae is a defendant out of a state court and require that case to be heard instead in a federal court. Ultimately, the Federal District Court, Judge David Hittner, held that the “sue and be sued” provision of statute enacting Fannie Mae's federal corporate charter did not confer original federal jurisdiction, as would provide basis for removal, and granted our motion to remand, sending the case back to the Texas state court where it began. Judge Hittner’s decision was published in the Federal Reporter as Rincon del Sol, LLC v. Lloyds of London, et al., 709 F.Supp.2d 517 (S.D.Tex.2010) and has since been cited in more than a dozen cases.
Mr. Husain is Board Certified in Personal Injury Litigation by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and is also Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Mr. Husain is currently the President of the South Asian Chamber of Commerce and Vice-chair of the Ethics Commission for the City of Houston. He is also a member of the Multi-million dollar advocates' forum, a member of the US Justice Department’s Community Liaison Committee, and a member of Mayor Bill White’s South Asian Advisory Panel.
Mr. Husain has also served as member on the State Bar of Texas Grievance Committee, has been a former Vice President of the Houston Trial Lawyer's Association, a former Director of the Texas Trial Lawyer’s Association and was a former commissioner for Building and Standards Commission for the City of Houston, and a member of the College of the State Bar of Texas.
Mr. Husain is licensed to practice in Texas, New York and the District of Columbia. He is also licensed to appear before the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Federal Court for the Northern District of Texas, U.S. Federal Court for the Southern District of Texas, U.S. Federal Court for the Western District of Texas, U.S. Federal Court for the Eastern District of Texas, the Texas Supreme Court, New York Court of Appeals and the District of Columbia. Mr. Husain is a certified Mediator and has successfully represented his clients in both State and Federal Courts.
Mr. Husain graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with B.A. in Political Science (1995) and South Texas College of Law (J.D., 1999). Mr. Husain was the Articles and Notes Editor of International Trade Law Journal and clerked for the Honorable Scott Link.
Mr. Husain speaks several languages including English (Native); Urdu/Hindi (Native).
Haleigh Landriault is a Legal Assistant with the Law Office of Frederick L. McGuire. She manages the office in Liberty and has been with the firm for 2 years. Haleigh assists the attorneys in all aspects of the litigation area of the firm from research and drafting to case management. Haleigh has an Associate of Applied Science degree in Paralegal Studies and is in the process of completing her Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences degree in Legal Studies. Upon completion of her BAAS, Haleigh plans on attending law school. Before being employed by the Law Office of Frederick L. McGuire, Haleigh served as an office manager for 2 years while completing her Associate degree.
Amy Anaya is also a Senior Legal Assistant with the Law Office of Frederick L. McGuire. She manages the El Paso office. She has extensive experience in personal injury claims and litigation. She has been involved in the personal injury field as a legal assistant for 12 years. She coordinates the other El Paso staff members in analyzing and preparing clients claims and supervising their medical treatment. She also assist the attorneys in preparing demands and is our primary El Paso person who deals with insurance adjusters. Amy is fluent in English and Spanish.
Don Caspary is the firm’s licensed private investigator (Texas) and is also a licensed process server. He is a former bounty hunter (we call him “Dog’). Mr. Caspary meets with many of our clients and handles the initial investigation of their accident. Don's experience as a bounty hunter and private investigator has helped him track down many defendants and witnesses, some that did not want to be found. His experience, tireless effort, and willingness to work at all hours has saved many cases that would have otherwise resulted in little or no return for the injured party. When a case is assigned to Don, he will contact you and make arrangements to meet with you at a location that is convenient for you.