June 29, 2017

Vickery & Shepherd Partner Admitted to State Bar of Wyoming

HOUSTON, TX – Vickery & Shepherd is excited to announce that partner, Fred Shepherd, has been admitted to the State Bar of Wyoming. “I am honored and thrilled to be admitted to the Wyoming Bar,” said Fred Shepherd.  “Although I am a native Texan by birth, I have spent a substantial amount of personal and […]

The Champ and The Chump

Two avowedly devout Muslim men have died over the last two weeks. One was the Heavyweight Champion of the World.   Because of his faith, Muhammad Ali, nee “Cassius Clay”, risked his fame and his fortune, and, on April 28, 1967, claiming “conscientious objector” status, he refused induction into the Army and thereby relinquished his boxing […]

Captain’s Corner

Welcome to our Blog. Please read, enjoy, and leave us a comment or send a topic request through our contact form. I am Captain Andy Vickery, USA, date of rank 6/4/71. Here is a picture of me a month after I pinned those railroad tracks on my shoulders, walking to the My Lai trial of […]

Another Lexapro Suicide Case Going to Trial

On July 13, 2015, US District Judge Tena Campbell in Salt Lake City, Utah issued an opinion soundly rejecting Forest Laboratories’ motions challenging the scientific propriety of our expert opinion evidence that Lexapro caused Kurt Shipley to take his own life, and rejecting two separate arguments for summary judgment. The opinion can be found here. […]

The Law is an Ass

A federally deputized corporal from the Houston Police Department decides to pay YOUR small company’s driver to drive YOUR truck to the Mexican border, load it up with illegal drugs, and try to catch some bad guys.   He knows that the driver is lying to “the owner” – although he doesn’t know your name or […]

Negligent Pharmaceutical Companies Beware

On January 21, 2014, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court made it clear that pharmaceutical companies who are negligent in their design or marketing of drug products will be held accountable under the law.   The drug company in Lance v. Wyeth argued that the only two bases for products liability claims were (a) impurities in the manufacturing […]

Team building and mud

Looking for a unique and exciting team building experience? We found one! Four of the six Justiceseekers team members participated in the Mighty Mud Dash mud run in November.  Talk about an exciting, cold, rewarding experience. “The wind was biting cold and, despite my lengthy raincoat and cowboy hat, the ice cold rain drops made […]

The JusticeSeekers Logo

When my 2002 Trial Lawyers’ College roommate David Terry announced that he would rather be a creative painter instead of a trial lawyer, I jumped on the chance to give him his first commission.   There were only three conditions that I imposed.    It would be a reasonably sized work on paper.   The […]

Learned Intermediary – Who Makes the Decision?

In this inaugural blog, we pose the question — “Do you want to cede your right to make informed decisions about your own health to a doctor who might be getting paid by the company whose drug he is prescribing to you?” I spent 7 years, 1 month and 22 days as an Army lawyer.  […]