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Dealing With the Home-Wrecker from Hell

Jason Ryan spent 17-hour days helping hurricane victims — then he became one of them

As Hurricane Katrina tore through the Gulf States last summer, Jason Ryan grappled with a personal grief of his own. Ryan, an associate with Baker Botts in Houston, heard the news of his grandmother’s death from liver cancer on August 29, the day Katrina hit the coast. While making arrangements for the funeral, he also learned that his grandmother’s sister, who lived in the Bay St. Louis area of Mississippi, died in the hurricane.   “Our family was in crisis,” Ryan remembers. This …

Top Gun

Jim Beasley Jr. doesn’t fly commercial

Jim Beasley Jr. is in the cramped cockpit of a World War II fighter plane, a P-51 Mustang, soaring 3,000 feet above the countryside — but he’s still very much a lawyer. Calm, articulate, commanding, his demeanor is the same as it is in court. The only difference is the view.   For Beasley, both flying and litigation are a family affair. Beasley’s father, Jim Beasley Sr., passed away in 2004, leaving the leadership of the 50-person Beasley Law Office to his son. It was Beasley’s …

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