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B. C. Cornish

Brown, Dean, Proctor & Howell, L.L.P.
  • Employment Law, Family Law, Probate ...
  • Texas
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A graduate of University of Texas School of Law, I have practiced in Tarrant and surrounding counties for years. Family and friends here. As a very young lawyer, I tried the first sexual harassment case Tarrant County had ever seen and much to the surprise of my older, mainly male colleagues, a Tarrant County jury awarded my client twice what we asked for! I've been on the forefront of a few other issues over the years and do not avoid controversy. Practicing on my own gives me the freedom to take cases that interest me. My docket today is primarily employment cases, family law cases and probate and estate. I've enjoyed a varied practice and have avoided specialization that requires one to work predominantly in one area of the law.

Besides being independent, I do my best to practice law with integrity, understanding that I owe clients complete candor. I was taught in law school to respect the fact that the case doesn't belong to me; it belongs to the client.

I was also taught in law school to innovate to try to bring about change. That's how I won the sexual harassment case in 1984. Using innovative techniques helped me force a fake abortion clinic to advertise themselves honestly instead of holding themselves out as an abortion clinic.

And, I'm persistent. Settled the 2nd largest case in Texas in 2001, with a gross recovery to three families of over 17 million dollars. I was one of several attorneys, but we worked together amazingly well.

I love practicing law (on most days) and intend to continue doing so as long as possible.

Practice Areas
Employment Law
Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
Family Law
Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
Personal Injury
Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Insurance Claims
Bad Faith Insurance, Business Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Motor Vehicle Insurance, Property Insurance
Civil Rights
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Discrimination, Employment, Fair Housing, Police Misconduct, Privacy Law
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
State Bar of Texas
ID Number: 04835900
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Professional Experience
Brown, Dean, Proctor & Howell, L.L.P.
The University of Texas School of Law
Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
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Professional Associations
State Bar of Texas  # 04835900
- Current
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Contact & Map
BC CORNISH, Attorney
One Tindall Square
604 East 4th St., Ste 201
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Telephone: (817) 870-9159
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