Laying off five attorneys, Silber Pearlman closed its Houston office Nov. 14 and furloughed another three lawyers at the plaintiffs firm's headquarters in Dallas. Steven Baron, an equity partner in Dallas who manages the firm, says the cutbacks are directly linked to tort reform. The firm handles litigation filed by plaintiffs suffering from diseases caused by asbestos and silica, and there's simply less work in that area, Baron says.
Tort Reform Leads to Closure of Silber Pearlman Houston Office
November 29, 2005