Now that Houston plaintiffs attorney Warren Todd Hoeffner has struck a deal with federal prosecutors in a criminal case, civil litigation against the silicosis lawyer and others is heating up.

On July 15, a group of 93 former Hoeffner clients filed a fraud suit in the 11th District Court in Houston against Hoeffner; his former partner Thomas Bilek and their former firm, Hoeffner & Bilek; Corpus Christi lawyer James “Buddy” Bell and his firm, Buddy Bell Attorney at Law, which referred silicosis suits to Hoeffner; and others. [See the petition.]

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