Scott Thomas of Winston & Strawn.
Scott Thomas of Winston & Strawn. (Courtesy photo)

With a conflict finally resolved months after he left Fish & Richardson in Dallas, trial lawyer Scott Thomas has finally moved to Winston & Strawn’s new Dallas office as a partner.

In February, Winston & Strawn launched its Dallas office with 21 lateral partners hires from eight firms, including Fish & Richardson. Thomas left Fish & Richardson with the group, but he worked several months as a solo practitioner because a lawsuit he was working on posed a client conflict.

Thomas said Sabre Inc. v. The Insurance Company of the State of Pennsylvania had been set for trial this month in New York, but it settled about a month and a half before trial, so he was able to move to Winston & Strawn on Sept. 7.

Terms of that settlement are confidential, Thomas said.

Besides the mundane, such as learning a new phone system, Thomas said he’s been spending a lot of his time at his new firm over the last few months reaching out to clients and colleagues, making sure everyone knows he’s there.

While its Dallas office opened earlier this year, Winston & Strawn has had an office in Houston since 2011.