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DALLAS BR



Headnotes


Great Dallas Lauyers Y'fthe Past

              JUDGE
     WILLIAM HAWLEY
             ATWELL
          (1869-1961)
            PART THREE
               '1he Wiashizngton, D. (
                  'awtfirm ofArrold,lFor
                  s & Porter in he pe-i
                  sot of Thurrnan W
                  Arnold and one if his
                  assocites, arived in
                  Da41145Ol(a rna in the
       LArl950, prepared
   io       r        argue a moion   r
                    Icnge of vene fron
the I.. 1) Ditic C ourt in Daillas to the UI. S.
isti ct o i  t . 1istr t o Columba .
Ther kw ia) 1alls counsel, Bi lonvi le and
Irving  U Godbeg, ha   x d ie the n
there ws  o pit to preparing a brief for
the (Crhu bause th   oil would notheen
permit it to be physically tiled It was fx
plained to the W ashiirgton v isitors that Judge
Atwell would reject such a hrief, savinig Ihe
(Court knowss the. laws, c ounsel, the Co urt
(KAWI;f knows the law!' No one at Ar:
holdI Fots & Porter believsed that things
could xe all that bad in 1)allais. They biought
witi thei a 75-page PRIE  BRIE' In
D)allas in those days, tiling aprinted  ie
in support of a ti al court motion was about
as classy ai yoe as y0u (0ould ma ke, (Maybe
it still is) T hey tried to file it with the clerk,
Mrs. Roreie aminilton, but she advised
tem that she had no authority to rec eive it.
They approach led th e hench to hand it to th(
Judge, hut he reacted is if they haid pulled
he 'pin or a grenade aid weie trying to give
it to hirmi le tolId theim NOT1 to approach ithe
berch for any reason, then he heaid their
inotior and denied it. it took little or rno time
from start to firnish.
   \WelI, we to ld y oc sir said Fonsville and
Goldberg as they drose the Washington
I awvers 0(t toi the airport
   'Jell nme one thing, said Arnoldk
   What is that?
   'What (does that sonofabitch think the
IUnite~d States Government is paying hun for
if it isn t toi read the briefs?' said the angry
Arnold.
   When news began to sp~readl throughout
the English speaking world that there wsas a
judIge raimed Atwell in D~allas, 'lexas, who
                     ciontinued/r i on 4 e 6)


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