Ware Jackson’s Timothy Lee represented the Marshall Family Defendants in the successful appeal of the long-running Anna Nicole Smith case against them. The Houston First Court of Appeals largely affirmed the trial court’s judgment, which was entered more than a decade ago.
The Texas portion of the epic Anna Nicole Smith litigation against the will beneficiaries of oilman J. Howard Marshall, II, has apparently been resolved in favor of Ware Jackson’s clients, the Marshall Family Defendants. This appeal of the Texas Probate Court’s judgment entered in favor of the clients, represented at trial by Ware Jackson attorneys Don Jackson and the late Lee Ware, had been abated for twelve years. The Marshall Family Defendants were represented in the appeal by Tim Lee, Michelle Meriam, and former Ware Jackson attorney Wendy Bishop. The judgment of the court of appeals in No. 01-02-00114-CV, Howard Stern, executor v. Elaine Marshall, executrix, et al., reversed an award of attorneys’ fees and changed minor aspects of the trial court’s judgment, but otherwise affirmed the verdict in favor of Ware Jackson’s clients.