Beard Kultgen Brophy Bostwick & Dickson, LLP Combines with Fraley & Fraley, LLP

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Beard Kultgen Brophy Bostwick & Dickson, LLP announced today its acquisition of Fraley & Fraley, LLP. A Dallas law firm with significant courtroom experience, the joinder of Fraley & Fraley bolsters Beard Kultgen's offerings to business and individual clients, broadens its talent, strengthens its connection to Baylor Law School, enabling the Firm to provide greater support to its clients with an added Dallas office.

Elizabeth M. Fraley will continue her practice from the Waco and Dallas offices while Heather A. Kanny and Courtney M. Boes will be based in the Dallas office. R. Scott Fraley plans to serve as an arbitrator in health care and insurance law matters. The Dallas office is located in the Bank of America Plaza at 901 Main Street, Suite 6300, and the Waco office is located downtown at 220 South Fourth Street. The Dallas office will continue to use the assumed name Fraley & Fraley LLP.

"The continued development of our talent and geographical presence are important for Beard Kultgen," said Partner Rick Brophy. "Our combination with Fraley & Fraley is ideal for these purposes - the addition of the Dallas firm will further solidify and broaden our areas of expertise. The experience and relationships that Liz, Scott, Heather, and Courtney bring will be invaluable as we continue to expand our full-service practice."

Liz and Scott combine some 47 years' experience trying lawsuits relating to medical malpractice, business and commercial disputes, and other legal areas. Liz has tried more than 50 civil jury trials and acts as a mediator. Scott is highly regarded as a legal writer, and he also serves as a health care arbitrator. Heather and Courtney have worked at Fraley & Fraley for several years, polishing their skills in handling complex litigation and health care matters.

Like Beard Kultgen, the Fraley & Fraley lawyers have strong connections to Baylor Law School as professors and graduates. In 2015, Liz became an assistant professor of law at Baylor, teaching in its prestigious "practice court" program. Scott began serving as Baylor's director of legal writing in 2015. Heather and Courtney are graduates of Baylor Law School.

The addition of the Fraley & Fraley team brings to 18 the number of Beard Kultgen lawyers in Waco and Dallas.

"The lawyers at Beard Kultgen provide extremely high quality legal services while embodying professionalism. I am excited about combining our firms and practice areas," said Liz Fraley. "My colleagues and I look forward to assisting the Firm's clients with a broader range of services."

Beard Kultgen has been serving clients throughout Texas for more than 50 years. The Firm's lawyers understand the state's business, legal, and regulatory landscapes and have cultivated a reputation for excellence and cost-efficient representation. Beard Kultgen focuses on the following primary areas of practice: mergers and acquisitions, banking law, civil litigation, medical malpractice, health care law, serious personal injury and product liability claims, estate planning and probate, real estate, construction law, environmental law, advising businesses, complex business problems, and bankruptcy.