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It will never be over, but this is a step in the right direction," says attorney Chuck Noteboom, founder of Noteboom - The Law Firm. Mike Freden and Brian Butcher – attorneys at the Noteboom
law firm – represented the victim at the trial.
According to court documents, the assault occurred on July 9, 2008, when the victim requested repairs at her apartment.
FORT WORTH, Texas -- Attorneys from Texas-based Noteboom - The Law Firm are announcing a $1.75 million award for a firm client based on the past and future emotional distress caused by repeated instances of sexual assault by her stepfather.
In the ruling issued by 67th Texas State District Court Judge Don Cosby on Oct. 31, 2011, the victim's stepfather was ordered to pay $1.75 million based on the malicious nature of his sexual assaults, which began when the victim was 10 years old and continued for four years.
The perpetrator currently is incarcerated on related criminal sexual assault charges.
"This judgment shows that there are serious consequences beyond jail time for those who sexually assault minors," says attorney Brian Butcher of Noteboom
: The Law Firm, who handled the case on behalf of the victim and her
"As a part of the judgment, the court saw fit to include a $1 million award as punishment for the malicious nature of the assaults."
Chuck Noteboom is the founder of Noteboom
: The Law Firm, which regularly represents sexual assault victims in civil court cases against perpetrators and property owners.
"Our client bravely confronted her
assailant in this case, and our team of sexual assault attorneys worked hard on her
behalf to secure this victory," Mr. Noteboom
"Many sexual assault victims are unaware that they can obtain retribution by pursuing compensation from the abuser's assets."
Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 1983, Mr. Noteboom also is certified in Civil Trial Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.
is the only personal injury attorney in Northeast Tarrant County to be named to the Texas Super Lawyers
list every year since 2003 in Texas Monthly magazine.
Noteboom - The Law Firm is home to courtroom lawyers with an extensive track record in legal jurisdictions throughout Texas and across the U.S.
The firm has represented clients in significant cases against insurance companies, leading corporations, construction companies, trucking operations, and many others.
Dallas - Noted Tarrant County personal injury attorney Chuck Noteboom has earned a place on the 2011 Texas Super Lawyers list, placing him among the best attorneys in Texas for a ninth consecutive year.Mr.
Noteboom has been named among the leading personal injury plaintiff's attorneys in the state each year since the list was first published in 2003, based on his work for those who have suffered catastrophic injuries in motor vehicle accidents, as well as the victims of sexual abuse and assaults."I am humbled by the fact that I have been the only personal injury attorney in Northeast Tarrant County to be a part of this listing each of the years it has been released," says Mr. Noteboom, who leads Hurst, Texas-based Noteboom - The Law Firm.
"It has always been important to me to practice in an ethical and efficient manner, and I want to thank my peers in the legal community for selecting me to this list again."Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 1983, Mr. Noteboom also is certified in Civil Trial Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.
He is the District Seven chairman of the Texas Bar Foundation and was a Founding Fellow and Chair of the Tarrant County Bar Foundation.
He has been named Barrister Emeritus, Order of Barristers, by Texas Wesleyan University School of Law.He is a former president of the Tarrant County Trial Lawyers Association and a sustaining member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association for Justice.
He is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and has been chair of the Warren E. Burger Society of the National Center for State Courts since 1996.
He also has served as a director and been a longtime speaker at Continuing Legal Education seminars for personal injury attorneys.The Texas Super Lawyers list appears in both the October 2011 issue of Texas Monthly and Texas Super Lawyers magazine, published by Thomson Reuters Legal Division.The Texas Super Lawyers listing is based on nominations solicited from more than 70,000 attorneys across Texas.
Fewer than 5 percent of the state's attorneys are named in the final list.