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Clinesmith & Lynch
Karl F. Lynch joined Curtis E. Clinesmith to form Clinesmith & Lynch, L.L.P. in 1999.
Clinesmith & Lynch
Mr. ClinesmithClinesmith & Lynch
Candidate 13th Congressional District of Texas
is a native of Post, Texas.After graduation from high school, Curtis continued his education at Texas Tech University.He eventually transferred to The University of North Texas where he received his Bachelor's degree in Education.
While attending night school, Curtis
pursed a Master's degree in History that was also awarded by North Texas.Curtis
final education with a Juris Doctor from St. Mary's University School of Law.Currently, Curtis
wife Penny reside in Denton where Curtis
practices law and Penny is a public school teacher. Curtis
has taken an active role in his
community.Currently, he is the President of the Board of Directors for an organization called Communities in Schools.
This group takes an active role in identifying at risk students, and provides them with needed counseling to ensure they become productive citizens.He also is a member of the advisory board for Big Brothers/Big Sisters and serves on the Board of Directors for the University of North Texas Alumni Association.
The Clinesmith campaign began in late August when Curtis
announced the formation of an exploratory committee to test the viability of a campaign against Mac Thomberry in the Thirteenth Congressional District of Texas.
formally announced his
candidacy in November of the past year.
Over the course of the last eight months, the Clinesmith campaign has gained momentum.During the last reporting period, Curtis
was one of only seven candidates nationwide that raised more money than the incumbent was.Roll Call magazine identified Curtis
as a "sleeper" for the 2000 election cycle.
...Ed Martin, a consultant for the Texas Democratic Party, was quoted in the article as saying, "I think Curtis has surprised a lot of people with his fundraising ability and the energy he has brought to the race ... Curtis is the type of candidate that people are keeping an eye on."
Texas Lawyer - Case Summaries
-- Curtis Clinesmith, Clinesmith & Lynch
DentonRC.com | News for Denton, Texas | Opinion
Gary R. Page of Dallas had decided to seek the Democratic nomination for Congress from the 24th District, and Denton Lawyer Curtis Clinesmith had begged pardon, saying this wasn't the year for him to make a race.
Elsewhere in today's Hesperian our readers may find responses by Congressman Mac Thornberry , of Clarendon and the 13th Congressional District , and Mr. Curtis Clinesmith , a personal injury lawyer of Denton , also in 13th Congressional District and the current Democratic candidate seeking Mr. Thornberry's seat , to certain questions posed by the Hesperian.
The questions were originally submitted to Mr. Clinesmith
many weeks ago.
did not respond to the questions.His
office notified us he
would do so in a matter of days , but the answers were not forthcoming.Recently , on his
second trip to Floyd County
capacity as a candidate , the questions were asked him again.
Our readers may also note that the one issue on which Mr. Clinesmith
has unequivocal views is the issue of tort reform..He's
against it.Many states , including Texas , have initiated tort reform in the face of vehement opposition by trial lawyers ( such as Mr. Clinesmith
) , but Mr. Clinton has prevented that action on the federal level.
The current administration has done everything it can to prevent changes in the status quo , and Mr. Clinesmith
, in his
response to the Hesperian , makes plain he
would be part of any effort to prevent change at the federal level.
Trial lawyers make a bundle of money off civil suits , and they see any change as a threat to their economic well-being.A little old lady goes into McDonalds and buys a cup of coffee.She
comes out , puts the coffee between her
legs and drives off.The coffee spills on her
finds a trial lawyer and sues McDonalds.A sympathetic jury ( McDonalds is a big outfit , and they can afford it ) gives her
over $4 million , of which her
lawyers get one-third.A higher court trims the award , but she
still collects a bundle , as do her
lawyers.All because she
didn't have enough sense to put the coffee somewhere besides between her
legs while driving.That's what makes a trial lawyer's day , and naturally they don't want to make the task of collecting any harder.It's a matter of bread and butter for the trial lawyers , but it makes the cost of production higher , and the cost of that product higher to everyone else.That higher cost , of course , is of no concern to the trial lawyers.They've got their money.
Another issue to which we would call attention is the response of both candidates to the question concerning the Department of Energy
would have none of this.His
evasive response is to criticize Mr. Thornberry for not being on the Agricultural Committee , as if that fact prevented Thornberry from being concerned with agricultural matters.
Just as we suspect Mr. Clinesmith
is concerned about the fate of trial lawyers , we suspect Mr. Thornberry is concerned with the fate of what we might call the agricultural sector..