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Federal Tort Liability and Military Advocacy

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The Federal Tort Liability and Military Advocacy Section focuses on claims against the federal government under the Federal Tort Claims Act, the Military Claims Act, and other federal tort liability issues, as well as challenges to the Feres Doctrine.

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Section Leadership

  • Chair: Tom Jacob | Whitehurst Harkness Brees Cheng Alsaffar Higginbotham & Jacob, PLLC, Austin, TX
  • Chair-Elect: Andrew Paul Stevens | Corboy & Demetrio, P.C., Chicago, IL
  • Vice Chair: Theodore William Barudin | Barudin Law Firm, PC, Albuquerque, NM
  • Secretary: Laurie Higginbotham | Whitehurst Harkness Brees Cheng Alsaffar Higginbotham & Jacob, PLLC, Austin, TX
  • Online Content Editor: Jamal Alsaffar | Whitehurst Harkness Brees Cheng Alsaffar Higginbotham & Jacob, PLLC, Austin, TX
  • Immediate Past Chair: Koby Kirkland | Whitehurst Harkness Brees Cheng Alsaffar Higginbotham & Jacob, PLLC, Austin, TX

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