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ALM’s Texas Lawyer Publishes Texas Written Discovery, New Guide for Litigators to Comply with State’s Procedural Rules

ALM’s Texas Lawyer Publishes Texas Written Discovery, New Guide for Litigators to Comply with State’s Procedural Rules

DALLAS – September 2, 2014 – ALM’s Texas Lawyer, the only publication dedicated solely to covering the Texas legal market, today announced the publication of Texas Written Discovery: Drafting and Responding under the Procedural Rules, a new guide for litigators written by Robert K. Wise.

Discovery is the largest cost in most civil actions — as much as ninety percent in complex cases – and is often viewed as the most frustrating component of civil litigation. Texas Written Discovery walks legal professionals through the keys to properly drafting, and responding to, written discovery.

The book is available in print and digital formats, with hyperlinks to the full text of cases, statutes and other authoritative content. The eBooks are compatible with a variety of devices and readers, including Apple iPad or iPhone, SONY Reader, Barnes & Noble NOOK and Adobe Digital Editions for PC and Mac.

Chapters include:
* Discovery’s Purpose and Discovery-Control Plans and Limitations
* Signing Written-Discovery Requests, Responses and Objections, and Filing Requirements
* Permissible Discovery; Forms, Sequence, and Scope of Discovery; and Protective Orders
* Written Discovery Responses, Objections, Privilege Assertions and Amending or Supplementing Responses
* Requests for Disclosure
* Production Requests
* Interrogatories
* Requests for Admission
* Obtaining Documents and Tangible Things from Nonparties
* Sanctions

Mr. Wise is a founding member of Lillard Wise Szygenda PLLC. Mr. Wise’s practice centers on trial and appellate litigation. He has tried more than 30 lawsuits and arbitrations, and has argued more than 30 appeals in both Texas and federal appellate courts.

For more information about the book or to order a copy of Texas Written Discovery, please go to

Texas Lawyer has delivered breaking legal news, in-depth investigation, practice guides and case law to the Texas legal community for more than 25 years. Legal professionals around the state rely on Texas Lawyer for news and information about their marketplace, competition, clients and potential clients, and the editorial team has won 20 national and local awards in the past eight years for excellence in business journalism. For more information, please go to

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