Stephen R. Fogle, Partner, Jackson Walker LLP, 12/21/2013

Stephen R. Fogle, Partner, Jackson Walker LLP, 12/21/2013

Stephen R. Fogle, Partner, Jackson Walker LLP, 12/21/2013

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Stephen R. Fogle represents media companies and individual journalists, editors, publishers, and content producers on First Amendment, privacy, and news gathering issues and has wide experience in representing business clients on a complete range of commercial, construction, and contractual matters.

A veteran trial attorney, mediator, and arbitrator, Mr. Fogle has handled a wide range of claims based on allegations of defamation, intentional infliction of emotional distress, First Amendment, and trespass in addition to an extensive list of trademark, trade dress, copyright, patent infringement, software contract, construction, real estate, nuisance, consumer protection statute, collection, telecommunication, professional malpractice, labor and employment, and prisoner’s rights issues. He has a wide and varied experience in the use and defense of Temporary Restraining Orders, Temporary and Permanent Injunctions in media, commercial and intellectual property matters. Mr. Fogle is actively involved in the pre-publication review of articles, broadcasts, and investigative journalism pieces for his media clients as well as the development and implementation of litigation prevention strategies for all his clients.

Mr. Fogle’s recent experience includes defending a neighborhood association accused of tortious interference with a contract by a landowner whose property was annexed after an extensive public debate over the planned use for that property; the defense of a media company accused of defamation by a local charity following the broadcast of an investigative story; and, defeating injunctions aimed at preventing the construction of communications towers in restricted subdivisions.

In addition to his litigation practice, Mr. Fogle has been a state and federal court mediator since 1994, and in that time, he has assisted in the disposition of hundreds of cases through the mediation process. He has served as Master in Chancery to the 150th District Court of Bexar County, Texas, and as a discovery master in civil suits by request and agreement of the parties. In 1998, Mr. Fogle was selected and certified by the United States Postal Service to mediate employment issues at postal facilities throughout south Texas. In June 2000, he was appointed to the Blue Ribbon Panel of Mediators for the Rio Grande District of the Postal Service. In 2003, he began serving as an Arbitrator for parties upon request, became a certified Arbitrator in 2007 and is on several panels with Conflict Solutions of Texas, Inc. Mr. Fogle also teaches media law as an Adjunct Professor at the University of the Incarnate Word – School of Media and Design.
Military
From 1976 to 1983, Mr. Fogle served as a Captain in the United States Army Field Artillery.

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John Thurman of Heart of Texas Realty

About the author:

I took early retirement in 1995 from Kodak and I have been in the real estate business since then. During my Kodak career my family lived in six states and we owned thirteen homes. I held positions as Food Trade Manager, Attractions Manager for Florida, Director of Sales Promotion, National Account Manager to HEB Grocery Company and National Sales Manager – US Military – Worldwide. In the twelve years since I retired from Kodak, I’ve been in the real estate business. My entry into the business was through two major agencies; one a local upscale boutique company and the other a very large local operation of a national franchise. I found both (plus most others in the business) to be more oriented towards gross sales and less towards taking care of the needs of the consumer. As a result, I formed my own company. I have three agents besides myself in the company and two staff personnel. Approximately ninety percent of our business comes from direct referrals plus we represent all of the relocating employees for three corporations. Each week I host the area real estate show, Real Estate Focus, on NewsTalk 930 KLUP, Saturdays at 11:00am. The show also streams live on my web site , http://www.HeartofTexasRealty.com and on http://www.KLUP.com. In addition, Bjorn Dybdahl, owner of Bjorn’s Home Entertainment, http://www.Bjorns.com and I host the San Antonio Movers and Shakers Show that airs at 10:00 am each Saturday from the same station and web sites. The real estate show deals with area real estate information and the SA Movers and Shakers show honors the education, business, civic, and public leaders who keep the entrepreneurial spirit alive in our city.

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