Outside General Counsel Program for Small Business Owners

After planning for many months, Thomas M Fountain & Associates, PLLC is now offering a new program focused toward the small business owner. While most large and even medium sized business have hired attorneys to act as General Counsel, most small companies and those in the start up modes, do not wish to allocate funds […]

Oil & Gas Client Notches Victory in Business Litigation

Recently, our team of attorneys represented a California company whose work consisted of testing pipelines in the oil & gas industry. For over 25 years, it’s business consisted of performing hydro static testing of pipelines for the oil & gas industry. Persons performing those tests must agree to be subjected to a random drug testing protocol.  The […]

National Law Day 2015 – One’s Right to Question

Today we celebrate National Law Day and it brings to me many memories of why I decided to attend law school as a young man.  While growing up in Galveston County, Texas I was able to see many different aspects of our small community such as the elections, the court system, and our peace officers […]

Contracts, Contractors, and Additional Insureds

In a recent opinion, the Texas Supreme Court clarified Texas law as to what coverage an insured may expect when it has additional insured status under an insurance policy.  The importance of this opinion cannot be overstated for those who enter into contracts with others and expect the luxury of insurance coverage as a benefit […]

Small Firm. Big Representation. Protect your investment with Thomas M Fountain & Associates, PLLC

Posted by on Sep 3, 2014 in Business Law | No Comments

Small businesses continue to sprout up around the U.S. and as large corporations downsize and decrease their staff, these smaller companies are experiencing growth, adding new jobs to the economy. It’s no wonder that small businesses are often referred to as the engines that drive the economy. But not all small businesses are successful – […]


Posted by on Jan 28, 2014 in Uncategorized | No Comments

On February 4, 2014, FBM partner Dale Mellencamp will present a seminar entitled: “General Liability Issues Affecting Builders” at the monthly luncheon of the Bay Area Builders’ Association.  The seminar is offered through the Greater Houston Builders Association (GHBA).  FBM is an affiliate member of the GHBA.

Fountain, Bruce & Mellencamp, P.L.L.C.’s Second Annual Seminar on Hurricane & Storm Claims~Sponsored by The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce August 15, 2013

As previously announced, the Woodlands Law Firm of Fountain, Bruce & Mellencamp, P.L.L.C is to present a seminar to homeowners and business owners at and sponsored by the Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce on August 15, 2013.  One of the subjects during the seminar will be the inevitable exposure to roofing systems to elevated winds […]

United States Supreme Court Decision Narrows Employer Liability in Employee Harrassment Lawsuits

Posted by on Jun 25, 2013 in Employment Law, News | No Comments

Yesterday, the Supreme Court of the United States issued a ruling in a case styled Vance v Ball State.  In their ruling, the Court held that, for purposes of determining whether an employer is vicariously liable for hostile actions of an employee, that person must be a supervisor.  The Court went on to state that […]

Fountain, Bruce & Mellencamp, P.L.L.C. Secures Win for Client in Houston Trial

June 6, 2013-Houston, Texas.  A jury  returned a verdict for a Florida based insurer late Friday afternoon following a trial in the 133rd Judicial District Court of Harris County, Texas.  The defense verdict followed three days of testimony wherein two policyholders alleged the insurer committed acts of fraud, a breach of  the duty of good […]

Dallas Ct of Appeals Addresses Material Misrep. Issue

Medicus Ins. v. Todd (Dallas Ct. App. 5-10-13 / Opin. by Justice Myers): Dallas Ct addresses application of TIC 705.004 in context of med mal insur. application.  Ct. will not depart from prior holdings requiring intent finding despite the absence of an intent requirement in statute.  [Entry by Lisa LeDoux Bruce]

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