Mr. Caddell, you and your office have a gold-plated reputation as good and thorough and thoughtful lawyers.
~United States District Judge Royal Furgeson, Western District of Texas, March 5, 2002
A tremendous accomplishment, you’ve done a terrific job, the settlement is as fair and reasonable as could have been arrived at.
~Superior Court Judge Stephen J. Sunvold, Orange County, California, June 16, 2004
I think he’s got a national reputation he’s competent. Mr. Caddell appeared before the Court and my recollection is that he comported himself very well.
~United States Bankruptcy Judge Alan H.W. Shiff, Bridgeport, Connecticut
Mr. Caddell is more than competent, he is a pugnacious bulldog and where there are grounds to make a recovery he usually does. Where the fire is the hottest people tend to get scorched once in a while, and Mr. Caddell takes cases where the fire is as hot as it gets. . .
~Steven Mackey, Office of the United States Trustee, Region 2 United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Connecticut, June 3, 2003
The settlement is a model of how much good can be accomplished through the class action format and how the rights of the consumer can be effectively guarded. The relief is extraordinary.
~Houston Business Journal October 13, 1995.
A Texas lawyer with a talent for winning big lawsuits . . . [has] shifted the balance of power between U.S. companies and the people they employ in their factories across the border. . . [The $30 million dollar settlement is] a big one but not the biggest for Caddell, 45, whose firm has recovered $1.45 billion dollars in cases in the last decade . . .
~MB, Magazine of the NAFTA Marketplace October 1999
Mike Caddell: the lawyer who had the greatest impact in 1999 Texas Lawyer December 13, 1999, Cynthia Chapman: one of Americas Top 50 Women Litigators who is a whiz at handling cross-border litigation National Law Journal December 2001, Cynthia Chapman: one of Americas top 40 attorneys under the age of 40 with a wide variety of major litigation.
~National Law Journal July 2002
This has never been a case about money. It’s a case about justice. He opened his own firm in 1985 and subsequently won a series of high-profile, big-money cases.
~ Waco Tribune-Herald May 21, 2000
Mike [is] one of the best trial lawyers that I [have] ever worked with . . .your work up of the Rebel Oil case and Mike’s presentation at the mediation crushed the other side.
~Randall Jones, Harrison, Kemp & Jones, LLP, Las Vegas, Nevada
. . . I deeply appreciate the quality and timeliness of the motion and briefing work you did in this case. I have been doing this work for almost 35 years and have worked with and against a lot of lawyers around the country. I don’t believe that any of them did a better job than you did in this case. It was a pleasure to work with you on this. Thank you very much.
~Ken Lewis, Bush Lewis, PLLC
Having worked closely with [Caddell & Chapman], I can also attest that they are among the finest class action attorneys I have been privileged to know during my two decades of experience in this field of law. They not only possess excellent analytical and rhetorical skills, but—more importantly—displayed remarkable qualities of judgment, imagination and persistence.
~ Prof. Geoff Miller
Extraordinary work. I can't recall a time when reading a complaint brought tears to my eyes, but you have so eloquently conveyed the plight of these evacuees I felt like I was reliving the disasters. Thank you so much for taking on this massive project.
~Sue Sere, Lone Star Legal, Austin, Texas
There are no word[s] to express my appreciation to you for your professional and personal assistance with this unfortunate accident. We were truly blessed when Dr. Bentley referred you to represent us. My father . . . and his family will always be grateful that you provide[d] us part of the American dream which was the whole reason why he came to the US many years ago.
~ Marisela Hernandez
In reality, we (I speak for my sisters also) feel very happy and grateful to you for the great work that you all have carried out in this great battle against two giants like Ford and Firestone, and I say it correctly since I know what it is like in our law profession, because I practice here in Venezuela.
~ Freddy Rangel Rodriguez
On behalf of the families of the deceased . . . we wish to declare our profound and sincere appreciation and gratitude forever to MIKE CADDELL and CYNTHIA CHAPMAN for your assistance, both moral and economic, for your honesty and nobility, and also for your excellent service in defending and in seeking justice for all involved in the case.
~ Signed, 40 Clients Ejido Alfredo V. Bonfil Mpio. de San Fernando, Tam
. . . [Mike Caddell] one of the best trial lawyers in the country. You guys are awesome. I am sitting here reflecting on the last week of depositions and thinking how impressive each of you are. From George’s tireless work at putting together outlines, depos, etc. to Cynthia’s constant support and hard work to Mike’s mastery of the depositions you are a great team. We at Tetco really appreciate your efforts and counsel. Keep it up!
~ Tracy Boyer, Vice President, Tetco, San Antonio, Texas
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