Our Attorneys

Chuck Herring

ChuckHerringChuck Herring is an Austin attorney and a partner in Herring & Panzer, L.L.P. He has practiced law for 38 years, and for most of that time he has practiced in the “law of lawyering”—cases and issues involving legal malpractice, legal ethics, attorney discipline, and licensure of attorneys.

He has represented clients with claims and grievances against lawyers, and he has defended lawyers in litigation and administrative settings. Additionally, he has advised and taught many lawyers and law firms across the state to anticipate, avoid, and, when necessary, resolve ethical, disciplinary, and liability issues. For 25 years, he has written and updated a legal treatise, Texas Legal Malpractice & Lawyer Discipline.

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Jason M. Panzer

JasonPanzerJason is an Austin attorney and partner in Herring & Panzer, L.L.P. He has practiced law for 19 years, and was named Texas Super Lawyers Rising Star in the area of Professional Liability Plaintiff, 2010, by Thomson Reuters printed in Texas Monthly Magazine. Jason specializes in professional malpractice, legal malpractice, auditor malpractice, accountant malpractice, commercial litigation, fiduciary litigation, conflicts of interest, and legal ethics.

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Ginny Agnew

Ginny Agnew came to Austin to attend the University Of Texas School Of Law and graduated and was licensed in 1981. After law school, Ginny worked as an Assistant City Attorney, and later worked as an Assistant Attorney General in the Environmental Protection Division of the Office of the Attorney General of Texas. Ginny later ran the pro bono program for the law firm Jones Day Reavis & Pogue in their Austin office. Ginny has been the recipient of numerous awards for her pro bono and civil justice activities, including the J. Chrys Dougherty Award.

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Leah Turner

Leah Turner’s practice focuses on the areas of legal ethics, legal malpractice, attorney discipline, and general litigation. Ms. Turner has experience representing and advising clients on ethics related matters in arbitration, litigation, and administrative settings.

Ms. Turner previously worked as an associate in the litigation department of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, where her practice focused on state and federal court litigation including complex commercial litigation, bankruptcy litigation, and products liability litigation. She represented clients in the banking, energy, healthcare, and insurance industries. Ms. Turner was deeply involved in Weil’s pro bono representation of clients and annually received the firm’s pro bono award. She was also selected as the first participant in Weil’s Mississippi Gulf Coast Externship program to assist victims of Hurricane Katrina.

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Waylon Allen, Of Counsel

Waylon Allen’s practice focuses on the areas of legal ethics, legal malpractice, attorney discipline, personal injury trial law, and general litigation. During his 28 years of practice, Waylon has handled a wide variety of litigation matters, including real estate litigation; personal injury cases, including product liability, construction accidents, automobile and truck collisions; medical malpractice; and professional liability matters.

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Lauren Ross, Of Counsel

Lauren Ross’s practice focuses on federal law issues, including legal ethics, licensure, and related administrative law issues involving federal agencies. Ms. Ross previously worked as an associate at Latham & Watkins LLP, where she was a member of the firm’s Environment, Land & Resources Department. Ms. Ross’s practice focused on litigation involving environmental law, municipal law, and land use entitlements. She represented clients in the construction industry, energy industry, and public sector. Ms. Ross also advised clients on a wide-range of environmental disputes in trial and appellate courts.

Additionally, Ms. Ross participated extensively in Lathma’s pro bono program, where she represented asylum applicants and domestic violence victims.

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