Clark Thomas, Austin's Oldest Law Firm, Shuts Down

Law360, New York (April 12, 2011, 7:30 PM EDT) -- Clark Thomas & Winters PC, the oldest law firm in Austin, Texas, has reportedly closed in the wake of a kickback scandal and spate of partner departures in recent months.

No attorneys have practiced at Clark Thomas since the end of March, and only one partner, Larry McNeill, remains to wind down its affairs, former president Meade Bauer told the Austin American-Statesman. McNeill is handling payments to creditors and other issues, Bauer said.

Clark Thomas has recently been beleaguered by a kickback scandal involving one of...
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