Shackelford Seeks Arbitration In Ex-Partner's Payout Row

Law360, Dallas (December 4, 2012, 9:07 PM EST) -- Shackelford Melton & McKinley LLP on Monday filed suit in Texas state court to force arbitration in a dispute with a former partner over how much compensation he’s owed after he left the firm in July to join Condon Thornton Sladek & Harrell LLP.

The firm says Mark B. Knowles, who joined Shackelford in September 2009 from DLA Piper LLP's Dallas office, demanded a bigger payout than what he agreed to in a partnership agreement and has threatened to sue the firm. It’s seeking an order...
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