Law Clerk of Chappell, Lanehart & Stangl Receives Best Advocate Award

Chappell, Lanehart & Stangl is proud to announce Megan Gower was awarded best advocate in the 2023 regional American Bar Association National Appellate Advocacy Competition in Los Angeles. Megan is a second-year student at Texas Tech University School of Law, and has worked as a law clerk for our firm since she was an undergraduate…

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Recent Results and Updates for Attorney Fred Stangl

3 Years Probation Secured Fred Stangl finalized a federal embezzlement case involving the loss of more than $30,000 from a bank. On January 26th, he successfully convinced Judge Hendrix to give his client a sentence of three years probation, with six months of home confinement, plus restitution. The co-defendant was sentenced to seven months in…

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Chuck Lanehart Releases Marvels of the Texas Plains

The newest book from criminal defense attorney and historian, Chuck Lanehart was released on October 24th. Marvels of the Texas Plains: Historic Chronicles from the Courthouse to the Caprock is now available in paperpack and eBook format. Readers of the Lubbock Avalanche Journal’s Caprock Chronicle will recognize some of the stories and historical accounts. Although…

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Recent Results for Criminal Attorney Fred Stangl

Fred Stangl shares recent results for his clients. All were first time offenders without any criminal history. Many of these cases could have resulted in serious jail time, fines and a damaged reputation. Client was stopped for speeding and charged with Unlawfully Carrying a Weapon, Possession of Marijuana and felony Money Laundering.  The State also…

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Title IX Result for Student at Texas Tech University

Chuck Lanehart is celebrating a positive verdict for a student in a hard-fought Title IX hearing. His client was accused of sexual assault and assault domestic violence with strangulation in a Texas Tech University Title IX hearing. Importance of Cross Examination in Title IX Hearings Under new Title IX rules, Chuck was allowed to cross-examine…

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Chuck Lanehart Wins Post Conviction Writ of Habeas Corpus

Chuck Lanehart won a post-conviction writ of habeas corpus on June 29 in the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. The opinion summary is listed below in Ex parte Bocanegra. Also on the defense team were Lorna Bueno and Lindsey Craig. Former CL&S partner David Schulman of Austin also assisted as an advisor. Theirs was a…

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Chuck and Fred Read Declaration of Independence for July 4th

Continuing an annual tradition in Lubbock that dates back several years, attorneys gathered at the Lubbock County Courthouse ahead of the July 4th holiday. Other than 2020, when a virtual reading was given due to the pandemic, the Lubbock Criminal Defense Lawyers Association has held public readings of the Bill of Rights and Declaration of…

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Cullen Davis: A Night of Murder for the Richest Man in Texas

In his latest Caprock Chronicle, Chuck Lanehart uncovers the drama, crimes and trial of Cullen Davis. The son of a legendary oilman who inherited a fortune, Davis created a lavish lifestyle in Fort Worth until it came crashing down. On the night of August 2, 1976, Cullen would be accused of attempted murder of his…

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Claiming Self Defense for a Texas Criminal Trial

If you have been accused or charged with capital murder, murder, manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide or assault in Texas, know your ability to claim self defense. The legal strategy has become popular, as it often finds a sympathetic jury in Texas. Unlike other states, self defense is further decided by a grand jury during the…

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Chuck Lanehart Speaks at Hale County Bar Association

It was a pleasure today to speak to the Hale County Bar Association about my book, “Tragedy and Triumph on the Texas Plains.” I think Plainview only has about a dozen lawyers, but they invited their entire office staffs, and both District Judges showed up with their court staffs. DA Wally Hatch brought about a…

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