I was pleased to learn that Los Angeles attorney R. Rex Parris recently won a $135 million settlement for State Farm employees who had wrongfully been denied overtime compensation. Unlike the so-called "coupon settlements" many class action lawyers win for their clients, some of Rex's clients will be receiving up to $50,000 in back-pay.
Rex, who is on the faculty of Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyers College, has won numerous million-dollar verdicts. Proving that some trial lawyers vote red, Rex is active in Republican politics. Indeed, one of Rex's many claims to fame is that he made Newt Gingrich stop telling lawyer jokes.
He also actively supports the community by donating time and money to local charities, in addition to serving as a coach for a local mock trial team. Rex's contributions to the community were recognized when a high school was named after him.
Congratulations to Rex, whose web site is located here.