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Angela R. Hoyt, Esq.

By admin2019 - Posted on 03 December 2014

Angela R. Hoyt is a Partner with the law firm of Cotten, Schmidt, & Abbott, L.L.P. in Fort Worth, Texas.  She is Board Certified in Labor & Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and is licensed to practice law in Texas (since 1996) and California (since 2013).   Ms. Hoyt attended The University of Houston Law Center, where she obtained her Juris Doctorate degree in 1996.  She attended undergrad at the University of Oklahoma, obtaining a Bachelors of Business Administration in Marketing/Advertising in 1988.

Ms. Hoyt’s legal practice focuses on advising, counseling, litigating and trial work in the areas of labor and employment law, commercial disputes, and premises & products liability cases. Her practice also encompasses defense of employment-related breach of contract, defamation, discrimination, harassment and retaliation claims. She has tried both jury and non-jury trials in Texas courts, obtaining successful defense verdicts for clients in employment discrimination, toxic tort and commercial disputes. She has also handled alternative dispute resolution proceedings, such as employment arbitrations and mediations.

Prior to moving to Fort Worth and joining Cotten Schmidt & Abbott in August of 2004, Ms. Hoyt practiced litigation/trial and employment law in Houston, Texas with the firm of Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman LLP and before that with Thompson & Knight, P.C.’s Houston office.

Ms. Hoyt was recently honored as a 2014 Power Attorney by the Fort Worth Business Press, and she has been selected as a Top Attorney in Labor & Employment Law for the past three years (2012, 2014, 2014) by the Fort Worth Magazine.

Her full bio can we found at:

A Big Picture Overview of Knowledge and Information Management in the Legal Arena

Ms. Hoyt will present an overview of knowledge and information management issues and evolutions in the legal arena.  Ms. Hoyt will look at and discuss two different buckets of information and knowledge management considerations:

1. How private practice lawyers/law firms and in-house corporate legal departments research, obtain and manage information, institutional knowledge, legal opinions and precedent, and laws/regulations needed to tackle various legal issues for clients.  What’s in a law library these days?  What’s in a client file these days?  What did you do with my briefs?

2. How private practice lawyers/law firms and in-house corporate legal departments respond to a litigation hold letter and requests for information, documents, and electronic data in the litigation arena.   Oh no, it’s a lawsuit -- what do we do now, and what is this “e-discovery”?