Eliminating the Divide in Austin

AUSTIN, TX – In light of the recent controversy over stickers placed on business walls and windows that read “Exclusively for white people,” community leaders in East Austin are pushing to narrow the gap between those that “have” and those that “have not.” Change has occurred over the past 20 years, but that change has benefited some while leaving others on the fringe. According to Nelson Linder with the Austin NAACP, change must include increased job training, job openings, and affordable housing for everyone. “What we call affordable housing in… Read More

For Noe’s Family, TASER Case Settlement Means Chance to Move Forward

We were proud to represent Noe Niño de Rivera’s family in their pursuit of justice. We are very pleased with the result—we secured a settlement of $775,000. This settlement represents resolution for the family and could have implications for future TASER cases. The case began when Noe was tasered by Deputy Randy McMillan. A video clip of the incident shows Noe falling and hitting his head on the concrete floor. He was not disobeying, fighting, holding weapons, hitting anyone, or behaving aggressively. Noe was in a coma for fifty-two days. He sustained severe traumatic brain injuries, had… Read More

Adam Loewy discusses Round Rock Tasing Incident on Fox News Austin

Adam Loewy, owner of the Loewy Law Firm, appeared on Fox News Austin last night to discuss the Tasing of a Round Rock High School student.  The student was attempting to break up a fight in the high school and a school resource officer (SRO) tased him.  Thankfully, it appears the student did not get hurt.  Nonetheless, we believe there is simply no reason SROs should be using Tasers in high schools. We represent Noe Nino de Rivera, a Cedar Creek High School student who Tased last November and who slammed his head on the floor.  As a result, he… Read More

New York Times Editorial on a Loewy Law Case

The New York Times ran an editorial on the case of Noe Nino de Rivera, a young man the Loewy Law Firm is proud to represent.  Noe was unjustifiably Tased by a Bastrop Sheriff Deputy in the hallway of Cedar Creek High School in November.  Noe flew back and slammed his head into the concrete.  As a result, he sustained a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and spent 52 days in a medically induced coma.  He is currently in a full-time in-patient brain injury rehabilitation center. We have been helping Noe and his family from the moment we were hired immediately… Read More