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DeSoto is a Dallas County city of 45,000 Best Southwest area residents. DeSoto is a suburb of the city of Dallas and is the largest and most diverse city in southwest Dallas County. Recently, DeSoto was named an All-American City by the National Civic League.
Lawyers in DeSoto take a number of different kinds of cases, some regulars include divorce, bankruptcy, real estate, wrongful termination, and DUI cases among others. DeSoto lawyers are great because they know local courts, laws, and code that affect your case.
Recently in DeSoto, Toby Lynn Gardner was killed while working at the International Paper Company mill when he fell into a paper processing vat filled with 150-200 degree water. The 3 story tall hot water heating vat wasn’t completely full when Gardner fell from the catwalk. Despite attempts from other employees, they were not able to get him out. The Federal Occupational Health and Safety Administration is performing a full investigation with the DeSoto Sheriff's Department.
If you have a wrongful death or wrongful termination case in DeSoto, you will probably be filing with a Dallas County Judicial District Court. District courts in Texas take many different kinds of cases but retain exclusive jurisdiction over domestic relations cases like divorce and child custody issues as well as administrative agency appeals. Immigration issues in DeSoto must be handled by the U.S. Immigration Court in Harlingen.
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