May 11, 2018 begins a 150 day claims period for farmers to take part in the historic $1.5 billion Syngenta settlement. File your claim online at

We can help you file your claim online! If you are a client of DeWald Deaver, please call us at 308-995-8848, click on the Contact Us link in the top right-hand corner of this page, or email our project manager Faithe at We can send you step-by-step instructions on how to fill out your claim. Please understand that our call volume is extremely high at this time. We will try to return your phone call within 2 to 3 business days, but you will likely receive a quicker response if you send us an email.

Our senior attorneys have assembled a team with depth and knowledge in agriculture & trial law we feel is unsurpassed. We will be your trial lawyers every step of the way from initial filings through trial or settlement. Please note that we are NOT referral lawyers that will pass you on to anther unknown firm. To date, we have filed over 55,000 individual mass tort cases on behalf of farmers, elevators, and trucking companies across the U.S. and the number is rapidly growing. Our goal is to serve you as we would want to be served. You will be able to interact with real people who will work to maximize your recovery. The relationship you have with our local counsel members gives us the ability to understand your operation in a way that will be critical as we work to calculate your loss and secure your settlement.

We work directly for you and can be fired by you. We work on a contingency basis which means you owe us nothing until we secure your recovery. We will pay for all costs of the litigation and you will not be charged nor will your share of the recovery be reduced for any of our costs. This makes filing a no-risk decision.

  • Frank Guerra, San Antonio, TX - LEAD COUNSEL

    Appointed Co-Lead Counsel by the state judge who oversees 90% of these cases in the nation. Worked as an attorney and managing partner for Allen, Stein, Powers, Durbin & Hunnicutt from 1996-2001. Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Honored in Texas Super Lawyers, Top 100 Super Lawyers in Texas & Best Lawyers in San Antonio.

  • Mikal C. Watts, San Antonio, TX

    Worked as a briefing attorney for Hon. Thomas R. Phillips, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Texas. Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Martindale-Hubbel AV Rated Lawyer. 40 Under 40; recognized as one of the best lawyers of any age for Plaintiffs; National Law Journal, 2002. He has spoken across the country regarding personal injury, Texas state law claims, and product liability. Texas Super Lawyers 2003-2012, every year of the award’s existence

  • Jon T. Givens, Anchorage, AK

    Jon joined Watts Guerra in 2015 as Of Counsel. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Texas A&M University with honors in 1986. Jon attended the University of Texas School of Law and graduated with Honors in 1989. He was the recipient of the Neiman Cup Award. Jon was an intern with Justice Raul Gonzalez of the Texas Supreme Court. He previously worked for Bankston, Gronning, and Ohara in Anchorage, Alaska. Jon is licensed in Texas, Alaska and Hawaii. Jon is actively involved in personal injury, product liability, mass tort litigation, commercial litigation and agriculture law. Jon resides in Alaska.

  • Nathaniel P. DeWald, Holdrege, NE

    A native of Holdrege, Nebraska and fifth generation Nebraskan, Nate has focused his practice on the needs of the agricultural and rural constituency in south central Nebraska since becoming licensed to practice law in 2006. His practice areas include estate planning, probate, real estate transactions, and all areas of business law, from entity formation to helping clients plan for succession.

  • Luke T. Deaver, Holdrege, NE

    Luke is a native of Gothenburg, Nebraska and fourth generation Nebraskan whose family originally homesteaded around Sidney, Nebraska. Luke understands the value of hard work and paid for his college education by spending his summers farming right outside of Gothenburg. Luke has extended family engaged in farming or ranching operations in numerous counties in western, southern and central Nebraska. Luke’s wife’s family has roots to the farming communities where her family settled and resides today in York, Saline and Saunders Counties. Luke primarily practices in the areas of estate planning, estate administration/probate, real estate transaction, corporate and business law and contracts.

  • Meghan Sonenberg, Roca, NE

    A Roca, NE native, Meghan received her Bachelors of Arts from the University of Nebraska- Lincoln in 2010 and graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Law in 2013. She worked in Lincoln, NE as Corporate In-House Counsel for Telesis, Inc. before joining the 3 Dollar Corn team in May 2015. Meghan’s family has been engaged in Midwest farming operations for over 100 years. As a fourth-generation Midwesterner, she understands the history and importance of agriculture to the Midwest's families and communities.

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