Our partners have tried more than 200 first-chair jury verdict trials.
In cases where liability is in question; we have a success rate in excess of 95% of obtaining a defense verdict.
In cases where liability is not in question and we are trying to minimize damages; we have had tremendous success.
For example, we recently completed a trial against a prominent, local trial attorney where the plaintiff had sustained life changing injuries. We represented the owner of the apartment complex where the accident had occurred. Plaintiff’s demand in closing arguments was in excess of 5 million dollars. The jury awarded 100% of responsibility for the accident to the plaintiff and $0 to our client.
Richard W. Espey
Rick Espey has nearly 30 years of experience defending all manner of tort related claims. He has first chaired more than 150 trials in state and federal courts throughout Texas.
R. Matt Lair
Matt Lair has more than 30 years of experience in insurance defense litigation. His practice includes state and federal cases in venues across the state with an emphasis on transportation litigation.
Jonathan N. Darnell
Jon Darnell has more than 20 years of experience defending businesses and carriers in a wide array of litigation, including personal injuries arising from trucking and construction accidents, construction defect, professional liability and first party litigation.
Lynn Rada’s 20+ years of practice include defense of personal injury, medical malpractice and products liability claims. Her experience as a nurse prior to becoming an attorney is invaluable in her interaction with medical experts and analysis of medical records.
David J. Coates
David Coates’ more than 30 years of experience has included the Texas Attorney General’s Office followed by private practice. His experience as a pipe fitter and metal worker while attending college and law school provide a unique perspective for his primarily insurance defense practice.
Dennis O. Moore
Dennis Moore’s 15 years of experience include work on both sides of the bar. His current practice emphasizes the defense of personal injury claims, particularly those arising from trucking and work site accidents.
Graham Baker has more than 10 years of experience defending cases in state and federal courts throughout the state. Graham’s extensive trial and appellate experience include all areas of personal injury with an emphasis on complex, multi-party litigation.
Victor M. Campos
Victor Campos practices primarily in the area of personal injury defense with an emphasis on cases arising from transportation and construction accidents. He is also fluent in Spanish.
Peer rated for highest level of professional excellence.