Darrell G. Adkerson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Dallas, TX

Adkerson Hauder & Bezney PC
 | 1700 Pacific Ave, Ste 4450
Dallas, TX 75201
Phone: 972-415-3554
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1983
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Defense (50%),
  • Business Litigation (30%),
  • Entertainment & Sports (10%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (10%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
Attorney Profile

Darrell G. Adkerson, the director-shareholder of Adkerson Hauder & Bezney PC, has over 30 years of experience in providing high-quality representation to his many clients. Mr. Adkerson focuses his practice in the areas of general personal injury defense, plaintiff's civil litigation, entertainment and sports law, and business litigation. Based in Dallas, Texas, Mr. Adkerson represents clients statewide and is licensed to practice law before all of the state and federal courts of Texas.

Before attending law school, Mr. Adkerson first completed his undergraduate degree at Texas Wesleyan University. He graduated in 1980 magna cum laude with his Bachelor of Arts and was voted by the school's faculty as the most outstanding student of his graduating class. He went on to attend the Texas Tech University School of Law, from where he graduated in 1983 with his Juris Doctor.

Mr. Adkerson is a board-certified specialist in personal injury trial law through the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Out of more than 150 jury trials, Mr. Adkerson has won a very high percentage of these cases.  He enjoys an excellent reputation with his peers and is rated as AV Preeminent* through Martindale-Hubbell. This is the highest peer reviewed rating given by the organization and is one that is reserved for those attorneys meeting the highest standards of ethics and legal skill.

Furthermore, in 2016, Mr. Adkerson received a Lifetime Achievement Award from America'a Top 100 Attorneys.  This honor is not given every year, or every 10 years; it is given but once-in-a-lifetime.  Selection to America’s Top 100 Attorneys® is by invitation only and is comprised of the nation’s most exceptional attorneys whose accomplishments merit a lifetime achievement recognition. Lifetime Achievement recognition among America’s Top 100 Attorneys® is meant to identify and promote the most outstanding and impactful legal talent currently serving throughout the nation.

Dedicated to his profession, Mr. Adkerson actively participates in a number of professional organizations. He is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, which limits its membership to the top 1 percent of trial attorneys in each state, along with the Dallas Bar Association and the State Bar of Texas.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (50%): Personal Injury - Defense

Business Litigation (30%)

Entertainment & Sports (10%): Entertainment, Sports & Leisure Law

Civil Litigation (10%)

Focus Areas

Personal Injury - General: Personal Injury - Defense

Entertainment & Sports: Entertainment, Sports & Leisure Law

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 4 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2017

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About Darrell Adkerson

Admitted 1983, Texas

Professional Webpage: http://www.ahblaw.net/attorneys/darrell.html

Honors and Awards:

  • Lifetime Achievement, America's Top 100 Attorneys, 2016
  • AV Rated Preeminent, Martindale Hubbell, 1990
  • Only 100 attorneys in each state* will receive this honor and be selected for Lifetime Achievement Membership among America’s Top 100 Attorneys®. Selection is not achieved based on a single accomplishment or a single great year of success, but rather on a lifetime of hard work, ethical standards, and community enriching accomplishments that are inspiring among the legal profession. This honor is not given every year, or every 10 years; it is given but once-in-a-lifetime.  Selection to America’s Top 100 Attorneys® is by invitation only and is comprised of the nation’s most exceptional attorneys whose accomplishments merit a lifetime achievement recognition. Lifetime Achievement recognition among America’s Top 100 Attorneys® is meant to identify and promote the most outstanding and impactful legal talent currently serving throughout the nation, and to highlight the accomplishments of the nation’s most esteemed and skilled attorneys in all areas of practice. Only 100 attorneys in each state* will receive this honor and be selected for membership among America’s Top 100 Attorneys® through a comprehensive multi-phase selection process involving propriety algorithms and Qualitative Comparative Analysis in an effort to help ensure that only the most skilled and exceptional attorneys in the community are selected for membership. Candidates for lifetime membership are carefully screened through third-party research and statistical analysis based on a broad array of criteria, including the candidate’s professional experience, lifetime achievements, significant case results, peer reputation, and community impact. While selection for any award, honor, or exclusive membership organization is always subjective in nature, we developed our comprehensive multi-phase selection process in an effort to help ensure that only the attorneys whose lifetime achievements extol the legal profession are chosen.  , America's Top 100 Attorneys

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Board Certified Specialist in Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1990, and recertified in 1995, 2000, 2005, 2010, and 2015.

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, American Board of Trial Advocates, 1996-present
  • Member, Defense Research Institute
  • Member, Dallas Bar Association
  • Member, Texas Bar Association
  • Member, Council on Litigation Management
  • Chairman, Texas Business Advisory Council
  • Arizona
  • New Mexico
  • Oklahoma
  • Arkansas
  • State of Texas, 1983

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Frequent speaker at Continuing Education Seminars for Texas State Bar, Fortune 500 and Insurance Companies.

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • See trial verdict descriptions in our law firm's website at www.ahblaw.net.

Educational Background:

  • Texas Wesleyan University, B.A., Political Science and English, Magna Cum Laude, Honors: Most Outstanding Student of the Senior Graduating Class, Chief Justice, Student Governmnet Association, 1980
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WebsiteWebsite - www.ahblaw.net
Office Location for Darrell G. Adkerson

1700 Pacific Ave
Ste 4450
Dallas, TX 75201

Phone: 972-415-3554

 

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Last Updated: 1/26/2017

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