Brian P. Lauten

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Dallas, TX

Brian Lauten, P.C.
 | 3811 Turtle Creek Blvd, Suite 1450
Dallas, TX 75219
Phone: 214-414-0996
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2018
Selected to Rising Stars: 2004 - 2014
Licensed Since: 2001
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (60%),
  • General Litigation (30%),
  • Appellate (10%)
Attorney Profile

The founder of Brian Lauten, P.C., Brian P. Lauten has been certified as a specialist in civil trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and he has also been certified in both civil trial law and civil pretrial practice by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Located in Dallas, he provides representation to business and individual clients throughout the state in a variety of areas.

Mr. Lauten has litigated lawsuits that have involved commercial real estate disputes, breach of fiduciary duty, business torts such as interference with business relationships, deceptive trade practices, contract breaches, and trade secret misappropriation. His employment law background includes the representation of both employers and employees in cases involving workplace discrimination, wrongful termination or other acts of retaliation, Family and Medical Leave Act disputes, and violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Equal Pay Act. Mr. Lauten has also represented lawyers and law firms in actions involving fee disputes, breach of fiduciary duty and legal malpractice.

Mr. Lauten has tried several lawsuits grounded on wrongful death, assisting surviving family members who have lost a loved one due to the negligence of other persons or entities. He has been able to obtain numerous sizable settlements and jury awards, entitling him to a life membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. In addition, his successful track record in all of his endeavors has resulted in his receipt of a 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo.

In 2001, Mr. Lauten received his Juris Doctor from SMU Dedman School of Law. Admitted to practice in Texas, Montana and Wyoming, he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Business Litigation (60%)

General Litigation (30%): Litigation

Appellate (10%)

Focus Areas

Litigation

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 5 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 11 years

Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2018 Rising Stars: 2004 - 2014

Certificates and Credentials

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About Brian Lauten

Admitted: 2001, Texas

Professional Webpage: http://www.brianlauten.com/brian-patrick-lauten.html

Honors and Awards:

  • One of the Best Lawyers in Dallas by D Magazine, 2015
  • John Howie Award, Dallas Trial Lawyers for the "Courageous Pursuit of Justice in the Face of Adversity", 2010
  • Texas Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters (2004-2014)
  • ABOTA Don Keenan Award, 2017
  • Super Lawyer by Texas Monthly magazine since 2003

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Board Certified in Civil Pretrial Practice Advocacy by the National Board of Civil Pretrial Practice Advocacy, 2011
  • Board Certified in Civil Trial Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • Montana, 2004
  • Wyoming, 2004
  • Texas, 2001
  • Member of the TEX-ABOTA Board of Directors
  • National Board Representative for the Dallas Chapter of ABOTA
  • Executive Committee of the Dallas Chapter of ABOTA
  • Invited member, National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Invited member, Million Dollar Advocates forum
  • Invited member, American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
  • Past president, Mesquite Bar Association
  • Barrister in the William "Mac" Taylor American Inn of Court
  • Bench Bar and Judiciary Committees, Dallas Bar Association
  • Member, American Association for Justice (AAJ)
  • Past Advocates Chair, Texas Trial Lawyers Association 
  • Former Board of Director, Dallas Trial Lawyers Association 
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Member, 2001 - Present
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Associate/National Board Rep., 2010 
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 2003
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2012
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 2010
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 2003
  • Montana, 2004
  • Wyoming, 2004
  • Texas, 2001

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Trial Lawyers Care - 911 Attacks, 2001 - 2002

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Course Director for the Texas State Bar, legal education seminars on Business Torts, Fiduciary Litigation, and Advanced Evidence
  • Top 10 Emerging Issues in Business Torts, Vol. 44, No. 2 Tex. J. of Business Law, p. 177-204, 2012

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Rossman v. Bishop Colorado Retail Plaza, L.P., 455 S.W.3d 797 (Dallas pet. denied), 2015
  • Shaw v. Lemon, 427 S.W.3d 536 (Dallas pet. denied), 2014
  • CLE's Business Torts, Texas State Bar
  • In Re Derailment Cases, 416 F.3d 787 (8th Cir. 2005)
  • Nassar v. UTSW, 688 F.3d 211 (5th Cir. 2012 (en banc))
  • In re State Auto Prop. & Cas. Co., 348 S.W.3d 499 (Tex. App. — Dallas 2011, pet. dism’d)
  • Parker v. Three Rivers Flying Service, Inc., 220 S.W.3d 160 (Tex. App. –Eastland 2007, no pet.)
  • Sanmina SCI-Corp. v. Ogburn, 153 S.W.3d 639 (Tex. App. — Dallas 2004, pet. denied)
  • Kaufman County v. Crow, 176 S.W.3d 921 (Tex. App. — Dallas 2005, no pet.)
  • Hani v. Jimenez, 264 S.W.3d 881 (Tex. App. — Dallas 2008, pet. denied) 
  • In Re Heritage Organization, LLC, 459 B.R. 911 (N.D. Tex. 2011) 
  • Sutton v. Ebby Halliday Realtors, Inc., 279 S.W.3d 418 (Tex. App. — Dallas 2009, no pet. h.)
  • Orthopedic Resources, Inc. v. Swindell, 329 S.W.3d 70 (Tex. App. — Dallas 2010, pet. denied) 
  • Nassar v. University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 674 F.3d 448 (5th Cir. 2012)
  • In Re Heritage Organization, LLC, 466 B.R. 862 (N.D. Tex. 2012)
  • Crithfield v. Boothe, 343 S.W.3d 274 (Tex. App. — Dallas 2011, no pet. h.) 
  • Ashton Grove v. Jackson Walker, 366 S.W.3d 790 (Dallas 2012)
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center v. Nassar, 133 S.Ct. 2517 (S. CT. 2013)

Educational Background:

  • Spring Hill College, Mobile, Alabama, B.S. Accounting/ M.B.A., Accounting Specialization, 1997
Office Location for Brian P. Lauten

3811 Turtle Creek Blvd
Suite 1450
Dallas, TX 75219

Phone: 214-414-0996

 

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Last Updated: 6/27/2018

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