Brian P. Lauten

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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 - 2019
Selected to Rising Stars: 2004 - 2014
Licensed Since: 2001
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (70%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (30%)
Attorney Profile

Brian is a JD/MBA, who is a triple Board Certified business and commercial trial lawyer. Brian is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and Board Certified in Civil Trial Law and Civil Pretrial Practice by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Brian is a civil trial specialist in business torts, commercial litigation, fiduciary litigation, contract disputes including non-competes and trade secrets, employment litigation, and professional liability.​ ​Brian is an experienced appellate advocate who has been lead counsel in complex disputes before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth and Eighth Circuits, the Texas Supreme Court, the Dallas, Fort Worth, Texarkana, Eastland, El Paso, San Antonio, Corpus Christi, and Amarillo courts of appeal. Of note, Brian argued the landmark decision on Title VII retaliation in, Nassar vs. UTSW Medical Center, before the United States Supreme Court. ​ Brian has been listed as a Thomson Reuters Super Lawyer by Texas Monthly magazine every year since 2003. Since 2015, Brian has been listed as one of the Best Lawyers in Dallas by D Magazine. In 2019, Brian was listed in Best Lawyers in America.  Brian is a past recipient of the John Howie Award from the Dallas Trial Lawyers Association for the "Courageous Pursuit of Justice in the Face of Adversity." Brian is a past recipient of the Founders’ Award in legendary trial lawyer Don Keenan's name presented by the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) Foundation for tireless service to protecting the Seventh Amendment right to a civil jury trial.​ Brian is currently serving as an appointed member of the Texas Pattern Jury Charge committee on business torts, consumer, and employment litigation.  He is a member of the invitation only ABOTA, the invitation only Million Dollar Advocates forum, and the invitation only National Trial Lawyers Association. Each organization recognizes the top tier trial lawyers in the country. Lauten serves on the Executive Committee of the Dallas Chapter of ABOTA, he is a National Board Representative for the Dallas Chapter of ABOTA, and he is a member of the TEX-ABOTA Board of Directors. At the national and state levels, Lauten is the Chair of ABOTA and Tex-ABOTA’s Amicus committees.​ On numerous occasions, Brian has been the Course Director, an instructor, and a prolific writer for the Texas State Bar's continuing legal education seminars on Business Torts, Fiduciary Litigation, Advanced Civil Trial, and Advanced Evidence. Brian is published in the law review literature in the area of business and commercial torts. See Top 10 Emerging Issues in Business Torts, Vol. 44, No. 2 Tex. J. of Business Law, p. 177-204 (2012).   Of note, Brian’s publication in the University of Houston Law Review on the rights and remedies that are triggered by oral deposition changes in the errata sheet has been widely disseminated to trial courts all across the state of Texas, it has been lauded as a scholarly resource by both plaintiff and defense lawyers, and it is the only secondary authority nationwide published on this highly important topic that continues to evolve in tort litigation.  See Brian P. Lauten, The Era of Trial by Paper:  When the Witness Re-Writes the Oral Deposition Testimony in the Errata Sheet, 8 Houston L. Rev. 126 (April 18, 2018). Brian is a former Board of Director for the Dallas Trial Lawyers Association (DTLA), he is a past Advocates Chair of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association (TTLA), and he is a member of the American Association for Justice (AAJ), formerly known as the Association of Trial Lawyers of America.  Brian is the Chair of the Dallas Bar Association’s Trial Skills Section, he is the Chair-Elect of the Dallas Bar Association’s Business Litigation Section, and he is the Co-Chair of the Bench Bar Committee.  Brian is one of the editors of the Advocate, which is the scholarly law review publication produced by the Litigation Section of the Texas Bar Association.  Brian is a Master in the William "Mac" Taylor American Inn of Court. Brian is a past president of the Mesquite Bar Association. Brian is licensed in Texas, Montana, and in Wyoming.

 
Practice Areas

Business Litigation (70%)
Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (30%)

Business Litigation (70%)

Civil Litigation (30%)

Focus Areas

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 6 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 11 years

Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2019 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/Awards:

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

Special Licenses/Certifications:

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

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Chair-Elect Business Litigation Section--Dallas Bar Association, 2019
  • Chair Trial Skills Section--Dallas Bar Association, 2019
  • Bench Bar and Judiciary Committees, Dallas Bar Association
  • Invited member, American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
  • Montana, 2004
  • Executive Committee of the Dallas Chapter of ABOTA
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 2010
  • Texas, 2001
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Member, 2001 - Present
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • Member, American Association for Justice (AAJ)
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Past president, Mesquite Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 2003
  • Invited member, National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Texas, 2001
  • Member of the TEX-ABOTA Board of Directors
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Associate/National Board Rep., 2010 
  • Montana, 2004
  • Past Advocates Chair, Texas Trial Lawyers Association 
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
  • Barrister in the William "Mac" Taylor American Inn of Court
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 2003
  • Invited member, Million Dollar Advocates forum
  • Wyoming, 2004
  • National Board Representative for the Dallas Chapter of ABOTA
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2012
  • Wyoming, 2004
  • Former Board of Director, Dallas Trial Lawyers Association 
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Trial Lawyers Care - 911 Attacks, 2001 - 2002

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

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

Verdicts/Settlements:

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

Educational Background:

  • Spring Hill College, Mobile, Alabama, B.S. Accounting/ M.B.A., Accounting Specialization, 1997
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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: 9/5/2019

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