Brian P. Lauten

Top rated Business Litigation attorney in Dallas, Texas

Brian Lauten, P.C.
Brian P. Lauten
Brian Lauten, P.C.

Practice Areas: Business Litigation, Civil Litigation, Employment Litigation; view more

Licensed in Texas since: 2001

Education: Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2023 Selected to Rising Stars: 2004 - 2014

Brian Lauten, P.C.

3811 Turtle Creek Blvd
Suite 1450
Dallas, TX 75219 Visit website


Brian P. Lauten is the owner and principal attorney at the law firm of Brian Lauten, P.C., in Dallas, Texas. With two decades of experience, his practice revolves around serving the best interests of clients in cases involving business litigation, legal malpractice, wrongful death litigation, high-stakes commercial litigation, non-competes, trade secrets, employment law and professional liability.

With triple board certification in civil trial law from the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, National Board of Civil Pretrial Practice Advocacy and National Board of Trial Advocacy, Mr. Lauten is admitted to practice in Texas, Wyoming, Montana, the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Northern Districts of Texas, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.

In 1997, Mr. Lauten graduated from Spring Hill College with a Bachelor of Science. He then pursued his MBA in accounting at the same college. He obtained his Juris Doctor from the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law in 2001.

Prior to starting his own firm, Mr. Lauten worked at three well-known law firms in Texas and gained extensive trial and appellate experience. He has handled hundreds of cases before the United States Court of Appeals for the 5th and 8th Circuits and the appellate courts of Corpus Christi, Dallas, Texarkana, Fort Worth, Eastland, El Paso, San Antonio and Amarillo.

A published author, Mr. Lauten holds memberships and leadership positions in several professional associations. He is a part of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) and the William Mac Taylor American Inn of Court. He frequently volunteers to provide pro bono services to those in need. He was part of the Trial Lawyers Care during the 9/11 terrorist attack.

A results-driven and passionate attorney, Mr. Lauten has received many awards and honors, and testimonials from his satisfied clients. He was awarded the Don Keenan Award by the ABOTA, and he also received the John Howie Award. He was listed among the Best Lawyers in Dallas by D Magazine.

Practice areas

Business Litigation, Civil Litigation: Plaintiff, Employment Litigation: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Employment Discrimination, Non-Compete Agreements, Wrongful Death

First Admitted: 2001, Texas

Professional Webpage:

  • Super Lawyer by Texas Monthly magazine since 2003
  • Texas Super Lawyers (2004-Present), Thomson Reuters
  • 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
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Trial Lawyers Care - 911 Attacks, 2001 - 2002
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
  • 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) 
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
Educational Background:
  • Spring Hill College, Mobile, Alabama, B.S. Accounting/ M.B.A., Accounting Specialization, 1997
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
  • 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
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas

Office location for Brian P. Lauten

3811 Turtle Creek Blvd
Suite 1450
Dallas, TX 75219

Phone: 214-414-0996

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