David L. Sargent

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Top Rated Transportation & Maritime Attorney in Dallas, TX

Sargent Law, P.C.
 | 1717 Main St., Suite 4750
Dallas, TX 75201
Phone: 214-749-6516
Fax: 214-749-6316
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1981
Practice Areas:
  • Transportation/Maritime (30%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Defense (30%),
  • General Litigation (30%),
  • Workers' Compensation: Employer/Insurance (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    The founder of Sargent Law, P.C., David L. Sargent, has brought more than 100 cases to verdict. Representing clients in Dallas, Texas, he takes his goal of defending clients against personal injury claims seriously. Mr. Sargent focuses on handling matters involving general litigation, transportation and maritime incidents, premises liability, and other personal injury defense cases.

    There can be steep financial consequences for those facing a lawsuit. For decades, Mr. Sargent has been dedicated to ensuring individuals and businesses are protected against current and future claims. He provides counsel to individuals and businesses, fighting to reach an outcome that serves their best interests through every phase of a case. His successes have merited the highest possible rating of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell, as well as inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America.

    A published author and frequent guest lecturer, Mr. Sargent remains abreast of emerging trends and case law through participation in industry groups such as the Dallas Bar Association, the Texas Trucking Association, the State Bar of Texas, the Litigation Counsel of America, the Texas Association of Defense Counsel, Inc., the American Board of Trial Advocates, the International Association of Defense Counsel and the Defense Research Institute (DRI) – The Voice of the Defense Bar.

    After receiving a Bachelor of Science in 1978, from West Texas A&M University, Mr. Sargent went on to graduate cum laude with a Juris Doctor from the Texas Tech University School of Law in 1981.

    Today, Mr. Sargent is admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.

    *AV®, BV®, AV Preeminent® and BV Distinguished® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used 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 Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general practice standards.

    Practice Areas
    • 30%Transportation/Maritime
    • 30%Personal Injury - General: Defense
    • 30%General Litigation
    • 10%Workers' Compensation: Employer/Insurance
    Focus Areas

    Transportation Law, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Trucking Accidents, Personal Injury - Defense, Litigation


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    Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2020

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    About David Sargent

    Admitted: 1981, Texas

    Professional Webpage: http://sargentlawtx.com/attorneys/david-sargent/


    • Selected as a Best Lawyer in the area of Personal Injury Defense by D Magazine as voted by attorney peers., Best Lawyers, D Magazine, 2019
    • Selected to Best Lawyers® – The Best Lawyers In America©, 2012-2019, Best Lawyers® , The Best Lawyers In America©, , 2019
    • Selected to the Texas Super Lawyers – Super Lawyers Magazine, 2004-2019, Texas Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2019

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • American Board of Trial Advocates, Member, 2011
    • Litigation Counsel of America, Member, 2005
    • Texas Association of Defense Counsel, Member
    • International Association of Defense Counsel, Trial Techniques & Tactics and Business Litigation Committees, Member
    • DRI, Inc., Trial Tactics, Employment Law, Product Liability and Trucking Law Committees, Member
    • Trucking Insurance Defense Association, Charter Member
    • United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
    • United States District Courts for the Eastern Districts of Texas
    • United States District Courts for the Southern Districts of Texas
    • United States District Courts for the Western Districts of Texas
    • State Bar of Texas, Member, 1981
    • Dallas Bar Association, Member
    • Texas Trucking Association, Member


    • Defense verdict in Falls County District Court regarding a motor vehicle accident resulting in the death of a Falls County resident.  After a week long trial, the jury rendered a Defense verdict with no negligence against our firm client., 2018
    • Defense verdict following a week long trial in Montague County District Court.   Allegations of negligence against our client causing a traumatic brain injury and life long disability.  The jury found no negligence against our client., 2017

    Representative Clients:

    • National Carriers, Inc., 2015
    • Transportation Corporation of America, Inc., 2001
    • Aldi Grocery Stores, 2014
    • Bimbo Bakeries USA, 2001
    • Great West Casualty Company, 1990

    Educational Background:

    • West Texas State University, Bachelor of Science, 1978

    Industry Groups

    • Banking Litigation
    • Hospitality
    • Retail
    • Transportation
    • Warehouse/Logistics
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    Office Location for David L. Sargent

    1717 Main St.
    Suite 4750
    Dallas, TX 75201

    Phone: 214-749-6516

    Fax: 214-749-6316

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    Last Updated: 7/10/2020

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