David L. Sargent

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Transportation & Maritime Attorney in Dallas, TX

Sargent Law, P.C.
 | 1717 Main St., Suite 4750
Dallas, TX 75202
Phone: 214-749-6516
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2017
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
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Transportation/Maritime (30%): Transportation Law

Personal Injury - General (30%): Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Trucking Accidents, Personal Injury - Defense

General Litigation (30%): Litigation

Workers' Compensation (10%)

Focus Areas

Transportation/Maritime: Transportation Law

Personal Injury - General: Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Trucking Accidents, Personal Injury - Defense

General Litigation: Litigation

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 14 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2017

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About David Sargent

Admitted: 1981, Texas

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

Honors and Awards:

  • Rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Selected to the Texas Super Lawyers list – Super Lawyers Magazine, 2004-2016
  • Selected to Best Lawyers® – The Best Lawyers In America©, 2012-2016

Bar/Professional Activity:

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

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • He speaks regularly at conferences on the subject of defending personal injury suits
  • Speaker, 2006 Texas Propane Gas Association Convention & Multi-State Trade Show
  • Author of Closing Argument chapter of the 2006-07 DRI Trial Tactics Defense Litigation Manual
  • Contributing Author, “Spoliation of Evidence, A State by State Summary,” by the Commercial Transportation Litigation Committee of the American Bar Association, July 2008
  • Contributing Author, “Comparative/Contributory Negligence and Joint and Several Liability, A State by State Summary,” by the Commercial Transportation Litigation Committee of the American Bar Association, July 2009
  • Speaker, “Dealing with Law Officers and their Reports,” National Seminar, Arlington, Texas, August 4, 2009
  • Co-Author, “Minor Compromises: A State by State Summary,” Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section, Commercial Transportation Litigation Committee, American Bar Association, July 2010
  • Speaker, “On-Site and First Response Accident Investigations,” Texas Bar CLE, Prosecuting or Defending a Trucking or Auto Accident Case, San Antonio, Texas, November 4-5, 2010
  • Author, “Keys to an Effective Rapid Response,” by the Commercial Transportation Litigation Committee of the American Bar Association, Summer 2011

Representative Clients:

  • National Carriers, Inc.
  • Aldi Grocery Stores
  • Transportation Claims, Inc.
  • Great West Casualty Company
  • Pioneer Natural Resources
  • Stevens Transport, Inc.

Educational Background:

  • West Texas State University, Bachelor of Science, 1978

Industry Groups

  • American Bar Association
  • DRI
  • International Association Of Defense Counsel
  • Texas Association Of Defense Counsel
  • Trucking Insurance Defense Association
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    Office Location for David L. Sargent

    1717 Main St.
    Suite 4750
    Dallas, TX 75202

    Phone: 214-749-6516

     

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    Last Updated: 2/17/2017

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