Laura Benitez Geisler

Laura Benitez Geisler

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Dallas, TX

Sommerman, McCaffity, Quesada & Geisler, LLP
 | 3811 Turtle Creek Boulevard, Suite 1400
Dallas, TX 75219
Phone: 214-720-0720
Fax: 214-720-0184
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2019
Selected To Rising Stars: 2004 - 2011
Licensed Since: 1997
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (90%),
  • Business Litigation (10%)
Attorney Profile

Laura Benitez Geisler leads her clients through the legal process during some of the most difficult and painful times in their lives. For nearly two decades, Ms. Geisler has aggressively advocated on behalf of those injured due to the negligence of others. Her professional colleagues refer personal injury and other high stakes litigation matters to her knowing she can be relied upon to use her exceptional advocacy skills to represent her clients with passion and empathy.

A longstanding leader in the legal community, Ms. Geisler currently serves as the 110th President of the Dallas Bar Association where she is the first Hispanic member to assume the role, having served on its board of directors since 2006, and as Chair of the Board in 2015.

She is also a former President of the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers and the Dallas Women Lawyers Association. 

Driven by a passion to help others, Laura’s practice for the past 21 years has focused on representing individuals and families in a variety of personal injury and wrongful death claims.  Her empathy for her clients’ problems and desire to seek justice on their behalf has resulted in multi-million dollar jury verdicts and settlements.  "I consider it a privilege and honor to serve my clients, I consider it a responsibility to serve the profession and community."

About Laura Geisler

Admitted: 1997, Texas

Professional Webpage: https://www.textrial.com/attorneys/laura-benitez-geisler/

Honors/Awards:

  • Texas Super Lawyer (Personal Injury) 2015-2018, Texas Super Lawyer (Personal Injury), Thomson Reuters, 2018
  • Texas Super Lawyer (Personal Injury), Texas Super Lawyer (Personal Injury), Thomson Reuters, 2017
  • Texas Super Lawyer (Personal Injury), Texas Super Lawyer (Personal Injury), Thomson Reuters, 2016
  • Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow, 2016
  • Texas Super Lawyer (Personal Injury), Texas Super Lawyer (Personal Injury), Thomson Reuters, 2015
  • Presidential Citation, Dallas Bar Association, 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers, 2015
  • Latino Leaders of the Future Dallas, Latino Leaders, 2013
  • Top 40 Under 40, National Trial Lawyers, 2012
  • Thompson Reuters Texas Super Lawyer "Rising Star", Texas Monthly, 2004 - 2011, Rising Star, Thomson Reuters, Texas Monthly, 2011
  • Top Hispanic Lawyer Under 40, National Hispanic Bar Association, 2011
  • "Best Lawyers in Dallas", D Magazine, May 2007, 2008, Best Lawyers in Dallas, D Magazine, 2008
  • "Emerging Hispanic Leader", Al Dia, Oct. 2008, Emerging Hispanic Leader, Al Dia, 2008
  • Dallas Community Television, Certificate of Excellence for Outstanding Community Contributions, July 2006, Certificate of Excellence for Outstanding Community Contributions, Dallas Community Television, 2006
  • "Best Lawyers in Dallas Under 40", D Magazine, May 2004; May 2006, Best Lawyers in Dallas Under 40, D Magazine, 2006
  • Southern Methodist University Law Review, Articles Editor, 1996 - 1997, Articles Editor, Southern Methodist University Law Review, 1997
  • Southern Methodist University Law Review, Staff Member, 1995 - 1996, Staff Member, Southern Methodist University Law Review, 1996
  • The Best Lawyers in America® - Personal Injury Litigation.
  • Top 50 Multicultural Lawyer (Dallas), Top 50 Multicultural Lawyer (Dallas), National Diversity Council
  • Attorney of the Month, Attorney at Law Magazine, Vol. 2 No. 2

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Admitted to Practice, U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
  • Admitted to Practice, United States District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • Admitted to Practice, State of Texas

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • President, Dallas Bar Association, 2019
  • President-Elect, Dallas Bar Association, 2018
  • President, Dallas Bar Association Community Service Fund, 2017
  • First Vice President, Dallas Bar Association, 2017
  • Trustee, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Foundation,  2004-2007; 2015-17, 2017
  • Vice-President, Dallas Bar Association Community Service Fund, 2016
  • Second Vice-President, Dallas Bar Association, 2016
  • Director, Dallas Bar Association Community Service Fund, 2015
  • Chair, Board of Directors, Dallas Bar Association, 2015
  • Director, Dallas Bar Association Community Service Fund, 2014
  • Director, Dallas Bar Association, 2014
  • Co Chair, Equal Access to Justice Campaign, 2014
  • Co-Chair Equal Access to Justice Campaign, 2013
  • Director, Dallas Bar Association, 2013
  • Dallas Bar Association, Director, 2006
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, Treasurer, 2005
  • Texas, 1997
  • Dallas Hispanic Bar Association, Executive Committee - 2004 & 2010
  • Dallas Women Lawyers Association, President, 2003
  • Dallas Women Lawyers Association, Director, 1999 - 2001
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Foundation, Trustee, 2004 - 2007
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, Director, 2001 - 2003
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas, 2011
  • Dallas Women Lawyers Association, Advisory Board, 2005 - 2007
  • Dallas Women Lawyers Association, Secretary, 2000 - 2001
  • Patrick E. Higginbotham American Inn of Court, Associate, 2000 - 2001
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, President-Elect, 2006
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Foundation, Sustaining Fellow
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, Secretary, 2004
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 1997
  • Dallas Hispanic Bar Association, Secretary, 2001 - 2002
  • Dallas Women Lawyers Association, President-Elect, 2002
  • Patrick E. Higginbotham American Inn of Court, Barrister, 2004 - 2007
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, President, 2007
  • Dallas Bar Foundation, Fellow

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Muscular Dystrophy Association - Legal Leaders: Hot 100 Who Care, 2007
  • Student Mentor, Dallas Can! Academy, 2000
  • Dallas Community Service Fund, Vice-President, 2016
  • Advisory Board, DOORS (Dallas One-Stop Optimized Re-Entry System), 2010 - Present
  • Advisory Board Member, Dallas Can! Academy, 1998 - 2001
  • DISD E-Mentor, 2006-2008, 2010-2011
  • Co-Chair, Equal Access to Justice Campaign, 2014
  • Board of Directors, Anita Martinez Ballet Folklorico, 2004 - 2006
  • Big Sister Volunteer, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dallas, 1995 - 2000

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Pearls of Wisdom, Presenter, Pearls of Wisdom, HNBA Latina Leadership Conference, 2017
  • Daycare Injuries and Litigation, Presenter, Daycare Injuries and Litigation, American Association of Justice Winter Conference, 2013
  • Precision Advocacy: Reinventing Motion Practice to Win, Presenter, Precision Advocacy: Reinventing Motion Practice to Win, ABA Section of Litigation, 2017
  • The Impact of 'Obergefell' on Wrongful Death Claims, Presenter, The Impact of 'Obergefell' on Wrongful Death Claims, Texas Lawyer, Jan. 25, 2016, 2016
  • Deposing Uncooperative Witnesses, Presenter, Deposing Uncooperative Witnesses, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, 2015
  • Latina Style Entrepreneurs Roundtable, Presenter, Latina Style Entrepreneurs Roundtable, 2015
  • A Win for Plaintiffs: Chapter 95 Interpretation Narrowed, Texas Lawyer, June 25, 2014, Presenter, A Win for Plaintiffs: Chapter 95 Interpretation Narrower, 2014
  • Current Issues in Premises Liability Claims Governed by Statute, Presenter, Current Issues in Premises Liability Claims Governed by Statute, Texas College for Judicial Studies, 2013
  • Civility Matters, Presenter, Civility Matters, Dallas Bar Association, 2013
  • Faculty Presenter, Current Issues in Premises Liability Claims Governed by Statute, College For Judicial Studies, 2013
  • Presenter, Day Care Injuries and Litigation, American Association Of Justice, 2013
  • Starting Your Own Law Practice, Dallas Bar Association, Feb 2012, Presenter, Starting Your Own Law Practice, Dallas Bar Association, 2012
  • Social Media Ethics, Dallas Bar Association, October 2011, Presenter, Social Media Ethics, Dallas Bar Association, 2011
  • Friend, Follower or Foe: Ethics and "Informal" Social Media Discovery, Texas Lawyer, October 10, 2011, Presenter, Friend, Follower or Foe: Ethics and "Informal" Social Media Discovery, 2011
  • What Every Young Lawyer Should Know About Initial Pleadings, 2009, Presenter, What Every Young Lawyer Should Know About Initial Pleadings, 2009
  • Publicly Disparaging the Opposing Party, the Opposing Counsel and the Judge and the Manipulation of Public Opinion, Dallas Bar Association, 2008, Presenter, Publicly Disparaging the Opposing Party, the Opposing Counsel and the Judge and the Manipulation of Public Opinion, Dallas Bar Association, 2008
  • The Personal Injury Case from the Plaintiff and Defense Perspective, Dallas Bar Association, Minority Attorney Business Development Initiative Workshop, June 2006, June 2008, Presenter, The Personal Injury Case from the Plaintiff and Defense Perspective, Dallas Bar Association Minority Attorney Business Development Initiative Workship, 2008
  • Opening and Managing a Small Firm, State Bar of Texas, 2008, Presenter, Opening and Managing a Small Firm, 2008
  • Secrets to Associate Success, Dallas Bar Association/DAYL, 2007, Presenter, Secrets to Associate Success, Dallas Bar Association/DAYL, 2007
  • Can You Handle the Truth: Balancing Work and Play, Dallas Bar Association/DAYL, 2006, Presenter, Can You Handle the Truth: Balancing Work and Play, Dallas Bar Association/DAYL, 2006
  • Discovery Tools for Paralegals, Texas Advanced Paralegal Seminar, 2006, Presenter, Discovery Tools for Paralegals, Texas Advanced Paralegal Seminar, 2006
  • Expert Issues Arising During Trial: Effectively Communicating Complex Concepts to Jurors, 17 Security Journal 31, 2004, Presenter, Expert Issues Arising During Trial: Effectively Communicating Complex Concepts to Jurors, 17 Security Journal 31, 2004, 2004
  • Effective Networking, SMU Dedman School of Law, Oct. 2006, Oct. 2007, September 2010
  • Alternatives to Big Firm Practice, SMU Dedman School of Law, 2006, 2007
  • Guest Instructor, National Institute Trial Advocacy, 2009
  • Guest Professor, Trial Advocacy, SMU Dedman School of Law

Educational Background:

  • University of Texas at San Antonio, B.A. in Criminal Justice, 1994
  • Juris Doctrate, Southern Methodist University School of Law, 1997

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3811 Turtle Creek Boulevard
Suite 1400
Dallas, TX 75219

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