Brian T. Cartwright

Attorney Profile

Top Rated General Litigation Attorney in Denton, TX

Alagood Cartwright Burke PC
 | 319 W. Oak Street, Denton, TX 76201
Phone: 940-308-8463
Fax: 940-891-0004
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1987
Practice Areas:
  • General Litigation (70%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (30%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Brian T. Cartwright is a shareholder with the Alagood Cartwright Burke PC law firm in Denton, Texas. A highly versatile and award-winning attorney with more than 32 years of legal experience, Mr. Cartwright serves a diverse range of clients throughout the greater Dallas metro region and surrounding areas who are dealing with legal challenges involving any of the following and more:

    ·       General, civil and commercial litigation

    ·       Personal injury and wrongful death

    ·       Car, truck and other motor vehicle accidents

    ·       Medical malpractice

    ·       Dog bites

    ·       Head and spinal injuries

    ·       Defective drug and medical device defense

    ·       Products liability

    ·       Wills and estate planning, probate, and estate litigation

    ·       Intellectual property disputes

    ·       Employment law violations

    Board certified in personal injury trial law, Mr. Cartwright possesses the extensive skills and knowledge necessary to help his clients secure the favorable outcomes they seek efficiently, and he has achieved notable success advocating on behalf of those who suffered an injury or loss as the result of someone else's negligence or wrongdoing. Recognized for his impeccable professionalism, exceptional service and high ethical standards, Mr. Cartwright holds an AV-Preeminent peer-review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell, and he has received numerous other awards and honors as well.

    A 1984 magna cum laude graduate of Texas A&M University, Mr. Cartwright attended Texas Tech University School of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor cum laude in 1987, was a member of Law Review and National Mock Trial Team. The State Bar of Texas admitted him to practice that same year, and he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit and U.S. Court of Military Appeals.

    The son of an air force fighter pilot, Mr. Cartwright joined the air force himself and reached the rank of Captain. While serving his country, he was in the Judge Advocate General Corps for four years, handling over 40 jury trials and winning the Meritorious Service Medal and the Air Force Trial Advocacy Award.

    Regarded as a leader in his field, Mr. Cartwright has numerous publications to his credit, and he maintains an active involvement with various local, state and national bar associations, including serving as past president of the Denton County Bar Association.

    *AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license 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 Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

    Practice Areas
    • 70%General Litigation
    • 30%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
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    Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2020

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    About Brian Cartwright

    Admitted: 1987, Texas

    Professional Webpage:


    • Who’s Who in Executives and Professionals (2006-2007)
    • Texas Super Lawyer
    • AV-Rated, Martindale-Hubbell

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Board Certified, Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas, 1999
    • U.S. Court of Military Appeals
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 1994
    • U.S. District Court, Western District of Oklahoma, 1988
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, 1987
    • State of Texas, 1987
    • City of Highland Village, Texas Charter Review Committee (2001) 
    • Denton County Bar Association-President (2005-2006); Chairman Courts Committee (2003)
    • Board of Directors, Denton County Bar Association (1999-2001) 
    • Subcommittee on Revision of Denton County Local Rules (2003) 
    • Secretary/Treasurer, Denton County Bar Association (2002-2003)
    • Vice President, Denton County Bar Association (2003-2004) 

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Lewisville Noon Rotary Club-Vice President, Sergeant at Arms, Chairman of Sporting Clay Tournament; Former Member of Finance Committee, Highland Village First Baptist Church; Member, City Charter Review Committee, City of Highland Village, Texas 

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Important Update on Employment Law and Employer Liability in Texas
    • Outstanding Young Men of America Texas Tech: Law Review, Texas Tech University School of Law
    • Important Update on Personal Injury, Subrogation, and Insurance Law in Texas
    • Author: "Why Congress Should Not Legislatively Repeal The Feres Doctrine: A Struggle in Equity," 18 Texas Tech Law Review 819 (1987); "Lead Poisoning and You," Texas Young Lawyers Association; "The Paralegal at Trial," National Business Institute; Everything a Paralegal Should Know about Drafting Affidavits-State Bar of Texas Paralegal Division and Denton County Paralegal Association
    • Auto Insurance Claims and Their Effect on Premiums
    • What Insurance Companies Rely Upon to Determine Insurance Rate or Issuance of Policy
    • Homeowner Insurance Claims and Their Effect on Premiums
    • Overtime Claims and the Fair Labor Standards Act
    • Non-Compete Agreements Alive and Well in Texas

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Capt. USAF, JAG Corps, 1987-1991; Award for Trial Advocacy, 1990; Meritorious Service Medal-1991

    Educational Background:

    • Texas A&M University, B. A., Political Science, Magna Cum Laude
    • Texas Tech School of Law- Graduated with Honors; Law Review; National Mock Trial Team (National Quarterfinalist & Regional Champion); Order of the Barristers; Trial Advocacy Award-International Academy of Trial Lawyers; Phi Delta Phi (Parliamentarian); First Year Mock Trial Champion Texas A&M University-Graduated with High Honors; Corps of Cadets-Squadron Commander; Ross Volunteer Company; Fish Drill Team-Texas State Champions; Honors Program; Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society; Mortar Board; TAMU Representative in Harry S. Truman National Scholarship Competition; Legion of Valor Bronze Cross
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    Office Location for Brian T. Cartwright

    319 W. Oak Street
    Denton, TX 76201

    Phone: 940-308-8463

    Fax: 940-891-0004

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