Marshall M. Searcy

Marshall M. Searcy

Attorney Profile

Top Rated General Litigation Attorney in Fort Worth, TX

Kelly Hart & Hallman LLP
 | 201 Main Street, Suite 2500
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Phone: 817-878-3512
Fax: 817-878-9712
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1972
Practice Areas:
  • General Litigation (60%),
  • Business Litigation (30%),
  • Civil Litigation: Defense (10%)
    Attorney Profile
    Marshall Searcy has been licensed to practice law in Texas (as well as the various federal trial and appellate courts located in this state) for more than thirty-four years. He graduated cum laude from the University of Texas in 1969, attaining a bachelor of arts degree (economics). He was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He then attended the University of Texas School of Law. He graduated cum laude in 1972. While attending law school, Marshall was an editor of the Texas Law Review, a member of the Order of the Coif (top 10%) and a Chancellor (top 5%). Following Marshall’s admission to the Bar in 1972, he was fortunate enough to begin his law practice in Dallas, Texas working for a legendary trial lawyer. During that early period of his career, he was able to participate in scores of significant trials, both criminal and civil, and learn from numerous great trial lawyers and judges. He was a partner in one of the largest law firms in Texas for almost twenty years. During that time, he tried hundreds of cases, throughout Texas and the United States, involving a wide variety of subjects. In 1990, he was elected as a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers (a national organization composed of the leading trial lawyers in the United States whose membership is limited to those invited to join) and the American Board of Trial Advocates (a similar organization). In 1993, he moved to Fort Worth and became a partner in the Fort Worth firm of Kelly Hart & Hallman. Since 1993, his practice has been mainly limited to commercial litigation, legal malpractice defense or personal injury defense. He has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America since 1997. Similarly, Marshall has been voted one of the outstanding trial lawyers in Tarrant County by both Fort Worth, Texas magazine and The Fort Worth Business Press. He has been voted one of the best lawyers in the State of Texas during the last several “Super Lawyer” polls conducted by Texas Super Lawyers magazine. In 2006, he was named one of the top 10 attorneys in Texas by Texas Monthly's annual Texas Super Lawyers magazine. In 2007, he was selected as the "Go-To Lawyer" in legal malpractice law by Texas Lawyer in it's 2007 Go-To Guide.

    About Marshall Searcy

    Admitted: 1972, Texas

    Professional Webpage: https://www.kellyhart.com/attorney/Marshall-M-Searcy

    Honors/Awards:

    • Named to The 400 Most Influential by Fort Worth, Inc. magazine, 2018-2020, The 400 Most Influential , Fort Worth, Inc. magazine
    • Included in The Best Lawyers in America, 1997-2020  , Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers in America
    • Texas Super Lawyer, 2003-2020, Texas Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, published in Texas Monthly magazine
    • Top Attorney in Civil Law Litigation and Commercial Litigation, 360 West magazine, 2019, 2020, Top Attorney in Civil Law Litigation and Commercial Litigation, 360 West magazine
    • Top Attorney in Antitrust Law, Civil Law and Litigation, Commercial Litigation, and Professional Malpractice (Non-Medical) Defense, 360 West magazine, 2017-2018, Top Attorney in Antitrust Law, Civil Law and Litigation, Commercial Litigation, and Professional Malpractice (Non-Medical) Defense, 360 West magazine
    • Ronald D. Secrest Outstanding Trial Lawyer Award, 2013, Ronald D. Secrest Outstanding Trial Lawyer Award, Texas Bar Foundation
    •  Selected as a "Top Attorney" by Fort Worth, Texas magazine, 2007-2019, Top Attorney, Fort Worth, Texas magazine
    • Blackstone Award Recipient, Tarrant County Bar Association, 2015, Blackstone Award Recipient, Tarrant County Bar Association
    • Honored as Power Attorney by Fort Worth Business Press, 2008, Power Attorney, Fort Worth Business Press
    • Named the "Go-To-Lawyer" in legal malpractice by Texas Super Lawyers, 2007, Go-To-Lawyer" in legal malpractice , Thomson Reuters
    • Selected as one of the Top 100 attorneys in Texas by Law & Politics, 2008, Top 100 Texas Attorney, Law & Politics
    • Selected as one of the Top 10 Attorneys in Texas by Texas Super Lawyers, 2006, Top 10 Texas Super Lawyer, Thomson Reuters, published in Texas Monthly magazine

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Tarrant County Bar Foundation, Fellow
    • Tarrant County Bar Association
    • American Board of Trial Advocates
    • Texas Bar Foundation

    Verdicts/Settlements:

    • Successful prosecution of multi-million dollar claim for defective products against a major Japanese supplier
    • Successful defense of taxpayer charged with federal tax evasion aggregating into the billions of dollars
    • Successful defense of major law firms charged with legal malpractice
    • Successful defense of federal bribery charges (and related civil litigation) against public corporation engaged in government contracting work
    • Successful prosecution of multi-lawsuit claims on behalf of an independent producer resulting in two of the largest verdicts in the history of Potter County
    • Successful defense of numerous major antitrust claims against a major oil company in several jurisdictions

    Educational Background:

    • University of Texas, B.A., cum laude, 1969
    • University of Texas School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1972

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    Office Location for Marshall M. Searcy

    201 Main Street
    Suite 2500
    Fort Worth, TX 76102

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    Last Updated: 6/26/2020

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