David L. Sargent

Attorney in Dallas, TX
Awards & Recognitions: Selected for inclusion in the 2012 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®; "Dallas Best Lawyers," D Magazine, 2007, 2008; Rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell; "Texas Super Lawyer" Texas Monthly and Law & Politics Magazines, 2004-2010. Publications & Presentations: Author, "Keys to an Effective Rapid Response," by the Commercial Transportation Litigation Committee of the American Bar Association, Summer 2011; 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; Co-Author, "Minor Compromises: A State by State Summary," Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section, Commercial Transportation Litigation Committee, American Bar Association, July 2010; Speaker, "Dealing with Law Officers and their Reports," The Harmonie Transportation Seminar, Arlington, Texas, August 4, 2009; 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; Contributing Author, "Spoliation of Evidence, A State by State Summary," by the Commercial Transportation Litigation Committee of the American Bar Association, July 2008; Author of Closing Argument chapter of the 2006-07 DRI Trial Tactics Defense Litigation Manual; Speaker, 2006 Texas Propane Gas Association Convention & Multi-State Trade Show; David speaks regularly at conferences on the subject of defending personal injury suits. Memberships: Texas Association of Defense Counsel; International Association of Defense Counsel, Trial Techniques & Tactics and Business Litigation Committees; DRI, Inc., Trial Tactics, Employment Law, Product Liability and Trucking Law Committees; Trucking Insurance Defense Association, Charter Member; Texas Association of Motor Carriers.
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Areas of Law

  • Transportation
  • Employer Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Premises Liability
  • Construction Defects


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Admission Details

Admitted in 1981, Texas
U.S. District Court, Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

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  • Law School Attended

    Texas Tech University School of Law
    Class of 1981
    cum laude

    University Attended

    West Texas State University
    Class of 1978

    Associations & Memberships

    Dallas Bar Association; State Bar of Texas.

    Representative Transactions

    Tried over 100 cases to verdict in state and federal courts throughout Texas; Serves as State and National Trial Counsel for numerous clients.

    Hobbies & Interests

    spending time with his wife and two children

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    Office Information
    David L. Sargent
     901 Main Street, Suite 5200,
    Dallas, TX 75202


    Hermes Sargent Bates, L.L.P. (Dallas, Texas)

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