- John W. Busch
- Dale Fresch
- Andrew L. Petersen
- Colin L. Powell
- Jake L. Ramsey
- Stephanie J. Roark
- Brian J. Sawyer
- J. Reid Simpson
- Luke Spencer
- Patrick J. Stoia
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09/09/22 | Hartline Barger Team Successfully Strikes Plaintiff’s Experts in Construction Defect Case
Dallas, TX, September 09, 2022 — Hartline Barger LLP is pleased to congratulate attorneys Tom Jacks, Katrina Colwell Arp, Trevor Brown, and David Henderson for successfully striking Plaintiff’s experts in a construction defect case, resulting in an overwhelmingly favorable settlement for the firm’s client. Plaintiff sought multiple seven-figures in damages. Plaintiff’s liability expert opined that the only remedy for the alleged construction defects was complete removal/disposal of all materials and products installed and a complete rebuild. Plaintiff’s damages expert opined as to the cost for demolition and rebuilding, leading to the multi-seven figure damages demand. The Hartline Barger team successfully struck the liability expert and all of his opinions entirely as well as the damages expert’s opinions on repair costs.Read More
08/19/22 | 12 Hartline Barger Attorneys named to The Best Lawyers in America® 2023
Dallas, TX, August 19, 2022 — Hartline Barger LLP is pleased to announce that 12 lawyers have been recognized in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence.
Lawyers on The Best Lawyers in America list are divided by geographic region and practice areas. They are reviewed by their peers based on professional expertise, and undergo an authentication process to make sure they are in current practice and in good standing.
Hartline Barger LLP would like to congratulate the following lawyers named to the 2023 The Best Lawyers in America list:
08/11/22 | Hartline Barger Partners Jeff Patterson and Peter Blomquist have been Admitted into the American Board of Trial Advocates
Dallas, Texas, August 11, 2022 – Hartline Barger LLP is pleased to announce that Jeff Patterson and Peter Blomquist have been admitted into the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). ABOTA is a nationwide organization of experienced trial lawyers and judges who are dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the civil jury trial right provided by the Seventh Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
Patterson and Blomquist join the long line of Hartline Barger attorneys who have been granted this admittance, including Darrell Barger, Richard Crews, Larry Grayson, David Merkley, Marshall Rosenberg, and William Sherwood.
ABOTA membership consists of more than 7,300 lawyers—equally balanced between plaintiff and defense—and judges that are spread among 96 chapters in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
ABOTA is an invitation-only organization. Members must have at least five years of active experience as trial lawyers, must have at least 10 civil jury trials to verdict, must possess additional litigation experience, and must be approved by a ¾ vote of the national board of directors of ABOTA, upon recommendation of the local chapter. Prospective members provide ABOTA with a list of every case they have ever tried, including the name and contact information of opposing counsel. ABOTA then contacts each of those counsel to vet the prospective member by inquiring about their commitment to civility, integrity, and professionalism.Read More
07/12/22 | Hartline Barger Navistar Team Wins Summary Judgment
Dallas, Texas, July 12, 2022 – Hartline Barger LLP The wins just keep coming for the Hartline Barger Navistar team! The United States District Court for the Northern District of Iowa granted summary judgment in favor of Navistar and an authorized dealer. This lawsuit was a part of pattern litigation related to Navistar’s MaxxForce engine. In Adrian Trucking, the Plaintiff purchased 11 heavy-duty commercial trucks with MaxxForce engines and later sued alleging various fraud and warranty theories. In a well-reasoned and thorough 30-page opinion, the Court considered the evidence before it, found Navistar and its authorized dealer were not liable, and dismissed all claims against them with prejudice. Congratulations to Jeff Patterson, Clayton Callen, Al Silva, and Brian Sawyer on obtaining this fantastic result for our clients.Read More
06/29/22 | Hartline Barger Obtains Full Dismissal on Summary Judgement
Dallas, Texas, June 29, 2022 – Hartline Barger LLP announced another victory for the Hartline Barger Navistar team in Nashville, Tennessee! The lawsuit was part of pattern litigation related to Navistar’s MaxxForce engine. In First Express, Plaintiff purchased 40 trucks with the MaxxForce engine alleging various fraud and warranty claims arising out of the purchase and operation. After careful consideration of the facts and the law of Tennessee, the Court threw out the case entirely. Congratulations to Jeff Patterson, Clayton Callen, Luke Spencer, and Jake Ramsey on obtaining full dismissal on summary judgment!
06/17/22 | Hartline Barger Attorney Jim McInerny Secures a Victory for a Workers’ Compensation Carrier
Dallas, Texas, June 17, 2022 – Hartline Barger LLP Jim McInerny secured a victory for a workers’ compensation carrier by successfully defending against a claim for death benefits, alleging that a worker died after he was exposed to COVID-19 at work. At an administrative hearing, Jim argued there was no evidence work was the only place the worker could have been exposed to COVID-19, and that the claim for benefits was not filed within the one-year limitations period under the Texas Workers’ Compensation Act. The administrative judge agreed, and found in favor of the insurance carrier. Both the carrier and the insured are pleased with the outcome.
05/09/22 | Hartline Barger Partner Jeff Patterson Obtains Unanimous Defense Verdict
Dallas, Texas, May 09, 2022 – Hartline Barger LLP Jeff Patterson obtains unanimous defense verdict. Patterson’s client, Navistar, won a defense verdict from a Dallas County jury on May 2, 2022 after a six-day trial in Judge Maricela Moore’s court. Plaintiff was driving a 26-foot moving van made by Navistar when he drifted off a New Mexico highway, overcorrected, and turned the truck onto its side. Mr. Forge injured his left arm—resulting in an amputation—when it came in contact with the highway. Plaintiff claimed the truck was not crashworthy, failed to keep Plaintiff inside the truck, and failed to provide adequate ejection mitigation features, including laminated glass in the side window. Navistar argued there was no defect in the truck, and that Forge’s employer, Raphael Djine, failed to train him in safe driving, failed to comply with the federal regulations for on-duty time for drivers, and created an itinerary for his route that did not provide for ten hours of rest per day.Read More
03/28/22 | Hartline Barger LLP Announces Opening of its New Office in Lubbock, Texas
Dallas, Texas, March 28, 2022 – Hartline Barger LLP announces opening of its new office in Lubbock, Texas. With four Texas locations and two in New Mexico, the firm’s new Lubbock office bridges the neighboring states and provides additional support to clients in West Texas and the Panhandle.
“Our Lubbock office is an important step in continuing the firm’s dedication to serving its client’s needs in West Texas, including Lubbock, Amarillo, Midland, Odessa, San Angelo, and El Paso,” said Managing Partner Richard Crews. He added, “Our firm is not in the business of expanding just to become bigger, it’s about the maintaining the quality of our work. Having a physical presence in Lubbock allows us to be more available and more responsive to our West Texas clients.”
Hartline Barger attorney and Texas Tech alum, Brennon D. Gamblin, is the lead attorney for the firm’s new Lubbock location. He is licensed in Texas and in New Mexico. Gamblin has significant arbitration, trial, and appellate experience representing individuals, corporations, and insurance carriers, in a variety of civil litigation matters. His practice covers product liability, business and commercial, construction, personal injury, employment, and professional liability cases in both state and federal courts. Gamblin is also a trained mediator in the State of Texas and has successfully mediated a number of civil matters to resolution.
03/22/22 | Ten Hartline Barger attorneys selected for inclusion in the 2022 Texas Rising Stars® list.
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03/14/22 | Darrell Barger Named the Recipient of the 2022 Ronald D. Secrest Outstanding Trial Lawyer Award from the Texas Bar Foundation
Darrell Barger has been named the recipient of the 2022 Ronald D. Secrest Outstanding Trial Lawyer Award from the Texas Bar Foundation. This distinguished award recognizes only one active trial lawyer each year who, in his or her practice, has demonstrated high ethical and moral standards and has demonstrated exceptional professional conduct, thus enhancing the image of the trial lawyer. Established in June 2002, this award celebrates Ronald Secrest’s life as an outstanding trial lawyer who devoted himself to the highest standards of the trial practice.TXBF Secrest Outstanding Trial Lawyer Award Press Release