Andrew T. Fifield – Of Counsel

Experience

Board Certified Personal Injury Trial Law – Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Twenty-six years’ experience in Trial Law

Areas of Practice

Insurance Defense
Mass Torts
Personal Injury – Defense
Premises Liability – Defense
Products Liability – Defense
Trucking Industry Liability – Defense

Licenses/Courts of Admittance

Texas, 1989
US District Court for the Northern District of Texas
US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
US District Court for the Southern District of Texas
US District Court for the Western District of Texas

Honors

Texas Super Lawyer 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017.
Martindale-Hubbell® Preeminent 5.0 AVTM Peer Review Rated

Professional Affiliations

Dallas Bar Association
American Bar Association
State Bar of Texas
Texas Association of Defense Counsel
Dallas Association of Defense Counsel
Defense Research Institute, Inc.
Association for Transportation Law – Logistics and Policies
The Trucking Insurance Defense Association

Education

Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, JD, 1988.
Wabash College, Crawfordsville, IN, BA, 1985.

Significant Litigation Involvement

Trial – Complete defense verdict for trucking company in wrongful death and child brain injury case brought by surviving family members resulting from head-on collision between Defendant’s tractor-trailer and Deceased’s passenger vehicle.

Trial – Complete defense verdict for major trucking company in wrongful death and survival suit brought by surviving family members for double-fatality resulting from head-on collision between Defendant’s tractor-trailer and Deceased’s passenger vehicle after tractor collided with steer.

Trial – complete defense verdict for represented client/contractor in negligence action for paraplegic injuries to Plaintiff from the rollover of construction site equipment due to alleged improperly backfilled trenches with $1.2 million awarded against other defendants.

Trial – Defense verdict for major trucking company in negligence action for operated cervical injuries to Plaintiff allegedly the result of Defendants’ tractor-trailer rear-ending Plaintiff’s passenger vehicle.

Trial – Complete defense verdict for major grocery store chain in negligence premises liability action after surveillance strongly refuted Plaintiff’s injury claim of reflex sympathetic dystrophy to her wrist as a result of store employee allegedly improperly stacking product on a check-stand causing product to fall on Plaintiff’s hand and wrist.

MSJ – Summary judgment granted in favor of major construction  company on gross negligence action brought for death of employee while changing tire on large piece of construction equipment.

Trial – Complete defense verdict for major construction company on negligence, trespassing and inverse condemnation actions for alleged $500k in damage to property during major highway construction expansion project.

Trial – Complete defense verdict for truck driver in negligence action for operated cervical disc injuries to Plaintiff allegedly resulting from Defendant’s tractor-trailer rear-ending Plaintiff’s passenger vehicle after phantom vehicle struck Defendant’s tractor.

Trial – Complete defense verdict for major grocery store chain in premises liability negligence action for spiral break of Plaintiff’s femur allegedly resulting from slip and fall from rain water tracked in to store during inclement weather.

Trial – Complete defense verdict for major department store chain in false imprisonment, slander, defamation, and conversion actions allegedly resulting from detention of the Plaintiff for suspected credit card abuse.

Trial – Complete defense verdict for major grocery store chain in false imprisonment and assault actions allegedly resulting from detention of Plaintiff for suspected shoplifting.

Trial – Directed verdict for private airport in negligence action for property damage to airplane caused by prop stoppage allegedly caused by improperly maintained taxiway.

Trial – Directed verdict for insurance agency in Texas D.T.P.A. and Texas Insurance Code violation actions for allegedly failing to instruct Plaintiff on proper insurance coverage.

Trial – Defense verdict for trucking company in negligence counter-claim action for property damage and personal injuries allegedly resulting from collision between tractor-trailer and passenger vehicle in snowstorm.

Trial – Directed verdict for grocery store chain in premises liability negligence action for alleged neck and back injuries to Plaintiff allegedly the result of a slip and fall caused by broken bottles of water spilled on the floor of store.

Trial – Defense verdict for grocery store chain in premises liability negligence action for alleged injuries to the Plaintiff’s neck, back, wrist and leg, allegedly the result of a slip and fall caused by standing water on the floor near a check-stand.

Presentations

“Spoliation Issues in the Trucking Case” – Prosecuting or Defending a Trucking or Auto Accident Case – State Bar of Texas.
“Advanced Tools for Discovery” – Personal Injury Management for Seasoned Litigators National Business Institute.
“Analyzing and Documenting Damages” – Texas Personal Injury Practice for Paralegals

Personal Information

Born 1963, Peoria, Illinois.

Honors and Awards

Selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers by peers 2010 – 2019.
 

 

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