Darrell G. Adkerson


Areas of Practice

  • Defense of Catastrophic Injury Claims
  • Professional Sports Litigation (Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers, etc.)
  • Complex Commercial and Corporate Litigation
  • Non-Subscriber Defense
  • Premises and Construction Liability
  • Automobile/Commercial Trucking Defense
  • Products Liability
  • Property/Casualty
  • Workers’ Compensation and Subrogation
  • Wrongful Termination/Discrimination, Negligent Hiring, Supervision and Retention
  • Governmental/Civil Rights Defense
  • Environmental and Toxic Tort Defense

Representative Transactions

  • Complex commercial cases involving breach of fiduciary duty/contract, derivative actions, dissolution of partnerships, real estate litigation, trespass to try title, constructive trusts due to fraud, and trade secret litigation
  • Defense of serious injury and wrongful death claims on behalf of Fortune 500 companies and self-insured companies
  • Defense of sexual abuse claim, toxic torts, product liability, wrongful death and premises security related matters
  • Federal and State trials of catastrophic claims on behalf of various clients
  • Approved Defense Counsel for insurance companies

Shareholder Profile

  • Won all but 3 of over 120 jury trials
  • Board Certified as Specialist in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Since 1990
  • Assistant District Attorney of Tarrant County (1984-1987)
  • Member:
    • American Board of Trial Advocates (Top 1% of Texas Trial Attorneys)
    • Life Fellow-Texas Bar Foundation (1/2 of 1% of Texas Bar Membership)
    • Appointed Chairman of Texas Business Advisory Council
    • Member of Council on Litigation Management
    • Texas and Dallas Bar Association
    • Defense Research Institute
  • Admitted to practice before all Texas State Courts and before Federal Courts
  • Frequent speaker at continuing education seminars
  • Texas Wesleyan University (B.A., Magna Cum Laude, 1980); Voted by faculty as most outstanding senior student of 1980 graduating class
  • Texas Tech School of Law (J.D., 1983); Phi Delta Phi Scholastic Honors Fraternity