Tomi Lahren v. Glenn Beck
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center v. Nassar, 133 S.Ct. 2517 (S. Ct. 2013)
James O. Rogers, et. al. v. Victor Zanetti, et. al., ____ S.W.3d ____ (Tex. April 28, 2017)
Brian P. Lauten
Brian is a JD/MBA, who is a triple Board Certified business and commercial trial lawyer. Brian is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and Board Certified in Civil Trial Law and Civil Pretrial Practice by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Brian is a civil trial specialist in business torts, commercial litigation, fiduciary litigation—including the representation of lawyers and law firms, contract disputes including non-competes and trade secrets, employment litigation, and professional liability.
Brian is one of a handful of commercial and business trial lawyers, who is also a highly experienced appellate advocate, who has orally argued before both the United States and Texas Supreme Courts. Brian has been lead appellate counsel in complex disputes before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth and Eighth Circuits, the Texas Supreme Court, the Dallas, Fort Worth, Texarkana, Eastland, El Paso, San Antonio, Corpus Christi, and Amarillo courts of appeal. Of note, Brian argued the landmark decision on Title VII retaliation in, Nassar vs. UTSW Medical Center, before the United States Supreme Court.
Since 2018, Brian has been listed in the Top 100 Super Lawyer List in the State of Texas, and he has been listed as a Thomson Reuters Super Lawyer by Texas Monthly magazine every year since 2004. Since 2015, Brian has been listed as one of the Best Lawyers in Dallas by D Magazine. In 2019 and in 2020, Brian was listed in Best Lawyers in America.
Brian is a past recipient of the John Howie Award from the Dallas Trial Lawyers Association for the "Courageous Pursuit of Justice in the Face of Adversity." Brian is a past recipient of the Founders’ Award in legendary trial lawyer Don Keenan's name presented by the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) Foundation for tireless service to protecting the Seventh Amendment right to a civil jury trial.
Brian is on the Texas Pattern Jury Charge Committee for business torts, consumer, and employment litigation. He is a member of the invitation only ABOTA, the invitation only Million Dollar Advocates forum, the invitation only National Trial Lawyers Association, and he is an invited Fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America Each organization recognizes the top tier trial lawyers in the country. Lauten is the Membership Chairman and also serves on the Executive Committee of the Dallas Chapter of ABOTA, he is a National Board Representative for the Dallas Chapter of ABOTA, and he is a member of the TEX-ABOTA Board of Directors. At the national and state levels, Lauten is the Co-Chair of ABOTA and Tex-ABOTA’s Amicus committee.
On numerous occasions, Brian has been the Course Director, an instructor, and a prolific writer for the Texas State Bar's continuing legal education seminars on Business Torts, Fiduciary Litigation, Damages, Advanced Civil Trial, and Advanced Evidence. Brian is published in the law review literature in the area of business and commercial torts. See Top 10 Emerging Issues in Business Torts, Vol. 44, No. 2 Tex. J. of Business Law, p. 177-204 (2012). Of note, Brian’s publication in the University of Houston Law Review on the rights and remedies that are triggered by oral deposition changes in the errata sheet has been widely disseminated to trial courts all across the state of Texas, it has been lauded as a scholarly resource by both plaintiff and defense lawyers, and it is believed to be the only secondary authority published on this important topic that continues to evolve in tort litigation. See Brian P. Lauten, The Era of Trial by Paper: When the Witness Re-Writes the Oral Deposition Testimony in the Errata Sheet, 8 Houston L. Rev. 126 (April 18, 2018).
Brian is a former Board of Director for the Dallas Trial Lawyers Association (DTLA), he is a past Advocates Chair of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association (TTLA), and he is a member of the American Association for Justice (AAJ), formerly known as the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. Brian is the past Chair of the Dallas Bar Association’s Trial Skills Section, he is the Chair of the Dallas Bar Association’s Business Litigation Section, he is the Membership Chair for Dallas ABOTA, and he is a past Co-Chair of the Dallas Bar Association’s Bench Bar Committee. Brian is one of the editors of the Advocate, which is the scholarly law review publication produced by the Litigation Section of the Texas Bar Association. Brian is a Master in the William "Mac" Taylor American Inn of Court. Brian is a past president of the Mesquite Bar Association. Brian is licensed in Texas, Montana, and in Wyoming.
Brian enjoys spending time with his two kids, running marathons, competing in Iron Man 70.3 triathlons, fly-fishing, playing golf, and going to Alabama football games in his home state of Alabama.
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