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
A master at the art of persuasion, and a twenty-two year courtroom veteran, Brian Lauten is a JD/MBA, who is a triple Board Certified business and commercial trial lawyer; an elite distinction held by less than one percent of all lawyers.
With degrees in accounting, an MBA, and with financial accounting and auditing experience, Brian, a tenacious advocate, has systemically and consistently won major court fights for small businesses, developers and commercial real estate executives, investors, shareholders, corporations, lawyers and law firms, and high net-worth individuals, especially when there has been substantial financial risk and business exposure.
Brian has tried over 30 (thirty) civil jury trials to a jury verdict as lead counsel. With board certifications in Civil Trial Law by both the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and the National Board of Trial Advocacy and a separate board certification in Civil Pretrial Practice, Brian specializes in the areas of business torts, commercial litigation including real estate, fiduciary litigation including the representation of lawyers and law firms, contract disputes including but not limited to non-competes, trade secrets, and intellectual property, employment litigation, and professional liability.
Brian has been listed as a Thomson Reuters Super Lawyer by Texas Monthly magazine every year since 2003. Since 2015, Brian has been listed as one of the Best Lawyers in Dallas by D Magazine. Brian has been listed in Best Lawyers in America every year since 2019. 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 Don Keenan Founders’ Award 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 a past member of the Texas Pattern Jury Charge committee on business torts, consumer, and employment litigation. He is a member of the invitation only American Board of Trial Advocates (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. Brian is the President 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.
In addition to being a highly credentialed business and commercial trial lawyer, Brian is also an experienced appellate advocate, who has orally argued before both the United States and Texas Supreme Courts. Brian has been lead counsel in complex disputes before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth and Eighth Circuits, the Dallas, Fort Worth, Texarkana, Eastland, El Paso, San Antonio, Corpus Christi, and Amarillo courts of appeal. Of note, in 2013, Brian argued the landmark decision on Title VII retaliation in, Nassar vs. UTSW Medical Center, before the United States Supreme Court.
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, 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 the only secondary authority nationwide published on this highly 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 a former Chair of both the Dallas Bar Association’s Trial Skills and Business Litigation Sections. Brian is one of the associate editors of the Advocate, which is the scholarly law review publication produced by the Litigation Section of the Texas Bar Association. Brian is a Bencher 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.
In his spare time, Brian enjoys spending time with his two children, fly-fishing, playing golf, wing shooting, and competing in marathons and triathlons. Having grown up in Alabama, Brian is an avid fan of the Alabama Crimson Tide. Brian is a parishioner at Saint Rita’s Catholic Church.
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