Andrew Sommerman

Sommerman, McCaffity, Quesada & Geisler, LLP
3811 Turtle Creek Blvd Ste 1400
Dallas, TX 75219
(214) 720-0720
www.textrial.com


Andrew Sommerman represents clients in personal injury cases. A highly experienced trial lawyer, Andrew specializes in catastrophic injuries, wrongful death, and defective product cases.

Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Andrew has tried numerous complex cases involving car accidents, truck wrecks, house and apartment fires, slip and falls, and workplace injuries. He is an advocate for victims of damaging pharmaceutical drugs such as Xarelto, Yaz/Yasmin, Viagra, and other medications that have caused serious injury or death. He has also prosecuted complex medical malpractice and liability cases involving pharmaceuticals, medical devices, improper surgeries, misdiagnosis of cancers, and infectious diseases, including AIDS, hepatitis and sepsis.                                                                     

Andrew has received a peer-review rating of AV Preeminent (5.0 out of 5) the highest distinction awarded by Martindale Hubbell. He enjoys sharing his expertise with future generations of lawyers by teaching courses at Texas Wesleyan University, Southern Methodist University, The South Texas College of Law and the University of Texas at Arlington. He also instructs other accident attorneys in continuing legal education courses on products liability, medical malpractice, legal procedure and insurance law.

SERVICES

Personal Injury
Medical Malpractice
Wrongful Death
Product Liability
Commercial Litigation

ADMISSIONS

Texas, 1986
Federal District Court of the Northern District of Texas, 1986
Federal District Court of the Eastern District of Texas
United States Supreme Court, 2017

EDUCATION

South Texas College of Law, J.D., 1986
University of Texas at Arlington, B.A., 1983

HONORS AND AWARDS

America's Top 100 High Stakes Litigators 2018-2019
Top Attorneys of North America 2018-2019
Board Certified, Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1996
AV Preeminent (5.0 out of 5) by Martindale Hubbell
Super Lawyers, 2003 - 2018 by Thomson Reuters
Best Lawyers in Dallas: Tort Product & Medical Liability Litigation: Plaintiff, 2013 - 2014 by D Magazine
Nation's Top One Percent, 2015-2016 by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel
Best Lawyers in Dallas, 2016 by D Magazine
Most Feared Lawyers, 2016 by De Medici Ratings
America's Greatest Attorneys
Top 50 Settlements, 2016
10 Best Attorneys, American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys, 2017-2018
Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

American Association for Justice, Member
American Bar Association, Member
American Undergraduate Moot Court Association, Director
Dallas Bar Association, Member
Dallas Trial Lawyers Association, Member
State Bar College, Member
Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Member

CLASSES AND SEMINARS

Instructor, Texas Wesleyan University
Instructor, Southern Methodist University
Adjunct Professor, South Texas College of Law
UTA Presentation for Engineering Students, July 2014
"Direct Examinations:  Telling YOUR Story Through the Witness," April 2013

PUBLISHED WORKS

"Preserving Error and How to Appeal," July 2013
"Causation and Damages," presented at the State Bar of Texas Advanced Personal Injury Law   Course, October 2011
"As Parrots are to Eagles, so are Lawyers to Paralegals," June 2009
"Litigating Financial Collapse Cases," March 2009
"Evidence and Case Law Update," April 2015
"Demonstrative Evidence," December 2008
"Expert Witnesses in Premises Liability Cases," August 2008
"Expert Witnesses," March, 2008
"Ethics Update," The Hon. Martin Hoffman and Andrew B. Sommerman, January 2008
"Guerilla Tactics 120 Days Before Trial," March 2011
"Proving Plastic Surgery Medical Malpractice," April 2012