Jonathan M. Spigel

Jonathan M. Spigel: Attorney with Cowles & Thompson A Professional Corporation AV stamp icon
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Jonathan M. Spigel is a Shareholder and Section Head of the Firm's Tort Litigation Practice Group. Jonathan’s practice consists primarily of general insurance defense litigation, including transportation defense, products and premises liability defense, professional liability defense, employment and commercial litigation. His clients include a variety of product manufacturers and retailers, national hotel chains, retail stores and restaurants, national trucking companies, and local law firms and lawyers.


•2018: Jonathan Spigel was nominated and approved for membership in the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC). Membership is by nomination-only into the private organization of insurance lawyers and executives from around the world. Founded in 1920, the IADC takes a leadership role in many areas of legal reform and professional development.

Areas of Practice (9)

  • Commercial / Business Litigation
  • Employment Law
  • Hospitality and Lodging
  • Coverage and Insurance Litigation
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Tort Litigation
  • Transportation and Trucking

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
214.672.2113  Phone
214.672.2313  Fax
University Attended:
The University of Texas at Austin, B.B.A., Finance, 1986
Law School Attended:
St. Mary's University School of Law, J.D., 1989
Year of First Admission:
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas; U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas; 1989, Texas


•State Bar of Texas
•Dallas Bar Association

Reported Cases:
Experience: Obtained voluntary dismissals, summary judgments, and favorable settlements on commercial, employment, food poisoning, negligent security, premises and products liability suits brought against national hospitality, restaurant, retail-related businesses, and product manufacturers and retailers.; Obtained Summary Judgments and favorable settlements for national trucking companies in wide variety of trucking accident cases.; Obtained voluntary dismissals, summary judgments, favorable settlements, and successful trial results for local attorneys defended in a wide variety of legal malpractice suits.; Obtained voluntary dismissal for cigarette lighter distributor sued in multiple death case involving minors, where one minor allegedly started apartment fire with cigarette lighter.; Obtained summary judgment for gasoline tanker trailer manufacturer and lessor in products liability suit brought after gasoline tanker trailer rolled over, caught fire, exploded, and resulted in the burn death of tanker trailer driver.; Obtained summary judgment for trailer hitch manufacturer in multiple death SUV/travel trailer rollover accident.; Obtained favorable settlement for mowing equipment manufacturer in suit brought by woman whose legs had to be amputated near her knees when she fell from her riding mower and was cut by mowing implement.; Obtained favorable settlement for owner of bucket truck/ cherry picker that allegedly malfunctioned, pinning cable employee against wires, injuring his back and requiring multiple surgeries.; Successfully represented international hotel chain in age discrimination suit.; Obtained summary judgment for international hotel chain in retaliatory discharge (workers' compensation) suit.

Peer Reviews

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Dallas, Texas

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