Quentin Brogdon

Quentin Brogdon: Attorney with Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP AV stamp icon
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Quentin Brogdon has over thirty years of experience and expertise in the field of personal injury trial law. He is board certified in both personal injury trial law and civil trial advocacy.

Quentin Brogdon’s honors and awards include the following:

• International Academy of Trial Lawyers, Fellow

• American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow

• Texas Monthly’s Super Lawyers

• Top 100 Super Lawyers in Texas, Texas Monthly

• 500 Leading Plaintiffs’ Lawyers in America, Lawdragon Magazine

• Top 100 Texas Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers

• Best Lawyers in Dallas, D Magazine

• Standing Ovation Award – State Bar of Texas CLE Program

• Thurgood Marshall “Fighting for Justice” Award — Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America

Quentin is active in organizations within the legal profession, having served as President of the Dallas Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates, President of the Dallas Trial Lawyers Association, Vice-President of Finance for the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, President of the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America, and on a State Bar Pattern Jury Charge Committee. He has also published dozens of articles in legal publications and given several hundred speeches at legal seminars for lawyers. The State Bar of Texas Continuing Legal Education Program awarded him it’s Standing Ovation Award for his contributions in teaching lawyers in Texas. Some of his published articles are listed below.

Quentin has received an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest possible rating. This rating reflects an attorney’s ethics and abilities according to reviews from fellow attorneys.

Honors and Awards

• “Best Lawyers in America,” Personal Injury Litigation, 2014-Present

• “Top 100 Super Lawyers in Texas,” Texas Monthly, 2013-Present

• “Super Lawyer,” Texas Monthly, 2003-Present

• “Top 100 Texas Trial Lawyers,” National Trial Lawyers, 2011-Present

• “Best Lawyers in Dallas,” D Magazine, 2014-Present

• “Leading 500 Plaintiffs’ Lawyers in America,” Lawdragon Magazine, 2007

• Standing Ovation Award – State Bar of Texas CLE Program

• Thurgood Marshall “Fighting for Justice” Award – Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America – 2018

• Dallas Bar Association Presidential Citation, 2017

• “AV-Rated Preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbell

Published Works

• “When an Autonomous Vehicle Crashes, Who Pays for Damages?”, Texas Lawyer, 2018

• “Setting the Table in Catastrophic Truck Crash Cases”, Texas Lawyer, 2017

• “Buckle Up: Seat Belt Evidence Now Admissible”, Texas Lawyer, 2017

• “Holding Trucking Companies Directly Liable”, Texas Lawyer, 2016

• “Five Ways to Impeach a Witness”, Texas Lawyer, 2016

• “New Day in Federal Civil Procedure”, Texas Lawyer, 2016

• “Experts and Inadmissible Underlying Data”, Texas Lawyer, 2015

• “Hurdles for Premise Liability”, Texas Lawyer, 2015

• “Parallel Criminal and Civil Cases: Which Goes First?”, Texas Lawyer, 2015

• “New Approach to Prior Inconsistent Statements”, Texas Lawyer, 2015

• “The Unlawful Acts Doctrine in Texas: Dead or Alive?”, Texas Lawyer, 2015

• “Phantom Defendants: Responsible Third Parties”, Texas Lawyer, 2015

• “Clearing a Hurdle in Bystander Cases”, Texas Lawyer, 2014

• “Information Acted On Is Not Hearsay”, Texas Lawyer, 2014

• “The Foundations of Effective Cross-Examination”, American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Committee Newsletter, 101 Practice Series Article, Summer 2014, Vol. 1 No. 2.

• “When is Enough Enough? How to Prove Causation With Temporal Proximity and Lay Testimony”, Texas Lawyer, 2014

• “How to Win Wrongful-Death, Survival Damages”, Texas Lawyer, 2014

• “Personal Injury: Stowers and Multiple Defendants”, Texas Lawyer, 2013

• “Maximize the Effectiveness of Opening Argument”, Texas Lawyer, 2013

• “Admissibility of Other Similar Incidents in Civil Litigation”, Texas Lawyer, 2013

• “Fear of Commitment Questions in Voir Dire”, Texas Lawyer, 2012

• “What Attorneys Can’t Say In Closing Arguments”, Texas Lawyer, 2012

• “How to Handle Physical and Mental Examinations”, Texas Lawyer, 2012

• “Objecting to the Admission of Harmful Evidence”, Texas Lawyer, 2012

• “Tactical Considerations in Depositions”, Texas Lawyer, 2012

• “Deposition Strategies in State and Federal Court”, Texas Lawyer, 2012

• “Overcome Fear Factor in Adverse Expert Cross-Examination”, Texas Lawyer, 2011

• “Seven Deadly Myths of Cross-Examination”, Texas Lawyer, 2011

• “Think Strategy in a Post-H.B. 274 World”, Texas Lawyer, 2011

• “Questions to Ask Police Officers in Car Wreck Cases”, Texas Lawyer, 2011

• “Set-Aside Scuffles”, Texas Lawyer, 2010

• “Trial Lawyer as Secret Agent: Techniques Litigators Can Learn From Spies and Detectives”, Texas Lawyer, 2010

• “My Atticus Finch Moment”, Texas Lawyer, 2006

• “Time Limits on Voir Dire Trade Justice for Efficiency”, Texas Lawyer, 2005

• “Factual Sufficiency Review by the Supreme Court”, Texas Lawyer, 2005

• “The New Good Samaritans: HB 4’s Protections for Emergency Medical Care”, Texas Lawyer, 2004

• “Why do Jurors Blame the Victim?” Trial Magazine, 2003

• “Palacios and Article 4590i Expert Reports: Trying to Make a Silk Purse Out of a Sow’s Ear”, Texas Bar Journal, 2002

• “A Reply to a Flawed Defense of Sponsorship Theory”, Texas Bar Journal, 2000

• “Inoculating Against Bad Facts: Brilliant Trial Strategy or Misguided Dogma?” Texas Bar Journal, 2000

• “Admissibility of Criminal Convictions in Civil Cases”, Texas Bar Journal, 1998

• “Non-Subscriber Liability for Employee Injuries: Foreseeability is in the Eye of the Employee?” Texas Bar Journal, 1997

Professional Associations and Memberships

• International Academy of Trial Lawyers – Fellow

• American College of Trial Lawyers – Fellow

• American Board of Trial Advocates

- Dallas Chapter, President, 2017

• Dallas Trial Lawyers Association

- President, 2007-2008

• Texas Trial Lawyers Association

- Vice-President of Finance, 2013-2014

- Director & Fellowship Member

- Trial Advocacy College, Instructor, 2009

• Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America

- President, 2018-2019

• State Bar of Texas

- Pattern Jury Charges Committee – Business, Consumer & Employment Law, 2007-2009

• Dallas Bar Association

- Bench Bar Conference, Co-Chair, 2017

- Presidential Citation, 2017

- Trial Skills Section, Treasurer, 2017

- Trial Academy, Instructor, 2014-2016

- Trial Skills Section, Director, 2014

- Tort & Insurance Section, Director, 2012

- Media Relations Committee, Co-Chair, 2012

- Working Group for Revisions to Local Rules, Co-Chair, 2010-2011

- Courthouse Committee, Co-Chair, 2008

• American Inns of Court

- ABOTA Dallas Trial Lawyer Academy, Instructor, 2016

- The William ‘Mac’ Taylor Chapter, Master

• SMU Dedman School of Law

- Trial Advocacy, Adjunct Professor, 2002

• National Institute for Trial Advocacy

- Depositions College, Dallas, Instructor, 2012-2013

• 360 Advocacy Institute

- Advisory Committee

• Texas Bar Foundation

- District 6 Nominating Committee

- Life Fellow

• American Bar Foundation

- Fellow

• Dallas Bar Foundation

- Fellow

• Texas Bar College • American Association for Justice

College of the State Bar of Texas; Southern Trial Lawyers Association; Dallas Bar Foundation; Texas Bar Foundation (Life Fellow); American Bar Foundation Member: Dallas County Bar Association (Co-Chair, Courthouse Committee, 2008-2009; Co-Chair, Media Relations Committee, 2011-2012; Director, Tort and Insurance Practice Section, 2011-); State Bar of Texas (Member: Pattern Jury Charges Committee - Business, Consumer & Employment Committee, 2006-2009); The Association of Trial Lawyers of America; Texas Trial Lawyers Association (Member, Board of Directors, 2001; Fellowship Member, 2007; Vice President of Finance, 2012-); San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association; Dallas Trial Lawyers Association (Member, Board of Directors; Vice-President, 2005-2006; President-Elect, 2006-2007; President, 2007-2008); American Board of Trial Advocates (Member: Dallas Executive Committee, 2009-; Chair, Dallas Membership, 2013-14; Dallas Chapter, 2003-); William "Mac" Taylor, Jr. American Inn of Court (Master, 2004-) Fellow: College of the State Bar of Texas; Southern Trial Lawyers Association; Dallas Bar Foundation; Texas Bar Foundation (Life Fellow); American Bar Foundation.

Areas of Practice (7)

  • Personal Injury
  • Truck Accidents
  • Car Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Defective Products
  • Premises Liability
  • Wrongful Death

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
University Attended:
Rice University, B.A., Economics and History, President’s Honor Roll, 1985; University of Houston, M.B.A., with honors, 1989
Law School Attended:
University of Houston Law Center, J.D., Law Review: Associate Editor, Houston Law Review, 1989
Year of First Admission:
1997, U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas; 2002, U.S. District Court, Western District of Arkansas; 1997, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas; 2002, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Arkansas; 1990, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas; 1989, Texas; 1994, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
Birth Information:
Bossier City, Louisiana, April 12, 1964
( Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization and Board Certified in Civil Trial Advocacy, National Board of Trial Advocacy )
Payment Information:
  • Free Initial Consultation

Peer Reviews

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