Drew Peters, Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

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Drew T. Peters

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T: 972-980-3263     F: 972-934-9200     dpeters@feesmith.com

PRACTICE AREAS

 

Transportation Litigation

 

Personal Injury

Premises Liability

Products Liability

Construction Liability and Defects

 

Consumer Litigation/Debt Collection

 

DTPA/Bad Faith Claims

 

 

EDUCATION

 

Baylor University Law School, J.D., 2009

 

University of Texas, B.B.A., 2006

 

 

BAR ADMISSIONS

 

Texas

 

 

PROFESSIONAL

AFFILIATIONS

 

State Bar of Texas

Dallas Bar Association

Dallas Association of Young Lawyers

Texas Young Lawyers Association

 

TIDA – Trucking Industry Defense Association

 

TADC – Texas Association of Defense Counsel

 

DRI – Defense Research Institute

 

 

COURT ADMISSIONS

 

U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas

U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas

Drew Peters is a Board Certified trial attorney whose practice currently focuses on transportation litigation, including catastrophic injury and multi-fatality cases.  He primarily defends trucking companies and their drivers in lawsuits filed throughout the State of Texas.

 

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Peters served as an assistant county attorney in Aransas County, where he gained valuable courtroom experience prosecuting criminal matters. He continued his career as a trial lawyer on the civil side of the docket and has been lead trial counsel in more than 20 cases before a jury. Mr. Peters' trial experience enables him to evaluate and prepare a case from its inception to conclusion. He believes that developing a strategy with trial as the end goal also increases the likelihood of a desirable settlement of the matter.

 

In June 2014, Mr. Peters was honored to be invited to and attend the ABOTA National Trial College at Harvard Law School.  During this rigorous week-long event, Mr. Peters gained valuable advocacy tools and insight from renowned trial attorneys across the nation.

 

 

 

Recent Trials/Victories

Anderson and Davis v. Saldivar and Ben E. Keith Co., Tarrant County, Texas.  Obtained complete defense verdict at trial on behalf of tractor-trailer driver and company in a lane-change dispute in which Plaintiffs claimed various injuries to their neck and back.

 

Windham and Waller v. Baker and Compton d/b/a American Outdoor Transportation.  Panola County, Texas.  Obtained complete defense verdict on behalf of defendants in a case where several 500 lb. hay bales fell off defendants’ tractor-trailer into oncoming highway traffic.  Plaintiffs claimed extensive medical expenses, including future life care plans approaching $1 million each.  After hearing nearly a week’s worth of evidence, the jury returned a verdict in under 1.5 hours finding defendants were not negligent in the underlying accident.

 

In re: Baker and Compton d/b/a American Outdoor Transportation.  Sixth Court of Appeals – Texarkana, Texas.  Won original mandamus proceeding from appellate court, which ordered the trial court to enter judgment on the jury’s verdict in the above matter after the trial judge erroneously granted a new trial without a sufficient basis.

 

Paris v. Nolen and Ben E. Keith Co., Dallas County, Texas.  Obtained very favorable defense verdict in which Plaintiff asked the jury for over $200,000 in damages.  The jury awarded under $4,000 total, which was less than 1/3 of Plaintiff’s past medical expenses.  Liability for the subject accident was stipulated to before trial.

 

Tawnya Mitchel and Sylvia Christopher v. John Doe, Driver and Ben E. Keith Co. Tarrant County, Texas. Obtained complete defense verdict at trial wherein Plaintiffs alleged a hit-and-run on the part of a Ben E. Keith driver and injuries resulting from the incident. A unanimous jury awarded the verdict after less than 10 minutes of deliberations.

 

Lisa Beth Keys v. Balfour Beatty Infrastructure, Inc., et al, Rockwall County, Texas. Obtained Summary Judgment on behalf of client contractor involved in highway construction project. Plaintiff had demanded more than $100,000 to settle less than a week prior to Summary Judgment being granted.

 

Ivan Perez v. Michels Pipeline Construction, et al. Lamar County, Texas. Obtained Summary Judgment on behalf of client trucking company in case where Plaintiff was claiming more than $150,000 in economic damages.

 

 

Representative Matters and Significant Cases

Lasek v. Phillips and Ben E. Keith Co. Northern District of Oklahoma.  Represented defendant trucking driver and company in lawsuit filed on behalf of an individual with quadriplegia and in a persistent vegetative state due to a major trucking accident in northeast Oklahoma.

 

Smith et. al. v. Sunset Logistics et. al. Reeves County, Texas.  Represented defendants in a multi-party complex case arising from numerous vehicle accidents during inclement winter weather.  The plaintiffs were family members of two deceased individuals whose vehicle caught on fire at the accident scene.

 

 

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