Andrew B. Sommerman

Sommerman McCaffity Quesada & Geisler, LLP
Sommerman McCaffity Quesada & Geisler, LLP
3811 Turtle Creek Blvd #1400, Dallas, TX 75219 United States
(214) 720-0720
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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 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 Bet-the-Company Litigators 2019-2020

American Trial Academy: Top Tier Lawyers – 2020

AV Preeminent Highest Possible Rating in Both Legal Ability & Ethical Standards by Martindale Hubbell – 2020

Who’s Who Top Attorneys of North America President’s Circle 2019-2020

America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators 2018-2020

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 – 2019 by Thomson Reuters

Best Lawyers in Dallas: Tort Product & Medical Liability Litigation: Plaintiff, 2013 – 2014 by D Magazine

Nation’s Top One Percent, 2015-2020 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

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