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About me

As a lawyer, my goal is to practice law at the highest levels of integrity, legal ability, and commitment to my clients.  My law practice provides legal representation for individuals and families in serious personal injury and wrongful death cases.  

In law school, I studied to become the kind of lawyer who made an important difference in the lives of my clients.  I aspired to stand up to large corporate interests and others that were unwilling to take responsibility for injuries and damages they caused.  I now have more than 28 years experience fighting for individuals and families in state and federal courts in Texas. I have handled thousands of cases and obtained millions of dollars in damages for my injured clients. I have been fortunate to receive recognition by other attorneys for very high legal ability and ethical standards (Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory).  Recently, I was recognized by the National Trial Lawyers as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer in North Texas.  

I completed mediator’s training at the SMU Center for Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management.  I have served as a mediator and successfully mediated the settlement of over 50 lawsuits.  My experience as a mediator has helped me to be a more effective advocate for my clients during mediation conferences.  

My interest in helping others led me to become active in many community service positions. I was appointed, by the Denton County Commissioners Court, to serve as Chair of the Denton County Child Protective Services Board.  I have also served, for over 15 years, as an adult volunteer leader for the Boy Scouts of America. 




Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Car Accident: 35%
    30 years, 1.75 thousand cases
  2. Personal Injury: 30%
    30 years, 1.5 thousand cases
  3. Slip and Fall: 15%
    30 years, 750 cases
  4. Trucking Accident: 15%
    30 years, 750 cases
  5. Wrongful Death: 5%
    30 years, 200 cases



Contingent (33-40%)

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  • Dina Kay Steele

    I endorse this lawyer. I worked with David Ragsdale on prior cases and have known him for several years. He is both ethical and committed to his clients. A wonderful advocate.


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Contact info

David Ragsdale

The Law Offices of Tim O'Hare
1038 Elm Street
Carrollton, TX, 75006


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 198701/09/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
District Award of MeritBoy Scouts of America2011
Silver Beaver (highest volunteer recognition)Boy Scouts of America2011
Polaris AwardBoy Scouts of America2010
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2004
Award of Merit (Copyright Law)American Society of ComposersN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyThe Law Offices of Tim O'Hare2011 - Present
MediatorMediation Firm2010 - 2011
AttorneyPersonal Injury Law Practice1987 - 2011
Adjunct InstructorSoutheastern Paralegal Institute1987 - 2000
Law ClerkInterstate Trucking Law Firm1986 - 1986
Association namePosition nameDuration
Dallas Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2011 - Present
Christian Legal SocietyBoard of Directors2011 - Present
Dallas Bar AssociationJudiciary Committee2010 - Present
Dispute Mediation Services, Inc.Mediator2010 - 2011
North District Boy Scouts of AmericaChair Marketing Committee2009 - Present
Boy Scouts of AmericaScoutmaster2008 - 2012
Boy Scouts of AmericaAssistant Scoutmaster2002 - 2008
Child Protective Services BoardPresident1990 - 1994
State Bar of TexasMember1987 - Present
First Baptist CarrolltonMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Employer sexual harassment$100,000
Presmises Liability (slip & fall)$300,000
Premises Liability (failure to provide security)$300,000
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Publication nameTitleDate
Personal Injury ReporterTexas Supreme Court UpdateN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Mississippi School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Southern Methodist UniversityMediationMediation CertificationN/A
University of Southern MississippiPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Chiro-Law SeminarLaw for Chiropractors2013
Chiro-Law SeminarRisk Management2013
Boy Scouts of AmericaRisk Management2012
Southeastern Paralegal InstituteLegal Systems2000
Southeastern Paralegal Institute"Case Investigation"2000