Douglas Hafer was selected for inclusion in 2006, 2008-2011 "Texas Super Lawyers ," a listing of top attorneys in Texas compiled through independent polling and research. The list is published annually by Texas Monthly and is a distinction held by no more than five percent of Texas lawyers for the year. Mr. Hafer is AV rated by Martindale Hubble, the highest skill and ethics and integrity ranking available. He is also Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
Since graduating from law school in 1993, Mr. Hafer has successfully tried cases in state and federal courts ranging from personal injury to complex business and employment disputes. Additionally, Mr. Hafer has taken and defended hundreds of depositions, and briefed and argued over one hundred motions in state and federal courts. Mr. Hafer also has significant appellate court experience. He has successfully represented appellants and appellees in cases argued before the federal and state appellate courts.
Mr. Hafer is licensed to practice law in the State of Texas, and is admitted in the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western United States District Courts of Texas, as well as the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Mr. Hafer is a member of the State Bar of Texas, and its Litigation Section; the American Bar Association, and its Litigation Section, as well as the Forum on Franchising and the Arlington, Tarrant County, and Dallas County Bar Associations. Mr. Hafer is also a Senior Counsel of The College of Master Advocates and Barristers, an international legal honor society.
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|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||1993||10/19/2015|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top Lawyers||Corporate Counsel||2012|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2011|
|Top Attorney||Fort Worth, Texas Magazine||2011|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2010|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2009|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2008|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2006|
|State Bar College||State Bar of Texas||2001|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||N/A|
|Partner||Curnutt & Hafer, LLP||2000 - Present|
|Attorney||Baker & McKenzie, LLP||1997 - 2000|
|Attorney||Pryor & Bruce||1994 - 1997|
|Attorney||Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, LLP||1993 - 1993|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|State Bar of Texas||Member||N/A|
|American Bar Association||President||N/A|
|The College of Master Advocates and Barristers||Member||N/A|
|Arlington Chamber of Commerce||Member||N/A|
|Dallas Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Dallas Bar Association, Energy Law Section||N/A||N/A|
|Tarrant County Bar Association, Energy Law Section||Vice Chair||N/A|
|Arlington Bar Association||President-Elect||N/A|
|Headnotes (Dallas Bar)||Mineral Royalty Mispayments: The Payor’s Right of Recoupment||2011|
|Texas Wesleyan Law Review||Mineral Royalty Mispayments: The Payor's Rights, Obligations, and Risks in Royalty Mispayment Scenarios, Including the Pitfalls and Prerogative of Self-Help Recoupment||2011|
|Oklahoma City Association of Petroleum Landmen||Surface-Owner Conflicts: When and How to Obtain a TRO||2010|
|Texas Wesleyan Law Review||A Practical Guide to Operator/Surface-Owner Disputes and The Current State of the Accommodation Doctrine||2010|
|Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1993|
|Trinity University, San Antonio, TX||Business||BS - Bachelor of Science||1989|
|2011 Energy Symposium||Mineral Royalty Mispayments: The Payor's Rights, Obligations, and Risks in Royalty Mispayment Scenarios, Including the Pitfalls and Prerogative of Self-Help Recoupment||2011|
|2010 Energy Symposium||A Practical Guide to Operator/Surface-Owner Disputes and The Current State of the Accommodation Doctrine||2010|