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Douglas R. Hafer

Practice areas:

Business, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Insurance

About Me

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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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1993

  1. Business: 50%
  2. Personal Injury: 20%
  3. Insurance: 15%
  4. Wrongful Death: 15%

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($350-450/hour), Contingent (33-45%), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

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Contact Info

Curnutt & Hafer, L.L.P.

101 East Park Row
Arlington, TX, 76010

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199308/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top LawyersCorporate Counsel2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2011
Top AttorneyFort Worth, Texas Magazine2011
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2010
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2009
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2008
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2006
State Bar CollegeState Bar of Texas2001
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerCurnutt & Hafer, LLP2000 - Present
AttorneyBaker & McKenzie, LLP1997 - 2000
AttorneyPryor & Bruce1994 - 1997
AttorneyGibson, Dunn & Crutcher, LLP1993 - 1993

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
State Bar of TexasMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationPresidentN/A
The College of Master Advocates and BarristersMemberN/A
Rotary ClubMemberN/A
Arlington Chamber of CommerceMemberN/A
Dallas Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Dallas Bar Association, Energy Law SectionN/AN/A
Tarrant County Bar Association, Energy Law SectionVice ChairN/A
Arlington Bar AssociationPresident-ElectN/A

Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Headnotes (Dallas Bar)Mineral Royalty Mispayments: The Payor’s Right of Recoupment2011
Texas Wesleyan Law ReviewMineral Royalty Mispayments: The Payor's Rights, Obligations, and Risks in Royalty Mispayment Scenarios, Including the Pitfalls and Prerogative of Self-Help Recoupment2011
Oklahoma City Association of Petroleum LandmenSurface-Owner Conflicts: When and How to Obtain a TRO2010
Texas Wesleyan Law ReviewA Practical Guide to Operator/Surface-Owner Disputes and The Current State of the Accommodation Doctrine2010

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
Trinity University, San Antonio, TXBusinessBS - Bachelor of Science1989

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
2011 Energy SymposiumMineral Royalty Mispayments: The Payor's Rights, Obligations, and Risks in Royalty Mispayment Scenarios, Including the Pitfalls and Prerogative of Self-Help Recoupment2011
2010 Energy SymposiumA Practical Guide to Operator/Surface-Owner Disputes and The Current State of the Accommodation Doctrine2010