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Steven C. Laird

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Steve is often recognized by his peers and by outside organizations for excellence in the practice of law, and that recognition began early in his career. The Texas Young Lawyers Association selected Steve as the Outstanding Young Lawyer of Texas in 1988 from among the more than 20,000 lawyers under 35 years of age practicing at that time. He was also selected as the Outstanding Young Lawyer of Tarrant County that same year.

He has been selected to The Best Lawyers in America from 2012-2016, and has been voted one of the Top 100 "Texas Super Lawyers" in the entire state of Texas by Thomson Reuters from 2005-2013 and 2015, as published in Texas Monthly magazine, and named to the list of "Texas Super Lawyers" from 2003 - 2015. There are 90,000 licensed attorneys in the state of Texas, so being named as one of the Top 100 is truly an honor. Steve has been selected an "Attorney of Influence" by his peers as published in the Fort Worth Business Press and recognized by the legal community as Top Personal Injury Attorney in Tarrant County in a survey conducted by Fort Worth, Texas Magazine for eleven consecutive years, starting in 2005. Steve is the past President and a charter member of the Eldon Mahon Chapter of the Fort Worth Inn of Court. He served as President of the Fort Worth Chapter and the State of Texas Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates, and as President of the Tarrant County Trial Lawyers Association. He has also served as a Director of the Tarrant County Bar Association.

Steven C. Laird was elected as the 2015 President-Elect of the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America (APITLA), one of the nation’s largest lawyer groups devoted to eliminating unsafe and illegal interstate trucking practices. He will begin a one-year term as APITLA President beginning in May 2016.


Practice areas


  1. Trucking Accident: 35%
    35 years, 25 cases
  2. Personal Injury: 35%
    35 years, 1 thousand cases
  3. Wrongful Death: 25%
    35 years, 100 cases
  4. Commercial: 5%
    23 years, 15 cases

Attorney endorsements

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  • Thomas Wayne McKenzie

    I endorse this lawyer. Steven is one of the best Trial Lawyers in the Country including Texas. He knows the law, is very ethical and keeps his client's informed from begining to end of the case and even after the case is completed.


    Thomas McKenzie Family Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Matthew Louis Solomon

    I have had the privilege of working with Steven. He is an excellent attorney, a zealous advocate and a kind and caring person toward all of his clients. I highly recommend and endorse Steven.


    Matthew Solomon Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Other

Contact info

Law Offices of Steven C. Laird, P.C.

1824 8th Avenue
Fort Worth, TX, 76110-1391


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 198010/19/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers2016
Top 100 Super Lawyers in TexasThomson Reuters2015
Texas Super LawyersThomson Reuters2015
Top Attorneys in Tarrant CountyFort Worth, Texas Magazine2015
Annual Professionalism AwardTarrant County Bar Association2010
Annual Professionalism AwardCollege of State Bar of Texas1998
Outstanding Young Lawyer of TexasState Bar of Texas Young Lawyers Association1988
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
FounderLaw Offices of Steven C. Laird, P.C.2001 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Tex-ABOTA (American Bd of Trial Advocates)President2010 - 2010
Fort Worth ABOTA ChapterPresident2003 - 2003
Eldon Mahon Inn of Court (Fort Worth)President2002 - 2002
Tarrant County Trial Lawyers AssociationPresident1988 - 1989
Texas Trial Lawyers AssociationDirector1988 - 2008
American Association of Justice/Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMember1985 - Present
Texas Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1982 - Present
Tarrant County Bar AssociationMember1982 - Present
State Bar of TexasMember1980 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1980 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Personal Injury, Death and TruckingN/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
Law Offices of Steven C. LairdTexas Voir Dire: An Aerial View of Jury De-Selection2010
Law Offices of Steven C. LairdStructured Settlements From The Plaintiff’s Perspective2009
Law Offices of Steven C. LairdSelecting & Theming a Plaintiff's Case2002
Nationwide Legal Publications & PresentationsPersonal Injury, Wrongful Death, & TruckingN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
South Texas College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1980
Texas Christian UniversityN/AM.B.A.1977
Texas Tech UniversityN/AB.B.A.1976
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association and Arlington Bar AssociationTexas Voir Dire: An Aerial View of Jury De-Selection2008
Corpus Christi Bar AssociationDirect and Cross-Examination2008
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaUsing Trucking Regulations to Turn the Tide in Trucking Cases2007
Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Advance Personal Injury CourseAdmission and Exclusion of Evidence2006
ATLA Litigating Trucking Cases SeminarTrucking Litigation: Why Focus Groups?2006
Colorado Trial Lawyers SeminarCase Evaluation and Damages for Settlement or Trial2004
Arlington Bar AssociationOutline of State Bar of Texas Referral Fee Task Force Final Report and Recommendations2004
American Association for Justice Mid-Winter ConferenceCourt-Ordered ADR: How to Use this Opportunity to Your Advantage2004
Tarrant County Bar Association CLE CruiseA Quick Cruise Through Personal Injury Causes of Action in Texas2003
American Association for Justice "Negligence in the OR"Laminectomy & Fusion Surgery2003
Tarrant County Bar Association CLE CruisePrivileges2002
American Association for Justice - National College of AdvocacyWeekend with the Stars2002
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaSelective Screening of Lung Cancer Cases2001
Personal Injury Law ConferenceExpert Witness Selection and Accessibility2000
Association of Trial Lawyers of America Annual ConventionInadequate Security Presentation1999
VariousWhen Air Bags Injure or Kill1998
National Trial Lawyers Association - Medical Malpractice Trial Lawyers AssociationNew Mediation Techniques1998
Premises Liability SeminarClient Preparation: How to Present Your Client at Trial1997
American Association for Justice Annual ConventionUnique Problems and Approaches to Specific Premises: Malls and Shopping Centers1997
ADVANCED PRODUCT LIABILITY SEMINARPhysical Restraints Including Airbags and Seat Belts1997
ASSOCIATION OF TRIAL LAWYERS ANNUAL CONVENTIONTop 10 Premises For Inadequate Security Cases1996
Nationwide Legal Conferences and SeminarsPersonal Injury, Wrongful Death, Trucking1987