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Paula Sweeney, former name partner at Howie & Sweeney, currently works in the Dallas office of Slack & Davis, L.L.P. and handles serious injury and death cases arising from medical and hospital negligence, defective medical devices and prescription drugs, products liability and negligent trucking. She is an AV ®-rated attorney (Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings) and has been Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law since 1986. She is a frequent teacher and invited lecturer, having been asked to speak to legal, medical, nursing and other professional groups across Texas and much of the United States.


Practice areas


  1. Medical Malpractice: 34%
  2. Defective Products: 33%
  3. Personal Injury: 33%

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Contact info

Slack & Davis LLP

2911 Turtle Creek Blvd.
Suite 1400
Dallas, TX, 75219

Slack & Davis, LLP (Austin)

2705 Bee Cave Rd.
Suite 220
Austin, TX, 78746

Slack & Davis, LLP (Fort Worth)

100 Lexington St.
Suite 70
Fort Worth, TX, 76102



TXEligible To Practice In Texas 198108/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Trial Lawyer of the YearDallas Bar Association2013
Legend of Trial LawDallas Bar Association2012
Extraordinary Woman in Texas LawTexas Lawyer Magazine2008
Defender of DemocracyCommon Cause, Texas2003
Health Care Professional of the YearTexas Nurses' AssociationN/A
Alumna of DistinctionUniversity of DallasN/A
Best Lawyers in DallasD MagazineN/A
Super Lawyers (2003 - 2013)Thomson ReutersN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Of CounselSlack & Davis, LLP2011 - Present
PartnerHowie & Sweeney, LLP1995 - 2011
Association namePosition nameDuration
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaN/AN/A
Texas Supreme CourtN/AN/A
The American College of Legal MedicineN/AN/A
PJC IIIMedical Malpractice Committee (1994-2004)N/A
American Board of Trial AdvocatesPresident of Dallas Chapter (2001)N/A
Texas Trial Lawyers AssociationPresident (1998)N/A
Dallas Trial Lawyers AssociationPresident (1991)N/A
College of the State Bar of TexasN/AN/A
State Bar of TexasN/AN/A
Dallas Bar AssociationChair, Judiciary Committee (1990)N/A
American College of Trial LawyersFellowN/A
International Academy of Trial LawyersFellowN/A
Dallas Inn of CourtBarristerN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Sherry Yvette Robinett, et al. v. Latisha Wooten, et al.Winning verdict
Rene Leduc v. Oriental Building Services, Inc.Winning verdict
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southern Methodist UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor1981
University of DallasN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1978
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
MeetingScreening Medical Negligence Cases in the Era of Ch. 742014
Advanced Trial Strategies CLEStrategies for Dealing with Difficult Witnesses2014
Advanced Evidence and Discovery CourseCross Examination2013
Texas Trial Lawyers Association ConventionMedical Malpractice Update2011
Texas Trial Lawyers Association and Medical Malpractice SeminarMegatrends in Health Care Liability Litigation2011
McAllen, TexasMed Mal Update and Primer on Opening Statements2011