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Zeke Otis Fortenberry

Personal injury Attorney at Dallas, TX

4.2   5 reviews

About Zeke

Learn Zeke’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    30%
    Representing victims from drunk driving wrecks to victims of sexual assault.

    6 years

  2. Car accident
    20%

    6 years

  3. Trucking accident
    20%

    6 years

  4. Wrongful death
    15%

    6 years

  5. Animal and dog bites
    5%

    6 years

  6. Motorcycle accident
    5%

    6 years

  7. Slip and fall accident
    5%

    6 years

Zeke began his legal career as a prosecutor at the Collin County District Attorney's office.  While at the District Attorney's office Zeke tried over 150 jury trials, including several high profile cases involving Aggravated Kidnapping and Capital Murder.  Zeke took pride in representing victims and seeking justice on their behalf.  Zeke is board certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

 

In 2017, Zeke joined Eberstein Witherite because he wanted to continue to help victims recover their damages.  He enjoys learning more about each victim's experience so he can better represent them in court.

Outside of his practice of law, Zeke has taught Trial Advocacy at SMU School of Law as an adjunct professor, and coached high school mock trial teams.  He also has lectured across Texas numerous times to teach other lawyers about effective trial advocacy.

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Licensed for 14 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 2008
Updated 10/23/2022

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

Contact Zeke

Fortenberry Firm PLLC
18333 Preston Rd.
Suite 375
Dallas, TX, 75252

Reviews

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Posted by Lacee | June 22, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome lawyer
Mr Fortenberry and his team were amazing to work with. A drunk driver hit me and left the scene and her insurance was refusing to pay. Zeke got her insurance and mine to pay. They kept me updated every step of the way. He took my case when others would not! Best experience I have had
Posted by Michelle | January 5, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Nothing short of Amazing!
Being able to have such an experienced lawyer such as Zeke was one of the many reasons I am glad I hired this firm to represent my case. From the beginning he was always attentive with any questions I had and always kept me informed of the process step by step. His knowledge and worth ethic was very evident and that made me feel comfortable. I would not hesitate to use Zeek and his team if the need arises nor hesitate to recommend this firm to friends and family. The professionalism they showed and the outcome was nothing short of Amazing.
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Posted by Mitch | June 19, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Zeke Truely Cares About His Clients
Zeke worked very hard on my case. I would hire him again without any thought to someone else. Zeke is honest and cared about the outcome of my case. He got the absolute best result for me. He even followed up with me months after the case to make sure I was doing ok. He is truely a great man and an even better lawyer. You can not go wrong when you work with Zeke.
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Posted by Vincent Roberts | June 19, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Zeke Fortenberry
I've had the privilege of having Zeke represent me along with the state of Tx on many occasions. Zeke works hard and will go to bat for you to gain the desired results. Give him a shot, you won't be disappointed.
Posted by Ellington | April 17, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Lack communication and doesn't honor his own word
My case was referred from the law office of Jacobs O'Hara McMullen regarding two non at faults accident to cut down on legal fees from Houston, TX. Since my case has been referred to Zeke I have not spoke to Zeke not once over the telephone. I only recieve replies after weeks by emails only. I can't and have not recieved one update regarding my case and I never get the phone call that was promised via email. I have recieved nothing but empty promises and the run around time and time again after months of requesting any info or transparency. I do not have much experiences with lawyers and thank God my life hasn't required me to till now, but assure you I am glad I now know how they can be and what a terrible one now look like. After having your life derailed the last thing you want to have to add to pain and suffering is having your lawyer be a pain and aid in more suffering. Sure he might have helped others but I wasn't.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-40%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Fortenberry Firm PLLC
  • 2018 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Eberstein & Witherite, LLP
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Collin County District Attorney's Office
  • 2008 - 2017

Education

  • Pepperdine School of Law
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • 2007
  • Texas Tech University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2004
  • Texas Tech University
  • MA - Masters
  • 2004
  • Texas Tech University
  • MBA - Master of Business Administration
  • 2004
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Legal Cases

  • Alexa Filmore v. Brian Cheney No. DC-16-02078
  • Verdict for the plaintiff

Associations

  • Dallas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Texas Lawyers Group
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association
  • Chair of the Board
  • 2016 - 2017
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Best Lawyers under 40
  • D Magazine
  • 2018
  • "40 under 40" Honoree
  • Pepperdine University
  • 2017
  • Prosecutor of the Year for Victims
  • Collin County District Attorney
  • 2015
  • President's Award
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association
  • 2014
  • President's Award of Merit
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association
  • 2013
  • Order of Barristers
  • Pepperdine University School of Law
  • 2007
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Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (2)
Personal injury Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Zeke is a great attorney who passionately represents victims and fights for results for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Zeke represents his clients zealously and with passion and conviction. He was a District Attorney for many years and absolutely has more trial experience than any opponent he's up against. A good lawyer. A good person."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Zeke will take care of your personal injury matter in a thorough and efficient way."
Personal injury Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Zeke is a hardworking and talented lawyer who brings honor to our profession. I have had the privilege of being friends with Zeke for a number of years and have also had the privilege to see him try cases as a felony prosecutor. As a prosecutor, I was impressed with his oratory skills and comfort in the Courtroom along with his fight for justice. He helped victims of criminal abuses for years and has transitioned now to helping victims of personal injuries. With that transition, he has brought the same passion for justice he has displayed over his career."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Zeke. I have personally observed him in Court and know him to be a talented advocate who is both effective and ethical."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Friend
"Zeke is a fantastic lawyer who knows his way around a courtroom. I am confident that he will do right by his clients."
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Dallas Personal injury Lawyer Zeke Otis Fortenberry
Zeke Otis Fortenberry
Personal injury Attorney
Dallas, TX
Licensed for 14 years
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