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Charles Elwood Soechting Jr.

Personal injury Attorney at Dallas, TX

5.0   11 reviews

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About Charles

Learn Charles’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    35%
    Catastrophic personal injury and wrongful deaths are caused by negligent or intentional actions of others. My clients have been injured and we help to develop and prosecute their cases to secure compensation.

    18 years

  2. Car accident
    30%
    Most don't understand the danger of auto crashes until they've gone through one. Even when it appears to be a minor the body can be hurt internally. It is important to act quickly to get medical treatment and preserve evidence.

    18 years

  3. Trucking accident
    30%
    18 wheelers are the largest vehicles on the road and when they cause a wreck, the injuries are catastrophic. We immediately secure the necessary evidence to prosecute our clients' cases and help them through this terrible process.

    18 years

  4. Mesothelioma and asbestos
    5%
    Mesothelioma is a fatal disease caused by exposure to asbestos. I have represented individuals who were exposed to asbestos through their service in the US Navy, construction and drywall contractors, automotive mechanics as well as from basic talcum powder products.

    18 years

I am a trial attorney in Dallas, Texas focusing on catastrophic personal injuries from automotive and trucking collisions as well as industrial incidents.  My clients' cases range from traumatic life altering injuries to wrongful death claims.  I am licensced in Texas and Pennsylvania and have been admitted for specific cases in Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Massachussets, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missourri, Montana, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Wyoming and Virgina.  In addition to catastrophic injury cases I handle mesothelioma cases involving injury and death due to asbestos exposure. 

I am from a small town in Central Texas and while my practice has taken me to 48 of the 50 states and I've tried cases and argued before courts across the country, I still have a small-town mentality when it comes to my clients.  I make sure they know I am here for their needs and to take care of them at a time they feel like they can't take care of themselves.  

Licensed for 17 years
State PA
Status Active
Acquired 2012
Updated 12/04/2022
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 2005
Updated 10/23/2022

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

Contact Charles

Simon Greenstone Panatier
1201 Elm Street, Suite 3400
Dallas, TX, 75270

Reviews

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Posted by Samantha | March 2, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Automobile Injury
Charles and his team were exceptional. I'm not one to write reviews, but I personally asked how I could share my gratitude. I've always been hesitant to work with a lawyer, and felt I could manage on my own in the event I "needed" one. Unfortunately due to an automobile accident that required surgery and a long-recovery time, I didn't have it in me to work solo. Charles was recommended to me from a former client, and I'm so glad I decided to take a call to learn more about the process. Although lengthy, naturally, I'm so happy I said yes.
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Posted by Cedric | July 3, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Mr.
Very pleased with the services, process and results. First time using this firm. Would recommend to others.
Posted by Larissa Carmona | January 3, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Trucking accident
I was in a trucking accident on February 8, 2018 I was hit by a semi as a result to that I was hit by another semi with on coming traffic. I contacted Simon and greenstone and they were helpful and suppsortive through out my case the called every week I had my check ups and consulted me more than once a month they made my options clear and helped me come to a settlement that I felt was fair. My attorney was Charles Elwood Soechting Jr. I couldn’t have asked for a better lawyer in representing my case .
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Posted by Shawn G. | December 10, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Result for My Truck Wreck Case
I want to thank everyone at Simon Greenstone Panatier for all the hard work they put in. They have an amazing team that works for you and does a phenomenal job. I couldn’t ask for a better team to be working on my case. They treated me like family and they had my back. It was a wonderful experience to have. I would recommend SGP to everyone that is looking for a lawyer. SGP are very professional and get the job done. Hopefully I don’t have to use you guys again but if I do you will be the first people that I call. Again, thank you for all the hard work that your guys put in.
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Posted by April | August 23, 2013
The very best!
Mr. Soechting helped my sister in a no win situation. He was very responsive and he cared. He fought tooth and nail to the last minute to get the best for her and he pulled through. What I liked most about him is that he didn't sugar coat anything. He talked to her as if she was his own child. That says a lot about an attorney. I would recommend him to anyone.
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Posted by shannon | June 24, 2013
so far so good
What a wonderful sight this is.. We are still working with charles and no outcome as of yet but what I can say is so far so good. He has eagerly accepted the challenges of our case. More info will be posted on later dates.
Posted by anonymous | November 2, 2011
Outstanding Attorney
Charles handled 3 criminal cases for me. I had one Felony Motion to Revoke probation and a Bad Check charge in Dallas County and a Misdemeanor Class B Motion to Revoke probation in Smith County. He handled all 3 of my cases quickly and proffessionally. The best thing is that he truly cared about me and my family. He called me almost daily and came to visit me as well. He was in contact with my husband daily and there was never a minute that we did not know what was happening or what the "game plan" was for my case. The personal attention was truly amazing. Due to the type of charges, I was on a no-bond and had to stay in jail until my court date in each county. Charles was able to handle my case in each of the counties to ensure I was out of jail as quickly as possible. He worked hard with all parties involved to yield the best result. Even after I was released, after only serving 30 days in jail, he continued to check on my family. He was able to have my Felony charge in Dallas discharged and I was granted time served on the bad check charge. In Smith County I was granted time served after 30 days. I would recommend Charles to anyone facing Criminal Charges. He is an amazing attorney. He is honest and cares about his clients. I originally hired another attorney to handle my cases, but quickly realized they did not have my best interest in mind and they were only concerned about how much we could pay them. Charles gave us an amount and it never changed. Even after he realized the complexity of my charges. He never once failed to return a call, e-mail, or text message. Communication is very important when you are facing Criminal charges and Charles made sure we knew what to expect and how he would be handling my cases.
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Posted by proctor76567 | July 1, 2011
the best at what he dose
i had a question on here for a few days when i went to check the answers i found charles and gave him a call... i explained what was going on and we talked for an hour about what i was going threw.... after about a week he fixed the wrong and made it right again thanks to this guy i might have my life back on the right track again.... thank you from the bottom of my heart Charles Soechting
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Posted by MLD | May 6, 2011
Quality Representation with Results – Knowledgeable, Responsive, Efficient
After our initial consultation, I knew Mr. Soechting Jr. was the right legal representative for me. **** All charges were dismissed. He listens to what you have to say and comes up with a real defense – Not just a FEE. He explains both pros and cons in a way that are easily understandable. From the beginning, I knew what the plan was and how it was going to be executed. He followed the plan, doing exactly what he said he would do and then, in a timely manner reported the progress back to me – I never once wondered the STATUS of my case. …This guy is An Awesome Attorney.
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Posted by Christa & Kenneth | May 1, 2011
Gift from GOD!
Charles represented my husband with his criminal situation. My husband was looking at 2-20 years in prison. Charles was sent to us by the grace of god...The outcome PASSED our expectations, with Charles's knowledge and defense, they had no choice but to let my husband go! He was always there when I need him...very quick to respond to any of my million questions and concerns :-) I would recommend Charles to EVERYONE I know with their situations! My husband and I are very grateful to have been able to work with him. We look at him as a honorary member of our family, because of him our family is together again, and without him I don't think we would be where we are today. You will NOT regret hiring Charles!
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Posted by Wanda | February 3, 2011
Review on Charles Elwood Soechting Jr
Charles was very caring to our needs.Knowledgeable on all the points of our case. If you want a lawyer who treats not just as a client but as a friend Charles Soechting is the lawyer for you.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 120 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-40%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Senior Associate- Trial Lawyer
  • Simon Greenstone Panatier Bartlett
  • 2013 - Present
  • Founder
  • Law Offices of Charles E. Soechting, Jr., PLLC
  • 2010 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Simon, Eddins & Greenstone, LLP
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Attorney
  • Baron & Budd, A Professional Corporation
  • 2005 - 2008
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Education

  • South Texas College of Law
  • 2005
  • Texas State University-San Marcos
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2001

Legal Cases

  • Dobrick v. Crane Co., et al
  • Plaintiff's Verdict greater than $1,000,000 before fees and expenses
  • State of Texas v. PD
  • DISMISSED
  • State of Texas v. JPT
  • DISMISSED
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Associations

  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • 2011 - Present
  • Dallas Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2005 - Present
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2005 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • 2005 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • National Moot Court Champion
  • American Bar Association
  • 2005
  • Best Brief- National Moot Court Tournament
  • American Bar Association
  • 2005
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Publications

  • Voice for the Defense (Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association)
  • Kudos
  • 2011
  • South Texas College of Law Advocacy Program
  • Effective and Persuasive Advocacy- Top Ten Hits
  • 2005

Speaking Engagements

  • Mid-Atlantic Asbestos Litigation Conference
  • Personal Jurisdiction Post-Daimler
  • 2016
  • Jane Valez-Mitchell
  • 4th Amendment Violations by State Police
  • 2012
  • South Texas College of Law
  • Effective and Persuasive Advocacy
  • 2005
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Attorney endorsements

Received (25)
Given (9)
Endorse Charles
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have been opposing counsel to Charles on a number of matters and count him as one of my most respected colleagues. Charles shows an extraordinary commitment to his clients and their interests. He is above all, a moral and ethical attorney, and I cannot speak highly enough of his character."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Charles Soechting Jr. is a smart tenacious attorney that goes the extra mile for his clients. Charles is a "True Believer" in the Constitution and I am proud to endorse his work."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Civil rights Attorney | Jul 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Charles. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Soechting. From his answers and time on Avvo, it is clear he is dedicated to serving those in need and his clients. It's rare that lawyers spend so much valuable time helping the community, for free, and I applaud him for doing it to such a great level. Kudos"
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse and would recommend Mr. Soechting Jr. to everyone and anyone. I have been practicing for 24 years. I was the youngest judge in Colorado history, a magistrate, a prosecutor in three districts, a law professor, and have worked in private practice for years. I still learn from his Avvo answers each and every day. He is a huge credit to the legal system. Hire him."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Charles' family for years and Charles is very respected in the community. Charles is a lawyer that you can count on to get the job done."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 01
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Soechting is an outstanding attorney with an exceptional reputation. He is a strong and zealous advocate for his clients and a true credit to the legal profession."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I recently had a client call me who had a problem in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. I remembered that Mr. Soechting's answers were excellent and concise. I called him up and he was responsive and knowledgeable. He met all of my criteria and I gave my clients his number without hesitation. If I had a client, friend or relative, in Mr. Soechting's area I would not hesitate to send that person to Mr. Soechting. Thanks Charles."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. He is truely dedicated to the community, his clients and his work. What a great addition to the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I do not know Charles personally but I do know his extensive knowledge and caring attitude when it comes to criminal law and those with questions and problems. Charles and I answer many of the same AVVO questions and in reading his answers, it is clear that he knows what he is doing. The time he puts into his thoughtful replies says a lot about the type of person he is, which would reflect on his work as a lawyer - a kind-hearted, understanding representative. I endorse Charles in the area of all criminal defense cases."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Texas lawyer Charles Soechting, Jr. who is a strong advocate for persons accused of crimes. He is highly competent and ethical. His thorough comprehension of the criminal justice system including 4th Amendment issues makes him an excellent choice for representation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Soechting is an outstanding attorney and a zealous advocate for his clients. He is a credit to the legal profession."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Charles is a tenacious advocate for his clients, a respected member of the legal community, and a really nice guy. He genuinely cares for his clients and will do what it takes to make sure their rights are protected. I recommend Charles without reservation."
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