Andrew Sommerman represents clients in personal injury cases. A highly experienced trial lawyer, Andrew specializes in catastrophic injuries, wrongful death, and defective product cases. Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Andrew has tried numerous complex cases involving car accidents, truck wrecks, house and apartment fires, slip and falls, and workplace injuries. He is an advocate for victims of damaging pharmaceutical drugs such as Xarelto, Yaz/Yasmin, Viagra, and other medications that have caused serious injury or death. He has also prosecuted complex medical malpractice and liability cases involving pharmaceuticals, medical devices, improper surgeries, misdiagnosis of cancers, and infectious diseases, including AIDS, hepatitis and sepsis.
Andrew has received a peer-review rating of AV Preeminent (5.0 out of 5) the highest distinction awarded by Martindale Hubbell. He enjoys sharing his expertise with future generations of lawyers by teaching courses at Texas Wesleyan University, Southern Methodist University, The South Texas College of Law and the University of Texas at Arlington. He also instructs other accident attorneys in continuing legal education courses on products liability, medical malpractice, legal procedure and insurance law.
Personal Injury Medical Malpractice Wrongful Death Product Liability Commercial Litigation
Texas, 1986 Federal District Court of the Northern District of Texas, 1986 Federal District Court of the Eastern District of Texas United States Supreme Court, 2017
South Texas College of Law, J.D., 1986 University of Texas at Arlington, B.A., 1983
HONORS AND AWARDS
America's Top 100 High Stakes Litigators 2018-2019 Top Attorneys of North America 2018-2019 Board Certified, Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1996 AV Preeminent (5.0 out of 5) by Martindale Hubbell Super Lawyers, 2003 - 2018 by Thomson Reuters Best Lawyers in Dallas: Tort Product & Medical Liability Litigation: Plaintiff, 2013 - 2014 by D Magazine Nation's Top One Percent, 2015-2016 by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel Best Lawyers in Dallas, 2016 by D Magazine Most Feared Lawyers, 2016 by De Medici Ratings America's Greatest Attorneys Top 50 Settlements, 2016 10 Best Attorneys, American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys, 2017-2018 Million Dollar Advocates Forum Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS
American Association for Justice, Member American Bar Association, Member American Undergraduate Moot Court Association, Director Dallas Bar Association, Member Dallas Trial Lawyers Association, Member State Bar College, Member Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Member
CLASSES AND SEMINARS
Instructor, Texas Wesleyan University Instructor, Southern Methodist University Adjunct Professor, South Texas College of Law UTA Presentation for Engineering Students, July 2014 "Direct Examinations: Telling YOUR Story Through the Witness," April 2013
"Preserving Error and How to Appeal," July 2013 "Causation and Damages," presented at the State Bar of Texas Advanced Personal Injury Law Course, October 2011 "As Parrots are to Eagles, so are Lawyers to Paralegals," June 2009 "Litigating Financial Collapse Cases," March 2009 "Evidence and Case Law Update," April 2015 "Demonstrative Evidence," December 2008 "Expert Witnesses in Premises Liability Cases," August 2008 "Expert Witnesses," March, 2008 "Ethics Update," The Hon. Martin Hoffman and Andrew B. Sommerman, January 2008 "Guerilla Tactics 120 Days Before Trial," March 2011 "Proving Plastic Surgery Medical Malpractice," April 2012