Jeff Springer

Springer & Lyle, LLP
1807 Westminster St
Denton, TX 76205
(940) 387-0404
www.springer-lyle.com


Jeff Springer has more than two decades of experience serving as an advocate for individuals, families and businesses. He was an honors program graduate of Baylor University, and went on to obtain his Juris Doctorate at Baylor Law School. Mr. Springer holds a Certificate in civil trial law from the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and is a member of the American Bar Association and the State Bar of Texas. He served as President of the Denton County Bar Association in 1997-98. A former Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of North Texas, Mr. Springer has published a number of articles covering topics ranging from tort reform to jury selection. His trial experience is diverse, and includes not only several civil trial verdicts on both sides of the docket, but also the successful criminal defense of a person accused of murder. He won his first million dollar civil verdict while still in his twenties, and successfully defended a national bank during the same time period. He has since represented hundreds of clients in a diverse array of major litigation matters. A husband and father of two, Jeff is actively involved with his family, his church and his community, where he serves on charitable boards and in other leadership positions, and assists in teaching youth Sunday school.

Professional Memberships:
American Bar Association

State Bar of Texas

Denton County Bar Association

Chairman, Pro Bono Committee, 1993
Director, 1995-1996, 2015-present
Vice President, 1996-1997
President, 1997-1998

Hon. Paul Brown American Inn of Court

Admitted to practice in the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Eastern and Southern Districts of Texas.

Admitted to practice in the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

Publications:
Jeff Springer and R. William Wood, “Third Party InsuranceBad Faith Claims,” Texas Trial Lawyers Seminar, 1989.

Frank Lyle and Jeff Springer, “New Health Proposals Doomed Under ERISA’s
Umbrella,” Texas Lawyer, April 11, 1994.

Frank Lyle and Jeff Springer, “Medical-Necessity Determinations Under Group Health Plans and the Texas HMO Statute,” Texas Bad Faith Bulletin, Volume VI, Issue III (July 1994).

Jeff Springer, “Legal Injury: A More Reasoned Approach to the Discovery Rule,” The Advocate, Volume 13, Number 3, (October 1994).

Jeff Springer, “Lawyers Must Support Reform,” Denton Record Chronicle, February 7, 1995.

Jeff Springer, “Appointment System Fatally Flawed,” Texas Lawyer, 1995.

Jeff Springer, “The Skinny on Tort Reform  Part One: Venue,” Denton County Lawyer, Winter 1995.

Jeff Springer, “The Skinny on Tort Reform  Part Two: Medical Malpractice,” Denton County Lawyer, Spring 1996.

Jeff Springer, “Courage, Courage, and More Courage: Jury Selection in the Age of Tort Reform,” Spring Civil Litigation Seminar, Denton County Bar Association, March 1997.

Frank Lyle & Jeff Springer, “Considerations for Litigating an 18-Wheeler Case,”  Outline prepared for Denton County Trial Lawyers Association, February, 2005.

Seminars and Presentations:
“Perfecting Appeals,” Denton County Bar Association Spring Civil Litigation Seminar, Denton, Texas 1994.

“Medical Necessity Decisions and the Texas HMO Statute,” Texas Medical Association 1995 Annual Meeting, Austin, Texas, Summer 1995.

“Advocacy in Voir Dire,” Denton County Bar Association Spring Civil Litigation Seminar, Lewisville, Texas 1997.

Panel Member, “The Case of the Silent Alarm: A Study In Professionalism,” Chief Justice’s Commission on Professionalism, South Texas College of Law, Denton, Texas 1999.

“The Basics of Automobile Litigation,” Denton County Bar Association Annual Practice Skills Course, Corinth, Texas 2004.

“Considerations for Litigating an 18 Wheeler Case,” Denton County Trial Lawyers Association, Denton, Texas, February 2005.

Community Activities:
Member, First United Methodist Church, Denton

Finance Committee, 2002-present

Vice Chair / Chair Elect, 2004

Chair, 2005-2006

Building Committee, 2002-present

Administrative Board, 2004-2006

Board of Governors, Denton Community Theatre, Inc., 1988-1997, 2004-2006

President, 1993-95

First Vice President, 1990-92, 1995-97

Secretary, 1988-90

Volunteer, Big Brothers & Sisters of Denton, 1991-1993

Volunteer, Greater Denton Arts Council, 1990-Present

Volunteer, Denton YMCA, 1990-91

Board of Directors, Sanger Arts Council, 1996-97

Charter Member, Sanger Rotary Club (currently inactive)

Board of Trustees, Selwyn School 1999-2001

Sanger Education Foundation, 2005-present
President, 2005-2006