R. JACK AYRES, JR.

SHAREHOLDER


rjayres@ayreslawoffice.com
O: (972) 991-2222
F: (972) 386-0091


Certifications

Board Certified, Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Civil Trial Law
Personal Injury Trial Law
Civil Appellate Law

Board Certified, National Board of Trial Advocacy

Civil Trial Advocacy

Practice Areas

  • Complex Commercial Trials and Arbitration
  • Personal Injury Trials
  • Appellate Practice
  • Business Tort Trials and Arbitrations
  • Representation of Medical and Legal Professionals
  • Representation and Consultation for Emergency Medical Service (EMS) Agencies

Testimonials

"I’ve know Jack Ayres for nearly three decades. How many doctors have a best friend in the plantiff’s bar? Not many, I suspect! The reason is simple: Jack Ayres is a formidable attorney for his clients, but he is also a communitarian and a person interested in personal and social justice. Jack Ayres became a volunteer at Parkland in a very special role and now for over 30 years he has assisted us in getting court orders for patients that need treatment, saving hundreds of patients who might otherwise have died or suffered disability. Jack did all of this pro bono. Chris has followed in his father’s footsteps as an attorney, communitarian, advocate for the vulnerable, and the police and fire departments in our area. He exemplifies professionalism and integrity just like his father. These gentlemen are excellent attorneys with the energy to match their intellect. I’m glad to have had this friendship now with both father and son. This is not a Cinderella story because none of this is magic. It is years of hard work and dedication to a profession, to individual clients and to the Dallas community."

Ron Anderson, M.D.
President and CEO
Parkland Health and Hospital System


"I came to the Ayres Law Office for help with the wrongful death case of my husband involving an airline crash. Jack Ayres was proficient, thorough and knowledgeable in the law yet it was his integrity and genuine concern for myself and my three young children that enabled me to get through the lengthy process. There was professionalism and class in every interaction, legal or otherwise. Mr. Ayres’s competency and eloquence during the trial phase was outstanding. When the decision was sent to the appellate court the firm was able to handle that as well which kept me from having to search for and work with another law firm. Mr. Ayres is a brilliant and truly honest lawyer and it was a genuine pleasure to work with him."

Pam Douglass
San Antonio, Texas

In the early 1980’s, Mr. Ayres opened his current office, where he has focused for over thirty years on representing hundreds of individuals and businesses in civil trials and appeals.  During his practice, he has tried over 500 cases and handled over 150 appeals, including major commercial litigation and major personal injury cases.  This has led him to be recognized as a “Super Lawyer” by his peers since the program was established, as well as election into the American Board of Trial Advocates.  Mr. Ayres is the only lawyer in the entire State of Texas who is board certified in civil trial law, personal injury trial law and civil appellate law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, as well as board certified in civil trial advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.

Beyond his legal background, Mr. Ayres has experience and expertise in the areas of health care and law enforcement.  He is a licensed master peace officer and paramedic in the State of Texas.  He is an Associate Professor at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical and Health Science Centers in Dallas and maintains a position on the faculty at Parkland Hospital.  Mr. Ayres serves as a national consultant and expert witness for plaintiffs and defendants in emergency medical service protocol and procedure.

His unique blend of knowledge has resulted in 23 public service appointments, including selection by Governor Mark White to the Texas Board of Health and various healthcare task forces, as well as appointment as a Special Assistant Attorney General for the State of Texas.  He has authored five books, many articles and presentations, and made television appearances, including an interview with on 60 Minutes.

Representative Clients/Cases

  • $83,000,000.00 verdict as lead counsel for plaintiffs in breach of fiduciary duty, fraud and conversion case against oil company and attorney in state court in Dallas County, Texas.
  • $40,000,000.00 verdict as co-lead counsel for plaintiffs in products liability lawsuit against automobile manufacturer in state court in Rusk County, Texas
  • $6,300,000.00 verdict as co-lead counsel for plaintiff in fraud, conspiracy and breach of contract case against national hospital organization and doctor in state court in Harris County, Texas.
  • Over $7,000,000.00 verdict as lead counsel for plaintiffs in products liability and negligence lawsuit against Delta Airlines following airplane crash in federal court in Austin, Texas.
  • Eight-figure settlement following bench trial as lead counsel for plaintiffs in anti-trust, fraud and breach of contract case against Fortune 250 company in federal court in Dallas County, Texas.
  • Multi-million dollar verdict as lead counsel for plaintiffs in civil rights lawsuit surrounding death of police officer in joint-drug arrest and raid.
  • Judgment of no liability and damages as lead counsel for defendants in home-builder lawsuit for multi-million dollar construction defect in state court in Dallas County, Texas.
  • Multi-million dollar verdict as lead counsel for plaintiffs in wrongful death and medical malpractice lawsuit in state court in Denton County, Texas.
  • Multiple defense verdict for various automobile dealerships on issues of fraud, violations of Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act, misrepresentation, and breach of contract in state court in Dallas County, Texas.
  • Dismissal of complaint as co-lead counsel against doctor before Texas Medical Board seeking suspension or revocation of license concerning alleged issue of misconduct, inaccurate medical record-keeping and failure to supervise in Travis County, Texas.
  • Dismissal of complaint as lead counsel for state district judge before State Judicial Conduct Commission seeking reprimand or removal from office.
  • Representation of State of Texas as Special Assistant Attorney General in cases seeking injunctive relief to require proper facilities, care and treatment for female patients by regional reproductive services company, leading to multiple appeals including two appeals to United States Supreme Court.

Admissions & Legal Certifications

Admitted to Practice Before:

  • The Supreme Court of the United States
  • The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • The United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western
  • Districts of Texas
  • The Supreme Court of Texas

Certifications: 

  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Civil Trial Law, 1993 to present
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Personal Injury Trial Law, 1993 to present
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Civil Appellate Law, 1993 to present
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy, Civil Trial Advocacy, 1996 to present

Texas Board of Legal Specialization:

  • Appointed Member of Advisory Commission on Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization 2001-2005
  • Appointed Chairman, Advisory Commission on Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization 2005 – 2007; Term expired Feb. 2007

Education

J.D., Baylor School of Law 1971

  • Dean’s Distinguished List
  • Harris Honor Society
  • Order of Barristers
  • Editorial Board, Baylor Law Review
  • Captain, State and National Moot Court Teams

B.A., Baylor University -Waco, Texas

  • Dean’s List
  • Attorney General of the University
  • Academic/Athletic Scholarship

Awards and Recognition

  • “Texas Super Lawyer” Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
  • Designated “Champion of Justice” by Texas Watch, 2005
  • Special award for advocacy on behalf of children in Texas by the Children’s Defense Fund, 1987

Faculty and Teaching Experience

  • Faculty, “Masters in Trial” Series, American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Faculty, Dallas Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education Program
  • Named “Jaworski Fellow” Distinguished Instructor in Trial Advocacy, Baylor University School of Law, 2009 to present
  • Former Adjunct Faculty, Baylor University School of Law (Waco, Texas)
  • Former Faculty, State Bar of Texas Professional Development and Continuing Legal Education Program
  • Clinical Associate Professor of Hospital Administration, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dallas, Texas. (1990 to present)
  • Clinical Associate Professor of Emergency Medical Education, University of Texas Health Science Center, Dallas, Texas. (1994 to present)
  • Continuing Education Faculty, Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas, Texas. (1977 to present)
  • Faculty, Regional Disaster Nurse Cadre Training, American Red Cross, Dallas, Texas. (1983 to 1996)
  • Instructor, American Heart Association Advanced Cardiac Life Support Series, Medical City Dallas Hospital, Dallas, Texas. (1980 to 1996)
  • Guest Lecturer, Texas Woman’s University School of Nursing, Dallas, Texas. (1986 to 1995)
  • Continuing Education Faculty, Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences, Dallas, Texas. (1977 to 1995)
  • National Faculty on Advanced Cardiac Life Support Subcommittee on Emergency Cardiac Care, American Heart Association. (1987-1989)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Hospital Administration, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dallas, Texas. (1983-1990)
  • Instructor, Legal Aspects of Emergency Medical Services, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas. (1978-1983)
  • Guest Lecturer, Southwestern Medical School, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dallas, Texas. (1976-1982)
  • Director, Emergency Legal Assistance Program, Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas, Texas. (1985 to present)
  • Biotel Operations Committee, Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas, Texas. (1993 to present)
  • Editorial Board, Pre-hospital and Disaster Medicine. (Medicine Pre-hospitaliere y Medicine de Catastrophe). (1991 to 2000)
  • Special Counsel, National Association of EMS Physicians. (1994 to 2000)

Professional Affiliations

  • Elected Advocate, American Board of Trial Advocates, 1990
  • Elected Fellow and Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation, 1979
  • Elected Member, The College of the State Bar of Texas, 1995
  • Elected Member, American College of Legal Medicine, 1977
  • Elected Member, American Society of Law and Medicine, 1976
  • Member, State Bar of Texas
  • Member, Dallas Bar Association
  • Member, Federal Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Southwestern Legal Foundation
  • Member, Bar Association for the United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • Life Member, Baylor Law Review Association
  • Life Member, Baylor Law School Alumni Association
  • Charter Life Fellow, Dallas Bar Foundation, 1991
  • Past President and Director, Baylor Law School Alumni Association

Community & Family

Born in Dallas, Texas, in 1948, Mr. Ayres moved to Richardson in his early years.  He attended Richardson High School, where he became a regional and state champion debater.  His skills as an advocate earned him a scholarship to Baylor University.  At Baylor, Mr. Ayres continued his debate success not only in Texas, but across the country.  During his undergraduate career, he was named Attorney General of Baylor University. He continued at Baylor Law School, earning his J.D. in 1971.  While at the Law School, he represented Baylor at state and national moot court competitions and was named the Captain for both teams.  He was a member of the Order of Barristers, Harris Honor Society, Dean’s Distinguished Student List, as well as serving on the Editorial Board of Baylor’s Law Review.

Mr. Ayres has three children: Jennifer, Laura and Chris.  He enjoys spending time with his grandchildren – all of which are active little boys.  In his spare time, Mr. Ayres is an avid reader and student of military history and of World War II, in particular.  Mr. Ayres two dogs – Buddy and Buster – can routinely be seen roaming the halls of the Ayres Law Office providing “security” to the facilities.

With a bedrock belief in service to others, Mr. Ayres has devoted countless hours and resources to the community focusing on children, first responders and health care issues.

  • Member, Advisory Council, Friends of Wednesday’s Child (2008 to present)
  • Secretary, General Counsel, and Member, Board of Directors, Friends of the Dallas
  • Fire-Rescue Department, Inc. (1994 to present)
  • Member, Citizens for a Qualified Judiciary, Dallas, Texas. (1992 to present)
  • Member, Greater Dallas Crime Commission. (1991 to present)
  • Senior Warden and Member of the Vestry, Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration, Dallas, Texas. (1991-1994)
  • Member, Board of Directors, Homeward Inc., AIDS/ARMS Network, Dallas, Texas. (1988-1992)
  • Member, Legal/Ethical Task Force, Dallas County Commission on AIDS. (1987-1992)
  • Member, Texas Board of Health. (1985-1989)
  • Chairman, Emergency and Disaster Committee, Texas Board of Health. (1985-1989)
  • Member, Governor’s Task Force on Aero-Medical Transportation and Treatment of the Critically Ill. (1986-1989)
  • Consultant in Law and Medicine, Federal Emergency Management Agency and the United
  • States Fire Academy, Emittsville, Maryland. (1983-1988)
  • Special Assistant Attorney General of Texas. (1982-1983)
  • Chairman, Joint Committee on Inter-Professional Relations, Dallas County Medical
  • Society and Dallas Bar Association. (1977-1980)

Technical Education, Training and Non-Legal Certifications

Law Enforcement:  

Master Peace Officer Certification

Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer

Standards and Education, 2005 – present

Permanent License as Peace Officer, 1979 – present

Assigned to Special Operations Unit

Parkland Police Department, Dallas, Texas, 1998 – present

Emergency Medical Services: 

Licensed Paramedic

Texas Department of State Health Services, 2002 – 2007

Registered Paramedic

Texas Department of Health, 1979 – 2002

Licensed Emergency Paramedic, Registration Number A-380

Department of Public Health

City of Dallas, Texas, 1978 – present

National Disaster Medical System

U.S. Department of Health Human Services, 1997 – 2009

Assigned to TX-1-DMAT

Publications, Presentations & Appearances

Books: 

“Legal Aspects of the Care and Treatment of the Critically Ill Patient.”  Critical Care Nursing: Body-Mind-Spirit, 3d Edition. Edited by Camellia Kenner, Cathie Guzzetta and Barbara Dossey. Boston: Little Brown and Company, 1992.

“Legal Aspects of the Care and Treatment of the Critically Ill Patient.”  Critical Care Nursing: Body-Mind-Spirit, 2d Edition. Edited by Cornelia Kenner, Cathie Guzzetta and Barbara Dossey. Boston: Little Brown and Company, 1985.

“Legal Considerations in Pre-hospital Care.”  Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America. Vol.  No. 4. Edited by Col. Matthew M. Rice, M.D., Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders Company, 1993.

“Representing the Seller in a Products Liability Context.” 1980 SMU Products Liability Institute. Edited by Vincent S. Walkowiak. New York: Matthew Bender & Co., 1980.

“Synopsis of Legal Considerations in Pre-hospital Care.”  Emergency Medical Care: A Manual for the Paramedic in the Field. Edited by Leo Schwartz. Washington, D.C.: United States Department of Transportation, 1983.

Articles: 

“Judicial Nullification of the Right to Trial by Jury by “Evolving” Standards of Applicable Review,” 60 Baylor Law Review 339-489 (2008).

“Constructive Fraud and Non-Negligent Misrepresentation,” published by the Southern Methodist University School of Law for the Business Torts and Litigation Institute Seminar, Dallas, Texas, October, 1990.

“Current Controversies in Pre-hospital Resuscitation of the Terminally Ill Patient,” Pre-hospital and Disaster Medicine. January-March, 1990.

“Current Issues and Controversies in Texas Products Liability Litigation,” published by the State Bar of Texas for the Advanced Personal Injury Law Course 2002, Dallas and San Antonio, Texas, July 2002, Houston, August 2002, South Padre Island and Houston, October 2002

“Damages in Survival, Wrongful Death and Bystander Claims,” published by the State Bar of Texas for the Thirteenth Annual Advanced Personal Injury Law Course, San Antonio, Texas, July 18, 1997, and Dallas, Texas, July 25, 1997.

“Delta 191: The Dallas Experience,” Emergency Medical Services. July, 1992.

“Demonstrative Evidence and Audio-Visual Aids for the Advanced Litigator,” published by the State Bar of Texas for the State Bar Performance Enhancement Program, May, 1987.

“Finding the Twelve Without Divine Intervention,” published by the Baylor University School of Law for the Ninth Annual Litigation Institute, Waco, Texas, Houston, Texas, February 14, 1997, and Dallas, Texas, March 7, 1997.

“Issues of Patient Consent and Liability for Unauthorized Treatment,” Pre-hospital and Disaster Medicine. July-September, 1990.

“Juvenile Due Process Texas Style: Fruit of the Poisonous Tree Resweetened,” Baylor Law Review. Vol. 24, p. 71, Winter, 1971.

“Law, Psychotherapy and the Duty to Warn: A Tragic Trilogy?” Baylor Law Review. Vol. 27, p. 677, Fall, 1975.

“Litigation of Death and Dying in Texas: Survival, Wrongful Death, and Related Claims,” published by the State Bar of Texas for the Institute Series on Personal Injury and Wrongful Death, September, 1987, Dallas, Texas and October, 1987, Houston, Texas.

“Litigation of Death and Dying in Texas; Survival, Wrongful Death, and Related Claims,” published by the Baylor University School of Law for the First Annual Litigation Institute, Waco, Texas, September 30, 1988.

“Litigation of Wrongful Death and Survival Claims in Texas,” published by the Baylor University School of Law for the Fifth Annual Litigation Institute, Waco, Texas, September 11, 1992.

“Patient Consent and the Law; Part 1: General Principles,” Journal of Emergency Medical Services.  Vol. 5, p. 33, December, 1980.

“Patient Consent and the Law; Part 2: Special Problems,” Journal of Emergency Medical Services.  Vol. 6, p. 39, January, 1981.

“The Physician’s Advocate: Experts Answer Your Questions– Record Access?” Legal Aspects of Medical Practice. Vol. 7, p. 21, May, 1979.

“Practical Perspectives on Cross Examination of the Expert Witness,” published by the Baylor University School of Law for the Eighth Annual Litigation Institute, Waco, Texas, September 15, 1995.

“Practical Use of the Pathologist as an Expert Witness,” published by the State Bar of Texas for the Performance Enhancement Course on The Use of Experts in Litigation, Houston, Texas, October 16, 1987.

“The Practical Use of a Pathologist as an Expert Witness,” Voice for the Defense. Part I. Spring, 1992 and Part II, July, 1992.

“Removing Another Set of Judicial Blinders: The Case for Increased Information to the Criminal Jury in Sentence Deliberations,” Baylor Law Review. Vol. 22, p. 544, Fall, 1970.

“To Live and Die in Arizona,” Annals of Emergency Medicine, ed. Vol. 22, No. 11, November, 1993.

Appearances:

Appeared in the educational television series, Emergency Medical Update, produced monthly by Lockert- Jackson Associates, Post Office Box 11380, Winslow, Washington.

Interviewed by Mike Wallace for television series, 60 Minutes, for segment entitled “Billfold Biopsies,” as part of an investigative report on patient transfers and indigent health care in the United States. Produced by CBS News, New York, New York. Originally broadcast on March 17, 1985.

Appeared in the educational television series, Rural Emergency Education Network Telecommunications, segment entitled “Ethics, The Law, and Emergency Care.” Originally broadcast on April 24, 1995.

Interviewed by John King for television series, “Anderson Cooper-360” in segment on the pending nomination of Justice Priscilla Owen for the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. Produced by CNN, Atlanta, GA.  Originally broadcast May 24, 2005.

Presentations:

National: 

“Are you Breaking the Law?” delivered at the Gulf Coast EMS Education Conference 1987, Mobile, Alabama, December 4, 1987.

“Current Controversies in Pre-hospital Emergency Resuscitation of the Terminally Ill Patient,” presented to the Scientific Assembly of the American College of Emergency Physicians, Washington, D.C., September 14, 1989.

“Current Controversies in Pre-hospital Emergency Resuscitation of the Terminally Ill Patient,” presented to the Scientific Assembly of the American College of Emergency Physicians, San Francisco, California, September 17, 1990.

“EMS Litigation–A Retrospective,” presented to the National Association of EMS Physicians, Ninth Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, Minnesota, June 10-13, 1993.

“Emergency Legal Care,” presented to the Montgomery County Fire-Rescue Services, Rockvi1le, Maryland, March, 1981.

“Emergency Medicine, Patient Management and the Law,” delivered at the Florida Hospital Emergency Medical Seminar, Orlando, Florida, November 5, 1980.

“Handling On-the-Scene Medical Intervener: Avoiding Confrontation and Understanding Risks,” delivered at the EMS Today ’84 Seminar, San Diego, California, October 31, 1984 – November 2, 1984.

“Issues of Patient Consent and Liability for Unauthorized Treatment,” presented to the Scientific Assembly of the American College of Emergency Physicians, New Orleans, Louisiana, September 26, 1988.

“Law Versus the Ethical Imperative: When They Are Not The Same,” “Case Histories in EMS Ethics,” and “Drugs, Guns, and Public Policy,” presented to the National Association of EMS Physicians, Winter Meeting, Naples, Florida, January 7-8, 1994.

“Legal and Ethical Issues in Emergency Resuscitation and Advanced Cardiac Life Support,” presented to the Scientific Assembly of the American College of Emergency Physicians, New Orleans, Louisiana, September 26, 1988.

“Legal Aspects of Emergency Medical Services,” delivered at the Second World Conference on Pre- hospital Care, New Orleans, Louisiana, November, 1979.

“Legal Aspects of Emergency Medicine,” presented to the National Association of EMS Physicians, Fifth Annual Conference, San Francisco, California, June 1-4, 1989.

“Legal Risks in Pre-hospital Emergency Care,” “Current Controversies in Pre-hospital Resuscitation,” and “The Legal Aspects of EMS,” presented to the Emergency Medical Services Association, Fifteenth Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah, November 7-9, 1991.

“Liability and Patient Consent,” presented to the National Conference on Legal Aspects of Pre-hospital Emergency Care, Orlando, Florida, May, 1981.

“Liability Aspects of Airport Medical Emergencies,” presented to the American Association of Airport Executives, Annual Conference, Dallas, Texas, June, 1980.

“Medical/Legal Aspects of Emergency Resuscitation,” presented to the National Association of EMS Physicians, Seattle, Washington, June 7-9,1987.

“Medical/Legal Aspects of EMS: Ignorance is Not Bliss,” delivered at the Third National Rural EMS Seminar, Little Rock, Arkansas, June, 1981.

“Medical/Legal Aspects of EMS” presented to the Colorado State Association of Fire Chiefs, Littleton, Colorado, June, 1981.

“Medical/Legal Aspects of EMS,” presented to the IAAF and the ACT Foundation, Seminar Series, “Born of Necessity,” Washington, D.C.; Nashville, Tennessee; and Salt Lake City, Utah; October 1-3, October 20-22 and November 5-7, 1980.

“Medical Legal Case Studies,” and “Trends in EMS Liability,” presented to the Twelfth Annual Seminar on Pre-hospital Medicine, Bellingham, Washington, September 11-12, 1993.

“Medical/Legal Issues: Case Studies,” delivered at the Sixth Annual Seminar on Pre-hospital Medicine, Bellingham. Washington, October 18,1987.

“Medical/Legal Issues Facing EMS Today–A View From the Bar and Bench,” presented to the National Association of EMS Physicians, Seventh Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida, June 13-16, 1991.

“Pre-hospital and Emergency Department Issues During Cardiac Arrest,” presented to the National Association of EMS Physicians, Sixth Annual Meeting, Houston, Texas, June 14-17, 1990.

“Resuscitation in the Pre-hospital Setting,” presented to the National Association of Emergency Medical Services Physicians, San Diego, California, August 17, 1986.

“The Student’s Legal Rights”;  “Weathering the Insurance Crisis” and “Legal and Ethical Implications of Resuscitation,” delivered at the EMS Today Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, October 23-24, 1986.

“The Student’s Legal Rights”;  “Weathering the Insurance Crisis” and “Legal and Ethical Implications of Resuscitation,” delivered at the EMS Today -East ’87 Seminar, Anaheim, California, February 24-25, 1987.

“Using Local Legal Counsel on an ‘On Call’ Basis for Dealing with Emergency Field Problems and Other Matters,” delivered at the National Health, Education and Welfare–EMS Symposium and Workshop, Anaheim, California, July, 1979.

 Regional: 

“Be Prepared-It’s the 90′s,” delivered at the Fourth Annual Memorial Hospital EMS Conference, Colorado Springs, Colorado, September 27, 1990.

“Current Controversies in Pre-hospital Care,” for the George Washington School of Medicine, delivered at the Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C., March 16, 1991.

“Current Medical/Legal Issues in Trauma,” “Current Controversies in Pre-hospital Emergency Care,” and “Trauma Trends ’92,” delivered at St. Joseph, Missouri, October 9, 1992.

“Disaster ’89: Learning from the Big Ones,” presented to the University of California School of Medicine at San Francisco, Third Annual Emergency Medical Services Conference, San Francisco, California, May 1, 1990.

“EMTs on Trial–A Case of Abandonment,” delivered at the Gulf Coast Emergency Medical Symposium, Mock Trial 183, Mobile, Alabama, December 2-3, 1983.

“Legal Aspects of Emergency Department Care,” presented to the North Alabama Emergency Medical Services Agency, Southern Regional Conference on Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, Huntsville, Alabama, May, 1981.

“Legal Aspects of Emergency Medical Services,” presented to the Westem Ohio Emergency Medical Services Council, Dayton, Ohio, March 25, 1983.

“Legal Aspects of EMS,” delivered at the Community Hospital of Rocky Mount, Rocky Mount, North Carolina, September 20, 1991.

“Legal Aspects of Immediate Care of the Sick and Injured,” presented to the Washington State Medical Association, Harborview Medical Trauma Center and the Seattle Fire Department, University of Washington School of Medicine, September 15-16,1983.

“Legal Issues in Air Medical Transport,” presented to the Air Medical Physician Association, Annual Convention at the Fort Worth/Tarrant County Convention Center, Ft. Worth, Texas, October 30, 1996.

“Medical, Legal and Ethical Issues” and “Contemporary Legal Issues in EMS,” delivered at the Thirteenth Annual EMS Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico, July 22-24,1993.

“Medicolegal Aspects of Pre-hospital Care,” delivered at the Southeast Alabama Medical Center, Dothan, Alabama, December 1, 1983.

“Ninth Annual New York State Emergency Medical Services Vital Signs ’92,” delivered at Albany, New York, November 14, 1992.

“Ninth Annual Seminar on Pre-hospital Medicine,” delivered at Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington, October 13-14, 1990.

“Practical Considerations of State Legislation for Emergency Medical Services,” presented to the United States Department of Health, Regional Conference, Education and Welfare, Charleston, West Virginia, October, 1978.

“Pre-hospital Resuscitation,” presented to the EMS Association, “Teamwork ’87″ Seminar of the Florida, Pensacola, Florida, April 3, 1987.

“Resuscitation in the Pre-hospital Setting: Should We Resuscitate Everyone?” delivered at the Gulf Coast Educational Conference, Mobile, Alabama, December 5, 1986.

Senior Panelist for Whistler Mountain Pre-hospital Care Symposium presented to the British Columbia Ambulance Service, delivered at Whistler, British Columbia, April 16, 1991.

“Seventh Annual New York State Emergency Medical Services Vital Signs ’90,” delivered at Albany, New York, November 11,1990..

State: 

“Claims Prevention,” presented to the Texas Department of Health, Texas EMS Conference ’93, Fort Worth, Texas, November 23, 1993.

“Cross Examination of the Opposing Expert,” presented to the Texas Association of Defense Counsel, Austin, Texas, September 16, 1993.

“Current EMS Issues in Law and Medicine,” delivered at the Sixth Annual Texas EMS Conference ’91, Austin, Texas, November 25-27,1991.

“Demonstrative Evidence and Audio-Visual Aids for the Advanced Litigator,” delivered at the State Bar Seminar on “Pre-Trial Tactics for the Experienced Litigator: a Performance Enhancement Course,” Dallas, Texas, May 1, 1987.

“Emergency Medical Services and the Law,” delivered at the Eleventh Annual In-State Trauma Symposium, Amarillo Civic Center, Amarillo, Texas, September 22,1995.

“Emerging Legal Issues in Pre-hospital Care,” delivered at the Tenth Annual Tri-State Trauma Symposium, Amarillo Civic Center, Amarillo, Texas, September 23, 1994.

“EMS and the Law,” delivered at the East Texas EMS Conference, Tyler, Texas, April 9, 1987.

“EMS at Risk,” delivered at Texarkana Community College, Texarkana, Texas, December 13,1985.

“EMS Instructor Liability,” presented to the ACEP/EDNAffAEMT, Texas Emergency Medicine Symposium, Dallas, Texas, Apri1 27, 1984.

“Fire Command and Legal Issues in Year 2000,” presented to the National Society of Executive Fire Officers, Texas EMS Conference ’94, Irving, Texas, October 18, 1994.

“The Future and You,” presented to the Texas Department of Health, Texas EMS Conference ’94, Fort Worth, Texas, November 23, 1994.

“Health Care Reform, 1994,” presented to the presented to the Texas Ambulance Association, 1994 Annual Convention, Kerrville, Texas, April 15, 1994.

“How to Testify,” presented to the Texas Department of Health, Texas EMS Conference ’93, Fort Worth, Texas, November 23, 1993.

“Informed Consent,” delivered at the Flow Memorial Hospital and Westgate Hospital, Denton, Texas, June 21, 1983.

“Legal and Social Issues Effecting Professional Education and Training in the 21st Century,” delivered at the 1995 Professional Fire Instructors Conference, Austin, Texas, January 9, 1995.

“Legal Aspects of Critical Care and Emergency Nursing,” delivered at the W.C. Tenery Community Hospital, Waxahachie, Texas, September, 1981.

“Legal Aspects of Emergency Department Nursing,” delivered to the Texas Society of Patient Representatives, Austin, Texas, March,1981.

“Legal Aspects of Emergency Nursing,” delivered at the Texoma Medical Center, Denison, Texas, June 1981.

“Legal Aspects of Instructor Liability,” delivered at the Fifth Annual Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighter Training Coordinators & Instructors Conference, Dallas, Texas, September 18, 1991.

“Legal Implications of Charting and Documentation,” delivered at the Texas Woman’s University, Denton, Texas, September 14, 1984.

“Legal Implications of EMS,” delivered to the Texas EMS Conference ’87, Austin, Texas, September 25, 1987.

“Legal Issues for EMS,” delivered at the Texas Department of Health EMS Symposium, Austin, Texas, September 26, 1986.

“Legal Issues for the Professional Educator,” delivered at the 1993 Professional Fire Instructors Conference, Austin, Texas, January 12, 1993.

“Legal Issues for the Professional Educator,” delivered at the 1991 Professional Fire Instructors Conference, Austin, Texas, January 6, 1991.

“Legal Rights of Patients in Texas,” delivered at the Texas Society of Patient Representatives, Houston, Texas, March 25, 1981.

“Liability of the Nurse Anesthetist,” delivered at the Texas Association of Nurse Anesthetists, Dallas, Texas, January, 1980.

“Malpractice and Informed Consent,” delivered at the Sixth Annual Meeting and Educational Seminar of the Texas Society for Medical Staff Services, San Antonio, Texas, October, 1982.

“The Masters In Trial,” presented to the American Board of Trial Advocates, Austin, Texas, November 12, 1993.

“The Masters In Trial,” presented to the American Board of Trial Advocates, Dallas, Texas, February 24, 1993.

“Masters in Trial, Closing Argument for the Plaintiff” presented to the Foundation of the American Board of Trial Advocates, Dallas and Fort Worth Chapters, Irving, Texas, November 10, 1995.

“Masters in Trial, Closing Argument for the Plaintiff,” presented to the Foundation of the American Board of Trial Advocates, Dallas and Fort Worth Chapters, Irving, Texas, October 25, 1996.

“Mock Trial Closing Argument on Pain and Suffering,” presented to the State Bar of Texas, “The Art of Persuasion,” a Performance Enhancement Course, EI Paso, Texas, May 12, 1989.

“Recent Trends in EMS Litigation,” presented to the Texas Department of Health, Texas EMS Conference, ’97, Austin, Texas, November 24, 1997.

“Risk Management for EMS and Rescue Instructors,” delivered at the Sixth Annual Aircraft Fire Rescue Educators Conference, Dallas, Texas, August 27, 1992.

“Suit Prevention and Witness Protocol,” presented to the Texas Department of Health, Texas EMS Conference ’95, Fort Worth, Texas, November 21, 1995.

Survey of Educator Liability Issues,” delivered to the Seventh Annual Aircraft Fire Rescue Educators Conference, Dallas, Texas, August 5, 1993.

“Survey of Educator Liability Issues,” delivered to the Seventh Annual Aircraft Fire Rescue Educators Conference, Dallas, Texas, August 5, 1993.

Local

“Anatomy of Professional Liability,” delivered at the Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas Professional Nurses Conference, Dallas, Texas, November 21, 1985.

“The Applicability of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act to Attorneys,” delivered at the Dallas Bar Association, Dallas, Texas, November, 1978.

“Areas of Liability for Malpractice Under the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act,” delivered at the Humana Hospital-Medical City Dallas Continuing Medical Education Program, Dallas, Texas, April 1980.

“Biotel Mock Trial.” delivered at Biotel and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas at UTHSC, Dallas, Texas, May 24,1996.

“Defense of Malpractice Claims,” delivered to the Dallas Claims Association, Dallas, Texas, September, 1979.

“Deposition Skills,” delivered for The Rutter Group Discovery Conference, Dallas, Texas,  December 5,1995.

“EMS: Back to the Basics,” Symposium on Emergency Medical Care, delivered at Texas A & M University, College Station, Texas, February 16,1991.

“Laws Governing Nursing Practice in Emergency Medicine,” delivered at the Advanced Disaster Nurse Cadre Training Course, American Red Cross, Dallas, Texas, February 26,1987.

“Laws Governing Nursing Practice in Emergency Medicine,” presented to the American Red Cross Nursing and Health Services, Disaster Nurse Cadre Training Course, American Red Cross, Dallas, Texas, February 22,1983.

“Laws Governing Nursing Practice in Emergency Situations,” delivered at the American Red Cross Advanced Disaster Nurse Cadre Training Course, Dallas, Texas, January 28, 1988.

“Laws Governing the Practice of Nursing in Disasters,” delivered at the American Red Cross, Dallas, Texas, August 14, 1991.

“Legal Aspects of Critical and Intensive Care Patient Management,” Intensive Care Internship Program, Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas, Texas, August, 1980.

“Legal Aspects of Documentation” and “Consent and Liability Update,” delivered at the Veterans Administration Hospital, Dallas, Texas, January, 1981.

“Legal Aspects of Emergency Department Nursing,” delivered at the Texas Emergency Medicine Symposium, Dallas, Texas, June, 1981.

“Legal Aspects of Risk Management,” delivered at the Parkland Memorial Hospital for the Dallas-Fort Worth Administrative Journal Club and Department Heads of the Hospital, Dallas, Texas, May and June, 1979.

“Legal Aspects of Surgical Infections,” delivered at the Education and Training Department, Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas, Texas, March, 1980.

“Legal Considerations in the Emergency Department–Patient, Visitor, and Staff,” delivered at the Conference of Emergency Department Nursing Administrators, Dallas, Texas, August, 1979

“Legal Considerations for the Emergency Department,” delivered at the American Academy of Medical Administrators, Dallas, Texas, June, 1980.

“Legal Considerations of Emergency Medical Practice in the Hospital Emergency Department,” delivered at the Department of Nursing Services, Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas, Texas, February, 1979.

“Legal Considerations of Medical Practice for Physicians in Texas,” delivered at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dallas, Texas, February, 1979.

“Legal Implications in Emergency Nursing,” delivered at the Emergency Nurses Association Meeting, Dallas, Texas, March 18, 1987.

“Legal Implications of Nursing,” delivered at the American Red Cross, Dallas, Texas, September 14, 1990 and October 25, 1990.

“Legal Implications of Nursing,” delivered at the Collin County Community College, McKinney, Texas, April 25, 1990.

“Legal Implications of Nursing,” delivered at the Texas Woman’s University School of Nursing, Dallas, Texas, January 20, 1987.

“Legal Implications of Nursing,” delivered at the Texas Woman’s University School of Nursing, Dallas, Texas, January 17, 1990.

“Legal Issues Affecting Paramedics,” delivered at the Methodist Hospital of Dallas, Dallas, Texas, May 7, 1986

“Legal Issues,” delivered at the First Annual Emergency Nursing Symposium, Dallas, Texas, November 13, 1987.

“Legal Issues Impacting the Private Practitioner,” delivered at the “Options ’87″ Conference, Humana Hospital-Medical City Dallas, Dallas, Texas, November 15, 1986.

“Legal Issues in Disaster Relief,” delivered at the American Red Cross Disaster Nurse Cadre Training Course, Dallas, Texas, February 26, 1985.

“Legal Issues In Emergency Care,” delivered at the 1988 Dallas/Fort Worth Emergency Nursing Symposium, Arlington, Texas, March 2, 1988.

“Legal Liabilities of Managers and Educators in Emergency Medical Services,” delivered at the Texas Department of Health, Dallas, Texas, March 17, 1986.

“Legal Significance of Medical and Scientific Evidence in Fire, Death and Arson Investigation,” delivered at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dallas, Texas, November, 1977.

“Legalities in Nursing,” delivered at the Dallas Orthopedic Nurses Association, Humana Hospital-Medical City Dallas, Dallas, Texas, January 21, 1986.

“Liability of the Nurse Anesthetist,” delivered at the Convention of Texas State Association of Nurse Anesthetists, Dallas, Texas, May 1980.

“Liability of Nurses,” delivered at the Texas Woman’s University School of Nursing, Dallas, Texas, February 14, 1986.

“Litigation of Deceptive Trade Practices Cases: From Filing to Final Judgment,” delivered at the Dallas Bar Association Clinic for Continuing Legal Education, Southern Methodist University School of Law, Dallas, Texas, April. 1978.

“Litigating a Deceptive Trade Practice Case: From Filing to Final Judgment,”  delivered at the Southern Methodist University School of Law, Continuing Legal Education Program, Dallas, Texas, November, 1979.

“Medical Jurisprudence,” presented at a Mock Trial at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dallas, Texas, March 19, 1987.

“Medical/Legal Aspects of EMS,” delivered at the Texas Medical Association Annual Session, Dallas, Texas, May, 1981.

“Medical/Legal Aspects of Tactical Operations,” delivered at the Tactical Medic School, DFW Airport, Department of Public Safety, Ft. Worth, Texas, April 23, 1996.

“Medical/Legal Considerations of Advanced Life Support,” delivered at the University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson [Dallas], Texas, December, 1979.

“Medical Legal Issues,” delivered at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, November 19, 1999.

“Medical Legal Issues,” delivered at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, October 15, 1997.

“Medical Legal Issues,” delivered at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, September 18, 1998.

“Medical Malpractice, Liability Issues and How to Reduce Risk,” delivered at the Robert H. Dedman Memorial Medical Center, Farmers Branch [Dallas], Texas, September 16, 1986.

“Medicolegal Aspects of CPR and ECC,” delivered at the Humana Hospital-Medical City Dallas, Dallas, Texas, April 6, 1986.

“Medicolegal Aspects of Critical Care,” delivered at the Critical Care and Trauma Nurse Internship Program for Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas, Texas, May 23, 1986.

“The Medicolegal Aspects of Patient Care,” delivered at the Presbyterian Hospital, Dallas, Texas, May, 1981.

“Mock Trial for Biotel and Pre-Hospital Practice,” delivered at the Eastfield College, Mesquite, Texas, December 6, 2005.

“Mock Trial for Medical Jurisprudence Students,” delivered at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dallas, Texas, March 23, 1990.

Mock Trial for the Texas Nurses Association, Brookhaven College, Farmers Branch [Dallas], Texas, October 19, 1984.

“Mock Trial Nine,” presented to the Texas Nurses Association District Four, Mock Trial, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dallas, Texas, October 29, 1987.

“A Nurse on Trial,” delivered at a Mock Trial for the Texas Nurses Association, Dallas, Texas, Annually, 1979-1983.

“Nurses Do Make a Difference,” delivered at the Texas Woman’s University School of Nursing 1985 Commencement, Dallas, Texas, December 20, 1985.

“Nursing Issues and the Law,” delivered at the Nursing Recognition Ceremony, Texas Woman’s University School of Nursing, Dallas, Texas, February 1, 1985.

“Psychological Testimony in a Personal Injury Case,” delivered at a Mock Trial for the Mental Health and Law Conference, Dallas, Texas, January 24, 1987.

“Representation of the Seller Non-Manufacturer: What is the Present Liability of the Non-Manufacturer Seller? Warranties and Current Proposals” delivered at the Symposium on Products Liability, Southern Methodist University School of Law, Dallas, Texas, February, 1980. .

“Resuscitation Issues for the 90′s,” delivered at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dallas, Texas, May 15, 1990.

“Risk Management for Municipalities,” delivered at the North Central Texas Fire Chiefs Association, Addison, Texas, November 12, 1992.

“Risk Management for Office Nurses,” delivered at the Presbyterian Healthcare System, Dallas, Texas, November 7, 1992.

“Risk Prevention in the Fire Service,” delivered at the Denton Fire Command Conference, Denton, Texas, January 28, 1993

“The Status of Indigent Health Care in Dallas County,” delivered at the Dallas County Health Department, Dallas, Texas, June 6, 1990.

“Varieties of Legal Practice in Dallas,” presented to the Harvard Law School Association, “Alternatives to Big Firm Practice in Dallas,” Dallas/Fort Worth, Dallas, Texas, July 20, 1984.