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Marshall M. Searcy

Biography

Marshall M. Searcy has tried hundreds of cases, throughout Texas and the United States, involving a wide variety of subjects. In 1990, he was elected as a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers (a national organization composed of the leading trial lawyers in the United States whose membership is limited to those invited to join) and the American Board of Trial Advocates (a similar organization). His practice focuses mainly on commercial litigation, legal malpractice defense or personal injury defense. He has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America since 1997. Similarly, Mr. Searcy has been voted one of the outstanding trial lawyers in Tarrant County by both Fort Worth, Texas magazine and The Fort Worth Business Press. He has been voted one of the best lawyers in the State of Texas during the last several “Super Lawyer” polls conducted by Texas Super Lawyers magazine. In 2006, he was named one of the top 10 attorneys in Texas by Texas Monthly's annual Texas Super Lawyers magazine. In 2007, he was selected as the "Go-To Lawyer" in legal malpractice law by Texas Lawyer in its Go-To Guide.

Experience and highlights
  • Successful defense of numerous major antitrust claims against a major oil company in several jurisdictions
  • Successful prosecution of multi-lawsuit claims on behalf of an independent producer resulting in two of the largest verdicts in the history of Potter County
  • Successful defense of federal bribery charges (and related civil litigation) against public corporation engaged in government contracting work
  • Successful defense of taxpayer charged with federal tax evasion aggregating into the billions of dollars
  • Successful defense of major law firms charged with legal malpractice
  • Successful prosecution of multi-million dollar claim for defective products against a major Japanese supplier
Affiliations and honors
  • Tarrant County Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Associate
  • Tarrant County Bar Association
  • Named the "Go-To-Lawyer" (legal malpractice law) by Texas Lawyer magazine, October, 2007
  • Selected as one of the top 10 attorneys in Texas by Texas Monthly's annual Texas Super Lawyers magazine, 2006
  • Named a "Texas Super Lawyer" by Texas Monthly's annual Texas Super Lawyers magazine, 2003-2012
  • Included in The Best Lawyers in America®., 1997-2014
  • Selected as one of the top 100 attorneys in Texas by Texas Monthly, 2008, 2012
  • Named a "Texas Super Lawyer" by Texas Monthly magazine, 2003-2013
  • Selected as a "Top Attorney" in Fort Worth, Texas magazine, 2007-2013
  • Recipient of the Ronald D. Secrest Outstanding Trial Lawyer Award, 2013
  • Selected as a "Top Attorney" by Fort Worth, Texas magazine, 2012
Education
  • The University of Texas School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1972
         Chancellors
         Order of the Coif
         Phi Beta Kappa
  • The University of Texas, B.A., cum laude, 1969
Admissions
  • State Bar of Texas, 1972
Marshall Searcy received the 2013 Texas Bar Foundation’s Ronald D. Secrest Outstanding Trial Lawyer Award.