Brian T. Cartwright
Litigation; Personal Injury; Commercial Litigation; Automobile Accidents and Injuries; Truck Accidents; Wrongful Death; Medical Malpractice; Dog Bites; Head Injury; Spinal Injury; Drug and Medical Device Defense; Products Liability; Wills; Probate; Intellectual Property
Brian T. Cartwright is board certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Brian was named a “Texas Super Lawyer” as published by Thomson Reuters for Texas Monthly Magazine in 2016 and has been a Preeminent, AV Peer Review Rated Attorney by Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest rating for ethics and legal ability. Brian is a past President of the Denton County Bar Association, leaving office in 2005; and is a current member of the Denton County Bar Association Real Estate, Trust and Probate Law Section. The law firm of Alagood & Cartwright, P.C., was voted best of Denton, 2012, Best Law Firm, by the readers of the Denton Record Chronicle, finishing in the top-2 Law Firms. Brian previously served on the City of Highland Village, Texas Charter Review Committee, and the Finance Committee at Highland Village First Baptist Church. Brian is a member of the Denton County Aggie Club.
Brian is the son of an Air Force fighter pilot who grew up all over the world. After graduating high school near Langley Air Force Base, Virginia, Brian attended Texas A&M University on an Air Force ROTC Scholarship. While a student, Brian was a decorated member and leader in the Corp of Cadets, being the commanding officer of Squadron 15; a member of the Ross Volunteer Company who are the official Honor Guard for the Governor of Texas; a member of the State Champion Texas Aggie Fish Drill Team; a distinguished military graduate; and a recipient of the Legion of Valor Bronze Cross given to the Top-5 ROTC Cadets in the Nation. Brian also devoted himself to his academic studies while at Texas A&M making the Dean’s List, and being inducted into the Political Science Honor Society, Corps Honor Society, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Mortar Board and being one of two students selected by the University to represent the school in the Harry S. Truman National Scholarship competition. Brian graduated with high honors from Texas A&M in 1984 with a degree in political science.
After Texas A&M, Brian attended Texas Tech Law School where he graduated with honors in 1987. Brian was a published member of the Law Review and a two-year member of the National Mock Trial Team, winning the Regional Finals and making it to the National Quarter Final Round of the National Competition in 1987. Before graduating, Brian was inducted into the prestigious Order of the Barristers and received the Trial Advocacy Award from the International Academy of Trial Lawyers.
After law school, Brian served four years in the United States Air Force in the Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps, successfully trying over 50 jury trials. Brian was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal and the Air Force Trial Advocacy Award.
After achieving the rank of Captain, Brian left the service and began private practice. Brian has primarily represented clients in civil and business litigation. Brian also represents clients in Will and Probate law, including drafting wills and related documents and probate litigation; and employment law matters, including violations of Federal Law relating to overtime compensation.
Brian strives to address his client’s needs as quickly and efficiently as possible to achieve optimal results for his clients. He believes that aggressive representation balanced with common sense assists clients in reaching practical solutions for their real legal needs.
Admitted: State of Texas-1987; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas-1987; U.S. District Court, Western District of Oklahoma-1988; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit-1994; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas-1999
Law School: Texas Tech University School of Law, J.D. (Cum Laude)
College: Texas A&M University, B. A., Political Science (Magna Cum Laude)
Accomplishments: Texas A&M: Corps of Cadets-Squadron Commander; Ross Volunteer Company; Fish Drill Team-State Champions; Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society; Phi Eta Sigma; Phi Sigma Alpha; Outstanding Young Men of America Texas Tech: Law Review; National Mock Trial Team (National Quarter-Finalist; Regional Champion); Order of Barristers; Trial Advocacy Award – International Academy of Trial Lawyers; Phi Delta Phi Board Certified Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization – 2010 AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale Hubble in both Legal Ability and Ethical Standards. Professional: President, Denton County Bar Association (2005-2006) Vice President, Denton County Bar Association (2003-2004) Chairman, Courts Committee DCBA (2003-2004) Secretary/Treasurer, Denton County Bar Association (2002-2003) Subcommittee on Revision of Denton County Local Rules (2003) Board of Directors, Denton County Bar Association (1999-2001) Who’s Who in Executives and Professionals (2006-2007) City of Highland Village, Texas Charter Review Committee (2001) Author, “Lead Poisoning and You,” Texas Young Lawyers Association, 2003 Author, “The Paralegal at Trial,” National Business Institute, 2003 Author, “Why Congress Should Not Legislatively Repeal The Feres Doctrine: A Struggle in Equity,” 18 Texas Tech Law Review 819 (1987)
Community: Highland Village First Baptist Church (Finance Committee-Member, 2002-2003).
ARTICLES BY BRIAN T. CARTWRIGHT
Non-Compete Agreements Alive and Well in Texas
Overtime Claims and the Fair Labor Standards Act
Homeowner Insurance Claims and Their Effect on Premiums
What Insurance Companies Rely Upon to Determine Insurance Rate or Issuance of Policy
Auto Insurance Claims and Their Effect on Premiums
Important Update on Employment Law and Employer Liability in Texas
Important Update on Personal Injury, Subrogation, and Insurance Law in Texas