Edward ("Ed") Davis is a partner in the Dallas office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the General Liability Practice. Ed has participated in many trials and arbitrations, serving in a first-chair and second-chair capacity with notable success, and has managed numerous cases in Texas and other states. Over the past several years, Ed’s practice has evolved to primarily defending trucking companies and commercial vehicle operators. Trucking accident cases go well beyond the scope of the everyday personal injury claim and proper defense of a trucking accident requires a trucking lawyer.
Ed is very knowledgeable about the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s rules and regulations that every trucking company should be aware of and how compliance or lack of compliance with these regulations can impact the outcome of a personal injury lawsuit against a trucking company and its driver. He has experience with DOT compliance and auditing, CSA and SMS rating profiles, document retention requirements, training requirements, drug testing requirements, and many other necessities.
At his prior firm, Ed implemented a firm wide emergency response protocol to provide immediate accident investigation services for severe trucking accidents that occur throughout the state. This response was used by clients over 25 times and is a service currently available to clients of Lewis Brisbois.
Ed has defended all types of trucking companies, ranging from large fleet operations down to a one or two truck company. Recently his trial team successfully earned a defense verdict in a trucking fatality case in which the tanker trailer of his client’s rig was stuck and blocking the oncoming lane of travel and the oncoming motorist collided with the trailer and died.
Having handled a variety of cases over his career, including trucking, construction defect, oilfield accident cases, premises liability, workplace injury claims, and commercial disputes (representing both Plaintiffs and Defendants) Ed also mediates cases. He experience in the trenches of litigation proves invaluable in guiding Plaintiffs and Defendants to amicable resolutions in challenging cases.
Primary Area(s) of Practice
- General Liability
Northern District of Texas
Southern District of Texas
Western District of Texas
Eastern District of Texas
- State Bar of Texas
- Trucking Industry Defense Association
- Transportation Lawyers Association
Baylor Law School
Juris Doctor, May 1998
Texas A&M University
Bachelor of Science, Industrial Engineering, May 1992
Motorola, Inc. - Production management and Process Engineering in semiconductor manufacturing facility.
2014 TIDA Newsletter – Reconsidering the Concept of Taking Your Driver’s Post-Accident Statement.
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