Steven R. Baggett
Direct Phone: 214.651.3303
Direct Fax: 214.747.0942
AREAS OF PRACTICE
Commercial and Transactional
Creative problem solving, clear communication, and constructive solutions are at the heart of Steve Baggett’s practice. A skilled and persuasive litigator, Steve has successfully handled a wide range of personal injury and commercial cases over the past 25 years. His acumen in the courtroom is matched by a proactive approach designed to minimize risk so that his clients can avoid the courtroom whenever possible and instead focus on their business.
As outside counsel to numerous companies, Steve has developed and implemented creative strategies to successfully resolve scores of legal disputes. He understands how to effectively work with company representatives at all levels and provides practical advice in a way they can understand. A powerful and compelling legal writer, Steve has extensive courtroom experience that includes several commercial and personal injury trials. He has represented clients in numerous hearings, depositions, and other court and discovery procedures.
A graduate of the University of Arkansas who earned his law degree from SMU Dedman School of Law, Steve has long been active in local bar associations. He has been happily married for 18 years to beautiful wife Amy and is the proud father of Lauren and Brooke.
Steve is admitted to practice in all Texas state courts, the United States District Court for the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western District of Texas, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
Served on a team of attorneys who prevailed in an administrative law proceeding with potentially millions of dollars at stake on behalf of the firm’s government contractor client.
Briefing Attorney for a trial for architectural engineering firm against U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in $7 million lawsuit in federal court, Washington, DC, 2012.
Obtained summary judgment for the defendant in a wrongful death case involving $10 million in damages. Successfully defended the summary judgment on appeal.
Port of Freeport – Won successful settlement for major geotechnical engineering firm in $30 million wharf failure lawsuit, 2013. More…
Obtained appellate victory in a dispute between a client developer and a municipality that ultimately resulted in a finding that the city had wrongfully imposed hundreds of thousands of dollars as far as a condition for approval of the developer’s project.
Tried lawsuit involving usury claims against client lender and assisted in obtaining appellate opinion in that case holding that certain fees that were the subject of the usury claims did not constitute interest and therefore did not violate usury laws.
Dallas Bar Association
Mock Trial Committee
Media Relations Committee, Past Chair
State Bar of Texas
Educational and Professional Background
Southern Methodist University, Juris Doctor, 1988
University of Arkansas, Bachelor of Arts, 1985
Civic and Volunteerism
Participation in High School Mock Trial Programs
Deacon Chair and Trustee, Murphy Road Baptist Church
Steven R. Baggett is licensed to practice law in the following areas:
U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit