A Texas-based law firm founded in 1994, Hartline Dacus Barger Dreyer LLP serves clients throughout the state and across the country, with Dallas, Corpus Christi and Houston law offices. Nationally recognized for our work in product liability litigation and a broad spectrum of practice areas—from personal injury defense, commercial litigation and toxic torts to warranty and deceptive trade practice litigation—we have built our firm with lawyers who, simply stated, like to try cases.
Our attorneys demand excellence from themselves and their teams in managing cases efficiently, solving rather than creating problems and making every client's job easier. In addition to listening closely to our clients, we also communicate well with judges and juries during trial. Above all, our lawyers value integrity and personal reputation. With these principles as our guide, we serve our clients, honor our profession and distinguish ourselves.
We celebrated our 20th Anniversary on May 1st, and reflected on our last two decades as a firm. Vernon Hartline and John Dacus told the story of our beginning. Seven lawyers from a large downtown law firm could see that the legal industry was changing and they needed to evolve with it. But management at the Big Firm repeatedly proclaimed, "Well, you know, big ships turn slowly."
So our founders set out on their own to create a smaller firm, one full of smart and talented lawyers who had the courage to try cases. They wanted a firm that was nimble, quick and responsive – like a sailboat.
In honor of this milestone, we have adopted a new anniversary logo. It goes back to our origins, to an idea that led our founding partners to cast off outdated approaches, and embrace smarter, more efficient ways to practice law. Big firms, like big ships, turn slowly. We’re different: Swift. Agile. Adaptable.
As we celebrate 20 years of success, we are proud to announce that we are positioned for continued growth through excellence. In 2014, our Houston and Dallas offices moved to new locations. The new offices are sleek, practical and well-located. We hope you can come visit us at these new locations, as well as our long-standing office in Corpus Christi.