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Laura Benitez Geisler

Laura Benitez Geisler

Location:
Dallas, Texas
Phone:
888-357-6521
214-504-3743
Fax:
888-408-6583
Email:

Laura Benitez Geisler has a record of success in challenging personal injury cases and high stakes litigation.  In 2015, Ms. Geisler was named to The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 list, a honor extended to a few select attorneys who demonstrate superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence, and statute in the legal community. Additionally, she has earned the distinction as a Thompson Reuters Texas "Super Lawyer" in the field of Personal Injury (2015) and Texas Super Lawyer "Rising Star" (2004-2011).  In 2012 she was named by Best Lawyers as one of the "Best Attorneys In Texas" and "Best Lawyers in America" in addition to being honored by the National Trial Lawyers as a "Top Lawyer Under 40."  In 2011, Ms. Geisler was one of five lawyers selected nationwide by the Hispanic Bar Association as a "Top Hispanic Lawyer Under 40."  Additionally, she has been repeatedly voted by her peers as one of the "Best Lawyers in Dallas" in the area of personal injury in D Magazine.

Ms. Geisler is frequently called upon to lecture on various legal topics and has served on the faculty for the National Trial Institute Academy Deposition Skills program and the Dallas Bar Association Trial Skills Academy. 

For years Ms. Geisler has assumed significant leadership roles in the Dallas legal community. The membership of the Dallas Bar Association has elected her to serve on its Board of Directors since 2007, and in 2015 the Board of Directors elected her to serve as Chair of the Board.  She is a Past-President of the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers and the Dallas Women Lawyers Association.  As a Co-Chair of the 2014-15 Equal Access to Justice Campaign benefitting the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program, Ms. Geisler was instrumental in raising a record setting 1.1 million dollars to assist low-income Dallas County residents obtain legal services.

Among other community contributions, Ms. Geisler has served as a volunteer mentor for high school kids, law students, and has been a facilitator for the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Leadership Class. 

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Civil Trial Matters

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1997
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 1997
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas, 2011

Education

  • Southern Methodist University School of Law, Dallas, Texas
    • J.D. - 1997
    • Law Review: Southern Methodist University Law Review, Articles Editor, 1996 - 1997
    • Law Review: Southern Methodist University Law Review, Staff Member, 1995 - 1996
  • University of Texas at San Antonio
    • B.A. - 1997
    • Major: Criminal Justice

Published Works

  • Expert Issues Arising During Trial: Effectively Communicating Complex Concepts to Jurors, 17 SECURITY JOURNAL 31 (2004).
  • Friend Follower or Foe? Ethics and Social Media Discovery, TEXAS LAWYER , October 10, 2011

Classes/Seminars

  • Starting Your Own Law Practice, Dallas Bar Association, Feb 2012
  • Social Media Ethics, Dallas Bar Association, October 2011
  • What Every Young Lawyer Should Know About Initial Pleadings, 2009
  • Publicly Disparaging the Opposing Party, the Opposing Counsel and the Judge and the Manipulation of Public Opinion, Dallas Bar Association, 2008
  • Secrets to Associate Success, Dallas Bar Association/DAYL, 2007
  • The Personal Injury Case from the Plaintiff and Defense Perspective, Dallas Bar Association, Minority Attorney Business Development Initiative Workshop, June 2006, June 2008
  • Opening and Managing a Small Firm, State Bar of Texas, 2008
  • Can You Handle the Truth: Balancing Work and Play, Dallas Bar Association/DAYL, 2006
  • Discovery Tools for Paralegals, Texas Advanced Paralegal Seminar, 2006
  • Effective Networking, SMU Dedman School of Law, Oct. 2006, Oct. 2007, September 2010
  • Alternatives to Big Firm Practice, SMU Dedman School of Law, 2006, 2007
  • Guest Instructor, National Institute Trial Advocacy, 2009
  • Guest Professor, Trial Advocacy, SMU Dedman School of Law

Honors and Awards

  • "Best Lawyers in Dallas", D Magazine, May 2007, 2008
  • "Best Lawyers in Dallas Under 40", D Magazine, May 2004; May 2006
  • Thompson Reuters Texas Super Lawyer “Rising Star”, Texas Monthly, 2004-2011
  • "Emerging Hispanic Leader", Al Dia, Oct. 2008
  • "America's Most Influential Women", Legal Commentary on Civil Justice, Skyradio Network, 2005
  • Dallas Community Television, Certificate of Excellence for Outstanding Community Contributions, July 2006
  • 2011 Hispanic National Bar Association Top Hispanic Lawyer Under 40

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Dallas Bar Association, Director, 2006 - Present
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, President, 2007
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, President-Elect, 2006
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, Treasurer, 2005
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, Secretary, 2004
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, Director, 2001 - 2003
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, Leadership Class, 1997
  • Dallas Hispanic Bar Association, Executive Committee - 2004 & 2010
  • Dallas Hispanic Bar Association, Secretary, 2001 - 2002
  • Dallas Women Lawyers Association, Advisory Board, 2005 - 2007
  • Dallas Women Lawyers Association, President, 2003
  • Dallas Women Lawyers Association, President-Elect, 2002
  • Dallas Women Lawyers Association, Secretary, 2000 - 2001
  • Dallas Women Lawyers Association, Director, 1999 - 2001
  • Patrick E. Higginbotham American Inn of Court, Barrister, 2004 - 2007
  • Patrick E. Higginbotham American Inn of Court, Associate, 2000 - 2001
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Foundation, Trustee, 2004 - 2007
  • Committee for a Qualified Judiciary, Director, 2009 - 2010
  • Fellow; Fellows District 6 Nominating Committee, Texas Bar Foundation
  • Fellow, Dallas Bar Foundation
  • Fellow, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Foundation
  • Dallas Bar Association, Community Service Fund, Director, 2009 - Present
  • Trustee, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Foundation, 2004-2007

Pro Bono Activities

  • Advisory Board, DOORS (Dallas One-Stop Optimized Re-Entry System), 2010 - Present
  • Muscular Dystrophy Association - Legal Leaders: Hot 100 Who Care, 2007
  • Board of Directors, Anita Martinez Ballet Folklorico, 2004 - 2006
  • Advisory Board Member, Dallas Can! Academy, 1998 - 2001
  • Student Mentor, Dallas Can! Academy, 2000
  • Big Sister Volunteer, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dallas, 1995 - 2000
  • DISD E-Mentor, 2006-2008, 2010-2011
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The Geisler Law Firm
3811 Turtle Creek Boulevard, Suite 1400
Dallas, TX 75219
Phone: 214-504-3743
Toll Free: 888-357-6521
Fax: 888-408-6583
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