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Marshall M. Searcy

Marshall M. Searcy has tried hundreds of cases, throughout Texas and the United States, involving a wide variety of subjects. In 1990, he was elected as a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers (a national organization composed of the leading trial lawyers in the United States whose membership is limited to those invited to join) and the American Board of Trial Advocates. His practice focuses mainly on commercial litigation, legal malpractice defense or personal injury defense. 

Mr. Searcy has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America® since 1997. Similarly, Mr. Searcy has been voted one of the outstanding trial lawyers in Tarrant County by Fort Worth, Texas magazine and The Fort Worth Business Press. He has been voted a Texas Super Lawyer 20 years continuously, and in 2006, he was named one of the top 10 attorneys in Texas.  In 2007, he was selected as the Go-To Lawyer in legal malpractice law by Texas Lawyer in its Go-To Guide.
Experience and highlights
  • Successful defense of numerous major antitrust claims against a major oil company in several jurisdictions
  • Successful prosecution of multi-lawsuit claims on behalf of an independent producer resulting in two of the largest verdicts in the history of Potter County
  • Successful defense of federal bribery charges (and related civil litigation) against public corporation engaged in government contracting work
  • Successful defense of taxpayer charged with federal tax evasion aggregating into the billions of dollars
  • Successful defense of major law firms charged with legal malpractice
  • Successful prosecution of multi-million dollar claim for defective products against a major Japanese supplier
Affiliations and honors


  • Tarrant County Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Associate
  • Tarrant County Bar Association


  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America®, U.S. News & World Report, 1996-2022
    • Bet-the-Company Litigation
    • Commercial Litigation
    • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
    • Professional Malpractice Law - Defendents
    • Professional Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
  • Top 100 Dallas/Fort Worth Super Lawyers, 2003-2016, 2018-2021
    • General Litigation
  • Named to The 400 Most Influential by Fort Worth, Inc. magazine, 2018-2021
  • Top Attorney, 360 West magazine, 2017-2021
    • Civil Law Litigation
    • Commercial Litigation
  • Top 100 Texas Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2003-2021
    • General Litigation
  • Top Attorney, Fort Worth, Texas magazine, 2008-2021
    • Civil Law Litigation
  • Texas Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2003-2021
    • General Litigation
  • Top Attorney, 360 West magazine, 2017-2018
    • Professional Malpractice (Non-Medical) Defense
    • Antitrust Law
  • Blackstone Award Recipient, Tarrant County Bar Association, 2015
  • Power Attorney Legend Award, Fort Worth Business Press, 2014
  • Ronald D. Secrest Outstanding Trial Lawyer Award, 2013
  • Dallas Best Lawyers® Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers® 2013
  • Power Attorney, Fort Worth Business Press, 2008
  • Go-To Lawyer in Legal Malpractice Law, Texas Lawyer magazine, 2007
  • Top 10 Attorney in Texas, Texas Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2006
    • General Litigation
  • The University of Texas School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1972
    • Chancellors
    • Order of the Coif
    • Phi Beta Kapp
  • The University of Texas, B.A., cum laude, 1969
  • State Bar of Texas, 1972
Marshall Searcy receives prestigious 2015 Blackstone Award by the Tarrant County Bar Association