Jeffrey J. Wolf
Mr. Wolf regularly tries high-exposure lawsuits and has successfully tried more than fifty cases to verdict. His recent courtroom successes include multiple defense verdicts in railroad FELA cases, a defense verdict in a construction defect case, summary judgment in a product liability case, multiple summary judgments in insurance coverage cases, summary judgment for a bank in a bankruptcy adversary proceeding, an arbitration award based on indemnity in a railroad case and summary judgment in a real estate fraud case.
Mr. Wolf also regularly handles appeals with more than twenty career appellate victories. He has argued appeals before Texas and Nevada state appellate courts as well as the Fifth, Sixth, Ninth, and Tenth Circuit Courts of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. He was lead trial and appellate counsel in the following insurance coverage cases: Life Investors Ins. Co. of America v. Milburn, 511 F.3d 1285 (10th Cir. 2008); Mansur v. PFL Life Ins. Co., 589 F.3d 1315 (10th Cir. 2009); Crutchfield v. Transamerica Occidental Life Ins. Co., 2012 WL 4212354 (W.D. Ky. Sept. 19, 2012) aff’d 527 Fed. Appx. 39, 2013 WL 2233906 (6th Cir. 2013). He also has been involved in the development of the law establishing a railroad’s right to federal preemption to protect essential railroad facilities from condemnation by governmental entities. Fort Bend County v. BNSF Railway, 237 S.W.3d 355 (Tex. App.—Houston [14th Dist] 2007).
Prior to founding The Wolf Law Firm, P.C. in 2005, Mr. Wolf was an equity partner with Jackson Walker, L.L.P.
Mr. Wolf represents clients in business litigation, personal injury/wrongful death lawsuits, insurance coverage/bad faith litigation, railroad litigation, banking litigation, construction litigation and product liability litigation.
Mr. Wolf received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Westminster College in 1985. He received a Doctor of Jurisprudence with Honors from Drake University Law School in 1989 where he served as Articles Editor of the Drake Law Review, was honored as an Iowa Supreme Court moot court finalist and was awarded membership in the Order of the Coif. His note, “Expanding the Law of Trade Secrets,” appears in Volume 38, No. 3 of the Drake Law Review.
Mr. Wolf is a member of the Tarrant County Bar Association, the State Bar of Texas (Litigation Section), the American Bar Association (Litigation Section) and is a past member of the Eldon Mahon Inn of Court. Mr. Wolf is a member of the Defense Research Institute (the Life, Health, and Disability Insurance Law Committee) and the National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel. Mr. Wolf currently serves on the Executive Committee of the NARTC (having served as the Southwest Regional Vice-President) and has served on the faculty of the NARTC’s Trial College. Mr. Wolf regularly speaks to lawyer and industry groups. His presentations have covered a wide array of topics including indemnity and insurance, striking expert witnesses, deposing medical experts, legal ethics, and railroad law. Mr. Wolf is active in his church and the Southlake community.
In Fort Worth Magazine, Mr. Wolf has been voted by his peers as one of Tarrant County’s best attorneys in the practice areas of business/commercial litigation, condemnation, construction, general litigation, personal injury defense, and product liability. Mr. Wolf also has been named by his peers as a “Texas Super Lawyer” in Texas Monthly magazine. Mr. Wolf was recently named as a “Best in Texas” and “Best Lawyer in America” in the area of railroad law. (Wall Street Journal 2016, 2017). Mr. Wolf also was named as a “Top Attorney in North America.” (Who’s Who 2016).