Patrick Mason Dennis

Patrick Mason Dennis

Doyle LLP Trial Lawyers
  • Personal Injury, Maritime Law, Insurance Claims...
  • Arizona, Texas
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Patrick obtained a B.S. in Political Science at The University of Houston, where he graduated summa cum laude. At The University of Houston, Patrick was active in the Spirit of Houston Marching Band and supporting Cougar Athletics.

Patrick received his J.D. from The University of Texas School of Law, where he graduated with Honors. Patrick practiced litigation at Vinson & Elkins in Houston for three years before joining Doyle LLP in 2007. Patrick was admitted to the Texas Bar in 2004 and the Arizona Bar in 2012.

Patrick’s trial experience includes successfully serving as first chair trial attorney of a Jones Act/Maritime arbitration, successfully serving as first chair trial attorney in a personal injury, premises liability jury trial, and participating in a multi-week trial against a government contractor leading to a highly favorable verdict for the client, among many other trials.

In his time away from work, Patrick enjoys spending time with his wife and four children and supporting athletics at The University of Houston as a longtime season ticket holder and member of the 46ers, an organization dedicated to supporting the Houston Cougar Football Program.

Bar Admissions:
- Texas, 2004
- Arizona, September 2012
- U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
- U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
- U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
- U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
- U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas

Education:
The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas
- J.D. / Honors: Graduated with Honors / Law Journal: The Review of Litigation, Staff Member
University of Houston, Houston
- B.S. / Honors: Summa Cum Laude / Major: Political Science

Published Works:
Recent Developments in Products, General Liability, and Consumer Law, Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Law Journal, Volume 42/Issue 2, Winter 2007, 2007

Practice Areas
  • Personal Injury
  • Maritime Law
  • Insurance Claims
  • Workers' Compensation
Fees
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Arizona
Texas
5th Circuit
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
American Association for Justice
- Current
Houston Trial Lawyers Association
- Current
Awards
Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Houston, TX
Super Lawyers
Selected to Rising Stars: 2009 - 2018 Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (40%), Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (30%), Insurance Coverage (20%), Employment & Labor: Employee (10%)
AVVO Rating 10
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Professional Associations
State Bar of Texas # 24045777
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Recent Developments in Products, General Liability, and Consumer Law, Tort Trial & Insurance Practice
Law Journal
Speaking Engagements
Cost Effective Way to Present Your Case, Houston Trial Lawyers Association Conference
Houston Trial Lawyers Association
“Damages Available in Trucking Litigation Personal Injury Actions”, Trucking Litigation and D.O.T. Regulations in Texas Seminar
Lorman
“Damages from the Plaintiff’s Perspective”, Trucking Litigation and D.O.T. Regulations Seminar
Lorman
“Insurance Bad Faith”, Official Disability Guidelines (ODG) Conference
The Center for Injured Workers, Inc.
“Insurance Bad Faith Case Law Update”, Workers’ Compensation New Legislation and Case Law Update Seminar
Workers’ Comp Publications and Rogers, Booker and Lewis, P.C.
“Insurance Bad Faith: Into the Heart of Darkness”, Texas Advanced Personal Injury Law Course 2011
State Bar of Texas
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1 Questions Answered

Q. If the accident occurred while in port, what laws apply?
A: There are several factors that would impact the applicable law, including the workers' job title, type of employer, and the place where the incident occurred. For example, if the worker was injured on a vessel, while working as a member of the crew, then the claims may fall under the Jones Act and general maritime law. If the worker was injured while working in a land-based position or on a fixed platform, other laws, such as the Longshore Harbor Workers Compensation Act may apply. The types of damages available vary significantly, depending upon which laws are applicable. With more details on the incident, an experienced maritime lawyer, can provide you with advice on the applicable law and types of damages that are recoverable.
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