c. vernon
hartline, jr.

Dallas Attorney C Vernon Hartline

Telephone 214.346.3700
Facsimile 214.267.4200

8750 N. Central Expy.
Suite 1600
Dallas, Texas 75231

c. vernon hartline, jr.

Dallas Lawyer Vernon Hartline

One of the founding partners in the firm's Dallas office, Vernon remains actively involved in the daily practice of law and handles significant cases. His wide-ranging trial experience is highlighted by many successes in the automotive and tire industry, which have led to the firm's representation of several major manufacturers on a regional and national basis. As a part of his continuing distinguished career, Vernon's work in product liability litigation includes high-profile cases involving personal injury, negligence, tire and wheel claims, fire protection equipment and other issues. His expertise in product liability and toxic tort litigation has resulted in successful verdicts representing clients involved in massive plant explosions and other notable cases. Before co-founding the firm in 1994, Vernon was a partner at several major law firms in Texas.

Attorney Vernon Hartline


Baylor University, B.A. 1968, J.D. 1973

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U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth and Tenth Circuits

Professional Affiliations & Activities

State Bar of Texas
Jury Service Committee Chairman,

Dallas Bar Association
Judiciary Committee Chairman,

American Board of Trial Advocates

Texas Association of Defense Counsel

Defense Research Institute

Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation

Fellow, Dallas Bar Foundation
Charter Member

Baylor Law Alumni Association
President, 1993-1994

Senior Texas Editor: "Tort Law Desk Reference, A Fifty-State Compendium" and "Business Torts, A Fifty-State Guide" (both published annually by Aspen Publishers)

Recognition & Awards

Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell

Best Lawyers in America, Product Liability section (2008-2011)

Texas' Best Lawyers (Product Liability) 2009

Leading Product Liability practitioner: Who's Who Legal, Texas (2007-2011)

Recognized as a Super Lawyer (Civil Litigation Defense) in the Corporate Counsel Edition of Super Lawyers magazine (2008, 2009)

Recognized as a Super Lawyer by Texas Super Lawyers magazine (2005-2016)

Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2016, Product Liability – Defense

Recognized as an ALM/Martindale-Hubble Top Rated Lawyer, Texas 2016

Service to the Country

Lieutenant, United States Army (Infantry)–military advisor to Republic of Vietnam 1969-1970