Litigation Strategies for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Cases

Level: Advanced
Runtime: 61 minutes
Recorded Date: December 10, 2019
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• The scope of evidence most relevant to litigating TBI cases
        - Plaintiff's Perspective
        - Defense's Perspective
• Key issues to address with experts in assessing TBI claims
• How to present TBI evidence effectively to a jury

Runtime: 1 hour, 1 minute
Recorded: December 10, 2019


This program will focus on strategies for collecting and assessing evidence related to claims for Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) in personal injury automotive accident cases.

This program was recorded on December 10th, 2019.

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American Bar Association


John Engvall

Engvall & York, LLP

After graduating from Baylor University (B.B.A. 1989, J.D. 1992), John worked for a medium sized firm in Houston for 6 years, 4 as an associate and 2 as a partner, then started his own firm in 1998.

At Baylor, he was named to the GTE Southwest Conference All Academic Athletic team while lettering in track in 10,000 meters. John also received the Legal Professionalism Award from Baylor Law School in 1991. He ran a 2:46 marathon a year after graduating from law school, then progressively ran slower times he will not divulge.

He has been named to Texas Super Lawyers for eight years in a row (2010 through 2018), and was nominated and inducted into the Texas Bar Foundation in 2006.

John has tried three cases alleging brain injury to verdict and handled dozens of other TBI cases in Texas and a few in other states. He has also tried commercial and property cases to jury verdicts seeking 7 and 8 figure damages, which were not awarded. In recent years he has tried fiduciary cases to juries for defendants and a plaintiff, to defense verdicts when defending and to a 7 figure settlement on the plaintiff side.

He divides his time between severe injury cases, trucking and transportation cases, fiduciary litigation, real estate and construction disputes, insurance coverage claims and contractual indemnity claims.

John has enjoyed picking juries from panels as large as 100 members for two days, in counties all over Texas. He has also handled complex injury and coverage cases outside the state of Texas.

After turning off both of his iPhones, John enjoys spending time with his two sons, running, quail hunting and backpacking, especially in Big Bend National Park.

Hilary B. Fox

Lead Counsel
Allstate Insurance

Hilary Fox is an experienced litigator and people leader, defending injury lawsuits in Minnesota and Wisconsin since 2002, and managing staff counsel operations since 2015.

Shannon Davis

Founding Attorney
Davis Legal PI

Attorney Shannon Davis started Davis Legal in August of 2017. She started her law career practicing in criminal law, but after 2 years she felt a calling to do something different. She then transitioned to Personal Injury and eventually focusing more specifically traumatic brain injuries. It is around the same time that Attorney Shannon Davis wanted to help those that have served. She got her certification from the Department of Veterans Affairs to help Veterans with their claims.

She is a graduate of Mississippi State University and the University of Arkansas School of Law. She is a member of the American Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, and the Memphis Bar Association.

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