Dan Linebaugh


Dan Linebaugh


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Dan Linebaugh is certified as a specialist in Truck Accident Law, Civil Trial Law* and Personal Injury Trial Law**. He was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1985. Mr. Linebaugh holds a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from South Texas College of Law and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Speech Communications from Youngstown State University. While attending law school, Mr. Linebaugh received recognition for excellence in scholarship and placed among the top oralists in both mock trial and moot court competitions. In 2002, Mr. Linebaugh completed advanced course work in trial advocacy sponsored by the National College of Advocacy at Harvard Law School in Cambridge, MA.

In addition to being licensed to practice law before all Texas courts, Mr. Linebaugh is licensed to practice law before the United States Supreme Court, the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas.

Mr. Linebaugh is frequently invited to speak at legal conferences, thereby sharing his knowledge with other attorneys and legal professionals.

Mr. Linebaugh is an active member of numerous bar associations, including the Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys, the American Association for Justice, the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Houston Trial Lawyers Association and the Houston Bar Association.

Mr. Linebaugh also completed advanced course work with the highly acclaimed Trial Lawyers College in Dubois, Wyoming, where he studied under legendary trial attorney, Gerry Spence.  From 1998 through 2000, Mr. Linebaugh served as president of the East Harris County Bar Association. And since 1998, Linebaugh has served the State Bar of Texas on the Pattern Jury Charge Committee for General Negligence and Personal Torts.

Mr. Linebaugh’s reputation has earned him the privilege of representing clients in Baytown, La Porte, Mt. Belvieu and other cities throughout Texas and the United States.  Texas Monthly Magazine has named Mr. Linebaugh as a Texas Super Lawyer every year since 2003.  Linebaugh has also been inducted into the Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum as a lifetime member.

*Board Certified in Truck Accident Law and Civil Trial Law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.

**Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Practice Areas

    • Personal Injury
    • Truck Accident Law – Specialist
    • Wrongful Death

Bar Admission

    • Texas, 1985
    • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
    • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
    • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
    • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
    • U.S. Supreme Court
    • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas


    • South Texas College of Law Houston
      Houston, Texas

      • Doctorate of Jurisprudence
    • Youngstown State University
      Youngstown, Ohio

      • B.A., Speech Communications

Board Certified Legal Specialties

Published Works And Papers

    • Author, 9 Costly Mistakes that People Make Following an 18-Wheeler Crash, 2013
    • Author, 7 Costly Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Auto Accident Case, 2013
    • Author, Digging Deeper: Winning Cases Through Lay Witnesses and Investigative Discovery, 2017
    • Author, Making Evidence Work for Great Verdicts – – What They Don’t Teach in Law School, 2018
    • Author, Digging Deeper: Cultivating the Evidence for Great Results, 2018
    • Author, National Standards and Transportation Safety – Filling the Regulatory Gaps with Respected Industry Standards, 2020
    • Author, Trying Cases in the Midst of a World Pandemic, 2021

Professional Associations

    • Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys
    • American Association of Justice
    • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
    • Houston Trial Lawyers Association
    • Houston Bar Association


    • Texas SuperLawyer-every year since 2003
    • H-Texas, Houston’s Top Lawyers for the People-2010
    • Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Life Member
    • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Life Member
    • National College of Advocacy
    • National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Civil
    • Plaintiff Trial Lawyer in Texas – 2023