LAWRENCE E. ACKELS, JR.

Background

Larry Ackels is a prominent member of the Bar and widely recognized as a complete trial lawyer who combines legal knowledge with practical and creative advice to help his clients in resolving their disputes. He enjoys finding solutions and putting his client's interest first - always looking for a successful outcome instead of merely engaging in prolonged, endless, and expensive litigation. As a veteran trial lawyer, he has been involved as counsel or consultant in winning jury verdicts of mid-nine-figures and high-eight-figures for his client. As a credentialed mediator since 1989, he has settled hundreds of cases for litigants and their attorneys. As a wise counselor, he uses his extensive skills as an advisor and negotiator to achieve the best possible results for his clients in the most cost-effective manner. Let him put his breadth of experience to work for you in whatever legal matter you may encounter.

Licenses and Admissions
  • State Bar of Texas (1975)
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • United States Courts of Appeals (Fifth and Eleventh Circuits)
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • United States Tax Court
Education
  • Southern Methodist University School of Law (J.D. 1975)
  • Hatton W. Sumners Scholar
  • Moot Court Champion
  • Spring Hill College (B.A., summa cum laude, 1972)
  • Jesuit College Preparatory School, Dallas (Valedictorian 1968)
Organizations & Honors (Current/Former)
  • American Bar Association
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • AV Preeminent Rating in Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory
  • Sustaining Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
  • Charter Fellow, Dallas Bar Foundation
  • Charter Member, Association of Attorney-Mediators
  • National Order of Barristers
  • Former Member/Subcommittee Chairman, State Bar of Texas Grievance Committee
  • Spring Hill College Board of Trustees (2003-2009)
  • School Board of the Diocese of Dallas (Chairman)
  • William "Mac" Taylor American Inn of Court (Master)
  • Bishop's Award for Service to the Church
  • UNT Dallas College of Law Board of Visitors