Stuart Lumpkins

Primarily a commercial law and personal injury litigator, Stuart Lumpkins has been board-certified in personal injury trial law since 1991 by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, reflecting his over 30 years of experience in client representation. He enjoys taking an interest not only in finding a practical solution to his clients’ legal problems, but also in forging a strong personal connection with those he works with. As a proud third-generation attorney, Stuart follows a strong family example and puts integrity and service in the legal profession at the fore of helping his clients navigate challenges.

Stuart is a native of the Greater Fort Worth / Dallas area, originally from Waxahachie.  After coming to the Panther City for undergrad, he never left Fort Worth, possibly due in part to his TCU sports fandom and maybe even to his affinity for the Kimbell Art Museum’s world-class art collection and exhibits. When Stuart isn’t in the office, at TCU football games, or having a meal at the museum, he enjoys running, tinkering with his yard and home projects, and spending any kind of time with his family.

Education

  • Juris Doctor – Texas Tech University School of Law, 1984
  • Bachelor of Business Administration – Texas Christian University, 1981

Bar & Court Admissions & Certifications

  • State Bar of Texas, 1984
  • Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • United States District Court for the Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Awards & Recognition

  • Texas Super Lawyers by Thompson Reuters: 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010
  • Top Attorneys >5 Years of Practice by Fort Worth, Texas Magazine: 2013 (Personal Injury - Defense), 2014 (Personal Injury - Defense), 2016 (Personal Injury - Defense), 2018 (Business/Commercial)

Professional Affiliations & Organizations

  • State Bar of Texas, Litigation Law Section, Member
  • Tarrant County Bar Association, Member
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Sustaining Life Fellow
  • Tarrant County Bar Foundation, Sustaining Life Fellow
  • Christian Legal Society, Member

Volunteerism & Community

  • Southwest Christian School, Board of Trustees Member
  • Edna Pearl Carder Memorial Scholarship, President and Chairman of Board of Trustees
  • Armlynk International, President and Chairman of Board of Directors
  • Pregnancy Lifeline, Board of Directors, Previous Member

Presentations

  • McDonald Sanders’ Employment Law Update, Colonial Country Club, 2016
  • Let’s Review: Improving An Already Effective Nonsubscriber Program – TXANS’ Annual Nonsubscriber Conference, 2008
  • Ethical Considerations and Nonsubscriber Programs – TXANS’ Annual Nonsubscriber Conference, 2007
  • Settling the Nonsubscriber Claim – TXANS’ Annual Nonsubscriber Conference, 2005.
  • Ethics for Nonsubscriber Insurance Professionals – TXANS’ Annual Nonsubscriber Conference, 2004.
  • An In-Depth Look at Texas’ New Tort Reform Law – TXANS’ Dallas, Fort Worth and San Antonio Local Chapter Meetings, September and October, 2003.
  • Beware of the Acronyms: The Injured Employee and the Anti-Discrimination Statutes – McDonald Sanders’ Employer Seminar at Colonial Country Club, August 4, 1998
Stuart Lumpkins

Shareholder, Director

Representative Experience & Services

Stuart’s litigation work is the main focus of his practice and he works most often on business-related matters and on personal injury cases. Some of his work in these areas includes:

  • Representing businesses in resolving conflicts across a wide variety of industries, such as manufacturing, real estate, remediation and restoration, and more
  • Representation of contractors against third-party complaints and claims
  • Advising franchisors in cases enforcing non-compete and other restrictive covenants against rogue franchisees
  • General experience in representing employers to enjoin former employees from competing and to enforce confidentiality and other provisions of employment contracts
  • Handling topics common to doing business, such as contracts, collection, employment, non-compete covenants, trade secrets, franchising, insurance, probate, real estate, and tax litigation
  • Successful representation of victims of tragic accidents caused by others’ negligence

Stuart also handles clients who specifically need assistance with Texas non-subscriber law issues and on condemnation and eminent domain concerns. Just a few examples of services and experience include:

  • Representing condemning authorities and landowners in eminent domain jury trials
  • Counsel on the many ins and outs of non-subscriber to workers’ compensation law, such as reviewing and implementing injury benefit plans, advising clients throughout the claims process, and defending lawsuits all over Texas
  • Speaking at employer conferences on non-subscriber to workers’ compensation law