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Steven C. "Steve" Laird

1119 Pennsylvania Avenue Fort Worth, Texas 76104
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Law Offices of Laird & McCloskey

Years In Practice


Phone Number (817) 531-3000

One of the most honored and respected attorneys in Texas, Steve Laird has long been recognized for his tough negotiating skills, a trial-tested ability to connect with juries, and high ethical standards in the complex world of personal injury litigation.

Steve is one of the few lawyers to be Board Certified in both Personal Injury Trial Law and Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, as well as designated as a Specialist in both Civil Trial and Truck Accident Law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.

During the past 35 years Steve has secured some of the state’s largest and most important verdicts on behalf of the victims of truck wrecks and in other cases involving personal injuries and wrongful deaths. Those accomplishments extend to the bargaining table, where Steve has consistently demonstrated that his experience, honesty and resilience can gain significant settlements for his clients outside the courtroom.

Steve is often recognized by his peers for excellence in the practice of law. He has been honored annually on the list of the “Best Lawyers in America” in personal injury litigation since 2012, and is the only personal injury attorney in Tarrant County named to the “Top 100” list of Texas Super Lawyers for 16 out of the past 17 years. He has been honored with the annual Professionalism Award from the College of the State Bar of Texas, as well the Tarrant County Bar Association, and as Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Tarrant County Trial Lawyers Association.

His leadership to the legal profession is evident in his prior service as president of the Fort Worth Chapter and the State of Texas Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates, president of the Tarrant County Trial Lawyers Association, director of the Tarrant County Bar Association, and president and charter member of the Eldon Mahon Chapter of the Fort Worth Inn of Court. He has also served as chairman or as a member of numerous committees for the State Bar of Texas.

In addition to his trial work, Steve is a frequent speaker on trucking and personal injury and wrongful death topics before local, state and national legal and business associations.

Steve earned his law degree from the South Texas College of Law in 1980, received a Master’s of Business Administration degree from Texas Christian University in 1977 and his undergraduate degree in Business from Texas Tech University in 1976.

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What is the scope of this lawyer's practice?
How is this lawyer compensated?
Contingency Fees
This lawyer is compensated by clients, often based on a contingency fee.
Bar Admissions
Admitted in 1980
Lawyer of the Year recognition for Steven C. Laird
Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:
Medical Malpractice Law, Dallas (2012)
  • Selected to 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers by Lawdragon, 2022

  • Recipient of the 2021 Blackstone Award, the Tarrant County Bar Association’s most prestigious honor.
  • Ranked among the Best Law Firms in Dallas/Fort Worth in Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation, US News/Best Lawyers, 2014-present
  • H.G. Wells Outstanding Trial Lawyer Award, Tarrant County Trial Lawyers Association, 2015
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2012-present, Personal Injury Litigation
  • Professionalism Award, Tarrant County Bar Association, 2009
  • Texas Super Lawyers list of Top 100 in TX, 2005-2013, 2015-present
  • Texas Super Lawyers, 2003-present
  • Top Personal Injury Attorney in Tarrant County, Texas Fort Worth, Texas magazine
  • Top Attorneys in Tarrant County, Fort Worth, Texas magazine
  • Attorney of Influence, Fort Worth Business Press
  • Recognized for three of the Top Texas Verdicts & Settlements in 2013 by VerdictSearch
  • AV-Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
Organizations & Affiliations
Academy of Trial Advocacy
Founding Member
American Association for Justice
Sustaining Member, Continuing Legal Education Presenter, Fellow - Roscoe Pound Foundation, Fellow - National College of Advocacy
American Bar Association
Member since 1980
American Bar Foundation
Life Fellow
American Law Institute
Advisory Board Member on ALI Restatement Third, Torts: Intentional Torts to Persons
Texas Bar Foundation
Member since 1988, Fellow since 1989
Texas Supreme Court Committee
Past - Professional Ethics Committee Member, Past - Task Force Committee on Advertising and Referral Fees
Work Experience
Law Offices of Steven C. Laird, P.C.
2009 - Current
Laird & Cummings, P.C.
2007 - 2009
Law Offices of Steven C. Laird, P.C.
2001 - 2007
Temple University, L.L.M
Graduated 2015
South Texas College of Law, J.D.
Graduated 1980
Texas Christian University, MBA
Graduated 1977
Texas Tech University, BBA
Graduated 1976
Contact Details and Office Locations
1119 Pennsylvania Avenue
Fort Worth, Texas 76104
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