BrendaHasenzahl

Brenda F. Hasenzahl

Brenda concentrates her practice in civil litigation defense.  She practiced law for two years with an insurance defense firm in Houston, Texas, where she handled all aspects of commercial and corporate litigation before moving to Fort Worth in 2001, where she continued her practice in general civil litigation.  Specifically, she has been involved in the active defense of commercial, toxic tort, premises and products liability cases, in addition to working multiple premises liability dockets.  As part of her litigation practice, Brenda has participated in all aspects of preparing a case for trial, including discovery, depositions, preparing expert witnesses, and motion practice.  She has assisted national counsel for numerous companies involved in asbestos, chemical, and multi-district litigation. Brenda has participated in a jury trial in Tarrant County on behalf of the defense of a national business owner, which resulted in a defense verdict, finding no negligence against her client.  She has assisted in the management of large dockets involving hundreds of cases in multiple counties and has experience at both the state and federal court level.

Brenda's experience encompasses the management, defense, and resolution of cases involving thousands of claimants for premises defendants and product manufacturers in trial courts throughout the state of Texas.  She has served as co-counsel on behalf of a Fortune 100 client in relation to a gross negligence/wrongful death case resulting from a commercial construction site pending in Dallas County, Texas, in which the client was dismissed based on the development of strong motion practice and witness testimony.  Brenda has also served as co-counsel in alleged asbestos and silica exposure cases pending throughout state courts in Texas.

Education

  • Baylor Law School, JD, 1999
  • Texas A&M University, BS, 1996; economics, cum laude

Admissions

  • Texas