Paula F. Sweeney

Paula F. Sweeney


Slack Davis Sanger, LLP

Recognized since 1995

Dallas, Texas

Practice Areas

Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs

Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2013 - Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
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Paula Sweeney focuses on cases involving complex medical and scientific issues. She has been a leader in the field of healthcare liability litigation (medical malpractice) for decades, and still takes a few cases in that field, along with work on pharmaceutical and prescription liability cases. Paula is well known for her powerful cross-examination skills and her expertise in handling complex cases involving catastrophic injury and complicated medical issues.

A frequent teacher and invited lecturer for legal, medical, and other professional groups across Texas and much of the United States, Paula was named a Legend of Trial Law by the Dallas Bar Association as well as its 2012 Trial Lawyer of the Year.

In the courtroom, Paula's skills as a cross-examiner have been described as “relentless” and “driven”; as one defense lawyer put it, “Paula is like a heat-seeking missile.” Paula has been a Martindale-Hubbell AV®-rated attorney for more than 35 years and has been Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law since 1986. She has also received the Gene Cavin Award from the State Bar of Texas for lifetime commitment to continuing legal education. Paula is licensed to practice law in Texas and Montana.

Location

  • 3500 Maple Avenue, Suite 1200
    Dallas, TX 75219

Languages

  • English

Education

  • University of Dallas, graduated 1978
  • Southern Methodist University , graduated 1981

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, State Bar of Texas

Affiliations

  • ABOTA Dallas - Past President
  • American College of Trial Lawyers - Fellow
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers - Fellow
  • International Society of Barristers - Fellow
  • Dallas Trial Lawyers Association - Past President
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association - Past President

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2013 - Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs, Dallas (2013)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs

Special Focus

  • Hospital Malpractice
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Medical Negligence

Awards:

  • University of Dallas Distinguished Alumna
  • Dallas Bar Association Legend of Trial Law
  • State Bar of Texas Gene Cavin Award for lifetime achievement in support of CLE
  • Texas Nurses' Health Care Association Professional of the Year
  • State Bar of Texas Best CLE paper
  • Common Cause Texas Defender of Liberty Award
  • Texas Watch's Champions of Justice Award
  • TTLA 2021 Don Bowen Distinguished Service Award
  • Trial Lawyer of the Year, Dallas Bar Association, 2013

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