Partners

Samuel J. Polak, Partner

Contact Information

Direct and fax: 214.231.3250
Email: spolak@pandblaw.com

Current Scope of Practice

Sam Polak is an experienced trial attorney who represents clients involved in litigation across North Texas. He has successfully tried over one hundred jury trials to verdict over the past twenty-five years in cases involving trucking and automobile litigation, construction litigation, personal injury defense, first party insurance claims, premises liability, product liability and wrongful death litigation, resulting in favorable results for the client. He was selected as one of the “Best Lawyers in Dallas” by D Magazine in 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022. He was selected for inclusion in Texas Super Lawyers by his peers in 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022.

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Shawn M. Stewart, Partner

Contact Information

717 N. Harwood, Suite 2880
Dallas, Texas 75201
Direct and fax: 214.231.3249
Email: sstewart@pandblaw.com

Current Scope of Practice

Shawn Stewart has been representing clients throughout the State of Texas since 2004 in cases involving personal injuries, construction defects, and premises liability. He also is experienced in insurance coverage matters for both commercial and personal lines policies. At present, he handles all aspects of litigation from initial investigation through jury trials.

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Kenneth F. Sheets, Partner

Contact Information

Direct and fax: 214.231.3247
Email: ksheets@pandblaw.com

Current Scope of Practice

Kenneth Sheets’ practice focuses on defending parties involved in civil litigation. He has successfully represented individuals and businesses in lawsuits involving construction defects, products liability, premises liability, wrongful death, motor vehicle accidents, and commercial vehicle accidents.

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Jim Frederick, Partner

Contact Information

Direct and fax: 214.231.3255
Email: jfrederick@pandblaw.com

Current Scope of Practice

Jim Frederick is an experienced civil trial attorney who represents clients involved in litigation throughout Texas, with his focus primarily being in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area. He has represented individuals and companies in cases involving trucking and automobile litigation, subrogation, construction litigation, personal injury defense, premises liability, product defect and wrongful death litigation.

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Veronica Valdez, Partner

Contact Information

717 N. Harwood, Suite 2880
Dallas, Texas 75201
Direct and fax: 214.231.3246
Email: vvaldez@pandblaw.com

Current Scope of Practice

Veronica Valdez is a trial attorney who represents clients involved in litigation across North Texas. As a student, Veronica knew she wanted to become a trial attorney and focused on the litigation practice area. Her courtroom experience began when she served as a student attorney representing indigent clients in the SMU Legal Clinic Program. Additionally, she gained advocacy skills as a veteran team member on the ABA Client Counseling Team.

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Heather Forgey, Partner

Contact Information

717 N. Harwood, Suite 2880
Dallas, Texas 75201
Direct and Fax: 214.231.3259
Email: hforgey@pandblaw.com

Current Scope of Practice

Heather Forgey is experienced in litigating disputes centered on a variety of allegations from simple negligence to medical malpractice, products liability, construction defect, and premises liability. She enjoys the fast-paced nature of litigation and thrives when called upon to discover, understand, and communicate the fundamental notions of fairness and justice at issue in complex disputes. She was named a Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019.

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Associates

Nathan M. Fisher, Associate

Contact Information

717 N. Harwood, Suite 2880
Dallas, Texas 75201
Telephone: 214.231.3262
Facsimile: 214.231.2362
Email: nfisher@pandblaw.com

Current Scope of Practice

Nathan Fisher is a trial attorney who represents clients involved in litigation across North Texas. During his time in law school, Nathan developed the desire to become a trial attorney and zealously represent his clients throughout the litigation process. His courtroom experience began when he served as a student attorney representing indigent clients in the SMU Family Law Clinic.

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Melissa Hatcher, Associate

Contact Information

Direct and Fax: 214.231.3264
Email: mhatcher@pandblaw.com

Current Scope of Practice

Melissa Hatcher is a civil trial attorney who had a prior career in claims before becoming an attorney. She represents both companies and individuals in first and third party commercial and personal automobile litigation, personal injury defense, insurance coverage disputes, premises liability and wrongful death litigation.

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Lianna E. Griffin, Associate

Contact Information

Telephone:  (214) 231-3265
Facsimile:  (214) 231-3265
E-Mail:  lgriffin@pandblaw.com

Current Scope of Practice

Lianna Griffin is a trial attorney who advocates for clients engaged in legal disputes throughout the North Texas region. As an Associate Attorney, Lianna is committed to building a strong foundation in the practice of law and serving clients with dedication and enthusiasm. She has experience working closely with attorneys to provide comprehensive support to clients, conducting legal research, drafting documents, and assisting with case and trial preparation. Her courtroom experience began when she served as a student clerk/investigator representing indigent clients for the Public Defender’s Office in Louisiana.

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