Jerry D. Bullard

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Grapevine

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Jerry D. Bullard

Mr. Bullard is board certified in Civil Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and specializes in handling civil appeals and assisting trial counsel with legal and strategic issues in complex civil litigation. He has represented both plaintiffs and defendants, and has handled numerous appeals involving various types of civil and commercial litigation, including personal injury, insurance coverage, contract disputes, and First Amendment issues.  Mr. Bullard also assists trial counsel at every level of litigation, including legal analysis of claims or defenses; handling dispositive motions, such as summary judgment motions, motions to dismiss, and motions for directed verdict; monitoring trial counsel and advising about error preservation during trial; preparing, objecting to and arguing the jury charge; and preparing and arguing all post-trial motions.

Mr. Bullard also represents individuals, business entities, healthcare organizations, educational institutions, and non-profit organizations with respect to governance and operational issues, contract negotiations, and other matters requiring legal analysis.

Mr. Bullard has served as chair of the Tarrant County Bar Association Appellate Section and co-chair of the Bench-Bar Liaison Committee for the State Bar of Texas (SBOT) Appellate Section. He currently serves as an officer of the SBOT Appellate Section, is the co-chair of the Legislative Liaison Committee for the SBOT Appellate Section, and has demonstrated a commitment to preserving the integrity of the Texas justice system by consulting with state legislators about issues affecting the judiciary and the administration of justice.

Mr. Bullard is a frequent author and speaker on trial and appellate procedure, substantive developments in the law, the legislative process, and legal writing and analysis. He also volunteers his time and resources to educate students and the general public about the judicial branch’s role in a democratic society.

 

Areas of Practice

  • Civil Trial and Appellate Litigation
  • Health Law
  • Church, Religious, and Non-Profit Law
  • Education Law
  • Government Organizations

Education

  • University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 1991
  • Baylor University, B.A., Communications, cum laude, 1988

Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas (1991)
  • Trial and appellate courts of the State of Texas
  • United States District Courts for the Northern, Western, Eastern and Southern Districts of Texas
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • United States Supreme Court

Professional Activities and Memberships

  • Board Certified ― Civil Appellate Law ― Texas Board of Legal Specialization (1998 – Present)
  • AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest possible rating for both legal ability and ethical standards
  • Member, Appellate Section, State Bar of Texas 
    • Treasurer (2017 – 2018)
    • Secretary (2016 – 2017)
    • Council Member (2007 – 2010)
    • Co-chair, Legislative Liaison Committee (2009 – Present)
    • Co-chair, Bench-Bar Liaison Committee (2005 – 2009)
  • Bench-Bar Project Subcommittee (2004)
  • Annual Meeting Program Planning Committee (2003)
  • Member, Litigation Section, State Bar of Texas, Legislative Committee (2017 – Present)
  • Member, Tarrant County Bar Association
  • Member, Appellate Section, Tarrant County Bar Association
    • Pro Bono Committee (2012 – Present)
    • Planning and Programming Committee (2004 – Present)
    • Chair (2003 – 2004)
    • Secretary (2002 – 2003)
  • State Bar of Texas, Court Administration Task Force (2007 – 2008)
  • Member, State Bar of Texas Litigation Section Work Group for Senate Bill 1204 (2007)
  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation and Tarrant County Bar Foundation
  • Tarrant County Top Appellate Lawyers, Fort Worth, Texas Magazine (2013)
  • Adjunct Professor, Legal Writing and Analysis, Texas Wesleyan University (2005)
  • Tarrant County Top Appellate Lawyers, Fort Worth, Texas Magazine (2013, 2015 – 2017)
  • Recipient, 2017 Certificate of Merit, presented by the current and past presidents of the State Bar of Texas for outstanding service to the legal profession during the 2016 – 2017 bar year.

Civic Activities

  • Member, First Baptist Church of Colleyville
  • Member, Colleyville Covenant Christian Academy Board of Trustees (2007 – 2013)
  • Member, Kids Beach Club Board of Directors (2006 – 2008)