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Earl Drott

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Phone: (903) 531-9300
Fax: (903) 531-0221

3301 Golden Road
Suite 411
Tyler, Texas 75701

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Earl Drott has handled personal injury claims in Tyler and the surrounding East Texas area for more than 29 years. A veteran of many successful trials he is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law and has been selected to the Texas Super Lawyers, The National Top 100 Trial Lawyers, the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and the exclusive American Board of Trial Advocates. He is widely known as a zealous advocate and a lawyer who simply won't back down from an insurance company. His unbending approach to the practice of law has resulted in the recovery of many millions of dollars for his clients.

Earl Drott was born and raised in rural Oklahoma and graduated from Broken Arrow High School in 1976. He worked his way through Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he obtained a degree in Business Administration with honors.

Mr. Drott worked as an oil company accountant and as a bank auditor before deciding to return to law school. He worked his way through the University of Texas School of Law where he was selected to serve on the Texas Law Review and on the National Mock Trial Team. Upon graduation from law school he came to Tyler, Texas, to practice law and raise a family.

Mr. Drott's wife of 29 years, Amy, is also a University of Texas School of Law graduate who has left the practice of law to fulfill her dream of being a public school teacher. She is currently a 7th grade Texas History teacher.

Mr. Drott has been involved with the Boy Scouts of America in various positions and capacities and is heavily involved in the numerous activities of his daughter and two sons. He is also an avid outdoorsman who has hunted, fished, hiked, and explored places ranging from Uruguay to the Yukon Territories. When not otherwise obligated, he can likely be found working on his farm.

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Education

Oral Roberts University
Bachelor of Science - Business Administration cum laude - 1980

University of Texas School of Law
Doctor of Jurisprudence - 1985
Texas Law Review
National Mock Trial Team

Professional Associations

Director - Texas Trial Lawyers Association
East Texas Trial Lawyers Association
American Association for Justice
Smith County Bar Association
Charter Fellow - Smith County Bar Foundation
State Bar of Texas
College of the State Bar of Texas - past member
American Board of Trial Advocates - past member
Founding Director - East Texas Woods and Waters Foundation

Honors

Million Dollar Advocates Forum - Life Member
Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum - Life Member
Texas Super Lawyers - selected 2011
Texas Super Lawyers - selected 2012
American Board of Trial Advocates - selected 2012

Certifications

Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law - Texas Board of Legal Specialization - since 1990

Legal Employment

Earl Drott, PC - 1992-present
-specializing in personal injury litigation
Bailey, Negem, Patterson & Drott - 1987-92
-specializing in personal injury litigation
Potter, Guinn, Minton, Roberts & Davis - 1985-87
-specializing in personal injury litigation

Courts

Licensed to practice in all State and Federal Courts in Texas; the United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit; and the United States Supreme Court.

Publications

Earl Drott, Blake Bailey, and Robert Geffner, PhD:
Compensating the Sexual Molestation Victim Under the Texas Homeowner's Policy.  Texas Trial Lawyers Forum; Vol. 24, No. 2, 1990.

Earl Drott, Blake Bailey, and Robert Geffner, PhD:
Compensating the Sexually Abused Child:  Homeowner's Policy Can Provide Funds for Treatment.  American Trial Lawyers Association Trial; July 1990.

Earl Drott and Blake Bailey:
The Doctrine of Parental Immunity in Sexual Abuse Cases: The Last Throes of a Texas Dinosaur.  Texas Trial Lawyers Forum; Vol. 25, No. 3, 1991.

Earl Drott:
Minimizing the Effect of a Medical Malpractice Claim.  East Texas Medicine; Vol. 2, No. 3, 1990.

Previous Employment

Mesa Petroleum - Accountant
Conoco, Inc. - Cost Analyst
U.S. Treasury Department - Bank Examiner

Personal Data

Year of Birth: 1958
Marital Status: Married, 1987
Children: Three




After more than twenty-nine years and thousands of personal injury cases there is virtually nothing that we haven't seen and successfully handled. There is no substitute for experience. If you want the assistance of an experienced Board Certified Personal Injury Attorney in the Tyler / Longview / East Texas area contact us today.

Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law

903-531-9300