Charles W. Hurd

Charles W. Hurd

San Antonio, Texas

Charlie's trial experience includes more than 250 jury verdicts in a wide range of tort, insurance, commercial, and healthcare litigation.  He has had jury trials in North, South, East and West Texas, including Jefferson County and the Rio Grande Valley in both federal and state courts.

Charlie has won jury verdicts for product manufacturers, healthcare providers, and transportation companies. He has tried insurance disputes and successfully defended against allegations of insurance bad faith. He has successfully defended pharmaceutical products and companies, industrial plants and refineries involving catastrophic accident and toxic tort issues. Charlie has also obtained multimillion dollar settlements for accident victims.

Representative experience

  • Won 4 death truck accident trial in North Texas
  • Successfully settled 18 wheeler - motorcycle accident case involving amputated leg and closed head injury
  • Co-counseled trial of a 2011 Texas Top Verdict for patent infringement case
  • Successfully negotiated company saving settlement of trade secret case against startup company
  • Obtained no liability jury finding for hospital intensive care unit
  • Obtained defense verdict on claim of traumatic acceleration of multiple sclerosis
  • Successfully defended refinery in wrongful death construction case
  • Obtained multimillion dollar settlement for victim of drunk driver in company vehicle
  • Won defense verdict for aggregate hauler in North Texas
  • Successfully defended insurer in Rio Grande Valley against claim of bad faith
  • Was awarded take nothing judgment in multiple death highway accident
  • Obtained no defect jury finding for gun manufacturer
  • Obtained settlement for victim of 18 wheeler hit and run accident
  • Favorably settled industrial fire and explosion case
  • Obtained take nothing judgment for insurance company in breach of contract lawsuit

Areas of Practice

  • 100% Litigation
  • General Litigation
  • Tort Litigation
  • Intellectual Property Disputes
  • Product Liability
  • Premises Liability
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Chemicals
  • Construction and Building Materials
  • Consumer Products
  • Manufacturing
  • Retail
  • Transportation

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1973
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas


  • Texas Tech University School of Law, Lubbock, Texas
    • J.D. - 1973
    • Honors: Order of the Coif
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Law Review: Texas Tech Law Review, Member, 1971 - 1973
  • Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas
    • B.B.A. - 1968
    • Major: Finance

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Top Attorneys in Texas
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • Texas Top Rated Lawyers – AV Preeminent Martindale-Hubbell Rating
  • Who's Who in America

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
  • Fellow, Houston Bar Foundation
  • Texas Bar Association
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Houston Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel
  • Association of Defense Trial Lawyers
  • Defense Research Institute

Past Employment Positions

  • Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P., 1973 - 2014

Pro Bono Activities

  • Coaching and Supporting Youth Sports