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Jarad Kent has devoted most of his 15-year legal career to trial practice. As a trial attorney, he has focused his practice on trucking and transportation litigation, medical malpractice defense, oil field injuries, products liability, commercial litigation and construction defects, as well as representing third-party administrators for self-funded ERISA health care plans in provider reimbursement lawsuits. Jarad strives to provide his clients with top-quality, timely and cost-effective representation and legal advice.

Areas of Focus

Trucking, Transportation & Cargo
Jarad has defended trucking companies in cases involving straightforward accidents to catastrophic multi-party personal injury and wrongful death cases. He has advised startup transportation companies on risk management and the complexities of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations.

Medical Malpractice & Health Care
Over his career, Jarad has defended doctors, hospitals, nurses, therapists and other health care providers in malpractice cases involving serious illness, injuries and death. He also has defended hospitals in class action cases involving billing and reimbursement issues. Jarad defended third-party administrators and self-funded ERISA health care plans in provider reimbursement lawsuits.

Representative Matters

Obtained a favorable verdict for a national trucking company and its driver where the plaintiff was seeking in excess of $2.5 million in damages.

Obtained a complete defense verdict for a trucking company and its driver in a property damage case involving the striking of a phone line.

Obtained a favorable verdict in a subrogation case involving an automobile accident in which a municipal employee was injured. The jury split liability 50/50 and awarded less in damages than the previous pre-trial settlement offer.

Obtained a no-negligence defense verdict for a family practice physician in a case involving an allegation of failing to timely diagnose small cell lung cancer.

Obtained no-negligence defense verdicts for multiple orthopedic surgeons in cases involving allegations of negligent knee surgeries.

Obtained a favorable verdict on behalf of a family practice physician in a case involving allegations of negligence, assault and false imprisonment arising out of an altercation in an emergency room. After a week-long trial, the jury found no assault and no false imprisonment. On the question of negligence, the jury split its liability apportionment at 50/50 between the plaintiff and defendant and returned a verdict of $50,000 (reduced to $25,000 based on the plaintiff's percentage of fault) when faced with a demand from the plaintiff of $2 million.

Obtained a defense verdict for a hospital in a case involving significant burn injuries to an independent contractor who was performing maintenance on the hospital's boiler. The jury found the plaintiff more than 50% contributorily negligent, resulting in entry of a take-nothing judgment.

Obtained a no-negligence defense verdict on behalf of a housekeeping company in a case involving a slip and fall by a traveling nurse in an emergency room. Plaintiff's pre-trial demand was $6 million.

Obtained summary judgment for a North Texas concrete and aggregates company in a wrongful death trucking accident case where the plaintiffs were seeking in excess of $2 million in damages.

Obtained numerous pre-trial dismissals with awards of defense attorneys’ fees and costs in medical malpractice cases.

Obtained summary judgment for a third-party administrator of self-funded ERISA health plans in a provider reimbursement lawsuit.

Obtained summary judgment for a tow-truck company in a case involving allegations of breach of contract and breach of warranties.