Efrain Forte III
Efrain is a civil litigation trial attorney who represents clients involved in high-exposure cases throughout Texas, focusing primarily on the Dallas/Fort Worth area.
Prior to joining Thompson Coe, Efrain gained trial and litigation experience through representing both fortune 500 companies and individuals in cases involving high-risk commercial transportation, automobile, wrongful death, and premises liability litigation resulting in favorable resolutions for his clients.
Efrain has developed a particular ability to quickly and accurately evaluate lawsuits and other risks for clients. He concentrates on implementing creative and aggressive strategies to change the dynamics of a case and to obtain the best possible result in settlement or trial.
His litigation experience provides a solid foundation for him to counsel clients on the resolution of disputes through alternative dispute mechanisms such as mediation, arbitration, summary judgment, and jury trials.
Efrain Forte was born in Chicago, Illinois, and grew up in Tampa, Florida.
He attended the University of Arkansas School of Law in Fayetteville, Arkansas where he met his wife Catherine, a Richardson native and attorney in Plano, Texas.
As a student, Efrain knew he wanted to become a litigator and focused on the litigation practice area. His courtroom experience began when he served as a student attorney representing indigent clients in the University of Arkansas School of Law’s Legal Clinic. Additionally, Efrain was a judicial extern for the Honorable Mark Lindsay of the Fourth Judicial Circuit in Washington County, Arkansas.
His personal interests include deep sea fishing, hunting, college football, traveling, and spending time with his friends, family, and daughter.
Obtained final summary judgment in favor of a national trucking client, in a nonsubscriber wrongful death and survival action lawsuit that was pending in McAllen, Texas. Plaintiffs asserted a multimillion-dollar wrongful death and survival action against trucking client, alleging that decedent driver was an employee of the trucking company and that the trucking company’s negligence proximately caused the death. In a lengthy 19-page opinion, the Federal Court granted final summary judgment in favor of Defendant.
Education, Admissions & Activities
University of Arkansas School of Law
University of Central Florida
Political Science with a minor in Diplomacy
United States District Court of Texas
Northern, Southern, Eastern, Western
Professional and Community Activities
Texas Association of Defense Counsel
Texas Minority Counsel Program
Dallas Bar Association