Doug Wabner


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Doug Wabner is a leading trial lawyer with a focus on products liability and defense actions involving medical and surgical devices and pharmaceuticals. He also has experience handling matters involving household products, various types of mechanical devices, motor vehicles, oil and gas, construction equipment, toxic torts, and firearms. Doug has been involved in numerous trials—serving as both first and second chair—in federal and state courts across the country.

Honors & Awards

  • Recognized by Best Lawyers® for Product Liability Litigation - Defendants in Dallas, TX (2023); Doug has been listed in Best Lawyers® since 2023
  • Named to the Who’s Who Legal, Product Liability Defense, Law Business Research Ltd. (2019)


Bar Admissions

  • Texas

Court Admissions

  • US Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • US District Court, Northern, Eastern, Southern, and Western Districts of Texas

Professional Activities


  • National Institute of Trial Advocacy


  • Defense Research Institute
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Texas Bar Foundation
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Served as trial counsel in a mass tort pharmaceutical matter; cases are pending in various federal and state courts; involved in strategy, discovery and case work-ups
  • Served as the head of a team defending an international pharmaceutical company in mass tort pharmaceutical litigation pending in a federal MDL, various state court coordinated proceedings, and in individual state courts; involvement includes strategy, discovery and the management of a team of lawyers throughout the country
  • One of two lawyers retained by a major pharmaceutical company to formulate and negotiate a mass tort settlement; a multi-billion dollar resolution program resulted, which led to in excess of 99% of the claims being resolved 
  • Served as national trial coordination counsel in connection with defending an international pharmaceutical company. Trial cases are pending in a federal MDL, in various state court coordinated actions, and in various individual state courts.
  • Trial counsel in recent wrongful death lawsuit involving a pharmaceutical product. Defense verdict was obtained.