Jerry Alcantara brings experience to the firm in handling a wide variety of complex general civil litigation matters, focusing his practice on the defense of commercial transportation and trucking liability losses. This includes various motor-carrier companies and their drivers, including small to large fleet carriers, common carriers, freight-forwarders, towing companies, and owner-operators. Years of experience have given Jerry a unique understanding of the complex issues that transportation companies and their drivers face regarding the ownership and operation of commercial vehicles and transportation of goods. This includes an understanding of the intricate and always-changing set of local, state and federal regulations, as well as the developing caselaw, unique to the transportation industry.

When accidents occur, Jerry evaluates the gravity of the situation promptly and efficiently, assessing the facts as he determines the best path forward. Whether it’s preserving evidence, working with law enforcement personnel to secure evidence, or identifying and interviewing drivers and witnesses, Jerry uses his experience and outside the box thinking to anticipate and avoid issues detrimental to the company. At every opportunity, he strongly advocates for his clients in minimizing risk and protecting their interests without ever losing sight of cost-effective solutions.

Jerry obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and his JD from the University of La Verne College of Law. He practiced in Los Angeles prior to moving to Dallas, focusing on defending against personal injury claims and lawsuits. Jerry is licensed in both California and Texas.

Jerry currently resides in north Dallas, and outside of work enjoys spending time with his family at the lake, fishing, playing soccer, watching sports, and taking on DIY projects.

Practice Areas

  • General Liability
  • Transportation Litigation
  • Premises Liability
  • Commercial Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas
  • State of California
  • United States District Court for the Central District of California
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Texas

Education

  • Juris Doctorate from University of Laverne College of Law
  • Bachelor of Arts from University of California, Los Angeles

Memberships

  • The Texas Association of Defense Counsel
  • Dallas Bar Association