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Tim O'Hare

Tim O’Hare: Personal

A native of Dallas, Tim O’Hare attended R.L. Turner High School in Carrollton. He received his BBA in Finance from The University of Texas at Austin, where he lettered on the Longhorn football team. After college, he attended Southern Methodist University School of Law.

Tim and his wife, Christen, have four children and are active in their community. Tim and Christen are members of First Baptist Church of Grapevine where Tim serves as a Deacon. They also teach Sunday School to Preschoolers. Tim is the former President of Christian Legal Society – Dallas and served on the CLS National Board of Directors. He is an Honor Corps member of Alliance Defending Freedom and is a member of the Dallas Bar Association. He is also a former Rotary Club President and served his hometown as Mayor/City Councilman from 2005-2011.

Tim O’Hare: Professional

Before founding The Law Offices of Tim O’Hare in 2001, Tim was an insurance claims examiner and practiced law with a Dallas insurance defense firm as well as one of the largest Personal Injury firms in the Metroplex. Utilizing his knowledge of insurance companies, he started helping Personal Injury victims in their fight for recovery. Tim’s experiences have enabled him to become an award-winning Personal Injury attorney who knows the best ways to fight for his clients. Tim has been named a Texas Super Lawyer for the last 6 consecutive years.

Martindale-Hubbell, the oldest attorney ranking group in the country, gave Tim their highest rating, AV/Preeminent, based upon the reviews of judges and other lawyers of Tim’s legal abilities and ethics. Tim’s expertise in Personal Injury Law is also recognized by his membership in the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Tim was named one of the Top Transportation Lawyers in the country by The American Lawyer Magazine and one of the Top Personal Injury Lawyers in the nation by The National Law Journal in 2019. He has also been named one of Texas’ Legal Leaders and has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. In 2014, 2015, 2016, & 2017, D Magazine awarded Tim their “Best Lawyers in Dallas” label. Tim has also achieved a 10 out of 10 rating from, an online ranking system of attorneys and doctors throughout the United States. He has also been recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer from 2014-2021. For more reviews of Tim’s Personal Injury experience, visit our Testimonials page.

Tim has appeared on national networks and news programs including Fox & Friends, NBC’s Today Show, Fox News Channel, Fox Business Channel, CNN, and MSNBC, as well as the local affiliates for CBS, NBC, ABC, FOX, and WB. Tim has also shared his experiences and knowledge with many students, business and civic groups throughout Texas.

Tim has spent his life and career helping those around him, and this passion is demonstrated by his commitment to his Personal Injury clients. Tim’s experiences have allowed him to understand all sides of Personal Injury cases, and this knowledge helps him find the best way to fight for his clients’ rights.


David B. Koch

David B. Koch: Personal

David was born and raised in Farmers Branch, Texas. After completing high school at Jesuit College Preparatory School in Dallas, he attended The University of Texas at Austin and The University of North Texas. He graduated from North Texas with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, with a Major in Real Estate and a Minor in Finance. After college, David spent time in the corporate world, working in commercial real estate financing in DFW. But, he knew law was where his passion was, and left the corporate world to attend Washington and Lee University School of Law in Lexington, Virginia.

David and his wife, Carol, have three children and are active in their community. David served as a City Councilman from 2007-2013 and has continued to serve on numerous Boards and Commissions for his hometown, including the Metrocrest Hospital Authority, Valwood Improvement Authority, Charter Review Committee, and Redistricting Committee.

David has been an active volunteer throughout his adult life, and has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for financially disadvantaged high school students in the Greater Dallas area. He has also provided pro bono work through the Dallas Bar Association and in private practice. David has appeared on local and national television news shows discussing legal issues, including Fox & Friends, Fox Business and the McQuistion Hour. He has also shared his experiences and knowledge as an author and speaker for many professional associations and organizations.

David B. Koch: Professional

David has practiced law in Texas and California. Throughout his career, David has represented clients in litigation, arbitration, mediation and appeals in a wide variety of cases including Personal Injury, Motor Vehicle Collisions, Wrongful Death, Products Liability, Insurance Bad Faith, and construction-related injuries.

David is a member of the American Bar Association, Texas Bar Association and Dallas Bar Association. He is admitted to practice in all Texas courts, as well as U.S. Federal Courts in the Northern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas. David handles every case like he is helping a member of his own family, and has consistently received excellent results for his clients in over 30 years of practice. He has tried over 60 cases to verdict, and has obtained multiple million dollar + results for his clients.

David enjoys legal challenges and is known for his courtroom success, attention to detail, case preparation, passion, drive, pursuit of the best results for his clients and proven research, writing and litigation skills.

Personal Injury Lawyer J Branden Snyder

J. Branden Snyder

Branden has demonstrated a consistent commitment to excellence and is passionate about helping his clients. Branden handles a variety of legal matters, including Wills & Trusts, Probate Law, Adoptions, Child Custody and Child Support modifications, Small Business Commercial Litigation, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act cases, Consumer Law, Business Formations and Transactions, Employment Law and Personal Bankruptcy. He also handles Personal Injury cases. Branden is admitted into the Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas for Civil Cases and Bankruptcy. Since graduating from law school, Branden has been a volunteer lawyer with the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program (DVAP), providing no-cost legal assistance to the needy in the Dallas area. He has also been a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity. Branden is a member of the Dallas Bar Association, Christian Legal Society and Texas Young Lawyers Association.
Thomas A. Herald | Personal Injury Trial Lawyer

Thomas A. Herald

Thomas A. Herald: Personal

Tom is a native Texan who has lived all across our great State. He graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology with High Honors in 1988. After graduation, Tom attended Texas Tech Law School, where he received his Juris Doctor in 1991.

Tom is a strong believer that every attorney should maintain the highest ethical standards to protect the client and the sanctity of our legal system. He is an active member of various legal associations that promote fairness, justice and protecting our constitutional right to a jury trial.

Thomas A. Herald: Professional

Tom is not afraid of a legal fight. He has tried over 200 jury trials in his career, and has a reputation for being prepared, well-versed in the law, and a passionate advocate for his clients.

Tom is a well-respected Personal Injury Lawyer. He has handled insurance claims against insurance companies for almost two decades. Growing up, both of Tom’s parents worked as claims managers for insurance companies. As a result, it was a natural decision for him to begin the first part of his nearly 30-year-long legal career handling litigation for insurance companies. He eventually became the managing attorney for the North Texas Legal Office of Farmers Insurance, where he supervised over 20 attorneys and the majority of the company’s litigation cases. That experience gave him a unique ability to understand and anticipate how insurance companies respond to claims and how to encourage them to settle for the fair value of a claim and to pay the full amount his clients are entitled to.

After more than 10 years at Farmers, Tom changed his focus to representing individuals who have been harmed by the negligence of others. A large part of that practice involves representing clients whose own insurance companies refuse to pay a fair amount on a valid claim. In particular, Tom is known across the State of Texas for his knowledge of Uninsured (UM) and Underinsured Motorist (UIM) Claims and the Bad Faith Claims that are associated with those types of cases. Tom is a frequent speaker at legal seminars. He has also written numerous legal articles about the ever-changing, complex and often confusing world of insurance.

You can count on Tom to hold insurance companies accountable and make them do what is right for his clients.

Nicholas A. Chrestopoulos

Nicholas A. Chrestopoulos

Nicholas A. Chrestopoulos: Personal

Nicholas was born in Carbondale, Illinois, but grew up in Argyle, Texas. After graduating from Argyle High School, Nicholas received his BA from Austin College in Sherman, Texas, where was a three-year All-Conference Honor Roll member of the Austin College Kangaroo Football Team. Nicholas always knew that his professional calling was in law, but he spent a year working with and being mentored by Robert B. Hirschhorn, a nationally recognized jury and trial consultant. Nicholas received his Juris Doctorate from Texas Tech University School of Law.

Nicholas and his wife live in Richardson. They have two cats and two dogs that keep their hands full and their hearts happy. Nicholas enjoys his spare time by spending it with his friends and family and enjoys the heartbreak that is being a Dallas Cowboys fan.

Nicholas A. Chrestopoulos: Professional

Throughout his career, Nicholas has represented clients in both pre-litigation and litigation settings and in a wide variety of cases including Personal Injury, Motor Vehicle Collisions, Wrongful Death, and Slip and Falls.

Nicholas is a member of the Dallas Trial Lawyers Association, admitted to practice in all Texas courts, as well as the U.S. Federal Court in the Northern District of Texas. Nicholas handles cases as if each matter was personal to him and is unafraid of fighting for his clients in front of a jury.

Nicholas consistently approaches cases with a viewpoint that assists his colleagues in diagnosing all of the potential legal issues, fact patterns and avenues of recovery.


Rick B. Waterhouse

Rick B. Waterhouse: Personal

Rick was born in Mineral Wells, Texas and grew up in a military family on Army bases across the United States. After high school he returned home to Texas to attend Baylor University, graduating with a double major in Finance and Economics. After a short break, he attended Baylor Law School.

After graduation Rick began his practice in Corpus Christi, Texas before moving to the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Rick has three children: one a graduate of Southwestern University, one currently attending the University of Texas at Austin, and one finishing high school.

Rick enjoys scuba diving, snow skiing and chasing his German Shepherds.

Rick B. Waterhouse: Professional

Rick has handled cases on both sides of the docket in his 28-year-long career and has tried numerous jury trails. For the majority of those years he handled complex litigation for the insurance companies. He ultimately decided to devote his time to representing injured parties in need of help.

Rick has been Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas State Bar since 2007. He is also a proud member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). He formerly served on the District 11-A Grievance Committee for the State Bar, having served as its former chairman.

He has served on the Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee for the State Bar. His attention to detail and litigation ability over the years placed him on the Texas list of America’s Top 100 Civil Defense Litigators. He has also been recognized in Texas Super Lawyers for 2014-2017.