Jeffrey W. Hastings - Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC

Jeffrey W. Hastings

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2013

Jeff Hastings, of counsel in the Houston office, is a member of the Transportation Group. Mr. Hastings is experienced in personal injury, employment and commercial litigation, and has tried cases in both state and federal courts. He concentrates his practice on railroad, admiralty and maritime, product liability and commercial litigation.

University of HoustonBA 1985South Texas College of LawJ.D. 1991
Cy-Fair Houston Chamber of Commerce National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel Colorado Bar Association Houston and Texas Bar Associations

Case History

Recent Representative Matters
  • Represented Class 1 railroad in Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) claim arising from slack action on a moving train. Plaintiff alleged negligent train handling and an unsafe place to work. Plaintiff sustained neck, back and shoulder injuries requiring surgery and extended medical care. After a jury trial, a favorable defense verdict was obtained resulting in a take nothing judgment.
  • Successfully tried a commercial dispute involving allegations of breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, violations of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act and both common law and statutory fraud. Obtained favorable jury findings on all counts for represented client.
  • Represented railroad in crossing accident arising from work bus/train collision inside a local refinery. Obtained summary judgment for railroad.
  • Defended industrial cleaning business in commercial litigation including allegations of conspiracy, tortuous interference with business relationships and negligent retention arising from non-competition agreement of partial owner of the business.
  • Defended owner of a boat company in federal maritime action arising from personal injury while aboard a crew boat. Allegations included general maritime negligence, unseaworthy vessel and violations of Coast Guard regulations.

Office Location

1301 McKinney Street, Suite 3700
Houston, TX 77010
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2015 Lawyer of the Year in Railroad Law of the Houston Metro Area
Jeffrey W. Hastings has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2015!

Practice Areas

Railroad Law