Stayton “Bud” Worthington
- His primary emphasis is in litigation and counseling involving product liability; oil and gas-related disputes; personal injury; toxic torts; property rights; premises liability; and commercial disputes
- Practicing complex litigation and business counseling for over thirty years
- Joined Coghlan Crowson, LLP in April 2000
- State Bar of Texas, 1987; State Bar of Arkansas, 2005
- Admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals; Fifth Circuit; United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas; United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas; the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas; United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin; United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin; and United States Supreme Court
- Doctor of Jurisprudence, with honors, University of Texas School of Law, 1987. Phi Delta Phi, Texas Law Review
- Bachelor of Science, Texas A & M University, 1982, Phi Kappa Phi
- Background in the oil and gas industry, having worked in the energy production and the energy equipment business growing up in East Texas.
- Three-year career in engineering prior to law school, implementing a workover and reentry program for Marshall Petroleum in West Texas, the Gulf Coast, and Southwest Louisiana.
- Mr. Worthington received an "AV" rating from his peers as determined by Martindale-Hubbell's ratings for legal ability and ethical conduct. Mr. Worthington has extensive experience in product liability actions involving oilfield equipment and downhole tubular failures, as well as commercial litigation relating to oil and gas well acid and frac operations. He has represented major automobile manufacturers, industrial equipment manufacturers, truck manufacturers, medical device manufacturers, medical practitioners and hospitals, pharmaceutical manufacturers, medical laboratories, consumer appliance manufacturers, electric utility companies, recreational vehicle manufacturers, trucking companies, oil and gas operators, drilling contractors, real estate brokers, chemical manufacturers and boating manufacturers in strict liability, breach of warranty, negligence, deceptive trade practices, and wrongful death actions throughout Texas and Southwestern Arkansas, as well as litigation in California and Wisconsin. Toxic tort experience includes personal injuries and/or property damages arising from alleged exposure to silica, asbestos, chlorinated solvents, lead, arsenic, CCA, mercury, hydrocarbons, diesel exhaust, and other occupational and consumer exposures.
Professional Activities, Memberships & Affiliations
- State Bar of Texas
- Arkansas Bar
- Gregg County Bar Association
- T. John Ward Inn of Court