DALLAS – Victor Vital has been named the new managing partner of Barnes & Thornburg’s Dallas office, where he has practiced for more than seven years, and will begin overseeing the office’s strategic growth. He succeeds Mark Bayer, who will retire at the end of the year.
“Victor is an energetic and engaging leader who has played a major role in the success of our Dallas office,” said Andy Detherage, firm managing partner. “We are grateful for Mark’s leadership over the years and know with Victor at the helm, we will continue to thrive in Dallas’ growing and vibrant market.”
Vital is a trial lawyer. He has tried over 100 cases in almost three decades of practice. Clients turn to Vital to handle high-profile and high-stakes jury trials of virtually all types due to his effectiveness, likability and relatability to judges and juries alike. Vital’s ability to absorb complex subject matter quickly and then package and present it persuasively to diverse juries make him suitable for virtually any high-stakes trial case in major U.S. metropolitan areas, and hence clients regularly drop him into a broad range of cases headed to trial, oftentimes on the eve of trial.
“Along with so many others, I have benefited greatly from Mark’s leadership. He hit the ground running when we started in 2015 to successfully establish our brand in Dallas,” said Vital. “My hope is to build upon his great success attracting stellar attorneys and offering exceptional client service. I plan to lead by example and drive passion, energy, intensity and excellence here in the Dallas office.”
Outside of his law practice, Vital is a prolific author and invited lecturer and educator on trial issues. He frequently teaches trial practice techniques and provides commentary on major trial and cases in the media. He also is a passionate civic leader in Dallas.
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