Clients turn to trial lawyer Victor Vital to handle difficult, high-profile and high-stakes jury trials of virtually all types. He remains dedicated to distinguishing himself as a top trial lawyer through his experience around the country and his likability and relatability to judges and juries alike.
Victor’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. Having tried more than 100 cases in two decades of practice, Victor seeks to remain ever-prepared for jury trials of various types.
Victor’s experience ranges from patent litigation, unfair competition, contract disputes, fraud and tortious interference cases, to trade secret and non-compete litigation, real estate disputes, products liability and consumer fraud matters. He has resolved claims involving high net worth family and probate litigation, fiduciary litigation, qui tam cases and partnership and other business-entity litigation. In addition, he has defended clients accused of white collar crimes, such as wire fraud and mail fraud, securities fraud, Ponzi cases, money laundering, public corruption and healthcare fraud.
Notably, Victor was inducted into the Texas Lawyer Verdicts Hall of Fame for securing a No. 1 verdict -- the largest employment verdict in Texas in 2012 – for a corporate plaintiff in a complicated noncompete/trade secrets matter. In 2016, Victor secured the largest (No. 1) verdict in the fraud category in the Texas Lawyer Top Texas Verdicts & Settlements of 2016, with a jury verdict of nearly $34 million (including $16 million in punitive damages) in a partnership dispute involving claims of fraud and breach of fiduciary duty. This top 2016 jury verdict also made the National Law Journal Top 100 list.
Victor is often brought onboard on the eve of trial – in the final months or weeks leading up to trial – because of his deep trial experience. Moreover, Victor is a prolific author and invited lecturer/educator on trial issues. He also teaches trial practice techniques and provides commentary on major trials and cases in the media.
Victor previously served as a partner in national and international law firms and has prosecuted cases in a prominent district attorney’s office.
Professional and Community Involvement
Board member, Dallas Bar Association (DBA)
Co-chair, Dallas Bar Association Equal Access to Justice Campaign, 2015-16
Chair, Committee for Qualified Judiciary Evaluation Committee
Member, American Law Institute
Member, American Bar Association
Fellow, American Bar Foundation
Fellow, The Trial Law Institute
Fellow, Dallas Bar Foundation
Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
Senior fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
Chair, Dallas Education Foundation
Leadership Dallas, 2014 Class
The Best Lawyers in America, 2016-2019
Best Lawyers in Dallas, D Magazine, 2018
Dallas Super Lawyers, 2005-2018; Rising Star, 2004 and 2005
Dallas Business Journal Minority Business Leader Award, 2015
National Association of Distinguished Counsel Nation’s Top Attorneys (Top One Percent), 2015
Litigation Counsel of America Peter Perlman Service Award, 2013