Veridict Search recently announced that Craig Cherry, trial lawyer at Haley & Olson, P.C., obtained one of the highest jury verdicts in the State of Texas in 2011. Craig served as lead counsel for the plaintiffs in Rebecca Hearn, et. al. v. New Prime, Inc., a personal injury/commercial trucking accident case filed in McLennan County, Texas. He represented Rebecca Hearn and her parents in a trial against New Prime, Inc., one of the largest trucking companies in the nation. New Prime, Inc. argued that its’ global positioning satellite (GPS) data demonstrated that none of its’ trucks could have been involved in a wreck that injured Rebecca and killed her sister. Craig and his co-counsel argued that New Prime, Inc.’s GPS data was inaccurate and unreliable. The jury returned a verdict in favor of Craig’s clients in the amount of $3,351,007.87. The verdict was the #5 Motor Vehicle jury verdict in the State of Texas for all of 2011. The case later settled for a confidential sum.
While Craig is a trial lawyer based in Waco, Texas, he has a nationwide trial practice that involves complex civil litigation with an emphasis in catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death, product liability, commercial trucking and business/commercial litigation.
Craig is Board Certified in Civil Trial Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He is also Board Certified in both Civil Trial Law and Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.