Preston J. Dugas, III

Of Counsel

Practice Areas


  • Insurance
  • Commercial
  • Oil and Gas
  • Business Transactions | Organizations
  • Ad Valorem Tax
  • Personal Injury

Bar and Court Admissions

Texas, 2006
Louisiana, 2013
U.S. District Court, Northern, Southern, Western and Eastern Districts of Texas

For the past ten years, Preston’s legal career has been diverse to say the least but has primarily focused on cases revolving around oil and gas, faulty products, complex business disputes, property tax litigation and commercial litigation. During this time period, he has represented a wide array of clients, from those affected by faulty hip implants, to commercial property owners disputing their ad valorem property taxes, to thousands of royalty owners asserting claims for underpayment of royalties against several of the largest producing oil and gas companies operating in the Barnett Shale.

Preston has worked in a small firm setting since becoming a lawyer in November of 2006, which has allowed him to provide personalized service and many opportunities to present his client’s case to a jury. Preston understands the importance of staying in constant contact with the client to ensure the highest quality of service and that he has achieved the client’s ultimate goal from litigation.

Since 2010, Preston has been recognized as a Top Attorney by Fort Worth, Texas magazine. He was also selected as a 2013 and 2017 Texas Rising Star by Thomson Reuters as published in Super Lawyers magazine. In December of 2015 Preston was chosen as a Top 40 under 40 by The National Trial Lawyers Association.

Preston was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana but has lived in Fort Worth since graduating law school. As a committed member of and contributor to the DFW community, Preston serves as an At-Large Member of the St. Mary’s Law Alumni Chapter in Dallas and has volunteered for Catholic Charities Outreach Program. He has served on the Board of Directors for the Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association and has volunteered for the Tarrant County Back to School Roundup program. Preston has a young son that attends Tanglewood Elementary and enjoys playing baseball and soccer with him on the weekends.

Professional Affiliations

State Bar of Texas
State Bar of Louisiana
Tarrant County Bar Association
Former Member of The Texas Trial Lawyers Association
Former Member of The Tarrant County Trial Lawyers Association
Eldon B. Mahon Inn of Court

Internships and Clerkships

Law Intern, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Western District of Texas
Law Clerk, 124th Judicial District Court

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Preston J. Dugas, III

Of Counsel

Broude Smith Jennings & McGlinchey PC

309 West 7th Street, Suite 1100

Fort Worth, Texas 76102


817.335.1603 fax


St. Mary’s University
JD, 2006
Texas Christian University
B.B.A., Finance, 2003

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