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Mitchell McCrea


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Mitchell McCrea concentrates his practice on complex personal injury cases with an emphasis on product liability, trucking accidents, oil & gas accidents, and wrongful death.

Before joining Slack Davis Sanger LLP, Mitch was a successful trial attorney at other preeminent plaintiff firms.

Mitch started his career over twenty years ago on the insurance defense side for an aviation firm before moving into plaintiff’s personal injury law.

In addition to a practice that includes personal injury, wrongful death, product liability, trucking accidents, and oil and gas accidents, Mitch also practices aviation law.

Mitch is a member of the Texas and New Mexico Bar Associations, American Association of Justice, Texas and New Mexico Trial Lawyers Associations along with the Dallas Bar Association and Chaves County Bar Association. In 2013, Mitchell was an AAJ Trial Lawyer of the Year finalist.

In 2003, he received his Juris Doctor, Cum Laude, from Texas Tech University  Earlier, Mitch earned a Master of Arts degree in History from the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, and a Bachelor of Arts in History, with Honors, from Principia College in Elsah, Illinois.

Born and raised in southeastern New Mexico, Mitch and his brother own and operate a working cattle ranch. When not working hard for his injured New Mexico and Texas clients, he may be chasing cows or guiding hunts in New Mexico.

Attorney - Mitch McCrea


Professional Associations

  • American Association of Justice
  • American Bar Association
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association
  • Dallas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Chaves County Bar Association

Honor & Awards

  • AAJ Trial Lawyer of the Year finalist



First Officer’s Improper Rudder Use Results in Commercial Airplane Crash Lawsuit

Case Title: American Airlines Flight 587 On November 12, 2001, American Airlines Flight 587, flying from JFK International Airport, New York to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, crashed into the Belle Harbor neighborhood in Queens, New York. All 260 people on board died (251 passengers, nine crew members), along with five people on the ground. It…

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Defective Cotton Gin Results in Catastrophic Personal Injury Case

Case title: Damon Wilson v. Lummus Corporation, et al. Mitch McCrea represented Damon Wilson who lost his leg in a Lummus cotton gin (located in Delta County, Texas) when his employer asked him to climb onto a cotton module conveyor component that did not have adequate guarding or warnings.

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Inadequate 18-Wheeler Brakes Lead to Wrongful Death Case

Case Title: Duckworth v. Clayton Homes Mitch McCrea represented the surviving family of Dickie Duckworth who was killed when another 18-wheeler hauling a Clayton manufactured home crossed the center line and crashed into him head-on on U.S. 79 in Anderson County, Texas.  During the course of discovery, we learned that only one of the axles…

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Discriminatory Auto Insurance Rates Result in Significant Settlement

Case title: Grigson, et al. v. Farmers Group, Inc. (W.D. Tex.) In 2017, Charles Grigson filed a class action lawsuit against Farmers Insurance Group, Inc. alleging discriminatory rates. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of all Farmers auto insurance customers in the state of Texas who were policyholders in the Farmers Auto 2.0 (FA2) book.…

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Malfunctioning Power Swivel Unit Results in Catastrophic Personal Injury Lawsuit

Case Title: Murphy v. Excel Site Rentals, LLC On November 11, 2017, an employee of Consolidated Well Services LLC was working as a floor hand on the Yoder 2-H well site in Bradford Country, Pennsylvania. A power swivel unit owned and operated by Excel Site Rentals, LLC rotated unintentionally as the worker reached to release…

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Defective Product Results in Dallas Workplace Injury Lawsuit

Case Title: Meyer v. Cooper Industries, et al Workplace injuries suffered due to negligence or faulty tools can tragically and permanently change the lives of an employee and their family, as happened to elevator technician Michael Meyer just days before Christmas 2018. A Debilitating On-the-Job Injury Meyer lost the use of his right arm, suffered…

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Improper Maneuver at Altitude Leads to General Aviation Lawsuit

Case Title: Estate of Vincent Losada v. Pea Hochso, LLC On November 17, 2018, a North American P51, N4132A, crashed into an apartment building parking lot near Fredericksburg, Texas. The pilot and passenger suffered fatal injuries, and the plane was destroyed. The purpose of the flight was a fly-over of a World War II educational…

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Defective Fuel Tank Results in Aviation Lawsuit

Case Title: Nemec v. Robinson Helicopter On April 13, 2006, a Robinson R44 helicopter with registration number N123CK, carrying a pilot and four passengers crashed from just a few feet above the ground and burst into flames. The impact was survivable, and there were no traumatic injuries to the occupants caused by the crash itself.…

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Helicopter Crash Results in Active General Aviation Lawsuit

Case Title: Stockbridge v. Heliservices On August 8, 2020, a helicopter conducting a survey of bighorn sheep in the Black Gap Wildlife Management Area crashed and killed three passengers. The passengers were doing work for the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department (TPWD). The firm filed suit against the helicopter operator contracted by the TPWD. The…

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Parts Manufacturer Negligence Results in Military Aviation Lawsuit

Case Title: Kohl, et al. v. Triumph On March 16, 2013, an OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopter crashed during a test-fire exercise north of Kandahar, Afghanistan. At the time of the incident, the helicopter had performed a shallow dive, leveled off, and then entered a climbing right turn to repeat the maneuver. At that point, the…

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