Maria B. Troegel

Maria B. Troegel

Of Counsel
Address:909 Fannin Street
Suite 2500
Houston, Texas 77010
Phone:(713) 951-1124
Fax:(713) 951-1199
Email:mtroegel@sheehyware.com
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Biography

Mrs. Troegel is an accomplished attorney with over thirty years of experience in civil litigation in state and federal courts. Practice areas include defending corporations in personal injury cases, railroad litigation, including grade crossing accidents and cases filed under the Federal Employer’s Liability Act (FELA), occupational exposures, toxic torts, breach of contract, DTPA, environmental, and product liability cases. Mrs. Troegel has worked to build lasting relationships with her clients based on performance and dedication.

Education

  • University of Houston Law School, J.D., 1986
  • University of Texas at Austin, B.A., cum laude, 1982

Legal Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Houston Bar Association
  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel
  • Texas Bar Association

Admissions

  • Southern District of Texas

Practice Areas

  • Railroad Litigation, including crossing accidents and FELA
  • Toxic Torts
  • Personal Injury Defense
  • Product Liability
  • Torts/Contorts
  • Transportation Law
  • Insurance Defense
  • Occupational Exposures

Casework

  • Has handled complex litigation docket of FELA, railroad crossing, and railroad toxic tort cases for thirty years
  • Successfully argued Motion for Summary Judgement/Daubert Motion resulting in the dismissal of 300 claims in railroad toxic tort case
  • Prepared Appellate Brief and successfully argued appeal in FELA case regarding Texas law on the agency relationship
  • Managed Houston Silica Department and large silica docket for cases involved in Multi-District Litigation
  • Has participated in successful jury trials in Harris, Jefferson, Liberty, Polk, Maverick, Fort Bend and other counties throughout Texas
  • Has successfully mediated hundreds of cases

Presentations

Has given multiple presentations at conferences for the National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel and at Occupational Claims Seminars.

Community Service

  • Actively involved in Pro Bono work for refugees for KIND
  • Past board member of Amigos de las Americas