Dallas Crane Collapse

On June 9, 2019 a crane collapsed onto a downtown Dallas apartment building after severe thunderstorm killing one person and injuring several others.

Dallas Morning News – Residents from Dallas apartment building crushed under crane can reclaim property

The “Affluenza” Case

Todd Clement initially represented Eric Boyles, whose wife and daughter were killed by the notorious Affluenza defendant Ethan Couch and later pursued the only remaining civil case on behalf of the McConnell Family with a goal to give the victims some closure by bringing to light the full story. The fruits of two years of work were featured twice on ABC’s 20/20 in a story entitled “A Case of Affluenza” and Todd was a frequent subject of media interviews when Couch went on the run and was ultimately captured.

WFAA-DFW (ABC) – Drunk Driving Victim Wants Doctor To Open Couch Psychology Records

CBS 11 DFW – Texas Legislators Aim To Ban “Affluenza” Defense (Ragan Speer)

Distracted Driving

After handling a landmark texting double death case, Todd became a nationally recognized legal expert on distracted driving cases.   He is a frequent speaker for the National Safety Council and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and his safety crusade has been featured on national and local television and in print media.

Distracted Driving Articles

National Safety Council

NSC DWD white paper featuring Todd Clement

The Washington Post

Todd Clement interviewed by The Washington Post

The Dallas Morning News

Lawyer: Ban Cell use driving on job

The Daily Herald

Employers who ban cellphones while driving find productivity doesn’t suffer

NAFA Fleet Management Association

The Economic and Social Costs of Distracted Driving

Journal of the American Society of Safety Engineers

Cell Phone Use While Driving & Professional Liability

The “Magnablend” Chemical Fire

On October 3, 2011, the Magnablend Chemical Plant in Waxahachie exploded and burned to the ground.  Our client suffered significant brain damage due to smoke exposure. The case went to trial and after several weeks during which the jury learned of Magnablend’s egregious safety violations and the life-changing consequences to our client and his family, the case was settled for a confidential sum.  The last few days of the trial was covered by the local Waxahachie Newspaper.