Scott Hazen | Dallas Toxic Tort Attorney | Cowles Thompson

Scott Paul Hazen


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Scott P. Hazen has more than 30 years of legal experience and has successfully defended clients in a wide variety of litigation including:  toxic/mass torts, product liability, personal injury, medical malpractice, construction defect, professional liability, employment, and creditors rights.

Scott has spent the majority of his career focusing on toxic torts/environmental, product liability, and personal injury litigation.  He has represented a wide variety of public and private sector companies including manufacturers, lenders, service providers, premises owners, suppliers, and distributors.  Scott has successfully defended toxic exposure cases involving asbestos, diacetyl, hydrogen sulfide; mortar/mixed dust, benzene, mineral spirits, silica, legionella, and other chemicals.  Scott has also defended a number of fire damage cases involving refineries, oil field equipment, and land owners.  In addition, Scott has extensive experience handling large dockets, and multi-district litigation.

Speaking Engagements

  • Advanced Creditors Rights Course(s), Director, State Bar of Texas CLE
  • “Computers: Building a 21st Century Practice”, State Bar of Texas CLE
  • “FIRREA’S Administrative Claims Process and Anti-Injunctive Provisions”, State Bar of Texas CLE
  • “Dealing with the FDIC and Resolution Trust Corporation as Opponents”, State Bar of Texas CLE
  • Medicare Secondary Payer Rules and Mandatory Reporting Requirements
  • “The Pitfalls of Incomplete Medical Records and the Effect on Medical Malpractice Claims”, Baylor Medical Center


  • J.D., University of Tulsa, 1986
  • B.A., University of Texas in Austin, 1982


  • State Bar of Texas, 1987
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas


  • State Bar of Texas
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute

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