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Peter K. Lacina focuses his practice on general and complex commercial litigation, including contractual disputes and other business claims, property disputes, multidistrict products liability litigation, construction litigation, and litigation of claims under FELA.


  • General litigation
  • Complex commercial litigation
  • Real property and mortgage disputes
  • Construction litigation
  • Products liability litigation



  • Six-day jury trial defending against FELA and strict liability claims resulting in a zero-liability verdict in favor of client.
  • Representation of major manufacturer of home appliance components against claims for breach of contract, breach of warranty, indemnity, and negligence.
  • Representation of national mortgage servicers against borrowers in disputes involving wrongful foreclosure, breach of contract, insurance, and fraud.
  • Representation of issuer of mortgage-backed securities in repurchase litigations.
  • Representation of franchisee in lawsuit involving claims for breach of franchise agreement.
  • Licensed Professional Engineer (Texas, 2003-Present, Inactive)
  • Served as Active Duty Army Officer
  • Distinguished Military Graduate
  • Civil Engineer and Project Manager with international engineering and environmental corporation

Recognition & Leadership

  • Associate Member, Patrick E. Higginbotham American Inn of Court (2010-2011)
  • Member, National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel (NARTC)
  • Member, State Bar of Texas
  • Member, Dallas Bar Association
  • Member, Tarrant County Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association 


  • J.D., cum laude, Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, 2008
  • M.S., Engineering Management, University of Missouri-Rolla
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, with honors, Michigan State University
  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • 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 Western District of Texas