About Us

About Us


Our attorneys have the educational background and experience expected at large corporate law firms: graduates of highly ranked law schools, a prestigious federal clerkship, and vast courtroom experience. Each of the partners previously worked for larger law firms representing corporate clients in complex commercial disputes, and each has over a decade of experience representing individuals injured as a result of the negligence of others.  Add to this two Of Counsel attorneys with a combined 60 years plus of experience representing individuals (one of whom remains Board Certified in Personal Injury)  and it is clear why this firm is the right one to handle your personal injury claim. Please click below to learn more about all the attorneys at Lovins Trosclair.





Michael Lovins was born and raised in South Dakota. After graduating from high school in Rapid City, he came to Texas as quickly as he could to attend Southern Methodist University. In 1997, SMU awarded Michael a bachelor’s degree with honors in Economics and Philosophy. Michael then worked as a financial analyst, trying to convince himself that he did not want to be a lawyer. He was successful as a financial analyst, but the desire to practice law remained, and he began law school at The University of Texas in 1998. Read More…




Pete Trosclair was born and raised in Larose, Louisiana, a small town 60 miles southwest of New Orleans near the Gulf Coast. Upon graduating from South Lafourche High School, Pete enlisted in the United States Navy, later receiving an honorable discharge. Pete went on to earn his undergraduate degree from the University of California San Diego and his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law. Read more…




Born in the Cradle of Naval Aviation, Pensacola, Florida, Jerry Ware graduated from Ball High School in Galveston, earned a BBA in Finance from North Texas State University, and entered the Marine Corps as a Second Lieutenant. After military service, he honed his skills in finance as an internal auditor for Redman Industries in Dallas. Jerry then earned his Juris Doctor degree from Baylor Law School. He began his legal career in Dallas as an associate of Wilson, Berry, Jorgenson, and Fuqua, representing individuals who had suffered disabling personal injuries. He then served as the Assistant City Attorney of Denton, Texas. Jerry then returned to the private sector as head of the negligence section of Windle Turley, P.C. in Dallas.Read More…



Jonathan Buck is a senior counsel in the firm’s Austin office. Before joining this firm, Mr. Buck practiced at Haynes & Boone, LLP and Kelly Hart & Hallman, LLP in Austin, and he had the honor of clerking for Judge David Hittner in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division. Texas Super Lawyers named Jonathan a business litigation “Rising Star” in 2006, 2010, and 2011. Jonathan focuses his practice on litigation and trial work involving business disputes, intellectual property, banking and collections, insurance coverage, toxic torts, and administrative law. Read More…



James Shoecraft has been a Dallas based attorney since 1965, and he has been Board Certified in Personal Injury by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization continually since 1987. He has been the sole owner and chief trial attorney with the Attorney’s Offices of James W. Shoecraft, P.C. since 1988, where he specializes in personal injury and worker’s compensation cases. James is also certified as a general and family law mediator by the State of Texas. He is an active member, and past director, of the Dallas Trial Lawyers Association. He is admitted to practice in the following courts: Read More…

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