Brown Pruitt Wambsganss Ferrill & Dean

Principal Attorney

Donald A. Ferrill

Contact Details

201 Main Street, Suite 801
Fort Worth, Texas 76102
(817) 338-4888
Toll Free: 1-866-433-6952
Facsimile: (817) 338-0700

Practice Description

Dr. Ferrill is primarily involved in civil litigation and handles insurance defense cases, including professional liability, with a special emphasis on representing veterinarians. He also handles wrongful death and survival actions, and bad faith. Mr. Ferrill handles state administrative hearings, contract matters, business formations, employment matters, estate planning, probate matters, and appellate law. Mr. Ferrill has extensive appellate experience before the Texas Supreme Court and the 2nd, 4th, 5th, 9th, 10th, 11th, and 13th District Courts of Appeals. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Ferrill practiced veterinary medicine for four years in Stephenville, Texas, and continues to maintain his license to practice.


  • Tarleton State University (B.S. with honors, 1981)
  • Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine (B.S., 1983; D.V.M. 1985)
  • St. Mary's University (J.D. cum laude, 1992)
  • Senior Associate Editor, St. Mary's Law Journal, 1991-1992
  • Phi Delta Phi

Professional Admissions

  • Texas State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners, veterinary license, 1985
  • State Bar of Texas, 1992
  • U.S. District Court, Northern, Southern, Western, and Eastern Districts of Texas
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court


  • Member, American Veterinary Medical Association
  • Member, American Veterinary Medical Law Association
  • Member, Texas Veterinary Medical Association, Director 2010-2015
  • Member, Texas Veterinary Medical Association, Member, Legislative Committee 2009-present
  • Member, American College of Equine Attorneys
  • Member, American Association of Bovine Practitioners

Reported Cases

  • Downing v. Gully, 915 S.W.2d 181 (Tex. App. – Fort Worth 1996, writ denied); Aledo I.S.D. v. Choctaw Properties, L.L.C., 17 SW3d 260 (Tex. App. – Waco 2000, no pet.); Neasbitt v. Warren, 22 S.W.3d 107 (Tex. App. – Fort Worth 2000, no pet.); Hight v. Dublin Veterinary Clinic, 22 S.W.3d 614 (Tex. App. – Eastland 2000, pet. denied); Vandehaar v. ALC Financial Corp., 25 S.W.3d 406 (Tex. App. – Beaumont 2000, pet. denied); Neasbitt v. Warren, 105 S.W.3d 113 (Tex. App. – Fort Worth 2003, no pet.); Choctaw Properties, L.L.C. v. Aledo I.S.D., 127 S.W.3d 235 (Tex. App. – Waco 2003, no pet.); McGee v. Smith, 107 S.W.3d 725 (Tex. App. –  Fort Worth 2003, pet. denied); Morris v. Powell, 150 S.W.3d 212 (Tex. App. – San Antonio 2004, no pet.); Morris v. Kohls-York, 164 S.W.3d 686 (Tex. App. – Austin 2005, pet. dismissed); Henderson Edwards Wilson, L.L.P. v. Toledo, 244 S.W.3d 851 (Tex. App. - 008, no pet.); Landy v. Sheppard's Edge Apartments, Ltd., No. 2-07-383-CV, 2008 WL 4938285 (Tex. App. - Fort Worth Nov. 20, 2008, no pet.); Maclean v. Mccarroll, No. 4:08-CV-059, 2009 U.S. LEXIS 55392, (E.D.Tex., June 30, 2009)

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