June 12, 2018 | Pepperdine Law alumnus Zeke Fortenberry (JD ’07) has opened Fortenberry Firm PLLC in Dallas, Texas. Prior to opening his firm, Fortenberry served nine years as a prosecutor where he tried over 150 jury trials ranging from DWI cases to capital murder. Last year, he left the district attorney’s office to join a large plaintiff’s firm. This year, he is excited to launch Fortenberry Firm PLLC where he will be focusing on representing plaintiffs who have been severely injured. “For my entire career I have represented victims, and at my firm I will continue to give victim’s a voice and fight for them in court.”
As a seasoned trial lawyer, it is a natural fit. Fortenberry says, “For me, being a plaintiff’s attorney and a prosecutor have a lot of similarities. In both roles I represent victims who have been injured and are looking for justice. Also, I continue to bear the burden of proof in trial, and as the moving party I am responsible for moving the case along through the court process.” Fortenberry enjoys being able to help victims navigate the judicial system in order to obtain a fair result.
Fortenberry received national attention for winning a conviction in a high-profile kidnapping case, featured here
Additionally, he has been recognized for his personal and professional achievements as one of Pepperdine University’s Top 40 under 40 Alumni, found here
For more information about Fortenberry Firm PLLC, please visit www.fortenberryfirm.com.