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Willis Law Firm – Texas and New York
Willis Law FirmThe Willis Law Firm is based in Houston, Texas with a strong national presence and recognition. With over 37 years of personal injury and product liability experience, Mr. Willis has gained a national reputation as a leading personal injury lawyer in the United States. He has represented thousands of clients in drug and medical device cases including cases involving the client’s use of Fen Phen, Pondimin, Baycol, Accutane, Paxil, Dexatrim, Zimmer knee implants, Zimmer hip implants, Prozac, Celexa, Fentanyl patches, Dilantin, SSRI’s, Actos, Reglan, Ephedra, Medtronic, Depakote, Topamax, Zoloft, Zyprexa, Rezulin, Vioxx, Elidel, Accutane, Trans-vaginal Mesh, Effexor, Lexapro, Multaq, Bextra and numerous others in product liability, medical malpractice, nursing home litigation, and hundreds of serious injury and wrongful death cases against multibillion dollar defendants throughout the United States and abroad.
The Willis Law Firm is committed to representing seriously injured people and their families. When filing a lawsuit, we take extreme measures to get you the maximum compensation the law allows. Mr. Willis was born and raised in Texas. He graduated from Baylor University in 1978 and then went on to graduate from the South Texas College of Law in Houston, Texas in 1982. Mr. Willis served as a Briefing Attorney on the Supreme Court of Texas for the Honorable Robert M. Campbell in Austin, Texas until 1984, when he began to practice plaintiff’s personal injury law in Houston. Eight years later in 1992, Mr. Willis founded the Willis Law Firm, a personal injury law firm with heavy emphasis in products liability litigation.
Accomplishments and Memberships
Mr. Willis’ educational, career and legal background include:
- Baylor University (BA 1978)
- South Texas College of Law (JD 1982)
- State Bar of Texas (Admitted in 1983)
- New York State Bar (Admitted in 2005)
- Supreme Court of Texas – Briefing Attorney (1983-1984)
- Vice President – Harris County Bar Association (1984-1985)
- Board Certified Personal Injury Trial Lawyer (Since 1988)
- American Association for Justice (Since 1988)
- Texas Bar Foundation (Since 1996)
- Awarded the Steven J Sharp Public Service Award (2001)
- United States Patent Holder (1987)
Board Certified Personal Injury Trial Lawyer
Mr. Willis has the distinction of being a Board Certified Personal Injury Trial Lawyer, certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 1988. This legal certification by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization identifies an attorney who has been recognized as having extensive knowledge and actual experience trying a prescribed number of personal injury cases to a jury verdict. In order to be Board Certified, Mr. Willis had to pass strict testing and qualification requirements to demonstrate his knowledge of the law of evidence, procedure and other areas of substantive law in the trial of civil cases. Less than 2% of all Texas attorneys have earned this important certification in Personal Injury Trial Law.
Highest Level of Professional Excellence
AV RatedDavid Willis of the Willis Law Firm has been given an AV-Rating (the highest rating possible) from the respected legal guide Martindale-Hubbell in recognition of Mr. Willis’ highly regarded legal skills and professional ethics. An AV rating is a significant accomplishment and indicates that a lawyer is ranked by peers at the highest level of professional excellence.
Steven J. Sharp Public Service Award
Steven J. Sharp Public Service AwardIn 1997, Mr. Willis was involved in one of the nation’s first Firestone ATX Radial Tread / Belt Separation and Ford Explorer rollover cases which occurred in Texas. A products liability lawsuit was filed in 1998 against Ford and Firestone due to the Ford Explorer going out of control and rolling after the back left Firestone ATX radial tire’s tread came off. After a long battle with Ford and Firestone a very significant and confidential settlement was reached by all parties. On July 17, 2001 Mr. Willis was recognized as one of a very select group of products liability attorneys in the nation and was awarded the prestigious Steven J. Sharp Public Service Award for his contributions in investigating and gathering evidence pertaining to tire belt separations and vehicle rollovers in Firestone Tire and Ford Explorer Cases. The efforts by these selected attorneys and others helped lead to the largest recall in U.S. history. This award was presented to Mr. Willis by the President of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA).
“My firm is committed to representing individuals and families who have been the victims of a wrongful death or serious personal injury. Although monetary compensation cannot heal the emotional and physical scars left as the result of a serious accident or injury, it can help in many cases to relieve much of the economic stress and hardship associated with the serious injury or loss of a loved one. Many times it is the only means of support and future security for the injured individual and their family. Litigation may not bring back a loved one, or heal a serious injury, but it may serve to help prevent others from having to endure the same loss.”
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If you've been injured by a dangerous drug or medical device, contact our law firm and tell us what happened. Talking to one of our lawyers is completely free, has no obligation, is held in the strictest of confidence and will help you get answers to important questions. We collect facts about your potential case and will explain what you need to do to protect your rights. Talk to our drug attorneys now and learn what legal options are available to you and your family.