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  • Gerry Spence: The Greatest Trial Lawyer Who Has Ever Lived? Trial Lawyer’s College Gerry Spence Trial Lawyer’s College In the summer of 2006, Joe Stephens was one of forty-eight Trial Lawyers in the United States of America who was chosen, taught and certified by nationally renowned Trial Lawyer Gerry Spence at his Trial Lawyer’s College at his private  Thunderhead Ranch, in Dubois, WY.   Who is Gerry Spence?  Many say ...
  • AV Rated Houston AV Rated Lawyer Martindale-Hubbell Ratings Categories Martindale-Hubbell is an independent peer review rating service.  It sends out surveys to randomly selected lawyers throughout the state requesting Judges and lawyers to rate an attorney.  Ratings are categorized according from below average to preminent with respect to a lawyer’s legal ability.  Lawyers are also ranking based upon their ethical standards.   Some say this is the best and most ...
  • Important Things to Know About the Charge to the Jury The jury charge is a set of questions that a jury answers at the end of a trial to decide the material questions necessary to decide who wins the case. The Judge will give the jury the relevant law that helps them decide the fact questions in the case. The Jugde will certainly define what ...
  • Civil Trial Law Civil Trial Law is an area of the law that involves private disputes and issues.  Therefore, when someone sues a company that negligently harmed them then that is a civil trial law matter.  Therefore, in a personal injury case, the Plaintiff seeks to be repaid for medical expensess, lost wages, pain, suffering, and mental anguish, ...

General Personal Injury Articles

  • The Low Down on Personal Injury Lawyer Advertising Houston, Texas injury and accident victims are starting to understand that it is crazy to believe that insurance companies, especially in our tough economy, will treat you fairly on their own. It is not smart to believe that all lawyers are the same or that the lawyer who simply says, “No Fee, No Recovery” is ...
  • The Insurance Company Bag of Dirty Tricks The Insurance Company has a Bag of Dirty Tricks You need to understand that the insurance companies do not intend to play a fair with you. They coach their adjustors to help them with their tactic of DELAY, DENY, DEFEND. They start with the request for simple information, then they always want more. They want the medical ...
  • The Personal Injury Claims Process In my experience, folks really want to find out a lot more about the claims process, so they can at least ask the right questions. What was really troubling to many folks is they had gone to a lawyer’s office for a FREE CONSULTATION and then had to wait around for hours -then decided that ...
  • About Your Deposition In almost every case, the insurance company will ask to take your deposition. They want to take your deposition for several reasons. First, they want to find out about your case. Secondly, they want to lock in your story so they know the answer to everything about your case when they ask you questions at ...

Drunk Driving Accident Articles

  • Houston Police Department Officer Charged with DWI Like most people, Houston car accident attorneys are always unsettled when they hear of a police officer breaking the law. Police officers take an oath when entering this chosen profession, not only to serve and protect the citizens of their city or town, but they are the people charged with implementing laws, and enforcing the ...
  • Texas Drunk Driving Accidents 101 Statistics on Drunk Driving One in three people are involved in a drunk driving collision at least once in their lifetime. There were about 17,000 fatalities related to drunk driving accidents in 2005. That is 39% of ALL traffic fatalities. Across the USA, one person every minute is injured from an alcohol related accident. Fatal Texas Intoxicated ...

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Actually, Joe has written three books: “A Survivor’s Legal Guide,” “The Texas Accident Bible” and “Hiring the Right Injury Lawyer.”  A founding principle of The Stephens Law Firm is that anyone dealing with a personal injury or wrongful death case deserves access to high-quality legal advice. Joe has made these books available for free to the public, either via the website or by calling our office.

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Joe Stephens was selected from a statewide list of lawyers as a Texas SuperLawyer for 2008-2015 which is published by Texas Monthly magazine. He has also been invited to serve on the Blue Ribbon Panel that reviews whether other lawyers qualify.

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In 1999, Joe Stephens was selected as the Most Outstanding Young Trial Lawyer in America by AAJ, which is America's largest lawyer organization.

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Less than one percent of Texas lawyers have one board certification. Joe has TWO. One is a National Board Certification showing his competence to try civil lawsuits before juries, the other shows special competence in Personal Injury Law

Houston, Texas personal injury law firm, The Stephens Law Firm serves clients across Texas. We give you straight facts about your legal options. We have handled cases from Austin to Houston, San Antonio to Dallas, and everywhere in between, including: Katy, Beaumont, Richmond, Rosenberg, Wharton, Corpus-Christi, Waller, Brownsville, and McAllen. We handle cases in Harris County, Ft Bend County, Nueces County, Wharton County, Bexar County, Liberty County, and Jefferson County.