Clara Harris Lawsuit

Verdict: Murderess Clara Harris Must Pay $3.75 Million Sued under Wrongful Death Act

Murderess Clara Harris.  A Houston jury returned a verdict for Gerald and Mildred Harris, clients of high-profile attorney Joe Stephens on January 19, 2007 in Judge David Bernal’s court. The jury unanimously found that Clara Harris must pay 3.75 million in the wrongful death lawsuit. The case involved the friendswood dentist who ran over her husband David Harris in her Mercedes while in a jealous rage two years ago. The victim’s daughter was in the car as Clara Harris circled the parking lot running over his body numerous times.

The case closes out another chapter in the sensational case that has drawn international attention.  It is the one of the most highly publicized case in Houston history.  Houston injury lawyer Joe Stephens was asked to try the case in order to bring justice to the David Harris family.  His experience in handling high profile accident cases helped secure the major victory against her.

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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.