Houston Injury Lawyer
23922 Cinco Village Center Blvd.
Katy, Texas 77494
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Joe Stephens is a double board certified lawyer who has tried over 100 Houston injury trials during 26 years of practice protecting the rights of the poor, the injured, the forgotten, and the downtrodden. His specialty in trying cases to a jury has earned him recognition across the country. He has won many important personal injury trials, including wrongful death, and serious injury cases. “Joe Stephens has been chosen by a blue ribbon panel as a “Texas Super Lawyer” (2008, 2009, 2010). Only the best lawyers in the country are considered for this honor which is based on independent and objective research of candidates.
His two board certifications are in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and in Civil Trial Law with the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Less than one percent of lawyers in America have one board certification. Only a handful has two certifications. He has also been named to the list of Texas Super Lawyers (2008, 2009, 2010). Only 5 percent of the attorneys in the state are named to the list. The selection process includes peer nominations, a blue ribbon panel review and independent research of candidates.
He has been chosen to the Million Dollar Advocates Forum for numerous qualifying trial awards.
America’s largest independent attorney rating organization, AVVO ranks Mr. Stephens as Superb 10/10 and is one of the top ranked lawyers by AVVO in the Houston, Texas area.
Joe Stephens has consistently achieved an AV Rating each year since 1993 by Martindale – Hubbell, another independent rating service. His Preeminent rating, the highest recognized rating is based on peer review for his ethics and legal ability. This is a testament to the fact that his peers believe he is among the best in the business.
Joe Stephens has received national recognition for his success and his integrity. In 1999, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America awarded him the Most Outstanding Young Trial Lawyer Award in America for exemplifying the highest ideals of a Trial Lawyer by demonstrated, excellence, compassion, honesty, and caring in his profession. He was chosen by legendary lawyer Gerry Spence to serve in the Trial Lawyers College. He graduated in the Summer of 2006. Few lawyers in our Nation belong to this elite group.
Mr. Stephens is also a published author. His highly acclaimed consumer books include Hiring the Right Injury Lawyer, The Texas Accident Bible, and The Survivor’s Legal Guide.
His success in the court room has earned him Verdict of the Week six times. ( many lawyers have not even tried six cases). This honor is given to the lawyer who has won the most distinguished court victory in the State of Texas each week. He has been involved in many cases that have received National media attention, including the Clara Harris Wrongful Death case.
He is a member of many lawyer organizations such as the Texas Trial Lawyer’s Association, American Association of Justice, the State Bar of Texas, and the Houston Trial Lawyer’s Association. The United Supreme Court admitted him to practice before it. He also filed many appeals and has argued to The Texas Supreme Court, the highest court in Texas.
He represents the common man, the regular woman, and the ordinary person. These are folks who usually do not have the money to advance towards a lawsuit. Therefore, if he does not win any money for his clients, he does not charge them anything. He gets paid only from a person’s recovery.
He has never had a client file a grievance against him.