Texas Super Lawyer

Joe Stephens has been selected by a blue ribbon panel as a Texas Super Lawyer for many years.  His historic court room victories are legendary, and few have enjoyed his success.  That is why his peers believe him to be one of the best lawyers in Texas.  How are Super Lawyer’s selected?

Statewide Nomination  Survey
Super Lawyers is an independent organization which asked thousands of lawyers across Texas to select the very best lawyers that they had personally watched try a case.   Lawyers were asked to choose the best lawyer including opposing counsel–because opposing counsel spends more time watching his opponent than other lawyers.  Co-counsel is also asked to vote.  The goal in the selection process was to choose lawyers based on what you know, not what a lawyer’s reputation is as this is often skewed by media, story telling, and hearsay.

Super Lawyers received over 65,000 nominating votes.  Votes from outside a lawyer’s firm carried more weight.  Each lawyer was scored based on the results.  The scores were tallied.

The Screening Process
If a lawyer did not receive any votes from outside his firm, then that lawyer was eliminated.  Those who received votes outside the firm were put on the list.  A system was used to make sure that two lawyers did not vote for each other.   If a disproportionate number of these ballots were seen, the lawyer was eliminated.

Super Lawyer’s staff then conducted independent reviews of all candiates making sure they had no grievances, and were in good standing with the Texas Bar.

The Blue Ribbon Panel Review
The very best lawyers from around the state were then asked to sit on a panel. This included the lawyers who got the top votes.  It also included managing partners from big law firms, and other leaders.  These lawyers reviewed the candidates and assigned additional scores.

The Final Selection Process
Lawyers were then ranked according to the tally of all the various scores.  The top 5 % of lawyers were included.  The remainder were not selected.

You can find more information about the process and Joe Stephens on the Texas Superlawyer  website.

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Joe Wrote the Book!

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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The Stephens Law Firm

440 Cobia Drive | Suite 601
Katy, Texas 77494
Phone : (281) 392-7447 | Fax : (713) 224-0055
Mail : Joe@JoeStephensLaw.com

440 Louisiana | Suite 2000 (by appt only)
Houston, Texas 77002
Phone : (713) 224-0000

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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.