Recoveries

Video Coverage of Joe Stephens cases

Joe Stephens argues a case before the Texas Supreme Court

Clara Harris to pay $3.75 million

In-laws sue Clara Harris over Son’s Death

Quarry Market Mall Murder Case

Newspaper and Journal Coverage of Joe Stephens cases

Gutierrez v. Trammell Crow – Shopping malls negligence causes death of patron.
Television News Coverage | Newspaper Article | Jury Report Analysis

Hodgson v. Swaim – Lawyer murders roommate. Jury stops him from collecting life insurance.
Television News Coverage | Newspaper Article | Jury Report Analysis

Jones v. Elwood – Negligent manufacturer causes catastrophic injury to worker.

Jury Report Analysis

Ottison v. Hebert – Negligent motorist paralyzes bicyclist.
Jury Report Analysis

Villegas v. Nationwide Ins. Co. – Insurance company unfairly refuses to pay injured family.
Jury Report Analysis

Huff v. Weiner’s Stores, Inc. – Negligent trucker kills dad and son.
Jury Report Analysis

Wilson v. Bishop Energy – Negligent trucker kills four year old.
Jury Report Analysis

Finke v. Continental Equipment Mfg. Company – Defective machinery crushes employee’s hand.
Jury Report Anaysis

Reported Appellate Cases:

  • Trammell Crow Central Texas  v. Gutierrez, 220 S.W. 3d 33 (Tex. App. – San Antonio 2006, writ granted);
  • Ellwood Texas Forge Corporation v. Jones,214 S.W.3d 693 (Tex. App. Hous. [14th Dist.] 2007, writ denied)
  • Wharton County v. Genzer, Cause No. 13-06-00078-CV (Tex. App. Corpus Christi, decision pending)
  • Villegas v. Nationwide Mut. Ins. Co., 10 S.W.3d 380 (Tex.App.-Austin 1999, writ denied)
  • Peek v. Equipment Services, Inc., 906 S.W.2d 529 (Tex.App.-San Antonio 1995, writ denied)
  • Klekar v. Southern Pacific Transp. Co., 874 S.W.2d 818 (Tex.App.-Hous. [1 Dist.] 1994, writ denied)
  • Peek v. DeBerry (II), 871 S.W.2d 520 (Tex.App.-San Antonio, 1994, no writ)
  • Peek v. DeBerry (I), 819 S.W.2d 217 (Tex.App.-San Antonio, 1991, writ denied)
  • Peek v. Equipment Service Co. of San Antonio, 779 S.W.2d 802 (Tex. 1989)
  • City of Houston v. Aber, 770 S.W.2d 89 (Tex.App.-Hous. [14 Dist.] 1989)
  • Peek v. Oshman’s Sporting Goods, Inc., 768 S.W.2d 841 (Tex.App.-San Antonio 1989)

** A case’s value, if any, depends on the facts. These are cases involving catastrophic loss and awards shown are before 40% fees and expenses which are deducted from client’s share. Verdicts may be appealed, including those shown here which may result in reversal of verdict.”