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Board Certified Personal Injury Trial Lawyer
Board Certified Personal Injury Trial Lawyer

* Mr. Willis is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 1988. He is licensed in Texas & New York and maintains his principal office in the heart of Houston, Texas

What does Board Certified Personal Injury Trial Lawyer mean? 

Certification by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization identifies an attorney who has been recognized as having extensive knowledge and actual experience trying a prescribed number of personal injury cases to a jury verdict. In order to be Board Certified, Mr. Willis had to pass strict testing and qualification requirements to demonstrate his knowledge of the law of evidence, procedure and other areas of substantive law in the trial of civil cases. Less than 2% of all Texas attorneys have earned this important certification. Mr. Willis maintains an aggressive personal injury practice that focuses on litigation involving product liability litigation, pharmaceutical and medical device litigation, defective products and  industrial accidents.

What is a Personal Injury Trial Law Board Certified Attorney?
A Board Certified attorney is an attorney who has demonstrated special competence in a particular field and whose competence has been certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

The Texas Board of Legal Specialization was created by the Supreme Court of Texas, and the Board members are appointed by the President of the State Bar of Texas. The Board, in turn, administers the program through which an attorney may demonstrate special competence in a particular area of law practice.

How many attorneys in Texas are currently Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law?
Approximately only 1,350 Texas attorneys are now Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law.

How do you know if an attorney is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law?
Board certified attorneys are entitled to indicate certification on business cards and letterhead by using the expression "Board Certified - Personal Injury Trial Law - Texas Board of Legal Specialization." They may display the Certificate of Special Competence awarded by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and list the certification in legal directories and telephone listings under "Attorneys - Board Certified."

How long does an attorney remain certified in Personal Injury Trial Law?
Certification in Texas is for a period of 5 years. To remain certified after that time, every 5 years the attorney must apply for re-certification and meet the requirements for continued experience, peer review and continuing legal education.

What are the requirements for Board Certification in Personal Injury Trial Law?
All Personal Injury Trial Law Board Certified Attorneys in Texas must have:

  • Been licensed to practice law for at least 5 years
  • Practiced personal injury trial law for at least 3 years
  • Devoted a minimum of 25% of their law practice to personal injury trial law
  • Handled a wide variety of personal injury trial law matters to demonstrate experience and involvement
  • Attended personal injury trial law continuing legal education seminars regularly to keep their legal training up to date
  • Been evaluated by fellow lawyers and judges
  • Passed a day-long written examination

What special requirements must a lawyer who is Board Certified meet?
A Texas lawyer who is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law must have handled jury trials in cases involving vehicle accidents, worker's compensation, premises liability, products liability, statutory tort claims, maritime accidents, social security claims or claims involving mental anguish damages not necessarily accompanied by a physical jury. The lawyer must also have extensive knowledge of the law of evidence, procedure, and other substantive law in the trial of civil cases.

Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Products with Benzene Exposure:
Adhesives
Jet Fuel and Aviation Fuel
Solvents and Degreasers used by automotive mechanics
Bulk refined petroleum products on barges
Denture Adhesives (some)
Brake Cleaning Products
Engine and turbine workers
Gasoline
Paint Thinners and Solvents House painters
Solvents in Industrial plants
Barge Products Maritime workers
Newspaper Print Chemicals
Solvents and Drilling Fluids
Pesticides
Benzene
Xylene
Naphtha
Toluene
Synthetic rubber

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WD 40 Solvent Spray
Liquid Wrench Degreaser
Rust-Ban 392
Sunoco Household Oil
3-In-One Electric Motor Oil
Creosote Lumber
Creosote Railroad Ties
3-In-One Household Oil
Gardner Blacktop Driveway Sealer
Gardner EZ STIR Filler Sealer
Parks Furniture Refinisher
Parks Adhesive Remover
Parks Mineral Spirits Paint Thinner
Parks Lacquer Thinner
Parks Brush Cleaner
Parks PRO liquid Paint Stripper
Parks liquid Strip
Parks Lacquer Thinner 6/13/97
Parks Adhesive Remover 9/4/98
Parks liquid Deglosser 9/4/98
Gumoutregane Premium Gas Treatment
Gumoutxtra 1 Tank Carb Cleaner
Gumouttune Up Spray
Gumoutcarb/Fuel Injector Cleaner (Aerosol)
Gumoutcarb/Fuel Injector Cleaner (liquid)
Gumoutdiesel Fuel System Cleaner
Gumoutcold Weather Diesel Treatment
Gumoutliquid Intake Cleaner
Champion Carb. Cleaner
Champion Flush Off Degreaser
Champion Brake Cleaner
Champion Cold Galvanize
Champion Galv Off
Champion CS+
Champion N/F 4 Way Penetrating Oil
Champion Stainless Steel Cleaner
Champion X It Out Vandal Mark Remover
Champion Super Lubricant
Champion Spray Paint
Champion Flying Insect Killer
Champion Fire Ant Killer
Champion Multi Insect/lice Killer
Champion Indoor Insect Fogger
Champion Ant & Roach
Champion Metered Insecticide
Bonide Grass, Weed & Vegetation Killer
Ortho Weed-B-Gone
Staffel's Screwwork Compound-U.S.
Martin's Formula No. 62 Screw Work Smear for Horses and Mules
Thoroseal Redi Mix Paint
Naptha
VM & P Naptha
Varsol

 

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    Licensed in State of Texas since 1983 and State of New York since 2005
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    NOTE: If you have been exposed to any refined petroleum products or chemicals containing benzene, toluene, xylene, naphtha or any aromatic hydrocarbon and have been diagnosed with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia, AML Leukemia, Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS), Aplastic Anemia (AA), Multiple Myeloma, or Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma (NHL), then you may have a right to file a benzene exposure lawsuit. Call for a Free Confidential Consulation. Do Not Delay. Some states have filing dealings or statute of limititations that expire as short as one year from date of diagnosis and/or other strict conditions. Talk to a benzene exposure lawyer and get the help you and your family deserve. 

    All Cases Taken on a Contingency Fee Basis. No Attorney's Fee or Expenses Unless a Recovery Obtained.