About Texas Personal Injury Attorney Joe Stephens

Houston Accident and Injury Lawyer Joe Stephens has been chosen as one of the few Houston Texas Super Lawyers and one of the few Houston accident lawyers who is Double Board Certified. A book author, he has been asked to many times to speak on T.V. about his victories in Houston, Texas for personal injury victims. His colleagues at the Harris County Courthouse in downtown Houston respect him, and treat his accident clients fairly when discussing injury settlements. If they don’t, this Texas Super Lawyer has no problem with filing suit in one of Houston, Texas 26 District Courts of Harris County, Texas.

A Houston Injury Lawyer That Other Injury Lawyers Turn To

Often, other experienced Houston accident lawyers ask him to help them try personal injury and wrongful death cases. Most of his accident cases come from referrals from other Houston accident lawyers and past clients.

Honors & Awards

Joe has received the highest honors from independent rating services such as Martindale-Hubbell’s AV Preeminent ethics and ability rating and AVVO’s rating of Superb, 10/10.

But to ask Joe, the only honor that matters to him is the is kind he receives when he has done his part to help make things just a little easier for a injured victim and their family.

Nationally renowned Houston injury lawyer Joe Stephens has tried many high profile accident  cases.  ABC, NBC, FOX and CBS often cover his wrongful death, and personal injury trials.  His  cases have also  been reported in all the major newspapers across America. He has been featured or quoted in The Houston Chronicle, The San Antonio Express, Attorney at Law Magazine, The Texas Lawyer, The Texas Reporter, and The National Law Journal.

News & Press Appearances

February 19th, 2020 - ABC 13 - Joe Stephens represents a Houston man involved in a DWI crash that left him with serious injuries and killed his girlfriend.

March 25, 2011 – ABC 13 – Joe Stephens Seeks Change After Houston Rodeo Death

March 24, 2011 – ABC 13 – Lawsuit Filed Against Houston Rodeo for Wrongful Death

February 14, 2011 – Verdict of the Week – Medical Malpractice Wrongful Death Verdict – Jackson v. Conte

January 20, 2011 – PR Web – Texas Jury Renders Verdict Against Rogue Pill Mill – Jackson v. Conte

July 21, 2008 – Verdict of the Week – Houston Area Father Found Negligent for Child Abuse – A.B. v. Newsom

June 30, 2008 – PR Web – Victims Alleged Father Knew His Son was a Pedophile – A.B. v. Newsom

June 26, 2008 – Houston Chronicle – Father Ordered to Pay Damages to Boys Abused by Son – A.B. v. Newsom

January 27, 2007 – Houston Chronicle – Suppose Roles had been Reversed – Harris v. Harris

January 25, 2007 – PR Web – Wrongful Death Attorneys Seek Previously Unrevealed Financial Records – Harris v. Harris

January 20, 2007 – Houston Chronicle – Harris Must Pay – Harris v. Harris

January 19, 2007 – Verdict of the Week – Murderess Clara Harris Repeatedly Runs Over Cheating Husband – Harris v. Harris

January 12, 2007 – Houston Chronicle – A Bitter and Deepening Divide – Harris v. Harris

April 6, 2005 – Verdict of the Week – Lover Murdered for Insurance – Hodgson v. Swaim

January 28, 2005 – Verdict of the Week – Negligent Manufacturer Causes Catastrophic Injury to Worker – Jones v. Ellwood

September 2, 2004 – Verdict of the Week – Mall Must Pay for Wrongful Death – Gutierrez v. Trammell Crow

March 19, 2004 – Verdict of the Week – Defective Machinery Crushes Employee’s Hand –  Finke v. Continental Equipment Mfg. Company

March 19, 2002 – Verdict of the Week – Negligent Motorist Paralyzes Bicyclist – Ottison v. Hebert

February 8, 1999 – Verdict of the Week – Insurance Company Unfairly Refuses to Pay Injured Family – Villegas v. Nationwide Ins. Co.

December 7, 1998 – Verdict of the Week – Negligent Trucker Kills 4 Year Old – Wilson v. Bishop Energy

February 2, 1998 – Verdict of the Week – Negligent Trucker Kills Dad and Son – Huff v. Weiner’s Stores, Inc.

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 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.

What to Expect If Joe Takes Your Case

Joe does not take a high volume of cases. Instead, Joe screens cases to ensure that he is handling only legitimate claims. If your case qualifies, here is what I will do for you:

  • Hire a private investigator to investigate your case.
  • Gather evidence to prove your case, including witness statements, police reports, and photos, and videos.
  • Take Depositions, talk with Government and law enforcement, and visit with your doctors;
  • Subpoena all documents necessary to prove your case;
  • Hire expert witnesses to help prove your case;
  • Get your medical bills paid;
  • Get your lost wages paid;
  • Help you get good medical care if you are not getting it;
  • Settle your case;
  • Try your case to a jury if the settlement offer is not high enough.

Away From The Courtroom

When Joe isn’t busy fighting for the rights of victims and taking insurance companies to task, he is busy chasing around his triplets with his wife, Tess. Joe lives in Katy, Texas.

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