Rollover Attorney Houston, Texas
SUV Rollover Lawyer - 30+ yrs Experience !!
David P. Willis is a product liability defect lawyer handling catastrophic injury and death cases resulting from SUV and truck rollover accidents, roof collapse, seatback failures, airbag defects, seat belt defects, seat track failures and other automotive defects causing injuries in rollovers and other serious accidents. The Willis Law Firm is headquartered in Houston, Texas. David P. Willis the founder of the firm is a former attorney for the Supreme of Texas and has practiced product liability and personal injury trial law for over 30 years.
He has gained a national reputation as a leading personal injury and rollover accident lawyer throughout the United States. Over those years he has represented 1000's of clients on SUV and truck rollovers, seat belt defects, seat back and seat track failures, airbag defects, roof crush, door latch failures, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, SUV rollovers, industrial accidents, birth and drug injuries and maritime and industrial accidents.
David P. Willis
Trial Lawyer for over 33 years (since 1983)
Mr. Willis and his personal injury law firm are committed to representing seriously injured people and the families of loved one killed as a result of others negligence. Mr. Willis was born and raised in Texas. He graduated from Baylor University in 1978 and then went on to graduate from the South Texas College of Law in Houston, Texas in 1982. Mr. Willis served as a Briefing Attorney on the Supreme Court of Texas for the Honorable Robert M.Campbell in Austin, Texas until 1984, when he began to practice plaintiff's personal injury law in Houston. In 1992, Mr. Willis founded the products liability and personal injury law firm of Willis & Associates.
Mr. Willis' educational, career and legal background include:
- Baylor University (BA 1978)
- South Texas College of Law (JD 1982)
- State Bar of Texas (Admitted in 1983)
- New York State Bar (Admitted in 2005)
- Supreme Court of Texas - Briefing Attorney (1983-1984)
- Vice President - Harris County Bar Association (1984-1985)
- Board Certified Personal Injury Trial Lawyer (Since 1988)
- Highest Peer Review Rating Available (AV by Martindale Hubbell)
- Association of Trial Lawyers of America - Now AAJ (Since 1988)
- Texas Bar Foundation (Since 1996)
- National Award - Steven J Sharp Public Service Award 2001
- Baylor University Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Field of Autism 2013
- United States Patent Holder
Mr. Willis has the distinction of being a Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Lawyer, certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 1988. This legal 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 in Personal Injury Trial Law.
Willis Has Achieved the Highest Martindale Hubbell Attorney Rating
Trial attorney, David Willis has been given an AV-Rating (the highest rating possible) from Martindale-Hubbell in recognition of Mr. Willis' highly regarded legal skills and professional ethics. This AV rating is a significant accomplishment and indicates that a lawyer is ranked by peers at the highest level of professional excellence.
Willis Awarded the National Steven J. Sharp Public Service Award
The Steven J. Sharp Public Service Award is presented annually to those attorneys and clients whose cases tell the story of American civil justice and help educate state and national policy makers and the public about the importance of consumers' rights.
Who Is Steven J. Sharp?
The award is named for Steven J. Sharp of Richland, Oregon, who lost both arms in 1992 to a defective tractor hay baler when he was 17 years old. The tractor manufacturer knew one person had been mangled, and another decapitated, by this defectively designed product. Yet, company executives did nothing, even though a small 70-cent part would have fixed the problem. For 70 cents, Steven could still have his arms. At the time of Steven's case, legislation was pending that would have barred him from taking his case against the manufacturer to court. He spoke out to show lawmakers how legislation to limit access to the courts would deprive people like him of justice. Steven's case had a positive effect on Capitol Hill and ultimately helped convince President Clinton to veto this unfair legislation. What happened to Steven shouldn't happen to anyone else. But if it does, they should have a chance to seek justice too.
2001 Steven J. Sharp Public Service Award Winner
David P. Willis, an attorney who has been practicing law in Texas for 30+ years, was among those lawyers honored by the Association of Trial Lawyers of America ATLA, at the organization's annual convention in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, July 14, 2001 Willis was among a group of attorneys recognized with AAJ's Steven J. Sharp Public Service Award for their role in helping to substantially advance the knowledge of the Ford Explorer/Firestone Tire rollover catastrophe that led to the recall of millions of Firestone Tires. Willis has been involved in Firestone-Ford litigation since the start and was one of the lawyers in the Jackson vs. Ford case. These initial tire defect and rollover cases helped educate Americans and NTHSA about the need for a nationwide tire recall of the defective tires, safer products and more truthful information from manufacturers; identified for lawmakers the value of regulation in promoting safety; and made clear to all the essential nature of the civil justice system in holding wrongdoers accountable.
Willis said, "...the combination of defective tires on a unstable and rollover prone vehicle is too much for the average driver to deal with in an emergency situation. As a trial lawyer, I get tired of seeing lives lost, families destroyed and lifetime of hurt and disabilities for victims of dangerous products. It is especially troubling when safer product designs were available at little or no additional cost in the first place. It is only through filing suit against these wrongdoers that we can make a change for sfare products in the future and try and compensate those whose lives have been destroyed...."
ATLA President Fred Baron said, "The story of Firestone tires and Ford Explorer rollovers has received unprecedented attention. The experiences of our members' clients have resonated with the American public and our political leaders, re-invigorating discussions about safety, secrecy in settlements, the public's right to know, and the importance of preserving the civil justice system."
"My firm is committed to representing individuals and families who have been the victims of a wrongful death or serious personal injury. Although monetary compensation cannot heal the emotional and physical scars left as the result of a serious accident or injury, it can help in many cases to relieve much of the economic stress and hardship associated with the serious injury or loss of a loved one. Many times it is the only means of support and future security for the injured individual and their family. Litigation may not bring back a loved one, or heal a serious injury, but it may serve to help prevent others from having to endure the same loss."
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If you or a loved one have been seriously injured or a loved one killed in a SUV, Truck or Van rollover, then call our law firm and talk to a Board Certified Personal Injury Trial Attorney with over 30 years of experience. Mr. Willis, the lead attorney is a seasoned product liability attorney and will openly discuss your chances of being successful in a rollover accident lawsuit or claim.
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