Mr. Willis has the distinction of being a Board Certified Personal Injury Trial Lawyer, certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 1988. Less than 2% of all Texas attorneys have earned this important certification in Personal Injury Trial Law. 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.
Mr. Willis is committed to representing seriously injured people and their families. He 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 in 1982. Mr. Willis then went to serve as an Attorney on the Texas Supreme Court of Texas in Austin, Texas until 1984 when he began to practice plaintiff’s personal injury law in Houston. In 1992, Willis founded the Willis Law Firm, a personal injury law firm with a heavy emphasis in products liability, maritime and industrial litigation.
David P. Willis is a graduate of Baylor University (1978) and the South Texas College of Law (1982). He served as a briefing attorney on the Supreme Court of Texas (1983-1984), and is currently a member of the State Bar of Texas, the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Texas Bar Foundation and the American Trial Lawyers Association. He has been a Board Certified Personal Injury Trial Lawyer since 1988, certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, U.S. Patent Holder #4,673,202
“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, it can help in many cases to relieve much of the economic stress and hardship associated with the 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.”
The selection of a lawyer should be based to a great extent on the proven track record of that lawyer and the team of attorneys and experts he assembles to handle your case. Although no one can guarantee the results or final recovery on any particular case or fact scenario, we do believe that past performance is a strong indicator of the level of commitment and solid work ethic that will be brought to bear on serious and complex litigation in the future.
In most instances, the new client enters into a contingency fee contract with the Willis Law Firm. This means that only upon successfully securing an award or settlement for our client does the Willis Law Firm receive its fee and expenses. In essence, "There is no fee or expenses charged for our services if there is no recovery to you." In some cases, Mr. Willis will involve additional Board Certified Personal Injury Trial Lawyers and others as co-counsel to assist in specific cases, especially in cases where other firms’ expertise in a particular matter strengthens and accelerates the case through the legal system. This assembling of a team of lawyers for our client does not increase fees to the client "not one red cent." With this team effort, the client’s case is often resolved in a shorter period of time and with more substantial settlements and trial verdicts for the client.