Our founder, John Eddie Williams, Jr., has been awarded the Texas Trial Lawyers Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his career of meaningful and pioneering representation of injured clients, the numerous offices and positions he has held in local, state and national bar, civil justice, and trial lawyer organizations, and community service that brings credit to trial lawyers and the legal profession.
Founded in 1949, the Texas Trial Lawyers Association (TTLA) seeks to empower trial lawyers by making sure that they have the tools to best represent their clients. Through legislative advocacy and political efforts, TTLA’s members work hard to protect the 7th Amendment and the right of every citizen to have a trial by jury.
The firm is proud of John Eddie and this prestigious award. We are grateful for his more than four decades of service to those who have been injured and are in need of someone to fight for them.
The entire team at Williams Kherkher would like to extend a warm congratulations to firm partner Jim Hart on being awarded one of the Top 50 personal injury plaintiff and cross-claimant jury verdicts in Texas in the year 2017.
This recognition from TopVerdict.com recognizes attorneys and law firms across the U.S. who have secured one of the highest settlements, jury verdicts, court or arbitration awards in a particular state or the nation. Recognition is broken down by particular areas of law each year.
We are proud of Jim Hart for this accomplishment, which demonstrates his commitment and determination to get results on behalf of Williams Kherkher‘s clients.
The team at Williams Kherkher are proud to announce the firm’s appointment as co-lead counsel for Houston upstream flood claimants. The appointments were announced today by presiding Judge Braden, who appointed Williams Kherkher attorney Armi Easterby as Co-Lead Counsel for upstream claimants for the purposes of pre-trial discovery, motions for summary judgment, and for trial. The other Upstream Co-Lead Counsel are Charles Irvine and Larry Vincent.
In regards to the appointments, Judge Braden’s order states that: “the Court is concerned that the interests of property owners who ultimately may decide to opt-in to a certified class may be different from those who may decide to pursue claims as individuals. For this reason, the court has also appointed Mr. E. Armistead Easterby to serve as Co-Lead Counsel for the purposes set forth herein to ensure the interest of individual plaintiffs are represented, since Williams Kherkher LLP represents only individual plaintiffs who, at this point, do not seek class treatment.”
If your upstream home or business were flooded after Hurricane Harvey and the overflow of the Addicks and Barker reservoirs, please call Williams Kherkher at (713) 999-4552 to discuss your legal options today. To learn more about Hurricane Harvey flood claims and how we can help you with your home or business claim, visit our dedicated flood-claim website at www.myreservoirclaim.com.
On Monday, May 15th, Williams Kherkher partner Jim Hart was the guest speaker at the United Steelworkers’ District 13-2000 annual scholarship banquet. Over the years, the union has given out over $300,000 in scholarship money to children of members. In fact, in 2017, over $13,000 was awarded, and each year all of the scholarship money has been raised by Union members. Williams Kherkher has been a proud supporter of this program for many years.
To see more photos of the event, visit the Union’s Facebook page.
Today, the trial team of Jim Hart and Steve Kherkher secured a $16.5 million-dollar verdict on behalf of two ironworkers who were injured by a crane operator during the removal and installation of a large glass window at the new Apple store on Westheimer. The workers both broke their backs when the scissor lift they were on was knocked over by the crane operator after he lost control of the crane. Maxim Crane Works, LP was held accountable for the accident and rightfully so, as the accident would not have occurred if industry regulations and standards had been followed by the crane operator and the company.
For more information on this verdict or if you have been hurt in an accident caused by the negligent or careless actions of another party, contact Williams Kherkher at (888) 220-0640 today.
Police and authorities in Beaumont, Texas say that a Beaumont ISD bus driver may be at fault for a crash that sent 25 individuals to the hospital, including 23 students from Charlton-Pollard Elementary School. The accident occurred when the bus crossed into oncoming traffic, causing injuries to those aboard. The bus was carrying elementary school students from a field trip to the Big Thicket when the collision occurred. The exact cause of the accident is still under investigation, but you can read more here. Our thoughts are with the children and their families, and we wish everyone involved a complete and speedy recovery.
Authorities are currently on the scene of a major accident on the 21300 block of Hufsmith-Kohrville Road in Tomball, Texas. While details are scarce at this time, video and photos from the scene indicate that a large commercial vehicle may be involved. It is not known how many individuals were in the vehicle involved, nor has any information been released about the cause of the crash.
We will keep you posted as this story develops. For more information, turn to ABC13 News in Houston.
Authorities are releasing more details about a head-on collision crash that killed at least 12 individuals and injured three more. The collision happened on U.S. 83 outside of Garner State Park, which is about 70 miles west of San Antonio. The bus collided with a pickup truck but the exact cause of the crash is still unknown.
The church bus, carrying elderly members of the First Baptist New Braunfels Church in New Braunfels was returning from a 3-day retreat at the Alto Frio Baptist Encampment when the accident occurred.
To learn more about this developing story, read the news accounts here. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims.
Steve Kherkher and the team at Williams Kherkher are proud that their recent $46.5 million-dollar verdict against Monsanto will be recognized by The National Law Journal as one of the Top 100 Verdicts of 2016. Inclusion on the prestigious and highly-coveted list is an honor and the team is proud to be recognized for their work on behalf of individuals who developed Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL) due to polychlorinated biphenyls in Monsanto products.
The Top 100 Verdicts list is created each year by VerdictSearch, who scours court records across the nation in search of the largest verdicts, with help from legal practitioners and other ALM publications. The award is based on jury awards only and does not take into account offsets, appeals, or judicial reductions.
To learn more about Williams Kherkher‘s victory, read the story here. For more information on The National Law Journal’s Top 100 Verdicts list, visit the site here.
Authorities in Biloxi, Mississippi have confirmed at least three fatalities and numerous individuals were injured when a 50-person bus was struck by a train at 2:12 p.m. today. The accident happened at the Main Street railroad crossing in Biloxi, when the eastbound train collided with a northbound charter bus, according to the Biloxi Sun Herald. Authorities are still investigating the crash, so full details are not available at this time. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the victims. Read the Sun Herald story here for more details.