David Willis is a personal injury law specialist. His life’s mission is relieving the hardships created from a serious accident or death in the family. He understands that the law can’t heal emotional scars or physical pain, but it can provide support and security for the future. It is one of his life’s great honors to help those who have been hurt because of the carelessness of other people.
David’s clients require serious help. They need a lawyer who spends time perfecting his craft. That’s why he embarked on the challenging journey to become board certified. Unlike physicians, lawyers don’t need to become board certified in a specialty. It takes a lot of demanding work to get and keep board certification. Most lawyers can’t meet the requirements to even take the exam. That’s why there are only about 1,300 board-certified personal injury lawyers out of more than 90,000 Texas lawyers. To qualify to take the certification exam, a lawyer must:
After achieving these challenging milestones, David had to take an examination that most lawyers agree is more challenging than the bar exam to become a board-certified personal injury lawyer. But board certification is not just done once. David must be recertified every five years. That means he must remain current on personal injury law developments. Hiring a board-certified lawyer means hiring a specialist at the top of his profession. And it doesn’t cost any more than hiring a lawyer without a certification because cases are handled on contingency.
David has pursued cases that have changed the industries and lives of his clients. Some of the industry-altering lawsuits David pursued involve the following.
David’s clients appreciate his experience and service. People say the following about their experience with David as a lawyer.
“After I got seriously injured I felt lost and helpless. My father suggested I call Attorney Willis to help. His legal staff was amazing. Extremely patient and always called back when they promised. They were always available for me and helped push my case along fairly quickly. I highly recommend them to anyone I know.”
– Melvin D.
“As a trial lawyer & former Texas Judge, when my own daughter got seriously injured, I thought of no other lawyer to call to handle my daughter’s injury case except David Willis.”
– Ben C.
David graduated from Baylor University and South Texas College of Law. After law school, he briefed cases for Texas Supreme Court Justices, where he learned firsthand how judges analyze lawsuits. After that clerkship, David started practicing personal injury law in Houston. He then began his own law firm concentrating on products liability, maritime and industrial accidents.
Maritime Law Association of the United States (Member)
American Association for Justice (Member)
Harris County Bar Association (Vice President 1985)
Top 100 – The National Trial Lawyers (2018, 2019 & 2020)
Steven J Sharp Public Service Award (2001)
Outstanding Contribution to the Field of Autism (2013)
Highest Peer Review Rating (AV) — Martindale Hubbell
State Bar of Texas (Admitted 1983)
New York State Bar (Admitted 2005)
Personal Injury Trial Lawyer (Since 1988)
Baylor University (BA 1978)
South Texas College of Law (JD 1982)