About our Law Firm

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The Willis Law Firm is based in Houston, Texas with a strong national presence and recognition. With over 41 years of maritime law experience, Mr. Willis has gained a national reputation as a leading maritime lawyer in the United States. Mr. Willis and his personal injury law firm are committed to representing seriously injured people and their families. 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 Willis Law Firm, a personal injury law firm with heavy emphasis in Maritime Personal Injury, Jones Act Accidents, Negligence and Products Liability Litigation.

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)
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America (Since 1988)
  • Texas Bar Foundation (Member since 1996)
  • Awarded the Steven J Sharp Public Service Award 2001 (National Award)
  • United States Patent Holder

AV- Rate- Highest Peer Review Rating

Mr. Willis has been given an AV-Rating (the highest rating possible) from the respected legal guide Martindale-Hubbell in recognition of Mr. Willis’ highly regarded legal skills and professional ethics. An AV rating is a significant accomplishment and indicates that a lawyer is ranked by peers at the highest level of professional excellence. Mr. Willis is proud of his AV-Rating, and is committed to providing his clients with the highest level of service and expertise required to maintain such preeminent standing in the legal community.

Board Certified Personal Injury Trial Lawyer

* Mr. Willis is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 1988. He is licensed in Texas & New York and maintains his principal office in the heart of Houston, Texas. 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. Mr. Willis maintains an aggressive personal injury practice that focuses on litigation involving Jones Act Injury Litigation, Maritime Accidents, Product Liability Litigation, and Chemical Plant Exposures and Industrial Accidents.

Maritime Accident Law Firm

Mr. Willis and his maritime law firm are committed to representing seriously injured people and their families. At The Willis Law Firm, each and every case is thoroughly investigated both legally and factually before being filed. In most cases, experts and specialists are consulted early on to help investigate and lay the necessary strong foundation for a successful recovery.

Our Commitment

    “My firm is committed to representing individuals and families who have been the victims of a wrongful death or serious personal injury while working on America’s waterways. 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.”

David P. Willis

Contact a Maritime Lawyer & Attorney

For a free and confidential consultation, please call our law firm toll free at 1-800-883-9858 or fill out our online form by clicking below:

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