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"AV" rated by Martindale-Hubble, Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law and Labor & Employment Law, I have a national board certification in medical malpractice by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys.  I am a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (open to invited candidates who have tried more than 20 jury trials to verdict), serve as president elect for the Dallas chapter of ABOTA, and I am a nationally-elected trustee of the ABOTA Foundation. I am also a member of the State Bar College, the Pro Bono College of the State Bar of Texas, and I participate in the committee that publishes the pattern jury charges in malpractice, premises and products cases in Texas. I am an experienced teacher and lecturer, mediator, and attorney ad litem, a Texas Monthly "Super Lawyer" in medical malpractice, and I am admitted to federal courts in Northern, Eastern & Western Districts of Texas.  Civil trial is all I do and all I have ever done for the past 20 years.


Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 50%
    22 years
  2. Employment & Labor: 25%
    22 years
  3. Lawsuits & Disputes: 25%
    22 years



Contingent (33-50%)

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  • Richard W. Wood

    I endorse this lawyer. Grace is a top tier trial lawyer by the standards which measure the best in the profession. She is also a very high quality professional as well as a fierce competitor in any type of high stakes civil litigation.


    Richard Wood Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • John P. Polewski

    I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Weatherly and I have worked together on several matters and tried a case together. Both her trial skills and her knowledge of the law are outstanding. I have had the pleasure of working with and against some of the very best lawyers in Texas and Arkansas, and Ms. Weatherly is at the very top of that list.


    John Polewski Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

400 W Oak Ste 310
Denton, TX, 76201


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199310/19/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Board certified- Medical Malpractice SpecialistAmerican Board of Professional Liability Lawyers2012
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Texas Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2012
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
Texas Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2011
Texas Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2010
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
Texas Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2009
Texas Super Lawyer- Plaintiff's Medical MalpracticeTexas Monthly Magazine2008
Texas Super Lawyer- Plaintiff's Medical MalpracticeTexas Monthly Magazine2004
Texas Super Lawyer- Plaintiff's medical malpracticeTexas Monthly Magazine2003
Board Certified - Personal Injury Trial LawTexas Board of Legal Specialization2000
Board Certified - Labor and Employment LawTexas Board of Legal Specialization1999
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerWood, Thacker & Weatherly, P.C.1996 - Present
AssociateWood, Springer & Lyle, P.C.1993 - 1996
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Board of Trial Advocates, TEX-AbotaAnnual meeting committee chair2013 - Present
American Board of Trial AdvocatesTreasurer, Dallas Chapter2013 - 2013
American Board of Trial AdvocatesMembership chair for Dallas Chapter2012 - 2012
American Board of Trial AdvocatesWebsite Committee chair, Tex-ABOTA2012 - Present
American Board of Professional Liability AttorneysBoard Certified Medical Malpractice Specialist2012 - Present
Litigation Council of AmericaSenior Life Fellow2010 - Present
Supreme Court of Texas Unauthorized Practice of Law Committeemember of Fort Worth subcommittee2009 - Present
Foundation of the American Board of Trial AdvocatesSenior Life Fellow2008 - Present
Texas Bar FoundationLife Fellow2008 - Present
State Bar of Texas Pattern Jury Charge Committeemember Medical Malpractice, Premises & Products Liability2008 - Present
State Bar of TexasChair Lawyers' Referral Information Service2008 - 2012
Legal Aid of Northwest TexasTreasurer2007 - 2008
National Arbitration Forummember2006 - Present
American Board of Trial AdvocatesAssociate2006 - Present
State Bar of Texas, Labor and Employment Law Sectionpro bono committee member2006 - Present
Paul Brown Inns of CourtMember2005 - Present
Denton Bar Associationpro bono committee2005 - 2007
Legal Aid of Northwest TexasBoard Member1995 - 2011
American Bar Associationmember litigation section1995 - Present
State Bar CollegeMember1995 - Present
Texas Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1994 - Present
Denton Bar AssociationMember1993 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Texas Pattern Jury ChargesMalpractice, Premises & Products2012
Texas Pattern Jury ChargesMalpractice, Premises & Products2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southern Methodist UniversityN/AN/A1993
University of North TexasSociologyB.A.A.S. cum laude1990
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Masters in Trial-- Deer Valley, UtahCross-Examination of Expert Witness2013
Masters in Trial-- New Orleans, LouisianaCross-Examination of Expert Witness2012
Masters in Trial-- Nashville, TNCross-Examination of Defendant2012
Advanced Personal Injury SeminarCivility Matters2012
Advanced Civil Trial SeminarCivility Matters2012
Advanced Business Torts SeminarCivility Matters2012
State Bar of Texas webinarTexas Pattern Jury Charges2011
Masters in Trial- University of South CarolinaDirect examination of child witness2011
Masters in Trial- Columbia, S.C.Cross-examination of expert witness2011