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Languages Spoken: Spanish

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Practice Areas


  1. Personal Injury: 80%
  2. Admiralty & Maritime: 20%

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Joseph. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • John David Perches

    Aside from being an astute lawyer, Joe Terry possesses a quality that is not common in attorneys: devotion. It has been my experience in knowing him for the past fifteen years that he is uncommonly devoted to his clients. Joe communicates well with them, and leaves nothing behind in rendering assistance. There are a lot of smart lawyers out there, and surely Joe Terry is one of them, but few possess his tenacity when it comes to communication and service to those around him.


    John Perches Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Terry & Thweatt, P.C.

One Greenway Plaza
Suite 100
Houston, TX, 77046-0102


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199909/19/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Houston's Top LawyersH Texas Magazine2015
Top One PercentNational Association of Distinguished Counsel2015
Texas Super LawyerTexas Super Lawyers Magazine2015
Texas' Top Rated LawyersLegal Leaders2015
Leading Professionals of the WorldInternational Biographical Centre2015
Texas Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2014
Houston's Top LawyersH Texas Magazine2014
The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2014
Clients' Choice AwardAVVO2014
Top LawyersHoustonia Magazine2014
Texas' Top Rated LawyersLegal Leaders2014
Top LawyersHoustonia Magazine2013
Texas Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
Top Rated Lawyers Featuring AV® Preeminent™ Martindale-Hubble®Texas' Legal Leaders2013
Top Lawyers for the PeopleH Texas Magazine2013
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2012
Top 40 under 40The National Trial Lawyers2012
Top Rated - AV® Preeminent™ Lawyers in Mass Tort LitigationThe American Lawyer2012
Top Rated Lawyers in Personal Injury LitigationThe National Law Journal2012
Clients' Choice AwardAvvo2012
Texas’ Top Rated LawyersLexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell2011
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2005
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerRoyston, Rayzor, Vickery & Williams, LLP1999 - 2008
Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Association of Drilling Engineers - Houston ChapterMember2013 - Present
Galveston County Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2012 - Present
Million Dollar Advocates ForumMember2009 - Present
Texas Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2008 - Present
Houston Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2008 - Present
College of the State Bar of TexasMember2006 - 2007
Maritime Law Association of the United StatesProctor2000 - Present
Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute\ Board of DirectorsBoard of Directors2000 - Present
Houston Bar AssociationMember2000 - 2008
State Bar of TexasMember1999 - Present
Publication NameTitleDate
Environmental ClaimsMaritime Disaster at Morgan's Point2000
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
South Texas College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
Trinity University (San Antonio, Texas)International BusinessBS - Bachelor of Science1995
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
X’s and O’s from the Legal ProsNew Horizons in Offshore Injury Cases2014
Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute Annual SeminarRecent Maritime Law Developments In The 5th, 9th And 10th Circuits2012
25th Annual Family Law ConferencePredicates and Other Evidentiary Issues2011
2008 Family Law Institute Property DayDiscovery and Document Production for the "Techie"2008
Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute Seminar"Hurricanes - Weathering the Legal Storm"2005
Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute Annual Meeting"Evolving Mass Tort: Diesel Exhaust Fumes Litigation"2005