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Tommy Ray Hastings

Tommy Ray Hastings

Practice areas:

Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury

About Me

Tommy Hastings is the founder and principal of Hastings Law Firm P.C.  He was born and raised in rural Missouri where he learned the values of honest, hard-working people.  He received a bachelor's degree from the University of Missouri before coming to Texas.  He attended the University of Houston Law Center where he graduated with honors.


 


Upon graduation, Tommy immediately began to represent people who had been injured through the fault of others.  He began his career at a long-established Plaintiff's firm in Houston obtaining a multi-million dollar verdict just three months after passing the bar exam.  While there, he handled all types of cases involving personal injury, medical malpractice, and products liability.


 


In 2002, Tommy joined another prominent firm where he developed a significant interest in medical malpractice cases.  Over the next few years, he tried numerous cases to a jury involving wrongful death and catastrophic injury, obtained significant settlements for his clients, and handled several appeals.  In 2004, H Texas magazine named Tommy as one of the "lawyers on the fast track."  In 2005, Texas Monthly Magazine selected Tommy as a “Rising Star”.   An honor he received again in 2007, 2008 2009, and 2010.  He is also a member of the Million Dollar Advocates and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates  which is one the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States.  Membership is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. There are over 3000 members throughout the country.  Fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members.


 


Tommy is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. 


 


Tommy founded Hastings Law Firm P.C. in 2005.  He proudly represents injury victims against large corporations and insurance companies.  He never has and never will represent the powerful against the powerless.  Although he believes a lawyer should always use his head to practice law, he believes that cases are won by the lawyer using his heart.  He does not believe that a lawyer should remain emotionally uninvolved in his client’s case, but instead the lawyer should feel their pain as if it were his own.


 


Tommy is a member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Houston Trial Lawyers Association, Houston Bar Association, and other local and national organizations.  He has also written and lectured on continuing legal education matters to other members of the Texas Bar.

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Languages Spoken: Spanish, English

Practice Areas

Licensed since 2001

  1. Medical Malpractice: 75%
  2. Personal Injury: 25%

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (25-40%)

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • Michael Stephen Callahan

    I endorse this lawyer.

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    Michael Callahan Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Lannie Todd Kelly

    Tommy is an accomplished warrior who gets results for his clients. He is always well-researched and speaks with authority to attorneys and courts alike. His even-keeled personality serves him well in negotiations and in front of juries. A tremendous lawyer for the people.

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    Lannie Kelly Birth Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Hastings Law Firm P.C.

25511 Budde Road, Ste 1402
The Woodlands, TX, 77380

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200108/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarTexas Monthly Magazine2011
Rising StarTexas Monthly Magazine2010
Rising StarTexas Monthly Magazine2009
Rising StarTexas Monthly Magazine2008
MemberMulti-Million Dollar Advocates Forum2008
Rising StarTexas Monthly Magazine2007
Rising StarTexas Monthly Magazine2005
MemberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2005

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
FounderHastings Law Firm2005 - Present

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Texas Trial Lawyers AssociationN/A2001 - Present
Houston Trial Lawyers AssociationN/A2001 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Jackson v. Conte, et. al.Verdict for the Plaintiffs--$10,700,000
Knotts v. Wright, et. al.Verdict for the Plaintiff-$ 225,000

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
State Bar of TexasA Basic Guide to Medical Malpractice for Paralegals2009
State Bar of TexasA Step by Step Analysis of Medical Malpractice Claims under the Texas Tort Claims Act2008
National Business Institute SeminarEffective Use of Medical Records at Trial2005
Texas Trial Lawyers AssociationTip Their Cap: What’s Not Covered2004
State Bar of TexasLimitations, Old and New2003
Texas Trial Lawyers Association“Limitations: Punitives and Pecuniary Damages2003
Texas Trial Lawyers AssociationSo You’ve Busted Policy Limits, Now What?2002

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of HoustonLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
University of MissouriHistoryBachelors of Arts1997

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
State Bar of Texas, Paralegal Division SectionA Basic Guide to Medical Malpractice for Paralegals2009
15th Annual Medical Malpractice SeminarA Step by Step Analysis of Medical Malpractice Claims under the Texas Tort Claims Act2008
CLE SeminarEffective Use of Medical Records at Trial2005