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Dennis Peery 
San Antonio, Texas

Founding Partner, since
phone 210-340-0900

fax 210-736-9197


I am a managing partner of a personal injury law firm that practices
throughout South Texas, representing people and families who have been injured
or killed because of the negligence of others. Our firm is involved in all
aspects of civil litigation involving the trial and settlement of personal
injury and wrongful death claims. Our firm is composed of a team of trial
lawyers and experienced support staff. We have tried cases throughout most of
South Texas and the Texas Hill Country as well as many other parts of Texas. My
partner, John Tyler, and I started this firm in 1990, some 20 years ago. Since
then, we have grown from 2 attorneys to 6 with the focus on personal and
professional representation of each client. Our mission is to take the load off
of your shoulders during difficult times so that you can focus on your family
and your recovery.

I am a native Texan who graduated from Texas A&M University in 1983
before enrolling in law school at St. Mary's University in 1985. Upon graduation
from law school in 1988, I began my legal career as a prosecutor with the Bexar
County District Attorney's office. I left government service in 1990 to start
private practice. I have been board certified in personal injury trial law since
1996. I am licensed to practice in all state, district and county courts as well
as the Federal Court for the Western District of Texas. I have earned an AV
rating by my peers, which is the highest ranking available for both ethical
conduct and legal ability.

My practice is devoted to representing injured people and their families in
the most difficult times of their lives. We never lose sight of the fact that
our clients are real people who have been placed in a very difficult position
through no fault of their own. Usually my clients are at a disadvantage before
they hire an attorney because the negligent defendant is represented by
attorneys, insurance companies and large corporations whose sole objective is to
save the company money. I have tried cases against the largest companies in the
United States and I have taken on the government at the city, state and federal
level. We battle some of the largest insurance companies and corporations in the
world to make sure that each individual client receives a fair shake. Our trial
attorneys are no strangers to the courtroom because we believe that you and your
attorney must be ready to try each case if you want to receive a fair
settlement. The insurance companies know which firms will go to trial and which
ones will not. Our AV rating indicates that both sides of the bar appreciate our
legal abilities as well as our ethical conduct.

My practice involves all aspects of personal injury and wrongful death
litigation including medical malpractice, automobile accidents, trucking
accidents, products liability, pharmaceutical liability, defective products,
rail road crossing accidents, explosions, burns, catastrophic injuries, brain
injuries, spinal cord injuries, paraplegia, quadriplegia, paralysis, herniated
discs, birth injuries, nursing home neglect, construction accidents, boating
accidents, drunk driving accidents, dram shop liability, rollovers, seatbelt
cases, airbag cases and crashworthiness cases.

I believe that we should all try to make this world a better place than we
found it. To this end, I have been active in my church, St. Joseph's Catholic
Church of Devine, Texas having served as President of the Finance Council and as
a team member for the Life Teen program. I have volunteered time in my community
by coaching Little League, coaching youth sports and helping disadvantaged
families. I am a member of the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking
Lawyers of America (APITLA), the Texas Trial Lawyer's Association, the American
Association for Justice, the San Antonio Bar Association, the San Antonio Trial
Lawyers Association, and ABOTA, American Board of Trial Advocates. I served as
President of the San Antonio Trial Lawyer's Association in 2005.

I have personally tried cases in Bexar County, Travis County, Medina County,
Jim Wells County, La Salle County, Bandera County, Gonzales County, Atascosa
County, Kerr County, Uvalde County and Guadalupe County while having filed or
settled cases in many cases throughout Texas including, Harris County, Mason
County, Brazos County, Denton County, Dallas County, Nueces County, Aransas
County, Webb County, Real County, Tom Green County, Maverick  County, Val Verde
County, Kinney County, Dimmit County, Victoria County, Nueces County, Live Oak
County, Karnes County, Wilson County, Bee County, Goliad County, Frio County,
Gillespie County, Kendall County, Smith County, Starr County, Hidalgo County and
Kimble County to name a few.

Areas of

Products Liability

Pharmaceutical Liability

Medical Device Litigation

Motor Vehicle Accidents

Brain Injuries


Pharmaceutical Liability

Medical Malpractice

Nursing Home

Personal Injury -- Plaintiff

Sexual Harassment

Toxic Torts

Wrongful Death


Board Certified Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal
Specialization, 1996

Bar Admissions:

Texas, 1988

U.S. District Court Western District of Texas, 1991


St. Mary's University School of Law, San Antonio, Texas,

Texas A & M University, 1983

Honors and

AV Peer Review Rated

Professional Associations and Memberships:

ABOTA, American Board of Trial Advocates


Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America (APITLA)


State Bar of Texas


San Antonio Bar Association


American Association for Justice


Texas Trial Lawyers Association


San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association


San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association, 2005

Past President

Past Employment

Bexar County, Assistant District Attorney, 1988 - 1990


Photos and videos

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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 100%

Attorney endorsements

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  • Michael S. Waddington

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


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
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  • Alexander Wyatt Wright

    Mr. Peery is a worthy advocate and an honorable member of the legal community. I find him to have quality of character and a true caring spirit for all he represents.


    Alexander Wright Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Tyler & Peery

5822 W. IH 10

San Antonio, TX, 78201-2851

The Law Offices of Tyler & Peery

5822 IH 10 West

San Antonio, TX, 78201-2851



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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Board certified personal injury trial lawTexas Board of Legal Specialization1996
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Board of Trial Advocatesmember2009 - Present
Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of Americamember2009 - Present
San Antonio Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2005 - Present
San Antonio Trial Lawyers AssociationPresident2005 - Present
State Bar of TexasMemberN/A
San Antonio Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Association for JusticeMemberN/A
Texas Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
St Mary's University of San Antonio School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1988
Texas A&M UniversityN/AB.B.A1983