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Tommy Ray Hastings

Medical malpractice Attorney at Dallas, TX

5.0   4 reviews
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2001
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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

About Tommy

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Tommy Hastings is the founder and principal of Hastings Law Firm, Medical Malpractice Lawyers.  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 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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Location

Hastings Law Firm - Medical Malpractice Attorneys
6060 N Central Expy
Ste 575
Dallas, TX, 75206
Hastings Law Firm, Medical Malpractice Lawyers
4807 Spicewood Springs Rd
Suite 1210 Building 1
Austin, TX, 78759
Hastings Law Firm, Medical Malpractice Lawyers
2200 North Loop W #118
Houston, TX, 77018
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Posted by Darin H. | September 23, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Couldn't Take My Case But Helped All the Same
I called this firm to inquire about what I believe was the wrongful death of my mother in the hospital. She was admitted for a possible stroke and ended up being placed unnecessarily on a ventilator. They tested her 3 times for Covid and she came back negative every time. Still, they left her on the machine when I do not believe she ever really needed it - and I think it ultimately led to her death from pneumonia. Mr. Hastings spoke with me personally and explained how the court would view my case - in short I had no case without a definite cause of death related to the ventilator use. Though he wasn't able to help with a lawsuit, he and his staff did spend a lot of time talking with me and explaining the reality of my situation. It hurt knowing I couldn't do anything to get justice for my mom, but I appreciate the effort and truth. In the end I know I did all I could and the law was just not in our favor.
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Posted by Robert | October 24, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
A Truly Concerned Attorney
Tommy's level of professionalism as well as his in-depth knowledge in the field is nothing short of exceptional. I would recommend him in a heartbeat.
Posted by Michael | April 21, 2011
Personal injury - Auto Accident
Mr. Hastings and his assistants kept me informed on my situation on an as requested basis. Easy to work with and responded to questions promptly. Exceeded my expectations of the process. I would use this firm again.
Posted by anonymous | January 26, 2011
Client Satisfaction
I used Tommy in a medical malpractice suit involving the death of my daughter. Tommy and his staff were professional, compassionate, and very knowledgeable, I was impressed by his honestly and willingness to seek justice on my behalf. I would definitely recommend his services and am very pleased with the outcome that he achieved. The process was lengthly but he kept in close contact with me during the duration of the suit to let me know what steps were being taken.
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Cost

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  • Contingency 25%-40%

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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founder
  • Hastings Law Firm
  • 2005 - Present

Education

  • University of Houston
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • University of Missouri
  • Bachelors of Arts
  • 1997

Sample of Legal Cases

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

Associations

  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2001 - Present
  • Houston Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2001 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2011
  • Rising Star
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2010
  • Rising Star
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2009
  • Rising Star
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2008
  • Member
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2008
  • Rising Star
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2007
  • Rising Star
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2005
  • Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2005
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Publications

  • State Bar of Texas
  • A Basic Guide to Medical Malpractice for Paralegals
  • 2009
  • State Bar of Texas
  • A Step by Step Analysis of Medical Malpractice Claims under the Texas Tort Claims Act
  • 2008
  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • Effective Use of Medical Records at Trial
  • 2005
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Tip Their Cap: What’s Not Covered
  • 2004
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Limitations, Old and New
  • 2003
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • “Limitations: Punitives and Pecuniary Damages
  • 2003
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • So You’ve Busted Policy Limits, Now What?
  • 2002
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Speaking Engagements

  • State Bar of Texas, Paralegal Division Section
  • A Basic Guide to Medical Malpractice for Paralegals
  • 2009
  • 15th Annual Medical Malpractice Seminar
  • A Step by Step Analysis of Medical Malpractice Claims under the Texas Tort Claims Act
  • 2008
  • CLE Seminar
  • Effective Use of Medical Records at Trial
  • 2005

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (4)
Endorse Tommy
Medical malpractice Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tommy is, by far, one of the best medical malpractice attorneys in the state, and he is my go-to for any med mal issue. I consider myself lucky to have known him for 20 years, and fully endorse his work."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. We have referred medical malpractice cases to Tommy and he did an excellent job. I will continue to trust Tommy for referrals."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tommy knows what he is doing. He also doesn't quit. He is a fighter. Also, I've found him to be honorable and trustworthy. Given the "reforms" in Texas law, there aren't a lot of medical malpractice lawyers left that represent injured patients. Tommy hasn't stopped helping people. I endorse him wholeheartedly."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"One of the best courtroom lawyers in the country! Fine character, caring heart, relentless pursuit of justice, no stone unturned. The list of fine qualities could go on and on."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Tommy is so knowledgeable and makes a huge effort to communicate his knowledge to the clients in a way they can understand. I highly recommend him for medical malpractice cases."
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Dallas Medical malpractice Lawyer Tommy Ray Hastings
Tommy Ray Hastings
Medical malpractice Attorney
Dallas, TX
Licensed for 22 years