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I focus my  practice on complex business litigation and life-altering personal injury matters.  During my carrer, I have represented plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of civil litigation matters in over 30 different states.  I have tried over 75 cases to a jury verdict.  I am Board Certified in Civil Trial Advocacy and Personal Injury Trial Law.  I am AV-rated (the highest legal rating available) by Martindale Hubbell and several times, I have been voted by my peers as one of the “Super Lawyers” in the State of Texas, including for 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012.  I am managing partner for Heygood, Orr & Pearson.  For more information about our firm, please go to our website:



Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 48%
  2. Commercial Real Estate: 47%
  3. Mesothelioma: 5%

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We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyersTexas Monthly Magazine2014
Super LawyersTexas Monthly Magazine2013
Super LawyersTexas Monthly Magazine2012
Super LawyersTexas Monthly Magazine2011
Super LawyersTexas Monthly Magazine2010
Super LawyersTexas Monthly Magazine2009
Super LawyersTexas Monthly Magazine2008
AV RatedMartindale HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerHeygood, Orr & Pearson2000 - Present
AttorneyQuilling, Selander, Cummiskey & Lownds, PC, Dallas, Tx1991 - 1996
AttorneyWinstead Sechrest & Minick1991 - 1992
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Michigan Law SchoolDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)N/A1991