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Joe Stephens is a Houston injury lawyer who cares deeply for the injured, the unfortunate, and the oppressed who need someone to honestly and aggressively represent them. He represents people who have experienced a serious injury or the wrongful death of a family member. His twenty years of experience include extraordinary verdicts and settlements against trucking companies, admiralty and maritime defendants, insurance companies, negligent healthcare providers, and defective product manufacturers.


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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 48%
    31 years, 1.5 thousand cases
  2. Lawsuits & Disputes: 47%
    31 years, 1.5 thousand cases
  3. Spinal Cord Injury: 5%



Contingent (30-40%), Free consultation (120 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Kimberly S. Keller

    I've had the pleasure of working with Joe on several cases. His trial skills are stellar. And, he's a handshake kind of lawyer -- he keeps his word. I highly recommend Joe.


    Kimberly Keller Appeals Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Tommy Ray Hastings

    Joe Stephens is absolutely the best lawyer I have ever seen in a courtroom.


    Tommy Hastings Medical malpractice Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Stephens Law Firm

440 Louisiana
Suite 2000
Houston, TX, 77002-1639

The Stephens Law Firm

440 Louisiana St #2000
Houston, TX, 77002



TXEligible To Practice In Texas 198508/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Rating,Martin Dale Hubbell2011
Texas Super LawyerTexas Super Lawyers2011
Verdict of the Week--10.1 million Medical Malpractice VerdictVerdict Search2011
Texas Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2010
AV Rating 2010Martindale-Hubbell2010
Texas Super Lawyer 2009Super Lawyers2009
AV ratingMartindale-Hubbell2009
Texas Super Lawyer 2008Texas Monthly Magazine2008
Verdict of the Week, $8 Million Dollar Verdict for ChildVerdict Search2008
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2008
Featured Verdict, $3.75 Verdict, Clara Harris caseTexas Reporter (Vol 7, p.120)2007
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2007
State Bar College Pro Bono AwardState Bar of Texas2006
"F" WarriorTrial Lawyers College2006
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2006
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2005
Verdict of the Week, $1 million dollar verdictVerdict Search2005
Verdict of the Week, Product Liability caseVerdict Search2004
Verdict of the Week, $6.5 million Verdict, Wrongful Death caseVerdict Search2004
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2004
Invited memberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2001
Civil Trial AdvocateNational Board of Trial Advocates2001
MOST OUTSTANDING YOUNG TRIAL LAWYER IN AMERICAAssociation of Trial Lawyers of America1999
Personal Injury Trial LawTexas Board of Legal Specialization1993
Graduated with Special DistinctionUniversity of Oklahoma1982
Honor Award for Elite GPABeta Gamma Sigma --Univeristy of Oklahoma1982
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentThe Stephens Law Firm2001 - Present
PartnerStephens and Associates1985 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
Trial Lawyer's CollegeWarrior2006 - Present
National Board of Trial AdvocacyCivil Trial Advocate2001 - Present
Million Dollar AdvocatesMember2001 - Present
United States District Court for the Western District of TexasAdmitted to Practice1998 - Present
Texas Board of Legal SpecializationPersonal Injury Trial Law1993 - Present
United State Supreme CourtAdmitted1993 - Present
United State District Court for the Eastern District of TexasAdmitted to Practice1991 - Present
United States District Court for the Southern District of TexasAdmitted to Practice1987 - Present
Texas Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1985 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember1985 - Present
State Bar of TexasMember1985 - Present
Houston Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1985 - Present
Beta Theta Pi FraternityMember1982 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Drunk driving verdictLarge verdict
Drunk driving verdictLarge verdict
$10.7 Million Medical Malpractice Jury Verdict$10.7 million verdict
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers CollegeN/AN/A2006
University of Houston Law CenterDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)JD - Juris Doctor1985
University of OklahomaFinanceOther - Bachelors1982
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Oakwood Retirement CommunityTips to wrongful death survivors2011
Trial Lawyer's CollegeClosing Argument Demonstration2006
TLC SeminarOpening Statement Demonstration2005
TLC RegionalVoir Dire2004
Mock Trial Seminar, AustinMistakes in Trial1994
STCL Mock Trial CompetitionHow to try a lawsuit1993