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  1. Litigation: 48%
  2. Defective Products: 47%
  3. Mesothelioma: 5%

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Wilson Elser

1001 Texas Avenue, Suite 1400
Houston, TX, 77002


MSAuthorized to practice law200508/15/2016
WVAuthorized to practice law200207/13/2009
OKAuthorized to practice law200107/13/2009
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 198708/17/2016
ILActive Out of State Lawyer - Permitted to PracticeUnknown08/10/2016
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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Texas SuperLawyerTexas Lawyer Magazine2011
Texas SuperLawyerTexas Lawyer Magazine2010
Texas SuperLawyerTexas Lawyer Magazine2009
Texas SuperLawyerTexas Lawyer Magazine2008
Texas SuperLawyerTexas Lawyer Magazine2007
Texas SuperLawyerTexas Lawyer Magazine2006
Texas SuperLawyerTexas Lawyer Magazine2005
Distinguished AlumniSoutheastern Oklahoma State University2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
Litigation Counsel of AmericaPresident2010 - Present
American Board of Trial Advocates (Houston Chapter)Member2009 - Present
American Board of Trial AdvocatesMember2008 - Present
International Association of Defense CounselMember2003 - Present
State Bar of TexasMember1987 - Present
Mississippi State BarMemberN/A
Oklahoma Bar AssociationMemberN/A
National Association of Women LawyersMemberN/A
Texas Association of Women LawyersMemberN/A
Defense Research InstituteMemberN/A
Colorado Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Garland WalkerMemberN/A
Houston Bar FoundationFellowN/A
Houston Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
West Virginia State BarMemberN/A
Litigation Counsel of AmericaPresident-Elect2010 - 2011
Defense Research InstituteDRI Europe Liaison Committee Vice-Chair2009 - 2011
Publication nameTitleDate
ABA Commission on Women“Even Cowgirls Get The Clients”, a letter in The Road to Independence: 101 Women’s Journeys To Starting Their Own Law Firms2011
DRI MagazineDiversity from the Women-Owned Law Firm Perspective” (co-authored with Alma Aguirre)2009
A Cup of Cappuccino for the Entrepreneur’s Spirit by Jeretta Nord“He Had Clients, I Had Credit”2009
NAWL JournalSurviving the First Visit to the Bank2006
Texas Women Lawyers AssociationRainmaking: Ending the Drought2004
El PasoRainmaking: Ending the Drought2004
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Baylor University School of LawLawN/A1987
Southeastern Oklahoma State UniversitySpeech CommunicationBA - Bachelor of Arts1984
Southeastern Oklahoma State UniversityEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1984
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Perrin National Asbestos ConferenceThe Latest Advancement in Asbestos Medicine2011
HB Litigation ConferenceTrying An Asbestos Case – How to Get the ‘W’: ‘Defendant –New Client Intake’2011
Texas Women Lawyers, Women Lawyers' CLEThe Art of Law Practice2010
Houston Bar Association Law Practice Management, CLE sessionMarketing Your Law Firm in a Difficult Economy2010
DRI Sharing Success–A Seminar for Women LawyersBusiness ‘101’ for the Female Lawyers2010
Texas Minority Counsel ProgramPick me, Pick me! Marketing in a Difficult Financial Climate2009
IADC Trial Academy, Faculty Member, South Texas College of Law, Houston, TXTrial Skills and presentationskills2009
ABA Chemical Subcommittee Regional MeetingChemical Products Liability Regional Workshop2009
What Women Lawyers Want and NeedAs Good As It Gets: Business Development for Women Lawyers2008
WBEA Educational Committee, Houston, Texas,Women Need Business: A Marketing Primer on Networking and Business Development,2008
Negotiating the Profession: Benefits and Burdens of a Woman LawyerProfessional success for women law students2008
Mealy's Asbestos Litigation SeminarCurrent Issues in California Asbestos Litigation2008
Connect the Dots: A Model for Success After SoutheasternNetworking skills for college students2008
Commencement SpeakerRules for Success2007
Business Development for the Law Firm EntrepreneurBusiness Development Skills for Women Lawyers2007
DRI Preeminent Trial Lawyer SeminarDefendant’s Opening Statement: Controlling Pandora’s Box2005
Mealy’s Welding Rod Litigation ConferenceIssues to Explore in Plaintiff and Co-worker Deposition2005
Andrews Litigation Seminar, New Orleans30 Minute Juries: How to Pick a Jury in a Ridiculously Short Period of Time2004
Asbestos Medicine SeminarJury Selection: Contemporary Issues and Techniques2003