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.
|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||2001||05/31/2021|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|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|
|Founder||Hastings Law Firm||2005 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Texas Trial Lawyers Association||N/A||2001 - Present|
|Houston Trial Lawyers Association||N/A||2001 - Present|
|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|
|University of Houston||JD - Juris Doctor||2001|
|University of Missouri||Bachelors of Arts||1997|
|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|
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