Skip to main content

R. Stephen Ferrell

Personal injury Attorney at Houston, TX

4.8   19 reviews

also known as Steve Ferrell, R Stephen Ferrell

  • Licensed for 38 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1985
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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

About R.

Learn R.’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    25%
    Steve Ferrell is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law and he has handled more than 1000 car wreck cases in his career.

    39 years, 1,005 cases

  2. Personal injury
    25%
    Steve Ferrell is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Steve has over 32 years of experience handling personal injury cases. Let Steve put his experience to work for you by calling the Ferrell Law Firm, P.C. at (713) 800-0220. There is no fee unless Steve wins your case and initial consultations are always free.

    39 years, 2,000 cases

  3. Insurance
    20%
    Steve has over 32 years experience handling insurance claims. He helps policyholders make claims against their insurance companies. Steve has an active practice on behalf of policyholders whose claims have been wrongfully denied or underpaid by their insurance companies. Steve handles all types of insurance cases including fires, windstorms, hail damage, hurricane claims, broken pipes, theft claims, and uninsured motorist claims. Free consultations.

    39 years, 500 cases

  4. Wrongful death
    20%
    Steve Ferrell handles wrongful death cases of every type and variety. Whether the death results from a car wreck, a plane crash, a shooting, a drowning or an on-the-job accident, Steve Ferrell will devote his more than 25 years legal experience to your case. Steve Ferrell is Double Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Personal Injury Trial Law and Civil Trial Law. Call Steve Ferrell at the Ferrell Law Firm, P.C. at (713) 800-0220.The initial consultation is always free.

    39 years, 200 cases

  5. Lawsuits and disputes
    5%
    Steve Ferrell is Double Board Certified in Civil Trial Law and Personal Injury Trial Law. Over the past 25 years, Steve Ferrell has handled a broad range of lawsuits and disputes for a wide variety of clients. Let Steve put his experience to work for you by calling The Ferrell Law Firm, P.C. at (713) 800-0220. Initial Consultations are always free.

    39 years, 2,500 cases

  6. Trucking accident
    5%
    Trucking accidents require special knowledge and ability. Steve Ferrell has handled hundreds of trucking cases over the past 25 years of his law practice. Let Steve Ferrell put his experience to work for you by calling the Ferrell Law Firm, P.C. at (713) 800-0220. The initial consultation is always free. No fee unless you make a recovery.

    39 years, 200 cases

I'm a trial lawyer with over 34 years of trial experience. I represent families, individuals and small businesses who have been harmed by the wrongful conduct of others.  I frequently sue insurance companies and large corporations. I represent accident and fire victims, widows, orphans, policyholders, and people who have been harmed and who need my help.

I'm Double Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Spcialization in Civil Trial Law and Personal Injury Trial Law, and I have tried complex civil lawsuits for clients in urban and rural courthouses throughout the State of Texas. Clients know that when they hire me to represent them, they get experience, integrity and results.

I have handled serious injury cases involving amputations, brain damage, burns, and spinal cord injuries. I have also handled a wide range of complex insurance claims and lawsuits. Clients who hire me don’t have to worry about having their case handed off to an inexperienced associate, because I give each case I accept my personal attention.

Cases I have tried to verdict have involved Accidents caused by Drunk Drivers, Breach of Contract, Catastrophic Accidents, Construction Defects, Corporate Negligence, Drowning, Industrial Accidents, Insurance Bad Faith, Longshoremen, Premises Liability, Toxic Exposures, 18 Wheeler Trucking  Accidents, Workers Compensation, Wrongful Death, Wrongful Seizure of Assets, and other complex issues.

Photos and videos

Houston attorney Steve Ferrell represents workers who have been seriously injured in fires, explosions and accidents at petrochemical plants throughout the Texas Gulf Coast. Steve also handles wrongful death cases. Steve has over 25 years of experience.
Steve Ferrell represents the families of people killed and seriously injured in motorcycle accidents. Steve is Double Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization as a trial lawyer and has over 25 years of experience as an attorney.
Steve Ferrell handles serious injury and death cases arising from car accidents.  Whether the accident involves a car, a truck, a motorcycle or a bus, Steve Ferrell can help. Steve is Double Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
Steve Ferrell handles cases involving deadly school bus crashes.
View more

Location

The Ferrell Law Firm, P.C.
5005 Riverway Drive
Suite 450
Houston, TX, 77056

Similar lawyers nearby

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  19 customer reviews
5 Star
 
95%
4 Star
 
0%
3 Star
 
0%
2 Star
 
0%
1 Star
 
5%
Posted by Robert Choleva | May 22, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Legal Help
I contacted Mr R. Stephen Ferrell for legal assistance, he gladly helped me and guided me to right direction. Very helpful and knowledgeable lawyer I highly recommend him.
Posted by Linda | March 14, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great awesome attorney
Mr Ferrell made my situation as simple as possible. He was very helpful and answered any questions throughout the process. His knowledge makes him a wonderful asset. I would use him again and recommend his services to everyone. He will fight for what's right for you.
Posted by Elizabeth Ann Smith | September 2, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Mr. Ferrell
Mr. Ferrell communicated with me over the course of a couple days. He ended up deciding that my case was not a good fit for him, but he was kind, professional, prompt, and knowledgeable. He asked a lot of questions and understood my case thoroughly before deciding that he wasn't able to take the case. I felt like he also spent a significant amount of time educating me about the case and all the pertinent laws and important timeframes so that I'm very prepared to continue my efforts to hire an attorney and explain my own case more clearly than I was able to initially. Mr. Ferrell did not have to spend one moment of his time explaining the law to me, but he did, whomever hires him to represent them will be in good hands.
Read less
Posted by Janice | April 4, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Gets the job done!
Stephen Ferrell is awesome at his craft. He and his staff are courteous, reliable, and worked aggressively on our behalf to resolve our case. He's awesome!
Posted by Al-Bayati | October 3, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Auto insurance
This is one of the few good people/lawyers out there in Houston. I called him on a Friday night and left him a voice message on his cell phone and after 30 minutes he called. He provided me with the information that I needed over the phone and taught me how to deal with my insurance company and whether to take it to court or not. he told me to call him again if I needed further assistance. The way he guides you through the process, it makes you feel like this guy really cares about you! God bless you for the work ethics that you have.
Read less
Response from R. Ferrell October 5, 2015
It is a pleasure to be of service. Helping people is what we do.
Posted by Satisfied Client | July 29, 2015
Highly Recomended
After a serious rollover accident rendered me a paraplegic, I contacted Steve Ferrell of the Ferrell Law Firm, P.C. to help me. Steve responded immediately to my call and began to investigate and work on my case. Steve was relentless in his pursuit of my claims against the people whose negligence caused my injuries. Through Steve's hard work and diligent efforts, I was able to receive a very large confidential settlement that will take care of me for the rest of my life. Throughout the process, I never had to go through paralegals or assistants. Steve was always available to speak to me directly, and we spoke about the case on a weekly basis, and sometimes on a daily basis. I never felt rushed when I spoke with Steve because he always took whatever amount of time it took to explain to me everything I wanted and needed to know about the case. The entire time, Steve treated me with dignity and respect. Steve is the most honest and hard-working attorney I've ever met or worked with; and I would highly recommend him not just for his exceptional legal skills, but also because of his integrity.
Read less
Posted by Michelle | July 3, 2015
Best lawyer I've had!
I have been unfortunate to have been involved in several automobile accidents within the last several years. Due to these circumstances, I have worked with several different lawyers, some of whom I would not recommend. Ferrell, on the other hand was extremely nice and truly cared about not just my case, but my well being. He was able to get me a nice settlement in the end and I could not have been happier. If anyone is seeking a lawyer, I strongly encourage you to go with Steve Ferrel. He will definitely take great care of you and you will not regret your decision!
Read less
Posted by Noor | March 15, 2015
Auto Accident
In my Auto Accident case Mr. Ferrell as helped and guided me properly I never felt if I was alone and when the time came he gave me the best advice. He is very experienced and knowledgeable. He takes his time and explains every step as things comes up and he continue to inform you. I am very lucky and blessed that I had him as my Attorney.
Read less
Posted by Mrs. Mckenzie | January 28, 2015
Absolutely Amazing Attorney
Mr. Steve Ferrell has been such an amazing Attorney. He treats you more like family than a client. I have known Mr. Ferrell for almost 4 years and every time I have a problem I can call him for advice and He's always available to answer your calls. I have had such an amazing experience with such a great attorney like Steve Ferrell I would definitely refer him to anyone, I mean anyone in the world. I cn say that if you called Steve he will not disappoint you he will always be there to help you no matter what the situation is. I would like to say once again Thanks Steve for all the hard work that you have done for both myself and my family.
Read less
Posted by Brittany | March 8, 2014
Handled a unique case with absolute professionalism and expertise! Highly recommend
I hired the Ferrell Law Firm for a unique personal injury case against a major public venue in Houston (a David and Goliath case). I had tried calling a few other firms, but they never called me back, and the Ferrell Law Firm had strong reviews for personal injury cases on Avvo, so I crossed my fingers and called the Ferrell Law Firm. Mr. Ferrell scheduled an appointment with me promptly and explained to me the advantages and disadvantages of my case, but ultimately he decided to take on my case not because it would necessarily have a big payout, but because he found the case interesting and knew he had a strong background to represent me. Mr. Ferrell always was up-to-date on pending and passed legislation affecting my case and made sure to file any paperwork as needed. He and Susan Shotland, an associate at his firm, were in constant contact with updates and really did an excellent job explaining complex legal issues to me. Through their extensive research, they also uncovered documents that were extremely advantageous to my case and bad for the defense. They also found the best expert in a niche field to write a report for us when it was needed to keep my case moving forward. Again, since my case was relatively small compared to larger personal injury suits, I found this level of service to be phenomenal. The Ferrell Law Firm settled my case for me and I was very satisfied with the settlement amount. I know the firm used their expertise to create realistic goals. Mr. Ferrell also always presented choices to me but explained with full reasoning why his past experience led him to believe X choice would be best. On a personal level, I also found Steve Ferrell and Susan Shotland to just be nice people to work with. They were kind, friendly people who were passionate about their work without being domineering or patronizing. I highly recommend working with the Ferrell Law Firm if you need a personal injury matter resolved.
Read less
Posted by Roberto | April 29, 2013
Auto Accident - Personal Injury Case
The Ferrell Law Firm was selected after having read the firm’s reviews on Avvo.com. We expected nothing less than what was stated of the firm’s professionalism and performance in the practice of Law. Our case involved a driver who ran a red light causing an accident that lead to pain and suffering to my wife of 6 month expecting and I. The case was challenging as it also involved an insurance company that was reluctant to accept liability even when the police report and driver stated the facts. The offices of Mr. Steven Ferrell handle the Auto Accident Case from infancy stage to resolution. The office was able to negotiate with the insurance company outside of court for an adequate sum settlement amount. As a client, we are very pleased with the end result of Mr. Ferrell’s office hard work, professionalism, and performance. We are appreciative of his office for accepting to handle this complex case. We definitely would use his service again.
Read less
Posted by Joe | May 15, 2012
Steve Blew Them Away
Get This: I worked for a law firm that would have handled my wind storm claim against TWIA. But I chose Steve Ferrell. He spoke to me about my case, and he knows about the law! Not only is Steve the nicest guy you'd ever meet, but he handled my case like the a pro. In the end, we received a much, much larger settlement than we ever thought possible. It was as if the other side rolled over dead! I was so glad I used Steve!!
Read less
Posted by Zia | November 13, 2011
Man of Integrity and Results
I would highly recommend Mr. Ferrell for anyone looking for a lawyer who is honest and responsive. An accident occurred at my business on Friday night, I called around Ten lawyers on Saturday morning, only one to not only respond but actually showed up to my business within in a couple of hours was Mr. Ferrell. He came across as very honest and knowledgeable and gave me very sound advice. He kept me informed almost day to day, and as the case developed week to week. There was a point in the case at which I was willing to settle for less, however Mr. Ferrell insisted that he would try to win a larger settlement, which he did. After the settlement he called to make sure there was nothing else I needed. I have recommended Mr. Ferrell to my friends and family, and now I invite you to see how different Mr. Ferrell really is and how he will work hard to make sure you are satisfied and your experience is pleasant.
Read less
Posted by Marshall | May 14, 2010
Great heart and dedicated to his clients and their needs
Steve was one of the top defense lawyers in Texas for over two decades. He has since made the decision to help injured accident victims instead of representing the interests of the defendant. He knows the key issues and hurdles facing a plaintiff much more than the vast majority of the other plaintiff lawyers I have worked against during my 19 year law career as a defense lawyer. He came to mind first when I needed to consult with a lawyer for my own legal issue.
Read less
Posted by anonymous | July 11, 2007
case closed
Steve did a superb job at developing a strategy and following it thru. He was able to get a summary judgement sustained in a toxic chemical personal injury suit which resulted in a NON-SUIT Motion. Several other defendants were not released. Steve has successfully handled two matters for me over a span of 10 years.
Posted by anonymous | July 3, 2007
Excellent defense of suit brought in bad faith
Steve did an excellent job in lining up all evidence and motions necessary to have plaintiff eventually agree to dismiss case that was brought against us in bad faith. Also did excellent job in seeking sanctions against plaintiff that brought the case.
Posted by anonymous | June 12, 2007
Office Manager
Mr. Ferrell went above and beyond in handling my case. I am forever grateful and would absolutely use him again.
Posted by anonymous | June 11, 2007
Litigation Specialist
Steve is a great lawyer. He builds excellent rapport with his clients and always looks for creative solutions to resolve cases. Steve achieved a number of significant wins on behalf of my former company over the years. I would not hesitate to hire him to represent me personally.
Posted by anonymous | December 23, 2014
Worst Lawyer ever!!
Do not trust him and do not use him. Thing that should have been brought up in my case were never addressed. I felt like he was working for the insurance company and not me.
Response from R. Ferrell January 16, 2015
Since this person chose not to give their name, there is no way to verify whether this was actually a client of the firm, or whether it is a false malicious post.
View less reviews

Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-40%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Trial Lawyer and Owner
  • The Ferrell Law Firm, P.C.
  • 2010 - Present
  • Of Counsel
  • Doyle Raizner, LLP
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Name Equity Shareholder and Director
  • Lyman, Twining, Weinberg & Ferrell, P.C.
  • 2004 - 2008
  • Name Equity Shareholder and Director
  • Barker, Lyman, Twining, Weinberg & Ferrell, P.C.
  • 2003 - 2004
  • Equity Shareholder
  • Giessel, Barker, & Lyman P.C.
  • 1993 - 2003
  • Participating Associate
  • Giessel, Barker & Lyman, P.C.
  • 1990 - 1992
  • Associate
  • Giessel, Stone, Barker & Lyman, P.C.
  • 1985 - 1989
  • Law Clerk
  • Talbert, Giessel, Stone, Barker & Lyman, P.C.
  • 1984 - 1985
View all work experience

Education

  • University of Houston Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1985
  • University of Texas System, Austin
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1982

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Alaniz v. Rebello Food & Beverage, L.L.C., 165 S.W.3d 7 (Tex. App.–Houston [14th Dist.] 2005, no pet.).
  • Summary Judgment granted in favor of client
  • GJR Management Holdings, L.P. v. Jack Raus, Ltd., 126 S.W.3d 257 (Tex. App.–San Antonio 2003, pet. denied).
  • Successful arbitration award defended on appeal
  • Pennsylvania Pulp & Paper Co. Inc. v. Nationwide Mut. Ins. Co., 100 S.W.3d 566 (Tex. App.–Houston [14th Dist.] 2003, pet. deni
  • Declaratory Judgment granted in favor of client
View all legal cases

Associations

  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Houston Trial Lawyers Association
  • member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Litigation Counsel of America
  • Fellow
  • 2007 - Present
  • Houston Bar Foundation
  • Life Fellow
  • 2004 - Present
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Advocate
  • 2003 - Present
  • Texas Association of Civil Trial and Appellate Specialists
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1985 - Present
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1985 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 1985 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 1985 - Present
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Member
  • 1997 - 2008
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel
  • Member
  • 1993 - 2008
View all associations

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2020
  • AV Preeminent Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent Rating
  • Martindale-Hubble
  • 2018
  • Five Year Recertification in CIVIL TRIAL LAW
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent Rating for 2017
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Houston Top Lawyers
  • Houstonia Magazine
  • 2016
  • 5 year Recertification in Personal Injury Trial Law
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • 2016
  • 20 Consecutive Years AV Preeminent Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Client's Choice
  • AVVO
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Houston Top Lawyers
  • Houstonia Magazine
  • 2015
  • Named a top Houston Lawyer
  • Houstonia Magazine
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Seleted as one of Houston's Top Lawyers
  • Houstonia Magazine
  • 2013
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2007
  • Fellow
  • Litigation Counsel of America
  • 2007
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2006
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • 2006
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • 2005
  • Life Fellow
  • Houston Bar Foundation
  • 2005
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2005
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • 2004
  • ABOTA ADVOCATE
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • 2003
  • Life Fellow
  • Texas Bar Foundation
  • 1996
  • AV
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1995
  • Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • 1992
  • Board Certified Personal Injury Trial Lawyer
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • 1991
View all awards

Speaking Engagements

  • North American Brain Injury Society's 22nd Annual Conference on Legal Issues in Brain Injury
  • Expert Witness Testimony 101
  • 2009
  • Houston Bar Association Seminar: Advising Construction Clients
  • Recent Construction Law Cases: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly (Note: Voted Best Speaker at the conference by conference participants)
  • 2007
  • Continuing Education Course for Insurance Adjusters, Scottsdale Insurance Company, Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Identifying Insurance Coverage Issues in CGL Policies
  • 2002
  • Continuing Education Course for Insurance Adjusters, Nationwide Insurance Company, San Antonio, Texas
  • Defending DWI Drivers in Civil Damage Lawsuits
  • 1998
View all speaking engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (39)
Endorse R.
Wrongful death Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"In the twenty + years that I have known Steve, I have found him to be a skilled, dedicated, reliable and hard-working advocate for his clients, particularly those who have been the victim of catastrophic, life-changing accidents. Steve is one lawyer you want on your side."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Steve Ferrell. Steve is an superb trial attorney and well-respected in the legal community. Steve is an attorney you can trust to do an incredible job in court and negotiating for you too. You are in great hands with Steve. Steve consistently delivers."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Steve Ferrell is a top notch attorney and who is truly a gentleman with a passion for doing what is right by his clients."
Insurance Attorney | Nov 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I knew Stephen in law school and have seen him at trial on several occasions. I endorse him without reservation."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Mr. Ferrell professionally for almost a decade, having worked on several matters together while he worked on the defense side of the docket, and his move to the plaintiff side is of no surprise. Having worked and learned the defense docket prior to making the move to assist victims makes him particularly suited to his current practice. He is efficient, intelligent, dedicated and talented; I strongly endorse him."
Insurance Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"After working for Steve at a litigation defense firm, I now get the opportunity to work with Steve representing Plaintiffs. I can honestly say it's the best professional relationship I have formed in my 11 years practicing law. Steve understands the complex issues of insurance law better than any lawyer I know. He is an experienced trial lawyer and knows exactly how to get the most money for clients. The first person I call when I need help on a case is Steve Ferrell. . because I want the best."
View more endorsements
Workers compensation
Criminal defense
Personal injury
Admiralty and maritime
Personal injury
Lawsuits and disputes
Personal injury
Personal injury
Personal injury
Personal injury
Defective and dangerous products
Defective and dangerous products
Defective and dangerous products

Live Chat

Business professional
Avvo makes getting help with your legal issue easier.
Use our fast and free live chat service to connect with a real agent instantly, to help find the right attorney for your needs.
Get Started
Chat window tail