I am a first generation American and lifelong Houstonian. My parents emigrated from Europe to the United States in the 1960's, and realized the American dream. Today, I fight to keep the American dream alive for my clients whose last resort may be a trial by jury.
100% of my practice is devoted to helping victims in injury and death cases. I do not represent insurance companies or corporations.
I am Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization ("TBLS"), a certification held by less than 2% of all attorneys in Texas. What does "Board Certified" mean? Click here for the answer provided by the TBLS. Why choose a Board Certified lawyer? The TBLS recommends hiring a Board Certified lawyer for several reasons. For example, the TBLS states Board Certification is a "mark of excellence" and a "distinguishing accomplishment."
I am a member of The Texas Association of Civil Trial and Appellate Specialists.
I author a blog on accident and injury issues which is updated on a weekly basis: www.the-houston-accident-attorney.com
I have obtained significant recoveries for victims in cases involving dangerous and defective products, offshore accidents including Jones Act claims, 18 wheeler and other commercial truck and vehicle accidents, industrial plant accidents and other work injuries, brain injuries, and paralysis.
Some of my more recent results include:
I began my law practice with the international law firm of Shook, Hardy & Bacon, one of the largest law firms in the world. At this firm, I worked on product liability lawsuits brought against the major tobacco and pharmaceutical companies, and worked on a wide variety of commercial matters.
I earned my law degree from the University of Houston Law Center, where I was an Associate Editor of the Houston Law Review. I earned my bachelor's degree in Finance, with Honors, from the University of Texas at Austin.
I live in Houston, Texas, with my wife Ofelia and my two children, Nikola and Isa.
Languages spoken: Spanish, English
Contingent (20-45%), Free consultation (120 minutes)
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When you are facing a sensitive and complex admiralty or maritime law matter, you want the best help possible. Vuk is a trusted advisor and an authority in all areas admiralty and maritime law. I endorse him for his work ethic, depth of knowledge, and history of great service to his clients.
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Vuk is a leader in the field of maritime law and personal injury. His results are outstanding and just as importantly, he is a great guy, which is why he has such excellent attorney client relationships. He is a guy who truly goes the extra mile, every time. Our firm looks to his efforts and accomplishments as guidance in our own effort to be world class.
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|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||1995||08/17/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|"People on the Move"||Houston Business Journal||2013|
|"Top Texas Settlements"||Verdict Search||2012|
|"Houston's Top Lawyers"||H Texas Magazine||2010|
|"Top Texas Verdicts"||Verdict Search||2010|
|Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law||Texas Board of Legal Specialization||2004|
|Houston Law Review||University of Houston Law Center||1993|
|Founding Partner||VB Attorneys||2004 - Present|
|Attorney||Plaintiff Law Firm||2000 - 2004|
|Associate||Shook Hardy & Bacon||1995 - 2000|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Texas Association of Civil Trial and Appellate Specialists||N/A||2009 - Present|
|Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America||N/A||2008 - Present|
|Texas Trial Lawyers Association||N/A||2000 - Present|
|American Association for Justice||N/A||2000 - Present|
|Houston Trial Lawyers Association||N/A||2000 - Present|
|Jones Act dredger slip & fall||$800,000|
|Roller coaster injury||$1,700,000|
|18 Wheeler fatality||$2,500,000|
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|University of Houston Law Center||Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)||N/A||1995|
|"Advanced Evidence & Discovery"||Evidence & Discovery||2005|
|Career Mentor Network Program||Law Student Mentoring||2003|
|"H.B. 4 Panel: A Jury Charge Demonstration"||Jury Charge||2003|
|Advanced Civil Trial Law Conference||Civil Trial Law||2002|
|"Admissibility of Expert Testimony"||Expert Witness Testimony||1999|