Mr. Ivey was born in Galveston, Texas and is a proud fourth generation Texan. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1989 with a degree in Economics. He attended South Texas College of Law in Houston, Texas and was awarded his Doctor of Jurisprudence in 1992. He was granted Board Certification in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in 2004.
While in law school Mr. Ivey was named to the Dean’s List in recognition of his excellence in scholarship. While competing in Mock Trial, his team was the winner of the Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Ballard & Friend Mock Trial Competition. He was, likewise, named a Semi-Finalist in the Fisher, Gallagher & Lewis Mock Trial Competition. He was licensed by the State Bar of Texas in 1993. Mr. Ivey is licenced to practice in all courts of the State of Texas and The United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
Since 1998, he has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Houston Trial Lawyers Association, and served as a past member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association. The Texas Trial Lawyers Association was founded in 1949 to protect the rights of Texas families. Today, more than 65 years later, it remains committed to that endeavor as a steadfast defender of the civil justice system in Texas, including working hard to ensure that ordinary citizens always have a voice in the state and national legislative process.
Mr. Ivey is also a past member of the Houston Bar Association and was recognized as a Fellow of the Houston Bar Foundation for his efforts to encourage and promote activities which further the administration of justice.
Mr. Ivey is a past member of the College of the State Bar of Texas. The College of the State Bar of Texas is an honorary society of lawyers who are among the best trained attorneys in Texas. Members are qualified attorneys who are interested in both high ethical standards and improved training for all Texas attorneys. The College recognizes Texas lawyers who attend at least double the Continuing Legal Education required by the State Bar of Texas.
Mr. Ivey is "AV" rated by the Martindale-Hubble Legal Directory©, the oldest legal rating system in the country and the highest rating of excellence a lawyer can achieve. AV© Peer Review Rating shows that a lawyer has reached the height of professional excellence. He or she has usually practiced law for many years, and is recognized for the highest levels of skill and integrity.
Mr. Ivey was recognized for serveral years in the Marquis Who’s Who in American Law. That publication provides in-depth, personal biographical information on approximately 15,000 outstanding American legal professionals, the nation’s top judges, lawyers, educators, legal theorists, legal writers and editors. Mr. Ivey is currently recognized in the Marquis Who’s Who in America.
Beginning in 2007 to the present, Mr. Ivey was named a Super Lawyer in Personal Injury Law as published in Texas Monthly Magazine by Thomson Reuters. This honor is bestowed upon no more than 5% of lawyers in the State of Texas and is given only after an exhaustive selection process. Prior thereto, in 2004 and 2005, Mr. Ivey was recognized as a leading lawyer under the age of 40 whereby he was named to the list of Super Lawyers - Texas Rising Stars for two consecutive years.
Mr. Ivey was recognized multiple years by H Texas Magazine as a Lawyer for the People - Personal Injury and as one of Houston's Top Lawyers - Personal Injury Law over the past serveral years. Those honors were based on over 10,000 ballots that were sent to lawyers in the Houston area whereby those lawyers were asked to vote for one of their colleagues that they have seen in action, and also on votes received from the magazine's readers.
Currently, Mr. Ivey is listed as a Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Texas by the National Trial Lawyers. Only the top 100 lawyers for each state in the USA initially gained this recognition.
Beginning in 2016 to the present, Mr. Ivey was named to the Nation's Top One Percent, as listed by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel, demonstrating his firm is a nationally regarded practice devoted to personal injury trial law.
Mr. Ivey is married to Jane and they have three children.
|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||1993||12/05/2020|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Super Lawyers - Personal Injury||Thomson Reuters||2018|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2018|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2017|
|Super Lawyers - Personal Injury||Thomson Reuters||2017|
|Top One Percent||National Association of Distinguished Counsel||2017|
|Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award||Marquis Who's Who||2017|
|Houston's Top Lawyers - Personal Injury||H Texas Magazine||2017|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2016|
|Super Lawyers - Personal Injury||Thomson Reuters||2016|
|Top One Percent||National Association of Distinguished Counsel||2016|
|Super Lawyers - Personal Injury Law||Thomson Reuters||2015|
|Best Lawyers in Houston - Personal Injury||Houstonia Magazine||2015|
|Top One Percent||National Association of Distinguished Counsel||2015|
|Houston's Top Lawyers - Personal Injury||H Texas Magazine||2015|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2015|
|Houston's Top Lawyers - Personal Injury||H Texas Magazine||2014|
|Super Lawyer - Personal Injury Law||Thomson Reuters||2014|
|Best Lawyers in Houston - Personal Injury||Houstonia Magazine||2014|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers Association||2014|
|Texas' Top Rated Lawyers - Personal Injury||Texas Lawyer Magazine||2013|
|Best Lawyers in Houston - Personal Injury||Houstonia Magazine||2013|
|Super Lawyer - Personal Injury Law||Thompson Reuters||2013|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Texas||National Trial Lawyers Association||2013|
|Texas' Top Rated Lawyers - Personal Injury||Texas Lawyer Magazine||2012|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Texas||National Trial Lawyers Assocation||2012|
|Super Lawyer - Personal Injury Law||Thomson Reuters||2011|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Texas - 2011||National Trial Lawyers Assocation||2011|
|Houston's Top Lawyers - Personal Injury||H Texas Magazine||2010|
|Super Lawyer - Personal Injury Law||Thomson Reuters||2010|
|Super Lawyer - Personal Injury Law||Law & Politics Magazine||2009|
|Lawyer for the People - Personal Injury||H Texas Magazine||2009|
|Super Lawyer - Personal Injury Law||Law & Politics Magazine||2008|
|Super Lawyer - Personal Injury Law||Law & Politics Magazine||2007|
|Houston's Top Lawyers - Personal Injury||H Texas Magazine||2007|
|Best Lawyers in Houston||H Texas Magazine||2006|
|Leading Lawyer Under the Age of 40||Law & Politics Magazine||2005|
|Leading Lawyer Under the Age of 40||Law & Politics Magazine||2004|
|Principal||Ivey Law Firm, P.C.||2009 - Present|
|Partner||Ivey & Kadlec, L.L.P.||1997 - 2009|
|Associate||Holland & Associates||1995 - 1997|
|Associate||Holland & Stephens||1993 - 1995|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Trial Lawyers||Diplomat||2011 - Present|
|Texas Board of Legal Specialization||Board Certified Personal Injury Trial Law||2004 - Present|
|Houston Trial Lawyers Association||Board of Directors||1998 - Present|
|Association of Trial Lawyers of America||Past Member||N/A|
|Houston Bar Association||Past Member||N/A|
|Houston Bar Foundation||Fellow||N/A|
|Texas Trial Lawyers Association||Board of Directors||2009 - 2011|
|College of the State Bar of Texas||Member||2005 - 2009|
|Currents: International Trade Law Journal||NAFTA and the Environment: Public Citizen v. Office of United States Trade Representative, 91-1916 (D.D.C. Aug. 1, 1991)||1991|
|South Texas College of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1992|
|University of Texas, Austin||B.A.||1989|
|Building Blocks for a Successful PI Practice||The Good, the Bad and the Ugly - TV Advertising||2010|
|TTLA Car Wrecks Seminar||Effective Opening Statements||2005|
|James Hall v. Brittany Anne Denhart; Gene Alan Vencil and Gene Vencil Equipment Services||Plaintiff, James Hall, awarded $380,020.15.|
|Gina Vale Fraley, Ind. and A/N/F of Kristin Fraley, a Minor, v. Sunsource, Inc., D/B/A Air-Dreco, et al.||Plaintiff, Gina Fraley, awarded $230,432.00.|
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