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I'm a civil trial lawyer with over 30 years of trial experience. I represent families, individuals and small businesses who have been harmed by the wrongful conduct of insurance companies and large corporations.  After representing large corporations and insurance companies for almost 24 years, I decided that I would rather represent accident victims, consumers, policyholders, and injured workers--real people. Today, I represent accident and fire victims, widows, orphans, policyholders, and other people 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 Steve Ferrell has 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.


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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 40%
    31 years, 2 thousand cases
  2. Insurance: 35%
    31 years, 500 cases
  3. Wrongful Death: 15%
    31 years, 200 cases
  4. Lawsuits & Disputes: 5%
    31 years, 2.5 thousand cases
  5. Trucking Accident: 5%
    31 years, 200 cases



Contingent (33-40%), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Attorney endorsements

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  • Andrew Michael Tolchin

    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.


    Andrew Tolchin Mediation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Jeffrey Pierce Fultz

    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.


    Jeffrey Fultz Defective and dangerous products Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

The Ferrell Law Firm, P.C.

2211 Norfolk Street
Suite 610
Houston, TX, 77098


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 198507/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
20 Consecutive Years AV Preeminent AwardMartindale-Hubbell2016
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
Client's ChoiceAVVO2015
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Houston Top LawyersHoustonia Magazine2015
Named a top Houston LawyerHoustonia Magazine2014
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Top ContributorAvvo2013
Seleted as one of Houston's Top LawyersHoustonia Magazine2013
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
FellowLitigation Counsel of America2007
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2007
Texas Super LawyerN/A2006
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2006
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2005
Texas Super LawyerN/A2005
Life FellowHouston Bar Foundation2005
Texas Super LawyerN/A2004
ABOTA ADVOCATEAmerican Board of Trial Advocates2003
Life FellowTexas Bar Foundation1996
Board Certified Civil Trial LawyerTexas Board of Legal Specialization1992
Board Certified Personal Injury Trial LawyerTexas Board of Legal Specialization1991
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Trial Lawyer and OwnerThe Ferrell Law Firm, P.C.2010 - Present
Of CounselDoyle Raizner, LLP2009 - 2010
Name Equity Shareholder and DirectorLyman, Twining, Weinberg & Ferrell, P.C.2004 - 2008
Name Equity Shareholder and DirectorBarker, Lyman, Twining, Weinberg & Ferrell, P.C.2003 - 2004
Equity ShareholderGiessel, Barker, & Lyman P.C.1993 - 2003
Participating AssociateGiessel, Barker & Lyman, P.C.1990 - 1992
AssociateGiessel, Stone, Barker & Lyman, P.C.1985 - 1989
Law ClerkTalbert, Giessel, Stone, Barker & Lyman, P.C.1984 - 1985
Association namePosition nameDuration
Houston Trial Lawyers Associationmember2009 - Present
Texas Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2009 - Present
Litigation Counsel of AmericaFellow2007 - Present
Houston Bar FoundationLife Fellow2004 - Present
American Board of Trial AdvocatesAdvocate2003 - Present
Texas Association of Civil Trial and Appellate SpecialistsMember2002 - Present
Houston Bar AssociationMember1985 - Present
State Bar of TexasMember1985 - Present
State Bar of TexasMember1985 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1985 - Present
Defense Research InstituteMember1997 - 2008
Texas Association of Defense CounselMember1993 - 2008
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
No. 11-06-00172-CV Mark Swank, et al v. Lloyd Cunningham, et al ; In the Court of Appeals for the 11th District of TexasSummary Judgment granted; AFFIRMED on Appeal
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
Port of Houston Authority v. Guillory, 814 S.W.2d 119 (Tex. App.–Houston [1st Dist.] 1991), aff’d, 845 S.W.2d 812 (Tex. 1993Jury Verdict modified and partially reversed
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Houston Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1985
University of Texas System, AustinN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1982
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
North American Brain Injury Society's 22nd Annual Conference on Legal Issues in Brain InjuryExpert Witness Testimony 1012009
Houston Bar Association Seminar: Advising Construction ClientsRecent 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, ArizonaIdentifying Insurance Coverage Issues in CGL Policies2002
Continuing Education Course for Insurance Adjusters, Nationwide Insurance Company, San Antonio, TexasDefending DWI Drivers in Civil Damage Lawsuits1998