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John Kirkland Sammons

Mesothelioma and asbestos Attorney at Tomball, TX

5.0   3 reviews

also known as J. Kirkland Sammons, "Kirk" Sammons

  • State Years
    Arkansas - AR 18 years
    Texas - TX 25 years
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State AR
    Acquired 2006
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1998
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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

About John

Learn John’s areas of practice.

Recently recognized as one of the Top Lawyers in 2016, "Kirk" Sammons is the founding shareholder of Sammons & Berry, P.C.

A decorated  veteran, Kirk earned the rank of Sergeant while serving with the 3rd Armored Division during the Gulf War. After completing his military service, Kirk attended the University of Houston on the GI Bill, graduating with with a degree in Finance with membership in the Honors College.

Kirk attended law school at South Texas College of Law where he also served as an editor on both the South Texas Law Review and Currents: International Law Journal. Competitive by nature, Kirk earned numerous best speaker and best brief awards in both moot court and mock trial competitions and was the recipient of the Clements, O'Neill, Pierce & Nickens Award for Best Article on Federal Law (1996-1997). While in law school, Kirk also had the honor of serving as a judicial intern for the Chief Justice Michael H. Schneider, Sr., of the Texas First Court of Appeals.

Over the years, Kirk has tried numerous cases to verdict against some of the largest corporations in the United States, including General Motors Corporation, Union Pacific Railroad Company, BNSF Railway Company, Austin Industrial Services, Kellog Brown & Root and others.  In 2014, Kirk was recognized for obtaining one of the largest verdicts in the State of Texas on behalf of an injured refinery worker.

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Location

Sammons & Berry, P.C.
720 W. Main St.
Tomball, TX, 77375

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | September 22, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My Case
Dear Mr. Sammons, I wanted to send this thank you note to you and all your staff who worked on this settlement for me. I really appreciate all the time and effort you put into getting it for me. Thank you again. I really do appreciate what you did.
Posted by anonymous | June 3, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Industrial Accident
"I cannot say enough about your law firm. You took my case to trial when the defendant offered nothing. When the jury gave us over $4 million dollars I was so relieved. You’re the best!"
Posted by Angela | June 9, 2015
Car accident
Very timely in handling my claim. Very concerned about my health and injuries. They made sure I had the medical care I needed and that I had a fair settlement.

Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 33%-40%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Vasquez & Sammons, LLP
  • 2004 - 2009
  • Trial Attorney
  • Heard Robins Cloud & Lubel, LLP
  • 2000 - 2004
  • Attorney
  • Jones & Granger
  • 1998 - 2000
  • Sergeant
  • U S Army
  • 1987 - 1991
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Education

  • Houston College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • University of Houston, main campus
  • BBA - Bachelor of Business Administration
  • 1994

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Perez v. Pasadena Refining Services, Inc. and Austin Industrial Services, L.P.
  • Jury Verdict - $4.3 Million
  • Huffman v. Union Pacific R.R. Co., 133 S. Ct. 840
  • Denied
  • The Kansas City Southern Ry. v. Oney, 380 S.W.3d 795
  • Appellate court ruled in favor of railroad worker who had died from lung cancer.
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Associations

  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Association for Justice, Railroad Law Section
  • Past Chair
  • 2010 - 2011
  • American Association for Justice, FELA Litigation Group
  • Past Chair
  • 2009 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 2016 Top Lawyer
  • Texas Lawyer Magazine
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Top Texas Verdicts of 2014
  • VerdictSearch
  • 2015
  • 2015 Houston Top Lawyers
  • H Texas Magazine
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • 2014 Top Lawyers - Personal Injury
  • Houstonia Magazine
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • 2013 Top Lawyer - Personal Injury
  • Houstonia Magazine
  • 2013
  • 2013 Top Rated Lawyer - Transportation Law
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 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
  • Top Professionals on the Fast Track
  • H Texas Magazine
  • 2005
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Publications

  • Currents: International Trade Law Journal
  • Deciphering the Encryption Debate: An Introduction and Overview of Encryption Regulation
  • 1997

Speaking Engagements

  • American Association for Justice, Railroad Law Section
  • Just Sign Here! Railroad Strategies and Release Issues Under the FELA
  • 2011
  • American Association for Justice
  • "It's Not a Tumor" - Occupational Carcinogens and the FELA
  • 2010
  • American Association for Justice, Railroad Law Section
  • Ethical Preparation of Expert Witnesses in Railroad Cases
  • 2009
  • American Association for Justice
  • Litigation Under the FELA: The Basics
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (6)
Endorse John
Mesothelioma and asbestos Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I went to law school with Kirk. I have referred and/or worked with Kirk on several cases over our respective careers. He is a tireless advocate for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Sammons is one of the most dedicated, hardworking lawyers in Texas. A good man to have on your side."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. J. Kirk Sammons is an outstanding advocate in every way. He is as ethical as he is hardworking and I am proud to recommend him."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I am taking a moment to write this recommendation relating to Kirk Sammons because he is one of the top railroad/FELA attorneys in the Southern United States, including Texas. I have known Kirk professionally because he is intimately involved in some of the most important railroad/FELA lawyer groups on a national basis. He has been an officer in the American Association for Justice Railroad Section and the FELA group at the AAJ. During meetings of this national organization I have gotten to know Kirk and also co presented a legal seminar in the field of railroad injury law with him—presented to the nation’s largest group of railroad injury lawyers. Over a number of years we have exchanged evidence and trial information in this field. He is always exchanging information and searching for the best possible way to present evidence for his clients. Kirk has amazing determination, and if you are a client looking for an attorney that will turn over every stone in support of your case."
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Tomball Mesothelioma and asbestos Lawyer John Kirkland Sammons
John Kirkland Sammons
Mesothelioma and asbestos Attorney
Tomball, TX
Licensed for 25 years