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R. Gary Stephens

Car accident Attorney at Richmond, TX

5.0   2 reviews

also known as Robert Gary Stephens

  • Licensed for 48 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1975
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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

About R. Gary

Learn R. Gary’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    Many Million Dollar Settlements and Verdicts in Wrongful Death, Truck and Car Wrecks, Dangerous and Defective Products

    49 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Defective and dangerous products
    Many Million Dollar Settlements and Verdicts in Wrongful Death, Truck and Car Wrecks, Dangerous and Defective Products

    49 years, 450 cases

  3. Wrongful death
    Many Substantial Settlements and Verdicts in Wrongful Death, Truck and Car Wrecks, Dangerous and Defective Products

    49 years, 300 cases

43 Years Martindale-Hubbell AV Rated; Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law

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Top Lawyers in Texas Highest and Ethical Standards and Professional Excellence; Who"s Who of Preeminent lawyers,

Named, TX SupLaw TX Month Mag, 2003-2013; Cert Dip (Highest) NatCollTrAdv

R. Gary Stephens


Bd Cert Pers Inj Trial law TX Bd Leg Spec; Cert Dipl Nat Coll Tr Adv; Texas Super Lawyer in Texas Monthly Magazine, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013; Texas Trial Lawyers Association Director and Director Emeritus 1985-2007

 Professional Background:  B.B.A. University of Houston 1972; J. D. South Texas College of Law, 1975; Admitted to the State Bar of Texas, 1975; Admitted to practice:  U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fiifth Cir.; U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas; U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas; U.S. District Court for the D. C. Circuit

Memberships:  State Bar of Texas; State Bar of Oklahoma, Pro Hac Vice 2015--2018, 2019; Fort Bend County Bar Assoc; ATLA School, Reno 1976; AAJ, formerly A.T.L.A, Pres Cl, Lead F 2003-2008, NatFinCoun, Founding JusLComm 1995-1996, 2007-2008 & 2011-12, Nat CollTrAdv; HTLA; TTLA, (Past Dir 1982-1992); TTLA, Chmn Fund Comm, 1992-93; TTLA, ChmnPolCommicComm; CollMaster AdvBarr, SenC; HBar FoundFell; RosPoundF, Fell; ChristLegSoc (Houston Chapter); (AIEG); CivJusF; TLPJ; PubCit; Tx Watch;TLColl, Gerry Spence; DipNatInstitTrAdv; Coll SBOT; HBA, AdminJusComm2008-11; ABA ProdLiabPremLiab VCh1980-85

 Primary Area(s) of Practice

 Forty-three (43) years trial exp over 300 trial, 1000s cases in prod liab, wr death, int torts quad, parapl, TBI, med mal, ins bad faith, admir, comm truck acc, veh roll-over, grade crossing wrecks, libel and slander, comm lit, Burns, pipeline expl, process safety.

 Teaching & Publications

Adj Prof Torts, 1980-82; Prod Liab 1981-1983 (STCL); Col SBOT 1998-2002; FacTXC TrAdv FedCivPracInst; ABA VChmn Prod Liab, Gen LiabConsLawComm (1979-1984). Author: "Products Liability, A Survey of Judicial Adoption", ABA, San Francisco, 1982; Locating the Punitive Damages Witness (ATLA, 1995).

Civil Involvement

Chmn Bd, Hobby Comm Bank (1987-1990), Fin Comm, FirstBapHou(1993-95, 1998-00), ). Apart min for FBC at Brompton (1989-91). Mayor Bill White's Mayor's Vet Task F COH 2007-08. USAF (1963-67). 

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R. Gary Stephens


Stephens & Stephens
6310 Olde Pecan Drive
Suite 200
Richmond, TX, 77406-8668

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5.0 / 5.0
  2 customer reviews
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Posted by Sharon | September 5, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr. Stephens is an exceptional attorney. He has represented me in 2cases. He’s personable, trustworthy, honest, and knowledgeable. Mr. Stephens takes the time to listen to his clients and makes himself available any time day or night. I would highly recommend Mr. Stephens to anyone in need of an attorney. His office staff is also wonderful to work with. One case was settled to my satisfaction and one is pending.
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Posted by Kristal | July 12, 2014
Greetings, . Thank you for this opportunity and platform to share with Avvo how this God send man helped me during my delema with Statefarms. Gary used his years of vast knowledge and 25 yrs of kickin dragon to win justice for me and my family!!! Gary and his family are forever engraved in my heart! Sincerely, Kristal A. Armstrong
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Response from R. Gary Stephens April 17, 2018
Great and lovely client. Krystal asked for very little and we were able to do so, so much to help her. My thanks to Krystal for selecting our firm.


  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Stephens & Stephens
  • 1981 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Kronzer, Abraham & Watkins
  • 1975 - 1981


  • South Texas College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1975
  • University of Houston, main campus
  • B.B.A. - Bachelor of Business Administration
  • 1972

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Peterson vs. USA
  • Court found government liable. Government paid $9 million


  • College of Barristers
  • Senior Counsel
  • 2004 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 1975 - Present
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1975 - Present
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Past Director
  • 1985 - 1998
  • Houston Trial Lawyers Association
  • Past Director
  • 1982 - 1992
  • South Texas College of Law
  • Adjunct Professor
  • 1980 - 1983
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Diplomate of Trial Advocacy
  • National Institute of Trial Advocacy
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2008
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2007
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2006
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2005
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2004
  • Super Laywers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2003
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  • ATLA
  • Locating the Punitive Damages Witness
  • 1995
  • American Bar Association publication
  • Products Liability, A Survey of Judicial Adoption
  • 1982

Speaking Engagements

  • Texas A&M Maritime Academy
  • Admiralty law
  • 1986
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Products Liability Law
  • 1982
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Torts
  • 1981

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (2)
Endorse R. Gary
Car accident Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I have known Gary since 1985. He helped me cut my teeth in the litigation arena. He is very knowledgeable and trial savvy. I recommend him."
Defective and dangerous products Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Wrongful death Attorney | Dec 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Gary is an outstanding attorney. He is ethical and professional. He is a skilled trial lawyer. I recommend and endorse Gary."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know Robert Gary Stephens to be an outstanding lawyer with the highest standards of ethics and honesty. You can trust him to provide the best quality of legal services and have only your best interests in mind."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work.I have worked with Gary Stephens on several cases through the years. He does an excellent job and will do it right. My clients have always been extremely satisified with his work. He is one of the best in the personal injury field. I just enjoy working with him. G. Dwayne Pruitt"
Personal injury
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