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Les Weisbrod

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According to Michael Rustad, a Professor of Law at Suffolk University Law School in Boston, who has done extensive research on punitive damage awards, "Les Weisbrod has obtained more medical malpractice punitive damage jury verdicts for his clients than any other attorney in the United States."


His $31 million verdict against Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas in 2003 was one of the top 100 verdicts in the United States.


Les Weisbrod has been dubbed the “pitbull” of the Texas medical malpractice bar. His tenacity and relentless pursuit of discovery is demonstrated by his appellate cases including: Barnes v. Whittington, 751 S.W.2d 494 (Tex. 1988) (orig. proceeding); Walker v. Packer, 827 S.W.2d 833 (Tex. 1992) (orig. proceeding); and S.A.B. v. Schattman, 838 S.W.2d 290 (Tex. App.--Fort Worth 1992) (orig. proceeding).


Since May 1986, Mr. Weisbrod has tried or settled over 179 medical malpractice and medical product cases that have each resulted in verdicts or settlements of $1,000,000 or more for his clients.


Mr. Weisbrod received his B.A. magna cum laude in 1975 from Claremont Men’s College and his J.D. in 1978 from Southern Methodist University Law School, and he is Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Personal Injury Trial Law and Civil Trial Law.


He is a past president of the Dallas Trial Lawyers Association in 1993 and has been a member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association Board of Directors since 1990. Mr. Weisbrod has served as President, President-Elect, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and Parliamentarian of the American Association for Justice (AAJ) (formerly ATLA).


Mr. Weisbrod has also served on the AAJ Board of Governors since 1998 and has served on the 17-member Executive Committee of AAJ since 2001. Mr. Weisbrod was the founding Co-Chair of AAJ’s Birth Trauma Litigation Group in 1991, founding Co-Chair of AAJ’s Medical Negligence Litigation Group in 1999, and Chair of AAJ’s Professional Negligence Section in 1996.


In 1990, he was chosen as a Rising Star of the ATLA and presented a paper entitled, "Dirt and Greed: A New Look at Medical Malpractice Cases." He is a contributing author to the 1996 text Operative Obstetrics published by Williams & Wilkins, and co-author of the Drugs & Medical Devices chapter in AAJ’s Litigating Tort Cases.


He has lectured to lawyer groups across the U.S., Canada, England and Australia, and has written extensively on medical malpractice and medical product topics. He is recognized nationally and internationally as one of the top plaintiff’s medical malpractice trial lawyers in the United States.


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Areas of Practice

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Birth Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Personal Injury

Certifications / Specialties

  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization

    Personal Injury Trial Law

  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization

    Civil Trial Law

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% Devoted to Litigation

Pro Bono Activities

  • Jewish Family Service of Dallas

    1989 - 1992 Vice President

  • Jewish Family Service of Dallas

    1993 - 1994 President

Past Employment

  • 1973 State Representative

    Jim Mattox - Austin, Texas
    Legislative Aide

  • 1974 U.S. Representative

    Alan Steelman - Washington, D.C.
    Legislative Aide

  • 1975 State Representative

    Jim Mattox - Austin, Texas
    Administrative Assistant

  • 1975 Texas House of Representatives

    Austin, Texas
    House Study Group - Staff Director

Education

  • Southern Methodist University

    School of Law - J.D.
    Dallas, Texas

  • Claremont Men's College

    Claremont, California, 1975 B.A.
    Honors: Magna Cum Laude

Bar Admissions

  • Texas
  • Arkansas
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals

    District of Columbia
    Fifth Circuit

  • U.S. District Court

    Northern District of Texas
    Western District of Texas
    Eastern District of Texas
    Southern District of Texas
    Eastern District of Arkansas
    Western District of Arkansas
    Western District of Oklahoma

Published Works

  • "The Hospital Committee Privilege After Barnes vs. Whittington"

    Texas Trial Lawyers Forum, 1988

  • "Settlement Week"

    Texas Legislature, 1989

  • Continuing Legal Education Seminars

    Topics: Health Law, Medical Malpractice, & Litigation

  • "Operative Obstetrics"

    (Contributing Author)O’Grady & Gimovsky, 1995

  • "Investigating the Defendant Doctor"

    Trial Magazine, 1996

  • "Attacking the Brachial Plexus Injury Defense"

    (Co-Author), Trial Medical Malpractice, 2001

  • "Litigating Tort Cases: Drugs & Medical Devises, Chapter 60"

    ATLA/AAJ

Honors & Awards

  • US NEWS: Best Lawyers®
    Lawyer of the Year

    2017: Medical Malpractice
    2016: Product Liability
    2015: Medical Malpractice

  • D-Magazine
    Best Lawyers in Dallas

    2015-2017:
    Medical Malpractice & Personal Injury
    2012-2013:
    Medical Malpractice & Personal Injury
    2002-2005:
    Medical Malpractice

  • 2013 Harry M. Philo Award

    American Association for Justice

  • 2012 Dan Cullan Memorial Award

    American Association for Justice
    Birth Trauma

  • 1999-2005 Wiedemann & Wysocki Award

    American Association for Justice

  • Texas Super Lawyers

    2003-2010 Texas Monthly

  • 1990-2015 AV-Rated Attorney

    Martindale-Hubbell

Classes / Seminars Taught

Associations & Memberships

  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum

    Member

  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum

    Member

  • American Association for Justice

    2009 President
    2007 - 2008 President-Elect
    2006 Vice President
    2005 Secretary
    2004 Treasurer
    2003 Parliamentarian
    1998 Present - Board of Governors
    2000 Present - Executive Committee
    2002 Chair, President’s Task Force on Medical Malpractice
    1999 - 2007 Birth Trauma Litigation Group
    1991 - 1993 Founding Co-Chair
    1999 - 2007 Medical Negligence Information Exchange Group
    1999 - 2000 Founding Co-Chair
    1992 - 2007 Professional Negligence Section
    1996 - 1997 Chair
    2001 - 2006 Section and Litigation Group
    Coordination Committee
    2003 - Chair
    2002 - 2006 Public Affairs Committee
    2005 - 2007 Convention Planning Committee
    2004 - 2006 Chair, Membership Oversight Committee
    2006 - 2007 Vice-Chair
    2002 - 2006 Leaders Forum Committee
    2004 - 2007 Trustee, Civil Justice Foundation
    1992 - 2007 Professional Negligence Section
    1996 - 1997 Chair
    1998 - 1999 Communication
    Computers and Law Office Technology Committee
    1992 - 1993 Scientific & Medical Integrity Committee
    1998 - 2005 PAC "M Club Eagles"
    2000 - 2005 Leaders Forum
    1999 - 2003 Charter Member, President’s Club
    2002 - 2003 Coordinator, Leadership Training Program for ATLA Board of Governors
    2002 - 2003 Committee Chairs

  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association

    1990 - Present - Director
    1988 - 1990 Associate Director

  • Dallas Trial Lawyers Association

    1989 - Present - Treasurer
    1993 - President
    1992 - President-Elect
    1991 - Vice President
    1990 - Secretary

  • Pan-European Organization of Personal Injury Lawyers (PEOPIL)
  • American Society of Law and Medicine
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association
  • Dallas and American Bar Associations
  • State Bar of Texas
  • ABOTA (American Board of Trial Advocates)
  • Dallas County Settlement Week

    1988 - Chairman