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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

  • 2017 Lawyer of the Year

    US NEWS: Medical Malpractice

  • 2016 Lawyer of the Year

    US NEWS: Product Liability

  • 2015 Lawyer of the Year

    US NEWS: Medical Malpractice

  • 2002-2005, 2012-2013, 2015-2017
    Best Lawyers in Dallas

    D Magazine

  • 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

  • 2011-2017 Best Lawyers in America

    US NEWS

  • 2003-2010 Texas Super Lawyers

    Texas Monthly

  • 1990-2015 AV-Rated Attorney

    Martindale-Hubbell

Classes / Seminars Taught

Associations & Memberships

  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum & Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum

    Member

  • American Association for Justice

    2009 President

  • American Association for Justice

    2007 - 2008 President-Elect

  • American Association for Justice

    2006 Vice President

  • American Association for Justice

    2005 Secretary

  • American Association for Justice

    2004 Treasurer

  • American Association for Justice

    2003 Parliamentarian

  • American Association for Justice

    1998 Present - Board of Governors

  • American Association for Justice

    2000 Present - Executive Committee

  • American Association for Justice

    2002 Chair, President’s Task Force on Medical Malpractice

  • American Association for Justice

    1999 - 2007 Birth Trauma Litigation Group

  • American Association for Justice

    1991 - 1993 Founding Co-Chair

  • American Association for Justice

    1999 - 2007 Medical Negligence Information Exchange Group

  • American Association for Justice

    1999 - 2000 Founding Co-Chair

  • American Association for Justice

    1992 - 2007 Professional Negligence Section

  • American Association for Justice

    1996 - 1997 Chair

  • American Association for Justice

    2001 - 2006 Section and Litigation Group
    Coordination Committee

  • American Association for Justice

    2003 - Chair

  • American Association for Justice

    2002 - 2006 Public Affairs Committee

  • American Association for Justice

    2005 - 2007 Convention Planning Committee

  • American Association for Justice

    2004 - 2006 Chair, Membership Oversight Committee

  • American Association for Justice

    2006 - 2007 Vice-Chair

  • American Association for Justice

    2002 - 2006 Leaders Forum Committee

  • American Association for Justice

    2004 - 2007 Trustee, Civil Justice Foundation

  • American Association for Justice

    1992 - 2007 Professional Negligence Section

  • American Association for Justice

    1996 - 1997 Chair

  • American Association for Justice

    1998 - 1999 Communication
    Computers and Law Office Technology Committee

  • American Association for Justice

    1992 - 1993 Scientific & Medical Integrity Committee

  • American Association for Justice

    1998 - 2005 PAC "M Club Eagles"

  • American Association for Justice

    2000 - 2005 Leaders Forum

  • American Association for Justice

    1999 - 2003 Charter Member, President’s Club

  • American Association for Justice

    2002 - 2003 Coordinator, Leadership Training Program for ATLA Board of Governors

  • American Association for Justice

    2002 - 2003 Committee Chairs

  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association

    1988 - 1990 Associate Director

  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association

    1990 - Present - Director

  • Dallas Trial Lawyers Association

    1989 - Present - Treasurer

  • Dallas Trial Lawyers Association

    1990 - Secretary

  • Dallas Trial Lawyers Association

    1991 - Vice President

  • Dallas Trial Lawyers Association

    1992 - President-Elect

  • Dallas Trial Lawyers Association

    1993 - President

  • 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