David L. Perry of Perry & Haas, Attorneys at Law, has been lead counsel in numerous cases against major corporations and has achieved verdicts and settlements in primarily personal injury and death cases in excess of $1 billion. David Perry is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and is a Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. David maintains an active practice as a trial attorney as well as being a legal advisor to other personal injury attorneys through True
David Perry: Born
Austin, Texas, November 7, 1942.
Admitted to bar: 1967,
State Bar of Texas and U.S. District Court, Southern
District of Texas, 1970; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth
Circuit, 1987; U.S . Supreme Court, 1995; U.S. District
Court, Western District of Texas, 1997; US District
Court, Eastern District of Texas, 1997. Certified,
Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
of Texas (L.L.B., 1967). Phi Delta Phi; Order of
Listed in: The
Best Lawyers in America®, Nominated Trial Lawyers
for Public Justice 2005 Trial Lawyer of the Year.
Academy of Trial Lawyers; National Board of Trial Advocacy;
Texas Bar Foundation.
Member: The Association of Trial Lawyers of America (Board of Governors, 1989-1990); Texas Trial Lawyers Association (President, 1988-1989); Attorneys Information Exchange Group (AIEG) ( Executive Committee, 1983 -present); American Bar Association; State Bar of Texas; The College of the State Bar of Texas; Corpus Christi Bar Association and American Board of Trial Advocates.
During the period 1991-1999, Mr. Perry served as a member of the Supreme Court Task Force on Revision of the Texas Rules of Civil Discovery and the Supreme Court Advisory Committee on the Rules of Civil Procedure, and was a member of the Subcommittee charged with drafting the 1999 revisions to the Rules of Civil Discovery.
Reported Cases: Ford Motor Co. v. Durrill, 714 S.W. 2d 329 (Tex. App.--Corpus Christi 1986, Writ Dism'd. By Agr.); Garcia v. Peeples, 734 S.W. 2d 343 (Tex. 1987); Bell Helicopter Co. v. Bradshaw, 594 S.W.2d 519 (Tex. Civ. App.--Corpus Christi 1979, writ ref'd n.r.e.); United States ex rel Thompson, 938 F. Supp. 399 (S.D. Tex. 1996), rev'd, 125 F. 3d. 899 (5th Cir. 1997), on remand to, 20 F. Supp.2d 1017 (S.D. Tex. 1998).
Practice Area: Personal
Injury Trial Law. David Perry has been lead counsel
in non-class-action cases, achieving verdicts
and settlements for individuals, primarily personal
injury and death cases involving a total of verdicts
and settlements in excess of $1 billion. The cases
include confidential settlements (Durrill v. Ford
Motor Co.) and (Caballero
v. Esenjay Petroleum). David Perry and René Haas,
along with their client, John Caballero, were awarded
the ATLA Steven J. Sharp Public Service Award in 1999.
In addition, David Perry represented victims and families
involved in eight tragic Crown Victoria Police Interceptor
fires forcing Ford Motor Company to add life-saving
shields to protect Crown Victoria Police Interceptor
fuel tanks. David Perry and René Haas also recently
represented families in six of the major cases arising
out of the 2005 BP Texas City Refinery explosion, achieving
substantial settlements for all of their clients in
only 4 months from the date of the explosion.
Perry & Haas does not offer any guarantee of
Past success in litigation does not guarantee success in any new or future
Our web site describes some of the cases that the attorneys of Perry & Haas have worked on in the past.
Our description of those cases is summary in nature.
You should be aware that the results obtained in each of the cases we have
worked on was dependent on the particular facts of each case. The results of
other cases will differ based on the different facts involved.