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We believe in winning. We believe in our clients. We believe in and respect our justice system. We believe in juries. We are proud of the wide range of cases in which we have been involved. The Buzbee Law Firm is routinely involved in high stakes litigation. We like contingency fee arrangements, because such an arrangement incentivizes us by allowing our firm to participate in the success we obtain. In those rare cases when we work at an hourly rate, we charge more than the run-of-the-mill firm. We believe we are worth it and our experience demonstrates that our clients believe it, too.

The Buzbee Law Firm is routinely called upon to serve in leadership positions in high profile litigation. We relish these opportunities, because we believe that our clients benefit from it. We are currently involved in litigation involving various drugs, the Chevron Richmond Fire Litigation, the NFL Concussion Litigation, the BP Benzene Litigation (Liaison Counsel), the Deepwater Horizon Explosion Litigation, the Port Arthur Oil Spill Litigation, the FEMA Toxic Tort Trailer Litigation (Steering Committee), the Reno Air Crash Litigation, and others. We welcome opportunities to partner with ethical lawyers with good cases who need our expertise, resources, and capital to bring high dollar litigation to fruition.

For potential new cases, contact us via email at inquiry@txattorneys.com or call the office toll-free at 1-800-992-5393.

SOME EXAMPLES:

The Buzbee Law Firm was instrumental in putting together a $70 million claims fund as a result of the Reno Air crash and resulting litigation.

The Buzbee Law Firm was a integral part of a team of attorneys who collected a significant settlement exceeding $30 million from JP Morgan Chase in a breach of fiduciary duty case brought on behalf of lease-holders.

The firm has obtained multiple verdicts and settlements for injured dredge workers against companies such as Weeks Marine, Great Lakes Dredge & Dock, T.W. LaQuay, King Fisher Marine, Orion, and Mike Hooks.

The firm has obtained numerous verdicts and settlements for injured offshore workers against companies such as Rowan, Transocean, Hercules, Parker Drilling, Diamond Offshore, Nabors, and Hercules.

Trademark Infringement: represented famed singer, Jimmy Buffett, obtaining a judgment whereby the alleged infringer was briefly jailed bythe court and can never sell a Buffett-related item again.

Breach of Contract and Fraud Defense: Successfully represented famed horse trainer Bob Baffert and others in defending what was called a multimillion dollar case brought by local celebrity "Mattress Mac."

Obtained more than $200 million in substantial settlements in cases brought individuals and by a class of structure owners against Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (“TWIA”). Served as co-class counsel.

Negligence/Personal Injury: In addition to a very significant payment, through the firm's work, Centerpoint utility company agreed to change its safety policies, inspect and retrofit more than 280,000 poles, and the family received an apology from the company president. 

Represented a broker who was owed payment on notes of more than $100 million. Case settled within a few days of being hired and participating in a court hearing for a confidential amount.

Represented well known hospitality chain in an effort to prevent foreclosure, and delay payment on more than $300 million in debt obligations that creditor claimed were immediately due and payable. Due to the Firm's work, client was able to delay payment, and ultimately renegotiate the debt on favorable terms.

Breach of Contract, Plaintiff: Obtained significant settlement for the Port of Galveston in excess of $9 million.

Government Regulation: Represented highly regarded developer Blackard Group pertaining to multimillion dollar development on Galveston's West End. Having only been retained for a week, attended a hearing and convinced court to dissolve an injunction that had held up development for more than two years.

Environmental Litigation: Represented Spain's Basque Government in a case seeking remedy for the largest oil spill in Spain's history; settlement exceeded $70 million.

Products Liability: After a worker was burned with dry cleaning chemicals, the firm filed suit against the dry cleaning machine manufacturer.  Shortly after suit filed, the manufacturer agreed to settle by paying our client a significant sum and agreeing to do a nationwide retrofit of dry cleaning machines.

Offshore death case: Forced offshore company to install guards on all hose reels. Confidential settlement. Forced a major offshore drilling contractor to immediately remediate all of its oceangoing vessels to remove asbestos; class wide settlement.

Offshore collision case: Represented two workers injured in a vessel collision in the Houston Ship Channel. Both claimed back injuries, although neither was operated. Settlement reached after the firm tried and won the Defendant's Limitation Action. 

Represented a child allegedly sexually assaulted in a hospital. Case brought against the insurer who chose the facility. Case settled confidentially; in additional to payment, the facility changed its policies and procedures to prevent such from happening again.

Wrongful Death: Represented stepdaughter of infamous murderer Clara Harris; obtained significant settlement.

Antitrust/Class Actions: Represented more than 10,000 offshore drilling workers in a case alleging wage fixing, resulting in substantial class wide-settlement in which each eligible worker received money.  Case settled for $75 million. Expenses were $540,000. Fees awarded by the Court were $18 million.

Plant explosions: Represented more than 160 workers injured in the largest industrial accident in U.S. history, obtaining extremely favorable settlements and serving on the Plaintiff's steering committee.

Toxic Torts: Tried first FEMA toxic trailer test case in New Orleans Federal Court. Serve on the court-appointed Plaintiffs' Steering Committee. Case has now settled.

Toxic Torts: Appointed Liaison Counsel by the court for MDL of more than 20,000 Benzene exposure cases filed against BP.


Note: These verdicts and settlements are intended to be representative of cases handled by Tony Buzbee and The Buzbee Law Firm. As the facts and law on each case differ, these listings are not a guarantee or prediction of the outcome of any other claims.