Heygood, Orr & Pearson is a Texas law firm devoted to the representation of individuals and businesses seeking trial lawyers with the highest level of skill, experience and resources. Our attorneys have handled complex commercial litigation on behalf of such clients as Bank of America, 7-Eleven and Morgan Stanley. And we have represented thousands of individuals who have suffered serious personal injuries or death due to defective products or the negligence of others.
At Heygood, Orr & Pearson, we are trial attorneys in the truest sense; we are as comfortable before a judge and jury as we are drafting a legal brief. We command attention in the courtroom and enjoy the utmost respect from our adversaries. Above all, each of us is committed to bringing the highest standards of ethics and a passion for justice to every client and every case.
If you need real trial lawyers to provide real solutions to your legal problems, contact us to see how we can help.
Our Practice Areas
Class Action Lawsuits
Class action litigation is brought by a group of people who have been similarly harmed by the same party or entity. There are many benefits to class action suits, not only for the plaintiffs, but for the court system as well. In recent years, laws have been passed that make the successful resolution of class action suits more difficult for plaintiffs. As a result, successful verdicts or settlements in class action suits depend more than ever on the kind of expert legal representation you can expect from the attorneys at Heygood, Orr & Pearson.
Commercial litigation involves business disputes including claims for breach of contract, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty and other similar tort and contract claims. Due to the complex nature of business disputes, having experienced and talented legal representation is vital to obtaining a successful outcome. The attorneys at Heygood, Orr & Pearson have represented dozens of clients in commercial cases ranging in value from tens of thousands of dollars to tens of millions.
Legally and ethically, insurance companies owe their clients a duty of “good faith and fair dealing.” They must honor the insurance policy with their insured. When an insurer violates the insured’s rights or does not treat the policyholder fairly, they have committed insurance bad faith. When a valid claim is denied through bad faith insurance practices, damages may be awarded. Heygood, Orr & Pearson is committed to holding insurance companies responsible for their actions, especially towards policyholders in times of tragedy or loss.
Intellectual property refers to the rights of a person to intangible property such as patents, trademarks, and copyrights. The most common type of intellectual property litigation involves claims for patent infringement. Intellectual property litigation is intricate and requires a highly dedicated and efficient attorney in order to ensure that each case is handled in the best manner possible. The team at Heygood, Orr & Pearson has extensive experience with claims involving a variety of intellectual property issues.
The reasons for personal injury claims are numerous and varied. Personal injury generally refers to situations in which a person is harmed or killed due to the negligent actions of another party. Proving such negligence can be difficult, and skilled legal representation is required to obtain the highest possible compensation for physical, emotional and psychological injuries. Heygood, Orr & Pearson has the financial resources and the experience to achieve the best possible recovery for its clients.
The pharmaceutical and medical device industries bring in hundreds of billions of dollars annually. The greed resulting from this monumental earning capacity often causes manufacturers to put the safety of consumers at risk by designing, manufacturing and selling dangerous or defective drugs and devices. Heygood, Orr & Pearson has worked tirelessly for many years to hold drug companies and medical device manufacturers responsible for injuries and death caused by their careless behavior.
Product liability litigation occurs when harm or death befalls a consumer from proper use of a defective or dangerous product. Manufacturers may also fail to properly warn consumers about the dangers of their products. If the design, manufacturing, or marketing of a product causes it to be dangerous to consumers who use it as intended, then victims or their families may file a product liability claim and seek compensation for their injuries. Heygood, Orr & Pearson has litigated hundreds of product liability cases to favorable results for its clients.
Qui Tam Litigation
Unfortunately, more individuals and entities defraud the government than the government has resources to pursue. Qui tam litigation allows a private citizen with knowledge of the fraud, known as the whistleblower, to help the government recoup monies lost. If the information leads to a recovery, the whistleblower may be awarded a portion of that money. Heygood, Orr & Pearson has experience with the often complicated and highly specific claims that whistleblowers must submit in order to obtain a reward.