Heygood, Orr & Pearson is a Dallas, Texas law firm that is devoted to providing legal representation to individuals and businesses seeking trial lawyers with the highest level of skill, experience and resources.
Our lawyers have handled complex commercial litigation cases on behalf of such corporate clients as Bank of America, 7-Eleven, and Morgan Stanley. Our firm has also represented thousands of individuals who have suffered serious personal injuries or wrongful 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.
Our attorneys have won several awards, including:
- All three name partners have been selected by their peers to the Super Lawyers List (a Thomson Reuters publication), an honor given to only the top 5% of all attorneys in Texas, for several years in a row
- Our attorneys are Board Certified in Civil Trial Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy
- All three name partners are Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization
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
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.
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. Skilled legal representation is required to obtain the highest possible compensation for physical, emotional, or psychological injuries. Heygood, Orr & Pearson has the resources and experience to achieve the best possible recovery for its clients.
Life Settlements Litigation
Heygood, Orr & Pearson is one of the most experienced law firms in the U.S. at handling life settlements litigation. Lawsuits involving life settlements have been filed on behalf of individual investors, brokers, or life settlement providers against life insurance companies. In many of these cases, insurers have attempted to avoid paying the death benefit on a valid insurance policy by claiming that it was a stranger-originated life insurance” policy, or “STOLI” insurance.
Product liability occurs when injury or death is caused by 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, victims or their families may file a product liability claim and seek compensation. Heygood, Orr & Pearson has litigated hundreds of product liability cases to favorable results for its clients.
The huge profits generated by the pharmaceutical and medical device industry 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.
Insurance companies owe their clients a duty of “good faith and fair dealing” by honoring the policy with their insured. When an insurer violates the policyholder’s rights, 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.
Qui Tam Litigation
More individuals and entities defraud the government than the government has resources to pursue. Qui tam litigation allows whistleblowers with knowledge of fraud 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 complicated, highly specific claims that whistleblowers must submit in order to obtain a reward.
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. This litigation requires highly dedicated and efficient attorneys in order to ensure that each case is handled in the best manner possible. Heygood, Orr & Pearson has extensive experience with claims involving a variety of intellectual property issues.
Class Action Lawsuits
Class action litigation is brought by a group of people who have been similarly harmed by the same party or entity. 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.