Heygood, Orr & Pearson is a Dallas, Texas-based law firm devoted to the representation of individuals and businesses seeking trial lawyers with the highest level of skill, experience and resources. 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.
Commercial Litigation Clients
We have litigated claims on behalf of local businesses, municipalities and many large corporations, including:
|Ag-Power, Inc.||Godwin Gruber, LLP|
|Amarillo National Bank||Hotels.com|
|Andrews Distributing Co.||J.C. Penney|
|AON Insurance||John Deere|
|Bank of America||Kajima Corporation|
|C2P Group||Morgan Keegan|
|Chitwood Motorsports||Morgan Stanley Dean Witter|
|City of Brownsville, Texas||PC Service Source|
|City of Dallas, Texas||Plains Capital|
|City of Garland, Texas||Rauscher Pierce|
|Compucom Systems||ROMCO Equipment Co.|
|Dallas Radiologists, P.A.||Texas Automobile Dealers Association|
|Danka Industries||Texas Smokehouse Foods|
Personal Injury and Mass Torts Defendants
We have also represented hundreds of individuals with claims for serious personal injuries, wrongful death and other tort and commercial claims. In so doing, we have taken on some of the largest corporate entities in America, including:
|Actavis Group||Merrill Lynch & Co.|
|Allstate Insurance Company||Motorola, Inc.|
|American Electric Power||Mylan, Inc.|
|American Airlines||NCR Corporation|
|BMW of North America||Oncor|
|Bank of America||Phillip Morris Incorporated|
|Chevron USA||Principal Financial Securities|
|Cigna Insurance Company||Prudential Property & Casualty Company|
|Cisco Systems||R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company|
|Columbia Healthcare Corporation||Reliant Energy Services|
|CompUSA||Sears, Roebuck & Co.|
|Conagra Foods, Inc.||Siemens Corporation|
|Continental Airlines||Southwestern Bell|
|Cooper Tire & Rubber||State Farm|
|Dow Chemical Company||Sulzer|
|Eli Lily & Co.||TXI|
|Ford Motor Co.||Union Pacific Railroad Company|
|General Electric Company||U.S. Surgical|
|General Motors||Viacom, Inc.|
|Georgia Pacific Corporation||Wachovia Bank|
|Great American Life Insurance Company||Wal-Mart|
|Great West Life Insurance Company||Watson Pharmaceuticals|
|Harley Davidson||Wells Fargo Bank|
|Johnson & Johnson||Whirlpool Corporation|
|MCI Telecommunications||Wyeth Pharmaceuticals|
Decades of Trial Experience
Despite the breadth of our legal practice, our firm’s singular focus is on trying lawsuits to verdict. The truth is that many so-called “trial lawyers” have actually tried few, if any, cases to verdict. By contrast, our board certified attorneys* have tried hundreds of cases and have been recognized for their trial acumen by being selected to the Super Lawyers List, a Thomson Reuters publication, in the State of Texas for several years in a row. **
Whether litigating a securities fraud case, a product liability case or an auto accident case, our lawyers approach every case with the assumption that it will be tried to a jury. While we aggressively seek beneficial settlements for our we also prepare each case for trial from the moment we are retained, demonstrating to our opponents our commitment and resolve to try the case if necessary.
The fact is, experienced adversaries can tell which lawyers have the commitment and resources to take their clients’ claims to trial and which are simply looking for a quick and easy settlement. Because of our experience, reputation and results, our opponents know that the lawyers at Heygood, Orr & Pearson are eager to take our clients’ cases to trial and will leave no stone unturned to make sure they get the results they deserve. By preparing each case as if it will be tried, we are able to achieve better results for our clients, whether through a verdict or settlement. We also prepare each case for trial from the moment we are retained, demonstrating to our opponents our commitment and resolve to try the case if necessary.
One of the things that sets Heygood, Orr & Pearson apart from other law firms is the fact that each of our attorneys is a “trial lawyer” in the truest sense. In fact, every one of our attorneys has trial experience, ranging from auto accident cases to commercial fraud cases to pharmaceutical liability cases. As a result of our singular focus on trying cases to verdict in courtrooms across the United States:
- Our Firm’s attorneys have tried over 200 cases to verdict.
- All three named 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 (Jim Orr, Michael E. Heygood).
- We have achieved verdicts and settlements for our clients totaling more than $200 million.
- Our law firm has tried 60% of all U.S. cases involving fentanyl pain patches and is the leading law firm in the country pursuing such cases.
- All three named partners are Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. *
- Over the last few years, our law firm has invested more than $5 million of our own money in case expenses while prosecuting our clients’ cases.
- In addition to our trial results, the firm negotiated settlements for our clients totaling more than $50 million in 2010 alone.
Contact the Law Firm of Heygood Orr & Pearson
If you need real trial lawyers to provide real solutions to your legal problems, contact us by calling toll-free at 1-877-446-9001 or by filling out our free contact form to see how we can help. You can also find us on Google+ and Facebook.
* Michael Heygood, James Craig Orr, Jr. and Eric Pearson are all Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law — Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
** Michael Heygood, James Craig Orr, Jr. and Eric Pearson were selected to the Super Lawyers List, a Thomson Reuters publication, for the years 2003 through 2014.