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Kay L. Van Wey

Kay L. Van Wey

Prosecuting Complex Cases Against Powerful Opponents, For Ordinary People
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Illinois, Oklahoma, Texas
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Kay Van Wey is the founder of Van Wey, Metzler & Williams, a nationally recognized, Texas based, medical malpractice and birth injury law firm. With more than 40 years of experience representing the innocent victims of medical negligence, Kay's mission is to provide stalwart legal representation as she stands up to industry giants and healthcare institutions.

Throughout her illustrious career, Kay has garnered a multitude of professional honors. Acknowledged by her peers, she has been recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer for over 22 consecutive years. Her impressive record is a result of her tireless dedication, meticulous attention to detail, and unwavering commitment to seeking justice on behalf of her clients

Kay and her dedicated partners utilize a tailored and interactive approach to assist them in navigating this intricate legal terrain. Through her own personal family tragedy, Kay has developed a deep understanding and empathy for victims, recognizing the challenging path towards recovery and seeking justice. Motivated by the desire to effect positive change and prevent others from enduring suffering, Kay tirelessly advocates for the safety of patients.

In a well-publicized demonstration of her legal acumen, Kay spearheaded a legal team that undertook the prosecution of several civil cases against a well-known physician, famously referred to as "Dr. Death." The high-profile Dr. Death case solidified Kay's strong determination to safeguard patients and her relentless dedication to enhancing the healthcare system.

Speaking about the case, Kay explains, “I had the privilege of representing many of his (Christopher Duntsch’s) victims. Dr. Duntsch isn’t the first impaired surgeon I have ever prosecuted, and sadly he likely won’t be the last. The system has failed patients and even though Duntsch went to prison, the system was not fixed.”

Practice Area
Medical Malpractice
Birth Injury, Medical Misdiagnosis, Surgical Errors
Additional Practice Areas
  • Bowel Perforation Injury
  • Brain/Spinal Cord Injury
  • Medical Malpractice Sexual Assault
  • Wrongful Death
  • Medication Errors
  • Free Consultation
    Initial consultation is free
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Founder and Partner
Van Wey, Metzler & Williams
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We are a nationally recognized medical malpractice and birth injury law firm, based in Dallas and Houston Texas, handling cases for plaintiffs from coast to coast.
Owner and Founder
Van Wey Law, PLLC
AV Preeminent rated plaintiff's personal injury law firm. Principle office located in Dallas, Texas, but the firm handles cases throughout the United States.
Partner and Co-Founder
Van Wey & Johnson, LLP
Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation Firm.
Oklahoma City University School of Law
J.D. (1983)
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University of Oklahoma
B.A. (1980)
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Texas Super Lawyer
Texas Super Lawyers
Kay has been named a Texas Super Lawyer for nine consecutive years from 2003 to 2024.
Best Lawyers
Best Lawyers
Since 2017, Kay Van Wey has been acknowledged by Best Lawyers, featuring in their respected compilation, The Best Lawyers in America. This recognition is particularly esteemed as it is conferred based on the consensus of peer reviews.
Million Dollar & Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Professional Associations
Texas State Bar  # 20461950
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Articles & Publications
Whose Fault Is It When A Patient Falls In The Hospital?
Attorney At Law Magazine AALM
Fire in the Operating Room: A Preventable Tragedy
Personal Injury Trial Law
Texas State Bar
Board Certified Personal Injury Trial Lawyer
Texas Board Of Legal Specialization
Websites & Blogs
Van Wey, Metzler & Williams
Contact & Map
Van Wey Law, PLLC
12720 Hillcrest Road
Suite 725
Dallas, TX 75230
Toll-Free: (888) 694-8093
Telephone: (214) 329-1350
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