Richard Joseph Plezia

Richard Joseph Plezia

The Law Offices of Richard J. Plezia & Associates
  • Personal Injury, Products Liability, Maritime Law
  • Georgia, Mississippi, Texas
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Summary

Richard J. Plezia has primarily focused his extensive litigation career on civil trials in both federal and state courts, trying numerous cases to verdict. He has participated in and tried over a hundred jury trials. He is one of only a very small percentage of Texas lawyers to be board certified twice. He is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by Texas Board of Legal Specialization and Board Certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He has also been selected for membership in the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) and is AV rated by Martidale-Hubbell.

Practice Areas
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Maritime Law
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Georgia
Mississippi
Texas
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Owner
The Law Offices of Richard J. Plezia & Associates
- Current
Partner
Plezia, McLemore, Reddell, Ardoin, & Story
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Partner
Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Mathews & Friend
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Education
Baylor Law School
J.D. (1990) | Law
Honors: Phi Delta Phi. Order of the Barristers.
Activities: Member, Harvey M. Richey Moot Court Society Member, Phi Gamma Delta
Baylor University
B.B.A. (1989) | Accounting, Finance & Economics
Awards
Super Lawyers
Thompson-Reuters
Super Lawyers
Thompson-Reuters
Lawyer for the People
H Magazine
Super Lawyers
Thompson-Reuters
Top 100 - Lifetime Member
Princeton Global Network
Top Texas Lawyers
Thompson-Reuters
Lawyer for the People
H Magazine
Super Lawyers
Thompson-Reuters
Top Texas Lawyers
Thompson-Reuters
Lawyer for the People
H Magazine
Super Lawyers
Thompson-Reuters
Top Texas Lawyers
Thompson-Reuters
Lawyer for the People
H Magazine
Super Lawyers
Thompson-Reuters
Top Texas Lawyers
Thompson-Reuters
Super Lawyers
Thompson-Reuters
Second Highest Jury Verdict for Motor Vehicle
Texas Lawyer Magazine
Top Verdicts of 2009
Texas Lawyer Magazine
Top Texas Lawyers
Thompson-Reuters
Lawyer for the People
H Magazine
Super Lawyers
Thompson-Reuters
Top Texas Lawyers
Thompson-Reuters
Lawyer for the People
H Magazine
Super Lawyers
Thompson-Reuters
Top Texas Lawyers
Thompson-Reuters
Lawyer for the People
H Magazine
Super Lawyers
Thompson-Reuters
Top Texas Lawyers
Thompson-Reuters
Lawyer for the People
H Magazine
Super Lawyers
Thompson-Reuters
Life Member
Kingston’s National Registry of Who’s Who
Lawyer for the People
H Magazine
AV Preeminent Rated
Martindale-Hubbell
Professional Associations
Houston Bar Association
Member
Current
American Bar Association
Member
Current
Mississippi Trial Lawyers Association
Member
Current
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
Member
Current
Southern Trial Lawyers Association
Member
Current
San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association
Member
Current
National Italian American Bar Association
Member
Current
Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Member
Current
Multi Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Member
Current
The National Transportation Safety Board Bar Association
Member
Current
The Verdict Club
Member
Current
American Board of Trial Advocates
Member
Current
American Board of Trial Advocates - Houston Chapter
Member
Current
Texas Trial Lawyers Association
Executive Committee
- Current
Houston Trial Lawyers Association
Member
- Current
American Board of Trial Advocates
Associate Member
- Current
Texas Trial Lawyers Association
Director
- Current
American Association for Justice
Member
- Current
Texas Trial Lawyers Association
Member
- Current
Texas Trial Lawyers Association
CLE Committee - Speaker, Author, Moderator
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Texas Trial Lawyers Association
Vice President - Communications
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Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association
Member
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Houston Trial Lawyers Association
Vice President
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State Bar Grievance Cmomitte
Member
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Houston Trial Lawyers Foundation
Member
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Texas Trial Lawyers Association Advocates
Member
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Texas Trial Lawyers Association
Associate Director
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Houston Trial Lawyers Association
Director
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Recovery of Attorney Fees
Texas Bar Journal
ECM: Preserving Evidence
State Bar of Texas
Hurricane Ike: The Plaintiffs Perspective After The Storm
Texas Trial Lawyer’s Association
Comparative Responsibility and Third Party Practice
Texas Trial Lawyer’s Association
Offer of Settlement, Judgment, or Pay My Costs Please
The Advocate (State Bar of Texas)
Mediation: Effective Negotiation or Just a Game
Texas Trial Lawyer’s Association
Responsible Third Parties
Texas Trial Lawyer’s Association
Speaking Engagements
Legislative Update, Soaking up CLE, South Padre, Texas
State Bar of Texas
Legislative Update, Harris County Bench Bar Conference
Houston Bar Association
Trying Cases Under the New Supreme Court Rules, Texas Trial Lawyer’s Association
Texas Trial Lawyer’s Association
Reconstructionist – Police and Retained Experts, Texas Trial Lawyer’s Association Car Wreck Seminar
Texas Trial Lawyer’s Association
Qualifying – Disqualifying Police Officers Accident Reconstructionist, Texas Trial Lawyer’s Association Car Wreck Seminar
Texas Trial Lawyer’s Association
ECM: Preserving Evidence, Trucking Litigation
State Bar of Texas
Hurricane Ike Claims, Texas Trial Lawyer’s Association Mid Year Advanced PI Seminar
Texas Trial Lawyer’s Association
Comparative Responsibility and Third Party Practice, Texas Trial Lawyer’s Association Mid Year Advanced PI Seminar
Texas Trial Lawyer’s Association
Biomechanical Experts and Medical Causation, Texas Trial Lawyer’s Association Advanced Personal Injury SeminarTexas Trial Lawyer’s Association Car Wrecks Seminar, Austin, Texas
Texas Trial Lawyer’s Association
Protecting Your Clients Through Settlement Options, Texas Trial Lawyer’s Association Advanced Personal Injury Seminar
Texas Trial Lawyer’s Association
Preparing for the Productive Mediation, Introduction to Texas Trial Lawyer’s Association CLE
Texas Trial Lawyer’s Association
Preparing for the Productive Mediation, Maximizing Your Case Recovery
Texas Trial Lawyer’s Association
Admiralty Pointers, Texas Trial Lawyer’s Association, Key West, Florida
Texas Trial Lawyer’s Association
Responsible Third Parties, Advanced PI Seminar, Dallas, Texas
Texas Trial Lawyer’s Association
Using Technology at Trial to Win Big Verdicts, CLE at Sea
State Bar of Arizona
Deposing a Treating Cardiologist, Majority Counsel Fen-Phen Seminar, New Orleans, Louisiana
Louisiana State Bar Association
Trial on Non-Rhabdo Cases, Mealey’s Baycol Conference
Mealey’s
Technology in the Courtroom, Winning Edge Seminar
Texas Trial Lawyers Association
Cross Examination of Experts, Winning Edge Seminar
Texas Trial Lawyers Association
Current Issues Surrounding Parental Notification Law, HalfMoon Seminars CPCC Seminars
CPCC Seminars
Texas Civil Litigation, HalfMoon Seminars
Halfmoon Seminars
Texas Personal Injury Practice, HalfMoon Seminars
Halfmoon Seminars
Obtaining and Reviewing Medical Records and Working with Medical Experts, HalfMoon Seminars
Halfmoon Seminars
Protecting Your Clients Through Settlement Options, Advanced Personal Injury Seminar, Austin, Texas
State Bar of Texas
Biomechanical Experts and Medical Causation, Texas Trial Lawyer’s Association Car Wrecks Seminar, Austin, Texas
Texas Trial Lawyer’s Association
Certifications
Personal Injury Trial Law
Texas Board Of Legal Specialization
Civil Trial Advocate
National Board of Trial Advocacy
Websites & Blogs
Website
Richard J. Plezia
Social Media
Contact & Map
The Law Offices of Richard J. Plezia & Associates
11200 Westheimer Rd.
Suite 620.
Houston, TX 77042
USA
Toll-Free: (800) 428-1853
Telephone: (713) 800-1151
Fax: (281) 602-7735