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Richard J Plezia

Richard J Plezia


Insurance Bad Faith and Personal Injury Lawyer
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Richard J. Plezia & Associates
Houston, TX

About Richard J Plezia

Attorney Biography

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.

Mr. Plezia obtained both his undergraduate degree and his law degree from Baylor University, earning accolades including Phi Delta Phi, Order of Barristers, and membership in the Harvey M. Richey Moot Court Society.

Mr. Plezia has been admitted to practice in Texas, Mississippi, and Georgia, along with the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court. He has participated in litigation in almost all 50 states. He has testified in committees of both the Texas House of Representatives and the State Senate on a wide range of laws that could impact both consumers and Texas families, including recreational use, maritime procedure, venue, community projects, construction projects, automobile tires, and more.

He is proudly married to his wife of 25 years, and enjoys being a father to their four daughters.


Practice Areas

 
Insurance Bad Faith (24%)
 
Personal Injury (23%)
 
Admiralty and Maritime Law (18%)
 
Civil Trial Law (18%)
 
Products Liability (17%)

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Résumé - Richard J Plezia

Bar Licenses

Texas State Bar
Texas
Member in Good Standing
1990

Georgia State Bar
Georgia
Member in Good Standing
2005

Mississippi State Bar
Mississippi
Member in Good Standing
2004

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Work Experience

Richard J. Plezia & Associates
Partner - The Law Offices of Richard J. Plezia & Associates
2009

Partner - Plezia, McLemore, Reddell, Ardoin & Story
20062009

Partner - Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Matthews & Friend
19962006

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Education

Baylor Law School
Baylor Law School
Juris Doctor
1990

Baylor University
B.B.A.
1989

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Specialty Certifications

Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Board Certified Specialist
Personal Injury Trial Law
Texas Board of Legal Specialization
1996

Associations

Texas Trial Lawyers Association
Texas Trial Lawyers Association

Houston Trial Lawyers Association
Houston Trial Lawyers Association

Houston Bar Association
Member
Houston Bar Association

Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
Member
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association

Member
Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association
20042007

Associate Member
American Board of Trial Advocates
2002

Director,
Member
Houston Trial Lawyers Foundation
19972004

American Bar Association

Member
National Italian American Bar Association

Member
National Transportation Safety Board Bar Association

Member
San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association

State Bar Grievance Committee

Member
Southern Trial Lawyers Association

Member
Mississippi Trial Lawyers Association

Member
Multi Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Member
Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Member

Member
American Association for Justice (AAJ)

Member
The Verdict Club

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Awards & Recognitions

Super Lawyer
Thompson-Reuters
2015

Lifetime Member - Top 100
Princeton Global Network
2015

Super Lawyer
Thompson-Reuters
2014

Lifetime Member - Top 100
Princeton Global Network
2014

Super Lawyer
Thompson-Reuters
2013

Top 100 - Lifetime Member
Princeton Global Network
2013

Top Texas Lawyer
Texas Monthly
2013

Lawyer for the People
H Texas Magazine
2013

Super Lawyer
Thompson-Reuters
2012

Top Texas Lawyer
Texas Monthly
2012

Lawyer for the People
H Texas Magazine
2012

Super Lawyer
Thompson-Reuters
2011

Top Texas Lawyer
Texas Monthly
2011

Lawyer for the People
H Texas Magazine
2011

Super Lawyer
Thompson-Reuters
2010

Top Texas Lawyer
Texas Monthly
2010

Lawyer for the People
H Texas Magazine
2010

Super Lawyer
Thompson-Reuters
2009

Second Highest Jury Verdict - Motor Vehicle
The Texas Lawyer
2009

Top Texas Lawyer
Texas Monthly
2009

Lawyer for the People
H Texas Magazine
2009

Super Lawyer
Thompson-Reuters
2008

Top Texas Lawyer
Texas Monthly
2008

Lawyer for the People
H Texas Magazine
2008

Super Lawyer
Thompson-Reuters
2007

Top Texas Lawyer
Texas Monthly
2007

Lawyer for the People
H Texas Magazine
2007

Super Lawyer
Thompson-Reuters
2006

Top Texas Lawyer
Texas Monthly
2006

Lawyer for the People
H Texas Magazine
2006

Super Lawyer
Thompson-Reuters
2005

Lawyer for the People
H Texas Magazine
2005

Lifetime Member
Kensignton's National Registry of Who's Who

AV® Preeminent Rating
Martindale-Hubbell

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Federal Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

U.S. District and Bankruptcy Court - Southern District of Texas

U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Texas

U.S. District Court - Northern District of Texas

U.S. District Court - Southern District of Mississippi

U.S. District Court - Western District of Texas

United States Supreme Court

U.S. District Court - Northern District of Mississippi

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Richard J Plezia
Richard J. Plezia & Associates
2909 Hillcroft Street Suite 575
Houston, TX 77057
rickplezia.com
Office: 713-800-1151

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Texas Bar Membership -

Richard J Plezia - Membership information with The State Bar of Texas - Find more information about Richard J Plezia on The State Bar of Texas website including status and disciplinary history.


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