Stephen M. Fernelius

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Houston, TX

Fernelius Simon PLLC
 | 1221 McKinney Street, Suite 3200
Houston, TX 77010
Phone: 713-654-1200
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1991
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Defense (70%),
  • Civil Litigation: Defense (20%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Defense (10%)
Attorney Profile

As managing member of Fernelius Simon PLLC, Stephen Fernelius focuses his commercial and environmental litigation practice in the Houston area, as well as throughout Texas. With extensive experience representing mass torts, catastrophic litigation, product liability and more, Mr. Fernelius has successfully defended many high-profile cases, and has represented more refinery and chemical plant explosion cases than most of his peers.

Mr. Fernelius graduated cum laude from Georgetown University with a Bachelor of Science in foreign service in 1998, and then went on to receive his Juris Doctor with honors from the University of Texas School of Law in 1991. He is admitted to practice law in Texas, as well as before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas. In addition to serving on the American Bar Association, Mr. Fernelius is a member of the State Bar of Texas and is active in such groups as the International Association of Defense Counsel and the Defense Research Institute. He is also honored to be included as an associate member of the American Board of Trial Advocates.

As well as receiving a peer rating of AV-Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell, Mr. Fernelius has been featured in The Best Lawyers in America** from 2008 to the present. His experience makes him highly sought after for speeches and presentations regarding corporate crises and catastrophic event litigation.

Mr. Fernelius also serves as an alumni admissions interviewer for Georgetown University, is corporate counsel for the non-profit Fort Bend Education Foundation and enjoys coaching youth baseball and volunteering for the First Colony Little League in Sugar Land, Texas.

*AV-Preeminent and BV-Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 **The Best Lawyers in America® 2013. Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (70%)

Civil Litigation (20%)

Personal Injury - Products (10%)

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Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2017

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About Stephen Fernelius

Admitted 1991, Texas

Professional Webpage: http://trialattorneytx.com/default.aspx?menuitemid=309

Honors and Awards:

  • With Honors, University of Texas School of Law, 1991
  • Martindale-Hubbell: AV Peer Review Rated
  • Best Lawyers In America, Mass Torts, 2008 - Present
  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • Texas, 1991
  • Associate Member, American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Defense Research Institute
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • American Bar Association

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Co-Author, "A Practical Guide for Conducting Extra-Territorial Discovery for Use In U.S. Litigation," (1st and 2nd Editions)
  • Co-Author, "Effective Representation in Difficult Times: Assisting Your Client in Times of Crisis," Spring 2009, ABA Mass Tort Journal
  • Various CLE Presentations Concerning the Admissibility of Documentary Evidence at Trial and Contribution and Indemnity under Texas Law
  • Numerous Presentations Regarding the Preparation for and Handling of Corporate Crises and Litigation Arising from Catastrophic Events

Educational Background:

  • Georgetown University, B.S. in Foreign Service, Cum Laude, 1988

Industry Groups

  • Oil & Gas
  • Refining And Chemicals
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    Office Location for Stephen M. Fernelius

    1221 McKinney Street
    Suite 3200
    Houston, TX 77010

    Phone: 713-654-1200

     

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    Last Updated: 1/25/2017

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