Kay L. Van Wey

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Dallas, TX

Van Wey, Presby & Williams, PLLC
 | 12720 Hillcrest Road, Suite 600
Dallas, TX 75230
Phone: 214-329-1350
Fax: 800-582-1042
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1983
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (20%)
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Attorney Profile

Attorney Kay L. Van Wey is the owner and founder of Van Wey Law, PLLC, in Dallas, Texas. Ms. Van Wey has more than 35 years of experience handling personal injury matters against negligent corporations. She handles matters involving defective medical products, harmful prescription drugs, hospital mistakes, medical mistakes, motor vehicle accidents, wrongful death and other serious personal injuries, representing clients throughout Dallas.

Over the course of her time practicing personal injury law, Ms. Van Wey has been involved in many significant cases resulting in substantial verdicts and settlements. In recognition of her achievements, she is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. D magazine also included her on their “D best” list multiple years in a row, and Martindale-Hubbell awarded her their highest possible rating of AV Preeminent*.

As a personal injury victim herself, Ms. Van Wey is passionate about pursuing justice for her clients. She provides personalized service to everyone she serves. She is firmly committed to helping her clients through the process of pursuing a personal injury claim and attaining justice and compensation for their injury or loss.

Ms. Van Wey earned her law degree from Oklahoma City University School of Law. She holds an active law license in Texas, Oklahoma and Illinois and before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas and the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Western Districts of Oklahoma. She is board certified in personal injury by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license 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 anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 30%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 50%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 20%Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Class Actions


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Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2021

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About Kay Van Wey

Admitted: 1983, Texas

Professional Webpage: https://www.vwpwlaw.com/about-kay-van-wey


  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocate Forum
  • Leadership Oklahoma, 1989
  • Million Dollar Advocate Forum
  • Avvo 10 Rated
  • Texas Super Lawyer, 2003 - 2018
  • 2018 National Women Trial Lawyers Award
  • Recipient of the 2018 Top 25 Brain Injury Trial Lawyers award.
  • Recipient of the 2018 D Best Lawyers
  • 2017 Recipient of Texas Trial Legend Award by Dallas Bar Association, Texas Trial Legend, 2018
  • Outstanding Young Woman of America, 1986

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Patient Safety Advocate
  • Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, ABOTA
  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court for Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma
  • Member, American Association for Justice
  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma
  • Member, Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Oklahoma
  • U.S. District Court for Eastern District of Texas
  • Member, Dallas Bar Association

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Fire in the Operating Room: A Preventable Tragedy -- Nearly 650 surgical fires occur each year. Dallas surgical fire attorney Kay Van Wey has handled surgical fire cases and has conducted extensive research on the topic. This recently published book gives patients information on how surgical fires occur and how surgical fires can be prevented. www.vanweylaw.com/reports/fire-in-the-operating-room-preventable-tragedy.cfmDownload your FREE copy of the book today, 2011
  • Adjunct Professor, Law and Medicine, SMU Dedman School of Law
  • Prescription Drug Safety: 7 Secrets the Pharmaceutical Industry Does NOT Want You to Know -- Adverse drug reactions are among the top 10 causes of death in the United States. Dallas dangerous drug attorney Kay Van Wey has fought for consumers injured by these drugs. Learn more about the tactics pharmaceutical companies use to sell you their potentially dangerous drugs by www.vanweylaw.com/reports/7-secrets-the-pharmaceutical-industry-does-not-want-you-to-know.cfmdownloading my FREE book, 2011
  • "Relational Claims", Insurance Law Seminar, 1993
  • "Relational Claims", Insurance Law Seminar, 1994
  • "Survivorship, Wrongful Death and Related Claims", Insurance and Tort Law Seminar, 1994
  • "Final Summation", Litigation and Trial Tactics Seminar, 1995
  • "Final Summation", Litigation and Trial Tactics Seminar, 1996
  • "Final Summation", Litigation and Trial Tactics Seminar, 1999
  • "Expert and Opinion Evidence", 1998
  • Kay Van Wey's free EBook entitled, How to Select the Right Personal Injury Attorney for You, is a must-have guide to navigate you through the confusion that often follows a tragic or life-altering event in your life. Grab your free copy today! VanWeyLaw.com, www.vanweylaw.com/reports/how-to-choose-the-right-personal-injury-attorney.cfm, Personal Injury Law, 2014


  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum; Settled multiple cases for over $1 million, 2017
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum; Settled multiple cases for over $1 million, 2018
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum; Settled multiple cases for over $1 million, 2016
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum; Settled multiple cases for over $1 million, 2015
  • Multiple favorable settlements for the Plaintiffs in the Dr. Duntsch, aka "Dr. Death" matter, 2017

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Appearance on Dr. Oz related to my role in ensuring justice for patients who were under Dr. Duntsch's knife.  https://www.doctoroz.com/episode/true-crime-thursday-dr-death-neurosurgeon-who-ended-killing-and-paralyzing-33-patients, 2018
  • Pill Mill Litigation, 2016
  • Lectured on Litigation and Trial Techniques


  • Linda Kelley's husband was tragically killed in an accident in 1991. She turned to Kay Van Wey for help when it came to holding the negligent parties responsible for the death of her husband.  Ms. Kelley recommends Kay Van Wey because of the compassion that she has for the people that she represents., Client Testimonial: Linda Kelley, 2011
  • Kay Van Wey will help navigate you through the confusion that follows a sometimes tragic, life-altering event that occurs in your life. She provides answers from her inside perspective that will put your mind, and the minds of your loved ones at ease. Watch her short video, and be sure to grab her free EBook resource as well to learn more., How to Select the Right Personal Injury Attorney for You, Personal Injury Law, 2014


  • Fill out a short form to begin receiving Kay Van Wey's informative newsletter to stay on top of latest safety and awareness news., Van Wey Law November Newsletter

Educational Background:

  • University of Oklahoma, B.A. in Political Science, Honors: Member, Oklahoma University President's Leadership Class (1976), 1980

Industry Groups

  • American Association For Justice
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Dallas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
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Office Location for Kay L. Van Wey

12720 Hillcrest Road
Suite 600
Dallas, TX 75230

Phone: 214-329-1350

Fax: 800-582-1042

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Last Updated: 4/9/2021

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