J. R. Phenix

Top rated personal injury attorney in Henderson, Texas

Phenix & Crump, PLLC
J. R. Phenix
Phenix & Crump, PLLC

Practice Areas: Personal injury, Civil litigation, Estate & trust litigation; view more

Licensed in Texas since: 1984

Education: Baylor Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2012, 2019 - 2022

Phenix & Crump, PLLC

118 South Main
Henderson, TX 75654 Visit website

Details

A managing partner at Phenix & Crump Law Firm in Henderson, Texas, J. R. "Rusty" Phenix serves clients across east Texas, including Carthage, Jacksonville, Lufkin, Kilgore, Nacogdoches and Rusk. His practice is focused on personal injury law, and he works on cases involving:

  • Commercial vehicle accidents 
  • Car wrecks
  • Products liability
  • Medical malpractice
  • Nursing home neglect
  • Wrongful death

Mr. Phenix is a Baylor University graduate, completing his bachelor’s with a major in history in 1982 and his Juris Doctor in 1984. The same year, he passed the bar and got his license to practice in Texas. His other bar admissions include the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit and the U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of Texas.

Board-certified in civil trial advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, Mr. Phenix has a successful track record throughout the state of Texas. He is also certified in personal injury and civil trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Rated 10 out of 10 on Avvo, he is a zealous advocate for people injured by others’ negligence. Furthermore, he has been chosen to be a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

The National Trial Lawyers has listed Mr. Phenix as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers and he has been voted the Best Trial Lawyer in Henderson, Texas, by The Henderson News. A diligent member of the local community, he has devoted several hours to pro bono legal services over the years. He is also the executive board member of the East Texas Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates.

Maintaining professional affiliations with several prominent legal associations, Mr. Phenix is a member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the East Texas Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association for Justice. 

Practice areas

Personal injury - general: plaintiff, Civil litigation: plaintiff, Estate & trust litigation, Personal injury - medical malpractice: plaintiff

Focus areas

Animal bites, Motor vehicle accidents, Personal injury - plaintiff, Slip and fall, Wrongful death, Construction accident, Brain injury, Sexual abuse - plaintiff, Trucking accidents, Premises liability - plaintiff, Will contests, Medical malpractice

  • 60% Personal injury - general: plaintiff
  • 20% Civil litigation: plaintiff
  • 10% Estate & trust litigation
  • 10% Personal injury - medical malpractice: plaintiff

First Admitted: 1984, Texas

Professional Webpage: https://www.phenixlawfirm.com

Educational Background:
  • Baylor University, B.A. in History, 1982
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Rusty was one of the final six candidates to be elected as the Alumni Elected Regent to Baylor University, 2018
Representative Clients:
  • Settlement of an auto accident in the amount of $500,000.00, 2019
Honors/Awards:
  • Voted Henderson's Best Law Firm, Henderson News, 2020
  • Voted Henderson Best Law Firm, Henderson News, 2021
  • Voted Henderson's Best Law Firm for the third consecutive year, Voted Henderson's Best Law Firm , Henderson News, 2019
  • J. R "Rusty" Phenix is a member of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Member, The Million Dollar Advocates Forum Since 2012, 2019
  • The Phenix & Crump law firm was voted Henderson's Best Law Firm for 2018, Henderson's Best Law Firm, Henderson News, 2018
  • Rusty was voted Henderson's Best Trial Lawyer, Voted the Best Trial Lawyer in Henderson Texas, Henderson Daily News, 2017
  • J. R. "Rusty" Phenix is a member of The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers Since 2014, 2019
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Donated over 75 hours in Pro Bono legal services, 2021
  • Donated over 75 hours in pro bono legal services..., 2019
  • Donated over 75 hours in pro bono legal services to the poor, 2020
  • Donated over 75 hours in pro bono legal services, 2016
  • Donated over 75 hours in pro bono legal services, 2015
  • Donated over 75 hours in pro bono legal services, 2017
  • Donated over 75 hours in pro bono legal services, 2018
  • Service on State Bar Grievance Committee, 1996, 1996
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Recognized by Super Lawyers as one of the top trial lawyers in the State of Texas, 2021
  • Executive Board Member of the East Texas Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates from 2016 to present - Past President, 2022
  • Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law and Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization from 1994 to present, 2022
  • Member American Board of Trial Advocates from 2012 to present, 2022
  • Board Certified in Civil Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization from 1994 to present, 2022
  • Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy from 1998 to present, 2022
Verdicts/Settlements:
  • Settled Log Truck Accident for $325,000.00, 2021
  • Settled post procedure recovery room fall, medical malpractice claim for $125,000.00 , 2021
  • Settled car accident claim for $275,000.00 , 2021
  • Settlement - Trip and Fall Claim - $145,000.00, 2020
  • Settlement - Premises Liability Claim - Fireworks Accident - $300,000.00 , 2020
  • Settlement - Trucking Accident - $300,000.00, 2020
  • Settlement - Trucking Accident - $350,000.00, 2020
  • Car Wreck, Plaintiff rear-ended - Settlement $350,000., 2020
  • Settlement of Trucking Accident case for $2,000,000.00, 2017
  • Settled uninsured motorist and insurance agent E&O claim -$287,500.00, 2020
  • Settlement of a Car accident claim for $500,000.00, 2017
  • Settlement of Car - Tractor accident claim for $367,000.00, 2019
  • Settlement of a defamation claim in the amount of $150,000.00. , 2018
  • Settlement of a trucking accident claim for the amount of $1,250,000.00, 2018
  • Judgement on verdict in a trucking accident claim in the amount of $431,222.78, 2015
  • Verdict in a car accident claim in the amount of $333,707.94, 2015
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Member Texas Trial Lawyer's Association since 1984, 2022
  • Member TEX-ABOTA Awards Committee , 2022
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1985., 2022
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 2022
  • Member, East Texas Trial Lawyers Association, 2022
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2022
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas Since 1986, 2022
  • EAST TEX-ABOTA (American Board of Trial Advocates) Past President, 2022
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100, 2022
  • Past President - East-Tex ABOTA Executive Board Member of Executive Board since 2016., 2022
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 2022
  • Member, American Association for Justice Since 1984, 2022

Office location for J. R. Phenix

118 South Main
Henderson, TX 75654

Phone: 903-392-0616

Selections

6 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2012, 2019 - 2022

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