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J. R. "Rusty" Phenix

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Henderson, TX

Phenix & Crump, PLLC
118 South Main
Henderson, TX 75654
Phone: 903-657-3595
Fax: 903-657-3598
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2012, 2019 - 2021
Licensed in Texas Since: 1984
Education: Baylor Law School
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (60%), Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (20%), Estate & Trust Litigation (10%), Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

For more than 36 years, attorney J.R. "Rusty" Phenix has dedicated his career to representing clients in East Texas in their cases involving personal injury claims and general civil litigation. He has been board certified in personal injury trial law and civil trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 1994 and is also a board-certified civil trial advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. His firm Phenix, Phenix & Crump, P.C., is located in Henderson.

A graduate of Baylor Law School, Mr. Phenix has had a diverse practice with experience handling disputes involving vehicular accidents, trucking accidents, industrial accidents, gas pipeline explosions, oil field accidents, construction defects, product liability, first-party claims against insurers, condemnation, medical malpractice, will contests, oil and gas claims, and general civil litigation. He is admitted to practice before U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, and the U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of Texas.

Certificates and Credentials

About J. R. "Rusty" Phenix

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 accidnet in the amount of $500,000.00, 2019

Honors/Awards

  • 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..., 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, 2020
  • Executive Board Member of the East Texas Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates from 2016 to present - Current President, 2016
  • Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law and Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization from 1994 to present, 1994
  • American Board of Trial Advocates from 2012 to present, 2012
  • Board Certified in Civil Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization from 1994 to present, 1994
  • Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy from 1998 to present, 1998

Verdicts/Settlements

  • 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

  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1985., 2020
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 2020
  • Member, East Texas Trial Lawyers Association, 2020
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2020
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas Since 1986, 2020
  • East Tex-ABOTA (American Board of Trial Advocates)  President, 2020
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100, 2020
  • President - East-Tex ABOTA Executive Board Member of Executive Board since 2016., 2020
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 2020
  • Member, American Association for Justice Since 1984, 2020
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Office Location for J. R. "Rusty" Phenix

118 South Main
Henderson, TX 75654

Last Updated: 4/5/2021

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