Byron Alfred

Top rated personal injury attorney in Houston, Texas

The Alfred Firm
Byron Alfred
The Alfred Firm

Practice Areas: Personal injury, Transportation & maritime; view more

Licensed in Texas since: 2013

Education: South Texas College of Law Houston

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2022 Selected to Rising Stars: 2018 - 2022

The Alfred Firm

2211 Norfolk St.
Suite 803
Houston, TX 77098 Visit website

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Byron Alfred is the founder of The Alfred Firm in Houston, Texas, and represents innocent victims who have been injured due to no fault of their own. A staunch personal injury advocate for his clients, he takes on matters pertaining to:

  • Auto accidents, including car, truck, motorcycle and rideshare accidents
  • Premises liability, including construction and industrial accidents
  • Refinery accidents 
  • Brain and spinal cord injuries
  • Burn injuries 
  • Maritime injuries 
  • Railroad accidents 
  • Wrongful death

Board-certified in personal injury trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Mr. Alfred emphasizes on fighting for his clients throughout the life span of their case. He has taken on big corporations and has obtained many mountainous verdicts and settlements. This includes a $44 million jury verdict for a wrongful death that occurred at an ExxonMobil refinery in Texas and a successful verdict in a child molestation case by a teacher who is now serving a 65-year prison term. 

Mr. Alfred has consistently been recognized by his clients and peers for his accessible and transparent representation. He has been named to The National Black Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40 list and holds a perfect 10.0 rating on Avvo. He holds life membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum for his numerous multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements.

A football star at the University of Houston, Mr. Alfred graduated in 2007 with his Bachelor of Science degree in political science and economics. He was on the dean’s list for his final five semesters, and he ended his football career as an All-Conference Honoree and a finalist for the All-Decade team (2000-2010). 

Mr. Alfred turned his eye toward pursuing law and soon enrolled at the South Texas College of Law Houston. While in law school, he reigned victorious at the Frederick Douglass Rocky Mountain Regional Moot Court Competition, receiving “Best Brief” as part of his win with the champion team. Moreover, he was part of the Black Lawyers Student Association, the Student Bar Association and the Real Estate Law Society. He received his Juris Doctor in 2012.

Affiliated with many prominent legal organizations, Mr. Alfred is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the American Bar Association, the Houston Lawyers Association and the Houston Trial Lawyers Association. Additionally, he is a member of the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America.

Practice areas

Personal injury - general: plaintiff, Transportation/maritime

Focus areas

Motor vehicle accidents, Personal injury - plaintiff, Wrongful death, Construction accident, Brain injury, Trucking accidents, Premises liability - plaintiff, Admiralty & maritime law

  • 90% Personal injury - general: plaintiff
  • 10% Transportation/maritime

First Admitted: 2013, Texas

Professional Webpage: https://www.alfredfirm.com/byron-alfred/

Honors/Awards:
  • Received an Academic Merit scholarship and obtained a Scribes Legal Writing Award for appellate brief writing
  • $44 Million Verdict Awarded in Crane Accident Case, Texas Verdicts Hall of Fame, 2018
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel - Nation’s Top 1%, Since 2015 
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2018 
  • National Black Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40, Since 2017 
  • Life Member of Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum & Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Since 2016 
  • 10.0 AVVO Rating 
Verdicts/Settlements:
  • Obtained a $44,370,000 jury verdict on behalf of a boilermaker who suffered fatal injuries when a pipe fell onto his head and neck during a crane lift at the ExxonMobil Refinery in Beaumont, Texas.
  • Representing woman who suffered catastrophic injuries, including a traumatic brain injury, when she was rear ended by an 18-wheeler owned by Martin Transport, Inc. in Port Arthur, Texas. Damages are projected to be in the multiple millions. 
  • Representing worker who suffered catastrophic burn injuries in an incident involving a sample station at the Valero Port Arthur Refinery. Damages are projected to be in the multiple millions.
  • Representing Houston police officer who was hit by a drunk driver while making a traffic stop. Losses are reported to exceed one million dollars.
  • Representing two passengers of a vehicle that was crushed by concrete truck in Conroe, Texas. Damages are reported to exceed one million dollars.
  • Representing family of man killed by an inattentive driver in Beaumont, Texas. Losses are reported to be in the multiple millions.
  • Representing three teenage boys with autism, who were molested by a Mansfield ISD school teacher. The teacher is now serving a 65 year sentence in Federal Prison. The students and their parents are now pursuing a civil case in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas.
  • Representing family members of children who died in an apartment fire at the Arthur Square Apartments in Port Arthur, Texas.
  • Represented motorcyclist who re-injured his back after he was hit by an 18-wheeler in Katy, Texas. Byron obtained a jury verdict of $217,210.
  • Represented woman who suffered severe neck injuries in a rear end car wreck in Houston, Texas. Losses were reported in the high six figures. Case settled for a confidential amount. 
  • Represented multiple passengers who were struck by a commercial van in Beaumont, Texas. Total losses were reported at over one million dollars. Case settled for a confidential amount.
  • Represented pedestrian who suffered catastrophic injuries after he was hit by dump truck in Port Arthur, Texas. Damages were projected at over one million dollars. Cases settled for a confidential amount.
  • Represented pedestrian who was hit by an ambulance owned and operated by Acadian Ambulance Service in Port Arthur, Texas. Damages were projected in the mid six figures. Case settled for a confidential amount.
  • Represented truck driver who suffered back injuries due to a defective tandem release system on a trailer owned by Swift Transportation. Projected losses were over a million dollars. Case settled for a confidential amount.
  • Represented woman who suffered catastrophic injuries after being thrown across the cabin of an ambulance owned and operated by a Houston-based ambulance company. Losses were projected in the high six figures. Case settled for a confidential amount.
  • Represented offshore worker who suffered back injuries while working aboard a vessel owned by Ingram Barge Company. Damages were reported to be above one million dollars. Case settled for a confidential amount.
  • Represented family of a woman who died in a fire at an apartment complex in Port Arthur, Texas. The case settled for a confidential amount.
  • Represented worker who suffered injuries due to an electrocution at the Dupont industrial plant in Orange, Texas. The case settled for a confidential amount.
  • Represented worker who suffered catastrophic when he fell from a drilling rig being operated by a large oil drilling company. Losses were projected in the high six figures. Case settled for confidential amount.
  • Represented offshore worker who did not receive prompt medical care after suffering a stroke while working on a vessel owned by Transocean. Losses were projected to be over one million dollars. Case settled for a confidential amount.
  • Represented worker who suffered injuries in a crushing accident involving a forklift at an oilfield being  operated by Chesapeake Energy Services. Losses were reported to be in the seven figure range.
  • Represented multiple workers catastrophically injured during an explosion at the ExxonMobil refinery in Beaumont, Texas. Damages were documented in the multiple millions. Case settled for a confidential amount.
  • Represented the family of a military veteran who drowned at the Nine Mile Ranch water park in Cleveland, Texas. The case settled for a confidential amount and the water park is now permanently closed.
  • Represented worker who suffered a traumatic brain injury when a pallet jack fell onto his head while working in a vessel chartered by a major maritime company. The incident took place at the Port of Beaumont in Beaumont, Texas. Damages are reported to exceed one million dollars. Case settled for a confidential amount.
  • Represented family of minor who suffered brain damage after nearly drowning in a Houston apartment complex pool. Losses projected in the multiple seven figures. Case settled for a confidential amount.
Educational Background:
  • University of Houston, B.S. Economics and Political Science with a minor in African American Studies, 2007
Videos:
  • Attorney Byron Alfred, a Trial Lawyer who obtained the #1 Work Injury Verdict in Texas in 2018 ($44,370,000) for a wrongful death case at the ExxonMobil Refinery in Beaumont, Texas, gave the commencement keynote for the Port Arthur Memorial High School graduating class of 2019. Attorney Byron was a graduate of Port Arthur Memorial High School’s first graduating class in 2003. Attorney Byron returned to his alma mater to deliver a speech entitled “Start Now”. Byron Alfred is an award-winning trial attorney that has obtained several record setting settlements and verdicts on behalf of those who have suffered catastrophic injuries or death. Born and raised in Port Arthur, Texas, one of the country’s premier “Refinery Towns”, Byron has represented clients in several high-profile refinery lawsuits. In his first five years of practice, Byron has secured over $60 Million in verdicts and settlements for his clients. Most recently, Byron obtained a $44,370,000 verdict on behalf of the family of a worker that died during a turnaround at the ExxonMobil Refinery in Beaumont, Texas. During his collegiate years at the University of Houston, Byron was an All-Conference offensive lineman on the Cougars football team. In 2006, Byron’s final season, the Houston Cougars won the Conference USA Championship. Byron remains actively involved as an Alumnus at the University of Houston and proudly supports the football program. In his spare time, Byron enjoys spending time with his family, giving back to his hometown community, and supporting all things sports., Attorney Byron Alfred Returns to his Alma Mater to Give Commencement Keynote, 2018

Office location for Byron Alfred

2211 Norfolk St.
Suite 803
Houston, TX 77098

Phone: 713-470-9714

Selections

1 Year Super Lawyers
5 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2018 - 2022

Top lists

Up-and-Coming 100: Texas Rising Stars: 2022

Certificates and credentials

Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Personal Injury Trial Law

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