Chelsie King Garza

Chelsie King Garza

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Houston, TX

Chelsie King Garza, P.C.
 | 3663 N. Sam Houston Parkway East, 6th Floor #200
Houston, TX 77032
Phone: 713-893-8808
Fax: 713-893-8809
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2019
Selected To Rising Stars: 2013 - 2014
Licensed Since: 2002
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Business Litigation (20%)
Attorney Profile

 

Chelsie Garza is an experienced litigator who has tried cases extensively in state and federal court. Outside of the office, Chelsie Garza’s life is dedicated to her two children.  In order to balance a busy litigation docket and a family life, she hones her skill of multi-tasking and exploits her inability to accept down time.  Chelsie grew up sharing time between the  small California Death Valley town Trona and New York/New Jersey metroplex.  This dichotomy between small town and big city illustrates her ability to fit in anywhere.  She was educated on the East Coast, completing her undergraduate degree in New Jersey and law school in Washington, DC, yet she has put down roots in Texas.

Just as she dedicates herself to her children, she pours herself into each and every case.  Chelsie recently obtained a verdict for her client who will forever have a colostomy as a result of a botched hysterectomy.  The verdict was indented to compensate her client for both past and future harm, including medical expenses and lost wages.  Chelsie also successfully settled a claim with a major medical provider after her client was tragically rendered a quadriplegic following a routine exam.  She was able to obtain lifetime support for the client and his family.

Not only does Chelsie work to help those who have suffered horrible injuries; she has also worked on many pro bono cases. She recently handled a case that positively changed the coming and going rule for the entire State of Texas in regards to workers’ compensation. Her work on a case for former Houston Police Officer, Eluid Hinojosa, helped get him workers’ compensation benefits after he was injured during the call of duty. Chelsie worked as a zealous advocate and was able to obtain a ruling that set precedent. 

Chelsie is also actively working to improve the community and is a member of the Tahirih Justice Center. This organization was founded in 1997 to provide immigrant women and girls legal assistance to help them gain legal protection and immigration status under U.S. Law. While managing an extensive case load and donating her time to worthy causes, she still makes time for fun.  She placed third in the First Annual Abraham, Watkins Skeet Shoot.

About Chelsie King Garza

Admitted: 2002, Texas

Professional Webpage: http://chelsiegarzalaw.com/lawyers/chelsie-king-garza/

Honors/Awards:

  • Top Lawyers, Houstonia Magazine, 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers, 2014
  • Top 40 Under 40, The National Trial Lawyers, 2014
  • Super Lawyer, Texas Monthly, 2014
  • Top Laywers, H Texas Magazine, 2014
  • Rising Stars, Texas Monthly Magazine, 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers, 2013
  • Rising Stars, Texas Monthly Magazine, 2013
  • Top Texas Verdict for Medical Malpractice, Texas Lawyer Magazine, 2012
  • H Texas Magazine Top Lawyer, Top Lawyers, H Texas Magazine, 2012
  • Houston Youn Lawyers Association, Fellow, 2010

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Licensed to practice law in both New York and New Jersey., 2000

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Chair, Women and The Law Section, State Bar of Texas, 2015
  • National Association of Professional Women, 2015
  • Chair-Elect Women and the Law Section of the State Bar of Texas, 2014
  • HBA Gender Fairness Committee, 2014
  • HBA Gender Fairness Committee - Co-Chair, 2013
  • State Bar Women in the Law Section - Vice-Chair of Membership, 2013
  • Co-chair Gender Fairness Committee - Houston Bar Association, 2013
  • Association of Women Attorneys Member, 2012
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association - Big League Bash Committee Member, 2012
  • Women & the Law Section of the State Bar Committee Member, 2012
  • Houston Bar Association - Gender Fairness Committee Member, 2012
  • Houston Bar Association - Communities in School Committee Member, 2012
  • American Bar Association Member, 2011
  • Texas Women Lawyers Member, 2011
  • State Bar of Texas Member
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association Member
  • Federal Bar Association Member

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • HBA Legal Lines Volunteer, 2014
  • Represent veteran in his divorce pro bono through the Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program., 2012
  • Participated in the HBA Veteran's Clinic, 2012
  • Hosted fundraisers for Tahirih Justice Center, 2011
  • Representation of Daniel Lanni in his matter against his homeowner's association.  Negotiated a settlement in lieu of losing his house., 2011
  • Participated in HBA Legal Lines., 2011
  • Participated in HBA Veteran's Clinic, 2010
  • Participated in HBA Legal Lines, 2010

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Author, The Innocent Seller and the Foreign Manufacturer - Where Does this Leave the Injured Plaintiff when it comes to Apportioning Responsibility? , The Texas Lawyer, 2014
  • Speaker, Ethics and Social Networking, Houston Bar Association CLE, 2014
  • Author, Mental Anguish: The Overlooked Element of Damages, The Houston Lawyer, 2013
  • Speaker, Lessons From Our Past - History of Women and The Law, Texas Women Lawyer, 2013
  • Speaker, How to Succeed in a Plaintiff's Practice, Association of Women Attorneys, 2013
  • Speaker, Mental Anguish: The Overlooked Element of Damages, Houston Bar Association, Litigation Section Lunch, 2013
  • Presentation given to the HBA Law Practice Management Section, Speaker, How to Obtain Potential Clients, Houston Bar Association, 2012
  • Co-Author, Expanding the Coming and Going Rule - One Officer's Struggle, The Houston Lawyer, 2012
  • It Could be You, National Hazing Prevention Week, 2010
  • The Life Altering Effects of Hazing, National Hazing Prevention Week, 2009

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Lauren Williams v. Jim P. Benge, M.D., Kelsey-Seybold Medical Clinic, P.L.L.C., $1.9 million dollar verdict, 2012
  • Phoummarath v Lambda Phi Epsilon, et al Hazing death of Jack Phoummarath Case was settled for 4.2 million, 2008
  • Espinosa v. Coil, Dee and Dee Enterprises, $1.2 million dollar verdict

Representative Clients:

  • Lauren Williams v. Jim P. Benge, Kelsey-Seybold Medical Group, PLLC, In the 164th Judicial District Court, Harris County Texas, obtained a $1.9 million verdict, 2012
  • Steele v. Houston NW Operating Company (Houston NW Medical Center); In the 127th District Court of Harris County, TX, 2010
  • Glenn Hymel v. Diocese of Baton Rouge and Diocese of Corpus Christi; In the 214th Judicial District of Nueces County, Texas Sexual abuse by Bishop Joseph Sullivan, 2009
  • Phoummarath v Lambda Phi Epsilon, et al Hazing death of Jack Phoummarath

Educational Background:

  • Catholic University of America, School of Law JD - Juris Doctor, 1999
  • Seton Hall University BA - Bachelor of Arts, 1996
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Office Location for Chelsie King Garza

3663 N. Sam Houston Parkway East
6th Floor #200
Houston, TX 77032

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Last Updated: 4/4/2019

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