Denman H. Heard

Denman H. Heard

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Houston, TX

Heard Law Firm PLLC
 | 2925 Richmond Ave, Suite 1550
Houston, TX 77098
Phone: 713-665-1100
Fax: 713-751-9100
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2009
Selected To Rising Stars: 2004
Licensed Since: 1992
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Business Litigation (20%)
Attorney Profile

Lawyers Weekly USA has called Denman Heard one of “the country’s top trial lawyers.” After trying over 100 Plaintiffs’ claims to jury verdict and representing thousands of Plaintiffs over the course of his career, it isn’t hard to see why. The work he’s done has been written about in the Los Angeles Times, Houston Chronicle, Austin American-Statesman, The Dallas Morning News, Texas Monthly, Bloomberg News, and other publications. Mr. Heard is a Fellow in the International Society of Barristers and a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates. Mr. Heard’s practice covers a variety of cases involving wrongful death, catastrophic personal injury, product liability, business litigation, and medical device and pharmaceutical litigation.

Mr. Heard tried the first foundry respirator defect silicosis case in Texas and obtained one of the first known punitive damage awards in Texas in a groundwater contamination case against a municipal solid waste disposal operator. He led trial teams in the Fen-Phen and Brio toxic waste site litigation and obtained the first ever gross negligence jury verdict in a chiropractic negligence case in Texas. He won the first and only Sulzer hip implant verdict in the country, leading to resolution of the litigation nationwide. In the only single Plaintiff tobacco case to go to verdict in Texas, Mr. Heard was able to obtain an admission under oath by a tobacco company executive that nicotine in tobacco products is addictive. After forming Heard Law Firm, PLLC in 2016, Mr. Heard won the first design defect finding and largest pain and suffering jury verdict in the country against an IVC filter manufacturer.

After receiving his Bachelor of Arts from Baylor University, Mr. Heard attended University of Houston Law Center. He was the only law student to win the school's mock trial championship and the F. Lee Bailey National Moot Court Championship, where he was a two-time finalist and champion in 1991. Mr. Heard is admitted to practice in the state of Texas and the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas. He has been admitted to practice pro hac vice in California, Pennsylvania, Illinois, New York, and New Mexico.

About Denman Heard

Admitted: 1992, Texas

Professional Webpage:


  • Best Lawyers in America, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Plaintiffs, 2020
  • Texas Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters, 2004-2009
  • Top 100 Texas Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters - statewide recognition, 2006
  • AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell for Highest Level of Professional Excellence
  • Top 100 Super Lawyers in Houston by Thomson Reuters, 2006
  • 10.0 Superb Rating by Avvo
  • Texas Rising Stars by Thomson Reuters, 2004
  • Recipient of the University of Houston Law Center “Rising Star Award”, 2003

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Texas Bar Foundation - Life Fellow
  • International Society of Barristers - Member
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) - Member
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association - Board of Directors
  • American Association for Justice - Leader's Forum
  • American Bar Association - Member
  • Houston Trial Lawyers Association - Member
  • Houston Bar Association - Member
  • Court Admissions: All Texas state courts, and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • State Bar of Texas - Member

Educational Background:

  • JD, University of Houston Law Center, 1992
  • BA, Baylor University, 1989
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Office Location for Denman H. Heard

2925 Richmond Ave
Suite 1550
Houston, TX 77098

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Last Updated: 9/24/2019

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