Edward F. Blizzard

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Class Action & Mass Torts Attorney in Houston, TX

Blizzard Law, PLLC
 | 5020 Montrose Ave, Suite 410
Houston, TX 77006
Phone: 281-638-9158
Fax: (713) 844-3755
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2004, 2008 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1978
Education: Baylor Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%)
Attorney Profile

With over 30 years of experience dealing with personal injury cases, Edward F. Blizzard represents the people of Houston, Texas, and surrounding communities. Devoting most of his time to medical device and pharmaceutical litigation, he is admitted to practice in Texas, and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Mr. Blizzard is board-certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in personal injury trial law and is also a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. In the past, he has appeared pro hac vice before the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Superior Court, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York, and the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

A member of the American Association for Justice, Mr. Blizzard also serves on the Leaders Forum and the Board of Governors. He is a member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the State Bar of Texas, the Houston Bar Association, the Litigation Counsel of America, and the American Board of Trial Advocates.

At The University of Texas at Austin, Mr. Blizzard graduated with honors with a Bachelor of Arts in government. He then obtained a Juris Doctor from Baylor Law School, where he participated in the Baylor Mock Trial competition and was inducted into the prestigious legal honors society, the Order of Barristers.

 
Practice Areas

Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (40%)
Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (20%)
Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (20%)
Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%)

Class Action/Mass Torts (40%): Toxic Torts

Personal Injury - Products (20%): Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical, Products Liability

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (20%): Medical Malpractice

Personal Injury - General (20%): Wrongful Death, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Focus Areas

Toxic Torts, Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical, Products Liability, Medical Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 13 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2004, 2008 - 2019

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About Edward Blizzard

Admitted: 1978, Texas

Professional Webpage: http://www.blizzardlaw.com/attorneys/blizzard

Honors/Awards:

  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Member
  • Texas SuperLawyer, 2004, 2008-2014
  • Litigation Counsel of America
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Member
  • The Best Lawyers in America

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • State Bar of Texas, 1978
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Leaders Forum
  • American Association for Justice, Board of Governors
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Houston Bar Association, Member
  • U.S. District Courts for the Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York
  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern District of Texas
  • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Harris Martin's Hurricane Harvey Conference, 2017
  • Panel Speaker at Mass Torts Conference Houston, October 2014, 2014
  • Panel Moderator for Metal-On-Metal Hip Implants, TTLA – 2nd Annual Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Seminar, April 2014, 2014
  • “The Battles That Win the Wars:  Settlement Strategies”, Mass Torts Made Perfect, April 2013, 2013
  • “Birth Defect Litigation Updates”, Zoloft and Birth Defects Litigation Conference, July 2012, 2012
  • “Understanding the SSRI’s Involved in Causing Birth Defects”, “Birth Defect and Zimmer Litigation”, Mass Torts Made Perfect, May 2011, 2011
  • “Ethical Consideration in the Settlement of SSRI Birth Defect Cases”, Mass Torts Made Perfect, September 2011, 2011
  • “Deconstructing the U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision on Preemption in Wyeth v. Levine”, American Association for Justice Teleseminar, March 2009, 2009
  • “Hot Topics in Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Litigation”, American Association for Justice Faculty Seminar, September 2008, 2008
  • “Pushing Cases in Litigation to Achieve Resolution”, American Association for Justice, June 2008, 2008
  • “Winning in Depositions: Victory through Killer Depositions”, American Association for Justice, February 2008, 2008
  • “Vioxx: An Overview and Maneuvering Through the Settlement Process”, American Association for Justice San Juan Winter Convention, January 2008, 2008

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • In Silicone Breast Implant Litigation, Member of the Texas State Court Steering Committee and took many of the key corporate witness depositions.  Selected by the Tort Claimants Committee to be the tort lawyer to the Committee, and was one of the chief negotiators of the $3 billion Dow Corning Settlement.
  • Appointed to the Plaintiff's Steering Committee, In Re: Zofran (Ondansetron) Products Liability Litigation; In the US District Court District of Massachusetts, by the Hon. Judge F. Dennis Saylor
  • Appointed to Plaintiffs Steering Committee, MDL 1968, In Re: Digitek Products Liability Litigation, United States District Court Southern District of West Virginia, by the Hon. Judge Joseph R. Goodwin
  • Appointed to the Plaintiff’s Steering Committee, MDL No. 2187, In Re: C.R. Bard, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation, in the US District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, by the Hon. Judge Joseph R. Goodwin
  • Appointed to the 6-member Negotiation Plaintiff’s Committee, MDL 1657, In Re: Vioxx Products Liability Litigation, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, by the Hon. Judge Fallon
  • Served as liaison counsel, Paxil Mass Tort Program in Philadelphia, PA
  • Appointed to the Plaintiff’s Steering Committee, MDL No. 2342, In Re: Zoloft (Sertraline Hydrochloride) Products Liability Litigation; in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, by the Hon. Judge Cynthia M. Rufe
  • Appointed to the 5-member Committee to negotiate $1.2 billion settlement in MDL 1401, In Re: Sulzer Orthopedics Inc. Hip Prosthesis and Knee Prosthesis Liability, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, by the Hon. Judge Kathleen O’Malley
  • Steering Committee Member, MDL 1203, In Re: Diet Drugs (Phentermine, Fenfluramine, Dexfenfluramine) Products Liability Litigation, US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • Appointed to the Plaintiff’s Steering Committee, MDL Docket No. 1:10 md 2197, In Re: DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. ASR Hip Implant Products; in the US District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, by the Hon. Judge David A. Katz
  • Chair of the Plaintiff’s Steering Committee, MDL 1598, In Re: Ephedra Products Liability Litigation, US District Court for the Southern District of New York

Educational Background:

  • University of Texas at Austin, Bachelor of Arts, Major: Government, Honors: with honors, 1974

Industry Groups

  • American Association Of Justice
  • American Bar Associations
  • AMERICAN BOARD OF TRIAL ADVOCATES
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
Office Location for Edward F. Blizzard

5020 Montrose Ave
Suite 410
Houston, TX 77006

Phone: 281-638-9158

Fax: (713) 844-3755

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Last Updated: 6/12/2019

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