Ivan J. Capellan

Top rated personal injury attorney in Houston, Texas

Hightower | Capellan
Ivan J. Capellan
Hightower | Capellan

Practice Areas: Personal injury, General litigation; view more

Licensed in Texas since: 2008

Education: South Texas College of Law Houston

Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2022 - 2023 Selected to Rising Stars: 2017 - 2022

Hightower | Capellan

1909 Arbor Street
Houston, TX 77004 Visit website


Ivan J. Capellan is a personal injury attorney at Hightower | Capellan - Trial Attorneys, which has its offices in Houston, Texas. Serving clients in the greater Houston metro area and throughout Texas, he represents clients with matters involving oil and gas disputes, car accidents, slip and falls, truck accidents, workplace injuries, professional malpractice and business and commercial litigation as well. 

Dedicated to the rights and liberties of his clients, Mr. Capellan is a zealous, aggressive and tireless advocate for them. Well aware of the impact that injuries caused by another person’s carelessness and ignorance can have on an individual, he goes the extra mile for his clients and upholds their interests. 

With a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and economics from The University of Texas at Austin, Mr. Capellan earned his Juris Doctor from the South Texas College of Law Houston, graduating with dean’s list honors. While in law school, he was a finalist in the Garland R. Walker Memorial Intramural Mock Trial Competition and the president of the Hispanic Law Students Association. 

Mr. Capellan is active in the legal arena and has memberships in the Houston Trial Lawyers Association and the State Bar of Texas’ Legal Services to the Poor in Civil Matters Committee. He is also a part of the Board of Advocates of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association. In addition to his law practice, he enjoys Muay Thai training and traveling. 

Mr. Capellan served in the state of Texas’ Office of the Attorney General’s Tort Litigation Division and interned for a renowned judge at the Texas 14th Court of Appeals. He also was an intern at the Judicial District Court of Harris County in Texas. With a “Very Good” rating on Avvo, he also has numerous testimonials from his happy clients.

Practice areas

Personal injury - general: plaintiff, General litigation

Focus areas

Animal bites, Assault, Motor vehicle accidents, Personal injury - plaintiff, Slip and fall, Wrongful death, Dram shop laws, Construction accident, Brain injury, Trucking accidents, Premises liability - plaintiff, Litigation, Small claims

  • 90% Personal injury - general: plaintiff
  • 10% General litigation

First Admitted: 2008, Texas

Professional Webpage: https://www.hclawtexas.com/our-attorneys/ivan-j-capellan/

  • Finalist for the Garland R. Walker Memorial Intramural Mock Trial Competition, 2006
  • 2017-2022, The National Trial Lawyers - Top 40 under 40, The National Trial Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers Selectee, Texas Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers, 2022
  • Recognized by Thomson Reuters as a Rising Star in its Texas Super Lawyers publication, Since 2017
  • The Lawyers of Distinction is recognized as the fastest growing community of distinguished lawyers in the United States.  Membership is limited to the top 10% of attorneys in the United States. Members are accepted based upon objective evaluation of an attorney’s qualifications, license, reputation, experience, and disciplinary history., Lawyers of Distinction, The Lawyers of Distinction, 2016
  • Keynote speaker at the chapter's 15th-anniversary banquet., Keynote Speaker, Omega Delta Phi - Alpha Lambda Chapter, 2016
Educational Background:
  • BA in Economics from the University of Texas in 2004
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Federal Court Admission - Southern District of Texas, 2009
  • Texas State Bar, 2008
  • Member - Texas Trial Lawyers Association, 2008
  • Texas State Bar Committee on Legal Services to the Poor in Civil Matters, 2014
  • Member - Hispanic Bar Association, 2008
  • Member - Houston Trial Lawyers Association, 2008
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association - Board of Advocates, 2016
  • Member - Mexican-American Bar Association, 2008
  • $747,500 settlement in dram shop case against restaurant, 2014
  • $60,000 bodily injury settlement after initial liability denial, 2014
  • $950,000 trucking settlement on $73,000 in medical., 2014
  • $100,000 bodily injury settlement in disputed rear-end collision. , 2016
  • $80,000 single car accident settlement, 2017
  • $1.25 million dollar settlement in auto-trucking collision, 2013
  • $40,000.00 Rear-end crash Settlement.  Insurance claimed minor impact.  $1,970 offer prior to our firm's involvement., 2017
  • $61,500 premises contested liability settlement on $10,000 in medical., 2013
  • $15,000 dog bite settlement on $100 in medical., 2016
  • $36,500 automobile collision settlement on $14,000 in medical, 2016
  • $47,000 settlement in first party case after taking over file.  $18,000 top offer to prior attorney., 2016
  • $118,000 settlement in contested slip and fall case, 2016
  • $280,000 dram shop settlement against local restaurant, 2014
  • $104,059.20 verdict against Centerpoint in a motor-vehicle collision case.  $50,000 pre-trial offer., 2015
  • $25,000 bodily injury settlement after denied liability., 2016
  • $18,150 verdict in motor vehicle personal injury case.  Pre-trial offer $500., 2014
  • $27,000 settlement in disputed rear-end collision after taking over the case.  Initial offer was $5,000., 2016
  • $1,150,000 settlement in auto-commercial case after initially liability denial, 2013
  • $65,000 rear-end collision settlement., 2017

Office location for Ivan J. Capellan

1909 Arbor Street
Houston, TX 77004

Phone: 832-433-7279


2 Years Super Lawyers
6 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2022 - 2023
  • Rising Stars: 2017 - 2022

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