J. Javier Gutierrez

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Houston, TX

The Gutierrez Law Firm, Inc.
 | 5959 West Loop South, Ste. 500
Houston, TX 77401
Phone: 713-364-0576
Fax: 361-664-7245
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2018
Selected to Rising Stars: 2012 - 2017
Licensed Since: 2004
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
Attorney Profile
J. Javier Gutierrez is an award-winning attorney that handles all types of personal injury cases, including auto accidentstruck accidentsworkplace accidents, including refinery accidents and accidents in the oilfield.  Javier has trial experience at the state and federal levels. Given his trial victories and numerous multi-million dollar settlements, Javier has also been recognized by the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Texas Super Lawyers, and the National Trial Lawyers.The Gutierrez Law Firm, Inc. was founded in 1978 by Javier's father, Baldemar Gutierrez, who practices law with Javier and Javier’s sister, Kayla J. Gutierrez. The firm prides itself on its experience, courtroom results and gaining the trust of its clients. Currently, Javier and his firm have offices in Houston and Alice, Texas  and have represented individuals and families from throughout Texas, the United States and Mexico.Javier is a 2004 graduate of New York University School of Law, and 2000 Magna Cum Laude graduate of St. Mary's University in San Antonio, Texas (Accounting).  Following law school, Javier was a Law Clerk to Federal Judge Jerry Buchmeyer in Dallas, Texas.  Javier is licensed to practice law in all Texas courts, United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Western, and Eastern Districts of Texas, and the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.Javier served his community as President of the San Diego, Texas chapter of the Rotary Club, Panel Member of the State Bar of Texas Grievance Committee, and was previously president of the Coastal Bend Bar Association.  In addition, Javier has served on the Board of Directors of Texas Trial Lawyers Association.  He is a member of the State Bar of Texas, American Association for Justice, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, and the Houston Trial
 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (100%): 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

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

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 2 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 6 years

Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2018 Rising Stars: 2012 - 2017

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About Javier Gutierrez

Admitted: 2004, Texas

Professional Webpage: https://gutierrezlawfirm.com/javier-gutierrez/

Honors/Awards:

  • New York University School of Law, Latino Law Students Association
  • Advocate, New York University School of Law, Courtroom Advocates Program
  • Texas Super Lawyers, 2017 - 2018
  • Texas Super Lawyer Rising Star, 2012 - 2017
  • Member, The Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2018
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Licensed to practice law in all Texas state courts, 2004
  • Licensed to practice law before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • Licensed to practice law in United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Western and Eastern Districts of Texas.

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Former Director, Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Texas
  • President, Coastal Bend Bar Association
  • Member, State Bar of Texas Grievance Committee, 2008
  • Former Panel Chair, Texas State Bar, Grievance Committee
  • Houston Trial Lawyers Association
  • Coastal Bend Bar Association
  • Voting Member, Latin Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (LARAS), parent company of the Latin GRAMMY Awards, 2003  
  • Member of the Board of Directors, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, 2013
  • Voting Member, National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS), parent company of the GRAMMY Awards, 2003

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Member, Rotary Club of San Diego
  • President, San Diego, Texas Rotary Club, 2011
  • President-elect, San Diego, Texas Rotary Club, 2010

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Presenter, Preparing and Presenting Your Case on a Budget, 27th Annual Advanced Evidence and Discovery Course, SBOT, Dallas, TX, April 2014

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Lead counsel in successful settlement of case involving burn injury in industrial plant, 2013
  • Lead counsel in wrongful death case against oilfield services companies; settled for confidential amount, 2014
  • Victory in appeal at 4th Court of Appeals (San Antonio) in breach of contract case, 2016
  • Jury trial verdict against negligent driver (Duval County, Texas), 2008
  • Successful confidential settlement against Baytown-based company for wrongful death of employee killed.  Steel company employee run over by fellow employee riding a forklift, 2010
  • Numerous settlements against negligent drivers represented by State Farm, Alstate, Fred Loya, Progressive and ACCC, 2007
  • Lead counsel in 18-wheeler collision case; case settled for confidential amount, 2014
  • Victory in 13th Court of Appeals for worker injured in refinery accident, 2018
  • Jury trial verdict against negligent driver (Hidalgo County, Texas), 2008
  • Successful settlement against Corpus Christi-based remodeler, 2009
  • Federal Court jury trial victory against Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance; jury found Vanderbilt liable for common law fraud, unfair debt collection and RICO.  Awarded $432,000 in damages, 2010
  • Represented auto accident victim who suffered traumatic brain injury; confidential settlement, 2016
  • Represented client who injured back resulting from accident with 18-wheeler; confidential settlement, 2017
  • Jury trial verdict against homebuilder (Jim Hogg County Texas), 2009
  • Jury trial victory in breach of contract case, 2015
  • Successful defense of judgment before Court of Appeals--San Antonio and Texas Supreme Court, 2009 

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2011/mar/02/clayton-vanderbilt-mortgage-to-fight-judgment/?print=1
  • http://www.caller.com/news/2010/mar/20/builder-faces-more-lawsuits/?print=1

Educational Background:

  • B.B.A. in Accounting, Magna Cum Laude, St. Mary's University, San Antonio, Texas, 2000
  • J.D., New York University School of Law, 2004
Office Location for J. Javier Gutierrez

5959 West Loop South
Ste. 500
Houston, TX 77401

Phone: 713-364-0576

Fax: 361-664-7245

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Last Updated: 1/3/2019

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