Thomas W. Pirtle

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Top Rated Products Liability Attorney in Houston, TX

Laminack, Pirtle & Martines, LLP
 | 5020 Montrose Blvd, 9th Floor
Houston, TX 77006
Phone: 281-720-8485
Fax: 713-292-2755
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2012, 2017 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1991
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Transportation/Maritime (30%)
    Attorney Profile

    A highly regarded civil trial attorney, Thomas W. Pirtle is a partner at Laminack, Pirtle & Martines. From the firm's offices in Houston, Texas, he provides astute representation to his individual and business clients throughout the greater metropolitan area. Admitted to practice before all Texas state courts since 1991, Mr. Pirtle is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of Texas as well as before the United States Court of Federal Claims.

    A large portion of Mr. Pirtle's practice involves personal injury and wrongful death litigation. In this regard, he has a particular focus on defective drugs and medical devices, and he has been able to obtain significant compensation for clients who have been harmed by silicone breast implants and antiobesity treatment medications. In one case that garnered national attention, he and his partners represented a young mother who had developed primary pulmonary hypertension after taking a diet drug. A lawsuit was filed against the manufacturer, and after a month-long trial, the jury rendered a unanimous verdict in favor of the plaintiff that at the time was believed to be the nation's largest personal injury award ever received. Mr. Pirtle has also handled mass tort cases, and his civil litigation experience has encompassed a variety of business disputes as well.

    As an undergraduate, Mr. Pirtle attended Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas, and in 1987, he received a Bachelor of Arts with honors and received recognition as that year's most outstanding graduate. He then went on to pursue his legal education at what was then known as South Texas College of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1990. His professional memberships include the Houston Trial Lawyers Association.

    Practice Areas
    • 40%Personal Injury - Products
    • 30%Personal Injury - General
    • 30%Transportation/Maritime


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    Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2012, 2017 - 2020

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    About Thomas Pirtle

    Admitted: 1991, Texas

    Professional Webpage:


    • Texas Super Lawyers, A Thomson Reuters Business, 2010, 2019

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • State Bar of Texas - Member
    • Harris County's Phen-Fen Litigation, Co-Liaison Counsel, Plaintiff's Steering Committee
    • Texas Young Lawyers Association - Member
    • Texas Trial Lawyers Association - Member
    • Houston Trial Lawyers Association - Member
    • Houston Bar Association - Member
    • United States Court of Federal Claims
    • Texas, 1991

    Educational Background:

    • Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas, 1987 B.A., Honors: With Honors, Honors: Board of Regents Award for Most Outstanding Graduate
    • South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas, 1990 J.D.
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    Office Location for Thomas W. Pirtle

    5020 Montrose Blvd
    9th Floor
    Houston, TX 77006

    Phone: 281-720-8485

    Fax: 713-292-2755

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    Last Updated: 3/11/2020

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