Jason K. Burress

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in McKinney, TX

Burress Law PLLC
 | 6617 Virginia Parkway, McKinney, TX 75071
Phone: 214-726-0016
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2019
Selected to Rising Stars: 2012 - 2013
Licensed Since: 2002
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
Attorney Profile

Jason K. Burress, founding partner of Burress Law, PLLC, located in McKinney, Texas, has 17 years of experience representing serious personal injury victims. Jason and his team at Burress Law provides representation to clients in not only Collin County, but throughout Texas.  Over his career, Jason has managed hundreds of high-stakes cases involving serious personal injury and wrongful death.  His representative matters include 18-wheeler, car, motorcycle and bicycle wrecks, drunk driving cases, serious dog bites, product defects and workplace injury and death cases.   

Jason earned his law degree at Southern Methodist University School of Law. Before founding his law firm over a decade ago, Burress defended the largest auto manufacturers and insurance companies in the world, which has given him a unique ability to create maximum monetary value for the serious injury and wrongful death victims and families he represents.   

Recognized for his skill and high degree of ethics, Mr. Burress holds a "Superb" 10.0 rating from his peers through Avvo.  His honors also include:

  • 7th Largest Motor Vehicle Accident Verdict in Texas - 2015
  • D Magazine Best Lawyers (4-time recipient)
  • Thompson Reuters Super Lawyers (3-time recipient)
  • Best Personal Injury Lawyer - McKinney Courier Gazette (3-time recipient)
  • Texas Rising Stars (2-time Recipient)
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Leadership McKinney Graduate – Class of 2010

Mr. Burress is admitted to practice law before the state courts of Texas as well as before every U.S. District Court in Texas.  Jason is heavily involved in the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the State Bar of Texas and Collin County Bar Association.  He is a former 3-time Chairman of the McKinney Economic Development Corporation and has chaired the Government & Legislative Issues Committee of the McKinney Chamber of Commerce.

 

 
Practice Areas

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (100%)

Personal Injury - General (100%): Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents

Focus Areas

Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 3 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 2 years

Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2019 Rising Stars: 2012 - 2013

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About Jason Burress

Admitted: 2002, Texas

Professional Webpage: https://www.mytexasfirm.com/About/Jason-K-Burress.shtml

Honors/Awards:

  • Best Law Firm in McKinney, Texas, McKinney Magazine (5 straight years)
  • DMagazine Best Lawyer, 2017
  • Best Law Firm - Living Magazine (Allen, Tx), 2013
  • Super Lawyer - Rising Star, Thompson Reuters / Texas Monthly, 2012
  • Super Lawyer, Thompson Reuters / Texas Monthly, 2017
  • Best Personal Injury Attorney, McKinney Courier Gazette, 2011
  • Best Personal Injury Attorney, McKinney Courier Gazette, 2012
  • D Magazine Best Lawyer, Best Lawyer, D Magazine, 2018
  • DMagazine Best Lawyer, 2016
  • Super Lawyer - Rising Star, Thompson Reuters / Texas Monthly, 2013
  • Best Personal Injury Attorney, McKinney Courier Gazette, 2013

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • American Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • Collin County Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
  • Texas Trial Lawyers -  Member

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • First United Methodist Church
  • Chairman (2016-2019) - McKinney, Texas Economic Development Corporation
  • McKinney Community Development Corporation – Board of Directors

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Gross Settlement: $4,792,500Injury: Death.Case Description: 18-wheeler fatalityOur contingent fee arrangement with this client yielded attorneys' fees of $1,914,000.00 and $42,054.00 in litigation costs. We forwarded these costs and were reimbursed from the proceeds of the jury verdict, 2015
  • Gross Settlement: $947,725Injury: Multiple orthopedic injuriesCase Description: Head-on collisionOur contingent fee arrangement with this client yielded attorneys' fees of $329,795.00 and $13,202.90 in litigation costs. We forwarded these costs and were reimbursed from the settlement, 2017
  • — Gross Settlement: $2,000,000 Injury: Injury Case Description: 18 wheeler crash caused by out of service vehicle and tired commercial vehicle driver.  Our contingent fee arrangement with this client yielded attorneys' fees of $700,000.00 and $24,270.00 in litigation costs. We forwarded these costs and were reimbursed from the proceeds of the jury verdict, 2018
  • Verdict: $3,655,130 (7th largest MVA verdict in Texas for 2015) Injury: Minor Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Case Description: February 4, 2015 Montoya v. Advanced Stimulation Technologies and Billy Duane Williams - An Ector County jury returned a $3,615,908 personal injury verdict in a side-impact crash against Billy Duane Williams and his employer, Advanced Stimulation Technologies, Inc. Our contingent fee arrangement with this client yielded attorneys' fees of $1,446,363.20 and $131,403.32 in litigation costs. We forwarded these costs and were reimbursed from the proceeds of the jury verdict, 2015
  • Gross Settlement: $815,000 Injury: Traumatic Brain Injury Case Description: Motorcycle wreck due to drunk driver Our contingent fee arrangement with this client yielded attorneys' fees of $306,000 and $31,412 in litigation costs. We forwarded these costs and were reimbursed from the settlement, 2013
  • Gross Settlement: $725,000.00 (Settled after 3 days of Jury Trial; Defendant's settlement offer before trial was $118,000)Injury: Minor Traumatic Brain InjuryCase Description: T-Bone collisionOur contingent fee arrangement with this client yielded attorneys' fees of $291,093.75 and $123,206.19 in litigation costs. We forwarded these costs and were reimbursed from the settlement, 2016
  • Gross Settlement: $1,010,000Injury: DeathCase Description: Motorcycle wreck caused by careless driverOur contingent fee arrangement with this client yielded attorneys' fees of $400,000.00 and $4,070.45 in litigation costs. We forwarded these costs and were reimbursed from the proceeds of the jury verdict, 2016
  • Gross Settlement: $550,000Injury: Mild Traumatic Brain injury and orthopedic injuriesCase Description: Faulty equipment injuryOur contingent fee arrangement with this client yielded attorneys' fees of $200,000 and $9,286.21 in litigation costs. We forwarded these costs and were reimbursed from the settlement, 2016

Representative Clients:

  • $174,678 Stowers Verdict in Dallas District Court. Verdict: $174,678Injury: Neck & Back Injuries Case Description:Dallas County, TexasMOTOR VEHICLEStop Sign - Motor Vehicle - Intersection - Motor Vehicle - Broadside Plaintiff claimed neck and back injuries from wreck Verdict $174,678 verdict for Plaintiff Agreed Judgment $194,293 ($174,678 + $17,604 pre-judgment interest + 2,011 court costs) Case Anissa Williams v. Seyed Mostafa Farnia, No. DC-15-12324Court Dallas County District Court, 116thJudge Tonya ParkerDate 5/30/2018 Plaintiff Attorney(s)Jason K. Burress, Burress Law, PLLC, McKinney, TXKyle R. Hejl, Burress Law, PLLC, McKinney, TX Defense Attorney(s)Rachel L. Wright, Susan L. Florence & Associates, Dallas, TXSapna Perera, Susan L. Florence & Associates, Dallas, TX Facts & Allegations On May 9, 2014, plaintiff Anissa Williams, 43, an assistant to a university vice president, was driving a Toyota Prius west on Lake Park Way in Richardson. Seyed Mostafa Farnia, in a Toyota Corolla, was on a cross street and stopped at a stop sign at Lake Park Way. Williams did not have a stop sign. Farnia pulled out in front of Williams, who broadsided him. Williams claimed multiple injuries. Williams sued Farnia for negligently disregarding a stop sign, failing to yield the right of way and failing to keep a proper lookout. Farnia stipulated to liability 5 days before trial. Injuries/Damages At the emergency room, Williams was diagnosed with a cervical strain only. On November 17, 2014, she saw an orthopedist and a chiropractor and began physical therapy. She was diagnosed with cervical and lumbar strain, and MRIs showed small cervical and lumbar disc bulges and degenerative conditions. She started treating with a chiropractor after the crash but had a gap in treatment from late November until December 19th, 2014. After restarting her chiropractic treatment, she continued until being released in early February 2015. Williams returned to the chiropractor again in late May. She told him that her neck felt better but that her lower back pain was significant. He treated her lower back through April 26, 2016. Williams' chiropractor opined that all of the treatment and charges were reasonable and necessary and that the claimed injuries were caused by the crash. He also recommended that Williams undergo additional future chiropractic treatment. Williams testified that the injuries required her to get a new chair at work so that she could sit for longer periods, as well as a table that went up and down. It was difficult to sit for long periods, which made it hard to enjoy watching her son's football games. It was hard to stand for long periods, which made it difficult to go shopping and antiquing with her daughter. She also could not work out as before, she said. Williams sought $36,738.18 for past medical expenses and a little less than $50,000 for future medical expenses. She also sought past lost earning capacity, past and future physical pain, past and future mental anguish and past and future physical impairment. Plaintiff's counsel asked for a total of $210,000. The defense highlighted the multiple gaps in treatment. The defense expert, a chiropractor, opined that, based on the gap in chiropractic care after Nov. 25, 2014, the subsequent neck and back treatment was unreasonable and unnecessary. The defense also argued that Williams had degenerative disc disease; that her neck and back injuries from the accident were minor sprains and strains only; and that her mental health problems were entirely pre-existing and unrelated to the accident. Defense counsel suggested that the jury should award Williams less than $25,000. ResultThe jury awarded Williams $174,678.40 (with interest and recoverable costs, the Agreed Judgment was $194,293 with post-judgment interest accumulating and also a separate motion for costs for more than $9,000). The verdict was 10 to 2. Both of the dissenting jurors, one of whom was the presiding juror, held out because they wanted Williams to be awarded an even higher amount. Plaintiff(s) Anissa Williams $36,738 past medical cost$40,000 future medical cost$20,000 past physical impairment$15,000 future physical impairment$25,000 past mental anguish$22,500 past physical pain$10,000 future physical pain$5,440 past lost earning capacity$174,678 plaintiff's total award Demand $50,000 (Stowers) Offer $24,000 during trial ($17,000 before trial) Insurer(s)Allstate Insurance Co.  , 2018

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • D Magazine Best Lawyer, 2019
  • Super Lawyer - 2019, 2019
  • Super Lawyer - 2018, 2017

Educational Background:

  • Southern Methodist University School of Law, 2002
  • Texas State University, B.B.A. in Management, 1996
  • Leadership McKinney Graduate – 2010

Industry Groups

  • Serious personal injuries and wrongful death cases in Texas and Oklahoma
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6617 Virginia Parkway
McKinney, TX 75071

Phone: 214-726-0016

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Last Updated: 5/22/2019

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