STEVE WALDMAN 

Steve Waldman is a lifelong Texan, and has practiced personal injury trial law since 1980. He is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 1986. Since 2011, he has been recognized as a Thomson Reuters Texas Super Lawyer and has been rated A/V(highest rating for skill and ethics) by Martindale Hubbell for over 25 years. 

Steve serves as lead attorney for personal injury and wrongful death cases involving:

  • Trucking accidents
  • Oilfield accidents
  • Industrial accidents
  • Construction accidents
  • Electrocutions
  • Chemical explosions
  • Automobile accidents
  • Premises liability
  • Medical and hospital negligence
  • Product liability
  • Small aircraft accidents
  • Maritime/offshore injuries
  • Lack of security

Steve has extensive litigation experience, and has tried cases in state and federal courts, and has advocated for clients in all stages of litigation, including mediation. He has been involved in numerous substantial damage recoveries that covered a broad range of circumstances.  A small sampling of those include:

  • Commercial van-pedestrian wrongful death case where the van’s driver was shown to have failed his DOT-required physical due to untreated hypertension
  • Electrocution brain injury of a warehouse worker required to work on an unshielded man lift, resulting in profound permanent disability
  • Crush death of a heavy wrecker operator attempting to lift a box trailer that had been shipped from Dubai with false weight documentation
  • Death of a warehouse worker who fell through an improperly covered, unmarked floor opening in a feed mill under construction
  • Cardiac death resulting from improper anesthesia care during shoulder surgery, when patient was intubated into the esophagus instead of the trachea
  • Bowel (colon) injury caused by rectal cancer surgery where incision was made over 15 inches above the site of the tumor
  • Severe burns suffered by a student pilot from a crash caused by an improperly serviced aircraft
  • Shoulder fusion suffered by an offshore worker required to work on a state-of-the-art deep water drill ship, utilizing a deck extension platform with 18th century technology designed by an “engineer” with a “PhD” from an internet-based “university”

Steve was born in Beaumont and graduated from Forest Park (now Westbrook) High School in 1974. He completed a Bachelor of Arts with High Honors at the University of Texas at Austin in 1977, and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Texas School of Law in 1980. He was licensed by the Supreme Court of Texas that same year and is a member of: 

  • American Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Houston Trial Lawyers Association
  • Dallas Trial Lawyers Association.  

Steve served on the Board of Directors of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association (2009-2012), and chaired the CLE committee of the Houston Trial Lawyers Association (2011).  He has lectured on preparing witnesses for deposition and trial at Continuing Legal Education courses sponsored by the University of Houston, and has been a frequent speaker on tort reform and preservation of the civil justice system before the Houston Bar Association, the Harris County Democratic Lawyers Association and South Texas College of Law.  He has also appeared on KPFT-Pacifica Radio Houston and been published in the Houston Chronicle.  

Steve is active in religious, community and charitable activities. He is a past member of the Board of Directors of the Anti-Defamation League Southwest Region, and a past member of the Board of Trustees of Congregation Beth Yeshurun.  He has worked extensively as a volunteer in the area of security for those organizations.  He is also a life member of the 100 Club of Houston, the Longhorn Foundation and has been a frequent contributor to the TIRR (The Institute for Research and Rehabilitation) Foundation, Houston Food Bank, American Red Cross and the Institute for Sustainable Peace.  Steve plays the guitar, is a slow but avid runner, and enjoys traveling and reading history.

Litigation Percentage:

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions: 

  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court – Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court – Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court – Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court – Western District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals – 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Education: 

  • University of Texas at Austin – B. A. with High Honors (1977)
  • University of Texas at Austin School of Law – J.D. (1980)