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Les Weisbrod - Dallas, TX

11551 Forest Central DriveSuite 300 Dallas, TX 75243 - 3924

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Updated: 02/18/2024

Dallas Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Overview

According to Michael Rustad, a Professor of Law at Suffolk University Law School in Boston, who has done extensive research on punitive damage awards:

Les Weisbrod has obtained more medical malpractice punitive damage jury verdicts for his clients than any other attorney in the United States...

According to Michael Rustad, a Professor of Law at Suffolk University Law School in Boston, who has done extensive research on punitive damage awards:

Les Weisbrod has obtained more medical malpractice punitive damage jury verdicts for his clients than any other attorney in the United States. - Michael Rustad: Professor of Law; Suffolk University, Boston

His $31 million verdict against Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas was one of the top 100 verdicts in the United States in 2003, according to the National Law Journal.

Case: John Edward Millichamp, III v. Baylor University Medical Center
Injury: Quadriplegia (Failure to diagnose and treat fractured neck)

*A contingent (%) fee charged on the successful recovery resulted in a fee of $15,589,631.50 and $791,310.23 in litigation expenses which were reimbursed by the client out of the gross settlement amount.

Les Weisbrod has been dubbed the “pitbull” of the Texas medical malpractice bar. His tenacity and relentless pursuit of discovery is demonstrated by his appellate cases including: Barnes v. Whittington, 751 S.W.2d 494 (Tex. 1988) (orig. proceeding); Walker v. Packer, 827 S.W.2d 833 (Tex. 1992) (orig. proceeding); and S.A.B. v. Schattman, 838 S.W.2d 290 (Tex. App.--Fort Worth 1992) (orig. proceeding).

Since May 1986, Mr. Weisbrod has tried or settled over 204 medical malpractice and medical product cases that have resulted in large recoveries for his clients.

Mr. Weisbrod received his B.A. magna cum laude in 1975 from Claremont Men’s College and his J.D. in 1978 from Southern Methodist University Law School, and he is Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Personal Injury Trial Law and Civil Trial Law.

He is a past president of the Dallas Trial Lawyers Association in 1993 and has been a member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association Board of Directors since 1990. Mr. Weisbrod has served as President, President-Elect, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and Parliamentarian of the American Association for Justice (AAJ) (formerly ATLA).

Mr. Weisbrod has also served on the AAJ Board of Governors since 1998 and has served on the 17-member Executive Committee of AAJ since 2001. Mr. Weisbrod was the founding Co-Chair of AAJ’s Birth Trauma Litigation Group in 1991, founding Co-Chair of AAJ’s Medical Negligence Litigation Group in 1999, and Chair of AAJ’s Professional Negligence Section in 1996.

In 1990, he was chosen as a Rising Star of the ATLA and presented a paper entitled, "Dirt and Greed: A New Look at Medical Malpractice Cases." He is a contributing author to the 1996 text Operative Obstetrics published by Williams & Wilkins, and co-author of the Drugs & Medical Devices chapter in AAJ’s Litigating Tort Cases.

He has lectured to lawyer groups across the U.S., Canada, England and Australia, and has written extensively on medical malpractice and medical product topics. He is recognized nationally and internationally as one of the top plaintiff’s medical malpractice trial lawyers in the United States.

About Les Weisbrod

Practice Areas

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Products Liability
  • Personal Injury

Litigation

  • 100%

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Texas, 1978
  • Arkansas, 2005
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Arkansas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Federal Courts
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Specialties and Certifications

  • Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Civil Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Other Affiliations

  • American Association for Justice, 2009 - Present (Immediate Past-President)
  • American Association for Justice, 2009 (President)
  • American Association for Justice, 2007 - 2008 (President-Elect)
  • American Association for Justice, 2006 (Vice President)
  • American Association for Justice, 2005 (Secretary)
  • American Association for Justice, 2004 (Treasurer)
  • American Association for Justice, 2003 (Parliamentarian)
  • American Association for Justice, 1998 - Present (Board of Governors)
  • American Association for Justice, 2000 - Present (Executive Committee)
  • American Association for Justice, 2002 (Chair, President's Task Force on Medical Malpractice)
  • American Association for Justice, 1999 - 2007 (Birth Trauma Litigation Group)
  • American Association for Justice, 1991 - 1993 (Founding Co-Chair)
  • American Association for Justice, 1999 - 2007 (Medical Negligence Information Exchange Group)
  • American Association for Justice, 1999 - 2000 (Founding Co-Chair)
  • American Association for Justice, Professional Negligence Section, 1992 - 2007
  • American Association for Justice, 1996 - 1997 (Chair)
  • American Association for Justice, Section and Litigation Group, 2001 - 2006 (Coordination Committee)
  • American Association for Justice, 2003 (Chair)
  • American Association for Justice, 2002 - 2006 (Public Affairs Committee)
  • American Association for Justice, 2005 - 2007 (Convention Planning Committee)
  • American Association for Justice, 2004 - 2006 (Chair, Membership Oversight Committee)
  • American Association for Justice, 2006 - 2007 (Vice-Chair)
  • American Association for Justice, 2002 - 2006 (Leaders Forum Committee)
  • American Association for Justice, 2004 - 2007 (Trustee, Civil Justice Foundation)
  • American Association for Justice, Professional Negligence Section, 1992 - 2007
  • American Association for Justice, 1996 - 1997 (Chair)
  • American Association for Justice, 1998 - 1999 (Communication, Computers and Law Office Technology Committee)
  • American Association for Justice, 1992 - 1993 (Scientific & Medical Integrity Committee)
  • American Association for Justice, PAC "M Club Eagles", 1998 - 2005
  • American Association for Justice, 2000 - 2005 (Leaders Forum)
  • American Association for Justice, 1999 - 2003 (Charter Member, President's Club)
  • American Association for Justice, 2002 - 2003 (Coordinator, Leadership Training Program for ATLA Board of Governors)
  • American Association for Justice, 2002 - 2003 (Committee Chairs)
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association, 1988 - 1990 (Associate Director)
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association, 1990 - Present (Director)
  • Dallas Trial Lawyers Association, 1989 - Present (Treasurer)
  • Dallas Trial Lawyers Association, 1990 (Secretary)
  • Dallas Trial Lawyers Association, 1991 (Vice President)
  • Dallas Trial Lawyers Association, 1992 (President-Elect)
  • Dallas Trial Lawyers Association, 1993 (President)
  • Pan-European Organization of Personal Injury Lawyers (PEOPIL) (Member)
  • American Society of Law and Medicine (Member)
  • Consumer Attorneys of California (Member)
  • Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys (Member)
  • Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association (Member)
  • Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association (Member)
  • Dallas and American Bar Associations (Member)
  • State Bar of Texas (Member)
  • Dallas County Settlement Week, 1988 (Chairman)

Classes and Seminars

  • Lecturer, Health Law, Medical Malpractice, and Litigation, Continuing Legal Education Seminars
  • "Winning Through Screening and Investigation of Medical Malpractice Cases," Winning Through Investigation: Advanced Techniques in Case Development, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, 1989
  • "Discovery and Investigations, Undue Hardship and Substantial Need," Winning Through Trial, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, 1989
  • "Texas Tort Law Update: Medical Malpractice," Texas Tort Law Update: Impact of the 1988-89 Legislative Session and "New" Texas Supreme Court, Professional Education Systems, Inc., 1989
  • "Dirt and Greed: A New Look at Medical Malpractice Cases," Rising Stars Seminar, American Association for Justice, 1990
  • "Advanced Discovery of Critical Information in Medical Malpractice Cases,", Texas Trial Lawyers Association, 1990
  • "Discovery Issues and Deposition Techniques from the Plaintiff's Prospective,", Advanced Medical Malpractice Litigation, University of Houston Law Center, 1990
  • "Medical Records for the Plain Ol' Simple Lawyer, Surviving the 90's for the General Practitioner,", Texas Trial Lawyers Association, 1990
  • "Discovery and Use of Public Information in Medical Malpractice Cases (a/k/a How to Get and Use Public Dirt),", Medical Malpractice Conference, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, 1991
  • "Dirt, Greed, and Punitive Damages in Kentucky and Ohio," Personal Injury/Medical Malpractice Seminar, Northern Kentucky Bar Association, 1991
  • "How to Choose an Expert Witness", Birth Trauma Litigation Group Meeting, American Association for Justice Mid-Winter Convention, 1992
  • "Dirt, Greed, and Punitive Damages in Birth Trauma Cases,", Birth Trauma Litigation Group Meeting, Association of Trial Lawyers of America Annual Convention, 1992
  • "Discovery and Use of Public Information in Medical Malpractice Cases (a/k/a How to Get and Use Public Dirt),", Medical Malpractice Conference, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, 1992
  • "Junk Science, Medical Literature and Burden of Proof (a/k/a Exposing Forked-Tongued Serpents)," National Litigation Symposium: Catastrophically Injured Infant, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, 1992
  • "How to Choose an Expert Witness", Birth Trauma Litigation Group Meeting, Association of Trial Lawyers of America Mid-Winter Convention, 1992
  • "Medical Privileges and How to Bust 'Em," Medical Malpractice Conference, St. Mary's University School of Law
  • "Medical Privileges and How to Bust 'Em," Medical Malpractice Conference, Texas Tech University School of Law, 1993
  • "Representing Minors in Personal Injury Actions," Hot Tips for Hot Times Seminars, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, 1993
  • "Attacking Frequently Used Experts," Medical Malpractice Conference, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, 1993
  • "Discovery: How to Get the Dirt," Litigating the Medical Malpractice Case, SMU School of Law, 1993
  • "Punitive Damages in Medical Negligence Cases,", Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 1993
  • "Punitive Damages in Medical Negligence Cases," Medical Malpractice Conference, St. Mary's University School of Law
  • "Punitive Damages in Medical Negligence Cases," Medical Malpractice Conference, Texas Tech University School of Law, 1994
  • "Medical Devices and Drug Litigation," Advanced Products Liability Seminar, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, 1994
  • "The New Discovery Rules and Techniques for Assessing Discovery," Advanced Products Liability Law, South Texas College of Law, 1994
  • "Tips on Investigating Defendants and Their Experts, Dirt and Greed, An Update," Medical Malpractice Conference, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, 1995
  • "Dirt and Greed, and Punitive Damages in Kentucky and Ohio,", Art & Science of Trial Lawyers, 1996
  • "Dirt, Greed and Punitive Damages in Kentucky, Ohio and Florida,", Art & Science of Trial Lawyers, 1996
  • "More from Dr. Dirt,", St. Mary's Medical Malpractice Conference, 1996
  • "Nucleated Red Blood Cells; a New Defense to Fetal Asphyxia Cases,", Ontario Birth Trauma Litigation Program, 1996
  • "Investigating the Doctor, The Nuts and Bolts on How to Uncover the Dirt on the Defendant or Medical Witness,", KATA, 1996
  • "Punitive Damages in the Professional Negligence Case from the Doctor to the Lawyer,", Association of Trial Lawyers of America Convention, 1996
  • "Stillborn Babies, When Is It a Case and How to Maximize Damages,", Birth Trauma Litigation Group Meeting, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, 1996
  • "What To Do When They Just Say 'No'," Medical Malpractice Conference, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, 1996
  • "Choosing, Using & Deposing Medical Experts,", KATA Costa Rica, 1996
  • "Drug and Medical Device Litigation," Advanced Products Liability Seminar, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, 1997
  • "Formal Discovery and the Expert Witness,", UT School of Law Evidence & Discovery Symposium, 1997
  • "Dealing with Missing or Altered Medical Records,", St. Mary's Medical Malpractice Conference, 1997
  • "Obtaining Information on the Defense Experts,", American Association for Justice, 1997
  • "Devastating Discovery Techniques, Eliminating the Defense Expert,", Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, 1997
  • "Nucleated Red Blood Cells: A New Defense to Fetal Asphyxia," Resort Mega Seminar, American Association for Justice
  • "Dealing with the Dishonest Expert,", Medical Malpractice Conference, 1998
  • "Chiropractic Malpractice,", American Association for Justice Summer Convention, 1998
  • NCA/American Association for Justice Case Workshop Program, 1999
  • Trial Advocacy College of Texas, 1999
  • "Managed Care Litigation; Two Cases In One?," 3rd Annual Conference, Suing and Defending Managed Health Care Providers, 1999
  • "Care of the Critically Ill Newborn,", American Association for Justice Mid-Winter Convention, 1999
  • "What's New in Literature," Litigating Catastrophically Injured Infant Cases, 1999
  • "Shoulder Dystocia,", St. Mary's Medical Malpractice Conference, 1999
  • "Voir Dire,", American Association for Justice Convention, 2000
  • "Pre-trial Stuff To Do," Medical Malpractice Conference, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, 2000
  • "Shoulder Dystocia" (Updated), St. Mary's Medical Malpractice Conference, 2000
  • Legal Panel Moderator and Respondent, United Brachial Plexus Network, Inc., Colorado, 2001
  • "The Health of Medical Malpractice Insurance Carriers and the Patients' Bill of Rights," Medical Malpractice Seminar, University of Missouri-Kansas City Law School, 2001
  • "Conducting a Direct Examination Using Demonstrative Evidence,", American Association for Justice, 2001
  • "Hospital Joint Enterprise," Medical Malpractice Conference, Texas Tech and St. Mary's University Schools of Law, 2001
  • "Clinical Placental Pathology Issues to Consider in Obstetrical Malpractice Cases,", American Association for Justice, 2002
  • "You Have a Verdict , So What?," Litigation Tactics of ATLA All Stars, American Association for Justice, 2002
  • "Getting Punitive Damages in Delaware,", Delaware Trial Lawyers Association, 2002
  • "Cross-Examining Defendant Doctors/Experts,", Birth Trauma Litigation Group Meeting, American Association for Justice, 2002
  • "Untangling the Web of Anesthesia Negligence," Professional Negligence Litigation Group Meeting, American Association for Justice, 2002
  • "Mysterious Places to Find the Goods,", 13th Annual TTLA Medical Malpractice Conference, 2002
  • "Beating the Doubling-Time Defense in Breast Cancer Cases,", St. Mary's University-Texas Tech University Schools of Law Medical Malpractice Conference, 2002
  • "Problems in Proving Damages," 16th Annual Weekend with the Stars: Lessons Learned, ATLA's National College of Advocacy, 2002
  • "Triage & Tragedy; Negligence in the Emergency Room,", American Association for Justice America Mid-Winter Convention, 2003
  • "Litigating Shoulder Dystocia Cases", American Association for Justice Mid-Winter Convention, 2003
  • "Using Medicine to Make Your Case: pH Values," Litigating Catastrophically Injured Infant Cases Seminar, ATLA/BTLG, 2003
  • "Deposing the Defendant in a Medical Malpractice Case", Consumer Attorneys of California Annual Convention, 2003
  • "The Art of Cross Examination and Discovery,", Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys Annual Convention, 2003
  • "Persuasion Through Voir Dire,", Negligence in the Operating Room, American Association for Justice, 2003
  • "Brachial Plexus Birth Injuries", Texas Tech/St. Mary's Medical Malpractice Conference in San Antonio, 2003
  • "Inoculating Against Typical Medical Negligence Strategies and Defenses", American Association for Justice Winter Convention, 2004
  • "Yes Virginia, Med Mal Cases Can Still Be Won", PMA, 2004
  • "Effective Use of Experts", TTLA Mid-Year Seminar, June 11, 2004
  • "Rebuttal of Closing", Stalwarts/Hall of Fame Committee Education Program, July 3, 2004
  • "Steps to Take to Form a Successful Litigation Group and Membership Fundraising and Lobbying Assistance", Litigation Group Leader's Workshop, July 6, 2004
  • "Cross of Defense Experts at Trial", American Association for Justice Annual Convention, July 7, 2004
  • "Cross of Defense Experts at Trial", Convention Proceeding Acceptance Speech, July 29, 2004
  • "Investigating Experts", LA TLA, October 1, 2004
  • "Notwithstanding HB4, Victims in Texas Can Still Achieve Significant Redress; Find New Ways of Presenting Damages", Keeton Trial Conference, October 29, 2004
  • "Cross of Defense Expert at Trial", CAOC, Hawaii, 2004
  • "Settlements--Knowing When the Climb is Over", ATLA Weekend of the Stars, December 11, 2004
  • "The No-Holds Barred Deposition - Defanging the Bogus Medical Expert", STLA Speech, February 4, 2005
  • "Cross Examining the Defense Expert - New Techniques", American Association for Justice New Jersey Boardwalk Seminar, April 22, 2005
  • "Medical Malpractice", El Paso Bar Association Conference, Las Vegas, January 27, 2006
  • "Advocacy Track: Advocating for justice - Proving the Case Education Program", February 21, 2006
  • "Voir Dire/Jury Selection", Melvin Belli Seminar, Seattle, June 14, 2006
  • "Jury Selection and the Rules of the Road", AAJ Annual Convention, Chicago, June 15, 2007
  • "Rules of the Road - Tips For Preparing & Trying Your Case", ATLA-NJ Meadowlands Seminar, October 19, 2007

Pro Bono Activities

  • Vice President, Jewish Family Service of Dallas, 1989 - 1992
  • President, Jewish Family Service of Dallas, 1993 - 1994

Past Positions

  • State Representative Jim Mattox, Austin, Legislative Aide, 1973
  • U.S. Representative Alan Steelman, Washington, D.C., Legislative Aide, 1974
  • State Representative Jim Mattox, Austin, Administrative Assistant, 1975
  • House Study Group, Texas House of Representatives, Austin, Staff Director, 1975

Education

  • Southern Methodist University School of Law, Dallas, Texas, 1978
    J.D.
  • Claremont Men's College, 1975
    B.A.
    Honors: magna cum laude

Fees

Accepts Credit Cards

Articles

Published Works

  • "Settlement Week", Texas Legislature, 1989
  • Continuing Legal Education Seminars on Health Law, Medical Malpractice, and Litigation
  • "Operative Obstetrics", (Contributing Author), O'Grady & Gimovsky, 1995
  • "The 'Hospital Committee Privilege' After Barnes vs. Whittington", Texas Trial Lawyers Forum, 1988
  • "Investigating the Defendant Doctor", Trial Magazine, 1996
  • "Attacking the Brachial Plexus Injury Defense", (Co-Author), Trial Medical Malpractice, 2001

Office Information

Address

11551 Forest Central DriveSuite 300 Dallas, TX 75243 - 3924

Fax

  • (214) 987-2545

Office Hours

9am-5pm (M-F)

Achievements

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Included on the 2024 Texas list


Past Lists

  • 2023 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2022 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Texas Super Lawyers list
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  • 2017 Texas Super Lawyers list
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Honors

  • Texas Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters service, 2003 - 2009
  • Recipient, Wiedemann & Wysocki Award, American Association for Justice, 1999
  • Recipient, Wiedemann & Wysocki Award, American Association for Justice, 2002
  • Recipient, Wiedemann & Wysocki Award, American Association for Justice, 2003
  • Recipient, Wiedemann & Wysocki Award, American Association for Justice, 2004
  • Recipient, Wiedemann & Wysocki Award, American Association for Justice, 2005

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