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Archie Carl Pierce - Austin, TX

4700 Mueller Blvd.Suite 200 Austin, TX 78723

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Updated: 02/18/2024

Austin General Civil Litigation Lawyer

Overview

I was born in Bryan while my Dad was attending veterinary school at Texas A&M. I was raised in the Galena Park/North Shore area of East Houston. That is the "north shore" of the ship channel. I attended the University of Texas where I met my future wife Jo. To the surprise of many, primarily my parents, I graduated from the University and was fortunate enough to be granted admission by the kind folks at the University of Houston to their very fine law school...

I was born in Bryan while my Dad was attending veterinary school at Texas A&M. I was raised in the Galena Park/North Shore area of East Houston. That is the "north shore" of the ship channel. I attended the University of Texas where I met my future wife Jo. To the surprise of many, primarily my parents, I graduated from the University and was fortunate enough to be granted admission by the kind folks at the University of Houston to their very fine law school. At this time, I decided it was time to try studying for a change. That endeavor was made easier by the fact that I always wanted to be a lawyer and enjoyed law school. I, in fact, distinguished myself to some extent by becoming a member of the Houston Law Review and by being admitted into the Order of Barons (the highest honorary legal scholastic society at the University of Houston Law School).

Jo, being from the small town of Lockhart just south of Austin, would have nothing to do with living in Houston. So upon graduating from law school, we moved back to Austin and I became a briefing attorney for Judge H.P. Green on the Court of Criminal Appeals. Shortly thereafter, good fortune shined upon me again and I was hired as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Texas. In that job, I came under the tutelage of several fine trial lawyers and discovered I had some talent in that regard. I tried over 40 jury trials while at the U.S. Attorney's Office and appeared over a dozen times before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. One of my most notable trials was the prosecution of Jimmy Chagra on drug charges after the assassination of Judge John H. Wood Jr. That trial was chronicled in the book “Dirty Dealing.” Another trial of mine, involving the failed assassination attempt on a grand jury witness that resulted in the death of two innocent bystanders, was chronicled in the book “The Rio Grande Sniper Killings.”

In 1984, I went into private practice with a group of lawyers, many of whom I continue to practice with to this day and consider my dear friends. Since that time, I have tried over 50 civil jury trials in state and federal court.

I am Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), an invitation only organization comprised of distinguished trial lawyers on both the plaintiff and defense side of the docket. I have been included in Texas Super Lawyer® magazine (a Thomson Reuters publication) from its inception in 2003 through 2023.

Representative Work

For the past 34 years, my trial practice has been on the civil side of the docket, including prosecuting and defending all types of personal injury and damage claims, examples of which include:

  • Serving as one of the lead attorneys of the Wright & Greenhill trial team that prosecuted civil Texas Medicaid Fraud Prevention Act cases against three of the largest generic drug manufacturers in the world and obtained settlements resulting in payments of $300 million dollars to the State of Texas and the United States;
  • Obtaining no liability verdicts for police officers and municipalities in four different excessive force cases;
  • Obtaining a no liability verdict for a school bus operator arising out of the death of six-year old special needs student;
  • Obtaining no liability verdicts in two different cases for drivers alleged to have wrongfully caused the death of a pedestrian;
  • Obtaining a no liability verdict for a municipal utility district alleged to have engaged in sexual discrimination against one of its employees;
  • Obtaining a judgment in excess of $840,000 against a California corporation for contaminating a municipal utility district’s water wells after the failure of a sewage lift station.

About Archie Carl Pierce

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Shareholder

Practice Areas

  • General Civil Litigation
  • Federal Civil Rights Defense
  • Insurance Defense
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Directors and Officers Liability
  • Personal Injury and Premises Litigation

Litigation

  • 100%

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1974
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit

Specialties and Certifications

  • Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law, Board of Legal Specialization

Other Affiliations

  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) (Member)
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel

Past Positions

  • Western District of Texas, Assistant United States Attorney, 1976 - 1984
  • Judge H.P. Green, Court of Criminal Appeals, Briefing Attorney

Education

  • University of Houston Law Center, Houston, Texas, 1974
    J.D.
    Honors: Order of Barons and Houston Law Review
  • University of Texas, Austin, Texas, 1971
    B.A.

Fees

Accepts Credit Cards

Office Information

Address

4700 Mueller Blvd.Suite 200 Austin, TX 78723

Fax

  • 512-476-5382

Achievements

Other Sources of Feedback About Archie Carl Pierce

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
  • 2018 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2009 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2008 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2007 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2006 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2005 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2004 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2003 Texas Super Lawyers list

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Honors

  • Texas Super Lawyer® magazine (a ThomsonReuters publication), 2003 - 2018

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