Don Foty

Kennedy Hodges L.L.P.
4409 Montrose Blvd Ste 200
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 523-0001
www.kennedyhodges.com


Don Foty is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He represents individuals in class and collective action lawsuits as well as those suffering from severe personal injuries.  He was born in Houston, Texas and raised in San Marcos, Texas. After graduating summa cum laude from high school, he attended The University of Texas at Austin where he studied finance and was admitted into the business honors program, where selection is reserved only for top students. During college, he worked for a Fortune 500 company while completing his studies and earned the "University Honors" award.

After graduating from The University of Texas at Austin, he attended the University of Houston Law Center. He was very active in Law Center activities, including being a member of the Mock Trial Team. After graduating from law school, he immediately began helping others and has represented thousands of clients in nearly every state in the country.  

Throughout his career, he has recovered close to $100,000,000.00 in settlements and verdicts for his clients.  He is listed as one of the top 40 lawyers in Texas under the age of 40 by the National Trial Lawyers Association, one of the top 100 civil trial lawyers in the U.S. by the National Trial Lawyers Association, and one of the top 100 lawyers in the U.S. in employment law by the National Advocates.  He has also been recognized as a "Rising Star" in Texas by the Super Lawyers publication every year since 2012 and as one of Houston's top lawyers by Houstonia magazine. Mr. Foty has been interviewed by numerous local and national news organizations on various subjects related to the civil justice system and many of his cases have been featured nationally in the media.

Verdicts and Settlements Include:

$11 million settlement in a wage and hour collective action
$10.7 million verdict in a daycare abuse case
$4.35 million settlement in a wage and hour class/collective action
$2.8 million settlement in a wage and hour collective action
$2.7 million settlement in a wage and hour collective action
$2.35 million settlement in a wage and hour class/collective action
$2.3 million settlement in a wage and hour collective action
$1.8 million jury verdict in a medical malpractice case
$1.7 million settlement in a wage and hour collective action
$1.5 million settlement in a wage and hour class action
$1.3 million settlement in a products liability case
$1.1 million settlement in a wage and hour collective action
$1.1 million settlement in an industrial accident case
$1 million settlement in a workplace explosion case
$1 million settlement in a wage and hour class action

Areas of Practice

Class and collective actions
Wage and Hour
18-Wheeler Truck Accidents
Medical Malpractice
Birth Injuries
Pharmacy Malpractice
Industrial Accidents
Products Liability
Recalled Products
Commercial Litigation
ERISA
WARN Act

Certified Legal Specialties

Board Certified, Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Bar Admissions

Texas
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
U.S District Court District of Colorado
U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan
U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit

Education

University of Houston Law Center
Mock Trial Team
Journal of Consumer and Commercial Law
The University of Texas at Austin
Bachelor of Business Administration
University Honors Award
Business Honors Program

Honors and Awards_

Texas Monthly and Thomson Reuters "Rising Star," 2012 - Present
Named as a "Top 40 Trial Lawyer Under 40" by The National Trial Lawyers Association
Top 100 Civil Trial Lawyers - The National Trial Lawyers Association
Top 100 Employment Attorneys - The National Advocates
Top 10 Attorneys Under 40 in Texas, National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys, 2014
Million Dollar Advocates Forum Member
Named one of Houston's Top Lawyers by Houstonia Magazine, 2014 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

The State Bar of Texas
Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit
National Employment Lawyers Association
Texas Trial Lawyers Association
American Association for Justice
Distinguished Faculty, Houston Bar Association

Articles and Speeches

Houston Bar Association - December 3, 2015 - "Current Trends and Hot Topics Under the Fair Labor Standards Act"
http://www.hba.org/current-trends-hot-topics-fair-labor-standards-act/
Contributing author to the American Bar Association FLSA Midwinter Report, 2016, 2017, 2018
Featured guest on TalkZone.com's The Minimum Wage Debate