For over thirty years, I have been helping Texas personal injury victims battle large corporations and insurance companies. I fight relentlessly to secure the financial future of families who have lost a loved one or individuals who have been seriously injured. Many years ago, I limited my practice to personal injury litigation. Now, I limit the cases I accept to those who are seriously injured and families who have lost a loved one in a wrongful death accident. By limiting the number of cases I take on, I am able to devote the time and attention necessary to fight for maximum compensation for my clients.
The most important element to my practice is our personal relationship with clients. Many severely injured victims and their families have become lifelong friends.
My Early Life
I grew up in a small farming community in western Nebraska. After high school, I received a degree in business from the University of Nebraska. Shortly after that, I was awarded a law (JD) degree from the University of Nebraska - College of Law in 1982. After law school, I attended the University of Denver, obtaining my second law degree, an LLM, in 1983. In 1983, I moved to Houston and took a job with a boutique law firm as an associate. A few years later, I opened the Baumgartner Law Firm and started my personal injury litigation career.
Giving Back To The Community My wife, Stacy, and I have two sons who attended school in northwest Houston at Cypress Creek high school. The Baumgartner family has always sought to give back to the community by supporting local charities such as the MS Society (MS 150) and also such charities as SIRE and the Houston 100 Club and Local youth sports teams and other charitable organizations.Our family is also extremely proud of the Panhellenic Building at Baylor University bearing Stacy's name.
On a personal note, I take great pride in mentoring young men who do not have an active father figure in their life. I offer college scholarships to help motivated young people obtain a higher education. Beyond that, I coach youth sports teams. I value the opportunity to interact with today's youth in a positive manner.
Dedicated to Helping People The most rewarding part of the practice of law for me is the personal relationships built with clients over the years. Many severely injured victims and their families have become lifelong friends of the Baumgartner family. We are extremely proud to have defense lawyers frequently refer family members and friends to the Baumgartner Law Firm for representation after a serious injury accident.
30+ YEARS OF EXPERIENCE
AWARDS Preeminent Rated for Over 15 Years Two Time Recipient of Who's Who Top Lawyer ? Houstonia Magazine Perfect "10" Rating ? AVVO Highest Peer Review Rating ? Martindale (Perfect 5.0) Highest Client Rating ? Martindale (Perfect 5.0) Million Dollar Advocates (Less Than 1% Of All Attorneys) Featured in Newsweek ? (Best Personal Injury Lawyers) Double Law Degrees ? (Less Than 1% Of All Attorneys)
EDUCATION Juris Doctor @ University of Nebraska  Master of Law (LLM) @ University of Denver 
BAR MEMBERSHIP Colorado State Bar Texas State Bar American Bar Association