J. Javier Gutierrez

The Gutierrez Law Firm, Inc.
5959 West Loop S
Suite 500
Houston, TX 77401
(713) 588-3300
www.gutierrezlawfirm.com


J. Javier Gutierrez is a trial lawyer and President of the Gutierrez Law Firm. Mr. Gutierrez has extensive experience representing individuals and families in personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits involving motor vehicle and workplace accidents. In recognition of his accomplishments, Mr. Gutierrez was invited to membership into The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 and The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40. He was also named a Texas Super Lawyer Rising Star in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017, and was named to Texas Super Lawyers in 2017 and 2018. Mr. Gutierrez is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

Mr. Gutierrez graduated magna cum laude from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio with his Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting. He then attended New York University School of Law where he was active in the Latino Law Students Association and the Courtroom Advocates Program as a domestic violence victim advocate. After receiving his JD  from NYU Law in 2004, he returned to Texas where he received his license the same year.  Javier worked as a federal law clerk for the Honorable United States District Judge Jerry L. Buchmeyer in the Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division for one year. Prior to joining the Gutierrez Law Firm in 2007, Mr. Gutierrez worked as a business litigation attorney in San Antonio’s largest law firm.

His participation in the legal community includes serving on the Board of Directors of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, serving as President of the Coastal Bend Bar Association, and serving as a Panel Chair for the State Bar of Texas Grievance Committee. Mr. Gutierrez is licensed to practice law in all Texas state courts; the Federal Courts of the Northern, Southern, Western and Eastern Districts of Texas; and the Federal Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

In addition to being actively involved in the legal community, Mr. Gutierrez is also a member, and former president, of the Rotary Club of San Diego, Texas, as well as a voting member of the Recording Academy and Latin Recoding Academy.

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

Houston Trial Lawyers Association

American Association for Justice

Coastal Bend Bar Association, Former President

Texas State Bar Grievance Committee Member, Former Panel Chair

Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Former Director

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

Lead counsel in wrongful death lawsuit against oilfield services companies for company vehicle crash; confidential multimillion-dollar settlement.

Lead counsel in catastrophic injury case against oilfield rental equipment company in 18-wheeler crash; confidential multimillion-dollar settlement.

Lead counsel in traumatic brain injury case against construction company; company vehicle struck plaintiff from behind; confidential multimillion-dollar settlement.

Lead counsel in two hand injury (crush injury and amputation) cases against oilfield services companies; confidential multimillion-dollar settlement (combined).

Lead counsel in workplace burn injury case against chemical manufacturing plant; confidential settlement in excess of $1 million.

Obtained two jury trial victories against a negligent automobile drivers represented by Allstate Insurance Company.

Co-counsel on fatality case involving train and vehicle collision (settled for confidential amount).

Lead counsel on wrongful death case involving forklift accident (settled for confidential amount).

Co- counsel on wrongful death case involving forklift accident (settled for confidential amount).

Defamation