John T. Kirtley, III is the trial attorney for Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough and has practiced law since 1988. He is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and in Civil Trial Law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Texas attorneys have given him the highest professional and ethical rating (AV), and they have selected him as a "Texas Super Lawyer," in 2006, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016, for the publishers of Law & Politics and Texas Monthly magazines.
Since 1988, Mr. Kirtley has litigated hundreds of cases involving automobile and trucking collisions, premises defects, wrongful death, construction accidents, dangerous products and prescription drugs, injured seamen and longshoremen, insurance claims, workers' compensation, employment-related claims, consumer and commercial transactions, sexual abuse, medical malpractice and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
Published appellate decisions include:
Michelsen v. Jones, 2011 Tex. App. LEXIS 5291 (Hou. [14th Dist] 2011, Memorandum Opinion) no pet
Bombardier Aero. Empl. Welfare Benefits Plan v. Mestemacher, et al, 354 F 3d. 348 (5th Cir. 2003) cert. denied
Harris County v. Franks, 875 S.W.2d 1 (Tex. App. - Hou. [1st Dist.] 1994, no writ)
Aguilar v. Wenglar Construction Co., 871 S.W.2d 829 (Tex. App. - Corpus Christi 1994, no writ)
Mr. Kirtley is licensed to practice in Texas, Arkansas, Colorado, District of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Wisconsin; the United States Northern, Eastern, Western and Southern District Courts of Texas; the United States Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas; the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth and Sixth Circuit; and the United States Supreme Court.
Professional memberships include: The National Trial Lawyers Association (Top 100 Trial Lawyers); American Association for Justice; American Bar Association; Texas Trial Lawyers Association; Dallas Trial Lawyers Association; and Houston Bar Association.
As a native Houstonian, Mr. Kirtley graduated with honors from the University of Houston. He earned his law degree from South Texas College of Law where he was awarded the American Jurisprudence Award in Civil Trial Advocacy.