William Harris Junell

Junell & Associates, PLLC
3737 Buffalo Speedway Ste 1850
Houston, TX 77098
(713) 623-7131
www.junell-law.com


EXPERIENCE AND PRACTICE AREA

Harris Junell was born Houston, Texas and is licensed to practice law in both Texas and Pennsylvania.

Harris is the managing partner of his law firm, Junell & Associates, PLLC. He is also serving as Of Counsel in the law firms of Bailey Peavy Bailey Cowan Heckaman, PLLC and the Potts Law Firm, LLP. His practice is devoted primarily to litigation matters where he focuses on various products liability, personal injury and complex commercial litigations. Harris has represented tens of thousands of clients who have been injured by exposure to asbestos, refinery explosions, dangerous drugs and medical devices. Some notable cases that he has been involved with include representing over 260 clients in the 2005 BP explosion in Texas City, and representing tens of thousands of clients involving the pharmaceutical drugs and devices: Zyprexa, Paxil, Phen-Fen, Avandia, Trasylol, Depuy Hip Implants, Depakote, Digitek, Pradaxa, Accutane, Zoloft, and Zofran to name a few.

Harris has also been the fund administrator and managed numerous IRS 1.468(b) qualified settlement funds for various pharmaceutical mass tort settlements and has been one of the lead attorneys in the administration, negotiation and resolution of various settlement agreements that have resolved over $2.5 billion in individual claims over the last 10 years.

Currently, Harris is one of the managing attorneys representing tens of thousands of women injured by the trans-vaginal mesh implants. He is one of the managing partners for the Mesh Litigation Center which works jointly with Bailey Peavy Bailey Cowan Heckaman, the Potts Law Firm and the Burnett Law Firm. Harris is also one of the lead negotiators and managing partners for the Mesh Claims Center, which is a firm set up to resolve over 20,000 claims against American Medical Systems.

Prior to joining the firm, Harris worked for Bracewell & Giuliani LLP, a national full service law firm with over 400 lawyers worldwide. Harris also clerked for the Honorable Chief Justice Scott Brister on the Fourteenth Court of Appeals in Houston, Texas. Before Harris became a lawyer, he worked as a Financial and Credit Risk Analyst in both commercial banking and private equity for several years. Harris serves on several boards in Houston and is married and has three children and a yellow lab named Sage. They all live in Houston, Texas.

EDUCATION AND ADMISSIONS
       
  • University of Texas (B.A.)
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  • University of Houston (J.D., cum laude)
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  • University of Houston (M.B.A.)

HONORS AND DISTINCTIONS
       
  • Texas Super Lawyers
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  • American Trial Lawyers Association – Top 100 Trial Lawyers
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  • Houston Law Review
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  • University of Texas – Silver Spurs Honorary Service Organization

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
       
  • State Bar of Texas
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  • State Bar of Pennsylvania
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  • American Bar Association
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  • American Trial Lawyers Association
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  • Texas Bar Foundation – Life Fellow
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  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
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  • Houston Bar Association
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  • Federal District Courts for the Southern District of Texas