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The Gutierrez Law Firm, Inc. Wins Prestigious 2014 Litigator Award

SEP 08 | 2015

The Gutierrez Law Firm, Inc. Wins Prestigious 2014 Litigator Award

Edited by Amy Harris

The Gutierrez Law Firm, Inc. named 2014 Litigator Award Winner™. Having been conferred this prestigious National Award, the firm ranks among the Top 1% of all lawyers for: Product Liability, Catastrohic Injury and Trucking Accident Litigation.

BELLEVUE, WASHINGTON: SEPT. 8, 2015 - The Gutierrez Law Firm, Inc., a trial law firm located in Alice, Texas, was awarded the prestigious 2014 Litigator Award™ for extraordinary achievement within the field(s) of: Product Liability, Catastrohic Injury and Trucking Accident Litigation.

Justly standing as the nations most coveted symbol of “Litigation Achievement”, this unrivaled annual honor recognizes trial lawyers {firms} who have attained extraordinary litigation achievement within one or more of 72 pre-defined “Practice Specialty” categories. Based strictly on “Verdict and/or Settlement” dollar achievement rather than peer popularity, the Litigator Awards™ are perhaps the most rigorous and openly judged trial law rating. Simply being nominated is to be set among the elite of the profession. Those awarded are generally considered among the finest trial lawyers in the nation.

To be Award Eligible, Nominees must prove achievement of litigation “Performance Benchmarks” that includes not less than:

a). Two verified “Verdicts or Settlements” of at-least $1 Million Dollars in any one Practice Specialty category within the preceding 5 year period prior to Nomination*, or

b). One verified “Verdict or Settlement” of at-least $5 Million Dollars in any one Practice Specialty category within the preceding 10 year period prior to Nomination**, or

c). One verified “Verdict or Settlement” of at-least $10 Million Dollars in any one Practice Specialty category within the preceding 20 year period prior to Nomination.

It is a feat achieved by fewer than 1% of all Lawyers, and truly a testament to each Award Recipient’s remarkable performance relative to peers. Of the nearly 1.1 Million lawyers considered, only a select few per State or DMA, will achieve the distinction of being awarded annually in any given Practice Specialty*.

Winning a 2014 Litigator Award™ is a “Powerful Endorsement” of superior litigation achievement that provides discerning clientele {as well as referring professionals} with a strong reason to trust their case with an Award Recipient. Moreover, it offers a testament to their remarkable performance relative to peers.

Standing among the Top 1% of all Lawyers, The Gutierrez Law Firm has amassed an enviable record that includes, but is not limited to, the following notable case results:

Product Liability Case
Alaniz v Ford Motor Company
Verdict or Settlement: $110 Million Dollars

Catastrophic Injury Case
Confidential
Verdict or Settlement: $3 Million Dollars

Truck Accident
Confidential
Verdict or Settlement: $2.25 Million Dollars

Catastrophic Injury Case
Confidential
Verdict or Settlement: $1.8 Million Dollars

Truck Accident
Confidential
Verdict or Settlement: $7.5 Million Dollars


To learn more go to: www.LitigatorAwards.com

Media Contact

Amy G. Harris
2014 Litigator Awards™
(800) 992-9049
info@LitigatorAwards.com

Law Firm Profile

The Gutierrez Law Firm, Inc.

700 East Third Street
Alice, Texas 78332
(361) 664-7377
info@gutierrezlawfirm.com

ABOUT THE LAWYERS

Baldemar F. Gutierrez, Esq.
Baldemar F. Gutierrez is the founder of the Gutierrez Law Firm. Mr. Gutierrez has over 35 years of legal experience representing victims of vehicle and workplace injuries. He is a member of two elite organizations, the American Board of Trial Advocates and the National Association of Distinguished Counsel. In addition to many other multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements in his career, Mr. Gutierrez served on the trial team that obtained a $110 million jury verdict against Ford Motor Company in a wrongful death case in Duval County, Texas.Mr. Gutierrez is also a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and was named a Texas Super Lawyer in 2011. He was named the Hispanic Alumni of the Year by the Thurgood Marshall School of Law in recognition of his contributions to the legal field and the Hispanic community, and received the Community Leader Award from the American GI Forum.

Mr. Gutierrez attended the Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University. He graduated with his Juris Doctor in 1977 and gained his license to practice law in Texas that same year. The following year, Mr. Gutierrez founded The Gutierrez Law Firm, Inc. In his practice, Mr. Gutierrez has been aggressive in pursuing personal injury claims on behalf of his clients, specifically related to workplace injury, product liability, and wrongful death. He has also been successful in recovering compensation in numerous consumer fraud and underinsured motorist cases.

Baldemar is licensed to practice law in all Texas state courts and the Federal Courts of the Southern District of Texas.In addition to representing injury and wrongful death clients at the Gutierrez Law Firm, Mr. Gutierrez serves as the Duval County Attorney.

Javier Gutierrez, Esq.
Javier Gutierrez, Esq. 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, and 2015 and featured in Texas Monthly magazine. 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 in 2004, he returned to Texas where he received his license the same year, and worked as a federal law clerk for the Honorable United States District Judge Jerry L. Buchmeyer in the Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division. Prior to joining the Gutierrez Law Firm in 2007, Mr. Gutierrez worked as a business litigation attorney in San Antonio’s largest law firm, Cox Smith. Since joining the Gutierrez Law Firm, he has continued to successfully represent business clients as well as personal injury claimants.

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 also a member of the College of the State Bar of Texas and the American Association for Justice.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.

Ana Laura Gutierrez, Esq.
Ana Laura Gutierrez is trial lawyer with the Gutierrez Law Firm. Ms. Gutierrez is a former prosecutor, and she brings extensive trial experience to the firm. Ms. Gutierrez represents individuals and families who have been injured or killed in automobile or workplace accidents. Ms. Gutierrez has been named to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40, a professional organization composed of the top trial lawyers from each state or regions of certain highly-populated states who are younger than the age of 40.Membership into The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40 is by invitation only.Invitees must exemplify superior qualifications, trial results, and leadership as a young lawyer under the age of 40.

She received her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio in 2003, and earned her Juris Doctor from Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University in 2009. After graduation, Ms. Gutierrez worked as an Assistant District Attorney in Jim Wells and Brooks Counties. As an Assistant District Attorney, she gained trial expertise in handling serious felony cases, including border crime cases. In 2011, she joined the Gutierrez Law Firm and has served as lead counsel on a variety of personal injury and wrongful death matters, including catastrophic oilfield accident cases.

She is currently licensed to appear before all Texas state courts and is a member of the Coastal Bend Bar Association, the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, and the American Association for Justice.


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