Tom Stilwell

Houston Aviation and Litigation Attorney

Tom Stilwell possesses the experience you can count on. Tom is highly competitive and brings relentless preparation and aggressive strategy to every case. In the first half of his career, Tom handled high-stakes personal injury and business litigation for Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies as a partner in three national law firms. This invaluable experience taught him how to create convincing themes that shape the outcome of the trial.

Tom is well known in the aviation arena.  In the past, Tom represented multiple airlines and aviation manufacturers in state and federal lawsuits.  Now, Tom uses his experience to assist passengers and claimants in claims against the airlines, aircraft manufacturers, and maintenance companies.  Tom has spoken at airline conferences, taught at legal aviation seminars, and  published articles on the Air Carrier Access Act, the Montreal Treaty, the Warsaw Convention, and the impact of federal regulation on claims.

Tom has successfully handled wheelchair injuries, turbulence claims, overhead bin cases, electric cart impacts, and boarding/deplaning incidents .  He’s also been involved in multiple helicopter crashes and aircraft crashes throughout his career.

Tom also has extensive oilfield experience.  In one oilfield case, Tom maximized the economic recovery for his clients obtaining a more than $33 million dollar recovery.  Tom has also tried cases dealing with on-shore gas drilling, hydraulic fracturing, and oil field explosions.  Early in his career, Tom became one of the national trial counsel for an international oilfield equipment manufacturer handling losses caused by explosions, fires, blowouts, valve failures and human error.

For individual clients, Tom has also developed an active probate and will contest practice. If your family has suffered a loss, Tom’s litigation experience is invaluable.  Tom helps make the probate process and easy and efficient one for his clients.

Tom graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1991 with a degree in Economics and obtained his law degree from the University of Houston Law Center (cum laude) in 1994. Tom is licensed to practice before the Texas state courts as well as the United States Federal District Courts for the Southern, Western, Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas and the United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit.

Tom is a former board member for the Houston Area Women’s Center and he also remains involved in the Houston Bar Association’s work and support for The Center Servings Persons with disAbility. Tom is proud Houstonian and devoted to Betsy Eason, and together they raise two wonderful children.

Tom would be happy to talk with you today. Feel free to contact us, or to send Tom an email at or give him a call at (w) 713-931-1311 or (c) 832-274-6749.

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      Tom Stilwell is the finest attorney I have used in my 30 years in business.

      Christopher Luke

      CEO, Metal Sawing Technology


      We have one goal: protecting you.  We focus on helping you land on your feet in any claim or case.   From the first meeting, we work with you to understand your needs and develop the strategy to achieve the best outcome for you.

      Your goal is our goal.  It’s what we focus on from day one.


      Your family is personal to you.  And, it is personal to us too.  We handle your case just as if it were one of us.  Because to us,  you are family.

      Each and every case is strategically prepared.


      We make every case easy for a judge and jury to understand so they decide in your favor.  We communicate with you in plain language and we avoid legal-speak.

      We make your goals easy to achieve.

      Operating from Houston, Texas

      We help injured airline passengers no matter where they are.  We also handle business litigation and personal injury cases throughout Texas.  Wherever you are, that’s where we want to be.

      The Stilwell Law Firm is ready to help you. The Stilwell Law Firm knows Aviation Law and Personal Injury Litigation. Call the Stilwell Law Firm for your free consultation today: 713-931-1311 or 832-274-6749 .

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