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 just what to do to maximize your position and aggressively pursue your recovery.
Tom is well known in the aviation arena having been on both sides of the docket. In the past, Tom represented multiple airlines in state and federal lawsuits, and today, Tom represents various passengers against multiple domestic and international airlines. Tom has spoken at airline conferences, taught at legal aviation seminars, and published articles on the Air Carrier Access Act, the rights and duties owed to passengers in international aviation, and the impact of federal regulation on airline passenger claims. For clients like you, Tom has has successfully pursued wheelchair injuries, turbulence claims, overhead bin cases, electric cart impacts, and boarding/deplaning incidents against several different airlines. He’s also been involved in multiple helicopter crashes and aircraft crashes throughout his career.
Tom is no stranger to the courtroom and has been retained to handle cases in Texas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Colorado and Pennsylvania. Tom’s successful approach to litigation has maximized the economic recovery for his clients including a more than $33 million dollar award for one offshore pipeline company.
Tom first started trying cases at the international law firm Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP (now known as Norton Rose). After becoming a partner at Fulbright, Tom successfully represented airlines and air carriers, aviation manufacturers, oil field equipment manufactures, and exploration & production companies in all types of commercial, personal injury, and product liability litigation. Thereafter, Tom moved to Sutherland Asbill to assist in building its Houston litigation group. While there, Tom focused on commercial litigation, maritime and admiralty claims for offshore service companies and pipeline companies. Tom later joined Baker Hostetler’s energy team where he tried cases dealing with on-shore gas drilling, hydraulic fracturing, and oil field explosions. 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. Just as often, Tom enforced the company’s contractual rights under its master service agreements, pursuing recovery of defense, indemnity and insurance costs.
In short, Tom knows how the other side thinks, and he understands what you are up against. He’s been there.
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 remains actively involved in fundraising to support the organization. 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. Send Tom an email at Tom@TStilwell.com or give him a call at (w) 713-931-1111 or (c) 832-274-6749.
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