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Thomas J Henry Family Pledges $50,000 to Elf Louise

Author Staff Writer

SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Dec. 4, 2014) -- Shortly after giving away Thanksgiving turkeys to nearly 8,000 families in South Texas just two weeks ago, San Antonio attorney Thomas J Henry has broken out of his annual turkey trot and hopped on his Christmas sleigh to make one more very important delivery.  

To San Antonio’s very own Elf Louise Christmas Project, Mr Henry and his family are pledging $50,000 to the Elf Louise Radio-thon this weekend in the hope that others will give too!  In a generous effort to help Elf Louise raise $200,000 this weekend, Henry will provide a 25% match to every donation made to Elf Louise. The two day radio-thon will air on News  Radio 1200 WOAI starting this Friday at North Star Mall.  Mr Henry will personally participate on the radio-thon this Saturday.

“I don’t know of a better way to help 19,000 families in the San Antonio area than through the Elf Louise Christmas Project. They are an extraordinary, all-volunteer organization committed to delivering Christmas joy to those less fortunate,” said Henry.  “We can all make the holidays brighter for everyone, hopefully my support will encourage others to donate as well.”

 Henry’s pledge couldn’t come at a better time according to Elf Louise founder, Louise Locker.

“We lost several significant donors from last year and I was terrified that we wouldn’t be able to take care of all the families that need our help. I reached out to a friend whom approached Thomas J Henry on our behalf“, stated Locker. “When I got the call from Thomas himself, our prayers were answered,” she added.

Donations can be made through the News Radio 1200 WOAI radio-thon or online at www.ElfLouise.org 

About Elf Louise

The project began in 1969 when our founder, Louise Locker, was a student at Trinity University in San Antonio. She found that for many San Antonio families, Christmas just did not exist. Louise began to look for a way to provide a few Christmas presents to some of these children. That first year, with the help of a friend, she collected gifts for children in 13 families. From that Christmas forward, the organization has been nothing short of a holiday miracle for the San Antonio area!

The Elf Louise Christmas Project is a 501 (C) (3) Non-profit organization staffed by all volunteers and funded by donations only. 98 cents of each dollar donated goes directly to the purchase and delivery of the toys.

The Elf Louise Christmas Project relies solely on the help of donations from grass roots San Antonio and from businesses that want to share their blessings at Christmas. People can also donate toys, but since Elf Louise needs over 60,000 gifts annually, we have to purchase many of them to meet the need of over 19,000 families. Their current budget is over $316,000. Those donations ARE 100% deductible.

About Thomas J. Henry

Thomas J. Henry is the founder of Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys, one of the largest personal injury firms in the United States. Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys has been representing injured victims nationwide for more than 25 years, specializing in wrongful death, on the job injury, child injury, pharmaceutical litigation, product liability, catastrophic injury, and company vehicle accident cases.

Thomas J. Henry is a member of the American Bar Association, Texas Bar Association, and Texas Trial Lawyers Association.

He is a lifetime member of the Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forums and has been named a “Top 100 Trial Lawyer” by the National Trial Lawyers and a "Top Birth Injury Advocate" by Parenting Magazine.

He was also recently named one of the “10 Best Personal Injury Attorneys of 2014” by Newsweek.com.

Mr. Henry is well-known for his philanthropy, having provided for numerous local, national, and international causes throughout his career. He strives to ensure that his success is spread in the community and, on a greater scale, throughout the United States and the world. It is his personal belief that only through human interaction and helping others can we form a closer community, closer country, and closer world.

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Client Cleared in Fiance’s Death After Fatal Accident is Linked to GM Ignition Switch Recall

Author Susan Harr

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (Nov. 24, 2014) -- A Van Zandt County Judge ruled Monday that Texas resident Candice Anderson had been wrongfully convicted for a fatal car crash that severely injured her and claimed the life of her fiancé, Gene Erickson, overturning a negligent homicide conviction from nearly 10 years earlier.

Erickson died on November 15, 2004 after Anderson lost control of her 2004 Saturn Ion and hit a tree.

Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys was hired by Candice Anderson several months ago to handle her GM ignition switch recall case. Upon being retained by Candice Anderson, Thomas J. Henry's firm hired experts to review her case. In reviewing the case, they looked at critical evidence surrounding the death of her fiancé, Gene Erickson.

"As evidence was discovered and presented to GM, it became clear this was one of the vehicles GM acknowledged to have been defective," co-counsel Thomas J. Henry stated.

Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys, along with co-counsel on the case, filed a Habeas Corpus motion in district court. The court reviewed said motion and earlier today found that Candice Anderson was innocent involving the death of Mr. Erickson.

"This moment for our client, Ms. Anderson, was extremely important because it exonerated her from the accusations and the finding of guilt that had previously plagued her life," co-counsel Thomas J. Henry stated. "It is unfortunate to know that GM as a corporation had this information in their files and let this innocent woman be found guilty of a crime that she did not commit," he said, adding, "this type of corporate behavior must be stopped and the true culprits involving the death of Mr. Erickson should be brought to justice in our criminal and civil system."

In the first three months of 2014, GM recalled millions of vehicles for issues with the ignition switch which could cause the vehicles to stall and lose power.

The recall notice stated that should engine power loss occur, the vehicle could also experience loss of power steering, power brakes, and airbag functionality. The recall has been linked to 35 deaths and thousands of injuries.

Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys currently represents 82 individuals claiming to have lost a loved one in an accident involving a recalled GM vehicle and represents 1,300 people throughout the country affected by the recall.

Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys was one of the first firms in the country to accept GM ignition switch recall cases. The firm has since been instrumental in negotiating compensation terms in the Feinberg Compensation Fund and also has numerous cases pending in the multi-district litigation against GM in Judge Furman's Federal Court in the Southern District of New York.

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Thomas J. Henry Turkey Giveaway Kicks Off This Friday

Author Susan Harr

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX (November 18, 2014) -- This Friday marks the official kickoff of the 2014 Thomas J. Henry Turkey Giveaway. Semi-trucks containing thousands of turkeys will be parked outside our offices as we arrange a special pick-up for churches and non-profit organizations. Come watch as we give away the first turkeys of the season to our local churches and organizations.  Interested media is invited to attend. 

This is all in preparation for the main event on Saturday (November 22) during which we will give away thousands of Thanksgiving turkeys to residents in Corpus Christi, Freer, and Alice, Texas.

For more than 15 years, South Texas residents have participated in the Thomas J. Henry Turkey Giveaway, coming for the free turkey, and taking away much more. More than 300,000 families have been affected since the first Turkey Giveaway and it is their individual stories that make this event worthwhile for everyone involved.

Additions in recent years include additional pick-up sites in Alice and Freer and an expanded Kid’s Zone (at the Corpus Christi location) with Santa Claus, a petting zoo, clowns, carnival games, face painting and more.

SPECIAL PICK-UP FOR CHURCHES/NONPROFITS

Date: Friday, November 21, 2014

Location/Time:

  • Corpus Christi
    • Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys Main Office (521 Starr St.)
    • 2pm - 4pm

2014 THOMAS J. HENRY TURKEY GIVEAWAY MAIN EVENT

Date: Saturday, November 22, 2014

Locations/Times:

  • Alice
    • VFW (2300 North Texas Blvd.)
    • 8am – 9am
  • Freer
    • Freer HS Football Field (615 S. Norton Ave.)
    • 9am – 10am
  • Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys Main Office (521 Starr St.)
    • 10am – 2pm
    • Corpus Christi

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