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Thomas J. Henry and Family Distribute School Supplies on the First Day of School

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SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS (August 23, 2016) – San Antonio attorney Thomas J. Henry participated in the SA YES school supplies distribution yesterday, sponsoring free supply kits that were distributed to students on their first day of school.

Every year, SA YES partners with multiple elementary schools throughout San Antonio and South Texas with the goal of providing free school supplies to every student in those schools. The program has successfully provided more than 200,000 students with essential school supplies since 1998.

This is the second year that Thomas J. Henry and his family have participated in the program. In addition to sponsoring the event, the Henry family also helped distribute school supply packets to individual students throughout Bexar County.

Thomas J. Henry is also a proud sponsor of the SA YES Annual Golf Classic and the SA TES Annual Taste of Education Dinner.

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Thomas J. Henry and Family Sponsor 7th Annual Apollo in the Hamptons Fundraiser

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SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS (August 22, 2016) – On Saturday, August 20th, San Antonio attorney Thomas J. Henry worked alongside A-list celebrities and chart-topping musicians to sponsor the Apollo Theater’s 7th Annual Apollo in the Hamptons benefit.

The star-studded event included dinner, dancing, and special performances by Pharrell Williams, The Roots, Jon Bon Jovi, Lionel Richie, Joe Walsh, Usher, Ciara, Kimberly Nichole of The Voice, and Gwen Stefani featuring a duet with Blake Shelton.

Thomas J. Henry attended the event with his wife, Azteca Henry, and their daughter, Maya, with the goal of contributing to yet another good cause. The event raised $5 million that will help preserve the historic theater as well as support community engagement programs aiding thousands of students, families, and community organizations.

Founded by Ronald O. Perelman, the Apollo in the Hamptons benefit has a reputation for attracting celebrities, socialites, and political figures with philanthropic interests. Among this year’s attendees were David Foster, Katie Holmes, Jennifer Lopez, Jack Nicholson, Chris Rock, Robert and Hope Smith, New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo, and Former Secretary of State Colin Powell.

One of New York’s Oldest Cultural Cornerstones

Since 1934, the Apollo Theater has served as a pillar for the Harlem community. Previously the site of a whites-only venue, the theater has become synonymous with the rise of African-American culture in popular media and helped to launch numerous legendary performers, including Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday, Sammy Davis, Jr., James Brown, Bill Cosby, Gladys Knight, Luther Vandross, D’Angelo, Jay-Z, and Lauryn Hill. In 1987, it became the set of the nationally syndicated televisions show Showtime at the Apollo, which ran for an astonishing 21-years.

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Thomas J. Henry Named a “Texas Leader in Law” by Forbes Magazine

 

Publication to Run Feature Celebrating Thomas J. Henry’s Success and Philanthropy

 SAN ANTONIO, TX (July 13, 2016) – Forbes Magazine has named Thomas J. Henry a “Texas Leader in Law.” The respected business magazine considered a number of facets of Mr. Henry’s career before awarding him this accolade. Among those noted by the publication were Mr. Henry’s ability to secure large financial awards, his positive reputation among professional peers, and his dedication to philanthropy at the local, national, and global levels. As part of the accolade, Forbes Magazine is scheduled to run a profile feature of Thomas J. Henry later this month. The feature will celebrate Mr. Henry’s success as a litigator as well as his beneficence towards his clients and community.

Also this year, Thomas J. Henry was featured in Legal Leaders’ Texas’ Top Rated Lawyer guide. In February, his firm received the 2015 Litigator Award for extraordinary achievements in the fields of auto accident, catastrophic injury, personal injury, and negligent security litigation, and, in March, the firm was recognized as a “Premier Law Firm of 2016” by Newsweek.com.

Thomas J. Henry is also a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi Million Dollar Advocates Forum – the latter of which is recognized as one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States with less than 1% of U.S. lawyers listed as members. Mr. Henry has also been declared a Lifetime Charter member of Rue Ratings’Best Attorneys in America.”

 

Thomas J. Henry Featured on The Steve Harvey Show

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SAN ANTONIO, TX (July 12, 2016) — San Antonio Attorney Thomas J. Henry was featured on The Steve Harvey Show this Tuesday for a segment in which he provided new, insider details on the $6 million Quinceanera he threw for his daughter, Maya.

Viewers were able to relive the event through photos and video taken at the party as Thomas J. Henry and his family discussed a variety of topics, including the design and building of the venue at which the party was held, the electrifying performances by music icons Pitbull and Nick Jonas, and how they came to decisions concerning the fashion and presentation of the luxurious event.

Thomas J. Henry also discussed his motivations for throwing such a lavish party for his daughter, and addressed a number of hate messages he and his family received from complete strangers after news of the party hit national publications.

[EXCLUSIVE VIDEO] Thomas J. Henry Releases Shocking New Evidence in Gilbert Flores Shooting Case

BREAKING NEWS: The Daily Mail publishes article regarding the new evidence in Gilbert Flores case. Click Here to View: “EXCLUSIVE: Police who ‘executed’ unarmed father with his hands up ‘lied under oath’ that he was just six feet from them – and FBI footage proves it, claims lawyer”

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS (July 5, 2016) New evidence released in a lawsuit pending in the death of Gilbert Flores, a San Antonio man whose shooting by Sheriff’s deputies garnered national attention last year after home video showed Flores with both hands raised in surrender prior to being shot by the officers, highlights misrepresentations regarding the incident by the Sheriff’s Department, attorneys for the plaintiffs in the case allege.

An FBI-enhanced video of the shooting, a schematic diagram of the crime scene, and sworn statements by the deputies involved were made public recently as part of a lawsuit filed by Flores family against the deputies and the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office. According to attorneys representing the Flores family, the new evidence highlights glaring inconsistencies between deputy’s statements (which were made before any videos were made public) and the FBI-enhanced video of the shooting and investigator’s schematic diagram of the crime scene.

“The factual statements made by officers Vasquez and Sanchez in these written statements are in direct conflict with the video tape of the shooting and are in crucial portions complete fabrications,” attorneys Thomas J. Henry and Robert Wilson wrote in a motion seeking a copy of the investigative file and documents related to grand jury proceedings.

The officers’ sworn statements made directly after the shooting, which were made public after a filing in the lawsuit, claim that in the moments leading up to the shooting, Flores was 6-8 feet away from them and was advancing toward them.

“The male started advancing toward Deputy Sanchez and me- I would say the male was about six to eight feet away from us.” -Deputy Greg Vasquez’s Sworn Statement.

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A schematic diagram created by Bexar County investigators evidence paints a different picture, clearly indicating the officers were each standing more than 20 feet away from Flores at the time of the shooting.

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Additionally, the FBI enhanced video shows Flores clearly holding his hands up in surrender and standing stationary, approximately 20 feet from the officers.

Even after seeing the FBI-enhanced video and schematic diagram, the Sheriff’s Department has come forward to support their officer’s account of the shooting death of Flores. According to an article published Wednesday in the San Antonio Express News, Sheriff’s spokesman James Keith said enhanced video footage of Flores, which hasn’t been made public, showed Flores “moving forward” before he was shot.

“Video verifies Flores did in fact move toward the deputies while holding a large knife.” – Sheriff’s spokesman James Keith said in an email statement released by San Antonio Express News.

This is in direct contradiction with statements made by Bexar County investigators, who determined that video footage of the shooting showed Flores wasn’t moving and suggested that the officers had left this fact out of their initial report.

“The video footage clearly illustrates the decedent apparently standing still with his hands in the air just prior to being shot,” noted a page from an investigator’s report that was made public in the lawsuit. “In his statement, Deputy Vasquez did not mention the decedent had stopped and raised his hands.”

MORE FROM THE INVESTIGATIVE REPORT:

Investigative Report Video Observed Flores Hands Up

Thomas J. Henry, the lead attorney representing the widow and estate of Gilbert Flores, made the following statement regarding the new evidence.

“We are providing this transparent evidence so the people of Bexar County can see for themselves the misrepresentations made by the Sheriff’s Department regarding the circumstances of Gilbert Flores’ untimely death,” Thomas J. Henry stated.

 

Thomas J. Henry Achieves Five #1 Verdicts in Less than Four Years

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SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS (May 18, 2016) – Texas Lawyer has recognized Thomas J. Henry for achieving Texas’ #1 Motor Vehicle Accident of 2015. This is the fifth time Thomas J. Henry has secured a #1 Verdict since 2012.

The 2015 accolade was awarded in recognition of a $67 million verdict Thomas J. Henry won on behalf of Christopher J. Arnold, who was left paralyzed following a catastrophic company vehicle accident. During trial, Thomas J. Henry was able to demonstrate that Arnold’s injuries could have been prevented had the driver of the company vehicle, a Weatherford U.S. L.P. employee, followed safe following distance guidelines. Further, Thomas J. Henry was able to demonstrate negligence on the part of Weatherford, as the company had no policy regarding safe following distance practices in place.

After deliberation, a Nueces County jury returned a verdict in favor of the plaintiff in the amount of $67 million. The verdict made national headlines and was ranked the 26th highest verdict of any kind in the country last year.

A HISTORY OF RESULTS

This accolade is just the latest example of Thomas J. Henry’s ability to achieve record-breaking verdicts and settlements. In fact, over the past four year Thomas J. Henry has achieved five #1 Verdicts:

In February, Thomas J. Henry was the recipient of the prestigious 2015 Litigator Award for extraordinary achievements within the fields of auto accident, catastrophic injury, personal injury, and negligent security litigation; in March, Newsweek.com named Thomas J. Henry a Premier Law Firm of 2016; and in April, Thomas J. Henry was ranked among Texas’ Top Rated Lawyers of 2016 by Legal Leaders.

Thomas J. Henry has also been named a lifetime member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by National Trial Lawyers, and a Lifetime Charter Member of Rue Ratings’ Best Attorneys in America.

For more information about Thomas J. Henry’s personal injury law firm, visit tjhlaw.com.

Thomas J. Henry Secures Texas’ #1 Auto Accident Verdict of 2015

CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS (April 29, 2016) – Thomas J. Henry has been recognized for achieving the #1 Motor Vehicle Accident Verdict in Texas for 2015. The $67 million verdict, won on behalf of a client who was left paralyzed following a company vehicle accident, also ranked as the 26th highest verdict of any kind in the country last year.

The case (Arnold v. Weatherford US L.P. Cause No. 2012CCV62311-4) was tried in Nueces County Court at Law No. 4. During trial, Thomas J. Henry was able to demonstrate that the injuries sustained by his client, Christopher J. Arnold, could have been avoided had the company vehicle driver followed safe following distance rules. Additionally, Thomas J. Henry was able to demonstrate that Weatherford US L.P. had no company policy concerning safe following distance practices in place.

The jury returned a verdict in the amount of $67,470,000.00 to Christopher J. Arnold. Arnold’s injuries included neck and back injuries, vertebral fractures, spinal cord injuries, a brain bleed, a collapsed lung, lacerations to the spleen, and rib fractures. He remains paralyzed from the waist down as a result of the accident. This verdict is one of the Top 100 Verdicts in the nation for 2015 and has been featured in The National Law Journal.

Thomas J. Henry handles accident, catastrophic injury, and wrongful death cases throughout the United States. The firm has litigated against some of the largest companies in the world, including Fortune 500 and Fortune 100 companies, and has achieved multiple record-breaking awards and settlements. Thomas J. Henry has been named a lifetime member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers, and a “Top Birth Injury Advocate” by Parenting Magazine. In 2014, Thomas J. Henry was named one of the 10 Best Attorneys in the Nation by Newsweek.com, and, in 2015, Newsweek Legal Insight featured Thomas J. Henry as a Legal Superstar. In 2016, Thomas J. Henry was designated a Lifetime Charter Member of Rue Ratings’ Best Attorneys of America.

Thomas J. Henry Takes the Risk Out Of Hiring A Personal Injury Attorney with his “No Fee Guarantee”

SAN ANTONIO TEXAS (April 19, 2016) — Thomas J. Henry, a national injury firm headquartered in Texas, seeks to dispel the notion that attorneys are too expensive to hire after an accident. The firm, which was established in 1993, has always operated on a contingency-fee basis, meaning clients do not pay any attorney’s fees unless their case is won.

It’s known as the “No Fee Guarantee” and for law firm owner Thomas J. Henry, it’s a critical component in building client trust.

“The No Fee Guarantee helps ensure my clients have faith in me as their attorney because I take on all the risk,” Thomas J. Henry stated. “I only take cases I believe I can win. I spend the money needed to develop the case and take it to trial.  My clients can have faith in me because I have their back.”

And the more serious the case, the more money it costs to take to trial. This is because complex cases can take longer and the entities being sued will fight harder. “Your attorney must have the money it takes to fight it out to the end,” Thomas Henry added.

In the meantime, Henry says the client should be focused on getting better, not worrying about money. “The client’s job is to heal. We will handle the rest.”

Thomas J. Henry handles accident, catastrophic injury, and wrongful death cases throughout the United States. The firm has litigated against some of the largest companies in the world, including Fortune 500 and Fortune 100 companies, and has achieved multiple record-breaking awards and settlements. Thomas J. Henry has been named a lifetime member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers, and a “Top Birth Injury Advocate” by Parenting Magazine. In 2014, Thomas J. Henry was named one of the 10 Best Attorneys in the Nation by Newsweek.com, and, in 2015, Newsweek Legal Insight featured Thomas J. Henry as a Legal Superstar. In 2016, Thomas J. Henry was designated a Lifetime Charter Member of Rue Ratings’ Best Attorneys of America.

Thomas J. Henry Sponsors the Vfw Post 76 Tenth Street River Festival

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS (April 21, 2016) — Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys is proud to announce the firm will be the “Major Sponsor” of the 2016 VFW Post 76 Tenth Street River Festival. The Tenth Street River Festival is a free three-day musical presentation and a sanctioned Fiesta event. All proceeds benefit veterans and their families.

“VFW Post 76 thanks the Thomas J. Henry Law Firm for being the major supporter and sponsor of the 10th Street River Festival,” stated Albert Mireles, Jr. Commander, VFW Post 76.

“His dedication and admiration of our nation’s veterans is greatly appreciated.  Proceeds from our festival will help us in our mission to help our veterans and their families through our programs.”

The Tenth Street River Festival is a Fiesta tradition that attracts about 18,000 people every year to the VFW post. It is also one of the top fundraising efforts for VFW Post #76, which is known as “the oldest post in Texas.”

“We are thrilled to be a part of this event. This post does amazing things for veterans and their families and we are happy to help further their mission,” Thomas J. Henry stated.

The festival features three days of music from twelve of the top Tejano bands as well as food booths at the VFW Post #76. The event takes place On April 21, 22, and 23, on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 3:00 p.m. – midnight.

2016 Tenth Street River Festival Info:

  • Date: Thursday, Friday, & Saturday, April 21-23
  • Time: 3:00 p.m. – midnight
  • Location: VFW Post #76 – 10 10th Street, San Antonio, Texas 78215

18-Wheeler Accident Victims Flock to Thomas J. Henry for Help

Thomas J. Henry’s national injury law firm has seen a flood of 18-wheeler accident victims seeking legal representation in the past six months. The firm, which was founded in 1993, is the go-to trucking accident injury firm in the state of Texas.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration or NHTSA, 3,964 people were killed and 95,000 people were injured in accidents with large trucks in 2013 (from the latest federal data available).  Although the number of accidents involving large trucks has stayed steady over the last several years, the firm has seen more and more cases pour in.

That’s due in part to a string of multi-million dollar verdicts obtained by the firm over the last four years and in large to Thomas J. Henry’s long and consistent history of success in handling these complex cases…success that Henry attributes to two critical elements- money and experience.

“I have the money to go up against these companies,” Thomas J. Henry stated.  “Developing an 18-wheeler accident case means going up against big money trucking companies and insurance carriers. These companies have teams of lawyers and unlimited money and resources to fight long and hard. If you hope to win, you need an attorney who has the same. A firm with 10-12 attorneys just won’t cut it. I have nearly 100 attorneys ready to fight.”

Some would say there’s even an inherent benefit to just having the name Thomas J. Henry behind you when coming to the negotiating table. “The name Thomas J. Henry means something to these insurance companies. They know who we are and how we operate. Clients who come from other firms will tell you- insurance companies treat you differently when you are represented by me.”

And if you need proof, just look at the firm’s recent history of wins.

  • $67.4 Million – Company Vehicle Accident – Neck, Back, and Spinal Cord Injuries
  • $28.4 Million – Company Vehicle Accident- Neck and Back Injuries
  • $21.5 Million- Company Vehicle Accident- Neck and Back Injuries

When your attorney is known for jury verdicts that break national records- it can deter the insurance company from going to trial at all. “Many times we don’t even have to go all the way to trial. The defense attorneys don’t want to risk it and choose to avoid the courtroom altogether. This means they are forced to make a reasonable offer earlier, saving my clients time and the emotional energy of a drawn out trial.”

Thomas J. Henry continues to represent 18-wheeler accident victims throughout Texas and the United States. The firm was recently recognized by Newsweek.com as a Premiere Law Firm of 2016 and was named among Texas’ Top Rated Law Firms of 2016 by Legal Leaders Magazine.