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Thomas J. Henry Announces $50,000 Pledge to 2016 Elf Louise Christmas Project Radiothon

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SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Nov. 30, 2016) – Thomas J. Henry held a press conference yesterday during which he announced plans to continue his generous support of San Antonio’s Elf Louise Christmas Project – an organization committed to providing Christmas gifts for children and families in our community.

Thomas J. Henry assisted the 2015 Elf Louise Christmas Project radiothon with a $50,000 contribution. His generosity sparked more than $270,000 in donations. Thomas J. Henry has pledged to contribute another $50,000 to this year’s radiothon.

The announcement came only 10 days after Thomas J. Henry provided Thanksgiving turkeys to nearly 10,000 South Texas families.

DETAILS OF THOMAS J. HENRY’S ELF LOUISE CHRISTMAS PROJECT DONATION

Thomas J. Henry has pledged the $50,000 in hopes that it will once again galvanize charitable spirits in the San Antonio community. For every dollar an individual or business donates during this weekend’s radiothon, the Thomas J. Henry family will increase that donation by 25-percent.

The two-day radiothon will air on News Radio 1200 WOAI starting this Friday at North Star Mall and will run through Saturday. Donations can be made through the News Radio 1200 WOAI radiothon or online at www.ElfLouise.org

ABOUT ELF LOUISE CHRISTMAS PROJECT                     

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 one of the largest personal injury firms in the United States and has been representing injured victims nationwide for more than 25 years. Thomas J. Henry has offices in Corpus Christi, San Antonio, and Houston and has garnered a reputation for obtaining record-breaking verdicts on behalf of clients involved 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 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. In 2016, Thomas J. Henry was designated a Lifetime Charter Member of Rue Ratings’ “Best Attorneys of America.”

Outside of the courtroom, Thomas J. Henry has established himself as a philanthropist through his consistent and generous contributions to local and global communities.

Thomas J. Henry is a loyal contributor to a number of causes, including the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, American Red Cross, and the Special Olympics. He is a regular sponsor of the Tony Parker Skills Clinic basketball camps which give deserving kids a chance to learn basketball skills from Spurs Point Guard Tony Parker. Every October, Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys hosts “Bark in the Park,” a community event that raises thousands of dollars for local pet charities. For the past 20 years, the Thomas J. Henry Turkey Giveaway has provided Thanksgiving turkeys to thousands of families in Texas, helping families in need, the sick, the poor, and the disabled have Thanksgiving dinner.

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Thomas J. Henry Pledges $50,000 in Support of Paralyzed Veterans of America

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San Antonio attorney Thomas J. Henry has announced plans to support the Paralyzed Veterans of American through a generous pledge to the 2016 San Antonio Help a Hero Radio-thon. During the radio-thon, Mr. Henry will personally match dollar-for-dollar every donation made up to $50,000 raised.

“Every year, there is one holiday that truly recognizes the contributions of those we hold dearly, our veterans,” said Thomas J. Henry. “Veterans Day is about the sacrifices the men and women of our military have made for our country and so many around the world. Sadly, many vets make it back home without the mobility and physical abilities they had before they were deployed.  That’s why this year I’m supporting the Paralyzed Veterans of America San Antonio Help a Hero Radio-thon.  Let’s all help our paralyzed vets by supporting this radio-thon.”

“Best of all, the monies we raise here, stay here and help our local veterans.”

The radio-thon is scheduled for Thursday, November 10th on iHeart Media’s Ticket 760. Individuals can listen live on 760 AM or online at www.ticket760.com. The radio-thon will feature inspiring stories of men and women who put their lives on the line in defense of our nation’s freedom and the help they received from Paralyzed Veterans of America after returning home.

Donations can be made at www.ticket760.com

Thomas J. Henry Now Investigating 9/11 JASTA Claims

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SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS (October 3, 2016) – San Antonio attorney Thomas J. Henry is now investigating claims of personal injury, wrongful death, and property damage filed in connection with the recently passed Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA).

Passed by Congress on September 28, the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act allows victims of terrorist attacks to sue any person, entity, or foreign county determined to have provided support to an organization or person responsible for an act of international terror on U.S. soil. This new litigation is open to any U.S. national who was injured, lost a loved one, or suffered business losses in any international terrorist attack that occurred on or after September 11, 2001. The litigation also extends to medical complications that resulted from the aftermath of a specific terrorist attack.

Claimants under this litigation may include spouses, children, and parents of victims who were killed in the 9/11 terror attacks, first responders who developed cancer or respiratory complications after working at Ground Zero, area-business owners who experienced loss of profits or property damage as a result of the attacks.

If you were injured or suffered loss as a result of the September 11th terrorist attacks, contact Thomas J. Henry immediately to set up a free consultation. We will investigate your claim and determine if it falls within the JASTA statute.

Remember, money matters. In many cases, claimants will be facing foreign governments with teams of lawyers and inconceivable sums of money at their disposal. Thomas J. Henry employs a team of more than 100 dedicated attorneys and has the tools and resources to pursue liable parties well beyond U.S. borders. Contact Thomas J. Henry today.

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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

 

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 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.