Corpus Christi, TX (October 16, 2018) – Lawyer and philanthropist Thomas J. Henry donated three vehicles to the Ronald McDonald House (RMHC) in Corpus Christi Tuesday through the “One Car One Difference” program. The funds raised help support RMHC programs for families with sick children.
“I have seen first-hand the good work that Ronald McDonald house does for families. When a child is hurt and hospitalized, they need their family nearby. Ronald McDonald House acts as a safe haven in a storm, keeping families together and nearby while their children are being treated. We have had many injured clients utilize the Ronald McDonald House right here in Corpus Christi.”
Thomas J. Henry has made a commitment going forward to donate all retired company cars to the Ronald McDonald House in Corpus Christi.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Corpus Christi is a non-profit, 501 (c) (3) corporation. The facility opened in 1990 and is funded entirely by community investments. Ronald McDonald House of Corpus Christi serves families who travel far from home for their children’s healthcare needs. The House provides living quarters for families as well as comfort, support and resources for families with sick children just minutes from the hospital.
Thomas J. Henry is the founder and owner of one of the largest plaintiff’s firms in Texas. The firm currently houses more than 125 attorneys and 350 supporting staff. The firm has eight locations in Texas- with offices in San Antonio, Corpus Christi, Austin, El Paso, and Houston.
For the past 25 years, Thomas J. Henry has maintained a reputation of success. The firm consistently secures record-breaking results and achieved one of the 10 largest verdicts recorded in Texas for 2017 (awarded in 2017 to Thomas J. Henry by TopVerdict.com). Thomas J. Henry was also recognized as achieving the #1 Texas Car Accident, Bus Accident, and Negligent Supervision Verdicts of 2017 (awarded in 2017 to Thomas J. Henry by TopVerdict.com).
In 2016, Forbes Magazine named Thomas J. Henry a “Texas Leader in Law”, noting 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. That same year, Thomas J. Henry was featured in Legal Leaders’ Texas’ Top Rated Lawyer guide and received the Litigator Award for extraordinary achievements in the fields of auto accident, catastrophic injury, personal injury, and negligent security litigation.
Thomas J. Henry is 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 also stands as a pillar of the Texas community. Throughout the year, Mr. Henry sponsors youth basketball camps put on by NBA stars, including former Spurs players Danny Green and Tony Parker, giving deserving kids a chance to improve their skills and learn from the best. Every October, the firm hosts “Bark in the Park,” a community event that raises thousands of dollars for local pet charities. Each November, the Thomas J. Henry Turkey Giveaway provides Thanksgiving turkeys to thousands of families in Texas. For two decades, Thomas J. Henry has helped families in need, the sick, the poor, and the disabled have Thanksgiving dinner.
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, and consistently contributes to educational causes. Recently, he made a substantial donation toward the construction of a multi-million dollar tennis facility at Texas A&M University Corpus Christi. For years, his iPad giveaway program provided needy students with computers for school.