Personal Injury Lawyer Rob Ammons Named 2010's Best Civil Attorney by the Houston Press

Record Breaking Verdict of 82.5 Million Dollars Cited

Oct 01, 2010, 11:07 ET from Ammons Law Firm

HOUSTON, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Personal Injury Lawyer Rob Ammons of the Ammons Law Firm has just been named the Best Civil Attorney according to a Houston Press "Best Of" poll. 

Ammons' 82.5 million dollar verdict for a family of a man killed at a Cleburne, Texas natural gas processing plant in 2007 is hailed by writers at The Houston Press as proof that; "large corporations can still be held responsible for misdeeds, no matter how handcuffed plaintiffs' attorneys have become via tort reform."

Joshua Wade Petrie, 27, was attempting to start a hot oil heater May 25, 2007, when the heater exploded. A day later the man died, leaving behind a widow, Candee Petrie, and three minor children.

"In the wake of two recent Texas natural gas line explosions and the spill in the Gulf, I believe people are sick and tired of the mess," says Rob Ammons. "I believe when companies prioritize profits over responsibility, safety and respect for the environment, juries are going to push back in the only way they can- by awarding precedent setting verdicts for hard working claimants."

The Houston Press publishes yearly a "Best of Houston" issue, highlighting top ranked professional service providers, entertainment venues, restaurants and businesses.

Rob Ammons is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, in addition to being Board Certified in Civil Law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.  The Ammons Law Firm practice in Houston, Texas handles such cases as: tire defects, truck accidents, refinery accidents, plant explosions, wrongful death, post-collision fires, seat belt defects, airbag defects, SUV rollovers and workplace negligence.

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