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Attorney Joe Jamail, Jr. slated as Texas Southern University Spring Commencement Speaker

Texas Southern University has announced that attorney Joseph D. Jamail, Jr. will be the keynote speaker for its Spring Commencement Ceremonies set for Saturday, May 10 at 9:30 a.m. in the H&PE Arena.

Known as the undisputed King of Torts, Jamail has tried more than 500 cases and has achieved more than 200 verdicts and settlements in excess of $1 million. He was lead counsel in the Pennzoil v. Texaco case yielding a verdict of more than $10.53 billion. He is profiled and featured in numerous publications and television programs and a lecturer for bar associations, universities and colleges throughout the country. He is featured in the recent publication America’s Top Trial Lawyers Who They are & Why They Win. The University of Texas at Austin has designated the Jessie Jones Hall at the Law School as the Joseph D. Jamail Center for Legal Research.

Jamail is a graduate of The University of Texas where he received his B.A. in 1950 and his J.D. in 1953. Has been lead counsel in over two hundred personal injury cases where recovery either by verdict or settlement, was in excess of $1 million.

Jamail is a member of the American Bar Association; fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers; fellow, International Academy of Trial Lawyers; an advocate, American Board of Trial Advocates; recipient of the 1993 Houston Texas Exes award; and recipient of the 1996 University of Texas Distinguished Alumnus Award. He was named Texas Monthly Magazine’s “The Lawyer of the Century” and named “King of Torts” by Washington Post, Chicago Tribute and other publications among many other attributes.


Media Contact:

Kendrick D. Callis

Texas Southern University

Communications Specialist – Office of Communications

713-313-7933 office

713-313-4296 fax

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