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Don J. Foty

Founding Partner

Don’s Background

Don Foty is an experienced trial lawyer that specializes in representing individuals in class and collective action lawsuits as well as those suffering from severe personal injuries. He attended The University of Texas at Austin where he studied finance and was admitted into the Business Honors Program, where selection is reserved only for top students. After graduating from The University of Texas at Austin, he attended the University of Houston Law Center. He was very active in Law Center activities, including being a member of the Mock Trial Team. Upon graduating from law school, he immediately began helping others and has now represented thousands of clients in nearly every state in the country.

 

Throughout his career, he has recovered nearly $100,000,000.00 in settlements and verdicts for his clients. He was listed as one of the top 40 lawyers in Texas under the age of 40 by the National Trial Lawyers Association, one of the top 100 civil trial lawyers in the U.S. by the National Trial Lawyers Association, and one of the top 100 lawyers in the U.S. in employment law by the National Advocates. He has been recognized as a “Super Lawyer” in Texas by the Super Lawyers publication and as one of Houston’s top lawyers by Houstonia magazine. Mr. Foty has been interviewed by numerous local and national news organizations on various subjects related to the civil justice system and many of his cases have been featured nationally in the media.

Verdicts & Settlements Include

  • $11 million settlement in a wage and hour collective action
  • $5.1 million settlement in a wage and hour collective action
  • $4 million settlement in a wage and hour class/collective action
  • $2.8 million settlement in a wage and hour collective action
  • $2.4 million settlement in a wage and hour collective action
  • $2.3 million settlement in a wage and hour collective action
  • $1.7 million settlement in a wage and hour collective action
  • $1.4 million settlement in a wage and hour collective action
  • $1.3 million settlement in a products liability case
  • $1.1 million settlement in an industrial accident case
  • $1 million settlement in a wage and hour class action
  • $10.7 million verdict in a daycare abuse case
  • $4.35 million settlement in a wage and hour class/collective action
  • $2.7 million settlement in a wage and hour collective action
  • $2.35 million settlement in a wage and hour class/collective action
  • $1.8 million jury verdict in a medical malpractice case
  • $1.45 million settlement in a wage and hour class action
  • $1.3 million settlement in a wage and hour class/collective action
  • $1.1 million settlement in a wage and hour collective action
  • $1 million settlement in a workplace explosion case
  • $1 million settlement in a wage and hour collective action

Areas Of Practice

  • Class and collective actions
  • Wage and Hour
  • 18-Wheeler Truck Accidents
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Birth Injuries
  • Pharmacy Malpractice
  • Industrial Accidents
  • Products Liability
  • Recalled Products
  • Commercial Litigation
  • ERISA
  • WARN Act

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Board Certified, Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Bar Admissions

  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court District of New Mexico
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Oklahoma
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit

Education

  • University of Houston Law Center

 

  • The University of Texas at Austin
    • Bachelor of Business Administration
    • Business Honors Program

Honors & Awards

  • Texas Monthly and Thomson Reuters “Rising Star,” 2012 – 2020
  • Texas Monthly and Thomson Reuters “Super Lawyer,” 2021
  • Named as a “Top 40 Trial Lawyer Under 40” by The National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Top 100 Civil Trial Lawyers – The National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Top 100 Employment Attorneys – The National Advocates
  • Top 10 Attorneys Under 40 in Texas, National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys, 2014
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum Member
  • Named one of Houston’s Top Lawyers by Houstonia Magazine

Professional Associations & Memberships 

  • The State Bar of Texas
  • Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Distinguished Faculty, Houston Bar Association

Articles & Speeches

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