Jared I. Levinthal

Since 1997, Jared has represented plaintiffs and defendants in all types of litigation.  Jared has handled complex commercial cases involving millions of dollars in dispute as well as smaller matters with far less dollars at stake.  He has successfully handled cases involving commercial litigation and business disputes, product liability, professional malpractice, intellectual property disputes, insurance coverage and bad faith, wrongful death and serious personal injury.  Peers throughout the Bar have recognized Jared’s skill and contributions: Jared has routinely been named a “Super Lawyer” in Texas Monthly magazine’s listing of top attorneys in Texas; he has been awarded an “AV” rating by Martindale-Hubbell; and, he is a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation.

Prior to founding Levinthal • Wilkins, Jared worked at the prominent trial firm, Hagans, Burdine, Montgomery & Rustay.  At Hagans Burdine, Jared’s practice focused primarily on representing plaintiffs in commercial disputes and catastrophic personal injury matters.  Before that, Jared worked at Vinson & Elkins LLP, where he represented V&E’s Fortune 500 companies and smaller businesses alike.  While at Vinson & Elkins, Jared’s practice focused principally on product liability and personal injury matters.

Jared grew up in Houston and is a product of the Houston Independent School District.  He graduated from Lamar High School and then left Texas to attend Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana.  Jared then returned to Texas and attended the University of Texas School of Law.  Jared graduated with Honors and in the top 10% of his class, earning an invitation to join the Order of the Coif.

Jared is married to Angie, also an attorney, and they have the blessing of three beautiful children.  When Jared is not working, or running after his kids, he loves a round of golf with friends.

Representative Matters

  • Jared defended his client against a claim for $500,000,000 after an oil and gas deal soured.  After months of discovery, depositions and an arbitration, Jared’s client was ordered to pay less than 0.1% of the amount sought.
  • Jared successfully defended his client at arbitration against thousands of claims stemming from cyber-contracts wherein millions of dollars in damages were alleged.  Jared’s client, after conceding to the breach of some cyber-contracts, was ordered to pay a fraction of the damages alleged.
  • Jared represented a local college student who was kidnapped from an apartment complex and suffered severe, life-altering injuries.  The suit led to wholesale security changes at the apartment complex as well as a confidential financial settlement.
  • Jared represented a pair of trustees who were accused of breaching their fiduciary duties.  At the end of the case, Jared’s clients received a monetary payment by the plaintiff in exchange for agreeing to allow the plaintiff to dismiss its claims.
  • Jared successfully represented the surviving family members of a young father who was involved in a catastrophic pipeline explosion which caused severe burn injuries and his eventual death.
  • Jared represented a prominent researcher who was defamed by his employer.
  • Jared represented a father and son who sued the manufacturer of a defective vehicle that caused the brutal death of two other family members.
  • Jared represented a company that brought suit against an entire industry for infringement of the company’s intellectual property.
  • Jared represented the surviving family members in a wrongful death case against the manufacturer of a personal mobility device.
  • Jared has also represented a number of plaintiffs in personal injury matters involving wrongful death, traumatic brain injury and other catastrophic personal injuries.

Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

Publications

  • Contracting in Cyberspace, State Bar of Texas, 14th Annual Advanced Business Law Course, November 17-18, 2016
  • Attorneys’ Fees: Money, Money, Money: The Art of Getting Paid (co-written with Bradford Hendrickson), State Bar of Texas, Advanced Trial Strategies, February 2016 and State Bar of Texas, 28th Annual Advanced Evidence and Discovery Course, April and May 2015
  • Witness Control, State Bar of Texas, 27th Annual Advanced Evidence and Discovery Course, April and May 2014

Education

University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 1997, with Honors
Order of the Coif

Tulane University, B.A. Sociology, 1994

Affiliations and Recognition

  • Admitted to practice: Texas, United States District Court for the Southern, Northern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas
  • “Texas Super Lawyer,” Texas Monthly (2013-current)
  • “Texas Rising Star,” Texas Monthly (2005-2012)
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV rating
  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation


Jared I. Levinthal
2323 S. Shepherd Drive, Suite 1000
Houston, Texas 77019
T: (713) 275-9700
F: (713) 275-9701
E: levinthal@levinthalwilkins.com

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