24 Years Experience as a Trial Lawyer
Denman Heard is a passionate advocate on behalf of those who have been injured by dangerous products, pharmaceutical products, occupational disease, toxic exposure, and more. His work has been highly publicized by the media, including The Los Angeles Times, The Houston Chronicle, The Austin American Statesmen, The Corpus Christi Caller Times, The Dallas Morning News, Lawyer’s Weekly USA, American Lawyer, Texas Monthly, Bloomberg News, Law 360, and other publications. Before his 30th birthday, Denman had already been recognized by Lawyers Weekly USA (Lawyers Weekly USA - Practice Section 8 - July 17, 1995) as one of the nation's top trial lawyers. Lawyers Weekly USA previously published The Top Ten Verdicts awarded to individuals annually.
Denman Heard obtained his undergraduate degree in 1989 from Baylor University with a degree in Economics. He went onto receive his J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center in 1992.
Denman’s career has been characterized by trying cutting-edge of first impression cases.
Over the past two decades, he has led trial teams in the following:
- The first (and only) Sulzer hip implant defect case in the United States
- The first foundry respirator defect silicosis case tried in Texas
- One of the first combined permanent nuisance, intentional trespass, and punitive damage awards in Texas in a groundwater contamination case against a municipal solid waste disposal operation
- Numerous mesothelioma and asbestos verdicts
- Commercial and insurance coverage litigation
- Tobacco Litigation
- De-Puy ASR
In addition, Denman has served as a lead member of trial and discovery teams in national product liability litigation involving Risperdal, Dupuy ASR Hip Implants, Avandia, Fen-Phen, and Sulzer Hip Implants.