Wayne Fisher has consistently been recognized as one of our nation's finest trial lawyers. A native of Cameron, Texas, Wayne Fisher founded the law firm in 1966. One of the best-known and most respected civil trial lawyers in Texas and the United States, Mr. Fisher graduated with honors from Baylor University and began his legal practice with the firm of Fulbright & Jaworski. He has been elected President of the State Bar of Texas, the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, and the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. He has also served as a Regent of the American College of Trial Lawyers, and is a member of the Inner Circle of Advocates.
Listed in the Best Lawyers in America by BL Rankings for both personal injury trial law and business litigation, Wayne Fisher has been voted by his peers as one of “Texas’ Top 100 Super Lawyers,” and recognized by the State Bar of Texas as a “Texas Trial Titan.” He is board certified in personal injury trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and was recently honored as the 2011 “Houston Personal Injury Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession, and awarded the Lifetime Excellence in Advocacy Award by the Texas Association of Civil Trial and Appellate Specialists.
Mr. Fisher has, with diligence and integrity, represented clients in matters involving personal injury, products liability, aviation, maritime, medical malpractice, construction accidents, and truck, auto, and train collisions. He has also served as lead counsel in probate litigation matters, including litigation concerning the Estate of Howard Hughes. In addition, he has handled many complex commercial disputes involving publicly traded entities, governmental entities and a professional sports franchise.
Always a leader in community affairs, Mr. Fisher has served as Chairman of the Texas Cultural Trust, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Baylor Scott & White Hospital System, Central Texas Operating Division, Regent of Baylor University, and as a director or trustee of South Texas College of Law, the Houston Symphony Society, the Center for American and International Law, the United States Supreme Court Historical Society, and the Texas State 4-H Development Foundation.
“Wayne Fisher is at the very top of the trial bar in the United States. I would entrust him to represent me in the matter ranging from simple to the most complex and with complete confidence that it would receive expert handling and sound judgment”
Griffin B. Bell (1918-2009)
King & Spalding LLP,
Former United States Attorney General
"Wayne Fisher is admired and widely respected as one of the truly outstanding trial lawyers in the country. His effective advocacy skills in the courtroom, combined with his impeccable integrity and professional presence undoubtedly account for the extraordinary successes he has achieved. His statue as a major leader in the profession and in the trial bar is unchallenged."
James B. Sales
Fullbright & Jaworski, LLP
Former president, State Bar of Texas
"Wayne Fisher is a man of true integrity. He is one of those unique and important friends who come along seldom in one’s life. His leadership sets and example of excellence for his peers and other throughout the legal profession. There is no one I respect more than Wayne Fisher."
Chairman, McLane Group