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The Carlson Law Firm is proud and honored to recognize five of our attorneys for having obtained one of the Top 10 Personal Injury Settlements in Texas in 2021. The list includes cases filed in a state or federal court. 

Top Verdict is a highly recognized and prestigious institution that recognizes U.S. law firms and individual attorneys that have obtained the highest settlements, jury verdicts, or court awards. Rankings for this recognition are based on individual states and nationally specific legal disciplines. Top Verdict simply publishes case results, a process that the Top Verdict says is an unbiased, strictly numerical list of financial results obtained by the attorneys on behalf of their clients. 

While most attorneys and law firms would make a Top Verdict list only once in their history, we are proud to be part of the 3% of attorneys/law firms to have made the same list two years in a row. 

Julie Peschel is a partner for The Carlson Law Firm who is dedicated to her clients. Julie is successful in her career because she recognizes that the primary function of her role is to provide her community with a necessary service. She has helped clients navigate the emotional turmoil of their injuries sustained from car wrecks, 18-wheelers, commercial vehicle crashes, and more. One of her most notable cases to date is when the jury awarded nearly $1 million to assist her client after sustaining a traumatic brain injury. Clients who entrust Julie with their legal matters can be sure that they have an attorney who cares. 

Julie’s tireless work was recognized for the following settlements for injury accidents across Texas:

 #8 Mother and Child v. Trucking Co.et al. $1,500,000.00

  • Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Multi-Vehicle Accident, Negligent Tort

Todd Kelly is a partner of The Carlson Law Firm who started his legal career in the Marine Corps where he practiced as a judge advocate. Upon leaving the Marine Corps, Todd helped out seriously injured individuals in Virginia and Pennsylvania before returning to Texas to dedicate his career to representing similar individuals.

Todd appears on the Top Settlement list three times for his work on the following cases:

#6 Driver v. Oil Field Services Co. et al. $2,500,000.00

  • Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Brain Injury, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability

 #8 Mother and Child v. Trucking Co.et al. $1,500,000.00

  • Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Multi-Vehicle Accident, Negligent Tort

#10 Webster v. P&D Transport, et al. $1,150,000.00

  • Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Negligent Tort

Nick Merz is an Austin-based personal injury attorney dedicated to assisting victims of medical malpractice and sexual assault. Clients who choose Nick should know that he gives his full attention and focus to ensuring that their legal matters are handled with the highest care and attention to receive the best result. One of his most notable cases includes a $4 million verdict award in Fort Bend County.  

Nick appears on the Top Settlement list twice for his work on the following settlements for injury accidents across Texas:

 #8 Mother and Child v. Trucking Co.et al. $1,500,000.00

  • Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Multi-Vehicle Accident, Negligent Tort

#10 Webster v. P&D Transport, et al. $1,150,000.00

  • Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Negligent Tort

Trey Pendergraft is a Temple-based personal injury attorney dedicated to helping his clients receive the justice they deserve. At a young age, Trey experienced a pivotal moment that shaped the way he approaches the way he practices law. It is this experience, along with his education and experience that makes him the right attorney clients want when going up against insurance companies and negligent defendants. 

In addition, The Carlson Law Firm recognized Trey as our attorney of the year for 2021, as he embodies our mission of providing outstanding legal service to everyone.

Trey appears on the Top Settlement list twice for the following settlements for injury accidents across Texas:

 #8 Mother and Child v. Trucking Co.et al. $1,500,000.00

  • Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Multi-Vehicle Accident, Negligent Tort

#10 Webster v. P&D Transport, et al. $1,150,000.00

  • Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Negligent Tort

William “Bill” Rossick is a talented and experienced trial attorney who has worked and tried cases from both sides of the docket since his career started in 1994. In 2011, Bill became the first lawyer to initiate litigation on behalf of a family whose home was devastated and destroyed in the 2011 Bastrop County Complex Fire, later growing to be the largest lawsuit filed in Bastrop county. Through his hard-working efforts, Bill successfully resolved that case helping out 67 families’ whole property was destroyed by the fire, including the family of one woman who perished in the fire. 

Bill appears on the Top Settlement list for the following settlement

#6 Driver v. Oil Field Services Co. et al. $2,500,000.00

  • Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Brain Injury, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability

About Us

The Carlson Law firm is a nationally recognized personal injury firm that is dedicated to helping and providing exceptional legal service to our clients. With 16 locations across Texas, there is an office near you. Our firm handles a variety of personal injury cases, including wrongful death, auto collisions, trucking crashes, human trafficking, sexual assault and rape, motorcycle injuries, and workplace injuries, as well as medical malpractice, defective products, dangerous drugs, nursing home neglect, offshore injuries, wrongful death and much more.

Congratulations to our attorneys and all their hard work!

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