After graduating from law school, Jeff joined the defense firm of Brin & Brin PC in Corpus Christi, Texas. He quickly distinguished himself and was named a partner after four years with the firm. Jeff joined Harris & Watts PC in1998. His first case, a wrongful death product liability case, resulted in a $7.5 million net recovery for his client.
Jeff Wigington and David Rumley established Wigington Rumley LLP in 2002. That first year they obtained a verdict against Ford Motor Company, which was reported as one of the largest awards of actual damages in Texas history and the largest award of compensatory damages against Ford Motor Company, according to The Detroit News.
Jeff has been lead trial counsel in cases involving multi-million dollar recoveries for his clients and is responsible for complex multi-district litigation.This includes his work as liaison counsel on the Plaintiffs' Steering Committee for the Texas Toyota Sudden Unintended Acceleration MDL (multidistrict litigation) and the General Motors ignition switch MDL. He continues to prosecute high-profile cases across the country.
Jeff has been a featured speaker in civil litigation seminars and is a published author on civil litigation issues.His American Association for Justice articles include Ford's Dangerous Door-Latch Defects and The Best-Selling Defect in America. His cases have been profiled by, or he has been quoted as a legal authority by The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, USA Today and other major news organizations.
Board Certified by Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1999?
State Courts of Texas and Oklahoma
United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas
Bachelor of Arts in business with honors, Baylor University, 1989
Law degree, Wake Forest University School of Law, 1992
American Board of Trial Advocates, Corpus Christi Chapter, past President
American Association of Justice (AAJ)
Texas Trial Lawyers Association (TTLA)
State Bar of Texas
State Bar of Texas Personal Injury Trial Law Advisory Commission
Fellow in the Oklahoma Bar Association
Attorneys Information Exchange Group (AIEG)
Litigation Counsel of America
Martindale-Hubbell legal directory AV-rated lawyer
Texas Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters , 2003-2004, 2007-2016
The National Trial Lawyer's Top 100 Trial Lawyers, member