Jacques G. Balette is a co-founder of Marks Balette Giessel & Young and has dedicated his professional practice to helping those who have been catastrophically injured. Jacques’ experience and reputation has allowed him to represent clients in complex cases in more than fifteen different states and in over 120 different counties across the country. Jacques’ commitment, preparation and trial skills have produced some of the largest verdicts and settlements in the United States. His distinguished track record of success for his clients in nursing home malpractice cases, medical malpractice cases, tractor-trailer collisions, product liability cases and breach of partnership cases has been consistently recognized by his peers in the legal profession. Jacques has been recognized by Thompson Reuters as a Top RatedMedical Malpractice Attorney and Texas Rising Star in 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 and a Texas Super Lawyer in 2013 and 2014. Moreover, Jacques has been recognized by The National Trial Lawyers as a “Top 40 Under 40” Trial Lawyer as well as a “Top 100” Trial Lawyer. Jacques’ peer review rating by Martindale Hubble is AV Preeminent 5 out of 5. Jacques was trained in courtroom advocacy by the prestigious Trial Advocacy Program at South Texas College of Law in Houston, Texas. There, he was a member of the Order of Barristers, Chairman of the Board of Advocates, and received the Dean’s Outstanding Student Advocate Award. After graduating from law school, Jacques worked for the first five years of his career as an insurance defense lawyer. This experience provided him valuable insight into the workings of the nursing home and insurance industries. Between 1997 and 2004, while practicing law full-time, Jacques served as an adjunct professor for the Trial Advocacy Program at South Texas College of Law where he lectured and trained students on courtroom advocacy. Jacques practices out of both the Houston and Lexington offices.