Paula Wyatt

Wyatt Law Firm
21 Lynn Batts Ln., Ste. 10
San Antonio, TX 78218
210-340-5550
www.wyattlawfirm.com


Paula Wyatt was born in Temple, Texas, on May 18, 1959. She is a founding partner of the Wyatt Law Firm, Ltd., which concentrates on litigating catastrophic personal injury claims. Paula has extensive experience in handling complex litigation, including cases involving wrongful death, truck accidents, carbon monoxide exposure, oil field explosions and other injuries, defective industrial products, corporate negligence, and consumer safety.

Shortly after graduating from the University of Houston, Paula began her legal career as a prosecutor (Assistant District Lawyer) in Nueces County, Texas. She quickly distinguished herself as an accomplished, exceptional trial lawyer. She was instantly recognized as one of the most aggressive and productive prosecutors in the county. Paula soon became chief felony prosecutor for the 347th District Court and was instrumental in reducing the court's backlog of cases.

Since leaving the District Attorney's Office, Paula has devoted herself to personal injury litigation, once again quickly distinguishing herself as a formidable presence in the field. Paula’s extensive experience in handling contentious litigation cases has earned her multiple accolades, and a reputation as an exceptional trial attorney.

Paula knows the profound human impact of personal injuries and deaths. Consequently, she takes the time to not just get to know her clients, but to understand them. This approach has enabled Paula to successfully prosecute thousands of personal injury claims, many of which have involved landmark, record-breaking results.

Paula represented injured plaintiffs in the Alaska Airlines Flight 261 crash and the American Airlines Flight 587 crash. Her determination and tenacity earned her a seat on the Steering Committee for the consolidated Alaska Airline cases. It also earned her a place on the Steering Committee for the Texas Ford / Firestone consolidated cases.

Because of her distinguished history of professional achievements, she has earned the prestigious AV® Preeminent™ Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®. Additionally, she is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. She has repeatedly been selected as a Texas Super Lawyer. She has also been recognized as one of the Top 25 National Women Trial Lawyers, the National Trial Lawyers’ Top 100 Lawyers, and the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys’ 10 Best Female Attorneys.

Because of her success as a seasoned trial attorney and her unique presentation style, Paula is often asked to present lectures and papers. She has presented for various legal organizations and seminars and is often sought out to share her knowledge and insight with her colleagues. Paula has presented for the State Bar of Texas, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Corpus Christi Bar Association, Corpus Christi Legal Assistants' Association, and the Corpus Christi Legal Secretaries' Association.

AREAS OF PRACTICE
Personal Injury Litigation
Wrongful Death
Automobile Defects
Aviation
Nursing Home Abuse
Products Liability
Catastrophic Injury

BAR ADMISSIONS
Texas, 1984
U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
U.S. District Court Western District of Texas

EDUCATION
University of Houston Law Center, Houston, Texas
Juris Doctorate - 1984
Texas A & M University
B.A. - 1981
Honors: cum laude
Major: History

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS
State Bar of Texas, Member
Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Member
American Association for Justice, Member
AIEG (Attorneys Information Exchange Group), Member, Board of Directors
American Bar Association
San Antonio Bar Association
San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association

HONORS
International Peace Prize, 2005
Lexis Nexus, 2008-2009
Super Lawyers, 2011-2012, 2014-2019
Top 100 Trial Lawyers, 2007-2012, 2016, 2018, 2019
Texas Bar CLE, 2007-2008
American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys 10 Best – Female Attorneys, 2015-2016
Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, 2009, 2016
Top Attorneys in Texas, 2012, 2014, 2016-2017
AV Preeminent the Highest Possible Rating, 2012
10 Best Client Satisfaction, 2016
10 Best Female Attorneys, 2016-2017
Top Rated Attorneys, 2016
Top Attorneys, 2011-2012
Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers, 2011-2012
Motor Vehicle Trial Association, 2011

FRATERNITIES AND SORORITIES
Phi Alpha Delta

PAST EMPLOYMENT POSITIONS
Nueces County, Texas, Assistant County Attorney, 1985 to 1986
Assistant District Attorney
Capital Murder Cases, Chief Assistant Prosecutor, 1986 to 1989