Sean Tracey

Tracey & Fox Law Firm
440 Louisiana St, Ste 1901
Houston, TX 77002-1644

Sean Patrick Tracey - Owner

Sean Patrick Tracey was born in Indiana and raised in Detroit. He attended college and law school in Texas where he has been a resident of for over 25 years. Tracey is a board certified personal injury and civil trial attorney with over 18 years experience trying cases and obtaining verdicts and settlements on behalf of injured clients in Texas and nationwide. He started out practicing in a small Texas town on the gulf coast trying every type of personal injury case imaginable. He has extensive experience in the areas of pharmaceutical litigation, product liability, personal injury (birth injury, wrongful death), toxic tort, mesothelioma/benzene, medical malpractice, and maritime/Jones Act. Tracey has several multi-million dollar verdicts. In 2007, Tracey tried a mesothelioma case in Los Angeles County to a $5.2 million dollar verdict which was upheld on appeal. Most recently, in October of 2009, Tracey was the lead Plaintiff attorney in the first Paxil birth defect case (Kilker vs. GSK); representing the family of a three-year-old Pennsylvania boy who was born with an aortic defect that restricted blood flow to his lungs, Tracey was able to convince a jury of negligence on behalf of the pharmaceutical company, which resulted in a $2.5 million award for his client. As a result of the Tracey's work on the Paxil litigation, including the Kilker verdict, U.S. Lawyers Weekly named him one of the top ten lawyers of the year for 2009. Also honored in the same issue of U.S. Lawyers Weekly as a top lawyer, was associate U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonya Sotomayor. Sean has also been recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer by Texas Monthly magazine for seven years straight. This honor is restricted to the top five percent of lawyers in the state.

Tracey has been a member of the State Bar of Texas for 18 years and the Pennsylvania bar since 2007. Tracey is a member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, The State Bar of Texas, the American Board of Trial Advocates, and The American Association for Justice in which he is a member of the Birth Trauma, Medical Malpractice, and Products Liability section.

Tracey is a frequent speaker on the topic of trial techniques, including jury selection. He lives in Houston, Texas, and when he's not litigating in the courtroom, he spends his free time on his ranch near Fredericksburg, Texas.

Areas of Practice

Pharmaceutical Litigation

Product Liability

Personal Injury: Birth Injuries, Wrongful death

Toxic Tort

Mesothelioma / Benzene

Medical Malpractice

Maritime / Jones Act

Certified Legal Specialties

Board Certified in Personal Injury, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1996

Certified as a Civil Trial Specialist, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 1998

Bar Admissions

Texas, 1991

Pennsylvania, 2007

U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 1992

U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 1992

U.S. District Court Western District of Texas, 1992

U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 1992

U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1992

Supreme Court of Pennsylvania


South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas
J.D. - 1991

University of St. Thomas, Houston, Texas
B.A. - 1988
Major: Philosophy

Published Works

Frequent Speaker, Trial Techniques, including Jury Selection in the United States

Honors and Awards

Texas Super Lawyer, Texas Monthly Magazine, 2004 - 2010

Top Houston Lawyer, H Texas Magazine, 2005 - 2006

National Trial Competition, South Texas College of Law, 1991

Thelan, Marrin, Johnson and Bridges National Invitational Trial Tournament, South Texas College of Law, 1990

Professional Associations and Memberships

State Bar of Texas, Litigation Section, Member, New Discovery Rules Committee

Texas Trial Lawyers Association

American Board of Trial Advocates

American Association for Justice, Birth Trauma Litigation, Medical Malpractice, Products Liability Sections, Member

Past Employment Positions

Second District, Phenylpropanolamine Consolidated Litigation, Lead Plaintiffs Liaison Counsel, 2001