Joe Jamail Bio




Joe Jamail is a Lebanese American attorney and billionaire. One of the wealthiest lawyers in America, he is frequently referred to as the King of Torts. In 1985, Mr. Jamail represented Pennzoil in a lawsuit against Texaco. Pennzoil won the case and his contingency fee was $335 million. Mr. Jamail has given large donations to The University of Texas at Austin. The football field at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium is named Joe Jamail Field in his honor, and so is the Joseph D. Jamail, Jr. Pavilion at The University of Texas School of Law. Also located on the University of Texas campus is theLee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center, named for him and his wife. The University has erected two statues on campus in his honor.

On May 14, 2008, The University of Texas announced a $15 million gift from Joe Jamail to support the Law School, Nursing School, and the College of Undergraduate Studies. In response to the gift, the university has renamed a large meeting in the tower building to the Lee Hage Jamail Academic Room.

On May 29, 2008, the Lee and Joe Jamail Skatepark opened in downtown Houston. It was a $2.7 million dollar project. The park is public and covers over 40,000 square feet (3,700 m2).

Jamail is known for his passionate, aggressive, sometimes abrasive advocacy on behalf of his clients — a tendency that has been noted in the National Law Journal, by the Supreme Court of Delaware as well as other sources. In April 2006, a particularly sharp exchange, titled "Joe Jamail takes a deposition defended by Edward Carstarphen. Hilarity ensues" or "Texas-Style Deposition", appeared on various blogs and internet sites (particularly related to American law). In response to questioning by the Delaware Supreme Court during the deposition he stated "I'd rather have a nose on my ass than go to Delaware for any reason."

Jamail is a graduate of St. Thomas High School in Houston, Texas and The University of Texas where he received his and The University of Texas School of Law. The University has created the Joseph D. Jamail Centennial Chair in Law and Advocacy. (Wikipedia)

Joe Jamail sits down with LBN at the NSSTA convention in Austin, TX to discuss his thoughts and convictions on structured settlements.

Structured Settlements; Joe Jamail discussed why trial lawyers must consider them. from Sequence Media on Vimeo.

Joe Jamail, discusses structuredsettlements and why they are vitally important to injury victims and and their families.


Structured settlements, advice from Joe Jamail for personal from Sequence Media on Vimeo.

Posted on November 23, 2009 .