​​Jose Luzarraga is a member of the Product Liability, Toxic Tort, & Environmental Litigation team. He focuses his practice on Automotive, Commercial Litigation, and Toxic Torts.

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Associations

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1994
  • U.S. District Courts
    • Texas: Eastern, Northern, Southern, Western
  • U.S. Court of Appeals
    • 5th Circuit

Distinctions

  • Super Lawyers®
    • Texas Rising Stars, 2007-2009
  • Benchmark Litigation
    • Member of the team selected as nationwide Product Liability Firm of the Year, 2018

Education & Honors

  • Columbia University, J.D., 1994
  • Louisiana State University, B.A., 1991
  • Briefing Attorney , Texas Supreme Court, 1994-1995

Experience

  • Automotive 
  • Jacobs v. MCI – represented bus manufacturer in rollover case involving multiple deaths and over 100 plaintiffs.
  • Poynor v. BMW – obtained summary judgment on behalf of BMW in case involving multi-million dollar claims arising from test drive accident, First Chair.  Currently defending summary judgment on appeal.  
  • Bonura v. ABC Bus Co. – represented bus manufacturer in rollover case involving multiple deaths.  
  • Naranjo v. Toyota – defense verdict in wrongful death SUV rollover ($15 million risk plus punitives), San Antonio, 2005, Second Chair.
  • Guajardo v. Toyota – defense verdict in wrongful death SUV rollover ($8-10 million risk plus punitives), Houston, 2005, Second Chair.
  • Dornberg v. Toyota – obtained summary judgment on plaintiffs' wrongful death SUV rollover claim. Successfully defended summary judgment on appeal and conducted oral argument.
  • Chandler v. Ford – obtained summary judgment in airbag case involving alleged brain injuries to a child. 
  • Ramos v. Ford – part of the trial team in first airbag trial for Ford involving catastrophic injuries to a child (18-month old ventilator dependent quadriplegic).
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