Lee Thibodeaux

Lee has resided in the Houston metropolitan area for most of his life. He has been trained in DISC behavioral tendencies and effective communication strategies. His interests include sports, golf, skiing, wine and spending time with his family. As the son of a well-known OB/GYN, Lee has dedicated his career to helping companies and individuals involved in litigation, to provide counsel, effective resolution strategies as well as understanding the medical issues involved in defending personal injury claims.

About Lee


Lee is a trucking and logistics trial lawyer.  His experience also includes construction, healthcare, security, premises owners, petro-chemical, pharmaceutical, products liability and mining.  Lee is the lead attorney in the firm’s logistics and rapid response sections and represents insureds, motor carriers and drivers across the state of Texas.  Lee’s experience includes defending catastrophic personal injury claims including wrongful death claims, trucking accidents, premises deaths, sexual assaults, fire, and chemical exposure.  Lee’s trials include the retrial of an infamous trucking case in north Texas involving multiple deaths, load securement, and vehicle operation cases.


Lee began his career as a briefing attorney for the Court of Appeals and has handled multiple appeals and Mandamus actions.  These appeals include jury verdicts, summary judgments, jurisdiction and discovery matters.  Lee spent many years at the former Fulbright & Jaworski representing clients through their excess insurance coverage defending and preserving error in multiple party, high exposure personal injury cases, and assisting in birth injury cases throughout Texas and the western region of the United States.  Lee has developed a unique method of handling each case depending on the facts, insured, claimant, counsel and issues which has propelled him as one of the top attorneys in his field.

Representative Matters

  • Defense and trial of countless motor carriers and drivers in wrongful death and catastrophic injuries involving trucking accidents.
  • Defense of National motor carriers in multiple injury cases across the State of Texas.
  • Defending concrete mixer trucks and concrete manufacturer in multiple fatality and plant accident cases.
  • Defense and trial of subcontractor in construction defect cases involving multiple projects toa take nothing judgment.
  • Defense of fuel hauling carrier in multiple catastrophic injury cases.
  • Defense of trailer leasing companies in catastrophic injury cases.
  • Defense of suppliers and motor carriers in load incident cases.
  • Defense of hospital systems and nurses in birth trauma cases including cord compression, cord prolapse, placental abruption and uterine rupture.
  • Defense of multiple apartment complexes related to alleged sexual assaults.
  • Defense of national retailers in premises cases.
  • Defense of property owner concerning targeted criminal conduct.
  • Defense multiple regional health systems and multiple hospitals in western U.S. in alleged birth trauma cases including cord prolapse, placental abruption, uterine rupture.
  • Assisted in the defense of a regional healthcare system in abduction of invitee.
  • Defense of multiple physicians in birth and surgical injury cases.
  • Defense of property owner concerning a targeted murder of a tenant.
  • Assisted in successful re-trial of multiple fatality trucking accident to a zero verdict.
  • Defense of fuel hauling company in catastrophic personal injury cases.

Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas Pro Bono College
  • Instructor at South Texas College of Law


  • South Texas College of Law
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence, 1988
  • Sam Houston State University
  • B.B.A- Finance, 1985

Court/Bar Admissions

  • United States District Court for the Southern, Western, Easter and Northern Districts of Texas
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel.
  • Houston Bar Association
  • United States Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
  • United States Court of Claims
  • State Bar of Colorado

Presentations and Webinars

  • “Vehicle restraints and Biomechanics of injuries” Gavel Conference, 2019
  • “ESI Epidemic”.  Gavel Conference 2021
  • “Technology in the Courtroom” Gavel Conference, 2019
  • “Nursing Home Litigation” University of Texas Law School, The Review of Litigation Seminar, 1999
  • “A Potential New Defense In Medical Malpractice Cases”, Law360, April, 2014.
  • “EMTALA”, “Medical Records Security” and “Guide to Physician Testimony”, Harris County Medical Society.
  • “Anatomy of a Lawsuit”, Association of Legal Nurse Consultants.
  • “Neuropsychologist and Strategies to Combat Traumatic Brain Injury Claims” Gavel Conference, 2018
  • “Medical Malpractice Litigation” South Texas College of Law, Legal Medicine Course, 2009 – 2017.