George  Fleming

Fleming, Nolen, Jez, LLP
Fleming, Nolen, Jez, LLP
2800 Post Oak Blvd., Ste 4000, Houston, TX 77056 United States
(713) 621-7944
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GEORGE FLEMING

NOTABLE CAREER ACCOMPLISHMENTS

 

Founder of Fleming | Nolen | Jez L.L.P. (“FNJ”), a law firm of civil trial lawyers. FNJ concentrates its practice on personal injury and mass tort litigation. The firm has won billions in verdicts and settlements for our clients.

 

Lead trial lawyer in a mass tort property damage case. Fleming tried the case to punitive damage jury verdicts eight times for different groups of clients over fourteen months of actual trial time. He was the only lawyer to ever try the case obtaining millions each time he tried the case. The case ended up settling for over two billion dollars.

 

Personal injury mass tort cases. Fleming was lead counsel on the first case the firm tried to a jury verdict. The jury returned a verdict of over $29 million. FNJ’s trial lawyers tried the case to juries 27 times with Fleming trying almost half of those. FNJ cases settled for over one billion.

 

Fleming has been lead counsel on a number of trials against aviation companies¾Cessna, Piper, Beech, Continental Airlines (now United Airlines); Avianca; Tan; Sasha; Boeing; TWA; Eastern Airlines; American Airlines; Delta Airlines; among others.

 

Trials against major oil and gas companies. For example, Fleming tried a case against Exxon that resulted in a jury verdict of over $10 million that was affirmed by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit.

 

FNJ lawyers have been appointed by a number of federal and state Judges to serve as lead counsel and on Plaintiff Steering Committees (PSC) in a number of major mass tort cases.

 

George Fleming is a native Texan who received his Bachelor of Business Administration and Juris Doctor from the University of Texas at Austin. He began his law career as a trial attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice, representing the United States in major trial cases. George subsequently returned to Texas and became a partner in an Austin law firm.

 

Then he moved to Houston to start his own practice, focusing on mass torts, aviation disasters, product liability, and plaintiff’s personal injury. He founded the firm that became Fleming | Nolen | Jez, L.L.P., where he established his reputation in mass tort, aviation and consumer litigation cases. 

 

George’s legal memberships include the State Bar of Texas, Houston Bar Association, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, American Bar Association, and the American Association for Justice. George is widely published, with articles appearing in several major legal journals. He is also a frequent Speaker on emerging trial techniques and trends, mass tort litigation, and class action litigation.

 

Speaking Engagements to Professional Associations on Mass Torts Include

American Bar Association annual meeting

American Association of Justice

Texas Trial Lawyers Association

Mealey’s Seminars

Harris Martin Seminars

Most Recent Article on Mass Litigation “MDL Practice: Avoiding the Black Hole,” South Texas Law Review, Vol. 46 No. 1, Fall 2014

 

Articles and TV Shows Mr. Fleming’s Work Has Been Presented

60 Minutes

New York Times

Wall Street Journal

Forbes

The Associated Press

United Press International

Houston Chronicle

 

Admitted to Practice

U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third, Fifth, Seventh, Eleventh and District of Columbia Circuits

U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas and the District of Columbia

Texas Supreme Court

 

Other Memberships

University of Texas Law School Foundation Board

University of Texas System Chancellor’s Council executive membership

University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston Development Board

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Board

Strake Jesuit College Preparatory, Houston, Board of Trustees

Sam Houston Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America’s Board of Directors

 

Lead Counsel In

Stencel Aero v. U.S., 434 U.S. 882 (1977)

Miree v. Dekalb County, Georgia, 433 U.S. 25 (1977)

Amstadt v. U.S. Brass Corp., 919 S.W.2d 644 (Tex. S.Ct. 1996)

In Re: Polybutylene Plumbing Litigation, 23 S.W.3d 428 (Tex.App.-Houston [1 Dist.] 2000)

Mathis, et al. v. Exxon Corp., 302 F.3d 448 (5th Cir. 2002)

In Re: Diet Drugs Products Liability Litigation, 369 F.3d 293 (3rd Cir. 2004)

In Re: Enron (S.D. Tx)

In Re: Prudential-Bache Energy Income Partnership Securities (E.D. La.)

 

MDL and Class Action Cases Mr. Fleming and FNJ Lawyers Have Worked on Recently  Include:

MDL 2272 Zimmer NexGenKnee Product Liability Litigation

MDL 2187 In Re C.R. Bard, Inc. Pelvic Repair Systems Product Liability Litigation

MDL 2187 In Re American Medical Systems, Inc. Pelvic Repair Systems Product Liability

Litigation

MDL 2326 In Re Boston Scientific Corp. Pelvic Repair Systems Product Liability Litigation

MDL 2327 In Re Ethicon, Inc. Pelvic Repair Systems Product Liability Litigation

MDL 2387 In Re Coloplast Corp. Pelvic Repair Systems Product Liability Litigation

MDL 2440 In Re Cook Medical, Inc. Pelvic Repair Systems Product Liability Litigation

MDL 2511 Neomedic; JCCP 4710 Wright Hip System Cases

MDL1928 In Re Trasylol Products Liability Litigation

MDL 1507 In Re Prempro Products Liability Litigation

Class Counsel in Harry Snowden, Individually and as Representative of All Persons Similarly

Situated v. Farmers Ins. Co., Inc., Cause No. CIV-2000, Cir. Ct. of Faulkner County, Arkansas

First Division Class Counsel in Royce Yarbrough, Individually and As Representative of the Class of All Similarly Situated Persons v. ConocoPhillips Co., et al., Cause No. 99-DCV-107968, 268th Judicial District, Fort Bend County, Texas

Member of the Mississippi Litigation Group In Re Bogalusa Chemical Release, No. 251-96-493-

CIV, Circuit Court, First Judicial District, Hinds County, Mississippi

MDL 2739 In Re Essure Birth Control Product Liability Litigation

 

Career History

Lieutenant, U.S. Army 1971-1972

U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Division, Torts Section 1972-1976

Partner in an Austin, Texas law firm 1976-1981

Fleming | Nolen | Jez L.L.P. and its predecessors 1981-present

 

Legal Memberships

State Bar of Texas

Houston Bar Association

Texas Trial Lawyers Association

American Bar Association

American Association for Justice

 

Awards and Honors

Top 25 in Mass Torts by the National Trial Lawyers

America’s 50 Most Influential Lawyers Trial Lawyers Roundtable

America’s 100 Most Influential Trial Lawyers, Trial Lawyers Roundtable

One of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers of the National Trial Lawyers Association

Member of the Million Dollar Advocates ForumÒ, published by Million Dollar Advocates Forum,

Who’s Who in American Law, a Marquis Who’s WhoÒ

Texas Top Rated Lawyers, published by LexisNexisÒ Martindale-HubbellÒ; Peer Review Rated AV PreeminentÒ

Texas Super LawyersÒ 2003-2022 by Thomson Reuters

Member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum

2022 AV Preeminent Rating¾Judicial Edition by Martindale Hubbell

Top rated lawyer for 2022 by Avvo.com


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