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Jeff Avery

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Jeff Avery

Email  :   [email protected]

Phone:  713-554-1146

Fax: 713-571-1148

Trial Attorney

Jeff Avery is a partner at Doyle Dennis LLP in Houston, Texas and proudly represents injured workers who have suffered injuries while working offshore. Through his experience and knowledge, Jeff has fought for the rights of these workers in and out of court. 


Jeff obtained a B.A. in 2009 at the Vanguard University, Costa Mesa, California and a J.D. in 2012 from the UCLA School of Law, Los Angeles, California

During his time at Doyle Dennis, Jeff has played an important role in the firm’s trial victories, including the $7.86 million verdict in Gillies v. Valaris PLC, $1.9 million verdict in Newberne v. the State of North Carolina, $500,000 verdict in the case Ellis v. Ace America Insurance Co., $350,000 verdict in the case Deaver v. Noble Drilling, and $1.73 million verdict in the case Ball v. Alleyton Resource Company. Jeff has also argued before the 9th and 5th Circuit Courts of Appeals.


Jeff is also actively involved in the American Association of Justice and is currently the vice-chair of the Admiralty Section. As part of this role, Jeff presented at the Admiralty Section CLE, for the AAJ Summer Convention in 2018 on the subject “Overcoming Excursion and Recreational Releases.” Jeff was also the moderator for the Admiralty Section CLE for the 2021 Summer Convention.  Jeff is also a member of the Houston Trial Lawyers Association.

Areas of Practice

  • Appellate law
  • Employment law
  • Maritime Injury
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Personal Injury


  • UCLA School of Law, Los Angeles, California
    • JD. – 2012
  • Vanguard University, Costa Mesa, California 
    • BA. – 2009

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Association for Justice
  • Houston Trial Lawyers Association

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers, Texas Rising Star, a Thomson Reuters business, 2016 – present

Court Admissions

State Bar of Texas
State Bar of Arizona
State Bar of California
Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
US. District Court Southern District of Texas
US. District Court Northern District of California
US. District Court Central District of California
US. District Court District of Arizona

CEs and Presentations

  • Dallas Bar Association, Labor and Employment Division, September 2021 – “The anatomy of a worker’s compensation retaliation trial.”
  • NELA Houston, February 2021 – “Report from the Battlefield: Observations and Review from Ball v. Alleyton Resources Co.; Handling a Worker’s Compensation Retaliation Claim Through Trial.”
  • AAJ Summer Convention, Admiralty Section CLE, July 2018 – “Overcoming Excursion and Recreational Releases.”

    $7.86 Million

    Gillies V. Valaris PLC

    On January 12, 2022, Doyle Dennis LLP secured a $7.86 million verdict on behalf of Gordon Gillies, a drill ship operations adviser, who was injured while working on a vessel in the Gulf of Mexico.

    $1.22 Million

     Hamilton V. Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company

    $1.22 million (Attorneys’ Fees: $400,000; Litigation Expenses: $47,276.54; injury – operated lumbar spine injuries).

    $2.16 MILLION

    Pace V. Houston Helicopters, Inc.

     $2.16 million (Attorneys Fees: $820,000; Expenses: $117,502.70; injury – lumbar injuries requiring surgery 

    $2.14 Million

    Pike V. SeaRiver Maritime, Inc.

     $2.56 million (Reduced on appeal to $2,141,716.75 – Attorneys Fees: $936,772.52; Expenses: $77,625.97

    $1.75 Million

    Roberts V. Rigdon  Marine

    $1.5 million, increased to $1,752,767.44 with interest (Attorneys Fees: $788,745.35; Expenses $49,603.52;

    $1.6 Million

     Darold Burch V. Westerngeco Resources 

    $1.6 million (Attorneys Fees: $472,500; Expenses $61,135.03; injury – cervical injuries requiring surgery