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
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
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.
Hamilton V. Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company
$1.22 million (Attorneys’ Fees: $400,000; Litigation Expenses: $47,276.54; injury – operated lumbar spine injuries).
Pace V. Houston Helicopters, Inc.
$2.16 million (Attorneys Fees: $820,000; Expenses: $117,502.70; injury – lumbar injuries requiring surgery
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
Roberts V. Rigdon Marine
$1.5 million, increased to $1,752,767.44 with interest (Attorneys Fees: $788,745.35; Expenses $49,603.52;
Darold Burch V. Westerngeco Resources
$1.6 million (Attorneys Fees: $472,500; Expenses $61,135.03; injury – cervical injuries requiring surgery