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Joel J. Steed

Joel focused his practice on Health Care Liability Defense, representing doctors, hospitals, nurses and other health care providers across the State of Texas.

Joel has tried to jury verdict more than 60 cases in State and Federal Courts throughout Texas. He has tried cases with significant or multi-million dollar damage potential in numerous counties across Texas, including Dallas, Tarrant, Denton, Collin, Grayson, Lamar, McLennan, Bowie, Jefferson, Harris, Rockwall, Wichita, Bee, Midland, Hunt, Hall, Van Zandt, Smith, Potter, Williamson and Hidalgo Counties. He has handled appeals in various appellate courts throughout the State.

Joel is a frequent lecturer at various Continuing Legal Education seminars and has authored papers for the same. He volunteers time with law students and mock trial teams teaching effective advocacy skills.

Court Admissions

  • All State District and Appellate Courts in Texas
  • United States District Courts in the Northern, Western and Eastern Districts of Texas
  • United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit
Honors and Distinctions

  • AV Rated Ethical Standards and Legal Ability by Martindale-Hubbell 1994-Present
  • Listed in “Best’s Directories of Recommended Insurance Attorneys and Adjustors” 2006-Present
  • Elected as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers March 2014
  • Elected as an Associate of the American Board of Trial Advocates October 2008
  • Voted by peers as “Texas Super Lawyer” as published in Texas Monthly Magazine 2003-Present
  • Voted “Top 100 Dallas Fort Worth Region Attorneys” as published in Texas Monthly’s Super Lawyer Section
  • Voted Best Lawyers in Dallas as Published in D Magazine 2013, 2014
  • Past Board of Director Texas Association of Defense Counsel 2004-2007
  • Past Barrister Dallas Inn of Courts
Associations and Memberships
  • Dallas, Rockwall and American Bar Associations
  • State Bar of Texas
  • The Southwestern Legal Foundation
  • (Past Barrister) Dallas Inn of Court
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel
    • Board of Directors, District 5, Texas Association of Defense Counsel, 2004-2005, 2005-2006, 2006-2007
  • Baylor University (B.B.A., 1982; J.D., 1983)

  • Legal Fraternity: Phi Delta Phi