Thomas R Harkness
Austin Personal Injury Lawyer | Austin Personal Injury Attorney
* Brain Injury, Burn Injury, and Spinal Cord Injury
* Medical Malpractice
* Product Liability
* Drug and Medical Device Litigation
* Civil Rights Violations
* Aviation Accidents
* Auto and Truck Accidents
* Business Dispute Litigation
* Propane and Natural Gas Explosion Litigation
* General Negligence
* Federal Tort Claims Act
* Wrongful Death

Whitehurst, Harkness, Brees, Cheng & Imhoff, P.C., represents victims of serious personal injuries and wrongful death, as well as businesspersons who have suffered from another party's negligence or unfair practices.

Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer - National Board of Legal Specialty Certification

Thomas R Harkness
Whitehurst, Harkness, Brees, Cheng & Imhoff PC
5113 Southwest Pkwy #150
Austin TX 78735
Tel: 512 476-4346
Fax: 512 476-4400

Thomas R. Harkness currently serves on the National Board of the American Board of Trial Advocates. He is board certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and as a Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Mr. Harkness was recently selected as one of the Best Lawyers in Austin in Austin Monthly magazine and as a Super Lawyer by Texas Monthly magazine. He is also listed in the publication The Best Lawyers in America.

Since 1975, Mr. Harkness has specialized in product liability, natural gas explosions, aviation litigation, and complex general negligence cases. He is an instrument-rated pilot with a strong engineering background earned in his time at the U.S. Air Force Academy; he is also a member of the Interstate Trucking Litigation Group of the American Association for Justice. Mr. Harkness has obtained the largest product liability verdict in Travis County history ($5.5 million) and has obtained numerous other multimillion dollar personal injury settlements for the firm.

After graduating from the Air Force Academy with honors in 1968, Mr. Harkness attended The University of Texas Law School, where he also graduated with honors. Shortly thereafter, he served as an Air Force JAG in Japan. In January 1976, Mr. Harkness began private practice as an aviation and product liability lawyer at the prestigious Bronson firm in San Francisco. Two years later, he returned home and has practiced with the personal injury attorneys at our Austin , Texas firm ever since.

Mr. Harkness has three children and is dedicated to children's issues. Tom has served as President of the Board of the Austin Children's Museum and has coached more baseball and basketball teams than his memory can retain.

Thomas R. Harkness is licensed to practice before the State Bar of Texas; the State Bar of California; the United States District Courts, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas and Northern District of California; and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit.
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