Practice Areas

Kwok Daniel Ltd, LLP is dedicated to providing the highest level of legal services to our clients. Our practice areas include catastrophic personal injury or wrongful death arising from car wrecks, 18-wheeler wrecks, drunk driver wrecks, workplace injuries, offshore injuries, plant explosions, and medical malpractice.  We also handle mass torts including defective medical devices and dangerous prescription drugs.  In addition, we have attorneys to handle your immigration, family law, workers compensation, criminal law and probate law issues.  If you or a loved one has a potential case, please call for a free no obligation meeting with AV Rated, Board Certified, Super Lawyer, Rob Kwok at 713.773.3380 or email at rkwok@kwoklaw.com.

Refinery/Plant Explosions

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Rob Kwok founder of Kwok Daniel Ltd, LLP is familiar with big oil British Petroleum, having filed the first wrongful death case arising from the tragic BP explosion on March 23, 2005 which killed over 15 workers. Mr. Kwok successfully resolved the wrongful death case and a group of injury cases, but when BP refused to pay the last lawsuit, Mr. Kwok brought the case to a Galveston County jury.  After conducting jury selection of over 200 Galveston County residents, a jury was seated. The case settled that same evening for a confidential sum with lifetime payments to the decedent’s children.

Says Mr. Kwok, “BP is a giant in the petro-chemical industry, and BP’s giant profits come with giant responsibilities. When workers lose their lives in an explosion, there’s always something that could be done better to prevent the tragedy.”

In 2012, Mr. Kwok filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Oiltanking Holdings, a crude oil storage terminal in Jacintoport, Houston, arising from an explosion that violently killed one worker and severely injured several other workers.  Litigation ensued for over a year and Mr. Kwok’s trial team tried the case in November 2013.  After a 6 week jury trial, a Harris County jury returned a verdict of $20.2 million in actual damages.  It was the largest jury award of it’s kind in Harris County for 2013, and the verdict was recently honored by the Texas Lawyer with inclusion into the Texas Verdicts Hall of Fame, a lifetime achievement for the Firm.  Says Kwok, “I’m grateful for clients who trust us to do our jobs well.  They know we will spare no expense in litigating with the biggest corporations on earth, and our opponents know we are fearless in our quest to help our clients.”

Oil Rig Explosions

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Deep water oil rigs like the Transocean Rig are highly complex machines, but they come with safety mechanisms to warn of and even prevent potential problems that may lead to an explosion like the recent tragedy in our Gulf of Mexico. Clearly these safety mechanisms failed the crew on April 20, 2010.

Please contact Board Certified trial lawyer Rob Kwok at 713.773.3380 or toll-free 1.888.466.5965 for a free consultation about the facts of your case or your family member’s oil rig explosion case.

Auto/Truck/Bus Wrecks

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We have an entire team of lawyers and staff devoted to the efficient administration of auto collisions involving cars, trucks, buses and any other vehicle on the road. We have tried lawsuits to verdict with virtually every major auto insurer and are familiar with their adjusters and defense counsel. Our firm routinely manages over 1,500 auto cases at a given time, with multiple settlements on a daily/weekly basis. Efficiency is the key to handling this large docket, especially when many cases involve minimal policy limits. The litigation team has the luxury of targeting high damages high coverage cases for trial. “This is where our young lawyers get their courtroom experience, on the cases that we target for trial,” says Mr. Kwok.

The Kwok Daniel Ltd, LLP pre-litigation team targets fair settlements within a reasonable time frame after your release from your doctor.  Thomas Daniel, Partner and head of the pre-litigation team, uses cutting edge negotiation techniques to close your case to your satisfaction. If we believe the settlement offer is unfair, we will tell you. Your case then goes to the Litigation Team for review and prompt filing of your lawsuit if warranted.

Medical Device Mass Torts

kwok_medical_device_mass_tortsKwok Daniel Ltd LLP is honored to represent at group of women who have been implanted with Transvaginal Mesh and suffered serious injuries and damages.  We are presently negotiating settlements for patients implanted with Transvaginal and Hernia mesh.  If you or a loved one have pelvic mesh implanted, you may be entitled to compensation for corrective surgery and removal of the mesh in addition to other damages you may have suffered.  Please call us for a free consultation so we may assist you in negotiating a fair settlement for your damages.

Medical Malpractice

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Unfortunately, patients at Texas clinics and hospitals are routinely injured and sometimes killed every day. Texas physicians are held to strict standards for keeping their patients safe through medical procedures regulated by the Texas Medical Board.  When a doctor or hospital fails to provide an accepted standard of care as defined by these regulations, it may be considered medical malpractice.

 

 

Common examples of medical malpractice by a doctor, surgeon, nurse, or hospital can include:

  • birth injuries,
  • delayed or ineffective treatments,
  • misdiagnosis,
  • prescription drug errors,
  • and surgical errors.

Our experienced trial attorneys have successfully represented injured patients and families of deceased patients against all the major hospital systems in the State of Texas.  In November 2014, our firm was hired to represent the family of a man who went in for a lap band surgery and died shortly after the procedure. This is yet another example of complex litigation cases we routinely handle.  If you’ve suffered an injury or lost a loved one as a result of medical errors, contact us for a free consultation to discuss your rights.

Pharmaceutical Litigation

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In 2006, Rob Kwok was honored to represent the parents of a newborn baby born with a severe heart defect. Later in 2006, the firm filed the first known baby heart defect lawsuit in the Gulf Coast region arising from the pregnant mother’s use of the prescription drug Paxil®, during her pregnancy. Sadly, her baby was born with a severe ventricular defect after his mother was prescribed and took Paxil® a drug manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline, during her pregnancy. The case was filed in Brazoria county and settled for a confidential sum before trial.

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 Products Liability

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Kwok Daniel Ltd, LLP has consistently identified products liability defects in our every day auto collision cases, thereby maximizing our clients’ recoveries and holding auto manufacturers responsible for defective seat belts, tires, and airbags. We have successfully represented clients against virtually all the major auto manufacturers, including Ford, GM, Mitsubishi, Mercedes, BMW, Hyundai and Toyota.  Know that when you trust us with your car wreck case we will explore all other avenues of recovery for you.

In 2010, our Litigation team took on Toyota Corporation on behalf of a forklift operator who suffered a traumatic amputation of his left leg in a forklift tip over. The case warranted our firm purchasing an exemplar forklift and fitting it with safety doors (see video here).  In addition, our litigation team traveled to Melbourne Australia to take the deposition of our forklift expert, sparing no expense in litigating the case.  After Mr. Kwok conducted jury selection of a Harris County jury pool the case settled for a confidential sum later that evening.

First Party Bad Faith Insurance

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Do you have a homeowner’s insurance claim due to damage from fire, hail, hurricane, tornado or some other natural disaster? Has your insurance company unfairly delayed payment or denied your claim? If so, you need a qualified insurance attorney to help stop the insurance companies from taking advantage of you.

Contact our experienced insurance attorneys for a free consultation today at 713.773.3380.  Let us take the burden of dealing with your insurance company off your plate and help protect you in your time of need. We have handled literally hundreds of these cases and would be honored to represent you as well.

Criminal Law

Kwok Daniel Ltd, LLP has been honored to be involved in the criminal defense of various high profile individuals in a variety of national venues. We have successfully defended and plea bargained deals for Defendants in all Harris County criminal courts, including representation for most criminal charges including DUI and traffic offenses. Our board certified criminal defense attorney, Michael Pena is available to consult with you about the details of your criminal case.

Immigration Law

The Kwok Daniel Ltd, LLP Immigration Team prepares U.S. non-immigrant visas, permanent residence visas, citizenship services, representation at U.S. consulates, Department of Labor LCA and Wage & Hour Division audits, INS I-9 inspections, immigration court hearings, motions to reopen and appeals to the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) and the Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals (BALCA).

Our satisfied clients include Fortune 500 companies, institutes of higher education, non-profit organizations, international companies, investment and trading companies, small businesses and individuals. The firm has extensive experience in employment-based non-immigrant visas such as B-1; E-1 and E-2; H-1B; J-1; L-1A and L-1B; O-1; P-1; R-1; and TN’s. The firm prepares employment-based permanent residence including labor certifications and RIR applications. We prepare family-based petitions in the U.S. and overseas. The firm maintains a consular practice at U.S. Consulates in Mexico.

William Fong is Of Counsel to Kwok Daniel Ltd., LLP and Principal of Fong & Associates, LLP.  Mr. Fong and his highly specialized immigration team have shared offices with our Firm since 1998, and we are blessed to have Texas Super Lawyer, Professor and friend, Bill Fong head up our firm’s Immigration section.

Grievance Defense

Clients cannot file a grievance to force an attorney to take action on a case or to gain an advantage in dealing with an attorney. There are also rules that prohibit attorneys for reporting other attorneys solely for these reasons. Clients should not file a grievance in place of talking with her attorney. The grievance system is adversarial and is not a forum for attorney-client communication. Many times attorney client disputes are best handled outside of the attorney grievance system. If you are unsure whether to file a grievance, first call the State Bar’s Grievance Information helpline (1-800-932-1900) for more information.

Drawing on his experience while serving a full term on the State Bar of Texas Grievance Committee, Mr. Kwok also defends his fellow attorneys from allegations of professional misconduct. Grievances are very serious, and may result in suspension or disbarment from the practice of law. As such, grievances must be reviewed very carefully by experienced attorneys (such as Mr. Kwok) and the Office of the Chief Disciplinary Counsel. Not every disagreement with an attorney involves professional misconduct. With this in mind, Mr. Kwok has been successful in reviewing grievances against other attorneys and providing sound advice. Recently, Mr. Kwok received a written ruling from the State Bar of Texas, dismissing a grievance against a prominent personal injury attorney in Houston. This is yet another example of the aggressive, efficient and personal legal services offered by our firm.

Local Counsel

Rob Kwok is honored to regularly serve as local counsel and ad litem in Matagorda, Brazoria and Wharton Counties.  Join Kwok Daniel Ltd, LLP to your litigation team in these counties and draw on our experience and friendships with local lawyers in these exceptional counties since 1993.

Kwok Daniel Ltd, LLP has multiple Texas Super Lawyers who are AV rated and Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law, Criminal Law and Immigration Law. We bring vast knowledge, experience and resources to aggressively, efficiently and personally handle your individual case. If you or a loved one has a potential case, please contact AV Rated, Board Certified trial lawyer Rob Kwok at 713.773.3380 or toll-free 1.888.466.5965 for a free consultation.