Jeffrey L. Raizner

Location: Houston, Texas
Phone: 713-554-9077 (Direct)
Fax: 713-571-1148
E-mail: Jraizner@doyleraizner.com


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Jeff was recognized as 2006 Texas Rising Stars, and 2007 – 2012 Texas Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business.

Jeff is board certified in personal injury trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and his trial practice includes the representation of plaintiffs in maritime personal injury, international and trans-national personal injury, including overseas work and holiday injury claims, and insurance bad faith.

Jeff’s personal injury practice includes the representation of Jones Act and foreign seaman in disputes arising in U.S. waters and around the world. He also represents a number of U.K. residents injured in the U.S. on holiday, as well as working people from various countries who have been injured as a result of the actions of U.S. companies.

Jeff’s insurance bad faith practice includes the representation of workers’ compensation claimants who have had their claims delayed and denied by their insurers and adjusters. In addition, Jeff has represented insureds and policy holders against domestic liability and excess insurers, and in transnational coverage disputes against U.K. and E.U. underwriters and company market insurers.

Biography
Jeff obtained a B.A. in history at Tulane University and a J.D. from the University of Houston, where he graduated cum laude, served as an editor of the Houston Law Review, and was a member of Phi Delta Phi and Order of the Coif. Jeff practiced at Vinson & Elkins in Houston for ten years before joining The Doyle Law Firm, and then forming Doyle Raizner LLP. Jeff was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1992

Publications, Presentations and Honors

Jeffrey L. Raizner and Matt Gross, Digital Marketing for Law Associations: National Association of Trial Lawyer Executives 2011 Annual Meeting, New York, New York, July 12, 2011

Jeffrey L. Raizner, The Legal Network: Developing and Utilizing Social Media in Your Law Practice, Texas Trial Lawyers Association Best Kept Trial Secrets – Las Vegas, Nevada, February 25, 2011

Jeff Raizner, Brian M. Chandler and Barrie Beer, Hurricane Litigation: Homeowner’s Update, 15th Annual Texas Insurance Law Symposium, South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas, January 20, 2011

Bad Faith Update and Panel Discussion, Jeff Raizner, David Brenner, Steven Tipton, Randy Johnson, Tim Singley, Jane Stone, Frank Weedon and Kay Goggin, State Bar of Texas Seventh Annual Advanced Workers’ Compensation Course 2010, Austin, Texas, August 19, 2010 – August 20, 2010

Insurance Update and Bad Faith Litigation, Michael Doyle, Jeff Raizner and Chris Martin, Harris County Judicial Education Conference, Houston, Texas, August 9, 2010

Jeffrey L. Raizner and Veronica Carmona Czuchna, Covered and Non-Covered Losses, State Bar of Texas 7th Annual Advanced Insurance Law Course, Dallas, Texas April 9, 2010

Jeffrey L. Raizner, Post-Injury Arbitration Agreements: A Plaintiff’s Perspective, Benedict’s Maritime Bulletin, Vol. 7, No. 4, Fourth Quarter 2009

Jeffrey L. Raizner and Catherine L. Hanna, Ruttiger v. Texas Mutual and the Viability of Aranda in the Workers’ Compensation “Bad Faith” Context, Plaintiff’s Perspective, The Insurance Law Section of the State Bar of Texas and The University of Texas School of Law 14th Annual Insurance Law Institute, San Antonio, Texas, October 15, 2009

Jeffrey L. Raizner and David Brenner, Bad Faith: Plaintiffs’ Perspective and Litigation Update, State Bar of Texas Sixth Annual Advanced Workers’ Compensation Course 2009, Austin, Texas, August 13-14, 2009.

Jeffrey L. Raizner and David Brenner, Ethics: Bad Faith, State Bar of Texas Fifth Annual Advanced Workers’ Compensation Course 2008, Austin, Texas, August 21-22, 2008

Kenneth G. Engerrand, Hon. W. Eugene Davis, Jeffrey L. Raizner and Ira Rosenzweig, The Interplay of Other Laws with the Act, Loyola University New Orleans College of Law Annual Longshore Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, March 13, 2008

Jeffrey L. Raizner and David Brenner, Cross Examination of Experts, State Bar of Texas Fourth Annual Advanced Workers’ Compensation Course 2007, Austin, Texas, August 30-31, 2007

Jeffrey L. Raizner, The Differences Between Personal Injury Litigation in the UK and the USA, Legal and Medical Conference 2007, London, United Kingdom, February 21, 2007

Prof. Robert Force, Mark D. Latham, and Jeffrey Raizner, Recent Developments in Maritime Law, Tulane University Law School 22nd New Orleans Fall Maritime Law Seminar New Orleans, Louisiana, September 29, 2006

David Brenner and Jeffrey L. Raizner, Bad Faith, State Bar of Texas Third Annual Advanced Workers’ Compensation Course 2006, Austin, Texas, August 24-25, 2006

Jeffrey L. Raizner, “KRE Policies: Your Money or Your Life,” Legal + medical Magazine (UK), Issue 19, July 2006

Deposing the Insurance Adjuster, Workers’ Compensation Publications, Avoiding and Defending Allegations of Bad Faith Seminar, Dallas, Texas, August 4, 2006

Texas Workers’ Compensation Claims Handling Pitfalls and Bad Faith, Workers’ Compensation Publications Seminar, Dallas, Texas, March 31, 2006

Jeffrey L. Raizner, The American Dream? Litigation abroad, Legal + medical Magazine (UK), Issue 16, January 2006

Handling the Insurance Bad Faith Lawsuit, 2005 Barnes Law Seminar, Houston, Texas
November 9, 2005

The Jones Act: Navigating the Warm Waters of Maritime Employer’s Liability, 2005 Barnes Law Seminar, Houston Texas
November 9, 2005

Procedural Points and Case Handling: The Plaintiff’s Perspective, Lorman Education Services Maritime Personal Injury in Texas Seminar, Houston, Texas October 14, 2005

Jeffrey L. Raizner and Amanda Gerke, Litigating the Auto/Trucking Case The Plaintiff’s Perspective, Lorman Education Services Automobile and Trucking Liability in Texas Seminar, Houston, Texas
September 16, 2005

Jeffrey L. Raizner and Amanda Gerke, Insurance Issues from the Plaintiff’s Perspective, Lorman Education Services Automobile and Trucking Liability in Texas Seminar, Houston, Texas
September 16, 2005

Jeffrey L. Raizner and Jeffrey E. Kalina, M.D., F.A.C.E.P., Anatomy and Injuries: Common Medical Issues in Personal Injury and Workers’ Compensation Litigation, Workers’ Comp 201 Seminar, Houston, Texas
August 26, 2005.

Multiparty Litigation: The American Practice, Association of Personal Injury Lawyers Annual Conference 2005,
Newport, South Wales, United Kingdom
April 28, 2005

Voir Dire and Jury Selection – The Injured Workers’ Strategy, Workers’ Compensation Litigation and Ethics Seminar.
April 8, 2005

Insurance Bad Faith and Skullduggery How Not to Handle Claims, Houston Claims Association Seminar.
February 9, 2005

Completing the Unfinished Picture Soriano and the Problem of Having So Many Claims and So Little Coverage, University of Texas, Ninth Annual Insurance Law Institute.
November 11-12, 2004

The Potential Costs When Case Management Crosses the Line: The Law on the Penalties and Pitfalls for Improper Handling of a Claim for Benefits by an Injured Worker, The Barnes Law Firm Workers’ Compensation Seminar.
September 28, 2004

Hon. Sarah Vance, Kathleen Charvet, and Jeffrey Raizner, Recent Developments in Maritime law, 21st New Orleans Fall Maritime Law Seminar, Tulane University.
October 2-3, 2003

The Potential Costs When Case Management Crosses the Line: The Law on the Penalties and Pitfalls for Improper Handling of a Claim for Benefits by an Injured Worker, Workers’ Comp Update 2003.
July 24-25, 2003

Michael P. Doyle and Jeffrey L. Raizner, Winning the Battle of the Atlantic, Association of Personal Injury Lawyers Newsletter (UK), Vol. 13, Issue 3.
June 2003

Jeffrey L. Raizner, Note, Missing the Boat Another Failed Attempt to Define Admiralty Tort Jurisdiction: Sisson v. Ruby,
29 HOUS. L. REV. 733 (1992).

Jeffrey L. Raizner, “The Differences Between Personal Injury Litigation in the UK and the USA,” Legal and Medical Conference 2007, The Changing Landscape, London, United Kingdom, February 21, 2007

Professional Associations and Recognitions:
Associate Member, Texas Association of Public Insurance Adjusters (TAPIA)
Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Texas Trial Lawyers Association
Houston Trial Lawyers Association
Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (UK)
Houston Bar Association
Super Lawyers, Texas Rising Star, a Thomson Reuters business, 2006
Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, 2007-2013
Best Lawyer (Personal Injury Litigation), 2010, 2011, 2013

Areas of Practice

  • Offshore Rig Injuries
  • Workboat Injuries
  • Helicopter Accidents
  • Workers’ Compensation Bad Faith
  • Overseas Holiday and Travel Injuries
  • Maritime Injuries
  • International Work Injuries
  • International Maritime Injuries
  • Aviation Accidents
  • Insurance Bad Faith

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1992
  • Arizona, 2012
  • Missouri, 2012

Education

  • University of Houston Law Center, Houston, Texas
    • J.D. (Cum Laude) – 1992
    • Honors: Order of the Barons
    • Honors: Order of the Coif
    • Law Review: Houston Law Review, Member, Note and Comment Editor, 1990 – 1992
  • Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana
    • B.A. – 1989

Published Works

  • Missing the Boat – Another Failed Attempt to Define Admiralty Tort Jurisdiction: Sisson v. Ruby, 29 Houston L. Rev., 1992
  • Post-Injury Arbitration Agreements: A Plaintiff’s Perspective, Benedict’s Maritime Bulletin, Vol. 7, No. 4, Fourth Quarter, 2009

Classes/Seminars

  • Jeffrey L. Raizner, The Legal Network: Developing and Utilizing Social Media in Your Law Practice, Texas Trial Lawyers Association Best Kept Trial Secrets – Las Vegas, 2011, February 25, 2011
  • Jeff Raizner, Brian M. Chandler and Barrie Beer, Hurricane Litigation: Homeowner’s Update, 15th Annual Texas Insurance Law Symposium, South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas, January 20, 2011
  • Bad Faith Update and Panel Discussion, Jeff Raizner, David Brenner, Steven Tipton, Randy Johnson, Tim Singley, Jane Stone, Frank Weedon and Kay Goggin, State Bar of Texas Seventh Annual Advanced Workers’ Compensation Course 2010, Austin, Texas, August 19, 2010 – August 20, 2010
  • Insurance Update and Bad Faith Litigation, Michael Doyle, Jeff Raizner and Chris Martin, Harris County Judicial Education Conference, Houston, Texas, August 9, 2010
  • Jeffrey L. Raizner and Veronica Carmona Czuchna, Covered and Non-Covered Losses, State Bar of Texas 7th Annual Advanced Insurance Law Course, Dallas, Texas, April 9, 2010
  • Jeffrey L. Raizner and Catherine L. Hanna, Ruttiger v. Texas Mutual and the Viability of Aranda in the Workers’ Compensation Bad Faith Context, Plaintiff’s Perspective, The Insurance Law Section of the State Bar of Texas, and The University of Texas School of Law 14th Annual Insurance Law Institute, San Antonio, Texas, October 15, 2009
  • Jeffrey L. Raizner and David Brenner, Bad Faith: Plaintiffs’ Perspective and Litigation Update, State Bar of Texas Sixth Annual Advanced Workers’ Compensation Course, Austin, Texas, August 13, 2009 – August 14, 2009

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Association of Justice
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Fellowship Member
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association Technology Task Force, Chair, 2010-2011
  • Houston Trial Lawyers Association, Treasurer, 2010-2011
  • Houston Trial Lawyers Association, President Elect, 2011-2012
  • Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (UK)
  • Texas Association of Public Insurance Adjusters (TAPIA), Associate Member
  • National Association of Public Insurance Adjusters, Affiliate Member
  • Missouri Association of Trial Lawyers
  • Arizona Trial Lawyers Association

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Phi Delta Phi

 

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    Houston Texas
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    Phoenix, AZ 85016
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    Galveston TX 77550
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