Joseph Alan Callier

ATTORNEY | MEDIATOR

Phone: 713-439-0248
Fax: 713-439-1980
callier@callierlawgrouppllc.com | V-CARD

Joseph is a native Houstonian who graduated from James Madison High School, before receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rice University, and a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Texas. Joseph is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law and Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Joseph is a frequent author and speaker at continuing legal education seminars. His professional memberships include the State Bar of Texas, State Bar of Illinois, the Houston Bar Association, the Houston Lawyers Association, the Texas Association of Civil Trial and Appellate Specialists (he is a former President), the National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms, the Texas Association of Defense Counsel and the American Board of Trial Advocates-Advocate.

He is licensed to practice before the U. S. Supreme Court; the U. S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; the U. S. District Court, Southern District of Texas; the U. S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas; the U. S. District Court, Northern District of Texas; and the U. S. District Court, Western District of Texas.

EDUCATION

Rice University – Bachelor of Arts
The University of Texas – Juris Doctorate
Attorney Mediators Institute

CERTIFICATIONS

Board Certified, Personal Injury Trial Law & Civil Trial Law
Texas Board of Legal Specialization
“AV” Rating, Martindale-Hubbell

EXPERIENCE

Callier Law Group PLLC
Callier & Garza, L.L.P.
City of Houston, Legal Department

Areas of Expertise

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Deceptive Trade Practices Act
  • Governmental Liability
  • Insurance Code/Extra-contractual Litigation
  • Premises Liability
  • Vehicular Negligence
  • Toxic Torts
  • Employment Litigation/Investigation

Areas of Experience

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Medical Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Construction Litigation
  • Eminent Domain

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

  • State Bar of Texas
  • State Bar of Illinois
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Texas (Southern, Northern, Eastern, Western)
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Texas Association of Civil Trial and Appellate Specialists (President ’03-04)
  • National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms
  • Defense Research Institute
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (Houston Chapter President 2016)
  • Claims Litigation Management (CLM)
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Texas Super Lawyer, Thomson Reuters
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Professional Activities

Lecturer
“Multi-Cultural Issue in ADR”
SBOT Advanced Alternative Dispute Resolution 2019

“ABOTA Civility & Professionalism”
SBOT Advanced Personal Injury Law Course-2012

Author/Lecturer
“Creative Solutions in Mediation for Unreasonable People”
SBOT Advanced Alternative Dispute Resolution 2019

Expanding the Scope of Retaliation
NAMWOLF Labor & Employment Roundtable-2014

“Personal Injury Claims Under the Tort Claims Act”
Texas Personal Injury Practice Seminar-2013

“Construction Claim Considerations”
Houston Bar Association-2008

“Winning Your Auto Case in Mediation – Defense Perspective”
South Texas College of Law–2001

“Texas Insurance Law – Update”
Collections, Consumer Law and Ethic’s Institute–2001

“Bad Faith Litigation – Update”
University of Houston Law Foundation–2001

Appointments
Texas Judicial Council – 1997-2008
Harris County – Houston Sports Authority – 2019-2021

Alumni Organizations
The “R” Association of Rice University (President 87-88)
Life Member “R” Association of Rice University
Association of Rice Alumni-Board Member
Association of Rice University Black Alumni Life Member
Texas Exes Life Member
Member, Texas Law Alumni Association Executive Committee-2017-
The Chancellor’s Council, University of Texas System

CONTACT

Email: callier@callierlawgrouppllc.com | V-CARD
Phone: 713-439-0248