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Personal Life

Denman Heard has always been committed to and deeply involved in the community. He has served as a Founding Trustee and an adult Sunday School teacher at Christ the King Presbyterian Church in Houston, which he helped plant and grow from just thirty original members to more than 1,500 members. Denman was a member of the Board of Trustees of Episcopal High School in Houston in 2012, and he co-chaired the school's $40 million campaign for increased endowment and physical facilities. He was also President of the Dad’s Club, which is an organization that was founded to help fund non-budgeted items necessary to the support of the four pillars of the school: religion, academics, art, and athletics.

Denman's other community service includes: Member of the Board of Trustees and the Development Board for River Oaks Baptist School, President of the Houston Area Baylor Bear Foundation, Board of Directors for the Houston Touchdown Club, Commitee Member of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, and a Founding Volunteer for community outreach at JFK Elementary, an inner-city elementary school in Houston.

Practice Areas

  • Pharmaceutical Drugs & Medical Devices
  • Catastrophic Personal Injury & Wrongful Death
  • Product Liability
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Trucking Accidents

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas

Memberships & Affiliations

  • International Society of Barristers
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (Member)
  • American Association for Justice (Leader's Forum)
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association (Board of Directors)
  • Houston Bar Association (Member)
  • American Bar Association (Member)
  • Houston Trial Lawyers Association
  • State Bar of Texas (Life Fellow)

Education

  • University of Houston Law Center, Houston, Texas, 1992
    • J.D.
    • Honors: National Order of Barristers
    • Honors: Trial Advocacy Institute Excellence in Advocacy Award
    • Honors: F. Lee Bailey National Moot Court Champion
    • Honors: University of Houston Law Center Mock Trial Champion
  • Baylor University, Waco, Texas, 1989
    • B.A.
    • Major: Economics

Honors & Awards​

  • Denman was selected for six consecutive years, 2004 - 2009, to the Texas Super Lawyers list. Only five percent of lawyers in the state were selected. Super Lawyers is a Thomson Reuters Service.
  • Denman was named to the Texas Rising Star list 2004. Texas Rising Stars is part of Super Lawyers. Super Lawyers is a Thomson Reuters Service.
  • Named in Top 100 Lawyers in Texas, 2006, by Texas Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters service.
  • Recipient of the University of Houston Law Center “Rising Star Award”, 2004

Pro Bono Activities

  • Founding Trustee and Adult Class Sunday School Teacher at Christ the King Presbyterian Church
  • Board of Trustees of Episcopal High School in Houston
  • President of the Dad’s Club
  • Trustee and Member of the Development Board for River Oaks Baptist School
  • President of the Houston area Baylor Bear Foundation
  • Founding Volunteer for community outreach at JFK Elementary