JOSEPH A.  SCAMARDI
 
 
JOSEPH A.  SCAMARDI, Shareholder
 
 
Mr. Scamardi has handled litigation matters in both State and Federal Courts in over 36 counties throughout the State of Texas. He has participated in over 300 mediations as well as binding and non-binding arbitrations involving a myriad of civil litigation matters. Additionally, Mr. Scamardi has tried to verdict over 65 jury trials in nine different counties throughout the State of Texas. Further, Mr. Scamardi has received the highest individual attorney rating of AV from the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory.

Through creative and strategic settlement techniques, Mr. Scamardi has been able to minimize fees and expenses by resolving a vast majority of cases through various forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution. Having utilized so many mediators and arbitrators in various cases, Mr. Scamardi specifically selects the proper mediator /arbitrator for each case taking into consideration the amount in controversy, issues presented, personalities of parties and counsel and other concerns which increases the likelihood of resolution. Further, his skillful drafting of arbitration and settlement documents eliminates additional delays and expenses often associated with enforcement of closing documents or continuation of business demands.

Mr. Scamardi’s experience includes representing clients on both sides of the docket involving a wide range of businesses including, for example, the oil and gas industry, franchised businesses, real estate developers, landlord/tenant disputes, insurance and contract issues, construction litigation and many other business matters. Having litigated in such a diverse business background, Mr. Scamardi has a unique ability to coordinate the necessary team of experts (local, state-wide and/or nationally) for cases prosecuting or defending multi-million dollar issues. Alternatively, Mr. Scamardi fashions cost effective and creative discovery strategies for quick resolution of matters when necessary. He uses his experience and skill to create realistic litigation budgets, work plans and time tables for clients through the litigation process.

Mr. Scamardi has been invited to speak on several occasions by insurance carriers pertaining to defense of handling first and third party liability claims as well as by the National Business Institute regarding litigation and trial strategy.
 
Memberships & Affiliations
  • Texas Bar Association
  • Houston Bar Association
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Order of Barristers
Admissions
  • Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • State Bar of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Southern and Northern Districts of Texas
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6525 Washington Ave.
Houston, Texas 77007
(713) 861-3595 Main
(713) 861-3596 Fax
 
    Education  
  • University of Houston, University Park - B.B.A
  • University of Houston Law Center - J.D.