This year Craig Muessig is celebrating thirty-three years of representing seriously injured accident victims and their families throughout the state of Texas. He has successfully represented injured refinery and chemical plant workers in major cases against Exxon, Chevron, Shell, Monil, and Lyondell. He represented three workers in the British Petroleum Plant explosion in Texas City in 2005 and those cases were so successfully settled that, at the insistence of British Petroleum, the settlement amounts are confidential.
Muessig has obtained many large jury verdicts and settlements for his clients. Shortly after the office opened, Craig represented Baytown widow, Linda Bartgis, who lost her husband in an 18-wheeler accident. The 18-wheeler case against defendant Independent Refining Corporation settled immediately prior to trial for $2,000,000.
Muessig won a $958,000 verdict for a Brenham resident who had major neck surgery after being seriously injured in an auto accident with a drunk driver. Channelview industrial worker, Dave Fenner, suffered third degree burns caused by a defective electrical safety switch and turned to Muessig resulting in a $918,000 settlement prior to trial.
When Pasadena residents, Ray and Emma Garcia, lost their newborn daughter as a result of the negligence of Pasadena Bayshore Hospital, they turned to Mr. Muessig and a Harris County jury awarded $605,000 in damages in a case defended by Fulbright and Jaworski, who, at the time, was the largest law firm in the South.
When Liberty County resident, Bessie Parson, was seriously injured in an automobile accident with a Hardin Independent School District school bus that broke her leg, she turned to Muessig for justice, resulting in a settlement of $84,000. The case was settled in the middle of trial in the 75th District Court of Liberty County.
Craig has been Board Certified since 1987 by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Personal Injury Trial Law. The Texas Board of Legal Specialization recognizes lawyers who have special skills and competence in a particular area. The world's most recognized legal directory, Martindale-Hubbell, has honored Craig with their highest rating, AV-preeminent. He is a Director of the 600 member Houston Trial Lawyers Association. He is also a proud member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, an organization that is always fighting to preserve Texans' right to a jury trial. Muessig has been recognized numerous times as one of Houston's Top Lawyers by H Texas Magazine. He is a proud member of the Houston Bar Association's Speakers Committee, where he specializes in educating high school students regarding the importance of jury service.
Personal attention is paid to each and every client, not only by Mr. Muessig but also by legal assistant, Debra Davis. Muessig stated, "Debra is the glue that holds this office together. The clients love Debra. She has 18 years experience as a legal assistant specializing in personal injury cases. She does everything well from dealing with the clients to helping with jury selection during our trials. Our personal attention to each and every client is something the Law Offices of Craig Muessig prides itself on."
"I am honored that for the last thirty years our clients have trusted us to successfully take on the largest insurance companies and corporations in the world. I look forward to continue fighting for the hardworking men and women of Southeast Texas and their families in courts throughout the State of Texas," Muessig stated.