Law Offices of A. Craig Eiland, PC

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Law Offices of A. Craig Eiland, PC - Law Firm Galveston, TX

The Attorneys at Our Law Firm in Galveston, TX

Learn more about the compassionate attorneys at our law firm in Galveston, TX. The professionals on our legal team have years of experience and truly understand personal injury law and how it pertains to your situation.

A. Craig Eiland

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Craig is a high-profile attorney and former member of the Texas State Legislature. He served as an elected representative for more than 20 years, and he has achieved the highest ethical rating possible from a national, independent rating firm. While he represented Fortune 500 companies, he's not afraid to take them on for his clients. In addition, he often partners with other law firms in need of a tried and true trial attorney. He provides the experience and knowledge those firms need to successfully litigate for clients.

Craig grew up in a farming and ranching family in West Texas and, today, he is an accomplished and respected trial lawyer who has represented clients throughout the United States and internationally. Additionally, he has more than 20 years of experience in the Texas House of Representatives. During his tenure as an elected official, he served as Chairman of the Pensions and Investments Committee and Vice Chairman of the Insurance and Juvenile Justice and Family Issues Committees. He was also a member of the Business and Industry; Appropriations; and State, Federal and International Relations Committees.

As a personal injury advocate, Mr. Eiland has represented clients injured while working offshore or in the petrochemical industry, traveling in a car or truck, or from ingesting a defective drug. He is dedicated to his clients and is not intimidated by the large Fortune 500 companies that he holds accountable for their negligence. He can represent you as a sole practitioner or partner with a law firm that needs a successful trial litigator.

In his practice of civil and commercial litigation, Craig Eiland also handles cases that involve maritime and admiralty issues, breach of fiduciary duty and insurance claim disputes. While he prepares all of his cases for trial, he also handles cases in arbitration to resolve all types of legal matters.

Bar Admissions

  • Texas
  • New York
     

Education

  • Baylor University School of Law, Waco, Texas J.D. - 1987
  • Baylor University Bachelor Degree in Business Administration - 1984
     

Honors & Awards

  • "Preeminent" Rating "Highest Ethical Standards & Professional Excellence" By National Rating Firm, Martindale Hubbell
  • Prestigious American Board Of Trial Advocates (Less Than 1% Of Attorneys In America)
  • Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum --- By Million Dollar Advocates Forum, LLC
  • 2015 Best Lawyers In Texas --- By U.S. News & World Report LP, By Woodward/White, Inc
  • 2015 Best Lawyers In America --- By U.S. News & World Report LP, By Woodward/White, Inc
  • 2015 U.S. News & World Report Best Law Firms --- By U.S. News & World Report LP, By Woodward/White, Inc
  • 2015 Leading Plaintiff Lawyers In America --- By Law Dragon

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Texas State Representatives, Member, 1995 - 2015
  • Past President National Conference Of Insurance Legislators
  • Member, Texas & New York State Bars & Federal Courts Across the Country

Law Offices of A. Craig Eiland, PC - Experienced Legal Team Galveston, TX

Bret Daniel Stanley

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Bret D. Stanley joined Eiland Law in 2010. Since joining the firm, Mr. Stanley's practice areas have focused on pharmaceutical device litigation, mass tort litigation, complex insurance litigation, personal injury, and Jones Act/Maritime Injury litigation. The majority of Mr. Stanley's practice occurs in federal jurisdictions across America. In 2018, the National Trial Lawyers Association named Bret D. Stanley as a Top 40 Under 40 trial lawyer in the state of Texas.

Top 40 Under 40

Mass Tort/Pharmaceutical Implant Litigation

A large part of Bret Stanley's practice concerns mass tort/pharmaceutical device litigation. Currently, Mr. Stanley manages Eiland Law's cases in the Transvaginal Mesh multi-district litigation, Inferior Vena Cava Filter multi-district litigation, Hurricane Harvey Eminent Domain litigation, and Las Vegas Shooting litigation. Collectively, these litigations comprise more than 2,000 claims and are being prosecuted against some of the biggest corporations in the world.

Mr. Stanley has developed processes to manage all phases of mass tort litigation from client intake, case work-up/filing, through settlement. Mr. Stanley acted as the managing attorney in charge of Eiland Law's transvaginal mesh docket of more than 1100 clients. Mr. Stanley managed Eiland Law's transvaginal mesh cases from initial intake, complaint filing, medical record acquisition, discovery, profile form and fact sheet submission, expert designation, settlement negotiation, and final resolution and settlement. In the transvaginal mesh litigation, Mr. Stanley prepared and presented more than 100 Eiland Law clients for their deposition and deposed over 50 doctors associated with the implant and/or removal of vaginal mesh products.

Beyond client management of mass tort cases, Mr. Stanley has gained litigation experience against major pharmaceutical device manufacturers. Mr. Stanley has deposed hostile corporate witnesses of pharmaceutical companies, taken 30(b)(6) depositions of hostile corporate representatives, developed a general causation expert witness report affecting thousands of cases, prepared and presented general causation plaintiff experts for deposition, developed case specific expert reports on hundreds of Eiland Law cases, prepared and presented case specific experts for depositions, deposed hostile pharmaceutical company expert witnesses, drafted and served full written discovery, completed full motion practice (dispositive motions, Daubert motions, motions in limine, etc.), drafted and filed an appeal to the circuit court, and attended portions of almost every transvaginal mesh case brought to trial.

Insurance Litigation & Contract Dispute

Bret Stanley also has substantial experience litigating residential and commercial insurance cases after catastrophic weather or other events causing property damage. Mr. Stanley has litigated claims against insurance carriers concerning property damage related to wind, flood, and foundation subsidence. Mr. Stanley has fully prepared insurance related cases for trial and has made oral argument to many state and federal judges in the prosecution of insurance and contract dispute claims. Mr. Stanley's experience in insurance and contract dispute litigation has led to the successful resolution of many claims for Eiland Law clients through mediation and other alternative dispute resolution avenues.

Catastrophic Injury & Car Wreck Litigation

Bret Stanley has substantial experience litigating personal injury and car wreck claims. Mr. Stanley handles all phases of a personal injury claim and has taken personal injury claims to trial. Mr. Stanley's trial and litigation experience with personal injury claims maximize the potential for recovery for injured Eiland Law clients.

Jones Act & Maritime Injury Litigation

Bret Stanley has case management and trial experience in Jones Act / Maritime Injury litigation. Much like his experiences with catastrophic injury and pharmaceutical implant litigation, Mr. Stanley's maritime injury litigation experiences allows him to maximize the recovery for those who sustain maritime injuries.

Education

  • The University Of Texas At Austin, B.A. In History/Geography, 2006
  • Member Of the Texas Cowboys - New Man, Fall 2003
  • Texas Educators Certificate

Law School

  • Thurgood Marshall School Of Law, 2010 - Cum Laude With Honors

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas
  • U.S. District Court of the Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court of the Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court of Federal Claims

Prior Pro Hac Vice Admissions

  • U.S. District Court of the Southern District Of West Virginia
  • U.S. District Court of Arizona
  • U.S. District Court of the Southern District Of Indiana


David Bonnin

David Bonnin

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David was born and raised in Galveston, Texas. After graduating from Texas Tech University in 1999 with a B.S. in Cell and Molecular Biology, he moved to Houston and worked in the national effort to sequence the human genome at Baylor College of Medicine's Human Genome Sequencing Center.

David left the sequencing center to attend University of Houston Law Center, where he participated in mock trial, was an editor for the Houston Journal of Health Law and Policy, clerked for a small firm and a district judge, and published the original article "The Need for Increased Oversight of Genetic Testing: A Detailed Look at the Genetic Testing Process."

After graduating from law school, David joined a defense firm that specialized in trying pharmaceutical-based lawsuits to verdict. He spent the first part of his career developing successful trial tactics and witnesses for over a dozen pharmaceutical trials, including multi-plaintiff cases and death cases in Federal Courts around the country.

Now David is taking his skills to the fight on behalf of individuals who have been harmed. He is currently serving on national leadership committees for Plaintiffs in two mass tort actions involving pharmaceuticals. He has extensive expertise in recruiting and developing expert witnesses, trial strategy development, direct and cross examination, and simplifying complex concepts into easy to understand, persuasive stories.

Areas of Practice

  • Pharmaceutical Litigation
  • Medical Device Litigation
  • Mass Torts
  • Class Actions
  • Personal Injury

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2004
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas

Education

  • University of Houston Law Center, Houston, Texas, J.D. - 2004
  • Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas
  • Bachelor of Science in Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Minor: Biochemistry


Professional Associations and Memberships

American Association for Justice, 2014