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Ours is a team of seasoned attorneys who know how to achieve maximum results without compromising on effort, integrity or professionalism. Because of this approach, our firm attracts clients who want their case thoroughly and aggressively handled from start to finish. We are resolute in our belief that such an approach yields better results for clients.

All of our attorneys have at least 15 years of experience. Learn more about our team by following the links below or contact us today to schedule a consultation.

Our History: A Lifetime Of Experience

The partnership of Bobby Lapin and John C. Landa, Jr., precedes their founding of Lapin & Landa and, in a true sense, dates back to the summer of 1960. From the time they were both born in Houston that summer to parents who were already close friends, Bobby and John have been closest of lifelong friends and partners in many endeavors, including athletic competitions and debate during high school, moot court and mock trial tournaments during law school, and community involvement ever since. They were groomsmen in each other's weddings and their own families have shared countless occasions, milestones and challenges together.

After graduating together from high school in Houston, Bobby headed west, where he attended Stanford University, graduating With Distinction with a degree in English Literature in 1982. John headed east to Duke University, from which he graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Accounting and Economics in 1982. The two then reunited at University of Texas School of Law, from which both graduated With Honors in 1985. Since graduating from law school, they have practiced trial law together every day for the past 24 years.

In December of 1991, Bobby and John founded a small Downtown Houston litigation boutique with a simple guiding professional goal: to accept only a small volume of serious cases and to give each client, and each case, unique personal care and attention. Eighteen years later, Lapin & Landa, LLP, continues to follow and thrive with the same model. Cases we accept are not delegated to inexperienced associates.

Our Practice: A Dedication To Excellence

Bobby's practice concentrates predominantly on representing individual and corporate plaintiffs in personal injury, business and employment litigation, while John has spent his career predominantly representing institutions and professionals who are named as defendants in medical malpractice and commercial lawsuits. Their many years of experience in such a practice offers them unique insight into the strategy of "how the other side thinks" that is rarely available or appreciated in a firm that limits its trial practice to one side of the docket.

Reputable, Respected And Recognized Leaders

In 1990 and 1991, Bobby and John were both Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law and Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Year after year, they have been nominated and honored by their peers as Texas Monthly Magazine "Super Lawyers".

In 2003, Lucille Reiter King, formerly a Member of Dunn, Kacal, Adams, Pappas & Law, joined Lapin & Landa. Lucille, a 1994 graduate of The University of Houston School of Law and 1991 honors graduate of Texas A&M University, has practiced in the area of health care defense for over 15 years. Lucille, a child of rural Texas and the daughter of a renowned judge, has established her own superb reputation by combining her intelligence, talent, dedication and experience with her exceptional writing, advocacy and analytical skills.

Julie Anderson, a magna cum laude graduate of Vanderbilt University, practiced and taught nursing in Texas for 13 years before earning her law degree in 1989 from the University of Houston. Julie's primary area of practice is now and has always been the representation of hospitals and other health care providers. Her primary focus is in the areas of medical staff peer review matters and the defense of medical malpractice litigation. Julie brings to the firm a valuable first-hand appreciation and understanding of nursing, medical and legal issues at the heart of medical staff peer review and the defense of malpractice claims.

A Record Of Community Involvement

In addition to our law practice, we at Lapin & Landa, LLP, have always believed in giving back to the community which has been so supportive of us. Toward that end, we are proud to have established three nursing education scholarships in the Houston area, providing over $30,000 in scholarships to hospital employees attending local community colleges so as to promote educational opportunities and allow the recipients to advance their careers by becoming LVN's, RN's or graduate nurses. In doing so, our goal is to give impetus to hard-working health care workers who have the desire, but not the financial resources, to earn a professional degree that will enable them to serve patients, advance their careers and improve the health care system in our community.

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At Lapin & Landa, we appreciate and respect the fact that the predominant amount of our work comes to us as referrals from clients and legal colleagues and, as we always have, we let our results speak for themselves.