Matthews & Associates

Firm Overview

We remain dedicated to the protection of victims of pharmaceutical products, defective products and environmental exposures. We also continue to represent those suffering catastrophic injuries caused by explosions, trucking accidents, clergy molestation, asbestos, burns and falls.

Because we have spent years litigating catastrophic and mass tort cases across the United States, we stand ready to protect the rights of clients, nationwide. We have both bilingual attorneys and staff to assist our Spanish speaking clients. Further, we have the knowledge, financial resources, experience, and reputation required to handle the toughest cases.

If your family has experienced an adverse reaction to any prescription medication, please contact Matthews & Associates. Our Texas personal injury attorneys have a passion for justice and a fierce loyalty to our clients.

Example cases

I handled one case in which two girls were burned badly when a bulldozer hit a gas line outside their house and gas migrated inside. I sued the gas company as well as the construction company and we recovered more than $30 million for the girls.

I am currently working on a case against the manufacturer of Seroquel, a drug for schizophrenia. The drug causes diabetes and the drug company did not warn users that they could develop diabetes. I represent several hundred people in this case.

Main Office
2905 Sackett Street
Houston  TX  77098
  • (713) 522-5250
  • (888) 520-5202
  • (713) 535-7184


Free Initial Consultation?
Consultations are always free. We work on a contingency fee basis, meaning that a client only pays a fee if a recovery is made on their behalf.
Services Offered For Fixed Fees?
Contingency fee only.
Hourly Rates
Contingency fee only.

Office Information

Office Hours
Monday through Friday
9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Office Manager
Mary Broussard
Emergency After Hours
Languages Spoken

Other Offices

New York, NY
1230 Avenue of the Americas 7th Floor
New York,  NY  10020

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

I wanted to be an advocate for injured people.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

It's always a good idea, although it isn't required.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

Absolutely. The more information a client can give us, the better.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

I believe that representing one's self is a bad idea.

David P. Matthews

After graduating from law school in 1988, I joined a personal injury defense firm. I quickly realized I had a strong desire to help injured people, not the companies responsible for their injuries. A couple of years later, I joined the plaintiff's firm of Abraham Watkins Nichols Sorrels Matthews & Friend, where my trial record and success representing victims of catastrophic and often fatal injuries quickly lead me to become a Partner. After more than sixteen years of successful practice with Abraham Watkins Nichols Sorrels Matthews & Friend, in January 2007 I formed the firm of Matthews & Associates.

I have practiced law for almost 20 years and have tried hundreds of cases in front of a jury. I've been a people person all my life and enjoy talking to juries. My personal skills and experience representing injured people allow me to feel comfortable in the courtroom. This comfort level and experience translates into successful verdicts.

Simple, straight-forward, with a great deal of preparation.

Personal interests:

Family, sports, and music.

  • Bar Number: 13206200
    Texas , 1988
  • South Texas College of Law
    J.D. , 1988
    Houston, TX
    Law Review: South Texas College Law Review, Assistant Editor, 1988
    Law Review: South Texas Law Review, Comment Editor
  • University of Wisconsin at Madison
    B.A. , 1984
    Madison, WI

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