William Harrison (“Harris”) Junell is a partner at Bailey Peavy Bailey (f/k/a Bailey Perrin Bailey), a premier law firm specializing in national pharmaceutical drug litigation. Mr. Junell’s practice is devoted to mass torts, personal injury and complex commercial cases. He has represented thousands of clients who have been injured by exposure to asbestos, refinery explosions and dangerous drugs. Some notable cases that Mr. Junell has been involved with include representing over 260 clients in the 2005 BP explosion in Texas City, and representing thousands of clients involving the pharmaceutical drugs Zyprexa, Paxil, Digitek, Fen-Phen, Avandia, Trasylol, Accutane, Zoloft and devices including DePuy Hip Implants and Transvaginal Mesh. Over the last seven years Mr. Junell was one of the lead attorneys in the negotiation, administration and resolution of various settlement agreements, which have resulted in over $1 billion for the firm’s individual clients.
From 2012 to 2014, Super Lawyers, a national rating service that selects outstanding lawyers, designated Mr. Junell as a “Rising Star” attorney. Beginning in 2007, The American Trial Lawyers Association has annually selected Mr. Junell as one of the “Top 100 Trial Lawyers – Texas.” Prior to joining Bailey Peavy Bailey, Mr. Junell was an associate counsel for Bracewell &amp; Giulini LLP, an international law firm with over 450 lawyers that serves Fortune 500 companies and major financial institutions worldwide. Mr. Junell worked in the corporate finance section of the firm, representing investment groups, hedge funds, private equity groups and institutional banks.
Mr. Junell was admitted to the Texas State Bar in 2005 after receiving his J.D./M.B.A. from the University of Houston and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Texas in 1999. Mr. Junell is a member of the American Bar Association, American Trial Lawyers Association, Texas Bar Foundation, Texas Trial Lawyers Association and Houston Bar Association. He is also admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and the Federal District Courts for the Southern District of Texas.
- Hip Implants
- Transvaginal Mesh