George  Fleming

Fleming, Nolen, Jez, LLP
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Fleming, Nolen, Jez, LLP
2800 Post Oak Blvd., Ste 4000
HoustonTX 77056
(713) 621-7944
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George Fleming is a native Texan who received his Bachelor of Business Administration and Juris Doctor from the University of Texas at Austin. He began his law career in 1971 as a trial attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice, representing the United States in major trial cases. George subsequently returned to Texas and became a partner in an Austin law firm.

In 1981, he moved to Houston to start his own practice, focusing on aviation disasters, product liability, and the plaintiff’s personal injury. In 1981, he founded the firm that has become Fleming | Nolen | Jez, L.L.P., where he established his reputation in mass tort and consumer litigation cases. George was the lead trial attorney in a number of landmark cases, including when he was with the AAJ Leaders ForumU.S. Department of Justice: Stencel Aero v. U.S, 434 U.S. 882 (1977), and Miree v. Dekalb County, Georgia, 433 U.S. 25 (1977); and including representing plaintiffs in: Amstadt v. U.S. Brass Corp., 919 S.W.2d 644 (Tex. S.Ct. 1996); In Re: Polybutylene Plumbing Litigation, 23 S.W.3d 428 (Tex.App.-Hous. [1st Dist.] 2000); and Mathis, et al. v. Exxon Corporation, 302 F.3d 448 (5th Cir. 2002).

George is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals: Third, Fifth, Seventh, Eleventh, and District of Columbia Circuits; U.S. District Courts: Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas and District of Columbia; and the Texas Supreme Court. His legal memberships include the State Bar of Texas, Houston Bar Association, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, American Bar Association, and the American Association for Justice. George is widely published, with articles appearing in a number of major legal journals. He is also a frequent speaker on emerging trial techniques and trends, mass tort litigation, and class action litigation.

Examples of Scope of Representation

In Re: Polybutylene Plumbing Litigation – represented 60,000 people in individual actions and a class of 6 million; was the only lawyer to try the case; tried the case 8 times over 15 months of trial time; over 10,000 depositions; 16 appeals; court-appointed auditor found $22 million in client-reimbursable expenses; and successfully settled after 10 years of work.

In Re: Diet Drugs Products Liability Litigation – conducted an echocardiogram program pursuant to MDL Court directive of over 40,000 individuals to identify over 8,000 “FDA positive” individuals; represented those over 8,000 individuals in the litigation; over 12,000 depositions; 27 trials conducted by FNJ attorneys with half as Mr. Fleming as lead trial counsel; spent over $38 million in client-reimbursable expenses and another $32 million in overhead expenses; after 10 years, Fen-Phen I and II successfully settled.

Speaking Engagements to Professional Associations on Mass Torts Include

American Bar Association annual meeting

American Association of Justice

Texas Trial Lawyers Association

Mealey’s seminars

Harris Martin seminars

Most Recent Article on Mass Litigation

MDL Practice: Avoiding the Black Hole; South Texas Law Review; Vol. 46 No. 1, Fall 2014

Articles on Mr. Fleming’s Work Have Been Written Up In

New York Times

Wall Street Journal

Forbes

The Associated Press

United Press International

Houston Chronicle

Admitted to Practice

U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third, Fifth, Seventh, Eleventh and District of Columbia Circuits

U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western District of Texas and the District of Columbia

Texas Supreme Court

Other Memberships

University of Texas Law School Foundation Board

University of Texas System Chancellor’s Council executive membership

University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston Development Board

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Board

Strake Jesuit College Preparatory, Houston, Board of Trustees

Sam Houston Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America Board of Directors

LEAD TRIAL COUNSEL IN

Stencel Aero v. U.S, 434 U.S. 882 (1977)

Miree v. Dekalb County, Georgia, 433 U.S. 25 (1977)

Amstadt v. U.S. Brass Corp., 919 S.W.2d 644 (Tex. S.Ct. 1996)

In Re: Polybutylene Plumbing Litigation, 23 S.W.3d 428 (Tex.App.-Hous. [1 Dist.] 2000)

Mathis, et al. v. Exxon Corporation, 302 F.3d 448 (5th Cir. 2002)

In Re: Diet Drugs Products Liability Litigation, 369 F.3d 293, (3rd Cir. 2004)

In Re: Enron (S.D. Tx.)

In Re: Prudential-Bache Energy Income Partnership Securities (E.D. La.).

Recent MDL and Class Action Cases Mr. Fleming and FNJ Lawyers Have Worked on Include

MDL 2272 Zimmer NexGenKnee Product Liability Litigation

MDL 2187 In Re C.R. Bard, Inc. Pelvic Repair Systems Product Liability Litigation

MDL 2325 In Re American Medical Systems, Inc. Pelvic Repair Systems Product Liability Litigation

MDL 2326 In Re Boston Scientific Corp. Pelvic Repair Systems Product Liability Litigation

MDL 2327 In Re Ethicon, Inc. Pelvic Repair Systems Product Liability Litigation

MDL 2387 In Re Coloplast Corp. Pelvic Repair Systems Product Liability Litigation

MDL 2440 In Re Cook Medical, Inc. Pelvic Repair Systems Product Liability Litigation

MDL 2511 Neomedic; JCCP 4710 Wright Hip System Cases

MDL 1928 In Re Trasylol Products Liability Litigation

MDL 1507 In Re Prempro Products Liability Litigation

Class Counsel in Harry Snowden, Individually and as Representative of All Persons Similarly Situated v. Farmers Insurance Company, Inc.; Cause No. CIV-2000, Cir. Ct. of Faulkner County, Arkansas, First Division

Class Counsel in Royce Yarbrough, Individually and As Representative of the Class of All Similarly Situated Persons v. ConocoPhillips Company, et al., Cause No. 99-DCV-107968, 268th Judicial District, Fort Bend County, Texas

Member of the Mississippi Litigation Group – In Re Bogalusa Chemical Release, No. 251-96-493-CIV, Circuit Court, First Judicial District, Hinds County, Mississippi.

Education

University of Texas at Austin

Bachelor of Business Administration – 1968

Juris Doctor – 1971

Career History

Lieutenant U.S. Army – 1971-1972

U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Division, Torts Section – 1972-1976

Partner in an Austin, Texas law firm – 1976-1981

Fleming | Nolen | Jez, L.L.P. and its predecessors – 1981-present

Legal Memberships

State Bar of Texas

Houston Bar Association

Texas Trial Lawyers Association

American Bar Association

American Association for Justice

Awards and Honors

America’s 50 Most Influential Lawyers – Trial Lawyers Roundtable 2016

America’s 100 Most Influential Trial Lawyers – Trial Lawyers Roundtable

One of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers of The National Trial Lawyers Association 2011-2015

Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum® in 2014, published by Million Dollar Advocates Forum, LLC

Who’s Who in American Law, a Marquis Who’s Who® publication 2008-2014

Texas Top Rated Lawyers, published by LexisNexis® Martindale-Hubbell®; Peer Review Rated AV Preeminent®

Texas Super Lawyers® 2003-2016 by Thomson Reuters

Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Association of American Trial Lawyers

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