“As the first child on my father’s side of the family to graduate from college, let alone law school, I feel an obligation to serve not just my family, but the community at large. That obligation pushes me professionally as I find my drive in the injured people that we represent.”
Sejal Brahmbhatt is a partner with Williams Hart & Boundas, LLP. She has been practicing for over 20 years and has established an impressive record in the personal injury mass tort arena. Her focus is on helping individuals who have been injured by pharmaceuticals and medical devices. She is licensed to practice in Texas, Pennsylvania, Missouri, and the U.S. Supreme Court. She is a member of several legal professional associations.
Sejal has been invited to speak at many conferences on topics such as the various pharmaceutical litigations in which she is involved, how to maneuver the mass tort arena, and how to litigate a pharmaceutical case. Most recently, her focus has been on topics specific to women attorneys. With over 20 years of experience and a colorful background, she brings a unique perspective to the legal field, especially in mass torts. Sejal has received many awards and honors throughout her career, but connecting with other women in law has been a special highlight.
She has extensive knowledge and experience in case management, litigation, and resolution. She managed the Depakote docket at the firm, which involved children born with a wide range of congenital disabilities due to their mothers taking the prescription drug Depakote while pregnant.
Sejal was a member of the trial team that obtained a $38 million verdict, which was affirmed on appeal, and a $15 million verdict that was settled while on appeal. Sejal focuses on litigations involving Johnson & Johnson’s Talcum Powder, Elmiron, and Valsartan.
Sejal has been with Williams Hart & Boundas since 2003. Prior to that, she practiced Family Law. In law school, Sejal clerked for several firms/organizations, such as the Harris County Attorney’s Office and the American Civil Liberties Union.
Sejal specializes in Defective Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices litigation.
LICENSED TO PRACTICE
- State Bar of Texas
- State Bar of Pennsylvania
- U.S. District Court for the Northern, Southern, Western, and Eastern Districts
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
South Texas College of Law
- Juris Doctorate, May 2000
- Dean’s Fellowship Scholarship Recipient
President of the International Law Society
Student Bar Association Representative
Secretary of the Women’s Legal Forum
Treasurer of the South Asian Law Students Association
Publicist of the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association
- Dean’s Fellowship Scholarship Recipient
University of Houston
- Bachelor of Arts
- Double Major in Psychology and Political Science, with a Minor in Radio/Television Communications, December 1996
- Past board member of Network of Indian Professionals (NetIP)
- Appointed Member of AAJ Exchange Advisory Committee
- Speaker 2008 American Association for Justice Summer Conference in Philadelphia – part of the “Litigation at Sunrise” series. Paper: Paxil, Pregnancy and Birth Defects
- Invited Faculty: AAJ Toxic Tort, Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices Seminar 2009 Las Vegas, NV – “Paxil – Key Causation and Medical Issues”
- Invited Faculty: AAJ Annual 2010 Winter Convention Maui, HI “The Five Vowels of a Pharmaceutical Trial”
- Invited moderator: AAJ Annual Convention: Section on Toxic, Environmental, and Pharmaceutical Torts. July 2012, Chicago, IL
- Invited speaker: AAJ Women Trial Lawyers Caucus: Women’s Leadership Summit: Assuring Success in your Practice. July 2012, Chicago, IL
- Invited Faculty: AAJ Annual Convention, July 2013, San Francisco, CA: “Anti-Epileptic Drugs and Birth Defects”
- Faculty at Mass Torts Made Perfect, October 2013 – “Update on the Depakote Litigation
- 2013 and 2014 Super Lawyers Rising Stars, awarded by Thomson Reuters
- Named a 2015 Top Mass Tort/Toxic Tort Lawyer in H-Texas Magazine
- Named a 2016 Top Mass Tort/Toxic Tort Lawyer in H-Texas Magazine
- Invited Faculty – Texas Women’s Rainmakers August 2017, Houston, TX
- Invited Faculty – Mass Torts Made Perfect, October 2018, Las Vegas, NV
- Appointed by Judge Claire Cecchi to the national Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in the Proton Pump Inhibitor (“PPI”) Litigation – December 2018
- Invited Faculty – Mass Torts Made Perfect, April 2018, Las Vegas, NV
- Super Lawyers Honoree 2021
- Invited speaker –“Law Firm Life Post Covid…Oh How Things Have Changed, Or Have They?” Women En Mass, October 2021, Aspen, CO
- Invited speaker – Mass Torts Made Perfect, October 2021, Las Vegas, NV
- “I’m fine, I’m fine, I’M FIINNEE! (But really, are you?)”: Texas Women’s Rainmakers, August 2022, Houston, TX
- Super Lawyers 2022 Honoree
MEMBERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS
- Houston Bar Association – Board Member
- Houston Trial Lawyers Association
- Texas Trial Lawyers Association
- American Association for Justice
- American Bar Association
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