Joel B. Pardo

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Joel B. Pardo has dedicated his career to helping those who have suffered, particularly at the hands of a corporation. Mr. Pardo began his legal career as the supervising attorney of a class action docket at a personal injury law firm in Houston, Texas. He oversaw a team of twenty lawyers and paralegals and traveled throughout the Gulf Coast, representing thousands of business owners, individuals, and oil spill cleanup workers against British Petroleum in the wake of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Mr. Pardo received a wealth of litigation and trial experience early in his career, trying multiple civil cases to verdict in the first few years of his practice.

In addition to his class action work, Mr. Pardo has also worked on a variety of commercial cases involving issues such as corporate transactions, contract drafting, breach of contracts, covenants not to compete, tortious interference with business contracts, and other business torts. Although he has practiced in a variety of civil litigation areas, he now focuses his practice on personal injury and wrongful death claims.

Before founding his law practice, Mr. Pardo worked as a litigation attorney for multiple well respected personal injury law firms and received a wealth of trial and litigation experience throughout his career. Mr. Pardo has been victorious in trying personal injury cases to verdicts as lead attorney and as part of a trial team and has succeeded in trying commercial litigation cases through trial as well. Mr. Pardo knows what it takes to succeed and is very proud of his role as one of the counsels of record and litigation attorneys involved with the landmark $43,600,000.00 premises liability verdict in Price v. Walmart Stores of Texas, LLC et. al. in Nueces County, Texas in 2017.

Mr. Pardo was nominated by his peers and selected as a Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars Honoree for 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2024. Only the top 2.5 percent of attorneys under the age of 40 in Texas are eligible for this prestigious designation. Mr. Pardo was also recognized as a top lawyer in Houstonia Magazine in 2020 and 2022. Further, in 2022 Mr. Pardo was recognized and given the “Up and Coming 100” designation by Texas Super Lawyers. This designation recognizes Mr. Pardo as one of the top 100 attorneys under the age of 40 across all practice areas and across the entire great state of Texas. This award considered peer reviews about Mr. Pardo as well as an in depth grading system performed by Super Lawyers, including but not limited, settlement and trial success.
Mr. Pardo was also recognized by the National Trial Lawyer Association and received a Top 40 Under 40 designation. The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40 is a professional organization composed of the top trial lawyers from each state or region who are under the age of 40.

A Texas panhandle native, Joel Pardo was born in Amarillo, Texas and raised in the small town of Plainview, Texas. He received his undergraduate degree from Texas Tech University and his law degree from South Texas College of Law. He is a musician, and enjoys playing his drum set, guitar, and piano. In his free time, he also enjoys outdoor activities, such as running, golf, clay shooting, college football, and BBQ.


  • South Texas College of Law Houston, J.D., 2012
    • South Texas Mock Trial Intramural Champion
    • Director, HBA Juvenile Justice Mock Trial Program
    • Oil and Gas Society, Member
    • Gun and Rifle Association, Member
  • Texas Tech University, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Government, 2009
    • Phi Sigma Alpha Honor Society

Bar Admissions

  • State of Texas, 2012
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas


  • Houstonia Magazine Top Lawyers, 2022
  • Texas Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2024
  • Texas Super Lawyers: Up and Coming 100, 2022
  • Top 40 Under 40, National Trial Lawyers

Memberships & Affiliations

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Houston Trial Lawyers Association
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association



A driver, under the influence of drugs, run a red light at high speed and hit my vehicle. It was an ugly accident. Unfortunately, I did not hire Joel Pardo from the beginning but hired another firm. The firm was incompetent and created lot of unnecessary delays and missed opportunities. So, when Joel Pardo took my case, I was frustrated and exhausted. Joel gained my trust when I saw his clear and organized thinking and plan of action. Joel is easy to work with, smart and thinks fast. He is very professional and approachable at the same time. He is well organized and knows the ins and outs of what is needed in car accident cases. He is a good listener and took into consideration my suggestions and comments. He clearly explained the status of my case, the steps that followed, timing, and the options & the pros-cons. He kept me well informed. No surprises, which I like. It was easy to reach him if I needed to ask a question or make a comment. Reachability is important. I felt my interests were part of his priority. His team is good too. They are organized, they are on top of dates, schedule, information needed. If we had a disagreement, the discussion was civilized, rational, and intelligent. I valued his open approach. I believe the result of my case was satisfactory. I would recommend Joel Pardo to anyone that has been involved in a traffic accident.

Stacey K.

My year began with some heartache and tremendous stress. Fortunately, I was blessed with a recommendation to contact Mr. Pardo. Honestly, he has made me feel hopeful and cared about. Mr. Pardo, I believe, treats every client as if they are his most important! For that alone, id be comfortable recommending this person for any legal problems. But, Mr Pardo, has shown through his work, he truly gives his clients his very best work. I've referred a couple of friends to Mr. Pardo and they couldn't be happier and relieved, than they do with their good sense in hiring this attorney. Honestly, I could not ask for a better lawyer to represent me in a court of law.

Marie F.

I am very grateful for Joel and would not have chosen him over any other “more experienced” attorney. After losing my mother to medical malpractice my heart was broken and justice was needed. Joel is highly intelligent and has a heart that is genuinely sincere. He got the best experts for everything and never left me wondering what was going on. He never made it about the money, because he understood that all the money in the world could not fix what this doctor had done to my mother and is doing to others. He explained the Texas Medical Boatd process and the steps it takes to create a new law, so this doesn’t happen to other people. Joel works prestigiously and does not quit. His passion for his clients is amazing and I believe makes him more experienced than any other attorney I have met. You will not regret choosing Joel,he is upfront and truthful with you. You will never have to wonder what’s going on, nor ask a question and not get a response. Joel is prompt ,professional and exquisite. I witnessed his approach when taking on much older attorneys, and it left them speechless. Do not let the young face fool you.

Lacy R.

I am very thankful that I was referred to Joel after I was in a serious car wreck last year. Someone pulled out in front of me at a very close distance. It was a bad wreck and I am very lucky to have survived. Joel was able to prove that the other driver had been drinking, even though the police had failed to do a breathalyzer test at the scene. He fought and advocated for me and was able to get me a settlement in less than a year. He is relentless and not afraid to go up against any insurance company. He is professional and respectful and works really hard for his clients. He went above and beyond for me and I will always highly recommend him.

Chris M

Mr. Pardo is one of the few attorneys I would trust if I was in need of a personal injury attorney, and that’s as good of an endorsement as anyone can really give. Over the years I have had the opportunity to watch Mr. Pardo in trial and I have been incredibly impressed with how well he represents himself while advocating for his clients’ interests. I’ve come to expect great things from Mr. Pardo, and if you’re in need of a personal injury attorney, you should to

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