Pat Chamblin began practicing at MehaffyWeber following her graduation with honors from the University of Texas School of Law. In addition to trying numerous cases and handling many appeals, Pat has mediated hundreds of cases. She was elected to the American Board of Trial Advocates and is a member of the Litigation Council of America. She is an AV Preeminent® Rated (5.0 out of 5) lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell®. She has been recognized by Best Lawyers® in America since 1991 for Health Care Law and since 1997 for Personal Injury Law. She has been named a SuperLawyer® by Texas Monthly since 2003.
Pat currently serves as a member of the State Bar’s Professional Ethics Committee. She is on the Board of Directors of the Texas Lawyers' Insurance Exchange. In addition, she has served as a member and as chair of a number of State Bar Committees including the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct Committee, the District III-A Grievance Committee, and the Texas Board of Legal Specialization Personal Injury Trial Law Advisory Committee. She was a member of the Board of Trustees of the Texas Bar Foundation and a Commissioner for the Texas Access to Justice Commission. On a local level, she has served as President of the Jefferson County Bar Association, the Jefferson County Bar Foundation, and the Michelle F. Mehaffy Inn of Court.
Awards and Recognitions
- Martindale-Hubbell as “Texas’ Top Rated Lawyer®” AV Preeminent® Rated (5.0 of 5)
- State Bar of Texas Presidential Citation, 2011.
- Texas Center Professionalism Award presented by Texas Center for Legal Ethics and Jefferson County Bar Association, Recipient, 2010
- Judge John Hannah, Jr. Award for Public Service by the Eastern District of Texas Bench/Bar, 2010.
- Michelle F. Mehaffy Pro Bono Award, Jefferson County Bar Association, 2004
- Outstanding Young Lawyer, Jefferson County Bar Association, 1990
- Recognized by “Best Lawyers in America® in Health Care Law, 1991-2019, Personal Injury Litigation, 1997-2010, and Personal Injury- Defendants,” 2011-2019
- Named “Best Lawyers in America®, Lawyer of the Year 2014 Beaumont Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, Lawyer of the Year"
- Selected to the Texas Super Lawyers® list, Super Lawyers ® (Thomson Reuters), 2003-2017
- "Top 50 Woman Super Lawyers®”2007 to 2013
- “Top 100 Super Lawyers-Houston Region®”, 2007 to 2017
- “Top 100 Super Lawyers® in Texas,” in 2008
- Selected by HTexas Magazine as one of "Houston's Top Lawyers," in 2008, 2009 and 2013
News and Events
- Ten MehaffyWeber Attorneys Named Best Lawyers in America for 2014
- MehaffyWeber Attorneys Selected to the 2014 Texas Super Lawyers
- 13 MehaffyWeber Attorneys Selected as 2012 Texas Super Lawyers
- The Best Lawyers in America Recognizes Seven Lawyers from MehaffyWeber in 2012 Edition
- Patricia D. Chamblin Presented with John Hannah, Jr. Award for Public Service
- Congratulations to the 15 MehaffyWeber Attorneys Chosen as 2010 Texas Super Lawyers
- Five MehaffyWeber Attorneys Chosen as Best Lawyers in America
- Patricia Chamblin - President of the Jefferson County Bar Association for 2007
- Patricia Chamblin - CHRISTUS St. Mary Hospital v O'Banion, 227 S.W.3d 868 (Tex. App.-Beaumont 2007, pet. denied). MehaffyWeber successfully handled the appeal of an adverse judgment against a hospital. A widow and children of a patient filed a wrongful death and survival action, contending that their patient's death was proximately caused by his fall in the hospital. The trial court signed a judgment for the plaintiffs on the jury's verdict. The Court of Appeals reversed and rendered judgment for the hospital, holding that the medical testimony of four experts did not provide legally sufficient evidence that the fall proximately caused the patient's death.
- Covington v. Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, 179 S.W.3d 583 (Tex.App.-Amarillo 2005, pet. denied). The sister of a deceased patient brought a health care liability claim against a doctor and our client, a hospital. The court of appeals affirmed the summary judgment, and the Texas Supreme Court denied the petition for review.
In its opinion, the court of appeals noted that ordinarily only a personal representative, executor, administrator or heir may sue on behalf of the estate.
- Mahmood v. Fanasch, No. 09-05-134-CV (Tex. App.-Beaumont, Nov. 17, 2005, no pet.) (not designated for publication), 2005 WL 3073786. Mahmood filed a declaratory judgment action against Fanasch, seeking a declaration that a covenant not to compete contained in the parties' agreement was void and unenforceable. The trial court held the covenant not to compete was enforceable.
- MehaffyWeber served as co-counsel for Mahmood, the appellant, on appeal. The court of appeals reversed, holding that the covenant not to compete was unenforceable. Accordingly, the court found that the trial court erred in granting injunctive relief against Mahmood.
- “The Professional Ethics Committee and its Recent Opinions,” “Ethics Extravaganza IV, Jefferson County Bar Association, February 17, 2015
- “Texas Medical Records Privacy Act,” Ethics Extravaganza Repeat, Why Aren’t All of You Ethical Yet? Jefferson County Bar Association, February 18, 2014
- “Ethics Resources for Lawyers Practicing in Texas,” Excellent Entertaining Ethics Extravaganza, Jefferson County Bar Association, January 15, 2013
- “Ethics Resources for Lawyers Practicing in Texas,” Excellent Entertaining Ethics Extravaganza, Jefferson County Bar Association CLE, January 10, 2012
- “Nuts and Bolts of Practicing in the Ninth Court of Appeals,” Jefferson County Bar Association - Appellate CLE, April 1, 2011
- “State of the Bar,” Jefferson County Young Lawyers Association, February 16, 2011
- “Ethics Resources for Lawyers Practicing in Texas – Including Rules and Standards,” Jefferson County Bar Association, January 10, 2011
- “Proposed Amendments to The Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct,” Abilene Bar Association, January 7, 2011