Ernest “Frank” Avery Shareholder

San Antonio
  • t: 210-463-9670
  • FrankAvery@MehaffyWeber.com

Ernest “Frank” Avery has over thirty years of experience handling complex legal cases and obtaining successful trial verdicts. He focuses his practice on construction defect, personal injury, and employment litigation, among other areas. Clients have come to know Mr. Avery for his integrity and excellence in pursuing his clients’ best interests.

Mr. Avery attended the University of Arkansas at Little Rock before pursuing his Juris Doctor at the University of Arkansas. Upon graduating law school, Mr. Avery worked his way to becoming partner at two firms, before eventually becoming a partner at O’Connell & Avery, LLP, a civil litigation firm. Mr. Avery eventually joined MehaffyWeber where he represents clients throughout Texas in all phases of complex civil litigation cases.

EDUCATION
  • University of Arkansas School of Law, J.D. 1985
    • Articles Editor, Arkansas Law Review
    • Member, Arkansas Law Review
  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock, B.A. 1981
    • Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society
  • State of Texas, 1985
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, 1990
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, 1999
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 1990
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Life Fellow
  • Defense Research Institute
  • San Antonio Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas, Construction Law Section
  • Defense Counsel of San Antonio
  • San Antonio Scene Magazine, Best Lawyers in San Antonio (2006, 2017)
  • “Five Tips to Help You Avoid Employment Related Lawsuits,” American Institute of Architects-San Antonio Chapter, 2003
  • “Five Tips to Help You Avoid Employment Related Lawsuits,” Professional Engineers in Private Practice-San Antonio, 2003
  •  “Jury Issue Submission in the Premises Liability Case,” Zurich North America-Dallas Claims Office Seminar, 1999
  • “Article IX and the Noncomplying Secured Party’s Quest for a Deficiency Judgment,” 38 Arkansas Law Review 200, 1984
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