Paul H. Cannon
Houston Personal Injury Lawyer
Paul H. Cannon
Associate, since 1995
Phone : 800-298-0111 (Toll Free)
Fax : 713-935-1410
Paul H. Cannon - Creative. Energetic. Compassionate.
“I think that a lot of what drives me to do this kind of work is compassion,” Paul says. “I've always been good at listening to people, listening to their complaints, and developing a plan to address their problems. I have a knack for listening to people and not just acknowledging what they have to say but really hearing them and understanding the problems that lie beneath the surface.”
Paul believes that his involvement with his past and present churches has helped him develop a compassionate spirit. As a missions leader for his Sunday school class at Second Baptist Church, he volunteered with the Angels of Light project, providing meals and Bibles to less fortunate families. He organized a project that prepared and delivered over 300 sack lunches to the homeless in downtown Houston, coordinated a project to take the children of the Star of Hope Single Mom's Shelter to a hockey game, and organized a team to strip and repaint an elderly wheelchair-bound Houstonian's home. At Metropolitan Baptist Church, he coordinated a project that involved having the entire Metropolitan Baptist Church's nursery create Mother's Day Cards (about 300) that he and his family then delivered and distributed to Houston nursing home residents. He has also done volunteer work for the Home of Hope Mission to help the victims of Human Trafficking.
Paul believes that there is a missions aspect to his work as an attorney, as well. After hearing the story of a mother whose child’s feet had been severely scalded at an in-home daycare that had no insurance coverage, he took the case on pro bono and was able to make a recovery for the child.
“There are people who need help, and part of what we do here is to help those people. People who have been injured don't know where to turn, where to go. My job is to step in and help them put their lives back together.”
Unlike some lawyers who are primarily concerned about the financial aspect of the case, Paul takes the time to talk with clients and develop a relationship so that he can understand all the ways a case has impacted their lives.
“This enables me to turn around and present their case to the jury in a way that they can fully understand,” he explains. “It's not all about money. Part of my client's life has been stripped away. It's about putting their life back together.”
Board-certified in personal injury trial law by the Texas State Board of Legal Specialization, Paul genuinely enjoys the process of litigating cases and going to trial before a jury.
“The only thing I ever wanted to do was trial law. I actually turned down an opportunity to do appellate work because my desire was to do the trial work. Contract law has no heart or soul. This is riskier, but the reward is a lot higher, too. When you win a case for someone whose life has been turned upside down--it's a good feeling.”
Paul Cannon received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from the University of Texas and attended South Texas College of Law, where he received his degree in 1995. While in school, he was a member of the Phi Delta Phi Honorary Legal Fraternity, the Student Bar Association Student Concerns Committee, and the Houston Young Lawyer's Association Environmental Committee.
Paul is also a prolific web writer, author and commentator. He has written and published articles for websites such as JD Supra Law News, HG Global Legal Resources, Self-Growth, E-zine Articles, Go Articles, Amazines, Article Base and Article Rich. He is currently the lead writer for the Simmons and Fletcher legal blog: Houston Personal Injury Law Blog. He also writes for his own personal blog: Just Another Injury Lawyer in Houston Texas. Paul is also a legal commentator for the legal website: Law Guru and a Pundit for PolicyMic. You can find a complete list of his publications on his Google Plus Page: Paul Cannon.
Paul and his wife were married in 2001 and are the proud parents of two children. They currently attend Fairfield Baptist Church. Paul enjoys playing soccer with his kids, going to Galveston, traveling, playing cards, playing drums and spending time with his family.
Areas of Practice:
- Car accidents
- Trucking accidents
- Motorcycle wrecks
- Drunk driving accidents
- Brown Recluse Spider Bites
- Vehicle defects
- Product liability
- Premises liability
- Serious injuries
- Industrial accidents
- Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas State Board of Legal Specialization, 2005
- Texas, 1995
- U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 1996
South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas, 1995
Phi Delta Phi Honorary Legal Fraternity
Student Bar Association Student Concerns Committee (1993-1994)
Houston Young Lawyer's Association Environmental Committee (1993)
University of Texas, Austin, Texas
Bachelor of Arts
Professional Associations and Memberships:
- Christian Trial Lawyers Association
- Houston Trial Lawyers Association
- South Texas College of Law Alumni Association
- National Registry of Who's Who, 2001 – Present
- Faculty Speaker – Dog Bite Victim Representation; Strafford Webinars, January 23, 2013