Klitsas, Vercher & Capps, P.C.

The law firm of Klitsas, Vercher & Capps, P.C. is committed to providing the best legal services available to residents of Texas, Louisiana and across the country.

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Klitsas, Vercher & Capps, P.C.

The law firm of Klitsas, Vercher & Capps, P.C. is committed to providing the best legal services available to residents of Texas, Louisiana and across the country.

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Areas of Practice

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Serious Automobile Accidents

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Commercial Breach of Contract

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Workplace Injuries

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18 Wheeler Accidents

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Refineries/ Plant Explosions

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Failure to Pay Overtime or Proper Wages

Attorneys

LOREN KLITSAS

About

Mr. Klitsas is the managing partner of Klitsas, Vercher & Capps, P.C. Mr. Klitsas has been recognized nationally as a top trial attorney for representing injured victims for over 23 years.

 

He is a frequent speaker at continuing legal education programs on topics including voir dire, “non-subscriber” litigation, and legal ethics. He has also appeared on local television talk shows discussing negligence issues, as well as national news programs discussing the practice of law. Mr. Klitsas graduated from the University of Houston in 1985 with a degree in Business Marketing. He worked as marketing manager for 7 years for SYSCO Food Corporation. He pursued his legal education at night while working for SYSCO and graduated from South Texas College of Law in 1992.

Mr. Klitsas has recieved recognition from:

  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
  • “AV” rated by Martindale Hubbard – the highest peer review rating an attorney can receive for legal and ethical standards.
  • “Texas Super Lawyer” – Texas Monthly Magazine
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • “500 Leading Plaintiff Lawyers in America” – Law Dragon
  • “Houston’s Top Lawyers” – H Magazine
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum

In addition, Mr. Klitsas has held numerous positions in trial lawyer organizations dedicated to protect the rights of victims. These positions include:

  • President – Texas Trial Lawyers Advocates
  • Vice President – Houston Trial Lawyers Association
  • Chairman – JFK Elementary Mentor Program
  • Charter Member – Texas Watch Consumer Protection Program

JARED CAPPS

About
Jared W. Capps is a partner at Klitsas, Vercher, & Capps, P.C. Mr. Capps has tried to verdict more than 45 cases in courts all across the State of Texas in areas ranging from large, complex workplace injury litigation to 18-wheeler accidents to minor motor vehicle collisions. Above all, he has a passion for fighting on behalf of individuals, and the families of those individuals, facing the pervasive greed of insurance companies.

Mr. Capps is a graduate of Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, where he was a proud member of the Corps of Cadets, taking leadership positions both at outfit and staff level. He graduated from the University of New Hampshire School of Law in 2012.

J. RONALD VERCHER

About
Mr. Vercher was born January 8, 1943 in Beaumont, Texas. He graduated from Lamar Tech (Lamar University) in Beaumont, Texas, in 1965 and from Bates College of Law at the University of Houston in 1976. Mr. Vercher was licensed to practice law in Texas in May 1976.

From 1976 until the present time Mr. Vercher has practiced law Texas, being licensed in both state and federal courts. He is a member of the Houston Bar Association and the Texas Trial Lawyers Association.

Mr. Vercher was a partner with the firm of Murphy, Merrell and Vercher for about 18 years where he had a civil law practice emphasizing tort litigation, including general negligence and product liability.

MIESHA HAYNES-NWOFIA

About

 

Miesha Haynes-Nwofia is owner of The Nwofia Law Firm and has experience in Family Law, BusinessLaw, Criminal Law, and Personal Injury. Her experience includes:

  • Filing and successfully litigating family cases to resolution such as Divorces, Suits Affecting the Parent Child Relationship, Paternity, and Adoption;
  • Performing detailed case assessments and recommending legal strategies in the defense of criminal case as well as responses to family and civil cases;
  • Conducting accurate research and drafting legal memoranda on a broad range of legal issues pertinent to the effective resolution of client disputes; Successfully negotiating the settlement of various lawsuits; and
  • Extensive legal drafting of demand letters, discovery, pleadings, and settlement documents.

While in law school, Mrs. Haynes-Nwofia interned for the Harris County District Attorney’s Office, United States Bankruptcy Judge Jeff Bohm, Southern District of Texas, as well as United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit Judge Jennifer Elrod. Mrs. Haynes-Nwofia received Deans List honors and graduated law school with Cum Laude Honors, and worked for The Attorney General of Texas in the child support division.

Attorneys of Counsel

Miesha Haynes-Nwofia

Miesha Haynes-NwofiaMiesha Haynes-Nwofia is owner of The Nwofia Law Firm and has experience in Family Law, BusinessLaw, Criminal Law, and Personal Injury. Her experience includes:

  • Filing and successfully litigating family cases to resolution such as Divorces, Suits Affecting the Parent Child Relationship, Paternity, and Adoption;
  • Performing detailed case assessments and recommending legal strategies in the defense of criminal case as well as responses to family and civil cases;
  • Conducting accurate research and drafting legal memoranda on a broad range of legal issues pertinent to the effective resolution of client disputes; Successfully negotiating the settlement of various lawsuits; and
  • Extensive legal drafting of demand letters, discovery, pleadings, and settlement documents.

While in law school, Mrs. Haynes-Nwofia interned for the Harris County District Attorney’s Office, United States Bankruptcy Judge Jeff Bohm, Southern District of Texas, as well as United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit Judge Jennifer Elrod. Mrs. Haynes-Nwofia received Deans List honors and graduated law school with Cum Laude Honors, and worked for The Attorney General of Texas in the child support division.

Pheobe Smith

Pheobe SmithPheobe Smith has been trying criminal cases on behalf of the accused for twenty years. She received her B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin in 1987 and her J.D. in 1993 from Thurgood Marshall School of Law. She is also a graduate of the National College of Criminal Defense, the Robert F. Hanley Advanced Trial Skills Program, and the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College and Death Penalty College.

Ms. Smith’s current practice includes state, federal, and capital cases. She has an annual engagement teaching new lawyers at the Criminal Trial Advocacy Institute in Huntsville, Texas. Ms. Smith is a frequent lecturer for the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers’ Association, the Center for American and International Law and local bar associations.

Houstonia Magazine selected Ms. Smith as one of their best of Houston Lawyers for 2013. The National Trial Lawyers Association has selected her as one of their top 100 trial lawyers for 2014. Ms. Smith has also been selected as one of H Texas Magazine’s top lawyers for 2013 and 2014.

One of Ms. Smith’s proudest moments in criminal litigation has been having a police officer Mirandized on the stand during her cross-examination. Ms. Smith has an active trial practice in both state and federal courts.

Office Staff

Directory of Staff
  • Bobbie Hector100Bobbie Hector, Office Manager

 

 

  • Clayton Crum, Pre-litigation Manager

 

 

  • Christy Ho, Law Clerk

 

 

  • Chris Torres, Law Clerk

 

 

  • Barbara Monkiewicz100Barbara Monkiewicz, File Manager

 

 

  •   Costa Economides, Law Clerk

 

 

  • Natalie Eugia100Natalie Eguia, Legal Assistant
Major Settlements

Our Attorneys have successfully tried to verdict and settled over $150,000,000 in cases since the inception of the firm

 

Some of the significant verdicts and settlements include cases involving:

* Nursing Home Negligence
* Oil Refinery Plant Explosion
* 18 Wheeler Trucker Accidents
* Premises Liability
* Automobile Cases
* Sexual Assault
* BP Oil Spill Litigation
* Breach of Contract
* Commercial Disputes

Community Involvement
At Klitsas, Vercher, & Capps, P.C. we believe that along with representing victims, our dedication to servicing Houstonians is of great importance. Our service over the years includes:

 

*Recognition as top mentors at JFK Elementary School
*Recognition for involvement in University of Houston Athletics
*Board of Directors for Westbury High School Baseball
*Recognition as a “Jokyonim” for Mr. Klitsas’ efforts on behalf of the International CHA-YON RYO Karate Association.

About the Firm
The law firm of Klitsas & Vercher was established in Houston, Texas in 1998. In November 2010, Klitsas & Vercher opened an additional office in Houma, Louisiana. The Houma office primarily focuses on British Petroleum oil spill and Gulf Coast Claims Facility cases. Our attorneys have handled cases all over the United States and the world.

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