Heygood Orr & Pearson (HOP) is a Dallas-based litigation firm that represents plaintiffs in personal injury, product liability, medical malpractice, consumer and class action cases. HOP has handled hundreds of wrongful death cases involving the opioid painkiller, fentanyl. HOP’s fentanyl cases have included both product liability and medical malpractice cases. HOP has also handled hundreds of design-defect product liability cases against major table saw manufacturers. HOP is currently on the plaintiff’s steering committee and has been appointed as class counsel in the Volkswagen “Clean Diesel” MDL pending the Northern District of California.
The attorneys and staff at Van Wey Law are dedicated to treating each client with dignity and respect and affording each person the individualized attention they deserve. The team members are caring and compassionate professionals who have first-hand experience of pain and loss in our own lives. They are able to relate to their clients thus making them become part of the firm family. The entire team is laser focused on achieving results for their clients that serve a purpose of “righting wrongs” by restoring dignity and assuring financial peace of mind.
Charles Miller is Dallas-based trial lawyer practicing in the areas of products liability, personal injury, medical malpractice, and complex commercial litigation. Charles grew up in Tucson, Arizona where he attended the University of Arizona. Charles got his law degree from Texas Tech University. Charles was an editor on the Law Review and graduated summa cum laude. After Graduating from law school, Charles clerked for the Honorable John M. Duhé, Jr., a federal circuit judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
Charles started his legal career as a commercial lawyer. He worked at Weil Gotshal & Manges, a national law firm based in New York, and McKool Smith, a Dallas-based commercial litigation boutique. In 2007, Charles joined Heygood Orr & Pearson and began handling products liability and medical malpractice cases. Charles is licensed in California, Texas and Arizona and handles cases nationwide.
Since joining Heygood Orr & Pearson, Charles has successfully handled over 400 opioid-related wrongful death cases. Charles was trial counsel in two jury trials involving defective fentanyl patches manufactured by ALZA Corporation, a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary. Both trials resulted in multi-million dollar jury verdicts for the plaintiffs. Charles has also successfully handled numerous medical malpractice cases where the negligent prescription of opioid painkillers caused patient deaths.
While at Weil Gotshal, Charles met his wife, Nicole, an appellate lawyer. Charles and Nicole have been happily married for six years. In his free time, Charles loves to read the New York Times, cook vegan meals with his wife, and play with his 3 year old son Benjamin.
Kay L. Van Wey is an experienced personal injury trial lawyer. She is the owner of Van Wey Law, a litigation firm which specializes in medical malpractice, dangerous drugs and defective medical devices and other types of serious or fatal personal injuries. Kay has been named a Texas Super Lawyer for the past 14 consecutive years, as well as recognized on the D Best list, ranking her among the best personal injury lawyers in Dallas. Kay is board certified in personal injury trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Several of Kay’s cases have been featured on national media. Kay has attained membership in the Million Dollar as well as the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, based upon her work on particular cases.
Kay earned her J.D. from the Oklahoma City University School of Law and is licensed to practice in Texas, Oklahoma and Illinois.