wendy d. may
Wendy May is an experienced trial attorney with a reputation for persuasive arguments in the courtroom and a track record of impressive results for her clients.
Wendy applies her talent for problem-solving to the complex litigation cases she handles for clients. Her defense strategies focus on presenting a clear and compelling case to the jury. Her passionate representation of clients makes her a formidable adversary at trial.
She represents clients in a wide range of industries, such as automobile, tire, and child protection equipment manufacturers and suppliers, petrochemical manufacturers and suppliers, fall protection equipment, premises owners, trucking companies and excess insurance carriers.
She acts as national and regional lead trial counsel for her clients, providing representation in state and federal courts across the U.S. Wendy has repeatedly defended and tried catastrophic injury and death claims involving numerous defect allegations; she has also successfully represented manufacturers and suppliers in toxic exposure cases. She is called on by national clients for crisis management services and advises on policy directives and national product recall campaigns.
Wendy brings her same energy, policy vision and advocacy skills as a successful trial attorney to benefit others in the global community, volunteering her time and talent for several local and national non-profit organizations. She is the Chairman of the Board for iCivics.org, working closely with retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor to lobby for improved civics education for today’s youth. Wendy is also an advocate and fundraiser for World Vision, a child sponsorship organization committed to fighting poverty and hunger in Africa and around the globe. In addition, Wendy is actively involved in her church, serves on a number of committees for the IADC and supports the Genesis Women's Shelter for battered women and their children and the Dallas Pregnancy Resource Center.
Baylor University School of Law, J.D. 1996
University of Texas at Arlington, B.A. 1992
Texas state courts
U. S. District Courts for the Eastern, Western, Southern and Northern Districts of Texas
Judicial clerkship for Federal Judge Walter Smith in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, Waco Division
International Association of Defense Council
Defense Research Institute
iCivics Board of Directors
IADC Foundation Board of Directors
Faculty, IADC 2014 Trial Academy at Stanford Law School
American Bar Association
Dallas Bar Association
State Bar of Texas
Visiting advisor at Baylor University School of Law and Southern Methodist University School of Law
National Center for State Courts Lawyers’ Committee
Frequent Presenter at Texas State Bar, IADC, PLAC and ABOTA conferences
Authored numerous articles for journals published by the ABA and IADC
Judge for Dallas Bar Association Mock Trial Program
Judge for Baylor University Law School Mock Trial Program
Recipient of the 2011 Nancy Garms Memorial Award from the Texas State Bar Law Focused Education group for dedication to law-focused education.
Recognized as a Rising Star in the Rising Stars Edition of Texas Super Lawyers magazine (2006)