Omar Chawdhary is an advocate for those who have been wronged and will stop at nothing to help his clients become whole. Omar has tried over a dozen lawsuits. He has tried lawsuits to juries in Houston, and tried a breach of contract case to a judge in Las Vegas, Nevada as well as a pedestrian auto wreck case to an arbitrator in Tucson, Arizona. Additionally, Omar Chawdhary has settled hundreds of millions of dollars of cases during his career and was part of a team that secured a $55 million settlement for his clients.
Omar is a Houston native and graduated from Stratford High School. Omar attended the University of Texas at Austin, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics in May 2009. After college, Omar attended South Texas College of Law where he received his Doctorate of Jurisprudence in May 2012 and became a member of the State Bar of Texas in November 2012.
Following law school, Omar Chawdhary became an associate attorney for Matthews Lawson, PLLC, where he focused on business litigation for both plaintiffs and defendants. With his sights set on making a difference as an attorney and becoming a personal injury trial lawyer, Omar joined the plaintiffs’ bar in early 2014.
In July 2016, Omar attended the prestigious Trial Lawyers College in Dubois, Wyoming. This is a 24-day course focused on honing trial skills and understanding yourself as a person. Only a select number of applicants are accepted to this program every year. This college is hosted by Gerry Spence and allows attorneys from all different backgrounds to learn how to try cases with emotions instilled in all of us. This was an experience Omar will never forget as he believes it helped make him the lawyer he is today.
Since then, Omar Chawdhary has been recognized as a Super Lawyers Rising Star from 2017 to present and more recently has been recognized by his peers as a Top 100 Up-and-Coming Attorneys in the State of Texas.
During his law school career, Omar was active in South Texas’ advocacy program, where he competed in several national competitions. Omar was also the inaugural recipient of the Ryan R. Euan Memorial Award Scholarship. This award is given to a graduating student who, in the opinion of the Dean and faculty, demonstrates an ability to excel scholastically while also exhibiting a balance of work and family life. Concurrently, during law school, Omar began his legal career as a law clerk at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Friend. With a complete focus on personal injury litigation, Omar became passionate about helping those in need, and his clerkship instilled his dedication to devote his legal practice to helping others.
In Omar’s spare time, he enjoys traveling and playing golf. Omar Chawdhary is also an avid Texans, Rockets, and Astros fan and enjoys watching his Texas Longhorns play on Saturdays.
In March 2023, Steve Kherkher, Kevin Haynes, and Omar Chawdhary won a $1,975,000 million verdict in a case where the plaintiff was rear-ended at high speed by a tow truck driver, causing serious spinal injuries requiring surgery (Villatoro v. Texas Outlaw Recovery Wrecker Services, et al., 151st Dist. Ct., Harris County, Tex.). This verdict was comprised solely of pain and suffering, mental anguish, and impairment damages.
- Texas, 2012
- Northern District of Texas, 2015
- Southern District of Texas, 2014
- Eastern District of Texas, 2016
- Western District of Texas, 2022
- Eastern District of Michigan, 2020
- University of Texas at Austin; B.A. Economics, 2009
- South Texas College of Law; J.D., 2012
- Texas Trial Lawyers Association
o Board of Advocates (2015-2017)
- Houston Trial Lawyers Association
o Committee Chair
- Houston Young Lawyers Association
- Garland Walker American Inns of Court
- Phi Delta Phi
- University of Texas Exes Life Member
- Super Lawyers-Texas Lawyers Rising Star 2017- Present
- Texas Monthly’s Top 100 Up-and-Coming Attorneys 2020-2022
- Top Lawyers Selected by Peer Recognition 2020-2022
- Recognized in Houstonia Magazine’s Top Lawyers