Profile

Mr. Worthington’s 43-year practice has consisted almost exclusively of trial court litigation and appellate briefing/oral arguments in state and federal courts in Texas.  The issues have included negligence, product liability, insurance contracts, securities law, shareholder oppression, executive employment termination, commercial law generally and corporate governance, and public pension benefits and funding. 

Mr. Worthington also been a member of various professional organizations, but his activities have been devoted primarily to The Products Liability Advisory Council and the American Law Institute.  His ALI work has included a number of projects over the years, including opposition to proposed revisions to Article 2 of the Uniform Commercial Code in 1999, and his more recent participation has included the Draft Restatement of Consumer Contracts and Draft Project on Sexual and Gender-Based Misconduct on Campus: A Procedural Frameworks and Analysis.

Mr. Worthington’s publications include "The Citadel Revisited:  Strict Tort Liability and the Policy of Law," 36 S. Tex. L Rev. 227 (1995) and “The Impact of Insolvency on the Duties and Liabilities of Directors and Officers,” Feb. 2010 Financier Worldwide (with Michael S. Moehlman).

Honors & Leadership

Honors & Recognitions

Delegate to the Republic of Cuba, Texas Bar Association, 2001

Board Certified, Civil Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1983

Community & Professional

American Bar Association

Texas Bar Association

Houston Bar Association

American Law Institute

Product Liability Advisory Council

American Judicature Society

Texas Association of Board-Certified Trial Attorneys

American Inns of Court, Garland Walker Inn

Houston YMCA

American Red Cross

Amnesty International, U.S.A.

Cornerstone Adolescent Recovery

German Institute for the Southwest

Washington & Lee University Law School Council, 2002-2005

Washington & Lee University Parent Leadership Committee, 2014-2018

Education

Washington & Lee University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 1976; Executive Editor, Washington & Lee Law Review, 1975-76

University of Utah, B.S. cum laude, 1972

Admissions

  • Texas - 1976
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Texas Eastern District Court
  • Texas Northern District Court
  • Texas Southern District Court/Bankruptcy Court
  • Texas Western District Court
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