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
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
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
- 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