R. Craig Bettis
I have been a licensed attorney with The Law Offices of Tyler & Peery since 2003. I practice personal injury trial law throughout Texas, and I devote about 75% of my practice to litigation.
I am a native of Texas and grew up on the Southside of San Antonio. I graduated from East Central High School and attended Texas A&M University where I graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree. I attended the South Texas College of Law in Houston, Texas and have been licensed to practice law since 2003.
I am licensed to practice in all state, district, and county courts in the State of Texas, as well as in the Federal District Court for the Western District of Texas. I was recently voted a Rising Star 2009 of Top Young Lawyers in San Antonio's Scene in SA Magazine. I am a member of the State Bar of Texas, San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association, the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, and the San Antonio Bar Association.
I represent individuals who have been wronged by the negligence of others. My goal is to settle your claim most efficiently and economically possible. If I am not able to resolve your case, I will vigorously litigate your case in court. I feel that too many people are not given their fair and constitutional right of access to the legal system. It is important to me that people who are wronged have their day in court and that the attorney of their choosing provides them with the best advice and legal representation possible. I strongly feel that an attorney should care about their clients’ needs and keep them informed of what is going on with their case. Providing as much information as possible to the client allows the client to make the right decision for themselves and their families when it comes to settling a case. These are the rules that I try to live by when I represent my clients.
My practice focuses on all personal injury and wrongful death claims, including but not limited to on-the-job-injuries, automobile collisions, trucking collisions, products liability, and premises liability. If you have been injured as the result of someone's negligence, I can help you, and I will work hard on your case.
I have personally tried cases in Bexar County District and County Courts at Law, Wilson County, and Uvalde County. I have personally filed or settled cases in Atascosa, Bexar, Brazos, Denton, Gonzales, Frio, Karnes, Kenedy, Kerr, La Salle, Nueces, Medina, Uvalde, and Wilson Counties.
South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas
- J.D., 2003
Texas A&M University
- B.S., 1998
Honors & Awards
- Rising Star of Top Young Lawyers in San Antonio's Scene in SA Magazine, 2009
- Top Lawyer in San Antonio's Scene in SA Magazine, 2009, 2012-2013
Professional Associations & Memberships
- State Bar of Texas, Member
- San Antonio Bar Association, Member
- San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association, Member
- Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Member
- Texas, 2003
- Colorado, 2018
Top 100 Verdicts
In 2017, Top 100 Verdicts recognized Dennis C. Peery, John N. Tyler, James Shaffer, and Anthony R. Garza-Vale as they had obtained a few of the highest Personal Injury jury verdicts in Texas.
Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Four of our attorneys are Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, a testament to our dedication and extensive personal injury experience.
Founding partner Dennis Peery was selected for inclusion in Texas Super Lawyers® in 2014 and has been reselected every year since 2016. No more than 5% of attorneys in Texas are selected to receive this honor.
American Board of Trial Advocates
Attorney Dennis C. Peery, a founding partner at our firm, is a proud member and officer of the American Board of Trial Advocates. This organization is dedicated to improving the ethical and technical standards of practice in trial advocacy.
Texas Trial Lawyers Association
All of our attorneys are proud members of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, which was founded in 1949 to empower trial attorneys throughout the state and help them provide outstanding representation to their clients.
AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ recognize attorneys for their legal services, experience, knowledge, and high ethical standards. This rating is based on client reviews and peer nominations.
San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association
All of our attorneys are members – and some serve in leadership positions – of the San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association, an organization that connects fellow trial lawyers and promotes the public’s right to our courts and jury system.
The National Trial Lawyers
The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40 is a professional organization composed of the top trial lawyers from each state or region who are under the age of 40.
Top 100 Verdicts
In 2018, Top 100 Verdicts recognized John N. Tyler, James Shaffer, R. Craig Bettis, and Anthony R. Garza-Vale as they had obtained a few of the highest Personal Injury jury verdicts in Texas.
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