PMR Law Earns Recognition in Texas Lawyer Magazine’s Top Verdicts for $1.7M Wrongful Death Verdict

Bria Burk

HOUSTON – A $1.7 million verdict secured by Paranjpe Mahadass Ruemke, LLP (PMR Law) trial lawyers has been recognized among the largest decisions in Texas in 2021, according to Texas Lawyer magazine and VerdictSearch. 

The March 2021 verdict was the second largest decision for a wrongful death case of the year, according to the VerdictSearch analysis. District Court Judge Kristin Bays awarded Telina Wheaton $1.7 million for the 2019 death of her son, Bobby Joe Johnson. The award included $136,323 for Mr. Johnson’s estate, plus prejudgment interest and all court costs. 

Mr. Johnson was walking to the apartment he shared with his mother around 8:30 p.m. when a Golden Chopsticks restaurant delivery driver hit him as he crossed F.M. 1488 in Conroe. Mr. Johnson was hospitalized with blunt force injuries and died two days later.Read more about the case.

PMR Law attorneys Brent Phelps and the late Ben Ruemke represented Mrs. Wheaton. Mr. Phelps recently defended the lower court’s judgment at the Ninth Court of Appeals, which affirmed the trial court’s ruling. 

“This case represents how a mother fought for justice for her son’s senseless and preventable death,” said Mr. Phelps. “We wanted to send a message that companies must consider who they hire and make sure they are trained to avoid these types of tragedies.”

“We are committed to seeking justice for the individuals we represent,” said PMR Law co-founder Tej Paranjpe. ”We are honored that our work has been recognized in Top Verdicts.” 

The case is Telina Wheaton, individually, and as the representative of the estate of Bobby Joe Nathan Johnson vs. Mingrun D/B/A Golden Chopsticks, Cause No. 20-02-02017, in the 284th District Court in Montgomery County, Texas.  

Paranjpe Mahadass Ruemke LLP or PMR Law is driven by compassion and focused on results. The firm has helped thousands of clients receive the compensation they deserve in personal injury litigation and business disputes. PMR Law’s priority is to provide personalized attention, professionalism, and tireless representation. Visit:  

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