Representative Phil King Earns Top Statewide Award for Fighting Lawsuit Abuse

February 21, 2008

Texas Insider


Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC today announced that State Representative Phil King (R-Weatherford) is the recipient of TLR’s Civil Justice Leadership Award for his support in leading the fight to improve medical malpractice and civil justice laws in Texas.

“Rep King’s strong commitment to lawsuit reform in Texas has helped boost our state’s economy and ensure that doctors are not forced to flee the state because of unreasonable medical liability costs,” said TLR PAC Chairman, Richard J. Trabulsi, Jr.. “With Rep. King’s critical support, we have been able to pass lawsuit reforms that are restoring fairness, balance and predictability to the Texas civil justice system.”

“Passage of important legislation to reform our civil justice system, beginning in 2003, would not have been possible without the vigorous backing of Representative King, who has served on the House Civil Practices Committee in the last three legislative sessions,” Trabulsi said.

TLR’s Civil Justice Leadership Award is presented to lawmakers who courageously stand up to personal injury trial lawyers and support a fair, honest and balanced civil justice system in Texas.

Representative King serves in the Texas House representing District 61which includes Parker and Wise counties. He serves as Chairman of the Regulated Industries Committee and co-chairs the Electric Utility Restructuring Legislative Oversight Committee. King serves on the Civil Practices and Redistricting committees. Additionally, he sits as a member of the joint House and Senate Committee on the Power of Eminent Domain.

TLR PAC is the political arm of Texans for Lawsuit Reform, the state’s largest civil justice reform organization. TLR is a bipartisan, volunteer-led coalition with more than 16,000 supporters residing in 818 Texas communities and representing 1,266 different businesses, professions and trades. For more information about TLR visit