Sejal-Brahmbhatt

SEJAL BRAHMBHATT

Attorney

Attorney Sejal Brahmbhatt is the Managing Attorney for Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices at Williams Hart law firm. For nearly 20 years, Sejal has established an impressive record in personal injury and pharmaceutical litigation.

Sejal is licensed to practice in Texas, Pennsylvania, Missouri, as well as the U.S. Supreme Court. She is a member of several legal professional associations. Most recently, Sejal was invited to speak at Women En Mass and Mass Torts Made Perfect in October 2021. She spoke about her work in mass tort, overcoming the challenges of the COVID19 pandemic, and her experience as a female attorney in pharmaceutical litigation. Sejal has received many other awards and honors throughout her career, but connecting with other women in law has been a special highlight.

She has extensive knowledge and experience in case management, litigation, and resolution. She managed the Depakote docket at the firm, which involved children born with a wide range of birth defects due to their mothers taking the prescription drug Depakote while pregnant. Sejal was a member of the trial team that obtained a $38 million verdict, which was affirmed on appeal, and a $15 million verdict that settled while on appeal. Sejal is currently focused on litigations involving Johnson & Johnson’s Talcum Powder, Elmiron, and Valsartan.

As the first child on my father’s side of the family to graduate from college, let alone law school, I feel an obligation to serve not just my family, but the community at large. That obligation pushes me professionally as I find my drive in the injured people that we represent.

Areas of Practice

Sejal has worked for Williams Hart since 2003. Before starting at Williams Hart, Sejal clerked at Hocker, Morrow & Mathews, and at the Harris County Attorney’s Office. Sejal interned at the American Civil Liberties Union and at the Texas Attorney General’s Office, in the Child Support Division.

Legal Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • Houston Bar Association
  • Houston Trial Lawyers Association
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • American Bar Association

Licensed to Practice

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • State of Texas
  • Southern District of Texas
  • State of Missouri
  • State of Pennsylvania
  • Western District of Texas

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts from the University Of Houston
  • Double Major in Psychology and Political Science, 12/1996
  • Juris Doctorate from the South Texas College of Law, 5/2000
  • Dean’s Fellowship Scholarship Recipient
  • President of the International Law Society
  • Student Bar Association Representative
  • Secretary of the Women’s Legal Forum
  • Treasurer of the South Asian Law Students Association
  • Publicist of the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association

Professional Honors

  • Past board member of Network of Indian Professionals (NetIP)
  • Appointed Member of AAJ Exchange Advisory Committee
  • Speaker 2008 American Association for Justice Summer Conference in Philadelphia – part of the “Litigation at Sunrise” series. Paper: Paxil, Pregnancy and Birth Defects
  • Invited Faculty: AAJ Toxic Tort, Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices Seminar 2009 Las Vegas, NV – “Paxil – Key Causation and Medical Issues”
  • Invited Faculty: AAJ Annual 2010 Winter Convention Maui, HI “The Five Vowels of a Pharmaceutical Trial”
  • Invited moderator: AAJ Annual Convention: Section on Toxic, Environmental, and Pharmaceutical Torts. July 2012, Chicago, IL
  • Invited speaker: AAJ Women Trial Lawyers Caucus: Women’s Leadership Summit: Assuring Success in your Practice. July 2012, Chicago, IL
  • Invited Faculty: AAJ Annual Convention, July 2013, San Francisco, CA: “Anti-Epileptic Drugs and Birth Defects”
  • Faculty at Mass Torts Made Perfect, October 2013 – “Update on the Depakote Litigation
  • 2013 and 2014 Super Lawyers Rising Stars, awarded by Thomson Reuters
  • Named a 2015 Top Mass Tort/Toxic Tort Lawyer in H-Texas Magazine
  • Named a 2016 Top Mass Tort/Toxic Tort Lawyer in H-Texas Magazine
  • Invited Faculty – Texas Women’s Rainmakers August 2017, Houston, TX
  • Invited Faculty – Mass Torts Made Perfect, October 2018, Las Vegas, NV
  • Appointed by Judge Claire Cecchi to the national Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in the Proton Pump Inhibitor (“PPI”) Litigation – December 2018
  • Invited Faculty – Mass Torts Made Perfect, April 2018, Las Vegas, NV
  • Super Lawyers Honoree 2021
  • Invited speaker: Women En Mass and Mass Torts Made Perfect in October 2021.