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Marc Stanley Whitehead, Esq.

Disability attorney Marc Stanley Whitehead, Esq. is the founding partner of Marc Whitehead & Associates, which he established in 1992 in Houston, Texas. Born on November 24, 1966 in Memphis, Tennessee, Marc was raised in Normangee, Texas and graduated in 1985 from Normangee High School as class valedictorian.

Marc attended Texas A&M University where he graduated in 1989 with a Bachelors of Business Administration in Finance. Marc attended the University of Houston Law Center and received his law degree (J.D.) in 1992, graduating in the top quarter of his class. He was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 1992 and is admitted to practice before all U.S. District Courts in Texas, the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims and the United States Court of Appeals-Fifth Circuit.

Marc Whitehead served as President of the Houston Trial Lawyers Association (2009-2010), is a member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, and a member of the American Association of Justice.

Marc is also a member of the Texas Aggie Bar Association, the Texas Association of Civil Trial and Appellate Specialists and the Houston Volunteer Lawyers Association. Marc Whitehead is a Past Chairman of the Houston Bar Association Social Security Section and is a frequent lecturer on the topic of Social Security and Disability Law.

Professional Experience

  • Marc Whitehead & Associates LLP, Founder
    Specializing in plaintiff’s personal injury litigation, insurance & ERISA litigation, Social Security Disability law, Veterans disability compensation, probate and commercial litigation.
  • Adjunct Professor of Law
    University of Houston Law Center
    Civil Trial Advocacy
  • Instructor
    National Institute of Trial Advocacy
    Civil Trial Advocacy
  • Instructor
    National Business Institute
    Social Security Disability

Board Certified

  • Personal Injury Trial LawTexas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Social Security Disability Law National Board of Social Security Disability Advocacy

Professional Accreditations and Honors

  • Accredited Veterans Claim Attorney, Department of Veterans Affairs
  • AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale Hubble
  • Named to “Houston’s Top Lawyer” List (2008, 09 &10) by H Texas Magazine
  • Named to “Houston’s Top 100 Professionals” List (2010) by H Texas Magazine

Educational Experience

  • J.D. University of Houston Law Center, 1992
    Top Quarter of Graduating Class
  • B.B.A. in Finance, Texas A&M University
    1989 President’s List
  • Valedictorian, Normangee High School 1985

Admitted to Practice

  • State Bar of Texas
  • U.S. District Courts, All Texas Districts
  • United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
  • United States Court of Appeals-Fifth Circuit

Professional Activities and Associations

  • President – Houston Trial Lawyers Association (2009-2010)
  • Board of Directors – Houston Trial Lawyers Association
  • Board of Directors – Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Board of Advocates (1999-2001)
  • HBA Social Security Section Chairman (2004-2005)
  • Member:
    Association of Civil Trial and Appellate Specialists
    National Organization of Social Security Claims Representatives
    American Association of JusticeTexas Aggie Bar Association
    Houston Volunteer Lawyers Association
    College of the State Bar of Texas
    Houston Bar Association

Books & Publications

Published Books

  • The Complete Guide to Winning Disability Claims
  • The Disabled Doctor’s Guide: Fight Your Disability Insurance Denial and Win the Benefits You Have Paid For!
  • The Social Security Disability Puzzle: How to Fit the Pieces Together and Win Your Claim
  • Disability Insurance Policies: How to Unravel the Mystery and Prove Your Claim
  • Veterans Disability Claims: Strategies for a Winning Campaign
  • Car & Truck Crashes: 10 Secrets Victims Should Know to Protect Their Rights
  • Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits: What You Need to Know If You Have Suffered Harm from Vaginal Mesh Implants
  • The Fall of Testosterone: How a Vaunted “Low T” Therapy Has Backfired and Put Millions of Men at Risk for Heart Problems and Stroke
  • The Xarelto Disaster: How Johnson & Johnson Failed to Warn Consumers of Deadly Internal Bleeding Risks
  • The Zofran Tragedy: Marketing Anti-Nausea Drug “Off-Label” to Pregnant Women Linked to Birth Defects
  • Risperdal: The Shocking Truth – Marketing Fraud Adds Up to Billion$… While Boys & Young Men are Irreparably Harmed
  • Viagra: The Unvarnished Truth – The Link between the Deadly Skin Cancer Melanoma and Viagra
  • The Life Insurance Claims Kit: What To Do If Your Life Insurance Benefits Are Denied

Published Articles

  • Tort Reform As It Relates to Strict Products Liability
  • A Lawyer’s Guide for Determining Eligibility of Social Security Disability Claimants
  • Nuts & Bolts of Social Security Disability Law
  • The Five Step Sequential Evaluation Process Used in Determining Disability For Social Security Claimants

Read Our Client's Testimonials
Attorney M. Stanley Whitehead - 5 out of 5 based on 23 user reviews.  
"I would highly recommend this firm to everyone, Wonderful firm, they took my case , when I was told by a few firms in Ohio that I did not have a case, Marc Whitehead and Associates settled the case in a timely fashion"  Delecia via
"I want to thank the office of Marc Whitehead and especially Jaime Almaguer who was my caseworker. I had begun the disability process myself until I heard about this lawyers' office in Texas. Seemed strange working with folks across the country that I would never meet. Nevertheless, they were able to get my disability first time around. I felt comfortable discussing my issues privately with them and being able to let Jaime do the work. He was responsive, caring and very professional. Thank you all so much, this has changed my life."  Lynne via

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