Amir is an accomplished lawyer and physician with a distinguished track record of leadership and achievement across clinical, academic, and professional service environments. Amir’s first career was as a physician and researcher at Baylor College of Medicine where he was a tenured faculty member in the Department of Medicine and the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy, and the Director of the Training Programs in Internal Medicine. After sixteen years on the faculty, Amir left Baylor College of Medicine to pursue his law degree.
As an attorney, Amir has leveraged his dual medical and legal educations and training to represent clients in complex litigation in multiple forums. In particular he has identified and developed medical defenses for products liability litigation involving both pharmaceuticals and chemicals. Additionally, he has identified and developed defense experts and strategies to neutralize opposing experts.
Prior to joining Jordan, Lynch & Cancienne, Amir was an Associate in the Trial Section at Baker Botts LLP, and an independent medical legal consultant with Halevy Medical Legal Consulting.
Represented international pharmaceutical company in international arbitration related to allegations of breach of contract regarding development of a drug compound.
Represented international pharmaceutical company in state court litigation related to allegations of tortious interference with the development of a drug compound.
Counseled pharmaceutical company regarding medical device design.
Counseled pharmaceutical companies regarding compliance with FDA and state level drug regulation.
Counseled pharmaceutical companies regarding off-label marketing issues and Corporate Integrity Agreements.
Represented multiple pharmaceutical companies in federal and state court litigation related to products liability claims of multiple drugs.
Represented chemical companies in products liability litigation involving asbestos and benzene.
Represented chemical companies in premises liability claims involving asbestos and oil extenders.
Represented energy company in theft of trade secrets investigation.
University of Houston Law Center, J.D., May 2008, Magna Cum Laude
• Order of the Coif
• Order of the Barons
• National Order of the Scribes
• Notes and Comments Editor, Houston Law Review
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, M.D., May 1987, with Honors
• President’s Scholar
• Alpha Omega Alpha
The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, B.A., May 1983, with Honors
• Phi Beta Kappa
• National Merit Scholar
Former member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Lyceum, Houston Area Women’s Center, Interfaith Ministries of Greater Houston, and the Houston Bioethics Network
Active Texas medical license