Attorney Jeff Work
Hon. Jeff Work joined Lorenz & Lorenz’s Austin office in June 2022 after more than 30 years of legal practice primarily in Houston, Texas. Since his teenage years, Jeff has always wanted to serve people – serve individual people – in some capacity; the Lorenz Firm provides him that opportunity.
Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, but raised in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, Mr. Work attended Oklahoma Baptist University then Baylor University School of Law. In 1996, Mr. Work became Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law which requires multiple trials as lead counsel then passing a rigorous written exam. For many years, Jeff represented large corporations and insurance companies in litigation, but he is now thankful to be representing individuals in trials. He considers it an honor to be the advocate for men and women who have been injured by others’ wrongful acts. His extensive trial experience serves his clients well.
At the relatively young age of 36 years, Mr. Work was elected Judge of the 189th Civil District Court in Harris County (Houston), Texas, in November 1998, then re-elected in November 2002. He served until April 2003, when he voluntarily returned to private practice.
Jeff has been involved in numerous committees for both the State Bar of Texas and the Houston Bar Association including several years of service as an Associate Editor for the magazine, The Houston Lawyer. He has been rated as AV Preeminent (highest possible rating) through Martindale-Hubbell/LexisNexis for 20 years. In 2004, Jeff completed the A.A. White School of Mediation Training, thereafter, serving as a mediator and arbitrator, but realized, again, he prefers being a litigator while fighting for the rights of the individual.
Jeff and his wife Jan have three adult children.