In 2016, Ken was named “LITIGATOR OF THE WEEK” in Texas Lawyer magazine for obtaining one of the largest verdicts in Texas in 2016. The $1,450,000.00 verdict was the largest ever nationally for an individual who was blinded by a physician.
Our Partner Kenneth Soh
Kenneth Soh is in charge of the Asbestos Research Group’s trial practice. Ken has earned a national reputation as a trial lawyer in the last 15 years. He has personally handled asbestos cases involving claims for asbestos cancer (mesothelioma) and asbestosis. He has also handled cases against the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world including Merck, Pfizer and Genentech. Most recently, in 2016 he obtained the largest verdict ever in the United States on behalf of a individual who was blinded by a physician in 2016 in the 215th District Court in Harris County, Texas.
At the age of 17 Ken moved to Houston to attend Rice University and has never left Houston. After graduating from Rice in 1989, he attended University of Houston Law Center where he graduated cum laude and/or with honors. After a 10 year career working for large defense/corporate law firms, Ken began working for a national law firm representing individuals who have suffered personal injuries resulting from asbestos exposure, pharmaceutical products and medical devices.
Beginning in 2004, Ken had the privilege of representing individuals who suffered from asbestos cancer or mesothelioma. He represented a broad range of workers ravaged by exposure to asbestos including pipefitters, laborers, steelworkers, electricians, machine operators and insulators. He has handled cases in Texas and throughout the United States including Madison County, Illinois, New York, New Jersey, West Virginia and California. He has obtained multi-million dollar settlements for individuals who have suffered from mesolthelioma.
Ken’s experience has not just been limited to asbestos cases. In 2005, Ken was an integral member of the trial team that obtained one of the largest verdicts in the history of the United States. In Ernst v. Merck & Co., an Angleton, Texas jury awarded the plaintiff over $253,000,000.00 in actual and punitive damages over the death of her husband who suffered a fatal heart attack while taking the anti-inflammatory Vioxx. Called the trial of the century, the verdict was front-page news in every leading national and international newspaper from the Houston Chronicle to New York and London. After the Vioxx verdict, Ken held leadership positions in the Texas Vioxx Multi-District Litigation (MDL) before the Honorable Randy Wilson. In 2 subsequent Vioxx trials in New Jersey, Ken handled all aspects of the case that subsequently lead to substantial verdicts in favor of multiple plaintiffs.
More recently, Ken has had leading roles in drug injury litigations involving anti-epileptic/anti-convulsant drugs which lead to suicides and a psoriasis medication that led to serious infections and cancers.
Ken has been married to his wife Karen for over 20 years. When not at work, Ken can usually be found with his children coaching basketball, baseball & softball or volunteering at his church.