Joseph Dahr Jamail, Jr. was born on October 19, 1925, and died on December 23, 2015.
He was an American attorney and billionaire.
The wealthiest practicing attorney in America, Joseph was frequently referred to as the “King of Torts”.
In 2011, his net worth was estimated by Forbes to be $1.5 billion, making him the 833rd richest person in the world.
Joseph was born to a Lebanese family.
He was a graduate of the St. Thomas High School in Houston, Texas.
Joseph attended the The University of Texas at Austin (UT) for one semester before joining the United States Marine Corps in 1943.
After serving in the Pacific during World War II, Joseph returned to UT, where he received his B.A. in 1950 and The University of Texas School of Law, where he received his J.D. in 1953.
In 1986, The University of Texas School of Law created the Joseph D. Jamail Centennial Chair in Law and Advocacy in his honor.
His son is also a practicing lawyer in Texas.
JJoseph Dahr Jamail, Jr. passed away on December 23, 2015 in Houston.