Summary: prominent Texas trial lawyer considered as among the nation's largest backers of liberal causes and candidates whose fortune came largely from representing homeowners who sued insurance companies, especially after major hurricanes but who along with his wife Amber and his Houston-based law firm contributed nearly $5 million to the Democratic Party and its candidates for federal office, making them the U.S.'s 10th-largest donors as President Barack Obama was being re-elected in 2012.
Cause of Death: Suicide by gunshot
Born: March 28, 1971
Died: November 15, 2017
Location: Austin, Texas