W. Perry Zivley Jr.


Personal Injury Attorney


Perry Zivley was born and raised in Houston, Texas. After completing his undergraduate degree at Southwestern University, he came back to Houston to get hislaw degree and start his practice. Mr. Zivley’s legal practice has always focused on litigation and trying cases. He is very comfortable in the courtroom having won many major victories against large corporations, including multi-national entities. Representing plaintiffs against corporate giants is his passion. Perry works on a contingent fee basis because he knows his clients, more often then not, would not get their day in court otherwise. His talent for finding the needle in the haystack of evidence serves his clients well. Tenacity, a stong work ethic, and his compassion for victims of personal injury, negligence, or business fraud is what Mr. Zivley is known for, along with his remarkable gift for strategic moves during the prosecution of cases.

Areas of Practice

100% Civil litigation including personal injury and complex civil matters

Litigation Percentage

100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1986
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1986


South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas

  • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence – 1986

Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas

  • B.B.A., Bachelor of Business Administration – 1985
  • Major: Finance

Published Works

Courtroom Technology, Houston Bar Association, 2006

Honors and Awards

  • SuperLawyers, a Thomson Reuters Company, 2009-2014
  • Texas Top Lawyers, SuperLawyer, A Thomson Reuters Company, 2009-2014
  • Professional Associations and Memberships
  • Houston Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association, Member
  • State Bar of Texas, Member
  • Association of Trial Lawyers in America, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Calvin, Dylewski, et al, Associate
  • Zivley Law Firm, Partner

Pro Bono Activities

  • Alzheimer’s Association of South East Texas; former Board Member
  • Open Door Mission; current Board Member
  • First Presbyterian Church, Houston, Texas; Member


  • English


  • Kappa Sigma