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Mr. Jon Opelt

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Local Address:  Houston , Texas , United States
Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Board of Trustees Member
    Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse
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Board of Trustees, 6 May 2015 [cached]
Jon Opelt Executive Director
Texans Want Answers Not Smoke, 6 May 2015 [cached]
“Paying lawyers without timesheets and expense reports is a turn-off to taxpayers,” said Jon Opelt, director of Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse. “It appears these lawyers have hidden from rather than heeded the call for accountablity. The public wants answers not smoke,” said Opelt.
The survey was conducted for CALA by Mason-Dixon, a national polling and research firm headquartered in Columbia, Maryland. The 804 registered voters surveyed were interviewed by telephone between February 27 and March 2. Interviews were conducted with a random sample of voters from across the state. The margin of error associated with the results is plus or minus 3.5 percentage points. Opelt said the Houston CALA decided to commission the poll because of conflicting survey results released about the issue.
Asked which of the following veiwpoints comes closest to their point of view, 75 percent of the survey respondents said the five private lawyers don’t deserve the $2.3 billion, even if they had a contract with the state. Thirteen percent said the only way for the state to have won its case is for the state to use private lawyers and they now deserve all the money they can get, even if it is $2.3 billion. The remaining 12 percent said they were unsure.
“Clearly, the public believes lawyers deserve fair pay not a blank check,” said Opelt.
Slingshots-The True Measurement of Fairness, 6 May 2015 [cached]
Jon Opelt Executive Director Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse
Since Texas set a limit at ..., 22 Oct 2014 [cached]
Since Texas set a limit at $750,000 in 2003, more doctors are practicing in emergency rooms and the state is attracting doctors from states without caps, said Jon Opelt, executive director for Texas Alliance For Patient Access, which represents health providers.
Trial Lawyers Pump Big Bucks Into Obscurely Named PACS, 6 May 2015 [cached]
By Jon Opelt, Houston Director
“The public is left in the dark when PACs are able to craft their name so as to hide the driving force behind the money,” said Jon Opelt, Houston director of Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse. “It’s a potential Trojan Horse attack on the Texas political process,” he said.
“Personal injury lawyers are camouflaging their political contributions in obscurely named PACs,” said Opelt.
The intent was to ensure honesty in disclosure,” Opelt said.
“Most of that money is expected to find its way into Texas political races in November,” said Opelt. “It is unhealthy when a handful of folks can dictate the political process.”
“If these trial lawyers are proud of their self-proclaimed role as ‘champions of the little guy,’ why do they funnel donations through obscure political action committees? Are they trying to hide their political might?” Opelt asked.
“There ought to be truth in labeling,” Opelt said. “The public has a right to know who is paying for political campaigns. The Ethics Commission should launch an investigation into the legality of these vaguely named PACs,” said Opelt.
“In the spirit of honesty and openness, we call on them to change the names of their PACs to Texas Trial Lawyer 2000 PAC and Personal Injury Lawyers’ Constitutional Defense Fund,” he said.
As the PACs dole out their contributions, Opelt said his group would continue to track the “political droppings of this Trojan Horse.”
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