Updating as more information becomes available.
HOUSTON---Amber Mostyn, the wife of Democratic Donor and Powerhouse Trial Attorney Steve Mostyn, has confirmed his untimely death through a statement released to media outlets this morning.
"Steve touched countless lives. Many friends and colleagues in Texas and throughout the country have reached out during this painful time. Our family is requesting privacy, and we will not be responding to media inquires. The details of a celebration of Steve's life will be announced at a later date.
The statement says he passed away "after a sudden onset and battle with a mental health issue."
The Mostyn family is a heavyweight force in local, state, and national Democratic politics easily dropping millions to support progressive candidates each election cycle. Hillary Clinton's 2016 stop in Houston to raise funds for her Presidential bid was hosted at the home of Amber and Steve Mostyn.
In 2012 when State Senator Mario Gallegos' untimely death led to an open senate seat, it was Steve Mostyn who financed a 6-figure PAC to elect current State Senator Sylvia Garcia. According to the Houston Chronicle his law firm and his allied political action committees accounted for well over $200,000 of Garcia’s contributions.
According to the Chronicle:
"...Garcia reported receiving $2,250 from Mostyn, but “in-kind”contributions from the Texas Organizing Project PAC totaling $80,427.87. In her previous report, Garcia reported a $106, 611.39 “in-kind” donation from the organization.
In addition, Garcia reported receiving $10,000 from the Back to Basics PAC supported by Mostyn.
In December, Mostyn contributed $130,000 to the TOP PAC, and pledged another $132,000 in January. He and his firm have also made previous donations to Garcia totaling over $17,000."
Mostyn's bio on his firm's web site:
A native of Whitehouse – a small town in East Texas – Steve Mostyn graduated in 1996 from South Texas College of Law, and in 1997 began his legal career. He quickly became a partner in a Houston, Texas law firm, but soon decided he could become a stronger advocate for people’s rights by creating a uniquely different Texas law firm.
After more than a decade fighting – and winning – for clients across Texas, Steve decided it was time to expand Mostyn Law’s focus to advocating for average people who have been wronged by corporate negligence and wrongdoing across the country. Today, Steve leads Mostyn Law’s team of experienced attorneys and professional staff as they fight for clients who have been victims of negligence, bad faith, or other wrongdoing by medical device manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies, insurance companies, and more.
Steve’s vision was to create a Texas law firm willing to fight aggressively to level the playing field against multi-national corporations and insurers who often were getting away unchallenged as they treated their own clients unfairly or in bad faith. Mr. Mostyn has handled tens of thousands of first party insurance claims in the past several years, all of which have settled or tried with most resulting in extra-contractual damages.
Steve and Amber Mostyn live in Houston, Texas, with their two children. They are the proud founders and supporters of The Glenda Jean Mostyn and Joe E. Moreno Educational Foundation. The Mostyn Moreno Foundation supports and operates programs and collaborative efforts across Texas that serve to encourage the abilities of children with special needs."