Experienced Personal Injury Counsel in Texas
Luke Bickham founded this firm for one reason: to help the injured. He has dedicated his legal career to this task and has recovered over a 100 million of dollars in settlements and awards for his clients through his efforts. He is known for aggressively litigating on behalf of his clients to achieve a prompt and fair resolution of their case. Using advanced trial presentation strategies, Luke is very effective at educating and persuading a jury of the merits of his clients’ cases.
Growing up the son of career educators in Whitehouse, Texas, Luke learned the value of honesty, integrity, education and hard work. After graduating from high school in Whitehouse, Luke graduated with honors from Tyler Junior College and the University of Texas at Tyler. Luke then attended Baylor University School of Law and was licensed by the State Bar of Texas to practice law in 1993.
Luke Bickham Profile
Experience As a Former Prosecutor
Returning to practice law in East Texas, Luke forged a reputation as a successful prosecutor at the Smith County District Attorney’s Office. After a year of prosecuting criminal cases, Luke joined a successful law firm in Tyler representing injured Texans and their families.
- Baylor Law School 1993
- University of Texas at Tyler 1990
- Tyler Junior College 1989
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
- Texas – 1993
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
- U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
Professional and Bar Association Memberships
- State Bar of Texas
- Smith County Bar Association
- Texas Trial Lawyers Association
- American Bar Association
- American Association of Justice
- American Board of Trial Advocates
Awards and Certifications
- Board Certified Personal Injury Trial Lawyer by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization
- Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
- Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Luke is a Board Certified Personal Injury Trial Lawyer by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. With over three decades of legal experience, Luke knows what it takes to fight and win against insurance companies and large corporations.
Luke has obtained over 100 million of dollars in jury verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients all over the state of Texas.
Outside of the Office
Luke is an instrument-rated pilot who enjoys flying for both business and pleasure. He also enjoys sports car racing, skiing, extreme sports, and reading history in his spare time.
What is Board Certified Personal Injury Trial Lawyer ?
Why is it Important to Hire a Board Certified Personal Injury Lawyer?
It is important for victims of serious accidents to hire a board-certified personal injury lawyer for several reasons. Less than 2% of attorneys in Texas are board certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization (TBLS). The organization was established in 1974 by the State Bar of Texas to “promote the availability, accessibility and quality of the services of attorneys to the public in particular areas of the law… and advance the standards of the legal profession.” The TBLS operates under the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court of Texas making it the authority on legal specialization.
Qualifications for Personal Injury Trial Lawyer Board Certification include:
Top 3 Reasons to Hire
a Board-Certified Personal Injury Lawyer
Board certified lawyers must be lead counsel in at least ten contested civil cases; five of the ten cases must have been contested personal injury jury trials. Furthermore, for attorneys to be recertified they must spend at least 25% their time practicing personal injury trial law in Texas.
A board certified lawyer must complete at least 100 hours of continuing legal education in personal injury trial law for every certification period.