Les Pickett: Lawyer with Galloway, Johnson, Tompkins, Burr & Smith A Professional Law Corporation

Les Pickett

Les Pickett joined Galloway, Johnson, Tompkins, Burr & Smith in 1996 as a lateral associate hire but has been a Director of the Houston office since January 2001. A 1990 graduate of Texas Tech School of Law, Les began his career defending the Burlington Northern Railroad in FELA and crossing accident cases. As his career has evolved, however, he has handled new and different kinds of cases depending upon the growing and changing needs of the clients.

Today, Les’ practice includes complex personal injury, trucking, insurance, maritime, professional liability defense, and other general civil litigation matters. Les also devotes a significant portion of his practice to insurance coverage cases and the attendant litigation of those matters. Quite naturally, he has been lead attorney in trials in both state and federal courts defending personal injury, asbestos, construction defect, premises liability, insurance coverage, and Jones Act and General Maritime cases. Les is admitted to all state and federal courts in Texas, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Phone(713) 599-0700

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Experience & Credentials
 

Practice Areas

  • Insurance Defense
  • Trucking & Transportation
  • Property Insurance
  • Maritime & Admiralty
  • Professional Liability
 
University University of Texas,, BBA, Management, with honors, 1987
 
Law SchoolTexas Tech School of Law, Juris Doctorate, 1990
 
Admitted1990, Texas; All State Courts plus all US District Courts in Texas; US District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma
 
Memberships 

Professional Associations

Houston Bar Assocation, Member

Jefferson County Bar Assocation, Member

Houston Mariners' Club, Member

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, Life Member

NRA, Patron Member

Ducks Unlimited, Member

 
Biography

With more than two decades of experience, Les knows how to quickly and efficiently evaluate claims and lawsuits to assist the client decide whether the matter should be resolved early or taken through trial. When trial is necessary, Les has experience in both state and federal court, in front of judges and juries, in Texas and Louisiana. He has also appeared before the Courts of Appeal in Houston and Louisiana and in the Texas Supreme Court. Not cowed by dangerous venues, Les tried his first District Court case in Beaumont, Texas and has litigated cases from Orange to El Paso and throughout the Great State of Texas.

Les understands that the claim belongs to the client, not to him. He therefore actively engages the clients in all phases of the claim from inception to end ensuring that the client's needs and wants are addressed regularly. Les understands that forging the relationship between attorney and client yields the best result in what is often an unpleasant experience. Les' practice includes complex personal injury, trucking and transportation, insurance, maritime, professional liability defense, construction defect, and other general civil litigation matters. Les devotes a significant portion of his practice to insurance coverage cases and the attendant litigation of those matters. Les is admitted to all state and federal courts in Texas, the US District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma and the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Les is a member of the Texas Surplus Lines Association and the Claims & Litigation Management Alliance.

Professional Associations

Houston Bar Assocation, Member

Jefferson County Bar Assocation, Member

Houston Mariners' Club, Member

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, Life Member

NRA, Patron Member

Ducks Unlimited, Member

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Office Information

Les Pickett

1301 McKinney Street, Suite 1400
HoustonTX 77010




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