Les Pickett

Les Pickett: Attorney with Galloway, Johnson, Tompkins, Burr & Smith A Professional Law Corporation
  • Director at Galloway, Johnson, Tompkins, Burr & Smith A Professional Law Corporation (110 Attorneys)
  • 14643 Dallas Parkway, Suite 625, Dallas, TX 75254
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  • 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.

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Biography

With more than two decades of experience, Les knows how to quickly and efficiently evaluate claims and lawsuits to assist the client in deciding 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 including hundreds of property damage cases, both residential and commercial, from hurricane, hailstorm, windstorm, fire, and flood loss. 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.

Les has also been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America for Insurance Law in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019.

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Areas of Practice (5)

  • Insurance Defense & Coverage
  • Trucking & Transportation
  • Construction
  • Litigation
  • Insurance

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(713) 599-0700  Phone
(713) 599-0777  Fax
www.gjtbs.com
University Attended:
University of Texas,, B.B.A., Management, with honors, 1987
Law School Attended:
Texas Tech School of Law, Juris Doctorate, 1990
Year of First Admission:
1990
Admission:
All State Courts plus all US District Courts in Texas; US District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma; 1990, Texas
Memberships:

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

ISLN:
901727129

Peer Reviews

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Dallas, Texas

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