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Les Pickett

Les Pickett

Director

1301 McKinney Street
Suite 1400
Houston, Texas 77010

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Office: 713-599-0700
Fax: 713-599-0777
Additional Offices: Dallas

With more than three decades of experience, Les knows how to quickly and efficiently evaluate claims and lawsuits to assist his clients in deciding whether the matter should be resolved early or taken through trial. When trial is necessary, Les has experience in state and federal court, in front of judges and juries, and in appellate courts. Not cowed by plaintiff-friendly venues, Les tried his first jury trial case in Beaumont, Texas and has litigated cases from Orange to El Paso and throughout Texas.

Les understands and maintains long, time-tested partnerships with his clients, giving him a deep understanding of the people, the business model, and the risk appetite for the companies he works closely with. He actively engages his clients in all phases of litigation, ensuring that their needs are addressed with an eye toward their business goals. Les understands that forging the relationship between attorney and client yields the best result in what is often an unpleasant experience.

Les focuses his practice on complex personal injury, trucking and transportation, insurance, construction defect, premises liability, and other civil litigation matters. He 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 has also been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America for Insurance Law each year since 2013.

Representative Matters

  • Created and maintains decades-long relationships with several national motor carriers for whom he has successfully defended in wrongful death and personal injury litigation throughout Texas
  • Successfully litigated hundreds of first party bad faith insurance claims all across Texas for more than 20 years for both stateside and London insurance companies
  • Partnered with a national equipment rental company for more than a decade, representing them in personal injury, contract, and business disputes

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OVERVIEW

With more than three decades of experience, Les knows how to quickly and efficiently evaluate claims and lawsuits to assist his clients in deciding whether the matter should be resolved early or taken through trial. When trial is necessary, Les has experience in state and federal court, in front of judges and juries, and in appellate courts. Not cowed by plaintiff-friendly venues, Les tried his first jury trial case in Beaumont, Texas and has litigated cases from Orange to El Paso and throughout Texas.

Les understands and maintains long, time-tested partnerships with his clients, giving him a deep understanding of the people, the business model, and the risk appetite for the companies he works closely with. He actively engages his clients in all phases of litigation, ensuring that their needs are addressed with an eye toward their business goals. Les understands that forging the relationship between attorney and client yields the best result in what is often an unpleasant experience.

Les focuses his practice on complex personal injury, trucking and transportation, insurance, construction defect, premises liability, and other civil litigation matters. He 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 has also been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America for Insurance Law each year since 2013.

Representative Matters

  • Created and maintains decades-long relationships with several national motor carriers for whom he has successfully defended in wrongful death and personal injury litigation throughout Texas
  • Successfully litigated hundreds of first party bad faith insurance claims all across Texas for more than 20 years for both stateside and London insurance companies
  • Partnered with a national equipment rental company for more than a decade, representing them in personal injury, contract, and business disputes

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EDUCATION & ADMISSIONS

Education

  • J.D., Texas Tech School of Law, 1990
  • B.B.A., Management, with honors, University of Texas, 1987

Admissions

  • State of Texas, 1990
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • Ducks Unlimited, Member
  • Houston Bar Association, Member
  • Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, Life Member
  • Jefferson County Bar Association, Member
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Texas Surplus Lines Association