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Brian Beckcom, Board Certified Attorney

Brian Beckcom

Brian Beckcom

  • Founding Partner of VB Attorneys
  • VB Attorneys
  • 6363 Woodway Dr. Suite 400 Houston, TX 77057
  • 713-224-7800

Brian Beckcom is a Board Certified Lawyer who has gained national and international recognition for his work on complex, high profile legal cases.  

Brian has taken on the biggest insurance companies and corporations in the world on behalf of his client -- and won.  Brian has won hundreds of cases against the insurance companies on behalf of his clients.

To list just a few examples of Brian's more notable cases

  • Half the crew of the Maersk Alabama hired Brian to represent them after their ship was attacked by Somali pirates in 2009.  The pirate attack and rescue by Navy Seals was made into a movie called "Captain Phillips" starring Tom Hanks in the role of Captain Phillips.  The movie was a Hollywood blockbuster, and depicted Captain Phillips as a hero, potentially negatively affecting the crewmembers' case.  Brian uncovered evidence showing that the company and captain intentionallytook a shortcut through pirate-infested waters, endangering the entire crew.  Brian's work was featured on national and international media, including ABC News, Nightline, and Good Morning America.  The case settled for confidential amounts.  You can read more at www.TheTruthAboutCaptainPhillips.com.
  • When a logger from East Texas was injured on the job, he and his wife hired Brian to represent them.  Brian obtained a $5,000,000.00 settlements in less than 6 months.  
  • When a young boy lost his mother in a tragic boating accident, the father turned to Brian to represent his son.  Brian negotiated a $5,150,000.00 settlement for the young boy.  
  • When a truck pulled out in front of a motorcyclist on a Saturday morning ride and caused a terrible crash, Brian was hired as his lead lawyer.  Brian obtained a $4,500,000.00 settlement for the motorcyclist.  

Mr. Beckcom's efforts have been featured in national and international news media.

Brian is sixth-generation Texan all he lived all over the world growing up, including Louisiana, New York, Kansas, and the Guam Islands in the Pacific Ocean.   

Brian has published 6 books and hundreds of articles on legal topics, self-improvement, and success strategies, which he freely shares with anyone who can benefit from them.

Brian graduated from the University of Texas School of Law with honors.  During law school, Brian served as the Chief Notes Editor of the Texas Law Review, the starting free safety on the Legal Eagles football team, and was a research assistant for the late Charles Alan Wright. During law school, Brian wrote a law review article that has been cited by many legal experts and authorities, including in a brief by the U.S. to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Brian attended Texas A&M University where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with a minor in Philosophy.  Brian was a varsity letterman on the Texas A&M basketball team, a four-year member of the Corps of Cadets, and a two-year member of the Ross Volunteerrs, an elite organization which serves as the Honor Guard for the Governor of Texas and is the oldest student organization in the State of Texas. 

Personal Information

Brian has been been married since 2000 to Cara Beckcom.  He has three kids, two boys and a girl.  When he is not winning cases for his clients, Brian enjoys coaching his kids sports teams, golfing, photography, and fly fishing.  Brian is a single-digit golfer and has caught trout, carp, bass, perch, tarpon, redfish, sharks, permit, and bonefish on the fly rod.


  • University of Texas School of Law, J.D. with honors
  • Chief Notes Editor, Texas Law Review
  • Texas A&M University, Bachelor of Science, Computer Science, Minor in Philosophy

Professional Honors & Activities:

  • Lead lawyer for half the crew of the Maersk Alabama
  • Texas Super Lawyer & Rising Star 6 straight years
  • Superb AVVO 10/10 rating
  • Author of 9 books on legal issues
  • Author of "Thoughts on Success" book
  • Best of the Best In Admiralty Law 

Presentations & Speeches:

  • Identifying and Handling Jones Act Cases - Texas Trial Lawyers Seminar, 2004
  • Is the Limitation of Liability Defense Sunk? - Texas Lawyer, April 2005
  • The Risky Ride of the 15-Passenger Van - TRIAL Magazine, February 2003
  • Update on the Texas Rules of Civil Appellate Procedure - The South Texas Law Review, Vol. 41 (w/ Reagan Wm. Simpson)
  • Pushing the Limits of the Judicial Power: Tolling State Statutes of Limitations Under 28 U.S.C. § 1367(d) - Texas Law Review, Vol. 77


Brian is one of the most prolific lawyer-authors in the country.  He has published, edited, and authored hundreds of web articles, news items, blog posts, videos, reports, and books  about all aspects of injury and wrongful death law.

Community Activities:

  • Lifetime Member of the Texas A&M Letterman's Association
  • Century Club Member, Texas A&M University
  • Lifetime Member of the Corps of Cadets Association
  • Chapelwood United Methodist Church
  • Lakeside Country Club
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