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- Founding Partner of V&B Attorneys
- VB Attorneys
- 6363 Woodway Dr.
Houston, TX 77057
"I would highly recommend Brian and his firm to any injured worker...." - Freddy N., Lufkin, Texas"The settlement [Brian] got for me will take care of me for the rest of my life" Tim M., Austin, Texas
"I was truly grateful to have Mr. Beckcom on my side...." Aaron W., New Mexico
"Thanks to your efforts [my daughter's] college education has been taken care of..." J. Perez, Houston, Texas
"There are only a small number of attorneys who could handle such a complex case as mine, and Brian was at the top of the list...." Steven S., Wales, U.K.
When you contact my firm, my number one goal in the initial consultation is to provide you with immediate answers to your legal questions. In fact, I think you'll find this website is literally packed with information that you will find useful as you are researching your legal options.
I also want to get to know each client I represent, and I want them to get to know me. Let me tell you a little bit about myself.
I am a sixth-generation Texan. My dad was a Lt. Col in the United States Air Force and as a result, I've had the chance to live in a lot of different places, although I presently call Houston, Texas home. Growing up, I lived in Louisiana, New York, Kansas, and Guam. I went to high school in Fort Worth, Texas.
My mom passed away when I was ten years old. In addition to working for the U.S. Military, and later the Fort Worth school district, my dad raised my younger brother and me by himself. He's my hero.
Thanks to my dad, I was able to attend Texas A&M University. My first year at Texas A&M, I walked on the basketball team and earned a spot on the team. After that, I joined the Corps of Cadets. While in the Corps, I was inducted into the oldest student organization in the State of Texas, the Ross Volunteers, which serves as the honor guard for the Governor of Texas. I was also a member of the Corps academic honor society and eventually became the Wing Commander, in charge of the entire Air Force contingent of the Corps of Cadets. I was honored to be one of the few non-contract cadets to be selected to lead the Air Force contingent of the Corps of Cadets. I got a degree in Computer Science from the Texas A&M Engineering College and also took a minor in Philosophy.
I went to law school to help people. I was lucky enough to be accepted to the University of Texas School of Law. While in law school, I was selected to the Texas Law Review and got selected as the Chief Notes Editor. I also tried out and made the Legal Eagles, the law school intramural flag football team, where I played free safety. I also worked as a research assistant for the late Charles Alan Wright.
During law school, I published a law review article that has since been cited by many legal commentators and authorities, as well as the Attorney General of the United States in a brief to the U.S. Supreme Court.
I began my career as a practicing trial attorney at one of the best firm's in the country (in my opinion), Fulbright & Jaworski, L.L.P., inHouston, Texas. At Fulbright, I defended large corporations and insurance companies. After two years at Fulbright, I "switched sides" and began representing families and individualsin complex legal disputes. My goal then, and my goal today, is to provide provide families and individuals with the same level of legal representations that the largest corporations in the world enjoy.
I've been honored by my peers as one of Houston's "Professionals on the Fast Track" by H Texas Magazine and also selected by SuperLawyers as"Rising Star." I've published hundreds of articles, blog posts, and news stories on all aspects of the law.
In 2013, I celebrated my thirtheenth wedding anniversary. I have two boys and one girl.
When I'm not working, I try to spend as much time with my family as I can.
I like to golf and I like to fly fish and I'm an aspiring photographer and videographer. I'm a season ticket holder to Texas A&M football game. Those are my passions. I carry a single-digit handicap (after a few years of hard work and dedication), and I've fly-fished for trout, carp, bass, and perch in freshwater lakes, ponds, and streams, and I've fished for sharks, tarpon, permit, and bonefish using my fly-rod in saltwater locations from Lousiana to Florida. I'd love to actually get a tarpon to the boat one day--I'm not quite there, but maybe some day.
- 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:
- Member, Planning Committee & Invited Speaker on "Seaman" status under the Jones Act, University of Texas Admiralty & Maritime Law Conference, 2005
- Panelist, UT Admiralty & Maritime Law Conference, 2005
- Speaker on Jones Act & Maritime Law, Texas Trial Lawyer’s Association- Port Aransas Seminar
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