An honors graduate of the University of Texas School of Law, Brian Beckcom also has degrees in Computer Science and Philosophy from Texas A&M University. He is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and has gained national and international recognition for his work on complex, high profile legal cases. One in particular, the Captain Phillips case made world headlines and influenced a Hollywood Blockbuster starring Tom Hanks. He has been featured on news segments on Good Morning America and Nightline and has taken on some of the largest corporations to ensure justice was reached for his clients and their families.
Now let’s dig a bit deeper into the life of one of the founding partners of VB Attorneys.
1.What led you to a career in the legal field?
My mom died when I was 10 after five years of suffering needlessly as the result of a reckless and negligent doctor. My dad raised my brother and I himself as a single father after my mom died. He hired a lawyer to represent us after the doctor killed my mom and I saw firsthand how the legal system can change people’s lives and make our community safer.
2. What has been your most memorable case and why?
I’ve had too many memorable cases to pick just one. I’ve had some cases that resulted in millions and millions of dollars going into my client’s pockets from the insurance companies and reckless corporations, and also smaller cases, and everything in between. My favorite thing about my law practice is that I get to meet so many different kinds of people and learn so many new things. I have clients who have become lifelong friends.
3. How do you like to spend time outside of work (hobbies, etc.)?
Outside of work I am almost always with my kids at sporting events (my kids are 15, 13, and 10). If I’m not at a youth sporting event, then I’m fly fishing, golfing, exercising, meditating, reading, playing with my dog Louie, or writing…
4. What advice do you have for those who are injured and are trying to find the right lawyer for their case?
Hire us! I’m joking (kind of). In all seriousness though, just like in any profession or job, there are a lot of bad lawyers out there, and there are some very good lawyers, and a small number of great lawyers. We seek to be great lawyers, and I think our track record shows we’ve achieved greatness for our clients. My main piece of advice for people seeking a lawyer is to understand that all lawyers and law firms aren’t created equal. Some are better than others. Some are waaaaaaaay better than others. So do your research and don’t hire some lawyer just because they have a fancy website or TV ad, or your Uncle recommended the lawyer. Do your own research, and in particular look at the track record and what clients say because that’s what matters the most.