Resolving Disputes Through Discussion And Negotiation

Paul O. Wickes

Paul O. Wickes

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Paul has a trial and mediation practice. He has earned experience in all facets of trial from preliminary hearings through trial and appeal. He has tried to verdict cases in Dallas, Fort Worth, and Marshall federal courts and the state courts of Dallas, Collin, Tarrant, Denton, Harrison, Rusk, Lubbock, and Harris counties. He has argued cases before the Dallas Court of Appeals, Texas Supreme Court, and federal Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Paul started his legal career with the law firm of Worsham, Forsythe, Sampels & Wooldridge, L.L.P., a venerable Dallas firm started in the 1930's that focused on representation of railroads, utilities, and industrial clients.  When Worsham Forsythe merged with the Hunton & Williams, L.L.P. in 2002, a 100-year-old Virginia-based firm, Paul joined as a litigation partner.  Over the next seven years, Hunton & Williams grew to a firm with 1000 lawyers, 150 of which practiced in Dallas.

In 2009, Paul started his own firm, Wickes Law, PLLC. While he continues to represent large corporate clients, his practice now also includes the representation of individuals and small businesses. He has represented parties on both sides of the docket with generally an equal representation of plaintiffs and defendants over the last decade. He has handled all types of civil litigation from minor slip-and-fall claims for the plaintiff to commercial disputes with more than $50M at stake. The types of cases have included rail transportation and FELA litigation, car wrecks, medical malpractice, premises liability, large commercial and contract disputes , trucking accidents, take or pay disputes, and other significant personal injury claims.

Practice Areas

  • Mediation


  • The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas
    • J.D. - 1993
    • Honors: With Honors
  • The University of Texas
    • B.B.A. - 1990
    • Major: Finance

Bar Admission

  • Texas, 1993
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas

Past Positions

  • Hunton & Williams, L.L.P., Partner, 2001 to 2009
  • Worsham, Forsythe & Wooldridge, L.L.P., 1993 to 2001

Professional Associations

  • Bar Association for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Member
  • Bar Association for the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, Member
  • Dallas Bar Association, Litigation Section, Member, 1993 to Present
  • American Bar Association, Litigation and Intellectual Property Sections, Member, 1993 to Present
  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel, Member, 1998 to Present
  • The Samaritan Inn, a Collin County, Texas homeless shelter, Board Member and General Counsel
  • The State Bar of Texas, 1993 to Present

Current Employment Position

  • Attorney