An Aggressive, Experienced And Compassionate Injury Advocate

Paul O. Wickes


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Personal Injury

  • Personal Injury


Paul has a trial practice, primarily conducted in the federal courts of the Eastern and Northern Districts of Texas and the Dallas courts.  He has earned experience in all facets of trial from preliminary hearings through trial and appeal.

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 left the international firm of Hunton & Williams to start his own firm, Wickes Law, PLLC.  He continues to represent the same institutional clients.  His practice has focused and continues to focus on rail transportation litigation, general commercial litigation, railroad grade crossing suits, FELA claims, Trucking claims, intellectual property suits, and defense of significant personal injury claims.


  • 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