(713)574-9044
800 Bering Drive, Suite 220
Houston, TX 77057

Charles H. Peckham

 cpeckham@pmlaw-us.com

 

Admitted to Texas Bar, 1992

Born in Farmers Branch, Texas, raised in Dallas and Denton, Texas, Charles Peckham graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1988 with a Bachelor of Journalism degree, and he received his law degree from South Texas College of Law in December,1991.

Charles is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.  Charles is “AV” peer review rated as a preeminent lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell and also rated “Superb” with a rating of 10 by AVVO.  Charles is also a trained mediator.  Charles serves on the State Bar of Texas Pattern Jury Charge Committee for “Business, Consumer, Insurance and Employment” for a three-year term.

Charles has authored legal articles and seminar papers and has spoken at many legal seminars.  He has been featured on many national and local television and radio news broadcasts on his cases and legal issues.  He is proud of the results he has obtained for his clients. Charles concentrates in many areas of litigation including employment, real estate, commercial, maritime and aviation law.

Charles and his wife are actively involved in church at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Houston and other civic activities.  They are the parents of triplets born June 2001 who attended St. Michael Catholic School;   their daughter is admitted to St. Agnes Academy and their boys to Strake Jesuit College Preparatory school.

Charles has acted as an Assistant Scoutmaster for Troop 354 in Houston and as Parent Committee Chair.  One of his sons is on his way to earning the Eagle Scout rank.

 

Education:

 

  • Bachelor Journalism – Public Relations – University of Texas
  • Juris Doctor – South Texas College of Law

 

Bar Admissions:

 

  • Admitted to Texas Bar
  • Admitted to Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit at New Orleans
  • Admitted to Southern District of Texas
  • Admitted to Eastern District of Texas
  • Admitted to Northern District of Texas
  • Admitted to Western District of Texas
  • Admitted to District of North Dakota

 

Work Experience:

 

  • Fleming and Peckham, P.C. – Partner – 1992-1994
  • Mabry & Gibson, L.P. – Associate – 1994-1996
  • Lundy & Davis, L.L.P. – Equity Partner – 1996-2006
  • Wheat, Oppermann & Meeks, P.C. –2007-2008
  • Peckham Martin, PLLC –Partner  2008 to Present

 

Memberships and Awards:

 

  • Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 1999
  • ‘AV’ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Rated 10 – Superb – by AVVO
  • State Bar of Texas Pattern Jury Charge Committee – Business, Consumer, Insurance, Employment (Term July 2015 – June 2017)
  • Voted as one of Houston’s Top Lawyers for the People by H Texas Magazine2008-2016
  • Voted as one of Houston’s Top Lawyers by H Texas Magazine2008-2016 (Employment Law)
  • Secretary (2008-2009), Aviation Law Section, State Bar of Texas
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Houston Bar Association
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • College of the State Bar of Texas (1999, 2004, 2005, 2006)
  • Texas Trial Lawyers’ Association (former – Director – 2012, 2013)
  • San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association
  • Houston Trial Lawyers Association
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association (former)
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association (former)
  • Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association (former)
  • Advanced Aircraft Accident Investigation School, John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences, University of North Dakota, June 2006 (in cooperation with Air Line Pilots’ Association)
  • Aviation Physiology Special ALPA Course and High Altitude Chamber Flight (hypoxia reaction training fulfilling requirements for high altitude physiology under FAR Part 61-31(g)), John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences, University of North Dakota, June 2006
  • Chairman (2000-2001) and two-term member (4 years) of the State Bar of Texas Grievance Committee 4A
  • Chairman of the Houston Young Lawyers Association Public Schools/Public Education Committee (1994-1997)
  • Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation
  • Insurance Agent License – Texas Property and Casualty
  • Former Texas Real Estate Salesperson License
  • 40-Hour Mediation Training, AA White Dispute Resolution Center, University of Houston Law Center, Blakely Advocacy Institute
  • Co-Author “Lawyers and the Media in High Profile Cases: The Press Calls for an Interview, Do I Say ‘No Comment’?” 1998 November/December issue of The Houston Lawyer.
  • “Overview of Title VII”, “EEOC Guidance on Sexual Harassment” “Employee Privacy” and “ADA and Psychiatric Disabilities” at Law for Counselors, Social Workers and Other Helping Professionals, July, 1999.  Co-Author Seminar Paper.
  • “Overview of Title VII”, “EEOC Guidance on Sexual Harassment” “Employee Privacy” and “ADA and Psychiatric Disabilities” at Law for Counselors, Social Workers and Other Helping Professionals, July, 2000.  Co-Author Seminar Paper.
  • “Managing Return-to-Work, Modified or Light Duty and Reassignment Issues” at COEM Conference, December, 2001.
  • “Grievance Committee Ethics” at Houston Bar Association, March, 2002.  Author Seminar Paper.
  • “Family and Medical Leave Act” at COEM Conference, August, 2002
  • “The Law on Texas State Court Depositions – Depositions Before Suit and Depositions You’ve Never Tried Before” at Lorman, September, 2002.  Author Seminar Paper.
  • “The Law on Texas State Court Depositions – Depositions Before Suit and Depositions You’ve Never Tried Before” at Lorman, September, 2003.  Author Seminar Paper.
  • “The Law on Texas State Court Depositions – Depositions Before Suit and Depositions You’ve Never Tried Before” at Lorman, September, 2004.  Author Seminar Paper.
  • “Issues in Employment Law” at Houston Association of Legal Professionals, July, 2004.
  • “How to Pick Apart the Human Resources Expert”, National Employment Lawyer’s Association Annual Conference, Philadelphia, Pa., June 2005.  Author Seminar Paper.
  • “The Law on Texas State Court Depositions – Depositions Before Suit and Depositions You’ve Never Tried Before” at Katy Bar Association, July, 2005.  Author Seminar Paper.
  • “Workers’ Rights in Texas” for Houston Bar Association, November 2008.

 

Pro Hac Vice Admissions:

 

State of Arkansas, Union County

State of Arkansas, Arkansas Supreme Court

State of California, Los Angeles Superior Court

State of Florida, Escambia County

State of Florida, Polk County

State of Illinois, Cook County

State of Louisiana, Calcasieu Parish

State of Louisiana, East Baton Rouge Parish

State of Mississippi, Hinds County

State of Nevada, Washoe County

United States District Court for Eastern District of Arkansas

United States District Court for Central District of California

United States District Court for Middle District of Florida

United States District Court for Northern District of Georgia

United States District Court for Northern District of Illinois

United States District Court for Eastern District of Louisiana

United States District Court for Western District of Louisiana

United States District Court for Western District of Mississippi

United States District Court for District of New Mexico

United States District Court for Southern District of Ohio

United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee