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Charles H. Peckham

Attorney / Partner
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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 third 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 in June 2001 who attended St. Michael Catholic School, St. Agnes Academy, and Strake Jesuit College Preparatory school. All three are presently attending Texas A&M University in College Station.

Charles has acted as an Assistant Scoutmaster for Boy Scouts of America Troop 354 in Houston and as Parent Committee Chair. One of his sons is an Eagle Scout.

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 & 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 (Terms July 2014 – June 2017; July 2017 – June 2020, July 2020 - June 2023)
  • Voted as one of Houston’s Top Lawyers for the People by H Texas Magazine, 2008-2017
  • Voted as one of Houston’s Top Lawyers by H Texas Magazine, 2008-2018 (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, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)
  • 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.
  • The Process of the State Bar of Texas Jury Charge Committee – 2015 – Houston Employment Lawyers Association
  • Hot Topics in Employment Law: Non-Competition, Anti-SLAPP, Trade Secrets” for Houston Bar Association, Nov. 2018
  • Various Client Presentations on Employment Law Topics

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

Alternate Dispute Resolution Organizations:

  • Credentialed Advanced Mediator – Texas Mediator Credentialing Association
  • Texas Association of Mediators
  • Austin Association of Mediators
  • Texas Mediation Trainers Roundtable
  • Texas Association of Attorney Mediators

Member of Both Employee and Management Associations:

  • National Employment Lawyers’ Association
  • Houston Chapter – National Employment Lawyers’ Association
  • SHRM – Society for Human Resource Management