Founder and President – The Beckham Group
Texans Against High Speed Rail
Blake L. Beckham, co-founder of The Beckham Group, is an accomplished Texas business litigation attorney with one extraordinary and formidable distinction: Beckham has never lost a jury trial. For over 29 years, Beckham’s clients have benefited from his courtroom command and cutting-edge advocacy.
Blake, as a fourth generation Texan, comes from a long line of land-owning entrepreneurs. He has long been a champion of private property rights. Facing the prospect of a private company, Texas Central Partners, backed largely by Japanese interests, attempting to misuse the power of eminent domain to scar the beautiful countryside of Texas, Blake has partnered with Texans Against High Speed Rail to defeat the Bullet Train project. Why should a project that is doomed to financial and operational failure become a tax burden for our citizens?
Beckham developed his instinctive leadership skills early in life while a student at the prestigious and competitive St. Mark’s School of Texas in Dallas, the alma mater to many notable Dallas and national business leaders. At St. Mark’s, Beckham also honed his naturally inquisitive nature, his innate attention to detail, and his overriding sense of integrity — three bedrock qualities on which he builds his life and career.
Beckham earned an undergraduate degree in accounting from Baylor University. After passing the Certified Public Accountant exam, Beckham returned to Baylor, earning a Juris Doctorate in 1986. Beckham is a Dallas business litigation lawyer who has been routinely selected to Texas Super Lawyers© (a company of Reuters) since 2005, and is a fellow of the Texas Bar Association. Compassionate, religious, and Dallas community-minded, Beckham is an active member at Watermark Church. In past church relationships,
Beckham has served in several capacities including Sunday School teacher, committee member, and legal counsel. Beckham serves as legal counsel to the non-profit charitable W. A. Criswell Foundation and donates generously to local charities. On many Thanksgiving days, Beckham has devotedly smoked 75 turkeys and served them to underprivileged Dallas families.
On the home front, Beckham has taken pride in participating in the extracurricular activities of his three children. He has led Indian Guide tribes, Cub Scout troops, and has coached scores of basketball, baseball, and soccer teams. Now that his children are grown, Beckham is devoting his time as Special Litigation Counsel to Texans Against High Speed Rail.