Luke Metzler

Van Wey, Metzler & Williams, PLLC
12720 Hillcrest Road Suite 600
Dallas, TX 75230

Since obtaining his law license in 2011, Luke has solely represented injured plaintiffs in complex cases involving medical malpractice, catastrophic personal injury, and products liability. Luke has further developed a specialty niche in birth injury litigation as a result of negligent labor and delivery and neonatal resuscitation causing brain damage, hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, cerebral palsy, and developmental delay.

Luke represents victims of medical negligence and catastrophic injury nationally. Luke’s results speak for themselves, including obtaining the largest medical malpractice verdicts in Texas in 2019, which was also one of the largest in the United States.

My Approach
Luke aggressively pursues cases at the highest level to ensure industry and institutional changes to improve patient and consumer safety. Luke’s clients are like family and always get the attention and dedication they deserve.

My Experience
Luke is a member of the following:

·       State Bar of Texas
·       American Association for Justice - AAJ
·       Texas Trial Lawyers Association - TTLA
·       Dallas Trial Lawyers Association - DTLA

Luke is on the DTLA Board of Directors, TTLA Board of Directors, is the past Chair of the TTLA Advocates, holds many active positions within AAJ, is a past Chair of AAJ Medical Negligence Group, is a past Editor in Chief of AAJ’s Birth Trauma Newsletter, on the TTLA Board of Directors, and Co-Chair of the TTLA Medical Negligence section. Luke has also been published numerous times and presented to national audiences for continuing legal education.

Luke has been named the following:

·      Top 40 under 40 by the National Trial Lawyers since 2015
·      Top 100 by the National Trial Lawyers since 2017
·      Super Lawyers Rising Star since 2017
·      Super Lawyers Up and Coming 100 since 2020

Personal Bio
Luke H. Metzler was born in Newton, Kansas, and graduated from the University of Kansas in 2007, with Bachelor's degrees in Philosophy and Sociology. He obtained his law degree from South Texas College of Law in Houston, Texas in 2011 and earned numerous speaker awards in Mock Trial competitions.

Honors, Awards, Admissions, and Memberships
Honors and Awards
Texas Super Lawyers
Thompson Reuters Rising Star: 2017-Present
Thompson Reuters Up and Coming 100: 2020-Present
D Magazine Top 40 Under 40
National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40: 2015-Present
National Trial Lawyers Top 100: 2017-Present

State Bar of Texas
U.S. District Court
Northern District - Texas
Eastern District - Texas
U.S. Bankruptcy Court

Memberships and Associations
American Association of Justice:  
       Co-Chair: Medical Negligence Group 2021-2022
       Editor Birth Trauma Newsletter 2019-2020
       Member Oversight Committee
AAJ New Lawyers Division:
       Publications Chair: 2015-2016
       Membership Chair: 2016-2017
       Education Chair: 2017-2018
Texas Trial Lawyers Association:
       TTLA Board of Directors: 2017-Present
       Co-Chair: Medical Negligence Group
Dallas Trial Lawyers Association:
       DTLA Member
       Board of Directors Chair: 2016-Present

Published Works
The Damages Caps: “The Most Important Part” of House Bill 4.51 Tex. Tech. L. Rev. 833-840

Lectures & Presentations
Spinal Cord Stimulator Placement Resulting in Spinal Cord Injury - PMA 2016
Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication: The New Frontier in Minimally Invasive Surgery - PMA 2018
Spinal Epidural Abscess Cases - PMA 2019
Developing Standards of Care and Conduct Through Defense Witness Depositions - AAJ Denver 2018
Fixing and Avoiding Common Litigation Missteps - TTLA Austin 2015
Top Ten Approaches to Handling Defense Experts - AAJ Montreal 2017
Institutional Liability and System Failures - State Bar of Texas Advanced Medical Torts 2021 and AAJ Birth Trauma Litigation Group New Orleans 2020
Cross-Examination Strategies: Deposition vs. Trial - AAJ Mastering the Medicine 2021