Who We Are

The law firm of Garrett, Letbetter & Payne has been fighting for injured railroad workers and their families for almost 50 years.

Tommy R. Letbetter joined Max Garrett right out of law school in 1964. George Payne joined Tommy and Max in 1970 right out of law school after working as a briefing attorney for the 14th Court of Appeals in Houston.  Tommy has 170 jury verdicts with 74 verdicts coming against railroads in F.E.L.A. cases. After many years of faithful service to our clients, our friend and mentor, Max, is deceased.

Tommy and George PERSONALLY handle all of the case interviews, consultations, investigations, supervision, pleadings, discovery, depositions and trials for every case they take. They do not hire paralegals, assistants or lawyers unfamiliar with railroads and railroad work to do the work that experienced F.E.L.A. attorneys are trained to do. They do not seek cases involving the representation of large numbers of clients whose damages and injuries should be fully and fairly evaluated on an individual case basis.  They are committed to each client as an individual who deserves individual representation.

Tommy was one of the first lawyers elected to the Houston chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates. Members of that organization are selected from experienced and well respected plaintiff’s and defense trial lawyers.

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