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From the outset of his legal career, Chad has been a trial lawyer. After spending his first year of practice with a well-known defense firm in Houston, Chad joined a distinguished law firm that was founded in Texas in 1935.  Made a partner of this firm in 2008, Chad handled his clients’ legal matters with proficiency and integrity.

Chad has represented Fortune 500 and Fortune 50 companies, while at the same time handling matters for individuals and small businesses.  Through The Gerke Law Firm, Chad is committed to providing Texas residents with the best legal services available.


Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 25%
    5 years
  2. Commercial Real Estate: 20%
    5 years
  3. Litigation: 20%
  4. Estate Planning: 15%
    5 years
  5. Other: 20%
  6. More 


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Bradford Gilbert Leigh

    I would recommend Mr. Gerke to anyone looking for a solid personal injury lawyer. I have known him since law school and he is a tireless worker who is committed to winning.


    Bradford Leigh Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Rodney Allen Townsend Jr.

    I have known Chad for over 15 years and have found him to be an honest man and an excellent attorney that fights zealously for his clients, leaving no stone unturned. Chad Gerke is on the short list of attorneys that I would call if I needed representation. I give him my full endorsement.


    Rodney Townsend Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

The Gerke Law Firm, PLLC - Brenham Office

2000 South Market St.
Suite 300
Brenham, TX, 77833

The Gerke Law Firm, PLLC - Fort Bend County Office

5777 Sienna Parkway
Suite 400
Missouri City, TX, 77459



TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200007/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top LawyersHoustonia Magazine2014
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Top LawyersHoustonia Magazine2013
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
MemberCollege of the State Bar of Texas2013
Superb RatingAvvo2013
MemberCollege of the State Bar of Texas2012
Superb RatingAvvo2012
MemberCollege of the State Bar of Texas2011
Superlawyer - Rising StarTexas Monthly Magazine2011
Rising StarTexas Monthly Magazine2010
Rising StarTexas Monthly Magazine2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
FounderThe Gerke Law Firm, PLLC2012 - Present
PartnerStrong, Pipkin, Bissell & Ledyard2001 - 2012
AssociateTucker, Hendryx, Taunton, Snyder & Slade2000 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
Fort Bend County Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Houston Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2012 - Present
Texas Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2012 - Present
Fort Bend County Chamber of CommerceN/A2012 - Present
Washington County Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Fort Bend Lawyers Care Org.Member2008 - Present
United States District Court for the Eastern District of TexasMember2002 - Present
United States District Court for the Southern District of TexasN/A2001 - Present
State Bar of TexasN/A2000 - Present
Houston Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Defense Research InstituteMemberN/A
Texas Association of Defense CounselMemberN/A
Houston Young Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Houston Trial Lawyers AssociationDirector2014 - 2015
Washington County Bar AssociationPresident2013 - 2013
Fort Bend County Leadership ForumMember2013 - 2014
Leadership Washington CountyN/A2012 - 2013
Houston Bar Association, Speakers' BurerauMember2005 - 2012
Young Lawyer Committee - TADCOfficer2002 - 2007
Publication nameTitleDate
State Bar of TexasUpdate on Getting Social Media Info into Evidence with Ethical Considerations2012
Washington County Chamber of CommerceKnock, Knock ... It's OSHA ... What to expect in an OSHA Investigation2012
Texas Association of Defense Counsel"Social Media and The Internet:Friend or Foe?"2010
Texas Association of Defense CounselThe New Texas Offer of Settlement vs. The Federal Offer of Judgement2004
Texas Association of Defense CounselThe Joint Defense ... or How to Keep all of the Defendants from Shooting One Another2002
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
South Texas College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
Texas A&M UniversityGraduate Study in Food Science & NutritionN/A1997
Texas A&M UniversityBiochemistry & GeneticsOther - Bachelors1996
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
State Bar of Texas, Annual MeetingUse of Social Media in Litigation (and Evidentiary Issues)2013
Moderator of Judicial PanelWashington County Courthouse - Do's & Don'ts2013
MeetingEstate Planning 101 - Wills, Trusts & Probate2013
Federal Law Conference"Social Media and the Internet: How to Use in Your Litigation Practice"2013
Texas Association of Defense Counsel Trial AcademyCo-Chair of Trial Academy2012
Soaking Up Some CLE"How to Get Social Media Information Into Evidence or How to Authenticate a Tweet,”2011
CLESocial Media and the Law2011
Federal Bar Association, Southern District of Texas and Hidalgo County Bar Association"Social Networking Sites: What You Don't Know Might Hurt You…Or Maybe Just Not Help You,"2010
TADC Fall Meeting"Head 'em Off at the Pass: What to do When OSHA Comes Callin' - OSHA Jobsite Investigations”2007
Speaker's BureauJury ServiceN/A