Van Wey, Metzler & Williams

Luke Metzler

About Luke Metzler

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:

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

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