Kirk Mathis is a native of Lufkin, Texas. He graduated from Texas A&M University in 1994 earning a B.B.A. in Accounting and from Texas Tech School of Law earning a J.D. in 1998. He went to work for George and Reich Chandler in Lufkin immediately after graduating from law school and has specialized since that time in Plaintiff’s personal injury and commercial litigation. Mr. Mathis has tried numerous cases both in Texas and out of state that have resulted in significant verdicts for his clients (including the largest Texas Tort Claims Act verdict for a Plaintiff in Nacogdoches County, Texas in 1998, the largest personal injury verdict in Jasper County, Texas in 1999, the largest personal injury verdict in Angelina County, Texas in 2001, the largest premises liability verdict in Angelina County, Texas in 2008, and the largest personal injury verdict in San Jacinto County, Texas in 2012).

Areas of Practice

Mathis specializes in cases involving automobile collisions, truck wrecks, medical malpractice, product liability, environmental damage, insurance claims, and premises liability. Mr. Mathis is licensed to practice in Texas as well as Federal Court in the Eastern District of Texas, Western District of Texas, Southern District of Texas, District of Colorado, and the Central District of Illinois.


  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Member
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Member
  • The American Association for Justice, Member
  • The Eastern District Bar Association, Member
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • East Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • The Angelina County Bar Association, Member


  • Eastern District of Texas, Local Rules Committee
  • Eastern District Bar Association, President (2014)
  • Eastern District Bar Association, Board of Directors (Present)
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Directors & Chairman (2005)
  • Lufkin Host Lions Club, President (Present)
  • Lufkin High School Alumni Association, Chairman of the Board of Directors

Honors and Awards

  • Reich Chandler Outstanding Advocate Award from the Texas Trial Lawyers Association (2011)
  • Has been recognized as both a Rising Star and Super Lawyer in Super Lawyer magazine, a Thomson Reuters company
  • AV rated by Martindale Hubbell