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Meet Erskine & McMahon LLC

Serving the Injured for Over 100 Years

If you were recently injured and you are in need of a fierce legal advocate to fight for your rights, call on Erskine & McMahon, LLP. Our Longview personal injury lawyers can do everything in their power to secure you a favorable outcome.

We have been serving the rights of East Texans for over 100 years. To get maximum compensation, you need a skilled and passionate attorney who does not shy away from a challenge. At our firm, we are fully dedicated to your success. Your initial consultation is free, and we do not require that you pay legal fees unless we win your case.

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    Blake C Erskine A Board Certified Personal Injury Trial Lawyer

    Blake C. Erskine has dedicated his law practice to seeking justice for those who have been injured and has vigorously worked to improve the lives of those unfortunate enough to have been victims of someone else’s negligence.


    • University of Texas at Austin, BA degree, 1967
    • Baylor Law School, JD, cum laude, 1969

    Bar Admissions

    • Texas, 1969
    • Texas Supreme Court, 1969
    • United States Supreme Court, 1985
    • All four U.S. District Courts in Texas
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
    • Admitted to practice on individual cases in New York, Illinois, Tennessee, and Oklahoma

    Memberships & Professional Associations

    • Alpha Chi, Member
    • Baylor Law Review, Editorial Board (1968 - 1969)
    • Gregg County Bar Association, Member
    • Northeast Texas Bar Association, Member
    • American Bar Association, Member
    • East Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Member
    • Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Member
    • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Sustaining Member
    • College of the State Bar of Texas, Member
    • Roscoe Pound Foundation, Fellow
    • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Member

    Awards & Honors

    • Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization
      • Area of Personal Injury Trial Law
    • National Board of Trial Advocacy, Certified as a Civil Trial Advocate and Civil Pretrial Practice Advocate
    • Super Lawyers Award (2006 – Present)
    • Million-Dollar Advocates Forum, Member

    "As a personal injury lawyer who primarily represents hurt victims I most often oppose insurance companies and large corporations. Invariably those companies do not have my client’s best interests at heart. I take the position that insurance companies must pay what they were paid to pay and corporations must be held accountable when they hurt my client."

    Serving Clients in Texas

    Blake graduated at the end of July 2010 from the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College (TLC) in Dubois, Wyoming. TLC consists of an intensive three-week curriculum that began in 1994 and has graduated classes of selected trial lawyers from across the United States.

    He has sponsored, and held various Board of Directors leadership positions in worthy civic organizations and community service programs, including Longview Hospice, Longview Boys' Baseball, and East Texas Hope Center.

    Call (903) 500-2490 now to schedule a consultation with our Longview personal injury lawyer.

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    Mark P McMahon Longview Personal Injury Attorney

    Mark P. McMahon grew up in Henderson, Texas, and graduated from Henderson High School. After receiving his BBA from the University of Texas at Austin in 1974 and a JD in 1976 from St. Mary's University of San Antonio, Mark was licensed to practice in Texas in 1977.

    While at St. Mary's Law School, Longview personal injury lawyer Mark was a member of the Phi Delta Phi Honorary Legal Fraternity and was Associate Editor of St. Mary's Law Journal (1975-1976). After graduating, he served as Staff Counsel, Judiciary Committee, Texas House of Representatives (1977); and as Briefing Attorney, Sixth Court of Civil Appeals, Texarkana, Texas (1977-1978).

    Dedicated to Serving Clients

    He has practiced in state and federal courts since 1977 and received his license to practice before the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas in 1979; the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in 1980; the U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas in 1983; and the United States Supreme Court 1984.

    Mark has been a member of the State Bar of Texas since 1977 and is a long-standing member of the Gregg County Bar Association, Northeast Texas Bar Association, and East Texas Trial Lawyers Association, (V.P., 1989-1991; President, 1991-1993), Texas Trial Lawyers Association (V.P. Communications; Director), and the American Association of Justice.

    About Attorney McMahon

    He is a member of the College of the State Bar of Texas, and is a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation and of the Roscoe Pound Foundation. Mark is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). Mark is certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in the area of Personal Injury Trial Law.

    Call (903) 500-2490 now to schedule a consultation with our Longview personal injury lawyer.

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    Chad F Newman Longview Personal Injury Attorney

    Longview personal injury lawyer Chad F. Newman grew up in Wichita Falls, Texas and graduated from S.H. Rider High School. Following graduation, Chad put his education on hold to serve as a full-time missionary for two years in and around Lisbon, Portugal, learning to speak both Portuguese and Spanish. Following his missionary service, Chad attended Midwestern State University, graduating magna cum laude with his BA degree in 2003, and was a member of the Alpha Chi National Honor Society.

    Academic Achievements

    Chad graduated in 2009 from Baylor Law School, and was licensed to practice in 2009. While at Baylor, Chad competed as a member of the Lone Star and American Association of Justice Mock Trial teams and became a member of the Order of Barristers for his performance as a moot court competitor.

    Chad has also received his license to practice before the U. S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas. Chad is a member of the State Bar of Texas, Gregg County Bar Association and Texas Trial Lawyers Association. In August 2012, Chad graduated from the exclusive Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College at Thunderhead Ranch in Dubois, Wyoming.

    Call (903) 500-2490 now to get in touch with a Longview personal injury attorney.

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    Rory C Dukes Longview Personal Injury Attorney

    Rory C. Dukes grew up in Kilgore, Texas, and graduated from Kilgore High School in 1977. After receiving his BA in 1982 and his M.Ed. in 1983 from Austin College in Sherman, Texas, Rory taught and coached for 4 ½ years before entering Baylor Law School in the fall of 1986.

    Rory graduated from Baylor Law School in 1989 and received his license to practice that same year. Following graduation from Baylor Law School, Rory practiced in Tyler, Texas for 28 years before joining Erskine & McMahon in March 2017. Rory has been a member of the State Bar of Texas since 1989 and is licensed to practice in state and federal courts.

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