S. Rafe Foreman

Top rated criminal defense attorney in Lubbock, Texas

Hutchison & Foreman, PLLC
S. Rafe Foreman
Hutchison & Foreman, PLLC

Practice Areas: Criminal defense, Employment & labor, Personal injury view more

Licensed in Texas since: 1988

Education: Texas Tech University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2011, 2022
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Hutchison & Foreman, PLLC

1312 Texas Ave
Suite 101
Lubbock, TX 79401 Visit website


S. Rafe Foreman is an attorney at Hutchison & Foreman PLLC in Lubbock, Texas, where he concentrates his practice on personal injury, medical malpractice, criminal defense and employment law. He has over 33 years of legal experience serving clients in Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma. 

Known for his considerable trial experience, Mr. Foreman provides strong and committed representation to each client. Over the course of his legal career, he has litigated cases throughout the country and served as an expert witness in various cases, including a consulting expert witness in the United Kingdom for the Queen’s Constabulary of Investigation. 

Dedicated to the training and education of other attorneys, Mr. Foreman is a former member of the staff and the board of the renowned Trial Lawyers College. He has been honored for his various accomplishments by Lawdragon, which included him on its “Top 500 Lawyers” list in 2007 and Fort Worth magazine, which awarded him the “Tarrant County Outstanding Lawyer” award in 2005.

Mr. Foreman graduated cum laude from Texas A&M University with a bachelor’s degree in agricultural education. He went on to earn his law degree from Texas Tech University School of Law. He was involved in many extracurricular activities during both undergraduate and law school and the recipient of numerous honors and awards.

Additionally, Mr. Foreman has studied psychology at Fielding Graduate University and trained in psychodrama at Bridging Harts Institute & Psychotherapy and the National Psychodrama Training Center. He is also certified in mediation and arbitration. He is licensed to practice law in Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Missouri, several federal courts, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th and 10th circuits and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Practice areas

Criminal defense, Employment & labor: employee, Personal injury - general: plaintiff, Criminal defense: white collar, Personal injury - medical malpractice: plaintiff
  • 20% Criminal defense
  • 30% Employment & labor: employee
  • 30% Personal injury - general: plaintiff
  • 10% Criminal defense: white collar
  • 10% Personal injury - medical malpractice: plaintiff

First Admitted: 1988, Texas

Professional Webpage: https://fightsforright.com/attorneys/rafe-foreman/

  • Regional Co-Chairman 1988 Regional Client Counseling Competition, Texas Tech University School of Law
  • Stetson School of Law , Lifetime Achievement Award , Educating Advocacy Teachers Stetson School of Law, 2021
  • Student Bar Association, Texas Tech University School of Law
  • Mock Trial Team, Texas Tech University School of Law
  • Advanced Client Counseling Competition, Texas Tech University School of Law
  • Quarter Finalist (3 semesters) Advanced Mock Trial Competition, Texas Tech University School of Law
  • Best Oralist (8 rounds) Advanced Mock Trial Competition, Texas Tech University School of Law
  • Moot Court Championship Team, Oralist, Texas Tech University School of Law
  • Texas Super Lawyer, Texas Monthly, 2005 - 2007
  • Tarrant County Outstanding Lawyer Award, Fort Worth City Magazine, 2005
  • Law Dragon Top 500 Lawyers, Law Dragon, 2007
Educational Background:
  • Texas A&M University, B.S. (cum laude) – Agricultural Education – May 1985, Dean’s List – 4 semesters, Distinguished Student in Academics – 6 semesters, President’s Academic List – 4.0 with 23 hours, Alpha Zeta – Agricultural Honor Society, Who’s Who Among American Universities and Colleges, Student Government, Ghost Speech Writer – Chancellor Arthur Hansen – TAMU, Buck Weirus Spirit Award
  • Fielding University, Masters courses in psychology (4.0 GPA) – 2007
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • 1994-Board Certified – Criminal Law – Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Missouri, July 16, 2014, Bar #66811
  • Oklahoma, September 8, 1997 – Bar #17735
  • New Mexico, April 29, 1989 – Bar #4161
  • Texas, December 16, 1988 – Bar #7255200
  • All Federal District Courts in the State of Colorado
  • All Federal Courts in the State of New Mexico
  • Western District of Oklahoma
  • Western District of Missouri
  • Northern, Western, Eastern & Southern Districts of Texas
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth & Tenth Circuits
  • Staff member - Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyer's College, 2003
  • Board of Directors - Trail Lawyers College, 2004
  • Warrior Board member - Trail Lawyers College; President 2005-07, Past President 2007-2009
  • Eves v. Carrier $4 million verdict Federal Court Dallas Mott v. Tesmec o, 2021
  • Mott v. Tesmec USA over $1 million verdict Tarrant County, Texas, 2022
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • A lecture exploring qualified immunity., Goldman Lecture Series Lecturer , Qualified Immunity: A Legal Fiction That Has Outlived Utility, Ohio Northern School of Law, Law, 2022
Industry Groups:
  • Civil Rights
  • Employment Litigation

Office location for S. Rafe Foreman

1312 Texas Ave
Suite 101
Lubbock, TX 79401

Phone: 866-843-4699


7 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2011, 2022

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