Attorney Alex J. Brown

17 Years experience as a Trial Attorney

Alex J. Brown represents large groups of clients in national product liability litigation. He also represents individuals and businesses in federal and state courts across the country at both the trial and appellate level, and in domestic and international arbitration forums.

Before he became a plaintiff’s lawyer, Alex was a partner in the Houston office of one of the oldest and largest law firms in Texas. There, he represented multi-national corporations in complex business disputes involving international project development, partnerships, oil and gas ventures, corporate governance and, real estate development.

Just prior to joining Heard Law Firm, Alex worked closely with legendary trial lawyer, Mark Lanier and served on his trial team for over 4 years. The trials he managed and tried with Lanier include two Pinnacle hip implant trials in 2016 and an Actos drug trial in 2014 that resulted in historic jury verdicts in favor of the plaintiffs. Alex was recognized for his work on these cases by The Legal 500 2016 publication - the world’s largest legal referral guide.

Alex was named to the Texas Rising Star list in 2007, 2009-2014. In 2017 he was selected to the Texas Super Lawyers* list. For nearly a decade, he has also maintained an AV Preeminent® ranking among his peers, which is awarded by Martindale-Hubbell to those attorneys whose peers rank them “at the highest level of professional excellence for their legal knowledge, communication skills and ethical standards.”

Alex is a native Houstonian who is licensed in Texas and New York. He is admitted to practice in the United States District Courts for the Southern, Northern and Eastern District of Texas as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

*Super Lawyers and Rising Star are Thomson Reuters services.

Education

Alex received a bachelor’s degree magna cum laude from Texas Tech University and his law degree from the University of Houston Law Center where he served as an articles editor for the Houston Journal of International Law.

When he isn’t traveling around the country for firm clients, Alex enjoys spending time with his wife and three children and being outdoors.

Memberships

  • College of the State Bar of Texas, Member

  • American Association of Justice, Member

  • American Bar Association – Business Torts Committee, Member

  • American Inns of Court, Member

  • International Dispute Resolution Centre, Member

Alex has represented a wide variety of clients, including:

  • Bellwether plaintiffs in the Pinnacle Metal-on-Metal hip replacement litigation

  • A bellwether plaintiff in the Actos litigation

  • The family of an oil rig worker who was killed on a drilling rig

  • A man who lost his leg due to a rifle misfire

  • The family of a man killed in an airplane crash

  • A Texas energy company in ICC and ICSID arbitration proceedings against the Federal

  • Government of Nigeria

  • A motor cross track sued by an injured rider

  • Securities traders against a securities trading company

  • A U.S. retailer in a case against a Chinese manufacturer

  • A CEO who was sued by a minority shareholder

  • An oil and gas interest owner who was sued under a joint operating agreement

  • A creditor’s committee sued for alleged violations of a bankruptcy plan of reorganization

  • A land investor against the organizers of the Circuit of the Americas race track

  • A developer who was sued by his former partner regarding a Lake Travis development project

  • A national packaging company for alleged violations of a non-compete agreement

  • Landowners whose oil and gas properties were damaged by a multi-national oil company

  • A stockbroker who was sued by his clients for mishandling their trading accounts

  • A national real estate investment trust sued by a retail tenant for millions of dollars

  • A royalty owner in a lawsuit against the operator of his oil and gas wells

Publications/Presentations

  • Arbitration: Is it the right forum for your dispute? – Panel member, CLE program

  • The Anatomy of an International Arbitration – Guest Lecturer, Chevron Corporation

  • Minor Lawsuits can block real estate transactions – Houston Business Journal