Alex Brown

Alex J. Brown is the Managing Attorney of the Lanier Law Firm’s Commercial Litigation section. He represents companies and individuals in federal and state courts across the nation at both the trial and appellate level, and in domestic and international arbitration forums.

Prior to joining The Lanier Law Firm, Alex was a partner in the Houston office of one of the oldest and largest law firms in Texas.

He has represented multi-national corporations in complex business disputes involving international project development, partnerships, oil and gas ventures, corporate governance and shareholder’s rights, real estate development, and mass tort litigation.

In addition to his commercial litigation practice at The Lanier Law Firm, Alex used his trial skills in representing large groups of clients in national/multi-district product liability litigation and served on the Talc MDL trial committee.

Alex served on two Pinnacle hip implant trial teams in 2016 that secured newsworthy jury verdicts, and the Actos drug trial in 2014 that resulted in one of the largest verdicts in the nation that year. Alex was recognized for his work on these cases with Mark Lanier by VerdictSearchThe National Law JournalTexas Lawyer and The Legal 500 publication – the world’s largest legal referral guide.

For years, Alex has been selected as a “Texas Rising Star” by Thomson Reuters and as a “Texas Super Lawyer” in 2017 and 2018, as published in Texas Monthly. For nearly a decade, he has 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.”  America Lawyer Media recognized Alex for several years among the Top Rated Lawyers for International Law & International Trade.

Alex is a native Houstonian and 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.

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.

Activities:

Member, National Trial Lawyers Top 100

Member, College of the State Bar of Texas

Member, American Association of Justice

Member, American Bar Association

Member, International Dispute Resolution Centre

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