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Brophy & Devaney, PLLC

Joseph F. Brophy embraces his reputations for his zealous representation of his clients and is passionate about learning their businesses and problems and ensuring that their rights are protected and their interests are maximized, whether by way of litigation or transaction.

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June 15, 2020 08:00 AM

Brophy & Devaney, PLLC, is recognized as one of Texas’s leading civil litigation boutiques and business law firms.

“From small contract disputes to bet-the-company cases, we are prepared to handle any business dispute,” Brophy says. “We have broad experience on both sides of the docket, which allows us to better assess the strengths and weaknesses of our case and those of our opponents.”

Brophy leads a broad-based business practice, including both transactional and litigation work. “Our reach extends coast to coast, from the proverbial boardroom to the courtroom,” he says.

Brophy has had the privilege of practicing with several great lawyers over the last 27 years. That experience has resulted in Brophy handling a wide array of clientele, largely in Texas, but across the country and internationally, as well.

The firm’s clientele includes individuals, small businesses and large businesses and have included former senior government officials from the Defense Department, National Intelligence and Security Agencies, law professors, local and national businesses of all types, an owner of an NFL franchise, real estate firms, law firms, medical businesses and doctors, insurance companies, IT companies, construction companies, franchisors and franchisees, business executives and owners of all types. Joe is also asked to assist from time to time with high net worth divorces.

"From small contract disputes to bet-the-company cases, we are prepared to handle any business dispute."

“I truly have had a challenging but extremely interesting career, from representing billionaires, large companies to start-ups, and individuals struggling to survive. I take no client for granted. I did not come from a silk stocking or blue-blood background, far from it. My grandfather, an Irish Immigrant escaping British rule and the early 20th century troubles in Ireland, became a prominent union leader in New York City, and my father put himself through college after the United States Marine Corps. Like my father, I went to work early with a newspaper route and lawn mowing service. I worked my way through high school, college, and law school, largely covering the cost of same. My sisters, brothers, and I were taught to earn what we get and treat others regardless of their station in life with respect. We were fortunate that our parents placed a great value on education and starting with a Jesuit Preparatory education, my siblings and I have prospered from a strong foundation.”

Brophy has been selected multiple times for inclusion in Princeton Global Networks’ Top 100 Lawyers in America, The Best Lawyers in America© in Commercial Litigation from 2013 to 2020, and America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators. He has been featured on multiple covers of Best Lawyers, Texas Best Lawyers (2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019), Austin and San Antonio editions and has been featured on multiple prior occasions in Texas’ Best Lawyers as published in various periodicals in Texas, including the Houston Chronicle, Dallas Morning News, San Antonio Express-News, the Wall Street Journal, and various other publications. Joe has been recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer, as well.

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