Brian Hail is one of the region’s most well-regarded trial attorneys, and he represents a multitude of clients in high-stakes business disputes, fiduciary and fraud claims, employment-related claims, and other complex commercial litigation.
Brian is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and has nearly three decades of courtroom experience handling complex commercial litigation. Brian’s trial record includes 25+ multi-million-dollar judgments, verdicts or settlements on behalf of plaintiffs, primarily in the state and federal courts of Texas. Brian works on both sides of the docket and is known for his work with alternative fee arrangements, including significant work with contingency fees.
The vast majority of his experience has been in trial courts, helping clients resolve issues involving:
- Business disputes – fraud and breach of fiduciary duties and contentious fights between partners in business deals, minority interest holders, clients owed a fiduciary duty, and contractual issues
- Employment claims – issues involving non-competes, departing-employee issues, Title VII issues, and claims of trade secret misappropriation
- Securities and shareholder litigation – class action certification and defense, 10b(5) fraud and fraudulent misrepresentation, officer/director representation, and prosecution and defense of shareholder derivative suits
- Bankruptcy Litigation – hired by bankruptcy trustees to pursue claims on behalf of the bankruptcy trust against third parties such as fraudulent transfers
Brian also handles litigation and arbitration involving broker disputes, as well as wrongful death, catastrophic personal injury and defamation claims.
“I am known for being effective on my feet – in depositions, with juries and in the courtroom. Many litigators don’t have a track record of standing in front of a jury and trying a case.” Believing it’s best for his clients, Brian often takes cases on a contingency fee basis, along with other alternative fee arrangements that share the risks and the rewards of going to trial. Brian adds, “I am always interested in aligning our approach with our client’s goals.”