Harvey G. Brown, Jr.

Harvey G. Brown, Jr.


The Lanier Law Firm

Recognized since 2006

Houston, Texas

Practice Areas

Appellate Practice

Commercial Litigation

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Harvey Brown joined The Lanier Law Firm in 2019 following distinguished service as a District Judge in Harris County and as a Justice on the First Court of Appeals for the State of Texas. Judge Brown is selected to the list of Best Lawyers in America in the areas of Appellate Law and Commercial Litigation. Before his judicial service he was in private practice for more than 20 years, handling both trials and appeals.

Judge Brown served on the First Court of Appeals bench from 2010-2018. During his tenure, he was named Appellate Judge of the Year by the Association of Civil Trial and Appellate Specialists and Mentor of the Year by the Houston Young Lawyers Association and the Texas Young Lawyers Association. He authored more than 1,000 opinions on the court.

Judge Brown presided over the 152nd District Court in Harris County for more than six years, heard more than 150 jury trials and 200 bench trials, and served as the chair of a panel that administered the diet drug product liability litigation in Harris County.

He is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He is a member of the American Law Institute, the Texas Supreme Court Advisory Committee, the Texas State Bar College, the Texas Center for Legal Ethics, the Garland Walker American Inn of Court, and the Texas Association of Civil Trial and Appellate Specialists. Judge Brown is also a life member of the Texas Bar Foundation and the Houston Bar Foundation.

A native Texan, Judge Brown attended high school in Houston and received his undergraduate degree from The University of Texas, graduating with high honors and as a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Judge Brown earned his law degree from The University of Texas, with honors, and was a member of the Texas Law Review and the Order of Coif.

Location

  • 10940 West Sam Houston Parkway North, Suite 100
    Houston, TX 77064

Education

  • The University of Texas at Austin , J.D., graduated 1981
  • The University of Texas at Austin, B.A., graduated 1978

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, State Bar of Texas

Affiliations

  • American Law Institute - Member
  • Garland Walker American Inn of Court - Member
  • Houston Bar Foundation - Life Member
  • Texas Association of Civil Trial and Appellate Specialists - Member
  • Texas Bar Foundation - Life Member
  • Texas Center for Legal Ethics - Member
  • Texas State Bar College - Member
  • Texas Supreme Court Advisory Committee - Member

Court Admissions

  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Federal Claims
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • United States District & Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Appellate Practice

Special Focus

  • Civil Litigation
  • COVID-19

Awards:

  • Best Lawyers in America, 2006-present
  • Texas Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters, 2003-2005, 2008-2010
  • Appellate Judge of the Year, Association of Civil Trial and Appellate Specialists
  • Mentor of the Year, Houston Young Lawyers Association
  • Mentor of the Year, Texas Young Lawyers Association

Certifications

Board Certified in Personal Injury Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization

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