Representing a wide range of clients from individuals and small businesses to international insurers and Fortune 100 companies, our attorneys have extensive trial experience in a variety of practice areas. We have successfully represented clients before both federal and state district and appellate courts throughout the country, including the United States Supreme Court.
Brackett & Ellis is recognized as a Top Ranked Law Firm by Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review, signifying that over 50% of our attorneys hold an AV Preeminent Peer Review rating by Martindale-Hubbell, its highest designation for ethical standards and legal ability.
Our attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in a number of regional and national publications for achieving a high degree of professional achievement in commercial, insurance, intellectual property, employment and personal injury litigation.
- Here is a representative sample of our work:
- Brief for General Electric in MGE UPS Systems, Inc. v. GE Consumer and Industrial, Inc., 612 F.3d 760 (5th Cir. 2010) (successfully defended General Electric in a $100 million Digital Millennium Copyright Act, copyright infringement, and misappropriation of trade secrets case involving commercial software for sophisticated business equipment)
- Brief for Weaver and Tidwell in Weaver and Tidwell, LLP v. The Guaranty Company of North America, No. 05-12-00750-CV (Tex. App.—Dallas, 2014, no pet.) (successfully defended major accounting firm in a $2 million professional negligence case)
- Brief for Appellant in Sands v. Estate of Buy, 150 S.W.3d 684 (Tex. App.—Fort Worth 2005, no pet.) (obtained reversal of temporary restraining order based on misappropriation of trade secrets)
- Brief for Appellee in Arkoma Basin Project, L.P. v. West Fork Energy Co., LLC, et al., 2010 WL 2711086 (5th Cir. 2010) (obtained and defended on appeal a take nothing judgment in a multi-million dollar securities fraud and breach of contract case involving the oil and gas industry)
- Brief for Appellee in FWT, Inc. v. Haskin Wallace Mason Property Mgmt., LLP., 301 S.W.3d 787 (Tex. App.—Fort Worth 2009, pet. denied) (Texas Court of Appeals affirmed trial court’s summary judgment that property owner’s right of first refusal was extinguished)
- Cleveland, J. and Harrell, A., “Is Texas Becoming a Lodestar State? A Practitioner’s Guide to Recovering Attorneys’ Fees Under the Lodestar Method,” Texas Bar Journal (October 2012), republished Journal of Consumer & Commercial Law, University of Houston Law Center (Spring 2013)