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Robert M. Browning

Director and Shareholder, Houston
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1177 West Loop South, 10th Floor
Houston, Texas 77027
P: 713.351.6238
F: 713.629.5027
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Areas of Practice

  • Auto/Trucking
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Defect Litigation
  • Energy/Oilfield Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Maritime Litigation
  • Nonsubscriber Litigation
  • Personal Injury/Wrongful Death Defense
  • Premises Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Liability Defense (including lawyers, accountants, real estate agents, home appraisers, insurance agents, pharmacists, doctors, and other professionals)
  • Transportation

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Mr. Browning has achieved Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating for legal ability and professional ethics, AV Preeminent®, as reflected by the opinions of his peers and members of the judiciary. He has also been named as a Texas Super Lawyer®.

Mr. Browning’s practice focuses on catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death, construction defect, and professional liability cases. He has successfully defended clients at both the trial and appellate level.

After receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree in Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia in 1992, Mr. Browning worked in Washington, D.C. for the Concord Coalition – a non-partisan deficit reduction advocacy organization started by former Senator and presidential candidate Paul Tsongas and former Senator Warren Rudman. He then returned to Texas and earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Houston Law Center. He has lived and worked in Houston since graduating in 1996.

He is licensed to practice in all courts in Texas and is admitted to the United States District Courts for the Southern, Eastern, and Northern Districts of Texas, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits, and the United States Supreme Court.

Mr. Browning is active in Houston Bar Association activities and local politics. He is a Member of the Texas Association of Defense Counsel; Defense Research Institute; and the Houston Bar Association, Fee Dispute Committee; and is a past President of the Eastwood Civic Association. He is a frequent speaker at seminars presented by continuing education providers, corporations and insurance companies.

Education

University of Houston Law Center, J.D., 1996
University of Virginia, B.A., 1992

Professional Experience

Shareholder, Brown Sims, P.C., 2004 to present
Associate/Shareholder, Davis, Oretsky & Guilfoyle, P.C., 1996-2004

Professional Affiliations

Member: State Bar of Texas; American Bar Association; Houston Bar Association; Defense Research Institute; Texas Association of Defense Counsel; Houston Bar Association Attorney Fee Dispute Committee (2001 – present); Professional Liability Underwriting Society; Fellow, Houston Young Lawyers Association; Fellow, Houston Bar Association.

Admissions

State Bar of Texas:
   All state trial and appellate courts
United States Federal District Courts for the:
   Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas
Fifth and Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
Supreme Court of the United States

Awards/Recognition

Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent®
Texas Super Lawyers®
College of the State Bar of Texas
Texas Bar Foundation Fellow
Houston Bar Foundation Life Fellow

Speeches/Articles

Avoiding Malpractice Traps in Litigation presented to the Houston Bar Association
Continuing Legal Education Series, January 2002
Limitations in Legal Malpractice Cases: The Texas Supreme Court Clarifies the
Hughes Rule, TEXAS LAWYER (August 5, 2002), pg. 26;
Why All The Noise About Noisy Withdrawal?: A Post Conference Reflection on an
Aspect of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, 44 S.TEX. L.R. 297 (Winter 2002); and
Editor, Texas Association of Defense Counsel’s bi-annual non-medical Professional Liability newsletter (2000 – present).

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