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Alex Brown

Managing Attorney
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Alex Brown:

So my name is Alex Brown. I’m the managing attorney for the business litigation section here at Lanier Law Firm. I graduated from Texas Tech University, and I went to U of H Law School, here in Houston. I’ve been practicing 22 years. I started at a very large law firm, defending large companies in a variety of different business disputes.

I, currently, as head of our section, have the privilege of working with a great team. Matt’s one of our newer lawyers. He’s really bright, a joy to work with. I think that clients trust us, and not just me, but our entire team, because one, of our experience, and, two, our very direct approach to problems and problem solving.

We don’t beat around the bush. We’re not cheerleader lawyers that tell you everything you want to hear. We’ll tell you the good and the bad, and we’ll come up with a plan together, and we’ll pursue that until we get exactly what the client reasonably wants.

Personal Background

Alex J. Brown is the Managing Attorney of the Lanier Law Firm’s Commercial Litigation section. Alex represents companies and individuals in federal and state courts across the country at both the trial and appellate level, and in domestic and international arbitration forums. Before he became a plaintiff’s lawyer, Alex was a partner in the Houston office of one of the oldest and largest law firms in Texas. There, he represented multi-national corporations in complex business disputes involving international project development, partnerships, oil and gas ventures, corporate governance and shareholder’s rights, real estate development, and mass tort litigation.

When he isn’t traveling around the country for firm clients, Alex enjoys spending time with his wife and three children and being outdoors.

Representative Cases

  • Represented The States of Texas, Idaho, Indiana, Mississippi, Louisiana, North Dakota, South Carolina, and South Dakota in a Multi-District Litigation anti-trust case against Google.
  • Represented United States Football League in trademark litigation against Fox Sports in successful case resolution.
  • Represented whistleblowers in federal and state qui tam actions against pharmaceutical companies, defense contractors and pharmacy benefit managers for fraud against state Medicaid programs.
  • Leader of Mark Lanier’s trial team, which tried two medical device cases in 2016 that resulted in a $1 billion jury verdict and a $502 million jury verdict
  • Leader of Mark Lanier’s trial team for the Actos drug trial in 2014 that resulted in a $9 billion jury verdict
  • Member of a trial team that represented a pharmaceutical company in a lawsuit brought by a group of insurance companies
  • Represented large groups of clients in national/multi-district product liability litigation and served on the Talc MDL trial committee
  • A Texas energy company in ICC and ICSID arbitration proceedings against the Federal Government of Nigeria
    Member of the team for a coalition of sugar farmers and producers in their suit against agribusiness conglomerates for false advertising.
  • First chair trial counsel for a national real estate investment trust
  • Represented a class of homeowners in Carteret, New Jersey, whose homes and yards have been contaminated with lead, arsenic, copper and other heavy metals
  • Head of the trial committee of a joint venture organized to pursue environmental litigation on behalf of the State of New Jersey
  • Outside counsel for the State of New Jersey in a lawsuit against various defendants to recover Natural Resource Damages
  • An oil and gas interest owner who was sued under a joint operating agreement
  • A national packaging company for alleged violations of a non-compete agreement
  • Securities traders against a securities trading company
  • A U.S. retailer in a case against a Chinese manufacturer
  • A CEO who was sued by a minority shareholder
  • A creditor’s committee sued for alleged violations of a bankruptcy plan of reorganization
  • A land investor against the organizers of the Circuit of The Americas race track
  • A developer who was sued by his former partner regarding a Lake Travis development project
  • Landowners whose oil and gas properties were damaged by a multi-national oil company
  • A stockbroker who was sued by his clients for mishandling their trading accounts
  • A royalty owner in a lawsuit against the operator of his oil and gas wells
  • The family of an oil rig worker who was killed on a drilling rig
  • A man who lost his leg due to a rifle misfire and a national class of firearm owners who purchased the same model rifle


  • J.D. – University of Houston Law Center, Articles Editor UHLC Journal of International Law
  • Bachelor from Texas Tech University, magna cum laude


  • Best Lawyers 2024 – Commercial Litigation
  • Named a “Texas Rising Star” by Texas Monthly Magazine and Thomson Reuters
  • Recognized as a “Texas Super Lawyer” by Thomson Reuters
  • Named to the Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America
  • Recognized by The Legal 500 – the world’s largest legal referral guide
  • Honored to be selected as American Lawyer‘s list of Top Rated Lawyers for International Law & International Trade.
  • Rated AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell

Community and Professional Activities

  • Member, National Trial Lawyers Top 100
  • Member, College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Member, American Association of Justice
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, International Dispute Resolution Centre
  • Member, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Calf Scramble Committee