Harvey Brown

Of Counsel

Harvey Brown serves as Of Counsel for The Lanier Law Firm out of the Houston office. Judge Brown joined The Lanier Law Firm in 2019 following distinguished service as a District Judge in Harris County (1995-2002) and as a Justice on the First Court of Appeals for the State of Texas (2010 – 2018). While on the appellate court, Judge Brown also served on the Texas State Multidistrict Litigation Panel and authored more than1,000 opinions.

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10940 W. Sam Houston Pkwy N
Suite 100
Houston, TX 77064

(713) 659-5200

Personal Background

Before his judicial service he was in private practice for more than 20 years, handling both trials and appeals. He was also appointed as a special master in a case and also frequently retained as an arbitrator and mediator. Judge Brown is also an award-winning author, having authored six law review articles.

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Representative Cases

During his almost seven years as a trial judge, Judge Brown 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 also served on the Multi-District Litigation Panel for four years.

As a member of the Lanier Issues and Appeals Team, he was a lead member of the team that successfully wrote the briefs in the appellate courts, including the United States Supreme Court, that rejected Johnson & Johnson’s efforts to overturn a $2.1 billion award to a group of women who developed ovarian cancer after exposure to its talcum powder products. He also assumed a lead in preparing a Vioxx case for the State of Utah for trial, won an appeal in the Fifth Circuit following the dismissal of three claims in an MDL proceeding, has won a number of pre-trial motions, and has attended two trials as a trial/appellate advisor. He also has served as a mock trial judge and moot appellate judge in a number of cases, along with serving as an arbitrator and mediator.


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10940 W. Sam Houston Pkwy N
Suite 100
Houston, TX 77064

(713) 659-5200