David E. Brothers

Attorney ♦ Mediator

Two Memorial City Plaza
820 Gessner, Suite 1075
Houston, Texas 77024
T (713) 337-0750
F (713) 337-0760

When a legal matter is entrusted to my care, I take that responsibility very seriously. My clients’ legal concerns are my concerns as well, and I appreciate the opportunity to work together to find appropriate solutions. If it is in my client’s best interests to take a case all the way through trial (or even an appeal), then I have proven for over 25 years that I am ready, willing and able to do so. If the client believes that settlement is more appropriate, then I understand the need to efficiently and economically posture the case in its best possible light and obtain the information needed to properly evaluate the value of the case for purposes of resolution. I enjoy helping my clients meet their goals by listening to their needs and then exceeding their expectations with professional and honorable representation.

 

I continue to represent individuals and businesses in a variety of fields, such as oil and gas, insurance, transportation, construction, entertainment, food industry, professional services, manufacturing, retail, commercial and multi-family property, and many more.

Areas of Concentration

  • Trial and appellate law
  • Commercial and complex litigation
  • Personal Injury litigation
  • Product liability litigation
  • Professional malpractice litigation
  • Construction defect litigation
  • Toxic tort litigation
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution.

Legal Career

CIVIL TRIAL ATTORNEY/MEDIATOR

Brothers Alvarado, P.C. February 2013- Present Shareholder
Brothers, Sepulveda & Alvarado, P.C. February 2009 - January 2013 Shareholder
Bean, Bean & Brothers, L.L.P. Houston, Texas July 2001 - February 2009 Partner
Boswell, Hallmark & Brothers, P.C.. Houston, Texas September 1998 - July 2001 Shareholder
Boswell &, Hallmark P.C.. Houston, Texas July1990 - September 1998 Shareholder
  January - July 1990 Partner
  July 1987 - December 1989

Associate

 

Responsibilities: Lead counsel in over 500 personal injury/property damage lawsuits involving negligence, gross negligence, products liability, premises liability, construction law, professional malpractice, commercial litigation, environmental law, and toxic tort liability, including trial and appellate responsibilities. Mediator of civil disputes, personal injury lawsuits and collections matters.

CRIMINAL PROSECUTOR

Harris County District Attorneys Office, Houston, Texas July 1983 - July 1987 Assistant D.A.

Responsibilities: Handled the prosecution of hundreds of misdemeanor and felony cases. First chair jury trial responsibility in over 30 cases. Supervisory responsibility over numerous junior prosecutors. Handled approximately 25 appeals, including presenting arguments to the appellate courts.

APPELLATE BRIEFING ATTORNEY

Court of Appeals, First Supreme Judicial District September 1982 - July 1983 Civil and Criminal Appeals

Responsibilities: Conducted research and drafted briefs to Justices regarding analysis of legal issues, participated in pre‑oral argument conferences, attended oral arguments, and assisted in drafting opinions.

Education

MEDIATION TRAINING, 2007

  • 40 hours of basic mediation training
    A.A. White Dispute Resolution Center
    University of Houston Law Center

J.D., 1982

Baylor University School of Law, Waco, Texas

  • Semifinalist, Baylor Law School's Annual Moot Court Competition
  • Harvey M. Richey Moot Court Society

B.A., 1981

Baylor University, Waco, Texas

  • Selected for Baylor's pre‑law program which enabled admission to law school after only three years of undergraduate studies.

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas

Professional Memberships

  • Houston Bar Association
  • Fort Bend County Bar Association
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel
  • Texas Restaurant Association

Honors

  • Rated AV7 PreeminentJ by Martindale‑Hubbell7
  • Texas= Top Rated Lawyers, 2012

Presentations and Publications

  • Speaker-The Houston Claims Association's Continuing Education Seminar, February 1996
    Topic: Premises Liability ‑Beyond Slip and Fall
  • Speaker‑Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo's Legal Symposium, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998. and 1999
    Topic: Dram Shop Liability and Liability for the Criminal Acts of Third Parties
  • Speaker‑Texas Association of Fairs and Exhibitions 73rd Annual Convention and Trade Show, January 2000
    Topic: Dram Shop Liability and Liability for the Criminal Acts of Third Parties
  • Author - "Legal Briefs" column for the Texas Restaurant Association's Food & Service magazine for three years