Frank A. Piazza

Attorney

 

Two Memorial City Plaza
820 Gessner, Suite 1075
Houston, Texas 77024
T (713) 337-0750
F (713) 337-0760
fpiazza@brothers-law.com

Since 2002, Frank Piazza has been trial counsel for private and public corporations in various industries. After graduating law school, he chose the fastest path to the courtroom … by prosecuting cases for plaintiffs. Although many lawyers rarely go to court, he tried his first lawsuit within his first year of practice. Frank has taken cases to trial for plaintiffs as well as for defendants. His trial experience, gained from both sides of the bar, helps achieve the advantage in the early stages of litigation, and keep it through verdict. From the inception of a lawsuit, he methodically develops a litigation strategy with the client and maintains a course of action to prepare the case for trial by jury. This strong work ethic and attention to detail not only results in a more favorable position at trial, it frequently results in a favorable settlement thereby sparing the client litigation costs.

Frank’s business background is rooted in the restaurant business. His family, going back several generations to his great-grandfather, has always been in the restaurant business. He grew up in the business, and claims to have “literally started by washing dishes,” and then worked his way up through the kitchen and to management. Frank received a B.B.A. in Operations Management from Loyola University of Chicago in 1997. Interestingly enough, now in his legal practice, he has represented many restaurants and food service establishments.

The majority of his practice involves representing clients at various hearings, legal proceedings, and mediations in the Federal and State District Courts throughout Texas. Corporate clients from various industries, including industries in the construction (industrial, commercial and residential), manufacturing/distribution, transportation, hospitality, and oil & gas drilling and exploration businesses call upon Frank’s legal counsel. Drawing upon his business background, communications skills, and legal education, Frank works with his clients to effectively accomplish their goals, whether the task involves transactional work, resolving disputed issues between multiple parties, negotiating a settlement, preempt litigation, or trying a lawsuit to a jury.

He attributes much of his success to a strategic mind-set, analyzation and communications skills, and quite simply just good judgment and business sense. But most importantly, Frank attributes his success to his family and friends. When not working, Frank enjoys spending time with his wife and children. For sport, he competes in Ironman 5i50 and 70.3 triathlons, and hopes one day to qualify for the 140.6 World Championship in Kona, Hawaii.

Whether as plaintiff’s counsel fostering a million dollar settlement, or as defense counsel protecting public and private corporations, Frank is recognized by the Texas Super Lawyers magazine as a “Rising Star.

“We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness…” The Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776.

Areas of Concentration

  • Litigation
  • Catastrophic Personal Injury
  • Product Liability
  • Premises Liability
  • Employer Liability
  • Construction Negligence
  • Breach of Contract
  • Corporate Compliance
  • Statutory and Constitutional Liens
  • Transactional Document/Contract Drafting and Review

Legal Career

Brothers Alvarado, P.C., Houston, TX 2013 to Present
Galloway, Johnson, Tompkins, Burr & Smith, Houston, TX 2011 to 2013
Brothers, Sepulveda & Alvarado, P.C., Houston, TX 2009 to 2011
Bean, Bean & Brothers, L.L.P., Houston, TX 2004 to 2009
Gregory & Gregory, P.L.L.C., Houston, TX 2002 to 2004
  • Litigation attorney with 1st chair trial experience
  • Outside trial counsel for corporate clients in various industries, including industries in the construction (industrial, commercial and residential), manufacturing/distribution, hospitality and oil & gas drilling and exploration businesses
  • Manage a large docket in the Federal and State District Courts defending public and private corporations in catastrophic personal injury, complex commercial litigation and construction defect cases throughout the State of Texas
  • Provide counsel on statutory compliance, dispute resolution, and risk management
FRA-MAR, Inc., Houston, TX 1989 to 2001
  • Member of a leading family owned and operated restaurant in the Houston area with over 10 years of combined experience in marketing, sales & training, management, finance, operations, ordinance compliance, dispute resolution, labor/employment relations and negotiations, market research and patron development

Education

South Texas College of Law Houston, Texas J.D., May 2002
  • Activities: Varsity Mock Trial Team Member
Loyola University Chicago Chicago, Illinois B.B.A., January 1997
  • Major: Operations Management
  • Minor: Italian
  • Honors: Dean's List - Spring 1995
  • Activities: Studied abroad in Rome, Italy 1993-1994

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas
  • United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Western and Eastern Districts of Texas

Professional Memberships

  • Texas Rising Star@ Texas Monthly, Law & Politics, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association