Brown, Proctor & Howell attorneys offer clients a deep and thorough knowledge of five highly complex industries, along with a solid foundation in business/commercial law and real estate law. Please consider our detailed information for these areas:
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Brown, Proctor & Howell’s international reputation as an outstanding aviation law firm establishes a solid base of confidence for clients facing lawsuits involving product liability, wrongful death, and personal injury. Brown, Proctor & Howell ranks in the first tier among law firms listed in the 2013 U.S. News and World Report’s Best Lawyers® list for Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants and Transportation Law in the Fort Worth/Dallas metropolitan area. Our long-term relationships include Bell Helicopter Textron, a Brown, Proctor & Howell client for more than forty years.
Railroad lawyers at Brown, Proctor & Howell defend national companies facing personal injury, wrongful death, property damage and employee lawsuits. Our litigation experts bring thorough knowledge of the railroad industry, including crossing accident defense, federal preemption, and the Federal Employer Liability Act, in a highly coordinated plan to protect your company’s interests. As further confirmation of our attorneys’ excellence, our firm ranks in the 2013 national first tier for railroad law in the United States as shown in the U.S. News and World Report’s Best Lawyers list.
John W. Proctor, a railroad defense attorney with more than 30 years of experience, represents Union Pacific Railroad and BNSF Railway, the two largest railroad companies in the nation. His extensive trial experience, combined with that of Brown, Proctor & Howell’s seasoned team of railroad attorneys, has resulted in successful outcomes involving serious injuries and significant monetary damages. Proctor earned distinction for his work with ranking on the 2013 national Best Lawyers® list, produced by U.S. News and World Report, in the area of Railroad Law and Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants.
Brown, Proctor & Howell construction attorneys defend clients confronted with lawsuits seeking millions of dollars in damages. We also prosecute complex lawsuits for substantial damages against parties on behalf of construction clients in Texas and across the nation. Our firm ranks in the first tier among law firms listed in the 2013 U.S. News and World Report’s Best Lawyers list for Litigation – Construction in the Fort Worth/Dallas metropolitan area.
Brown, Proctor & Howell construction attorneys defend clients and prosecute parties on behalf of clients involved in:
Contract performance and delay issues
Payment and collection disputes
Construction defect disputes and resulting damages
Mechanic and materialmen liens
Obtaining top local construction counsel throughout the United States
Types of construction businesses represented by Brown, Proctor & Howell attorneys:
Insurance lawyers at Brown, Proctor & Howell provide crucial legal experience for national and international clients in all matters involving insurance.
Insurance Coverage and Insurance Litigation Lawyers
Brown, Proctor & Howell insurance lawyers work with insurance companies by providing opinions and advice with regard to complex questions of insurance coverage and defense.
Our attorneys represent insurance clients in first party insurance claims in which there is a dispute as to coverage under the policy, the value of the loss, and in instances of possible fraud. In addition, our insurance lawyers work with insurance companies in cases involving allegations of improper adjustment and settlement of claims, including allegations of bad faith against the insurance company.
Brown, Proctor & Howell’s team of well-qualified attorneys works to protect the interests of clients dealing with complex issues including:
Policy coverage disputes
Loss value assessment
Allegations of improper adjustment of insurance claims
Allegations of improper settlement of insurance claims
Insurance Defense Lawyers – Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, and Property Damage
Michael Peck and David Pels and Bruce Moon combine their solid insurance backgrounds to lead a team of Brown, Proctor & Howell attorneys focused on defending insured individuals and businesses facing lawsuits involving personal injury, wrongful death, and property damage allegations. We help protect the interests of insured businesses and individuals including:
Bruce Rogers, with more than forty years of experience in insurance subrogation matters, represent national and international clients in matters involving multi-million dollar losses to industrial and commercial property. Rogers works with investigators, authorities, and consultants to determine the cause of a loss. They focus on recovering insurance payments paid to policyholders for losses caused by third party negligence.
Brown, Proctor & Howell attorneys offer decades of solid experience in helping small, medium, and large companies in all phases of business. Our highly skilled business lawyers provide these services and more:
Establish legal structure for your business:
Limited liability companies
Provide ongoing legal counsel on business matters:
Preparing contracts, leases, and other agreements
Obtaining financing and funding for business operations
Collecting unpaid accounts
Developing employee policies
Assessing directors’ and officers’ liability
Understanding and creating policy for shareholders rights
Creating joint ventures and syndicates
Prepare defense strategies and protect your interests in:
Director and officer liability lawsuits
Employee/contract labor lawsuits
Unfair competition claims
Protect your business interests in assessing and completing:
Brown, Proctor & Howell proudly claims a history of more than 90 years handling major Texas eminent domain law cases for both condemning organizations and landowners. Our firm ranks in the first tier among law firms listed in the 2013 U.S. News and World Report’s Best Lawyers list for both Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law and Litigation – Eminent Domain and Condemnation in the Fort Worth/Dallas metropolitan area.
Our attorneys handled all condemnation procedures for the following projects:
Texas Turnpike Authority land acquisition to build Interstate 30 (formerly DFW Turnpike) in Tarrant County
Tarrant County land acquisition to build Interstate 121 from downtown Fort Worth to DFW Airport. Also represented this client in condemnation proceedings to obtain seventeen downtown blocks for the Tarrant County Convention Center
Tarrant County Water Control and Improvement District No. One acquisition of hundreds of thousands of acres for major water reservoirs including Eagle Mountain Lake, Lake Bridgeport, Cedar Creek Lake, and portions of Richland Chambers Lake
Represented hundreds of homeowners and ranchers during condemnation proceedings for DFW Airport acquisition of more than 18,000 acres
Represented oil and gas companies in eminent domain proceedings for access to properties in the Barnett Shale and Eagle Ford areas of Texas
Texas Eminent Domain Law – Geographic Areas
Our attorneys have extensive experience in the following north Texas locations:
Brown, Proctor & Howell attorneys represent clients in a wide range of real estate transactions and litigation. Our decades of experience and intensive technical knowledge in Texas eminent domain, property condemnation, oil and gas leases/mineral rights, and real estate-related construction issues mean we understand the high stakes involved. In addition to these specific areas of real estate law, our firm has represented a condominium association for nearly a decade, resulting in a solid understanding of the intricate laws involving the rights of condominium owners.
We respond quickly to defend clients’ interests and prosecute lawsuits on behalf of clients involved in matters such as those listed below and more:
Please feel free to contact us at (817) 332-1391 in Fort Worth or (817) 820-1140 in Houston to discuss your legal needs.
Brown, Proctor & Howell, LLP, a law firm concentrating on highly complex litigation and negotiation, originated in 1922 with the partnership of two prominent north Texas attorneys, Jesse M. Brown and Sidney Samuels. Today our lawyers handle multi-million dollar cases from our offices in Fort Worth, Houston, and Austin Texas. For more than 90 years, we have provided clients with the highest level of expertise and professionalism. All named partners are rated as AV Preeminent®, the highest level of professional excellence awarded by their legal peers, as established through the 2012 Martindale Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings.™