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Brant Jeffrey Stogner

Brant Jeffrey Stogner

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Car Accidents, Insurance, Medical Malpractice, Business

About Me

Brant Stogner grew up in El Campo, Texas - a small town about an hour south of Houston.  In high school, Brant excelled at both athletics and academics.  Brant graduated in the top ten percent of his high school class; in sports, Brant and the Ricebirds won six district championships in football and baseball during his three years starting on varsity.  Brant earned all-district honors all three years in both sports while also participating in theater and the National Honor Society.  Despite a knee injury and subsequent knee surgery in his senior year of high school, Brant accepted a full scholarship to the University of Houston to play linebacker for the Cougars.


 


In college, Brant’s academic success continued.  In his freshman year at the University of Houston, Brant earned the 1997 Conference USA Academic Excellence Award, earning the highest grade point average of football players in the conference.   After playing two seasons, and having three surgeries in as many years, Brant decided to hang up his football cleats and transfer to Texas A&M University to complete his business degree.  At Texas A&M University, Brant’s scholastic accolades continued to mount.  Brant was a member of numerous honor societies and graduated in the top ten percent of his class with a B.B.A in Accounting.


 


After graduation from Texas A&M University, Brant moved back to Houston to attend law school at South Texas College of Law.  In law school, Brant quickly became a member of the law school’s nationally ranked mock trial and moot court program under Dean T. Gerald Treece.   Following just his third semester in law school, Brant won the Intramural Summer Academy Mock Trial Competition and took Best Speaker honors.  Ultimately, Brant competed as a varsity advocate in 15 mock trial and moot court competitions across the country.  In addition to numerous individual speaker awards, Brant won a state tournament championship, a regional moot court tournament championship, two regional mock trial tournament championships, and, ultimately, a National Championship in mock trial at the ATLA National Trial Competition in his final semester of law school.  Brant graduated law school in May of 2006 in the top fifteen percent of his law school class, was admitted into the Order of Barristers, and received the Dean’s Outstanding Student Advocate Award.


 


Following graduation from law school and after taking the bar exam, Brant accepted an associate position at Houston law firm, Hays, McConn, Rice & Pickering while waiting for bar results.  In November of 2006, Brant received his license to practice law from the State Bar of Texas while working at Hays McConn.  As a licensed attorney, Brant continued to work with multiple partners on a wide range of cases in civil litigation, representing primarily defendants in personal injury and business disputes.  Brant worked as a lawyer during the day and as a law professor at night while he coached South Texas College of Law mock trial teams for his alma mater.  After learning the ropes at Hays McConn for nearly two years, Brant accepted an associate position with Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Friend in August of 2008.  Brant has been with Abraham Watkins ever since. 


 


At Abraham Watkins, Brant has continued to consistently try cases to verdict.  Brant tried twelve cases to verdict in his first three years at the firm.  Today, he almost exclusively represents plaintiffs.  Brant’s practice focuses on catastrophic personal injury matters, commercial business disputes, and first-party insurance bad faith and claims handling matters.  Brant is Board certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Personal Injury Trial Law and received this certification within his first five years of legal practice.  In 2009, Brant received the largest verdict (over $20 million) in Texas for workplace safety and injuries and was listed in Verdict Search's Top Texas Verdicts of 2009. Brant is a board member, vice president, and committee chair in the Houston Trial Lawyers Association and is a founding member of the South Texas College of Law Young Alumni Council. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the South Texas College of Law Alumni Association.


 


Brant was named to the Texas Super Lawyers Rising Star list for 2011, 2012, and 2013. He was named to H Texas Magazine's "Houston's Top Lawyers 2013" list and Houstonia magazine's "Top Lawyers 2013" list. Despite being only thirty-four years old, Brant was also added to the Texas Super Lawyers list in 2013 and again in 2014. In 2014, Brant was also added to the Top 40 Texas Attorneys Under 40 list by the National Trial Lawyers Association.  


 


Brant met his wife, Jennifer, in law school and she was one of his mock trial partners when they won the ATLA Regional Championship in Dallas, Texas and the National Championship in Miami, Florida. They currently have two boys, Ryker and Beckett Stogner. 


 


  

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Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2006

  1. Personal Injury: 40%
    9 years
  2. Insurance: 20%
    9 years
  3. Car Accidents: 20%
    9 years
  4. Business: 10%
    9 years
  5. Medical Malpractice: 10%
    9 years

Attorney Endorsements

9 total 

  • Chance Allen McMillan

    Brant is a solid lawyer who works hard for his clients. I endorse this lawyer.

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    Chance McMillan Wrongful Death Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Justin Roy Mueller

    I highly endorse this lawyer.

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    Justin Mueller Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Friend

800 Commerce Street
Houston, TX, 77002

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200608/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Legal Answers

Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Texas' Top 40 Under 40The National Trial Lawyers2015
Nation's Top One PercentNational Association of Distinguished Counsel2015
Super LawyerTexas Super Lawyers2014
Texas' Top 40 Under 40The National Trial Lawyers2014
Top LawyersHoustonia Magazine2014
Top LawyersHoustonia Magazine2013
Super LawyerTexas Super Lawyers2013
Texas Rising StarTexas Super Lawyers2013
Houston's Top LawyerH Texas Magazine2013
Texas Rising StarTexas Super Lawyers2012
Texas Rising StarTexas Super Lawyers2011
Top Texas Verdicts (#1 Verdict - Workplace Safety)Verdict Search2009
InductedThe Order of Barristers2006
National Champion - Mock TrialAmerican Trial Lawyers Association2006
Outstanding Student AdvocateSouth Texas College of Law2006
Regional Champion - Moot CourtAmerican Trial Lawyers Association2006
National Best Advocate (2nd Place) - Moot CourtAmerican Bar Association2005
Regional Champion - Moot CourtAmerican Bar Association2004
Best Oralist & State Champion - Moot CourtState Bar of Texas2004
Best Speaker & Intramural Mock Trial ChampionSouth Texas College of Law2004
Regional Champion - Mock TrialTexas Young Lawyers - National Trial Competition2004
MemberMulti-Million Dollar Advocates ForumN/A

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AssociateAbraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Friend2008 - Present
AssociateHays, McConn, Rice & Pickering, P.C.2006 - 2008
Adjunct Professor/Varsity CoachSouth Texas College of Law2006 - Present
Summer AssociateEbanks, Smith & Carlson, LLP2005 - 2005
Intern1st Court of Appeals2005 - 2005

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)Member2015 - Present
Texas Association of Civil Trial and Appellate Specialists (TACTAS)Member2014 - Present
South Texas College of Law Alumni AssociationBoard of Directors2012 - Present
The College of the State Bar of TexasMember2012 - Present
Houston Bar Association - Houston Lawyer Referral ServiceBoard of Trustees2011 - 2012
South Texas College of Law - Young Alumni CouncilBoard Member2010 - 2012
Houston Trial Lawyers AssociationDirector, V.P. & Committee Chair (New Members)2009 - Present
Multi-Million Dollar Advocates ForumInvited to Join2009 - Present
Hispanic National Bar AssociationMember (Affiliate)2008 - Present
American Association of JusticeMember2008 - Present
Texas Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2008 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Houston Young Lawyers AssociationMember2006 - Present
Houston Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present

Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
The Houston Lawyer - Online EditionLessons to be Learned from In re Weekley Homes, LP2010
State Bar of Texas: 33rd Annual Advanced Estate Planning & Probate CourseShifting Liability2009
DRI: Construction Defects: Claims & CoverageChapter 3 - Contract Issues: Construction Industry Perspective2007

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
South Texas College of LawDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)J.D.2006
Texas A&M UniversityAccountingB.B.A.2001
The University of HoustonAccountingTransferredN/A

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Houston Bar AssociationPresenting, Recovering, & Challenging Past Medical Expenses2015
Houston Metropolitan Paralegal Association March CLE LuncheonPresenting, Recovering, & Challenging Past Medical Expenses2014
Law School Admission Council: Law School ForumsWhat Do Lawyers Do?2013
Houston Bar Association 2011-2012 Winter SeminarsAdmitting and Proving Medical Expenses Post Haygood v. De Escabedo”2011
Law School Admission Council: Law School ForumsWhat Do Lawyers Do?2010
Texas Minority Attorney ProgramModerator for Judges Panel; Courtroom Etiquette from the Bench2009
State Bar of Texas: Annual ConventionPaid or Incurred, Why Does It Matter & What To Look For In Medical Records2008