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Brock C. Akers

About me

I have been practicing law since 1981, having started at Vinson & Elkins right out of law school at the University of Texas.  I am a very active trial lawyer, having tried over 350 cases to jury verdict, a number that real trial lawyers would recognize as meaningful.  I'm married to Colleen Cullen Akers, the daughter of a legendary trial lawyer, Dick Cullen.  I have three wonderful children, one of whom is a criminal defense lawyer who is already becoming well regarded among his peers.  We spend a great deal of our spare time with church and charitable activities through various groups, but mostly through the Order of Malta, a holy order of the Catholic Church in which I am a Knight.  


Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 40%
  2. Defective Products: 20%
  3. Slip and Fall: 20%
  4. Unspecified: 10%
  5. Medical Malpractice: 10%


Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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  • Chance Allen McMillan

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


    Chance McMillan Wrongful death Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Paul Hilmon Cannon

    I have had several cases against Brock over the years and have found him to be a formidable opponent and a zealous advocate for his clients.


    Paul Cannon Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

The Akers Firm

3401 Allen Parkway
Suite 101
Houston, TX, 77019


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 198107/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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President's AwardTexas Association of Defense Counsel1995
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalThe Akers Firm2014 - Present
Senior PartnerPhillips & Akers1989 - 2014
AttorneyVinson & Elkins1981 - 1989
Association namePosition nameDuration
Texas Association of Defense CounselChairman1990 - Present
State Bar of TexasMemberN/A
Houston Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Defense Research InstituteMemberN/A
International Association of Defense CounselMemberN/A
Houston Bar FoundationMemberN/A
State Bar of TexasMemberN/A
Texas Association of Defense CounselVice President1987 - 1998
Publication nameTitleDate
Knowles PublishingTrial Lawyer Series2000
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Texas School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1981
Texas Christian UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1978
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Advanced Personal InjuryPremises Liability2014