Philip Robert Brinson is an experienced trial lawyer who possesses unique skills derived from experience outside of the legal fields that have made him not only a trusted advocate for his clients, but also a formidable adversary in the courtroom. Mr. Brinson has extensive legal experience in a variety of practice areas, including hospitality and dram shop, entertainment, premises liability, products liability, professional liability, employment, oil field services, and business and commercial litigation. Mr. Brinson has litigation experience on both sides of the docket in handling infringement actions in copyright and trademark actions in the entertainment and hospitality industries, including matters involving the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and likeness misappropriation claims under copyright preemption principles. Mr. Brinson has represented both insured and self-insured clients, ranging from individuals to Fortune 500 companies. Over his legal career, Mr. Brinson has gained first-chair trial experience on numerous cases involving Dram Shop, Assault/Battery, Defamation Premises, Employment, Copyright/Trademark Infringement, and Product Liability litigation, and is adept in presenting cases to both the Texas appellate courts and the United States Court of Appeals. He has represented his clients on various matters in counties throughout Texas, from El Paso to Orange, from Cameron to Potter, and numerous others in between, in addition to California, Nevada, Florida, Louisiana, Delaware, Illinois, and Pennsylvania.
Mr. Brinson served as in-house General Counsel to a multi-concept hospitality enterprise that developed, owned, and operated over 20 sports bar and billiards, craft beer retail, and shaved ice refreshment establishments in Texas and Louisiana. Mr. Brinson continues to serve as outside General Counsel for the company. As General Counsel, Mr. Brinson is responsible for providing a full range of legal services, including personal injury defense, human resources and employee management, regulatory compliance and lobbying, risk management and loss prevention, alcohol commission compliance, corporate structure and governance, litigation management, contract and lease negotiation, trademark and copyright maintenance and protection, public relations, asset acquisition, along with numerous other services, both legal and business. This experience has provided Mr. Brinson with a unique perspective on how litigation affects his clients and what actions are most advisable given the circumstances, which serve to achieve a solution that will afford the greatest legal protection available, but also allow the business of his clients to continue with minimal interruption.
|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||1993||08/23/2021|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2013|
|Partner||Gordon & Rees||2016 - Present|
|General Counsel||Little Woodrow's, LLC||2006 - Present|
|Shareholder||LeClairRyan||2014 - 2016|
|Of Counsel||Hays, McConn, Rice & Pickering||2012 - 2014|
|Partner||Doyen Sebesta, Ltd., LLP||2010 - 2012|
|Shareholder||Brown Sims, P.C.||1994 - 2006|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Austin Bar Association||Member||2016 - Present|
|Texas Association of Defense Counsel||Member||2010 - Present|
|Houston Bar Association||Member||2004 - Present|
|Defense Research Institute||Member||1998 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||1995 - Present|
|State Bar of Texas||Member||1993 - Present|
|South Texas College of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1993|
|Texas A&M University||BS - Bachelor of Science||1988|
|Dewain Joseph Flinn, Jr. v. 2170 Portsmouth, Ltd. and Frank Porrovecchio||Defense Verdict|
|Richard King v. Patti LaBelle, Pattonium, Inc., Efrem Holmes, Zuri Edwards, and Norma Harris||Defense Verdict|
|Xavier Benavides v. Cushman, Inc.||Defense Verdict|
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