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Steven Todd Brand

Criminal defense Attorney at Austin, TX

5.0   3 reviews

also known as Law Firm Name: Brand & Resendez

  • State Years
    Texas - TX 19 years
    New York - NY 25 years
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2004
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1998
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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

About Steven

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Steven Brand graduated cum laude from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York City, achieving distinction there as a member of the Order of the Coif. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Michigan. During law school, Mr. Brand studied under attorney Barry Scheck, a nationally renowned death penalty lawyer and founder of the first innocence project. Mr. Brand is admitted to practice law in the states of Texas and New York and the U.S. District Court of the Western District of Texas, Eastern District of New York, Southern District of New York (New York City), U.S. Court of Appeals of the Armed Forces, Navy/Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals, Army Court of Criminal Appeals, and the Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals.
Mr. Brand was born in Brooklyn, New York, and raised on Long Island. He served as a U.S. Air Force Officer in the Judge Advocate General Corps. He was stationed at Randolph Air Force Base (San Antonio) and Grand Forks Air Force Base (North Dakota). His billets included Trial and Defense Counsel, Special Assistant U.S. Attorney and Chief Contracting Officer. Notable cases over his time in the military include an Air Force member accused of smuggling and running guns into England and clemency for a Bronze Star winner who had been court-martialed in Iraq. As a private practitioner, Mr. Brand has maintained an active military law practice.

Prior to joining our firm, Mr. Brand further distinguished himself as a top-level felony prosecutor. He is a superb trial lawyer. He served for eight years as an assistant district attorney in the Travis County District Attorney’s Office. For more than half of his tenure, he served as a chief prosecutor. He has handled a number of challenging and high-profile cases, including the widely publicized “west campus” murders in Austin. He was a member of the prosecution team in the case of former U.S. House of Representatives Whip and Majority Leader, Tom DeLay. Mr. Brand’s cases have been reported by the Los Angeles Times, 590 AM KLBJ Austin, San Antonio Talk Radio, the Austin American Statesman, and Sky News in England. He has been featured on the cable channel Investigation Discovery’s show “Deadly Sins.” He has lectured to psychiatrists, psychologists, counselors, and other lawyers. He has participated in training conducted by the United States Secret Service’s National Computer Forensics Institute.

He is a member of the board of directors of the Austin Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association and has lectured to criminal defense lawyers for the State Bar of Texas. And, while he has a kind disposition, you might not know that if you see him in a trial.

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Location

Brand & Resendez, P.C.
5900 Balcones Dr, Suite 260
Austin, TX, 78731

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Reviews

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Posted by Jason | January 15, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney Ever!!!!
Steve and his firm are amazing!! They stay in communication, charge a very fair price for services rendered. Kept me from sitting all day in a courtroom. In and out. By far best legal experience ever.
Posted by Jason | January 14, 2020
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| Consulted Attorney
Highly Respected and Extremely Knowledgeable
With over 20 years in the business, Brand and Resendez are extremely knowledgeable and very well respected in their field. They do a great job at listening, understanding the needs and investigating each case to the fullest. They provided consultation for me and then ended up representing a good fried of mine. Through their thorough investigation of the case and representation to the jury they were able to get an acquittal for him. I would highly recommend them to anyone needing representation.
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Posted by anonymous | September 12, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Wonderful
I trust Steven with my life. Absolutely amazing attorney. I respect him so much. So blessed to have had him on my case.

Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner/Trial Attorney
  • Brand & Resendez
  • 2019 - Present
  • Partner/Trial Attorney
  • Fagerberg & Brand
  • 2017 - 2019
  • Partner/Trial Attorney
  • Fagerberg, Arana & Brand
  • 2014 - 2017
  • Chief Assistant District Attorney
  • Travis County District Attorney's Office
  • 2010 - 2014
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Travis County District Attorney's Office
  • 2006 - 2010
  • Lead Attorney
  • Steven Brand, Attorney at Law
  • 2003 - 2006
  • Assistant Staff Judge Advocate
  • United States Air Force
  • 1998 - 2002
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Education

  • Cardozo School of Law
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • 1997
  • The University of Michigan
  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • 1994

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Murder--State v. Name Omitted to Protect Client Privacy
  • Not Guilty from a Jury

Associations

  • Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2018 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Commendation Medal
  • United States Air Force
  • 2000
  • Order of the Coif
  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
  • 1999
  • Air Force Training Ribbon
  • United States Air Force
  • 1998
  • Honor Graduate
  • United States Air Force
  • 1998
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Speaking Engagements

  • Teaching Prospective A List Lawyers
  • Cross Examination
  • 2019
  • Teaching Prospective A List Lawyers
  • Cross Examination
  • 2019
  • State Moot Court Competition
  • Judge of Moot Court Competition
  • 2019
  • Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association Monthly Meeting
  • Trying the Sexual Assault Case
  • 2019
  • Austin Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association Brown Bag Lunch Series
  • Advanced Cross Examination
  • 2019
  • NITA Trial Advocacy Training--Local Faculty
  • Trial Advocacy Training
  • 2018
  • Criminal Law 101
  • Criminal Law 101
  • 2018
  • Capacity for Justice Training
  • Daubert and Fry Standard/Expert Witness Qualifications
  • 2017
  • Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association Brown Bag Lunch Series
  • Advanced Cross Examination
  • 2017
  • Williamson County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Trying a Murder Case
  • 2016
  • Criminal Law 101
  • Criminal Law 101
  • 2016
  • CAPDS Mentee Training
  • Sentencing and Punishment Enhancements
  • 2016
  • Criminal Law 101
  • Criminal Law 101
  • 2015
  • CAPDS Mentee Training
  • Sentencing and Punishment Enhancements
  • 2015
  • Capacity for Justice Training
  • Daubert and Fry Standard/Expert Witness Qualifications
  • 2014
  • Capacity for Justice Training
  • Daubert and Fry Standard/Expert Witness Qualifications
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (4)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steve is an incredibly gifted trial lawyer. He knows the nuances of the law and will fight. for your case to be dismissed. You can't go wrong with Steve in your corner."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I am a criminal defense attorney practicing in New York for 14 years and have tried complex state and federal criminal cases. Whenever a friend or former client gets in trouble in Texas, I immediately refer them to Steven Brand. I have worked with him on a high-profile homicide which resulted in a full acquittal. He is thorough, meticulous, leaves no stone unturned, and cares about what YOU want. In other words, if you want to avoid trial and get the best plea deal, he will get it for you. If you want a dismissal or your day in court, you will have it. If it is possible, Steven will get it for you. He is also personable, respectful, and highly considerate. But don't confuse his kindness with weakness--he is extremely aggressive in the court room and in his investigations. He is well respected by judges and prosecutors. Hire him. Period."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steve is a great attorney and strong advocate for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steve is not only a great friend, but a knowledgeable and dedicated attorney. In my opinion, few lawyers in Texas have his level of training and experience. If you are looking for a fierce advocate in the courtroom, look no further, Steve Brand is the one to call!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Steve Brand is an amazing trial attorney. His attention to detail and creativity in the courtroom allows his clients to get the results they want. Steve is extremely competitive, which translates to never giving up no matter how many times he hears the word "no." He is the attorney other attorneys want to watch in trial because his passion is infectious and his cross examination is performed as as if it were an art."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I can't say enough good things about Steve. He is well-liked and well respected in the legal community. Extremely trustworthy and knowledgeable."
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