Alex J. Brown is the Managing Attorney of the Lanier Law Firm’s Commercial Litigation section. Alex represents companies and individuals in federal and state courts across the country at both the trial and appellate level, and in domestic and international arbitration forums.
Before he became a plaintiff’s lawyer, Alex was a partner in the Houston office of one of the oldest and largest law firms in Texas. There, he represented multi-national corporations in complex business disputes involving international project development, partnerships, oil and gas ventures, corporate governance and shareholder’s rights, real estate development, and mass tort litigation.
Alex worked closely with Mark Lanier as an integral member of his trial team, which tried two medical device cases in 2016 that resulted in a $1 billion jury verdict and a $502 million jury verdict, as well as the Actos drug trial in 2014 that resulted in a $9 billion jury verdict. Alex was recognized for his work on these cases with Mr. Lanier by The Legal 500 2016 publication – the world’s largest legal referral guide. In addition to his commercial litigation practice at The Lanier Law Firm, Alex has represented large groups of clients in national/multi-district product liability litigation and served on the Talc MDL trial committee. He currently heads the trial committee of a joint venture organized to pursue environmental litigation on behalf of the State of New Jersey.
For years, Alex was selected multiple times as a “Texas Rising Star” by Texas Monthly Magazine and as a “Texas Super Lawyer” from 2017 to 2021 for his product-liability experience. For nearly a decade, he has maintained an AV Preeminent® ranking, which is awarded by Martindale-Hubbell to those attorneys whose peers rank them “at the highest level of professional excellence for their legal knowledge, communication skills and ethical standards.” In 2013, Alex was named to American Lawyer‘s list of Top Rated Lawyers for International Law & International Trade. In 2020 Alex Brown was named to the Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America, one of the most respected guides to the legal profession.
Alex is a native Houstonian who is licensed in Texas and New York. He is admitted to practice in all United States District Courts in Texas, the Southern District of New York and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
Alex received a bachelor’s degree magna cum laude from Texas Tech University and his law degree from the University of Houston Law Center where he served as an articles editor for the Houston Journal of International Law.
When he isn’t traveling around the country for firm clients, Alex enjoys spending time with his wife and three children and being outdoors.
Member, National Trial Lawyers Top 100
Member, College of the State Bar of Texas
Member, American Association of Justice
Member, American Bar Association
Member, International Dispute Resolution Centre
Served as outside counsel to represent the State of New Jersey against various defendants to recover Natural Resource Damages incurred by the state
Represented a class of homeowners in Carteret, New Jersey whose homes and yards have been contaminated with lead, arsenic, copper and other heavy metals
Bellwether plaintiffs in the Pinnacle Metal-on-Metal hip replacement litigation
A bellwether plaintiff in the Actos litigation
The family of an oil rig worker who was killed on a drilling rig
A man who lost his leg due to a rifle misfire
The family of a man killed in an airplane crash
A Texas energy company in ICC and ICSID arbitration proceedings against the Federal
Government of Nigeria
A motor cross track sued by an injured rider
Securities traders against a securities trading company
A U.S. retailer in a case against a Chinese manufacturer
A CEO who was sued by a minority shareholder
An oil and gas interest owner who was sued under a joint operating agreement
A creditor’s committee sued for alleged violations of a bankruptcy plan of reorganization
A land investor against the organizers of the Circuit of the Americas race track
A developer who was sued by his former partner regarding a Lake Travis development project
A national packaging company for alleged violations of a non-compete agreement
Landowners whose oil and gas properties were damaged by a multi-national oil company
A stockbroker who was sued by his clients for mishandling their trading accounts
A national real estate investment trust sued by a retail tenant for millions of dollars
A royalty owner in a lawsuit against the operator of his oil and gas wells