Alex Brown

The Lanier Law Firm, PLLC - Houston
10940 W Sam Houston Pkwy N Ste 100
Houston, TX 77064
(713) 659-5200

Alex J. Brown represents large groups of clients in national product liability litigation. He also represents individuals and businesses 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 real estate development.

Prior to joining Heard Law Firm, Alex worked closely with legendary trial lawyer, Mark Lanier. While there, Alex served as the head of Lanier's trial team for over 4 years, resulting in three historic verdicts for the Plaintiffs in the Pinnacle hip implant and Actos drug bellwether trials. Alex was recognized for his work on these cases by The Legal 500 2016 publication - the world's largest legal referral guide.

Alex was named to the Texas Rising Star list in 2007, 2009-2014. In 2017 and 2018, he was selected to the Texas Super Lawyers* list. For nearly a decade, he has also maintained an AV Preeminent? ranking among his peers, 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."

Alex is a native Houstonian who is licensed in Texas and New York. He is admitted to practice in the United States District Courts for the Southern, Northern and Eastern District of Texas as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

When he isn't traveling around the country for firm clients, Alex enjoys spending time with his wife and three children and being outdoors.

Super Lawyers and Rising Star are Thomson Reuters services.


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.


College of the State Bar of Texas, Member
American Association of Justice, Member
American Bar Association - Business Torts Committee, Member
American Inns of Court, Member
International Dispute Resolution Centre, Member


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