J. Brantley Durrett, III

Durrett Law Firm
1061 W. 17th St.
Houston, TX 77008

Brant Durrett has 33 years of litigation experience concentrated in complex civil litigation matters with a particular emphasis in insurance and business litigation.

In 1989, Mr. Durrett began his legal career as an associate with Fouts & Moore, LLP. In that capacity, he worked exclusively in the firm's business litigation section. In addition to the usual business litigation matters involving fraud, breach of contract and partnership disputes, his experience includes representing apartment owners in polybutylene litigation and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation in litigation related to the takedown and transfer of assets of five savings and loan associations that ultimately became First Gibraltar, FSB.

As an attorney with the Durrett Law Firm, Mr. Durrett represents policyholders, individual and small businesses in litigation to resolve disputes with insurers. Over his 33 years of practice, he has handled hundreds of insurance cases and obtained millions of dollars in settlements for his clients.

"I studied and began to practice law because I wanted to help people, as idealized as that may sound. But through my practice, I have been able to do just that. I want to be there for you, to stand up for you and your rights - both in and out of the courtroom."
Brant Durrett

Aside from his litigation experience, Mr. Durrett has significant appellate experience before the United States Court of Appeal for the Fifth Circuit and the Texas Supreme Court.

Mr. Durrett is a graduate of Baylor University and the University of Mississippi School of Law, where he was editor of the Journal of Space Law. He has been a licensed attorney in Texas since 1989. He is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum for settlements obtained on behalf of clients against insurance carriers in excess of $1 million. He is also a member of numerous professional organizations, including the State Bar of Texas, the New York State Bar Association and the College of the State Bar of Texas, the Houston Bar Association.

Mr. Durrett resides in Houston, Texas with his wife, Shari. His hobbies include dove and turkey hunting and Saturday breakfast dates with his daughter.


Areas of Practice

Insurance Litigation
Business Litigation

Bar Admissions

State Bar of Texas
State Bar of New York
U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit


University of Mississippi School of Law, 1988, J.D.
Editor, Journal of Space Law, 1987-88
Recipient, Steven Gorove Space Law Award, 1988
Baylor University, 1986, Bachelor of Arts in English

Reported Cases

AGCS Marine Insurance Company v. Spring Center, Inc., No. 14-13-00417-CV, (Tex. App. - Houston [14th Dist.], 2014, pet. denied).
Sterling Equities, Inc. v. Chubb Custom Insurance Company, 806 F.Supp. 2d 1004 (S.D. Tex. 2011).
Thomas A. Ross d/b/a RHI Claims Specialist v. Nicon Construction, Inc., 01-08-00228-CV, (Tex.App - Houston [1st Dist.], 2008, no pet. h.).
In re: Kristin Parks, Realtor, 264 S.W. 3d 59, (Tex.App - Houston [1st Dist.] 2007, no pet. h.).
John and Shahin Coats v. Farmers Insurance Exchange, 230 S.W. 3d 215, (Tex.App. - Houston [14th Dist.], 2006, no pet. h.).
Kubala and Company, Inc. et. al. v. Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee for the Supreme Court of Texas, 133 S.W. 3d 790 (Tex. App. - Texarkana, 2004, no pet. h.).
Sergeant Oil & Gas Co., Inc. v. National Maintenance & Repair Co., Inc., et. al., 861 F. Supp. 1351 (S.D. Tex. 1994).

Professional Associations and Memberships

Member, State Bar of Texas
Member, New York State Bar Association
Member, College of the State Bar of Texas
Member, Houston Bar Association
Life Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Member, The Lamar Order - University of Mississippi School of Law
Life Member, University of Mississippi Alumni Association
Member, Christian Trial Lawyers Association
Invited to be a Lifetime Charter Member of Distinguished Justice Advocates
Invited to be a Lifetime Charter Member of Best Attorneys in America
Invited to be a Lifetime Member of Best Law Firms in America
Invited to be a Member of Lawyers of Distinction