Sean Breen

Howry Breen & Herman, L.L.P.
1900 Pearl Street
Austin, TX 78705

Practice Areas

Mr. Breen has extensive litigation and trial experience aggressively handling and winning a broad range of cases. He has dedicated his trial practice to serving a wide variety of clients and handles cases involving damages to people and businesses, including catastrophic accidents and injuries; class actions; defective products and drugs; medical and other professional malpractice; insurance company bad faith; officer/director, shareholder and corporate liability; contract, commercial and employment disputes; real estate and real property disputes, including easement, boundary and adverse possession issues; technology related disputes including trade secrets and covenants not to compete; construction litigation; transportation and trucking litigation; toxic tort and environmental suits; media law and defamation; and litigation involving governmental entities. He served as an attorney for an appellate court and now handles appeals in private practice. Mr. Breen is also a licensed mediator.

Licenses and Admissions

State Bar of Texas

U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

U.S. District Court, Western and Southern Districts and before all Texas State Courts


J.D. South Texas College of Law, 1992

B.A., University of Texas, 1988

At South Texas College of Law, Mr. Breen focused on developing his advocacy skills through the finest and most successful Advocacy Program in the nation. Victories included:

National Champion- American Bar Association Appellate Advocacy Competition-(One of Top 2 Speakers in Nation).

National Champion - J. Braxton Craven National Moot Court Competition- (Best Speaker in Nation)

State Champion - TYLA State Moot Court Tournament (Best Speaker in State)

Mr. Breen also won other Honors, including The Order of Barristers for High Honor in the Art of Courtroom Advocacy; The Dean's Student Service Award; The George T. Barrow Outstanding Student Award; The Student Bar Association Award for Outstanding Male Graduate; and American Jurisprudence Awards for excellence in Torts and Appellate Advocacy


  • Super Lawyers: Top 50 Central/West Texas
  • Super Lawyers 2004-2019
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Top 50 Verdicts:
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Best Law Firms by U.S. News
  • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100
  • Best Lawyers in America in Personal Injury Litigation, Commercial Litigation and Construction Law
  • The National Law Journal Elite Lawyers of the South
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 10 Business Tort Trial Lawyer
  • America's Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys
  • America's Top 100 High Stakes Litigators
  • America's Top 100 Attorneys Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Premier High-Stakes Trial Lawyers 7 Figure Litigators, 8 Figure Litigators

Professional Affiliations

American Board of Trial Advocates

Founding Fellow of the Austin Bar Foundation

Briefing attorney to the First Court of Appeals in Texas from 1992-93

Adjunct Professor at South Texas College of Law in Trial and Appellate Advocacy from 1993-Present

Writer and speaker for continuing legal education courses in Texas including papers and presentations on Trial Tactics, Oral Argument on Appeal, Summary Judgment Practice, Insurance Bad Faith, Mold Litigation, and Employment Issues such as Trade Secrets and Covenants not to Compete

Fellow of the State Bar Foundation

Texas Young Lawyers Association

Austin Bar Association

American Bar Association

Texas Supreme Court Historical Society

Eagle Scout and former Assistant Scoutmaster