Philip Robert Brinson

Philip Robert Brinson

  • Entertainment & Sports Law, Energy, Oil & Gas Law, Insurance Defense...
  • Texas
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Summary

Philip Robert Brinson is an experienced trial lawyer who possesses unique skills derived from experience outside of the legal fields that have made him not only a trusted advocate for his clients, but also a formidable adversary in the courtroom. Mr. Brinson has extensive legal experience in a variety of practice areas, including hospitality and dram shop, entertainment, premises liability, products liability, professional liability, employment, oil field services, and business and commercial litigation. Mr. Brinson has litigation experience on both sides of the docket in handling infringement actions in copyright and trademark actions in the entertainment and hospitality industries, including matters involving the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and likeness misappropriation claims under copyright preemption principles. Mr. Brinson has represented both insured and self-insured clients, ranging from individuals to Fortune 500 companies. Over his legal career, Mr. Brinson has gained first-chair trial experience on numerous cases involving Dram Shop, Assault/Battery, Defamation Premises, Employment, Copyright/Trademark Infringement, and Product Liability litigation, and is adept in presenting cases to both the Texas appellate courts and the United States Court of Appeals. He has represented his clients on various matters in counties throughout Texas, from El Paso to Orange, from Cameron to Potter, and numerous others in between, in addition to California, Nevada, Florida, Louisiana, Delaware, Illinois, and Pennsylvania. Mr. Brinson served as in-house General Counsel to a multi-concept hospitality enterprise that developed, owned, and operated over 20 sports bar and billiards, craft beer retail, and shaved ice refreshment establishments in Texas and Louisiana. Mr. Brinson continues to serve as outside General Counsel for the company.

Education
South Texas College Of Law
Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
Texas A&M University - College Station
B.S. | Economics
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Professional Experience
Shareholder
LeClairRyan
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Of Counsel
Hays, McConn, Rice & Pickering, PC
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Partner
Doyen Sebesta, Ltd., LLP
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General Counsel
ROI Entertainment, Inc.
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Shareholder
Brown Sims, P.C.
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Awards
Super Lawyer
Superlawyers
AV Rated
Martindell-Hubbell
Professional Associations
Defense Research Institute
Member
Current
Houston Bar Association
Member
Current
American Bar Association
Member
Current
Texas Association of Defense Counsel
Member
Current
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
Committeeman
Current
Austin Bar Association
Member
- Current
Texas State Bar # 00787139
Member
- Current
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Texas
5th Circuit
Practice Areas
  • Entertainment & Sports Law
  • Energy, Oil & Gas Law
  • Insurance Defense
  • Products Liability
  • Employment Law
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Website
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Contact & Map
Gordon & Rees, LLP
816 Congress Avenue
Suite 1510
Austin, TX 78701
USA
Cell: (713) 562-6037
Gordon & Rees, LLP
1900 W. Loop S.
Suite 1000
Houston, TX 77027
USA
Telephone: (713) 490-4834
Cell: (713) 562-6037
Fax: (713) 961-3938