Scott Brazil has practiced in the Harris County area for the past 25 years. During that period of time, he has tried numerous lawsuits ranging from medical malpractice, trucking accidents, probate, bankruptcy, commercial, white collar crime and others in both state and federal court. He has handled both state and federal appeals on issues ranging from personal injury to governmental immunity and copyright infringement. He has been board certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in civil trial law and personal injury trial law since 1989.
Scott Brazil has been named “Texas Super Lawyer” by Texas Monthly magazine in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. He was also named a “Top Texas Lawyer for the Family and Consumer” and has been AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell for the past ten years.
Scott is licensed to practice law in all courts throughout Texas, as well as the United District Courts for the Southern, Western, Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas. Scott is licensed in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and licensed in the United States Supreme Court.
Scott has published legal materials and lectured on topics before various bar associations, including such topics as trial in federal court and taking depositions.
He has taken over 1,000 depositions in cases ranging in trucking and automobile litigation, probate, copyright infringement, bankruptcy, oil and gas, voting rights, divorce and others.
Scott is married to Linda and they live on the north side of Houston near his office. Linda is an account representative for Frieda’s, Inc. He has a daughter at Texas State, a daughter at Texas Tech, a stepdaughter at Oklahoma University, a son at University of Texas at Austin and a stepdaughter who is a senior at Cypress Creek High School. He has coached soccer, t-ball, and softball and is an avid hunter.
Scott Brazil was born and raised in Lufkin, Texas. He graduated from Lufkin High School. He is a fifth-generation east Texan. Scott’s father is a graduate of Stephen F. Austin University and retired from Lufkin Industries and his mother, also a graduate of Stephen F. Austin, is a retired schoolteacher. Most of Scott’s family still resides in the east Texas area. After high school, he attended Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches, Texas and worked for Champion Paper Mill in Lufkin during summer recess between each college year. Scott transferred to the University of Houston his senior year and graduated from the University of Houston in August of 1981 with a degree of Bachelor of Business Administration. In January of 1982, he enrolled in Houston Law School, formerly South Texas College of Law. During his legal education, he was a law clerk for a law firm specializing in insurance defense, as well as a law firm specializing in plaintiff litigation and was a staff member of the South Texas Law Journal. After graduating from law school in May of 1984, he served a one-year position of briefing attorney on the Fourteenth Court of Appeals for Justice William Cannon. During his one-year period as briefing attorney, he assisted in researching and writing over 50 opinions, both criminal and civil. After completing his one-year position, he went to work for a small litigation law firm in downtown Houston.
List of Reported Cases
AMC Mortg. Services, Inc. v. Guardian Fidelity Title Co., Court of Appeals of Texas, Houston (14th Dist.). January 10, 2008. 2008 WL 89973.
U.S. v. Viking Resources, Inc., United States District Court, S.D. Texas, Houston Division. August 20, 2009. 2009 WL 2605286. Suit to collect damages for alleged damages due to oil spill.
Pisc Intern., Inc. v. Woolslayer Companies, Inc., United States District Court, S.D. Texas, Houston Division. November 17, 2006. 2006 WL 3358729 and 2005 WL 1155063.
American Academy of Emergency Medicine v. Memorial Hermann Healthcare System, Inc., Court of Appeals of Texas, Houston (1st Dist.). January 29, 2009. 285 S.W.3d 35. Suit concerning the rights of doctors to set minimum requirements for care at a hospital.
William Marsh Rice University v. Coleman, Court of Appeals of Texas, Houston (14th Dist.). May 21, 2009. 291 S.W.3d 43. Suit for wrongful discharge of an employee for erroneous belief he was removing the employer's property.
Gulf Coast Waste Disposal Authority v. Four Seasons Equipment, Inc., Court of Appeals of Texas, Houston (1st Dist.). June 24, 2010. 321 S.W.3d 168. Suit concerning the unlawful taking of private property
Fredonia State Bank v. General American Life Ins. Co., Court of Appeals of Texas, Tyler. June 30, 1995. 881 S.W.2d 279 and 906 S.W.2d 88. Suit concerning the scope of insurance coverage under a policy.
Webster v. U.S. Fire Ins. Co., Court of Appeals of Texas, Houston (1st Dist.). August 18, 1994. 882 S.W.2d 569. Suit for damages under underinsured motorist policy.
U.S. v. Viking Resources, Inc., United States District Court, S.D. Texas, Houston Division. February 11, 2009. 607 F.Supp.2d 808. Suit to recover damages under the Oil Pollution Act.
Wasserman v. Black, Court of Appeals of Texas, Waco. September 20, 1995. 910 S.W.2d 564. Suit concerning disqualification of a an attorney to represent a client.