Brian Poldrack guides clients through all aspects of civil litigation, appeals, and alternative dispute resolution. With experience in complex civil trials, arbitration, mediation, and appeals, he concentrates on the most effective and beneficial method of resolving his clients’ civil disputes.
His work largely focuses on commercial and employment law, including disputes in litigation and arbitration; drafting contracts, manuals and policies; and regulation compliance. Other areas of civil litigation include commercial and business torts; contracts, including construction, consumer and products law; and insurance law. Brian focuses not only on the strategic legal aspects of a legal dispute, but on how such disputes affect clients’ business and reputation to help them win their case without disruption of the work that matters most.
Brian also practices in the areas of trademark and copyright registration and maintenance through the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the U.S. Copyright Office. This work includes guidance concerning the development, registration, and use of such intellectual property rights and handling disputes pertaining to trademark and copyright rights.
- University of Houston Law Center, 2004 (J.D.)
- Hendrix College, 2000 (B.A.)
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
- U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
- Represented a top-level executive in employment contract dispute at trial and in appeal, resulting in substantial judgment against employer.
- Represented a design and manufacturing company in large-scale products liability litigation.
- Represented a several medical professionals with negotiation and drafting of employment contracts and non-compete clauses.
- John Black Moot Court Competition, Best Brief Award, 2002
- Texas Administrative Law Moot Court Competition, Best Brief, Runner Up, 2002
- American Bar Association
- Houston Bar Association
- “The ERISA Remedies Loophole: How the Preemption and Remedies Provisions Allow Tortfeasors to Avoid Liability,” Houston Business and Tax Law Journal, 2004
- “Evolving Standards of Causation in Texas Asbestos Jurisprudence; Borg-Warner v. Flores and the Burden of Proof on Causation in Toxic-Dose Cases,” International Association of Defense Counsel, Toxic and Hazardous Substances Litigation Newsletter, September 2007