Eugene W. (Chip) Brees, II

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Austin, TX

Whitehurst, Harkness, Brees, Cheng, Alsaffar, Higginbotham & Jacob PLLC
 | 7500 Rialto Blvd., Building Two, Suite 250
Austin, TX 78735
Phone: 512-518-1384
Fax: 512-476-4400
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1976
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Aviation and Aerospace (10%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

Eugene W. "Chip" Brees, II, is a member of Whitehurst, Harkness, Brees, Cheng, Alsaffar, Higginbotham, and Jacob, PLLC. Focusing his practice on personal injury and wrongful death litigation from the firm's office in Austin, Texas, he represents people throughout the state who have been harmed by the negligence or recklessness of other parties. A large portion of his caseload is centered on medical malpractice, in particular involving proceedings against military health care professionals or facilities that are brought under the Federal Tort Claims Act. Mr. Brees has also assisted clients pursuing malpractice claims against nongovernment defendants, and his personal injury experience extends to cases involving defective products, premises liability, truck and other motor vehicle crashes, and aviation accidents.

During his career as a plaintiff's attorney, Mr. Brees has been able to obtain several multimillion-dollar settlements and jury awards for his clients, and his successes have earned him the high regard of his colleagues. The recipient of an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell, he has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America every year since 2003. Admitted to practice before all Texas state courts, Mr. Brees is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit.

Mr. Brees is a graduate of Texas A&M University, where he majored in physical education and biology and received a Bachelor of Science in 1972. His legal education came at The University of Texas at Austin School of Law, and he was inducted into the Order of the Coif upon being awarded his Juris Doctor in 1976. Mr. Brees spent more than 25 years as a personal injury defense attorney before joining his current firm.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories — legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (50%)

Personal Injury - General (30%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Wrongful Death, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Aviation and Aerospace (10%): Aviation Accidents - Plaintiff

Personal Injury - Products (10%)

Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Wrongful Death, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Aviation Accidents - Plaintiff


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Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2019

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About Eugene Brees, II

Admitted: 1976, Texas

Professional Webpage:


  • American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Woodward White, Inc., Every Year Since 2003
  • Super Lawyer, Thomson Reuters, Every Year Since 2003
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers, Fellow

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Capital Area Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • The U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • Western District of Texas
  • Supreme Court of Texas
  • Eastern District of Texas
  • Southern District of Texas
  • Northern District of Texas
  • The United States District Courts

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Longhorn, University of Texas School of Law
  • Aggie, Texas A&M University

Educational Background:

  • Texas A&M University, Bachelor of Science
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Office Location for Eugene W. (Chip) Brees, II

7500 Rialto Blvd., Building Two
Suite 250
Austin, TX 78735

Phone: 512-518-1384

Fax: 512-476-4400

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Last Updated: 3/8/2019

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