Kevin W. Brown

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Austin, TX

Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP
 | 100 Congress Avenue, 18th Floor
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: 512-685-6400
Fax: 512-685-6417
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2019
Selected To Rising Stars: 2009 - 2013
Licensed Since: 2004
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (70%),
  • Entertainment & Sports (20%),
  • Employment Litigation: Defense (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Kevin W. Brown is a partner with Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP, law firm and works primarily out of the firm's Austin, Texas, law office. Licensed to practice in New York as well as Texas, Mr. Brown has more than 21 years of legal experience, and he represents the rights and interests of a diverse range of clients throughout both states who have legal needs involving any of the following:

    ·       Complex business litigation

    ·       Intellectual property litigation

    ·       Media and entertainment

    ·       Retail

    ·       Litigation and dispute resolution

    Over the course of his legal career, Mr. Brown has achieved significant success advocating on behalf of clients in state and federal courts across the U.S., and he has considerable experience with mediations and arbitrations. Through his practice, he has handled a variety of complex matters, including business litigation, advertising and marketing law matters, social media liability, internet defamation, false advertising, copyright and trademark infringements, trade secret misappropriations, contract disputes, real estate disputes, employment litigation, business torts, and more.

    Along with maintaining a successful trial and dispute resolution practice, Mr. Brown also routinely counsels clients, including entertainers, artists and others, with their contract negotiations, royalty payment issues, intellectual property management and other matters. Recognized for his professionalism and service, he has earned top rankings from his peers, including consistent designation from The Best Lawyers in America, along with receiving many positive reviews and referrals from his satisfied clients.

    An artist in his own right, Mr. Brown graduated cum laude from Northwestern University in 1995, where he won an award for Best Painting as well as a Senior Achievement Award from the alumni board. He then attended the University of Texas School of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 1998. He is admitted to practice before all U.S. District Courts in Texas and New York as well as before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.

    Mr. Brown is a member of the Austin Bar Association and a fellow with the Austin Bar Foundation. He also served as co-chair of the Meritas Leadership Institute Class of 2012, and he is an alumnus of the Leadership Austin Essential Class of 2013. Committed to his local community, he is currently a board member of Downtown Austin Alliance and MINDPOP, and he once served on the board of Art Alliance Austin.

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    Practice Areas
    • 70%Business Litigation
    • 20%Entertainment & Sports
    • 10%Employment Litigation
    Focus Areas

    Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements, Entertainment, Sports & Leisure Law, Employment Law - Employer


    Selected to Super Lawyers for 6 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 5 years

    Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2019 Rising Stars: 2009 - 2013

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    About Kevin Brown

    Admitted: 2004, Texas

    Professional Webpage:


    • Leadership Austin Essentials Class, 2013

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Alumnus, Leadership Austin Essential Class, Class of 2013
    • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
    • Class Co-Chair, Meritas Leadership Institute, Class of 2012
    • New York
    • Texas
    • U.S. District Court, All Districts of New York
    • U.S. District Court, All Districts of Texas
    • United States Supreme Court
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Member, Board of Directors, Downtown Austin Alliance, 2016-Present Member, Board of Directors, MINDPOP, 2013–Present Member, Board of Directors, Art Alliance Austin, 2011-2013 President, Board of Directors, VSA Texas, 2007-2009 Participating Artist, Sight.Sound.Soul  President, Board of Directors, Northwestern University Club of Austin, 2013-2014

    Educational Background:

    • B.A., cum laude, Northwestern University, 1995, Phi Beta Kappa, Alumni Board Senior Achievement Award, Award for Creative Art - Best Painting 
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    Office Location for Kevin W. Brown

    100 Congress Avenue
    18th Floor
    Austin, TX 78701

    Phone: 512-685-6400

    Fax: 512-685-6417

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