Chip Brooker

Chip Brooker

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Dallas, TX

Brooker Law, PLLC
 | 750 North Saint Paul Street, Suite 600
Dallas, TX 75201
Phone: 214-217-0277
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2019
Selected to Rising Stars: 2007 - 2009, 2011 - 2015
Licensed Since: 2004
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

Chip Brooker is a trial lawyer and creative problem solver who has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for injured plaintiffs and their families.

On January 1, 2019, after 14 years practicing with and learning from some of the best trial lawyers in the country, Chip opened Brooker Law, PLLC to continue his fight on behalf of injured plaintiffs. Brooker Law, PLLC represents individuals and their families nationwide in wrongful death and catastrophic personal injury cases involving trucking and transportation crashes, dangerous and defective products, on-the-job injuries, explosions and burns, sexual assault, and professional negligence among other claims.

In 2018, Chip was the youngest and one of only 13 plaintiff’s trial lawyers in Dallas listed in The Best Lawyers in America (BL Rankings, Inc.), Texas Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), and D Magazine’s Best Lawyers in Dallas. Alongside his former colleagues, Chip was recognized as a member of the 2018 Products Liability Trial Team of the Year by the publishers of The National Law Journal and The Trial Lawyer for his work on a $242 million verdict against Toyota. That verdict is the second-largest personal-injury verdict in Dallas County history, according to VerdictSearch.

Chip is also a recognized leader in the local and statewide legal community. He currently serves as a Director of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association and the Dallas Trial Lawyers Association. He previously served on the Board of Directors of the Dallas Bar Association and is also a former President of the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers and former Chair of the DAYL Foundation. Chip also has served on the Board of Directors of the Texas Young Lawyers Association and as a District Representative for the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division.

In the community, Chip is an active member of Highland Park United Methodist Church. Previously, he taught Sunday School and served as Chair of the Church Council and as a Director of The Weekday School at University Park United Methodist Church. Chip has also served as a Director of Soul’s Harbor, Inc., a recovery home for homeless men battling addiction, and he is an active supporter of Operation Underground Railroad and its efforts to combat human trafficking. Currently, Chip coaches youth lacrosse for Highland Park Boys Lacrosse and teaches a merit-badge class in communications for Troop 82 of the Boy Scouts of America.

About Chip Brooker

Admitted: 2004, Texas

Professional Webpage: https://www.brookerlaw.com/our-story/chip-brooker/

Honors/Awards:

  • Best Lawyers in Dallas by D Magazine, 2017, 2018
  • Texas Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Texas Rising Stars by Thomson Reuters, 2007-2009, 2011-2015
  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation, 2010 – Mr. Brooker was nominated and elected to be a fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation. New fellows are selected from 1/3 of 1 percent of the membership of the State Bar of Texas. Selection is based on an outstanding record in the legal profession as well as a commitment to support the community at large. Once nominees are selected, each nominee must be elected by the Texas Bar Foundation Board of Trustees. Membership in the Fellows is restricted to attorneys.
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2018, 2019

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • American Bar Association - Member, 2018
  • Dallas Trial Lawyers Association - Member
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association - Member
  • Dallas Bar Association - Member
  • State Bar of Texas - Member
  • Mr. Brooker served as a director of the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers ("DAYL") and as the co-chair of the DAYL's Continuing Legal Education and Barrister for Babies Committees. Mr. Brooker also served as the co-chair of the DAYL Leadership Class Project – IMPACT: DISD – which performed various campus improvement projects at five elementary schools in the Dallas Independent School District, 2007
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers - Member, 2018
  • Patrick E. Higginbotham American Inn of Court (Barrister, 2011–2014; Associate, 2006–2007) - Barrister
  • American Association for Justice (AAJ) - Member, 2018
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association - Member
  • Mr. Brooker served as president of the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers ("DAYL"), as a trustee of the DAYL Foundation, and as chair of the Generation Generosity campaign. Mr. Brooker also served as an ex officio director of the Dallas Bar Association and as a member of the DBA's Community Involvement Committee and Bench Bar Committee. Mr. Brooker also served as a barrister in the Patrick E. Higginbotham American Inn of Court, 2012
  • Mr. Brooker served as president-elect of the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers ("DAYL"), as immediate past chair of the DAYL Foundation, and as chair of the DAYL Awards Committee and Long-Range Planning Committee.  Mr. Brooker also served as an ex officio director of the Dallas Bar Association and as a member of the DBA's Diversity Committee and Membership Committee.  Mr. Brooker also served as the ABA Young Lawyers Division's district representative for North and West Texas and as a member of the ABA Young Lawyers Division's Council. Finally, Mr. Brooker served as an ex officio director of the Texas Young Lawyers Association and as a member of its Technology, On-Line Member Services, and Diversity Committees, 2011
  • Mr. Brooker served as vice-president of the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers ("DAYL"), chair of the DAYL Foundation, and as the co-chair of the DAYL's Spanish Public Service Committee (www.lucheelfraude.com).  Mr. Brooker also served as the ABA Young Lawyers Division's district representative for North and West Texas and as a member of the ABA Young Lawyers Division's Council.  Finally, Mr. Brooker served as an ex officio director of the Texas Young Lawyers Association and as a member of its Technology, On-Line Member Services, and Diversity Committees, 2010
  • Mr. Brooker served as treasurer of the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers ("DAYL"), secretary-treasurer of the DAYL Foundation, and as the co-chair of the DAYL's Spanish Public Service Committee (www.lucheelfraude.com). Mr. Brooker also served as the ABA Young Lawyers Division's district representative for North and West Texas and as a member of the ABA Young Lawyers Division's Council. Finally, Mr. Brooker served as an ex officio director of the Texas Young Lawyers Association and as a member of its Technology, On-Line Member Services, and National Trial Competition Committees. Mr. Brooker also served as a member of the Dallas Bar Association's Public Forum and Media Relations Committees, 2009
  • Mr. Brooker served as secretary of the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers ("DAYL"), a trustee of the DAYL Foundation, and as the co-chair of the DAYL's Mentor Match Committee.  Mr. Brooker also served as a member of the Dallas Bar Association's Public Forum and Media Relations Committees, 2008

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Secretary and director, University Park United Methodist Church Weekday School (The purpose of the University Park United Methodist Church Weekday School is to serve families of the church and community by providing a program for infants through kindergarten age children that is developmentally appropriate, intellectually stimulating, and spiritually nurturing in a safe, supervised environment, planned and directed by caring adults who are chosen for their skills with children and their commitment to education.)
  • Director, Soul's Harbor, Inc. (Soul’s Harbor is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization comprised of a varied membership of stakeholders committed to “…helping men help themselves and breaking the cycle of homelessness."  However, Soul’s Harbor is more than a shelter.  Soul’s Harbor offers a six-month program that should provide the basic tools that homeless men need to reintegrate themselves into society and the workforce. If a man utilizes the tools that Soul's Harbor provides to him within these six months, he should leave Soul’s Harbor with a job and a place to live.)
  • Member and volunteer, Young Friends Auxiliary, Ronald McDonald House of Dallas (Young Friends participate in a number of fundraising and social activities that benefit RMHD. All proceeds from the Membership Drive and Annual Fundraiser directly support the operations of the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas. During the 2009-2010 year, the Young Friends donated more than $120,000 back to the Ronald McDonald House.)
  • Volunteer, Alzheimer's Association, Greater Dallas Chapter (Mr. Brooker serves as a member of the Speaker's Bureau and the Public Policy Committee).

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • In August 2018, alongside his former colleagues, Brooker was a key member of the trial team that won a $242,100,000 verdict against Toyota in a products-liability case concerning defective seat backs and seat belts. The plaintiffs were the parents of two children who suffered severe traumatic brain injuries when the front seats in their parents’ car failed and collapsed backwards following a rear-end collision, launching their parents into the backseat and causing the children’s injuries. The jury found Toyota Motor Corporation and Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., liable for the children’s injuries based primarily on design and marketing defects in the seats and seat belts. The $242.1 million verdict is the second-largest personal-injury verdict in Dallas County history, according to VerdictSearch.  , 2018
  • Dissolved a temporary restraining order to allow an American sports investment company to close a $476 million transaction to acquire a mainline English Premier League football club. KOP Investment, LLC et al v. Broughton, Cause No. 10-13606 in the 160th Judicial District Court of Dallas County, Texas.  , 2010
  • Participated in bench trial in federal court – including conducting direct and cross examinations – that resulted in a $13.6 million judgment in civil RICO, fraud, and breach of fiduciary duty lawusit on behalf of the nation's largest privately-held payment processing company. TransFirst Holdings, Inc. et al v. Phillips et al; Civil Action No. 3:06-CV-2303-P in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division.  , 2009
  • Obtained a complete summary judgment awarding a full-service commercial real estate firm all damages, attorney's fees, costs, and interest resulting from an unpaid commission owed by the former owner of an office building. Cushman & Wakefield of Texas, Inc. v. Farmers Branch Group, LLC; Cause No. 07-13362 in the 116th Judicial District Court of Dallas County, Texas.  , 2008
  • Successfully tried – as first chair trial counsel – and defended on appeal a verdict in favor of purchasers of residential real estate who discovered that the seller failed to disclose substantial latent defects as required by the Texas Property Code, in violation of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act. Bernstein v. Thomas, 298 S.W.3d 817 (Tex.App.--Dallas 2009, no pet.).  , 2007
  • Expanded an insurer's standard coverage provision and defeated the insurer's summary judgment motion as lead counsel in federal litigation concerning claims of breach of contract and bad faith insurance practices. Fowler v. People's Benefit Life Ins. Co., 2007 WL 2229053, No. 3:06-CV-1095-L, *1 (N.D. Tex. Aug. 3, 2007).  , 2007
  • Defeated an attempt to supersede a $4 million judgment with a $1,000 supersedeas bond based on an allegation of negative net worth, and persuaded the court of appeals and Texas Supreme Court not to reduce the bond. Alexander v. Rogers; No. 03-07498-F (116th Dist. Ct., Dallas County, Texas); No. 05-00233-CV (Tex.App. – Dallas 2005); No. 05-0381 (Tex. 2005).  , 2005
Office Location for Chip Brooker

750 North Saint Paul Street
Suite 600
Dallas, TX 75201

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Last Updated: 6/26/2019

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