Brant J. Stogner

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Houston, TX

Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Aziz
 | 800 Commerce Street, Houston, TX 77002
Phone: 713-587-9668
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2018
Selected to Rising Stars: 2011 - 2013
Licensed Since: 2006
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (70%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Insurance Coverage (10%)
Attorney Profile

Brant Stogner grew up in El Campo, Texas - a small town about an hour southwest of Houston. In high school, Brant excelled at both athletics and academics. Brant graduated in the top ten percent of his high school class; in sports, Brant and the Ricebirds won six district championships in football and baseball during his three years starting on varsity. Brant earned all-district honors all three years in both sports while also participating in theater and the National Honor Society. Despite a knee injury and subsequent knee surgery in his senior year of high school, Brant accepted a full scholarship to the University of Houston to play linebacker for the Cougars under head coach Kim Helton.

In college, Brant's academic success continued. In his freshman year at the University of Houston, Brant earned the 1997 Conference USA Academic Excellence Award, earning the highest grade point average of football players in the conference. After playing two seasons, and having three surgeries in as many years, Brant decided to hang up his football cleats and transfer to Texas A&M University to complete his business degree. At Texas A&M University, Brant's scholastic accolades continued to mount. Brant was a member of numerous honor societies and graduated in the top ten percent of his class with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting.

After graduation from Texas A&M University, Brant moved back to Houston to attend law school at South Texas College of Law Houston. In law school, Brant quickly became a member of the law school's nationally ranked mock trial and moot court program under Dean T. Gerald Treece. Following just his third semester in law school, Brant won the Intramural Summer Academy Mock Trial Competition and took Best Speaker honors. Ultimately, Brant competed as a varsity advocate in 15 mock trial and moot court competitions across the country. In addition to numerous individual speaker awards, Brant won a state tournament championship, a regional moot court tournament championship, two regional mock trial tournament championships, and, ultimately, a National Championship in mock trial at the ATLA National Trial Competition in his final semester of law school. Brant graduated law school in May of 2006 in the top fifteen percent of his law school class, was admitted into the Order of Barristers, and received the 2006 Dean's Outstanding Student Advocate Award.

Following graduation from law school and after taking the bar exam, Brant accepted an associate position at Houston law firm, Hays, McConn, Rice & Pickering (now LeClair Ryan) while waiting for bar results. In November of 2006, Brant received his license to practice law from the State Bar of Texas while working at Hays McConn. As a licensed attorney, Brant continued to work with multiple partners on a wide range of cases in civil litigation, representing primarily defendants in personal injury and business disputes. Brant worked as a lawyer during the day and as a law professor at night while he coached South Texas College of Law Houston mock trial teams for his alma mater. After learning the ropes at Hays McConn for nearly two years, Brant accepted an associate position with Abraham Watkins in August of 2008. Brant has been with Abraham Watkins ever since and is now a firm partner.

At Abraham Watkins, Brant has continued to consistently try cases to verdict. Brant tried twelve cases to verdict in his first three years at the firm. Today, he almost exclusively represents plaintiffs. Brant's practice focuses on catastrophic personal injury matters, auto and 18 wheeler cases, product defect cases, commercial business disputes, and first-party insurance bad faith and claims handling matters. Since joining the firm, Brant has helped hundreds of his clients obtain compensation for their injuries and damages caused by others. Brant is board certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Personal Injury Trial Law. He received this certification within his first five years of legal practice, which is the soonest an attorney can become board certified in Texas. In 2009, Brant received the largest verdict (over $20 million) in Texas for workplace safety and injuries and was listed in Verdict Search's Top Texas Verdicts of 2009. Brant is a board member of the Houston Trial Lawyers Association and is a founding member of the South Texas College of Law Houston Young Alumni Council. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the South Texas College of Law Houston Alumni Association and is the Vice President of Development.

Brant was named to the Texas Super Lawyers Rising Star list from 2011 to 2013. He was named to H Texas Magazine's "Houston's Top Lawyers 2013" list and has been named to Houstonia Magazine's "Top Lawyers" list since 2013. Despite being only thirty-four years old, Brant was selected to the Texas Super Lawyers list in 2013. He has been named to the Texas Super Lawyers list every year since 2013. In 2014, Brant was also added to the Top 40 Texas Attorneys Under 40 list by the National Trial Lawyers Association, which he made again in 2015 and 2016. Brant was named to the Nation’s Top One Percent list by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel in 2015 and 2016. Brant was also nominated for and inducted into the prestigious American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) as a member in 2015 and was the youngest inductee in the 2015 class. Most recently, South Texas College of Law Houston honored Brant with the inaugural Young Alumni Award. He is the first recipient to receive this award from South Texas College of Law Houston.

Brant met his wife, Jennifer, in law school and she was one of his mock trial partners when they won the ATLA Regional Championship in Dallas, Texas and the National Championship in Miami, Florida. They currently have two boys, Ryker and Beckett Stogner, and one girl, Holland Quinn Stogner.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (70%): Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Personal Injury - Products (20%): Motor Vehicle Defects, Medical Devices, Products Liability

Insurance Coverage (10%): Insurance, Bad Faith Insurance

Focus Areas

Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Motor Vehicle Defects, Medical Devices, Products Liability, Insurance, Bad Faith Insurance

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 6 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 3 years

Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2018 Rising Stars: 2011 - 2013

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Admitted: 2006, Texas

Professional Webpage: http://www.abrahamwatkins.com/Attorney-Profiles/Brant-Stogne...

Honors/Awards:

  • Texas Super Lawyer honors as presented by Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters Business, in Texas Monthly, 2013-2018, 2018
  • AVVO Peer/Client Rated 10 of 10 (2011-2018), 2018
  • Top Lawyer List, Houstonia Magazine, 2017
  • Nation's Top One Percent, National Association of Distinguished Counsel, 2017
  • 10 Best Attorneys for Texas, American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys, 2017
  • Texas' Top 10 Under 40, National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys, 2017
  • Texas' Top 40 Under 40, National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys, 2017
  • Young Alumni Award - Inaugural Recipient, South Texas College of Law Houston, 2016
  • Top Lawyer List, Houstonia Magazine, 2016
  • Houston's Top Lawyers (Personal Injury), H Texas Magazine, 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers (Civil Plaintiff), The National Trial Lawyers, 2016
  • Texas' Top 10 Attorney, National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys, 2016
  • 10 Best Attorneys for Texas, American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys, 2016
  • Nation's Top One Percent, National Association of Distinguished Counsel, 2016
  • Texas' Top 10 Under 40, National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys, 2016
  • Texas' Top 40 Under 40, The National Trial Lawyers, 2016
  • Top Lawyer List, Houstonia Magazine, 2015
  • Client's Choice Award, AVVO, 2015
  • Texas' Top 40 Under 40, The National Trial Lawyers, 2015
  • Nation's Top One Percent, National Association of Distinguished Counsel, 2015
  • Top Lawyer List, Houstonia Magazine, 2014
  • Texas' Top 40 Under 40, The National Trial Lawyers, 2014
  • Texas Rising Star honors as presented by Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters Business, in Texas Monthly, 2011-2013, 2013
  • Top Lawyer List, Houstonia Magazine, 2013
  • Houston's Top Lawyers List, H Texas Magazine, 2013
  • Verdict Search's Top Texas Verdicts of 2009 - #1 Verdict Workplace Safety, 2009
  • Dean's Outstanding Student Advocate Award - South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas, South Texas College of Law, 2006
  • Order of the Barristers, South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas, 2006
  • Regional Champion, AAJ National Trial Competition, Dallas, TX, 2006
  • National Champion, AAJ National Trial Competition, Miami, FL, 2006
  • National Best Advocate (Second Place) ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition, Chicago, IL, 2005
  • Tournament Champion and Best Oralist, T. Gerald Treece Summer Academy Mock Trial Competition, Houston, TX, 2004
  • State Champion, Best Oralist, and 2nd Best Brief, SBOT Administrative & Public Law Moot Court Competition, Austin, TX,, 2004
  • Regional Champion, ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition, New Orleans, LA, 2004 - 2005
  • Regional Champion, TYLA National Trial Competition, Dallas, TX, 2004 - 2005

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • State Bar of Texas, Pattern Jury Charge Committee - General Negligence, 2017
  • State Bar of Texas Foundation, Life Fellow, 2017
  • Inducted into American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), 2015
  • Texas Association of Civil Trial and Appellate Specialists (TACTAS), 2014
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 2006
  • Vice President - South Texas College of Law Houston Alumni Association, 2016-2017
  • Board Member, South Texas College of Law Houston Young Alumni Council, 2010 - 2012
  • Board of Directors - South Texas College of Law Houston Alumni Association, 2012 - 2017
  • The College of the State Bar of Texas, 2012 - 2017
  • Houston Bar Association – Houston Lawyer Referral Service Board of Trustees, 2011 - 2012
  • Houston Trial Lawyers Association - Chair of Membership Committee, 2010 - 2015
  • Board of Directors, Houston Trial Lawyers Association, 2009 - 2015
  • Hispanic National Bar Association, Affiliate Member
  • American Association for Justice
  • American Bar Association
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Houston Bar Association - Law Day Readings 2012 Volunteer, 2012
  • I represented Dorothy Dillard, pro bono, in her trial against the Estate of Joe Milton.  This trial was held in the 80th District Court of Harris County under cause number 2008-42497, 2010
  • I represented O.C. Jackson, pro bono, in his trespass to try title trial.  This trial took place in the 61st District Court of Harris County under cause number 2008-11967, 2009
  • Houston Bar Association - Mentor/Protege Program - Volunteered as Mentor (2012-2017)
  • Houston Trial Lawyers Foundation - Sponsored a class at JFK Elementary as Santa (2013-2016)
  • Legal Lines Volunteer providing free legal advice to the public by volunteering and answering telephone calls.  This program is administered by the Houston Bar Association.

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • “New Student Orientation”, Spring Orientation - South Texas College of Law Houston (Houston, Texas – January 10, 2017) (Served as Speaker on the Panel), Speaker, South Texas College of Law Houston, 2017
  • “Presenting, Recovering, & Challenging Past Medical Expenses”Houston Bar Association  (Houston, Texas – February 27, 2015) (MCLE presentation & paper)., Speaker, Houston Bar Association, 2015
  • “Presenting, Recovering, & Challenging Past Medical Expenses”, Houston Metropolitan Paralegal Association March CLE Luncheon (Houston, Texas – March 11, 2014) (MCLE presentation & paper)., Speaker, Houston Metropolitan Paralegal Association, 2014
  • “What Do Lawyers Do?”Law School Admission Council: Law School Forums 2013 (Houston, Texas - October 12, 2013) (Served as Speaker on the Panel)., Speaker, Law School Admission Council, 2013
  • “Admitting and Proving Medical Expenses Post Haygood v. De Escabedo”, Houston Bar Association 2011-2012 Winter Seminars (Houston, Texas – December 15, 2011) (MCLE presentation & paper), Speaker, Houston Bar Association, 2011
  • “Lessons to be Learned from In re Weekley Homes, L.P.”, The Houston Lawyer – Online Edition (September/October 2010)., Co-Author, 2010
  • “What Do Lawyers Do?”, Law School Admission Council: Law School Forums 2010 (Houston, Texas - November 20, 2010) (Served as Speaker on the Panel)., Speaker, Law School Admission Council, 2010
  • “Shifting Liability”, State Bar of Texas: 33rd Annual Advanced Estate Planning & Probate Course (Litigation Section) (Houston, Texas - June 10-12, 2009) (MCLE presentation & paper)., Co-Author, State Bar Of Texas, 2009
  • “Judges Panel: Courtroom Etiquette from the Bench”, State Bar of Texas: Texas Minority Attorney Program (Houston, Texas - May 29, 2009) (Served as Moderator for the Judicial Panel)., Moderator, Courtroom Etiquette from the Bench, State Bar Of Texas, 2009
  • Paid or Incurred, Why Does it Matter, & What to Look for in Medical Records”, State Bar of Texas: 2008 Annual Convention (Paralegal Division) (Houston, Texas - June 27, 2008) (MCLE presentation & paper)., Speaker, State Bar Of Texas, 2008
  • "Chapter 3 Contract Issues: Construction Industry Perspective", Construction Defects: Claims & Coverage (Defense Research Institute 2007)., Author, Construction Defects: Claims & Coverage, DRI, 2007

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Inducted into the Order of the Barristers, 2006
  • National Champion, ATLA National Trial Competition, Miami, FL (2006)
  • Regional Champion, ATLA National Trial Competition, Dallas, TX (2006)
  • South Texas College of Law - Dean’s Outstanding Student Advocate Award Recipient of 2006 
  • Regional Champion,ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition, New Orleans, LA (2004-2005)
  • National Best Advocate (Second Place) ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition, Chicago, IL. (2005)
  • Tournament Champion and Best Oralist,T. Gerald Treece Summer Academy Mock Trial Competition, Houston, TX (2004)
  • State Champion, Best Oralist, and 2nd Best Brief, SBOT Administrative & Public Law Moot Court Competition, Austin, TX (2004)
  • Regional Champion, TYLA National Trial Competition, Dallas, TX (2004-2005)

Educational Background:

  • Texas A&M University, B.B.A. in Accounting, May 2001,College Station, Texas,  National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Beta Alpha Psi Accounting Honors Society, Golden Key National Honor Society
  • University of Houston, Houston,Texas (1997- 1999)  Received full-paid football scholarship to the University of Houston, Played two seasons at linebacker under former coach, Kim Helton, Earned the 1997 Conference USA Academic Excellence Award – (Highest GPA of football players in conference)
Office Location for Brant J. Stogner

800 Commerce Street
Houston, TX 77002

Phone: 713-587-9668

 

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Last Updated: 6/21/2018

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