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Brent Perry

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Houston, TX

Burford Perry LLP
909 Fannin St, Suite 2630
Houston, TX 77010
Phone: 713-401-9790
Fax: 713-993-7739
Email: Brent Perry
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2022
Licensed in Texas Since: 1989
Practice Areas: Business Litigation, Civil Litigation: Plaintiff, Civil Litigation: Defense, Appellate
Attorney Profile

A co-founder of Burford Perry LLP, Brent Perry has a well-deserved reputation as a skilled litigation attorney at both the trial and appellate levels. Located in Houston, Mr. Perry has been certified as a specialist in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and he has received an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo. In addition, he has repeatedly been named to H Texas Magazine's annual Top Lawyers list.

In one of his representative cases, Mr. Perry obtained a multimillion-dollar jury award against a Korean shipbuilder in a breach of contract action. In a case involving a breach of fiduciary duty, he was able to negotiate a $3 million settlement on the eve of trial on behalf of a minority owner of a construction services company. Mr. Perry has been equally successful in his appellate practice as well, representing both plaintiffs and defendants.

Majoring in economics, Mr. Perry attended Baylor University and received a Bachelor of Arts with Honors  in 1986. His legal education came at the University of Chicago Law School, and he was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1989. After graduation, Mr. Perry joined an international law firm based in Houston, and after three years there, he became an associate at the Houston office of another international firm. He was subsequently a partner at a firm of trial lawyers and then had his own firm before co-founding Burford Perry LLP in June 2015. Admitted to practice in Texas, Mr. Perry is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Western and Southern Districts of Texas and the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 5th and Federal Circuits. He is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Houston Bar Association.

*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.

Certificates and Credentials

About Brent Perry

First Admitted: 1989, Texas

Professional Webpage:

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Life Fellow, Chair, AIDS Outreach, Houston Bar Foundation, 2012-2013
  • Texas Bar Foundation, 2017
  • Member, Board of Directors The Bridge Over Troubled Waters, Inc., 2012
  • Board of Advocates, College of Arts & Sciences, Baylor University, 2009 – Present
  • Houston Volunteer Lawyers, Equal Access to Justice Champions Program, 2012-2017 
  • Member, Board of Directors, The Bridge Over Troubled Waters, Inc., 2002-2010
  • President, Treasurer, Capital Campaign Co-Chair, The Bridge Over Troubled Waters, Inc., 2001-2012
  • Chairman, University Baptist Church Executive Committee, 2015-2016
  • Chair, Lawyers Against Waste, Houston Bar Foundation, 2013-2014


  • One of Verdict Search’s Top Texas Verdicts, 2010
  • Texas Super Lawyer, Thomson Reuters
  • Top Lawyers in Houston, Texas Magazine, 2015-2016
  • AV Preeminent rating, Martindale-Hubbell, 1999

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Board of Directors, Houston Bar Association, 2012-2014
  • The Texas Bar College, 2016
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 1990
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, 2014
  • Texas, 1989
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit, 2012
  • Chairman, Federal Practice Section, Houston Bar Association, 2015
  •  Member, Texas Association of Civil Trial & Appellate Specialists, 2010
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1990
  • U.S District Court for the Northern District of Texas, 2015 

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Recertified in Civil Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2015
  • Board Certified in Civil Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2010


  • Chalifoux v. New Caney ISD, 976 F.Supp. 659, S.D.Tex., 1997
  • MSMTBR Inc. v. Mid-Atlantic Finance Co.
  • U.S.Bank, as Trustee, v. Comerica Bank and Optimum Arbor Oaks, 2015
  • Lisa Hansegard v. Vincent Cabella, 2014
  • Acadian Geophysical Services, Inc. v. Cameron, 119 S.W.3d 290, Tex.App-Waco, 2003
  • Pei-Herng Hor and Ruling Meng v. Ching-Wu ‘Paul’ Chu, 699 F 3d 1331. (Fed. Cir. 2012) 
  • Robbins v. Reliance Insurance Co. 102 S.W.3d 739, Tex.App- Corpus Christi, 2003
  • Ikanco Inc . v. Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Co. Ltd. d/b/a DSME, 376 S.W. 3d 229, Tex.App -Houston, 14th Dist., 2012
  • Collins v. Martinez & CAROL, 2014
  • Tran v. Hoang, 2014

Educational Background

  • Baylor University, B.A., Economics with Honors, 1986

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • The House of Cards Has Fallen, Federal Practice CLE Seminar, Hidalgo County Bar Association, 2010
  • Fiduciary Duties of Partners, Members and Managers in Partnerships and LLCs, Advanced Business Law CLE, State Bar Of Texas, 2013

Industry Groups

  • Baylor University Board Of Advocates For The College Of Arts & Sciences
  • Bridge Over Troubled Waters Inc
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Houston Bar Foundation
  • Texas Association Of Civil Trial & Appellate Specialists
  • Texas Bar Foundation
  • The Texas Bar College
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Office Location for Brent Perry

909 Fannin St
Suite 2630
Houston, TX 77010

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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