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Brian Gregory Cano

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Civil Litigation Attorney in Houston, TX

Fee, Smith, Sharp & Vitullo, LLP
2777 Allen Pkwy, Suite 800
Houston, TX 77019
Phone: 713-362-8300
Fax: 713-362-8302
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2013
Licensed in Texas Since: 2004
Practice Areas: Civil Litigation: Defense
Attorney Profile

Brian G. Cano, Managing Partner for the FSSV Houston Office, has more than a decade of litigation experience defending and prosecuting complex legal, factual and damage issues in multiple jurisdictions throughout Texas. Mr. Cano’s accomplishments include multiple defense verdicts, summary judgments and settlements in favor of his clients. He has litigated cases involving trucking accidents, premise liability, products liability, oil rig accidents, catastrophic injuries, wrongful death, motor vehicle accidents, construction defects, breach of contract, fraud and wrongful foreclosure. Mr. Cano also has experience in defending Class Action matters in Texas.

About Brian Gregory Cano

First Admitted: 2004, Texas

Professional Webpage: http://www.feesmith.com/brian-cano.html

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars

Representative Clients

  • Defended Trucking Company against a motorcyclist who claimed he was run off the road by the driver.  As a result, Plaintiff underwent a 2 level cervical discectomy, lumbar laminectomy and right knee replacement.  

Honors/Awards

  • Graduate HYLA Leadership Academy
  • Moot Court National Trial Team
  • H Texas Magazine, Houston's Top Lawyers

Educational Background

  • Suffolk University Law School, Boston, MA.
  • Texas A&M University, Finance

Verdicts/Settlements

  • I represented a home owner against a roofing company for construction/roof defects totalling approximately $3500.  The roofing company ignored her complaints. We filed suit.  The roofing company filed counter claims.  Roofing company ignored our first demand and expert report.  We went to trial after 3 trial settings and received a jury verdict in an estimated amount of $118,000 (inclusive of reasonable and necessary attorneys' fees).
  • Defended Large Galveston Hotel in a personal injury accident in which a patron of the Hotel claimed its shuttle driver was using a cell phone while driving a shuttle bus when he had to come to a hard stop causing her to fall.  She suffered a broken humerus bone and partial paralysis. 
  • Our client, Kansas State Company, was sued by an architect in Dallas County, Texas for alleged unpaid iinvoices for design and construction of restuarants in the state of Kansas.  The architect argued that the Kansas State Company knew that its architectural services would be performed in Dallas County, Texas and that it did peform a substantial portion of its services in Dallas County, Texas.  The Kansas State Company file a motion to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction.  The trial court denied the motion sua sponte.  I appealed the ruling and argued in the 5th Court of Appeals.  The appeals court reveresed and rendered in favor of our client Kansas State Company dismissing all claims.

Transactions

  • Draft joint venture agreements, licenses and other documents for a company in Brazil, the UK and our client here in Houston to market, sell and produce products in Europe. 
  • I represented a Texas personnell agency that introduced a Candidate to an an Alabama State University Hospital for an interview.  The Hospital offered the job to the Candidate.  She was not able to accept.  Months later, the Candidate appeared again, but through a different agency.  On her Second Interview the Candidate was offered the job again.  She accepted the job this time.  Our client learned this through communications and sent a demand letter for payment of the personnell fee. The Hospital denied the demand for 2 reasons: 1) they claimed governmental immunity; and 2) that there was no contract.  We filed a claim with the State of Alabama and had the administrative hearing in Alabama.  We argued and presented evidence claiming that the agreement consisted of emails, attachments and directions for placement by the Hospital.  The State of Alabama agreed and our client was awarded their entire personnell placement fee., 2012

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Lecture on Consumer Protection & Adjuster Ethics, Speaker, Insurance, 2012
  • 4th Quarter AIG Symposium 2012, Speaker, Insurance, 2012

Industry Groups

  • Construction Defect
  • Personal Injury
  • Premise Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Trucking
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Office Location for Brian Gregory Cano

2777 Allen Pkwy
Suite 800
Houston, TX 77019

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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