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Brant Jeffrey Stogner

Brant Jeffrey Stogner

Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Friend
  • Personal Injury, Products Liability, Consumer Law...
  • Texas
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Summary

At the Houston, Texas law firm of Abraham Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Friend, firm partner Brant J. Stogner consistently tries cases to verdict, successfully trying 12 cases in his first three years at the firm. Today, he almost exclusively represents plaintiffs, focusing his practice on catastrophic personal injury matters, product defect cases, first-party insurance bad faith and claims handling matters, and commercial business disputes. Brant is board-certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in personal injury trial law and received this certification within the first five years of legal practice. In 2009, Brant won the largest verdict in Texas for workplace safety and injuries (over $20 million). Brant is a board member and committee chair in the Houston Trial Lawyers Association and is a founding member of the South Texas College of Law Young Alumni Council. Brant also serves on the Board of Directors for the South Texas College of Law Alumni Association. Brant is a member in the prestigious American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). In law school, Brant was a member of numerous honor societies and the nationally ranked mock trial and moot court program at South Texas College of Law. Ultimately, Brant won the national championship in mock trial at the American Association for Justice (AAJ) National Trial Competition in his final semester of law school. Brant also won multiple state and regional championships in both mock trial and moot court, as well as numerous individual speaker awards. After graduating in the top 15 percent of his class from South Texas College of Law, Brant was admitted into the Order of Barristers and received the Dean's Outstanding Student Advocate Award. Since joining Abraham Watkins, Brant has helped hundreds of clients obtain compensation for injuries and damages caused by the negligence of others.

Practice Areas
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Consumer Law
  • Insurance Claims
  • Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Business Law
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Construction Law
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Texas
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Trial Attorney
Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Friend
- Current
• Trial Experience – Obtained 20.7 million dollar jury verdict in Harris County in suit representing quadriplegic employee against his employer for workplace negligence. Verdict obtained as first chair trial attorney. 14th largest verdict in Texas in 2009. Largest Verdict in Texas in 2009 for Workplace Safety. • Successfully tried multiple motor vehicle injury cases and premises cases to jury verdict. • Successfully tried breach of contract and DTPA cases to the bench and jury. Verdict for Plaintiffs. • Successfully tried trespass to try title suit to the bench. Judgment and title obtained for client. • Tried 12 cases to verdict in first three years at firm as first chair trial attorney. • Litigation Experience – Independently managed large docket of personal injury, product liability, commercial, and first-party insurance bad faith cases from initial client contact until relief obtained, including handling most appeals personally. Managed own legal support staff while personally overseeing large docket of cases. • Sat for Personal Injury Trial Law Board Certification Examination within first five years of practice – passed on 1st sitting. • Performed Guardian Ad Litem duties for Harris County District Courts on appointment. • Appeared on The Sean Hannity Show, Geraldo at Large, numerous local networks, and handled multiple press conferences in media cases.
Adjunct Advocacy Professor and Varsity Coach
South Texas College of Law
- Current
• Varsity Competition Team Coach – Mock Trial - September 2006 to present • Assist as coach on various Moot Court teams
Associate
Hays, McConn, Rice & Pickering, P.C.
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• Trial Experience - successfully defended $750,000 (Plaintiff’s final demand) case to verdict, verdict for defense (take nothing). Handled as first chair with co-counsel and handled all aspects of trial from opening statement to closing argument. Prepared and argued all motions. • Litigation Experience - handled all aspects of litigation (pleadings, discovery, motions, hearings, depositions, summary judgments, mediations, trial, post-verdict motions and collections, etc.) while working concurrently with various partners on a wide range of cases representing both plaintiffs and defendants. • Independently managed small docket of personal injury and commercial litigation cases representing plaintiffs and defendants.
Summer Associate
Ebanks, Smith & Carlson, LLP
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Intern
1st Court of Appeals
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Education
South Texas College of Law
J.D. / Law (2006)
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Honors: • GPA: 3.292 Rank: Top 15% • Competed in 15 advocacy tournaments as a Varsity Advocate • Dean’s Outstanding Student Advocate Award Recipient of 2006 • Order of Barristers Law School Advocacy Honors • National Champion, ATLA National Trial Competition, Miami, FL (2006) • National Best Advocate (Second Place) ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition, Chicago, IL. (2005) • Regional Champion, ATLA National Trial Competition, Dallas, TX (2006) • Regional Champion, ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition, New Orleans, LA (2004-2005) • Regional Champion, TYLA National Trial Competition, Dallas, TX (2004-2005) • State Champion, Best Oralist, and 2nd Best Brief, SBOT Administrative & Public Law Moot Court Competition, Austin, TX (2004) • Tournament Champion and Best Oralist, T. Gerald Treece Summer Academy Mock Trial Competition, Houston, TX (2004)
Activities: Varsity Advocate - Mock Trial and Moot Court
Texas A&M University - College Station
B.B.A. / Accounting Major (2001)
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Honors: • National Society of Collegiate Scholars • Beta Alpha Psi Accounting Honors Society • Golden Key National Honor Society
University of Houston - Main Campus
(2001)
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Honors: • 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)
Activities: Varsity Football
Awards
Texas' Top 10 under 40
National Academy Of Personal Injury Attorneys
Texas' Top 40 under 40
The National Trial Lawyers
Nation's Top One Percent
National Association of Distinguished Counsel
10 Best Attorneys for Texas
American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
Texas' Top 10 Attorney
National Academy Of Personal Injury Attorneys
Nation's Top One Percent
National Association of Distinguished Counsel
Texas' Top 40 under 40
The National Trial Lawyers
Super Lawyers List
Texas Super Lawyers
Top Lawyer List
Houstonia Magazine
Client's Choice Award
Avvo
Top Lawyer List
Houstonia Magazine
Super Lawyers List
Texas Super Lawyers
Texas' Top 40 under 40
The National Trial Lawyers
Rising Stars List
Texas Super Lawyers
Houston's Top Lawyers List
H Texas Magazine
Super Lawyers List
Texas Super Lawyers
Top Lawyer List
Houstonia Magazine
Rising Stars List
Texas Super Lawyers
Rising Stars List
Texas Super Lawyers
Top Texas Verdicts of 2009
Verdict Search
14th largest verdict in Texas in 2009. Largest Verdict in Texas in 2009 for Workplace Safety.
Rated 10 out of 10
Avvo
Invitation to Join
Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Professional Associations
American Board of Trial Advocates
Member
- Current
South Texas College of Law Alumni Association
Board of Directors
- Current
Houston Trial Lawyers Association
Vice President, Chair of Membership, Board of Directors
- Current
Texas Trial Lawyers Association
Member - PAC Contributor
- Current
American Association of Justice
Member
- Current
Texas State Bar # 24038389
Member
- Current
Houston Bar Association - Houston Lawyer Referral Service
Board of Trustees
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South Texas College of Law Young Alumni Council
Founding Member
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Presenting, Recovering, & Challenging Past Medical Expenses
Houston Bar Association
Presenting, Recovering, & Challenging Past Medical Expenses
Houston Metropolitan Paralegal Association: March CLE Luncheon
Admitting and Proving Medical Expenses Post Haygood v. De Escabedo
Houston Bar Association: 2011-2012 Winter Seminars
Lessons to be Learned from In re Weekley Homes, L.P.
The Houston Lawyer - Online Edition
Shifting Liability
State Bar of Texas: 33rd Annual Advanced Estate Planning & Probate Course
Paid or Incurred, Why Does it Matter, & What to Look for in Medical Records
State Bar of Texas: 2008 Annual Convention (Paralegal Division)
Chapter 3 Contract Issues: Construction Industry's Perspective
Defense Research Institute
Speaking Engagements
Presenting, Recovering, & Challenging Past Medical Expenses, Houston Bar Association, Houston, Texas
Houston Bar Association
Presenting, Recovering, & Challenging Past Medical Expenses, Houston Metropolitan Paralegal Association: March CLE Luncheon, Houston, Texas
Houston Metropolitan Paralegal Association
What Do Lawyers Do?, Law School Admissions Council: Law Shool Forums 2013, Houston, Texas
Law School Admissions Council
Admitting and Proving Medical Expenses Post Haygood v. De Escabedo, Houston Bar Association: 2011-2012 Winter Seminars, Houston, Texas
Houston Bar Association
What Do Lawyers Do?, Law School Admissions Council: Law Shool Forums 2010, Houston, Texas
Law School Admissions Council
Judges Panel: Courtroom Etiquette from the Bench, State Bar of Texas: Texas Minority Attorney Program, Houston, Texas
State Bar of Texas
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
State Bar of Texas
Certifications
Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law
Texas Board Of Legal Specialization
Websites & Blogs
Website
Law Firm Bio
Blog
Firm Blog
Social Media
Contact & Map
Abraham Watkins Nichols Sorrels Agosto & Friend
800 Commerce Street
2nd Floor
Houston, TX 77002
USA
Toll-Free: (800) 580-9121
Telephone: (713) 222-7211
Fax: (713) 225-0827