Mr. Brauer represents both businesses and individuals in various high-stakes litigation matters. He has successfully litigated and tried cases in federal and state courts throughout Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and Nevada. Mr. Brauer also has a stellar record representing clients in appeals before the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and various Texas state intermediate appellate courts. Because of his success, Mr. Brauer has been consistently recognized as a Texas Rising Star, as published in Thompson Reuters, every year since 2010. Mr. Brauer also serves on numerous committees such as the Dallas Bar Association’s Judiciary Committee and Fee Disputes Committee. Mr. Brauer graduated cum laude from Florida State University and from the Georgetown University Law Center, where he served as executive editor of a law journal.
Mr. Brauer’s practice focuses on defending and prosecuting complex commercial litigation matters involving claims of fraud, breach of contract, business torts, breach of fiduciary duty, conspiracy, deceptive trade practices, theft of trade secrets, RICO, antitrust, and violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Packers and Stockyards Act. He has successfully defended against class and collective actions, and also represents parties in complex tort matters, including negligence and wrongful death cases.
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin
Successfully persuaded the Fifth Circuit to deny Plaintiffs’ petition for permission to appeal the district court’s refusal to certify a class action – the Fifth Circuit typically grants 90% of petitions to appeal class certification decisions.
Successfully defended against claims of fraud, breach of contract, unjust enrichment, constructive trust, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of the duty of good faith and fair dealing, conversion, and tortious interference with contract.