R. Brent Cooper focuses his practice on commercial litigation, insurance litigation, and appellate practice. He has had significant experience in the representation of clients before federal and state trial and appellate courts, as well as in arbitration proceedings. He has tried numerous cases covering areas of business litigation, construction litigation, catastrophic personal injuries, complex litigation, intellectual property, constitutional and business tort cases. In his 35 years of practice, he has been at the forefront of appellate law.
Brent is board certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Personal Injury Trial Law. He has testified before the House Civil Practice committee and the Senate State Affairs committee with respect to the legislation which is now House Bill 4. He was honored by the State Bar of Texas Insurance Law Section as a “True Texas Legend” and has been recognized by Chambers USA – America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in 2007, 2008 and 2009. He is a frequent lecturer, having spoken on insurance litigation, coverage, and bad faith at seminars for the State Bar of Texas, University of Houston Law Center, South Texas College of Law, and the University of Texas School of Law. He is co-author of Cooper, Hensley & Marshall’s Texas Rules of Civil Procedure Annotated. He has written numerous articles for law reviews and legal publications. He is an editor in West's Annotated Texas Insurance Code.