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Brian Cano has litigated cases involving oil rig accidents, trucking accidents, wrongful death, motor vehicle accidents, construction defects, fraud and wrongful foreclosure.


Brian G. Cano

Senior Partner

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Personal Injury Defense


Civil/Commercial Litigation


Oil & Gas Injury Defense


Maritime Injury Defense


Products Liability


Construction Defect


Oil & Gas Contractual Disputes


Errors and Omissions Defense


Employment Law-Employer/Employee


Real Estate Law


Consumer Financial Services Litigation





Texas A&M University,

B.B.A. Finance, 1999


Suffolk University Law School, J.D., 2004









U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas


U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas


U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas


U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas



Professional Affiliations


State Bar of Texas


Houston Bar Association


Texas Aggie Bar Association Houston


Claims Litigation Management Alliance – Houston


Association of International Petroleum Negotiators – Houston


Houston National Institute for Trial Advocacy

Brian 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 oil rig accidents, trucking accidents, premise liability, catastrophic injuries, wrongful death, motor vehicle accidents, professional negligence claims, construction defects, breach of contract, fraud and wrongful foreclosure. Mr. Cano also has experience

in defending Class Action matters in Texas.


At the appellate level, Mr. Cano has been successful in protecting his clients’ interests by upholding multiple summary judgments granted in his clients’ favor by the trial court, and most notably, obtaining a Fifth Court of Appeals decision reversing a trial court ruling and dismissing all causes of action against his client.



Representative Matters

Gresham v. Fertitta Hospitality LLC d/b/a Holiday Inn Resort on the Beach. Defense verdict for hotel company involving paralyzing injuries sustained by a passenger on a shuttle bus. (405th Judicial District Court of Galveston, Texas, 2014).


Helveston v. Knife River Corporation and L.H. Chaney Materials, Inc. Defense verdict for negligence claims brought under the FMCSR. (55th Judicial District Court of Jefferson County, Texas, 2015).


Scott v. Ideal Roofing, LP. Verdict for construction defect and breach of contract suit (Harris County Court at Law No. 2, 2011).


Hector v. Economy Mud Products Company. Summary judgment in favor of Defendant. (334th Judicial District Court of Harris County,  Texas, 2014).


Desormeaux v. Apache Corporation and R360 Environmental Solutions. Counsel for oil and gas operator in a maritime case of injuries. (S.D. - Galveston Division).


Saindon v. Express Energy Services, GP, LLC, and Kinder Morgan GP, Inc., et al. Counsel for oil field services company in defense of an oilfield injury on a drilling rig. (127th Judicial District Court of Harris County, Texas).


Estate of Buttacovali, Deceased v. Fertitta Hospitality, LLC. Counsel for hotel company involving a wrongful death case. (21st Judicial District Court of Galveston, Texas).


Trevino v. Economy Polymers Chemicals and East Anderson Road Limited Partnership. Counsel for Defendants in a premise liability case. (333rd Judicial District Court of Harris County, Texas).




Reported Appellate Cases:

KC Smash O1, LLC v. Gerdes, Hendrichson, Ltd., L.L.P., 2012 WL 272741

(Tex. App.-Dallas Jan. 31, 2012, no pet. h.).


Sanders v. Household Mortg. Servs., 2009 WL 1886194

(Tex. App.-Waco July 1, 2009, no pet. h.).


In re Household Finance Corp. III, 2008 WL 5220542

(Tex. App.-Houston [14 Dist.], 2008, no pet. h.).


Annie L. Lewis v. Deutsche Bank National Trust Co., 2006, S.D. Tex.,

Case No. H-06-2651.




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