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Brian Cano represents companies and individuals in

high-exposure disputes throughout Texas in both state

and federal courts.


Brian G. Cano

Senior Partner

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T: 713-362-8300     F: 713-362-8302


Transportation and Trucking Litigation


Construction Liability


Premise Liability


Products Liability


Oil & Gas Injury Defense


Personal Injury





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


Trucking Industry Defense Association – Houston


Houston National Institute for Trial Advocacy


Brian Cano is the Managing Partner for our Houston office.  He represents companies and individuals in high-exposure disputes throughout Texas in both state and federal courts.


Mr. Cano has been lead trial counsel for clients in a variety of contexts with a focus on transportation and trucking litigation, construction liability and defects, premises liability and property management, products liability and oil and gas injury disputes. Mr. Cano has served as lead trial counsel for national companies and individuals facing high-risk, large-dollar liability and catastrophic tort actions, including actions in some of the highest-exposure-jurisdictions in Texas.


Mr. Cano devotes his experience and expertise to efficiently and accurately evaluating lawsuits and other risks for clients. Mr. Cano’s diverse trial experience provides a solid foundation for him to counsel clients

on the resolution of disputes through alternative dispute mechanisms such as mediation, arbitration,

and jury trials.


Mr. Cano has been recognized by his peers as a Super Lawyer in Texas (representing the top five percent

of Texas lawyers).



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).


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).


Scott v. Ideal Roofing, LP. Verdict for construction defect and breach of contract suit (Harris County Court

at Law No. 2).


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).


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


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


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).




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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