Brock C. Akers, born Milwaukee, Wisconsin, October 30, 1956; admitted to bar, 1981, Texas; also admitted to U.S. District Court, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas; U.S. District Court Arizona; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; U.S. Supreme Court.
Mr. Akers’ law practice started at Vinson & Elkins, one of the nation’s largest firms, before he joined Phillips & Akers as a Shareholder. He has tried to verdict nearly 300 lawsuits, including a wide range of subject areas: products liability, premises liability, retailer liability, construction, railroad, truck and automotive, and many and various business related matters. Few lawyers in the country have been as active and successful at the courthouse as Mr. Akers in the past two decades.
He has been listed in each edition of The Best Lawyers in America® since 1999, where those listed are nominated by and have received a consensus support from their peers. Mr. Akers is listed in the area of personal injury. Other publications, including the Texas Lawyer and Houston City Magazine have included Mr. Akers among their various lists of “Super Lawyers.”
In addition to his regular practice, Mr. Akers speaks and writes frequently at many and various continuing legal education seminars on a variety of subjects including trial tactics, premises liability, Deceptive Trade Practices Act and other matters. He is the principle author of The Trial Lawyer Series of books published by Knowles Publishing.
In 1995, Mr. Akers served on a select committee with the Texas Legislature charged with revising and reforming the Deceptive Trade Practices Act, and has several times been asked to speak and counsel legislative committees in this area.
In 1996, the Texas Association of Defense Counsel honored Mr. Akers with its President’s Award for his service to that organization through his legislative activities.
Mr. Akers' direct line: 713-877-2555