Howry Breen & Herman, L.L.P.
1900 Pearl Street
Austin, TX 78705
Mr. Breen has extensive litigation and trial experience aggressively handling and winning a broad range of cases. He has dedicated his trial practice to serving a wide variety of clients and handles cases involving damages to people and businesses, including catastrophic accidents and injuries; class actions; defective products and drugs; medical and other professional malpractice; insurance company bad faith; officer/director, shareholder and corporate liability; contract, commercial and employment disputes; real estate and real property disputes, including easement, boundary and adverse possession issues; technology related disputes including trade secrets and covenants not to compete; construction litigation; transportation and trucking litigation; toxic tort and environmental suits; media law and defamation; and litigation involving governmental entities. He served as an attorney for an appellate court and now handles appeals in private practice. Mr. Breen is also a licensed mediator.
Licenses and Admissions
State Bar of Texas
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
U.S. District Court, Western and Southern Districts and before all Texas State Courts
J.D. South Texas College of Law, 1992
B.A., University of Texas, 1988
At South Texas College of Law, Mr. Breen focused on developing his advocacy skills through the finest and most successful Advocacy Program in the nation. Victories included:
National Champion- American Bar Association Appellate Advocacy Competition-(One of Top 2 Speakers in Nation).
National Champion - J. Braxton Craven National Moot Court Competition- (Best Speaker in Nation)
State Champion - TYLA State Moot Court Tournament (Best Speaker in State)
Mr. Breen also won other Honors, including The Order of Barristers for High Honor in the Art of Courtroom Advocacy; The Dean's Student Service Award; The George T. Barrow Outstanding Student Award; The Student Bar Association Award for Outstanding Male Graduate; and American Jurisprudence Awards for excellence in Torts and Appellate Advocacy
Selected: Texas Monthly Magazine, Super Lawyer
Selected: Preeminent Lawyers in America
Selected: Austin Business Journal, Best of the Bar
Founding Fellow of the Austin Bar Foundation
Briefing attorney to the First Court of Appeals in Texas from 1992-93
Adjunct Professor at South Texas College of Law in Trial and Appellate Advocacy from 1993-Present
Writer and speaker for continuing legal education courses in Texas including papers and presentations on Trial Tactics, Oral Argument on Appeal, Summary Judgment Practice, Insurance Bad Faith, Mold Litigation, and Employment Issues such as Trade Secrets and Covenants not to Compete