Brock C. Akers, Resume
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. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; U.S. Supreme Court.
Preparatory and legal education: Texas Christian University (B.A. 1978); University of Texas (J.D. 1981); Order of the Barristers, Board of Advocates, National Mock Trial Team, Review of Litigation.
Certifications: Mr. Akers is Board Certified in the areas of Personal Injury and Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and is Board Certified in the area of Civil Trial Law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Mr. Akers was elected to the American Board of Trial Advocates, holding the distinction of Diplomat.
Member: Houston Bar Association; Defense Research Institute; International Association of Defense Counsel; Texas Association of Defense Counsel (Vice-President 1989; Board of Directors 1987-98, Chairman of Deceptive Trade Practices Act Legislative Committee 1988-90, Chairman of 1990 TADC Trial Academy, Chairman of Houston Rookie Seminar 1990-); State Bar Pattern Jury Charge III Committee, 1991-94; State Bar Pattern Jury Charge I Committee, 1994-; Special Disciplinary Counsel, State Bar of Texas; Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation; Fellow, Houston Bar Foundation.
Mr. Akers’ law practice started at Vinson & Elkins, one of the nation’s largest firms, before he joined Phillips & Akers. He has tried to verdict over 250 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. The 1999-2000 edition of Best Lawyers in America, where those listed are nominated by and have received a consensus support from their peers, lists him in the area of personal injury. 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. 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.
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