The Akers Law Firm

The Akers Law Firm

The Akers Firm is all about litigation. We are real trial lawyers--the type that actually go to trial; not just talk about it.

Firm Overview

The Akers Firm was formed in 2014, a spin off from a long established trial firm, Phillips Akers Womac which had merged with a larger, regional firm. Sensing the need for both autonomy and the ability to service its long standing and loyal clients, The Akers Firm picked up where its predecessor left off.
Main Office
Main Office
3401 Allen Parkway Suite 101
Houston  TX  77019
Phone
  • (713) 877-2500
Websites
Auto Accident
Auto collisions, truck collisions, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, drunk driving incidents or claims against sellers of alcohol to intoxicated people, called "dram shop." We have experience in every aspect of this type of case.
Invariably, when a human being is involved in an incident with vehicles that weigh several tons, thrown about, crushed or mangled, a serious injury is the result. Such accidents are sometimes merely the result of driver inattention or error, such as texting while driving. Sometimes accidents are caused because of the lethal combination of alcohol or drugs and the roadway. Truckers are often unwilling to yield their huge vehicles, and because of the extra care needed in their operation, cause any number of accidents in their wake.
While most statistics relate to deaths on the roadway, which is itself a serious problem, there are infinitely more people whose life changing injuries occur behind the wheel, where they have a false sense of safety.
We recognize the burdens inherent in this type of litigation and likewise the sometimes ridiculous things required by insurance companies whose primary goal is to collect premiums and avoid paying claims, or for that matter even taking care of their own insureds. Knowing and understanding this type of litigation is a fundamental, and is a key part of the Akers Firm operation.
Personal Injury
People get injured in every possible way--car accidents, truck accidents, work injuries, slip or trip and falls, product failures--even dog bites. We handle them all
The number of ways someone can be injured is limited only by one's imagination. Different types of cases require different analysis, different proof and different considerations in order to establish the responsibility of another for an injury. All cases involving personal injury require careful attention to medical conditions, diagnosis and interactions with doctors and other medical professionals. Having handled these cases over four decades, and resulting in trials throughout the state relating to one type of accident and injury or another, we have the experience and the expertise to evaluate and handle your personal injury matter.
Product Liability
Every day we are using or exposed to a product of some sort or another. From unreasonably dangerous cars, boats, motorcycles or jet skis, to dangerous drugs or other home based products, we tackle these difficult cases
One can learn a lot by actually defending a Japanese auto, motorcycle, and ATV manufacturer. Getting inside both the board room and the heads of the decision makers, as well as the lawyers for these types of manufacturers provides insight that cannot be bought. Having spent a career defending such manufacturers, The Akers Firm is now turning the tables and holding such manufacturers responsible when they place an unreasonably dangerous product into the stream of commerce. This is the sort of experience and expertise that makes a different from the very start, and right up to the entry of final judgment in such cases.

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

Trying lawsuits is not for everyone...
Litigation should be more than simply "handling" lawsuits. Sometimes...

it is about actually going to trial and resting your fate in a jury or judge. Our clients like the odds, and know that there are many disputes upon which you simply need to stand up and be counted. When that time comes, they prefer to place their trust in a lawyer seasoned at the courthouse, not by stacks of paper in a high rise office.
When you have a case that can't or shouldn't be settled for whatever reason, it must be tried. That is what we do--we try lawsuits. Our clients know that with our name on the pleadings, there is an automatic and credible threat that a trial is possible, and often probable. The threat alone is a valuable asset. It means more favorable settlements and fewer lawsuits filed against them. And when it is time to tee it up, they know they have an advocate in their corner giving 110% in an effort to acquire justice.

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others

Brock C. Akers is the principle lawyer at The Akers Firm, and has tried over 400 lawsuits to verdict. Few lawyers in America have as much experience in the courtroom, standing in front of judges and juries on a day in and day out basis. That comes from four decades of being in the trenches. With talent and experience comes a fair amount of success and most important of all, a reputation for unquestioned integrity.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

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. He is rated an "AV Preeminent" attorney by the iconic Martindale-Hubbell rating service. Other publications, including the Texas Lawyer and Houston City Magazine have included Mr. Akers among their various lists of "Super Lawyers." He is ranked by AVVO, a peer rating service of lawyers as "Superb", with a perfect 10 rating. In 2013, as a result of his efforts, Phillips Akers Womac was named the "Retailer Liability Firm of the Year" for the United States by Acquisition International.

Mr. Akers has served on a Pattern Jury Charge Committee since 1987, making him the longest serving Pattern Jury Charge committee member in the state. He has been the chair of the "Negligence" volume since 2006.

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, a multi-volume set of instructional books for civil trial lawyers.
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 has been married since 1984 to Colleen Cullen Akers, and has three children. His oldest son Cordt Akers is a lawyer, practicing criminal defense with the Cogdell Law Firm. Daughter Allison Akers teaches First Grade at St. Mark's Episcopal School, and his youngest son, Bradley Akers is a student at Texas A&M University. He is active in various church related groups, and serves on various boards of charitable institutions.

Mr. Akers was born Milwaukee, Wisconsin, October 30, 1956; admitted to bar, 1981, Texas; also admitted to U.S. District Court, Southern, Eastern, Northern and Western Districts of Texas; U.S. District Court Arizona; 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:
Board Certified in Personal Injury by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy
Elected to the American Board of Trial Advocates, holding the distinction of Diplomat.
Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow

Memberships and Other Honors:
State Bar of Texas
Houston Bar Association
Defense Research Institute
International Association of Defense Counsel
Texas Association of Defense Counsel (Vice-President, 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, 1990-95
State Bar Pattern Jury Charge III Committee, 1991-94
State Bar Pattern Jury Charge I Committee, 1987-1991, 1994-present
Vice-Chairman, 2000-2006; Chairman, 2006-present
Special Disciplinary Counsel
Houston Bar Foundation (Fellow)
Texas Bar Foundation (Fellow)
St. Thomas More Society of Galveston-Houston, Former President

Brock Akers

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