Burford Perry

Burford Perry

Proven results for plaintiffs with substantial recoveries and defense wins where alleged damages exceeded a combined $1 billion. Hire a winning team. Hire Burford Perry, LLP.

Firm Overview

Two aggressive trial attorneys with more than 50 years of combined experience in complex commercial litigation of nearly every kind.

After knowing each other since the late 1980s and practicing in separate successful commercial litigation firms over the last two decades, Robert Burford and Brent Perry joined together on a single case in 2014.

The experience went so well for both them and their client thatwhen the case settled in early 2015they decided to form a new law firm. Burford Perry is a firm focused on commercial litigation for clients who want aggressive, efficient representation, whether as plaintiffs or defendants.

We work with our clients to define the clients' goals early in the representation and then develop a plan for achieving them. Just like our clients, we expect great results.
Main Office
Main Office
700 Louisiana, Suite 4545
Houston   TX  77002
  • (713) 401-9790

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Robert Burford

(713) 401-9790

700 Louisiana, Suite 4545
Houston, TX 77002

After working as a public accountant for two Big Eight accounting firms, Robert Burford graduated from the University of Houston Law School in 1986 with honors. He was a member of the Houston Law Review, Order of the Coif, and Order of the Barons. Mr. Burford worked as a tax lawyer for three years at Mayor, Day, Caldwell & Keeton, and then began his career as a commercial litigator in 1989 with Gibbs & Bruns, L.L.P., one of the nation's most highly recognized boutique firms, receiving such accolades as finalist in the American Lawyer's Boutique Litigation Firm of the Year, the Plaintiffs' Hot List, and numerous other awards.

Mr. Burford became a partner with Gibbs & Bruns in 1993, and served as managing partner or co-managing partner of the firm for many years until he left in 2009 to start his own firm. He started Burford Perry, LLP in June 2015.

Mr. Burford has worked on complex commercial litigation matters for nearly 30 years. He has been recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer by Texas Monthly for the last 13 consecutive years (2004 2016), a long-term recognition that few trial lawyers share. Mr. Burford focuses his practice exclusively on business and commercial litigation. He has handled complex, high-stakes business disputes of nearly every variety for both plaintiffs and defendants, including litigation involving fiduciary duties, securities fraud, mergers and acquisitions, Director's and Officers' liability, legal malpractice, oil and gas matters, partnership disputes, intellectual property disputes, theft of trade secrets, healthcare related matters and complex contractual disputes.

Mr. Burford's cases include, or have included:

-WTG Gas Processing, L.P. v. ConocoPhillips Company, et al.
-Francis D. John v. Key Energy Services, Inc.
-Houston Police Officers Pension System v. City of Houston, et al.
-AIG Highstar Capital, L.P. v. Stagecoach Holding, LLC et al.
-D. Bobbitt Noel, Jr. v. Chief Energy and Devon Energy Holdings, L.L.C., et al.
-In Re: Azurix Securities Litigation.
-Representation of several of the largest law firms in Houston, Nevada, and New York such as Vinson & Elkins, Locke Lorde, Lionel Sawyer & Collins.
-Goodrich Leasehold, LLC and Goodrich Drillers, LLC v. Stone Energy Corporation.
-Integrated Health Concepts, Inc. v. U.S. Diagnostic, Inc., Mohammad Athari, M.D., and Don Ballard.
-Quantum Chemical Corporation v. The M. W. Kellogg Company.

Brent C. Perry

(713) 401-9790

700 Louisiana, Suite 4545
Houston, TX 77002

Over an exemplary 25 year career, Brent C. Perry has distinguished himself as a skilled litigator. His wealth of experience has helped clients in a wide range of business and legal matters solve complex issues.

Mr. Perry attended the University of Chicago Law School and graduated in 1989, after which he served as a law clerk for the U.S. District Judge Ricardo Hinojosa in Texas. Mr. Perry then joined Baker Botts, LLP in 1990 and Bracewell & Giuliania, LLP in 1993. This gave Mr. Perry valuable hands-on experience that propelled him further in his career. He became a partner at Zummo, Mitchell & Perry, LLP in 1997 where he worked until 2004 when he established the Law Office of Brent Perry, PC. In 2015, Mr. Perry joined Robert R. Burford to establish Burford Perry LLP.

As a trial lawyer, Mr. Perry has obtained multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts in commercial litigation. He settled a minority shareholder's suit in 2015 for over $3 million after the Texas Supreme Court sharply limited shareholder oppression actions, and obtained and collected on a $4.5 million judgment in 2012 against a major Korean shipbuilder for failure to pay commissions on contracts to build LNG carriers.

Mr. Perry also has a successful record as an appellate attorney where he has achieved desired results for clients in many of his appeals. His successes include a published option affirming the $4.5 million judgment in Ikanco Inc . v . DSME and an opinion reversing a judgment against his client in MSMTBR Inc. v . Mid-Atlantic Finance Co. when he was hired post trial.

Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Mr. Perry has dedicated himself to his clients and their best interests. He has been selected as one of Verdict Search's Top Texas Verdicts in 2010 and has earned an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell every year since 1999.

Matt Parks

(713) 401-9790
700 Louisiana, Suite 4545
Houston, TX 77002

Matt Parks is a dedicated trial attorney who has experience in business and commercial litigation, admiralty & maritime, energy, and personal injury.

Matt attended the University of Texas Law School where he worked at the Environmental Law Clinic and on the Texas Environmental Law Journal. Matt also worked as a law clerk for the Texas Railroad Commission and a summer associate for Enbridge Energy. These hands on work experiences helped Matt hone the skills litigation skills that client have come to rely on him for.

After graduation, Matt joined a Texas based litigation boutique where he focused his practice on the defense of one of the main entities involved in the oil spill by the oil rig "Deepwater Horizon" from BP's Macondo Well blowout in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.

Matt is licensed to practice in all state courts in the State of Texas, as well as federally in the Southern District of Texas. Matt is a committeeman and lifetime member of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

Mr. Parks' representative matters include:
-Drafted summary judgment that disposed $1 million personal injury claim on a drilling rig
-Second chair in trial that won a declaratory judgment that a business could operate within certain zoning restrictions
-Second chair in arbitration that won $300k breach of fiduciary duty award. We represented a limited partner against the general partner and the business
-Part of two person trial team that won summary judgment on $3 million suit alleging breach of fiduciary duty, unfair trade practices, and violation of non-compete
-Member of the legal team for a security fraud suit that, to date, has resulted in about $800k in settlements
-Drafted motion to withdraw the reference that successfully removed multimillion dollar adversary suit from bankruptcy to federal district court.