Litigator Brian Clark focuses his practice on representing financial institutions, regional and local businesses, and individuals in business-related matters, both in and out of court.
Brian has successfully prosecuted and defended lawsuits on behalf of his clients in state and federal trial courts throughout Texas and in other jurisdictions. Brian has represented clients in disputes involving, among other things, contracts, employment issues, fiduciary duties, real estate, oil & gas, and disputes among owners of closely held businesses.
Because Brian’s clients represent a range of industries, the matters he handles vary widely. Employment issues, however, surface in virtually all organizations. Brian’s extensive experience in and deep well of knowledge about non-competes and confidentiality matters as well as trade secret protection and other intellectual property disputes enhance his ability to serve clients, both in and out of litigation.
Brian also brings to his practice significant experience in arbitration, bankruptcy adversary litigation, and appeals. A certified mediator with a passion for helping parties resolve their disputes outside of the courtroom, he reads people well, understands the many angles involved in both mediation and informal negotiations, and communicates clearly to advance his clients’ interests. Brian also spends a significant amount of time working with clients on litigation-avoidance strategies.
Although he serves clients of all sizes, Brian tends to advise middle-market businesses most frequently. He particularly enjoys financial services-related work because of the big-picture perspective and strategic insight he has cultivated in representing clients in many of these cases for nearly two decades.
Brian also serves as the General Counsel for KRCL and chairs the firm's Project Make-a-Difference, which coordinates the firm's charitable efforts.
Away from the Office
Brian and his wife, Tiffany, have three kids (and two dogs) who keep them busy. They love to travel when they have the time and are both very involved in their church.
- State Bar of Texas (2001)
- United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas
- The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Baylor Law School, J.D., 2001
- Active in the Harvey M. Richie Moot Court Society
- Named to the Order of the Barristers;
Texas A&M University, B.S., 1998
- Political Science
- Presidential Scholar
- Secured dismissal of multi-million dollar fraudulent transfer lawsuit against banking client during pretrial conference that required no payment to the plaintiff.
- Summary judgment against company for failure to distribute stock proceeds to former officers upon sale of privately-held company.
- Numerous summary judgments on behalf of commercial landlords for breach of lease, including award of attorneys' fees.
- Favorable resolutions on behalf of financial institutions in lawsuits arising out of disputed credit reporting.
- Favorable resolution on behalf of financial institution in lawsuit involving claims of violations of the Bank Tying Act.
- Successful prosecution and defense of requests for temporary restraining orders and temporary injunctions relating to covenants not to compete, foreclosures and evictions.
- Favorable resolution of property tax valuation dispute regarding commercial property valued at over $100 million.
- Obtained judgments for numerous businesses and individuals in lawsuits regarding debts owed and has successfully enforced such judgments through post-judgment collection activities.
- Law in the Workplace, "Don't Forget to Sign That Arbitration Agreement," June 2018
- The Law of Banking, "4 Tips for a Better (Loan) Workout," March 2018
- Texas Rising Stars, Thomson Reuters (2009-2016)