Brian S. Humphrey II

Brian S. Humphrey, II

Houston, Texas
713-587-9668 | 800-580-9121 |

Brian Humphrey is an experienced and trial and appellate lawyer who represents both plaintiffs and defendants in serious personal injury, wrongful death, and commercial litigation matters in both state and federal court. He has played a key role in obtaining settlements, verdicts, and judgments for clients exceeding $30 million. He has been recognized on the Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars list every year since 2016, the Top 40 Under 40 list for The National Trial Lawyers, and Houston’s Top Lawyers in H Texas Magazine, and has been invited to the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. He has served clients with Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Aziz since 2012.

Brian has established a reputation as an expert in Texas civil procedure, and he is frequently consulted by other attorneys on a wide range of questions on both substantive and procedural law. He represents plaintiffs in a wide variety of personal injury and wrongful death matters, including maritime and industrial accidents, liquor liability, catastrophic workplace injuries, 18-wheeler wrecks, and other serious personal injury cases. Humphrey also represents both plaintiffs and defendants in “bet the company” business disputes, partnership and corporate disputes, employment cases, and other significant commercial litigation matters. Brian also has an active appellate practice. He has obtained successful outcomes on appeal for multiple clients, and has argued and briefed matters in the First and Fourteenth Courts of Appeals in Houston, the Texas Supreme Court, and the Fifth Circuit.

Outside the courtroom, Brian is active in the legal profession. He has served on several committees of the Houston Bar Association, and is Past Chair of the County Law Library Committee. He also serves on the Board of the Northeast Harris County Bar Association. He is a Texas Bar Foundation Fellow, which is open only to the top third of one percent of Texas lawyers, and serves on the Foundation’s Nominating Committee. He speaks at several CLE and other speaking engagements, including co-authoring the popular Supreme Court Update with Jay Jackson.

Brian is a native of Ashland, Kentucky, and was raised in Virginia, Ohio, and North Carolina. He graduated from North Carolina State University in 2002, and in 2010 graduated cum laude from Campbell University’s Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law in Raleigh, North Carolina. Prior to joining Abraham Watkins, Brian clerked for the Honorable Lawrence “Larry” Weiman of the 80th District Court in Harris County, Texas. Before he came to Houston in 2011, Brian clerked for the Honorable Ann Marie Calabria of the North Carolina Court of Appeals.

When not working, Brian enjoys spending time with his wife, Michelle, their young son Thomas, and their dog Sam.

  • Year Joined Firm
    • 2012
  • Areas of Practice
    • Catastrophic Personal Injury
    • Complex Commercial Litigation
    • Corporate & Fiduciary Litigation
  • Litigation Percentage
    • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
  • Bar Admissions
    • Texas, 2010
    • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 2014
    • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Southern District of Texas, 2014
    • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 2016
    • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 2016
    • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas, 2017
    • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 2017
  • Education
    • Campbell University School of Law, Raleigh, North Carolina
      • J.D. (Cum Laude) - 2010
      • Law Review: Campbell Law Review, Comments Editor, 2008 - 2010
    • North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina
      • B.A. - 2002
      • Major: Political Science
  • Classes/Seminars
    • Texas Supreme Court Update, Northeast Harris County Bar Association’s Monthly CLE Luncheon, 2018 - Present
    • Speaker, Texas' Court System, O’Donnell Middle School, Houston Bar Association’s Teach Texas program, 2017
    • Real Estate Law, Memorial High School Business Law Class, Houston Bar Association Speakers Bureau, 2017
    • Various Ways You Can Lose Your Case, Handling Your First (or Next) Wrongful Death Case, State Bar of Texas, October 20, 2015
    • Pre-Trial Motions, Houston Civil/Appellate 2015 Bench Bar Conference, May 7, 2015 - Present
    • Understanding Texas Personal Injury Law, Texas Personal Injury for Paralegals CLE, April 24, 2015
    • Evidence 101, Handling Your First (or Next) Auto Collision Case, State Bar of Texas, December 10, 2014
    • How to Avoid Being Sued, or What to Do When It's Too Late, Houston Bar Association Animal Law Section?s Lawyers to the Rescue 4 Seminar, November 14, 2014
    • Liability Issues for Rescue Organizations, Houston Bar Association CLE, Animal Law Section, November 15, 2013
    • Understanding Texas Personal Injury Law, Texas Personal Injury for Paralegals CLE, 2015
  • Honors and Awards
    • Top 40 Under 40, The National Trial Lawyers, 2018
    • Invited to Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2017
    • Marquis Who’s Who in the World, 2017
    • Houston's Top Lawyers, Personal Injury, H Texas Magazine, 2016
    • Texas Rising Stars, Super Lawyers, 2016 - 2018
    • Top 10 Under 40 Attorney Award for Texas, National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys, 2016
  • Professional Associations and Memberships
    • Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit, Member, 2018 - Present
    • Northeast Harris County Bar Association, Secretary, 2018 - Present
    • Texas Bar Foundation, Nominating Committee, Member, 2017 - Present
    • Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow, 2017 - Present
    • Houston Bar Association, Speakers Bureau Committee, Member, 2016 - Present
    • Houston Young Lawyers Association, Member, 2015 - Present
    • Houston Bar Association, County Law Library Committee, Immediate Past Chair, 2014 - Present
    • Houston Bar Association, Member, 2012 - Present
    • Houston Trial Lawyers Association, 2012 - Present
    • Texas Trial Lawyers Association, 2012 - Present
    • Texas Young Lawyers Association, Member, 2012 - Present
  • Past Employment Positions
    • Judge Larry Weiman, 80th District Court, Harris County, Briefing Attorney/Law Clerk, 2011 - 2012
    • Judge Ann Marie Calabria, N.C. Court of Appeals, Intern/Law Clerk, 2008 - 2010
  • Pro Bono Activities
    • Houston Volunteer Law Project, 2013 - Present
  • Languages
    • English
    • Spanish
  • Fraternities/Sororities
    • Delta Theta Phi