About Beirne Maynard & Parsons L.L.P.

Editor's Note: Beirne, Maynard & Parsons ceased operations in July 2016, at which time 30 attorneys joined Akerman LLP.

Founded in 1987, the still-young Beirne, Maynard & Parsons is a firm on a litigation-only diet. Its small fleet of trial attorneys represents a broad spectrum of Fortune 500 companies in civil trials, appeals and arbitration.

Biggest Little Litigation Firm in Texas

Beirne, Maynard & Parsons, which bills itself as the largest "litigation-only" firm in Texas, has grown steadily since its Houston founding, with offices in Austin, Dallas, San Antonio and New Orleans. The firm's client list is reflective of its Texas roots, containing some of the region's biggest names in the energy, aircraft and aviation, construction and healthcare industries, including Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, Cessna Aircraft Company and Ford Motor Company. Other clients include insurance giant AIG, American Suzuki Motor Corporation, Bayer Corporation, British Petroleum, Pfizer and Procter & Gamble.

Practice Makes Perfect

Beirne, Maynard & Parsons is serious about its work in the courtroom. The firm has a model courtroom in its Houston office, equipped with video cameras for post (mock) trial analysis, and it uses aggressive preparation techniques like jury profiling and hiring shadow juries and focus groups.

Aristotle Goes High-Tech

The firm bases its approach to litigation on the three Aristotelian principals of ethos, pathos and logos--character, emotion and logic. But don't let its classical philosophy fool you--Beirne, Maynard & Parsons has gained recognition for its groundbreaking use of technology. Most notably, the firm has earned acclaim for its use of high-tech exhibits in the courtroom.

The firm also touts what it calls a "trial-in-a-box" approach to attorney mobility. At all times, attorneys have at their disposal custom-made shipping crates containing the materials and technology required to conduct a sophisticated trial. This way, clients can be assured of receiving the same level of service in a remote Texas forum as they would near the firm's headquarters.

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Beirne Maynard & Parsons L.L.P.

1300 Post Oak Boulevard Suite 2500
Houston, TX 77056-3000
Phone: (713) 623-0887
Fax: (713) 960-1527


  • Employer Type: Private
  • Managing Partner: Brit T. Brown
  • Hiring Partner: Darin Brooks
  • Total No. Attorneys 2014: 65

  • Base Salary
    Summer associate: $1,900/week

  • Major Departments & Practices
    Aircraft & Aviation
    Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
    Banking & Financial Services
    Business Reorganization, Restructuring & Bankruptcy
    Class Action Defense
    Commercial Litigation
    Condemnation & Eminent Domain
    Consumer Products
    Election Law
    Electronic Discovery
    Energy Litigation
    Franchise & Distribution
    Health Care
    Intellectual Property
    Labor & Employment
    Maritime Litigation
    Mass Tort & Toxic Tort
    Pharmaceuticals, Medical Devices, & Biotech
    Products Liability
    Professional Risk
    Real Estate
    Securities Arbitration & Litigation
    Technology Litigation
    Transportation & Motor Vehicles

Major Office Locations

  • Houston, TX (HQ)
  • Austin, TX
  • Dallas, TX
  • New Orleans, LA
  • San Antonio, TX