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