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Austin Personal Injury Attorneys

Trial Lawyers Serving Clients Throughout Texas and All 50 States

Our talented team of trial attorneys are proven courtroom champions whose strength and experience set us apart from other lawyers. Over the past 25 years, our trial and personal injury attorneys have consistently obtained favorable verdicts and settlements for our clients. Clients from all over the country call us in times of need and we deliver time and again. Our award-winning Austin based lawyers are among the best in the business. Texas Lawyer, in conjunction with Verdict Search, awarded Sean Breen with a Hall of Fame Verdict for the #1 Premises Liability verdict in the case Van Dusen v. Alcurt Landings, LLC, in 2011 for a client that was rendered quadriplegic in a pool accident. Texas Lawyer again honored Sean Breen with a Hall of Fame Top Texas Verdict for an outstanding verdict in 2017 in the case Nester v. Textron, for a client that was rendered a quadriplegic by a defective utility vehicle. It was the largest personal injury verdict for a product liability case in the history of the Western District Court. These are life changing results for clients. While many lawyers today rarely see the inside of a courtroom, we are collecting Hall of Fame Verdicts. We live in the courtroom and know how to try a case and that makes a real difference for our clients. Our Austin personal injury attorneys are fearless, relentless and passionate about serving our clients.

We know that our results mean everything to our clients. We aggressively handle Austin’s very biggest cases. If a case is in the news, we are almost always involved. We have the experience, resources and track record to take on a case and fight to win the very best results for our clients. We have a reputation for success, won record-setting and Hall of Fame verdicts and wrongdoers know if they don’t fairly and fully compensate our clients, then a jury will. We understand what our clients are going through. We care about them like family and we know that our results mean everything to them. We make it our mission to win for our clients and hold wrongdoers responsible.

Reach out to us today to schedule a complimentary case evaluation. Call (512) 430-4844 or fill out an online contact form to get started.

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Our Victories
  • $15,800,000 Product Liability

    HBH won a record-setting 15.8 Million Dollar jury verdict for a client and her family after she was rendered quadriplegic when she was struck and run over by a defective runaway E-Z-GO golf cart/utility vehicle. It is the largest personal injury verdict in the history of that federal district. HBH also protected the verdict on appeal, winning that too. After a $7,367,684 reduction for credits and offsets, $4,038,316.00 net to client, $600,000 case expenses; $3,794,000 attorney’s fees.

  • $12,400,000 Premises Liability

    HBH won a record-setting 12.4 Million Dollar jury verdict for a young man paralyzed in a diving accident in an apartment swimming pool. The verdict was the largest premises liability verdict in Texas at the time and led to changes in pool safety at apartment complexes that catered to college students. After a $7,578,417 reduction for contributory negligence and settlement on appeal, $2,475,000 net to client; $321,583 case expenses; $2,025,000 attorney’s fees.

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Delivering Results for Injured People & Businesses

At Howry Breen & Herman, we believe that victims of negligence or wrongdoing shouldn’t have to pay the price. Instead, we work to hold negligent parties and wrongdoers accountable for the injuries, pain, and suffering they cause. Our personal injury experience and practice is broad—we regularly handle cases involving car crashes, semi-truck accidents, bicycle accidents, premises liability, product liability, medical malpractice, and more. No matter how complicated your situation may be, we are here to answer your questions, address your concerns, and aggressively advocate for your rights every step of the way.

In addition to our personal injury practice, we regularly handle the commercial and business litigation needs of small businesses, large companies, and other professionals throughout the Austin-Georgetown area and all over Texas. Howry, Breen & Herman, LLP has been regionally ranked in 7 practice areas with a Tier 1, 2, and 3 designation. The U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" 2020 (by “U.S. News” and BL Rankings, LLC d/b/a Best Lawyers and Co., LLC.) We have delivered real results for large and small businesses who have been harmed and deserved compensation.

Contact Us at (512) 430-4844 to learn more about how our team can assist you.

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Choose Your Team of Real Trial Attorneys

Our trial attorneys have earned wide-ranging recognition well outside our home base of Austin. We are known throughout the nation for our expertise and track record, commitment to our client and our extensive trial experience and skills. Our founding attorneys, Randy Howry, Sean Breen and Tim Herman have been named to the Texas Super Lawyers® List, by Thomson Reuters over the last two decades (Randy Howry 2003-2020, Sean Breen 2004-2020, Tim Herman 2004-2020). They have continuously been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® (Howry since 2006, Breen since 2007 and Herman since 2006). Randy Howry has received recognition in the Best Lawyers in America© for Bet the Company Litigation (2009) and Commercial Litigation (2006), and was named Best Lawyers® "Lawyer of the Year" in Austin in Litigation - Construction (2019), Real Estate Litigation (2012 and 2018) and in Litigation - Trusts and Estates (2020). Sean Breen was named Best Lawyers® "Lawyer of the Year" in Austin in Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs (2020) and Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants (2017). (Best Lawyers in America® by BL Rankings, LLC d/b/a Best Lawyers and Co., LLC). Sean Breen has been named to the National Top 100 Trial Lawyers - Civil Plaintiff (Breen 2009-2020), and America's Top 100 - High Stakes Litigators by America’s Top 100 Attorneys®, (Howry 2017- 2020 and Breen 2019-2020). Recently both Randy Howry and Sean Breen have been added to “America’s Premier High-Stakes Trial Lawyers®” – 7 Figure Litigators® and 8 Figure Litigators® (Howry 2020, Breen 2019).

While we are proud of these accomplishments and prestigious recognitions we have received, our biggest accomplishment is making a difference for and helping those in need. At Howry Breen & Herman, we truly care about our clients. Our results mean everything to them. To find out how we can help you with your case, reach out to our office today.

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  • Texas Lawyer Austin Best of 2020: Personal Injury Firm
    Howry Breen & Herman, LLP was selected the Top Personal Injury Law Firm in Austin by Texas Lawyer, “Best of 2020”. The annual special supplement contains the results of Texas Lawyer readers’ poll, wherein readers cast their votes for the best providers of services and goods to the legal profession.
  • Attorney Sean Breen and Attorney Chris Lavorato placed in California’s Top 100 Settlements for 2019, as tracked by The Recorder and VerdictSearch.
  • Our law firm is proud to have been recognized in the Texas Verdicts Hall of Fame. Texas Lawyer in conjunction with VerdictSearch, recognize attorneys and law firms for their verdicts of $10 million or more. In 2011 Sean Breen was a Hall of Fame Award Recipient for the #1 Premises Liability Top Texas Verdict, awarded by Texas Lawyer, for the jury verdict award in the case VanDusen v. Aspen Square Management. In 2016 Sean Breen was inducted into the Texas Verdicts Hall of Fame, awarded by Texas Lawyer, for an outstanding verdict in Nester v. Textron.
  • America's Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys 2020
    Selection to America’s Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys® is by invitation only and is reserved to identity the nation’s most exceptional litigators for high-value personal injury, catastrophic injury, wrongful death, product liability, and medical malpractice matters. HBH is proud that Sean Breen has been selected for this award. Less than one-half percent (0.5%) of active attorneys in the United States will receive this honor — truly the most exclusive and elite level of attorneys in the community. (2017-2020)
  • Best Lawyers Best Law Firms US News 2016
    Howry, Breen & Herman is proud to have been named a Tier 1, 2 and 3 Austin “Best Law Firm” in 7 practice areas by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® (“U.S. News” and BL Rankings, LLC). Law firms are selected for inclusion in this prestigious ranking based on a series of quantitative and qualitative criteria. Our specialty and tiers are listed here: https://bestlawfirms.usnews.com/profile/howry-breen-herman-llp/overview/36628
  • Best Lawyers - Lawyer of the Year | Litigation - Trusts & Estates (by BL Rankings, LLC d/b/a Best Lawyers and Co., LLC)
  • Best Lawyers - Lawyer of the Year | Personal Injury - Plaintiffs (by BL Rankings, LLC d/b/a Best Lawyers and Co., LLC)
  • Lifetime Achievement selection to America’s Top 100 Attorneys® is by invitation only and is reserved to identify the nation’s most exceptional attorneys whose accomplishments and impact on the legal profession merit a Lifetime Achievement award. Selection is not achieved based on a single accomplishment or a single great year of success, but rather on a lifetime of hard work, ethical standards, and community enriching accomplishments that are inspiring among the legal profession. Both Sean Breen (2017) and Randy Howry (2018) are honored to receive this award.
  • America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators® is reserved to identify the nation’s most exceptional trial attorneys in high value, high stakes legal matters. To be considered for selection, an attorney must have litigated (for either plaintiff or defendant) a matter (1) with at least $2,000,000 in alleged damages at stake or (2) with the fate of a business worth at least $2,000,000 at stake. These minimum qualifications are required for initial consideration. Thereafter, candidates are carefully screened through comprehensive Qualitative Comparative Analysis based on a broad array of criteria, including the candidate’s professional experience, litigation experience, significant case results, representative high stakes matters, peer reputation, and community impact in order to rank the candidates throughout the state. HBH is privileged to honor Partners Sean Breen (2017- 2020) and Randy Howry 2017, 2019, and 2020 for selection of this award.
  • Expertise- Best Real Estate Lawyers in Austin 2020
    Expertise - Howry Breen & Herman was recognized and featured in an article by expertisecommunity.com as one of the Best Real Estate Lawyers in Austin. 2020
  • America’s Premier High-Stakes Trial Lawyers®” – 7 Figure Litigators®, 8 Figure Litigators®, is meant to recognize the nation’s most respected and preeminent high-stakes trial lawyers based on their verifiable verdicts and/or settlements. It is a tremendous honor for Sean Breen (2019) and Randy Howry (2020) to be recognized among this elite group.
  • America’s Premier High-Stakes Trial Lawyers®” – 7 Figure Litigators®, 8 Figure Litigators®, is meant to recognize the nation’s most respected and preeminent high-stakes trial lawyers based on their verifiable verdicts and/or settlements. It is a tremendous honor for Sean Breen (2019) and Randy Howry (2020) to be recognized among this elite group.
  • The National Trial Lawyers – Top 100, a highly respected legal organization that limits its members to premier trial attorneys who demonstrate superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence, stature and public profile measured by strict qualification requirements. Sean Breen Top 100 Civil Plaintiff, 2009 – 2020.
  • Top 10 Business Tort Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers. Randy Howry 2012-2013; Sean Breen since 2016.
  • Best Lawyers in America
    The Best Lawyers in America® recognizes the top 5% of the most skilled attorneys in the nation. The robust selection process requires attorneys to nominate and review fellow lawyers based on their ethics, skill, knowledge, and ability to obtain results for their clients. The Best Lawyers in America® list is a way for plaintiffs to identify the leading attorneys in their region, known for their ability to get results with honesty, strength, and skill. Tim Herman, Sean Breen & Randy Howry have been featured by The Best Lawyers in America® (2006-2020) running alongside some of the most qualified firms in the nation. More info here.
  • Texas Monthly Top Attorneys - Sean E. Breen
    Top Attorneys As Published In Texas Monthly
  • Top 50 US Verdicts All Practice Areas Texas 2017
    Sean Breen was honored by TopVerdict.com for recovering one of the Top 50 Verdicts in Texas in 2017. This is an honorable distinction, reserved for those attorneys that achieve the highest settlements and verdicts in the state.
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
    Sean Breen is a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, a renowned legal organization whose membership is restricted to trial attorneys who have achieved seven-figured settlements and/or jury verdicts. 2011.
  • Multi Million Dollar Advocates Forum
    We are proud to have Sean Breen who is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. In order to become a member, an attorney must demonstrate that he or she has successfully achieved at least one six-figure settlement or jury verdict. 2011.
  • AV Preeminent
    Martindale-Hubbell® is widely regarded as one of the most renowned peer-review rating organizations in the legal field. Randy Howry (2018), Sean Breen (2001), Tim Herman (1998), Glen Wilkerson (2014) and Chris Lavorato (2014) at Howry, Breen & Herman have achieved the organization’s highest distinction of AV Preeminent®.
  • Super Lawyers
    Each year, Super Lawyers® magazine publishes its list of peer-nominated/evaluated and independently reviewed attorneys. We are proud to have attorneys who have been selected for inclusion in the prestigious Texas Super Lawyers® List, by Thomas Reuters since 2003, running through 2020.
  • Top American Lawyers
    Membership in Top American Lawyers is limited to only 1% of all attorneys in the United States. Randy Howry is proud to be honored with a Lifetime Charter Membership in this exclusive organization (2017).
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Injured in a Cycling Accident?

Bicycle accidents are serious – they can be so much worse than a car on car accident. We know. We have handled hundreds of bike crashes and helped cyclists recover what they deserve after a crash.

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Bicycle Accidents

Bike trails and lanes throughout Austin give bicyclists opportunities to travel the city safely. Yet no amount of precautions can protect them from every reckless and negligent motorist on the street. Our law firm proudly represents injured bicyclists from throughout our community. In many of these cases, the injuries they suffer are catastrophic, so we double our impressive efforts to fight for every last penny of compensation owed to our clients.

Litigation

Not all cases can be concluded through arbitration or mediation. When the stakes are high and the subject matter is complex, courtroom litigation might be the only way to reach a proper conclusion. Our attorneys are highly experienced with business and commercial litigation, as well as insurance, real estate, and oil or gas litigation. Knowing the ins and outs of litigation does not just mean being able to overcome the opposition, though. It requires an in-depth understanding of courtroom procedures, a familiarity with local judges, and a strong reputation with the community to start a case in good standing with the jurors. When so much is hanging in the balance for your case that goes to court, you should not chance it by picking any other law firm.

Brain, Burn & Spinal Cord Injuries

A catastrophic injury is any injury that causes immediate and significant symptoms and will likely cause lifelong consequences. Many of the most serious personal injury cases that we accept involve brain, burn, and spinal cord injuries. A “mild” traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be lifechanging as it may cause speech impediments, memory issues, loss of motor control, and more. Third-degree burns are also considered catastrophic because they will cause permanent scarring, even with rapid and thorough emergency medical care. A small injury to the spinal cord can trigger paralysis, which might be temporary, permanent, partial, or total.

Motor Vehicle Accidents

Our law firm receives calls practically every day from inquiring clients who were hurt in a motor vehicle accident that was not their fault. No matter how defensive and responsible of a driver you may be, there is always a chance that you could be blindsided by a negligent motorist. While you cannot always avoid a motor vehicle accident, you can always make the right choice by bringing your claim to Howry, Breen & Herman. Our lawyers are capable of handling cases involving cars, motorcycles, buses, and commercial trucks, and that were caused by driver intoxication, distraction, speeding, and more. We hope to be the one and only name you need to know after a motor vehicle accident, an honor we intend to earn through hard work and dedication to upholding and preserving your best interests.

Product Liability

A product can become defective by design, manufacturing, or marketing. A design defect is an issue with the product that could not be avoided because it was integrated into the product’s design. Manufacturing defects are issues that occur at some point between the design phase and the point-of-sale. A marketing defect is when a product’s advertisements, packaging, or instructions are misleading to the point where someone could get hurt while trying to use the product. No matter what type of defective product hurt you or how it happened, we want to hear from you to see how we can help through reliable legal representation.