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At Howry Breen & Herman, we have successfully tried hundreds of cases to verdict—and won. In fact, our Austin attorneys are responsible for some of Texas’s largest settlements and jury verdicts and have achieved record-setting results for many of our clients. We are known for our aggressive approach to trial, which has led to many of our opponents settling before attempting to take us on in the courtroom. When opponents do dare us to go to trial, we utilize our expansive resources and skill to fight tirelessly for our clients. Our Austin attorneys rely on cutting-edge trial science, in-depth knowledge of state and federal laws, and decades of experience to help our clients fight for the best possible outcomes in their cases.

Browse our case results to see how we’ve helped individuals, families, and businesses throughout Austin and Georgetown recover the maximum compensation they were owed. At Howry Breen & Herman, we would be honored to help you or your family or your business. To learn more about how we can help you with your case, contact us today.

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  • $16 Million

    Product Liability

    HBH won a record-setting 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.

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  • $12.8 Million

    Premises Liability

    HBH won a record-setting 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.

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  • $11 Million

    Bad Faith Insurance

    HBH won an Arbitration award for a client against an insurance company for bad faith non-payment of policy proceeds. The litigation spanned two years and involved witnesses from all over the world and with experts in numerous fields. In the end, the depth and resources of HBH allowed a record-setting recovery.

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  • $10 Million

    Construction Defects

    HBH secured a settlement for a multi-story building that was suffering damage due to construction defects. The recovery included all attorney’s fees and expenses to repair the building.

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  • $10 Million

    Construction Defects

    HBH secured a recovery for construction defects to a multi-level condominium tower with systemic water damage. The settlement covered repairs, property damage, stigma, loss of use and attorney’s fees.

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  • $8 Million

    Truck Accident

    HBH won a settlement for victims of a multi-truck crash on the highway. Several trucks were involved in the crash and HBH secured insurance limits from all of them due to joint responsibility.

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  • $7.8 Million

    Wrongful Death

    HBH won a multi-party settlement for the family and young son of a woman tragically killed in a boating crash by an intoxicated boater and an improperly lit construction barge. HBH was the lead firm on the case.

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  • $7 Million

    Wrongful Death

    HBH recovered a settlement for the family of a victim who was killed by 18 wheeler that was traveling at an illegally slow rate of speed in the highway. When the police initially investigated, the truck driver lied and claimed he was traveling at the speed limit. After HBH got involved and sued, HBH uncovered the truth that he was killing time driving slow because he was ahead of schedule.

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  • $6 Million

    Wrongful Death

    HBH prosecuted a case against a major car manufacturer and recovered a settlement for the family and client who suffered amputations and was severely burned in a post-crash fuel fed fire due to a product defect. The gas tank was not designed and equipped with a device to keep gas from spilling out if the vehicle rolled over in an accident.

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  • $5 Million

    Wrongful Death

    HBH secured a recovery for the family of a victim who was killed by an 18 wheeler that drove recklessly and lost control in an ice storm. The driver of the truck fled the scene after the multi-vehicle accident, claiming he was not involved. After HBH filed suit, we tracked him down and proved he was the initial at-fault vehicle and largely responsible for the crash and death.

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  • $5 Million

    Personal Injury

    HBH recovered a settlement for the victim’s family for a driver killed by an18 wheeler speeding on the highway. The driver was poorly trained and supervised and his GPS data showed him driving 20 MPH over the speed limit.

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  • $4.5 Million

    Premises Liability

    HBH recovered a settlement for a client that was rendered a quadriplegic in a swimming pool that was not filled to the proper level. Due to the low level, the client suffered a spinal cord injury when diving into the pool.

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  • $4 Million

    Personal Injury

    HBH recovered against a major airline and medical group for a client who suffered a heart attack on an international flight yet the airline refused to divert and land the plane to provide essential medical treatment. The pilot and a doctor connected by radio on the ground both refused to divert, causing massive damage to the client’s heart due to delay in treatment.

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  • $3.75 Million

    Contract Dispute

    HBH recovered on a contract claim for a small business owner in a commercial dispute with Fortune 500 Company in a classic David v. Goliath case. HBH took the case on contingent fee and funded the expenses, litigating in two states and reaching trial where the breaching company decided to settle.

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  • $3.5 Million

    Construction Defects

    HBH secured a settlement for a developer who suffered damages due to the negligence of design professionals and subcontractors in a downtown Austin condo redo project. The professionals and subs were negligent and caused damage to the structure during the renovation project, causing additional expenses to repair it and lost profits during the delay needed to repair. HBH set the case for trial and recovered full settlement after taking the depositions of the corporate representatives.
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  • $3.2 Million

    Personal Injury

    HBH recovered a settlement for the family of a 19-year-old who drowned in a hotel swimming pool. HBH sued a notional hotel brand and prepared the case for trial against multiple law firms, proving that the hotel was negligent in failing to provide a safe pool.

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  • $3 Million

    Personal Injury

    HBH recovered a settlement for a minor child of a victim who was killed while working on a radio tower. The client was working in Indiana on a tower when he was killed due to his employer’s gross negligence. HBH filed suit and the case settled after the deposition of the corporate representative.

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  • $3 Million

    Product Liability

    HBH recovered a settlement for the family of a victim who was dropped from a 300-foot radio tower while working due to the gross negligence of employer and a product defect. The employer had rigged a winch on the back of a pickup truck to hoist the worker up the tower and the winch failed, causing the long fall and death.

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  • $2.5 Million

    Construction Defects

    HBH recovered for a hospital against a construction general contractor and a flooring sub for defective concrete slab work and flooring. The Defendants improperly installed flooring which later bubbled up and caused serious issues, including problems in operating rooms. HBH took the case on contingent fee and aggressively moved it to trial where the case settled.

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  • $2.5 Million

    Premises Liability

    HBH recovered a settlement for a juvenile client who was abused and shot on private property. The settlement also had safeguards to prevent further abuse and contact with the victim.

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  • $2.5 Million

    Bicycle Accidents

    HBH recovered for brain and significant personal injuries to a cyclist when struck by a car on Loop 360 in Austin. The cyclist was on the shoulder when the driver drifted while not paying attention and struck him. Even though wearing a helmet, he suffered a traumatic brain injury and will need long-term medical care.

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  • $2.5 Million

    Property Dispute - Adverse Possession

    HBH won a jury verdict in favor of a landowner in a dispute involving a multi-million dollar property on Lake Travis. The jury ruled that HBH’s client had acquired the property by adverse possession, leading to preservation of significant value in the client’s adjacent property.

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  • $2 Million

    Breach of Contract and Fraud

    HBH recovered on a commercial dispute for property owners against a developer resulting from misrepresentations concerning what would be built and when it would be built. The developer had committed fraud and breach of contract and HBH exposed it in the litigation, resulting in settlement.

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  • $2 Million

    Construction Defects

    HBH recovered for a client on a motorcycle who was severely injured and suffered amputation of his leg when struck by a negligent tractor-trailer in a negligently designed traffic redirection zone. HBH filed suit and recovered against the truck driver and his company first, and then prosecuted the case against the road contractor for negligent work regarding the roadway.

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  • $1.8 Million

    Breach of Contract and Fraud

    HBH won a jury verdict for small business who was fraudulently sold a piece of defective equipment used in gas processing process. When the defendant refused to refund the money, HBH sued for breach of contract and fraud and won a judgment that included attorney’s fees. Despite a hometown advantage with a local jury, attorney team, and client in Angleton, Texas at the Brazoria County Courthouse, HBH and our plaintiff client, a natural gas company from Los Angeles, California, were victorious in their breach of contract and deceptive trade practice trial. The verdict exceeded $1.8 million in favor of HBH’s client, for punitive damages, expenses, lost profits and attorney fees.

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  • $1.5 Million

    Aviation Accident

    HBH recovered a settlement of insurance proceeds plus personal assets against a private pilot of a twin-engine plane who crashed on take-off and seriously injured a passenger and killed her daughter. The pilot was inexperienced in a twin-engine and stalled it on take-off. While it was a miracle the mother survived, she was left with serious injuries and the terrible loss of her daughter and HBH is so proud of how hard she has fought to continue with life.
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  • $1.5 Million

    Personal Injury

    HBH secured a settlement for the family of a man run over and killed by a tractor-trailer. The driver of the truck was distracted by his cell phone and ran over the pedestrian. HBH helped set up a trust and payments for the victims’ families.

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  • $1.5 Million

    Sexual Harassment

    HBH recovered against a major investment firm and a partner for sexual harassment of two female employees by the supervisor. The supervisor subjected them to unwanted advances and a hostile environment, but both were single mothers who needed the job. The came to HBH and we took the case, securing the settlement, keeping their jobs and getting the boss fired.

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  • $1.5 Million

    Business & Commercial Litigation

    HBH filed a lawsuit and secured a monetary and property recovery for hospital district in a commercial dispute. The issues involved complicated accounting and property issues in addition to allegations of fraud.

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  • $1.5 Million

    Personal Injury

    HBH recovered a settlement for multiple victims in passenger van who were hit by septic tank truck. HBH filed suit and secured substantial recoveries for the victims despite claims by the defendant of a low impact collision.

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  • $1.2 Million

    Premises Liability

    HBH won a settlement for an elderly woman injured in a trip and fall due to premises defect at a prominent grocery chain. The store had allowed the sidewalk in front to become dangerous, particularly for people who could not see well or had bad balance. The client broke her shoulder and arm and required extensive medical care. After initially denying any responsibility, the defendant settled shortly before trial.

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  • $1.2 Million

    Personal Injury

    HBH recovered a settlement for a Good Samaritan helping at an accident site on the highway that was hit and killed by another truck. The client had stopped and was assisting with an accident when another truck lost control and crashed into the first accident scene.

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  • $1 Million

    Personal Injury

    HBH recovered a settlement for an injured victim and his family after he was struck by an off-duty ambulance. The driver was unqualified and should have been fired previously but was allowed to keep working. HBH secured the settlement that included his termination and safeguards for hiring and retention in the future.

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  • $1 Million

    Contract Dispute

    HBH recovered for a client in a dispute with its commercial landlord. The landlord sued the client and HBH countersued, leading to a settlement by the landlord and payment to the HBH client.

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  • $1 Million

    Personal Injury

    HBH won a settlement in a workplace accident with a tractor, where a ranch hand was run over by an inattentive worker.

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  • $1 Million

    Breach of Contract and Bad Faith

    HBH recovered a settlement against an insurance company for title defects on high-end residential property. The title company missed a drainage easement but denied coverage. HBH sued and recovered full policy limits for the client.

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  • $1 Million

    Brain Injuries

    HBH recovered against an insurance company on underinsured motorist policy for brain injury in car accident. The client was injured when an underinsured motorist caused an accident, but the insurance company claimed it did not cause a traumatic brain injury. HBH proved it did and recovered policy limits for the client from a zero offer initially.

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  • $1 Million

    Medical & Pharmaceutical Injuries

    HBH recovered a settlement for an injury to due to a defective drug. The client took the drug to prep for a medical procedure and it as defective, causing serious kidney damage.

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  • $1 Million

    Medical & Pharmaceutical Injuries

    HBH secured a settlement for death of father in a hospital due to undiagnosed pulmonary embolism. The client had knee surgery and showed classic signs of blood clots but the doctors and nurses ignored it. He died when the clots moved to his lungs. The doctor blamed the hospital, who blamed the doctor back. Both settled at trial for policy limits.

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  • $1 Million

    Wrongful Termination

    HBH won a Recovery for wrongful termination due to age discrimination. After receiving a right to sue letter, the client hired HBH on a contingent fee and the case settled after HBH deposed two corporate representatives.

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  • $1 Million

    Personal Injury

    HBH recovered a settlement in a rollover crash that killed the driver and injured a passenger. The at-fault driver initially denied responsibility but ultimately admitted to being at fault once he was cross-examined by HBH.

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  • $1 Million

    Personal Injury

    HBH recovered a settlement for the family of a man killed while working on a tractor on a ranch in South Texas. The ranch had rigged the tractor to be started with a screwdriver and the worker was killed when using it.

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  • $975,000

    Personal Injury

    HBH secured a recovery for the customer of a family entertainment venue that was dropped from a climbing rock wall severely injuring his feet and his ankle. The defendant failed to provide safe equipment and training and also claimed it had a release that waived liability. HBH proved otherwise and the case settled shortly before trial.

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  • $900,000

    Personal Injury

    HBH recovered for a client that suffered significant injuries after being hit by a drunk driver. Injuries included a traumatic brain injury with short-term memory problems.

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  • $800,000

    Elder Abuse

    HBH won a jury verdict for undue influence over a widow to take retirement funds. After winning the verdict, the defendant declared bankruptcy and HBH followed him into bankruptcy court, proving up the fraud and securing a recovery that included his house, his car, and his retirement.

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  • $750,000

    Burn Injuries

    HBH secured a settlement for a teenager who suffered burn injuries at a sleepover. He was injured when someone threw gas on a campfire. HBH secured a recovery for injuries and future care.

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  • $750,000

    Motor Vehicle Accidents

    HBH secured a recovery for a teenager hurt in a car crash during a lunch break from school. He was a passenger when the driver, in a rush to get back from lunch, lost control of the car. The insurance company tried to blame the victim and contested damages, but settled shortly after HBH was hired by the family.

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  • $750,000

    Employment Litigation

    HBH recovered for a client that was terminated due to age discrimination. HBH took depositions that exposed the improper basis for the firing and the case settled.

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  • $750,000

    Personal Injury

    HBH secured a recovery against a Bar for overserving alcohol to a person who was obviously intoxicated and then drove an automobile, crashing and killing another driver. HBH represented the victim’s family, filed suit and recovered video and other evidence that proved the case. The bar and its owners attempted to stay the case because criminal charges were pending, but HBH defeated the attempts and the case settled.

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  • $750,000

    Bicycle Accidents

    HBH recovered for severe brain and orthopedic injuries to a cyclist struck by a car. The driver was drunk and ran the cyclist over from behind, but claimed the cyclist pulled out in front of her. HBH filed suit and the case settled.

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  • $500,000

    Personal Injury

    HBH recovered policy limits for injuries suffered by a pedestrian struck by a drunk driver. The insurance company claimed the HBH client was at fault and walking in the road. HBH proved otherwise and the case settled.

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  • $500,000

    Contract Dispute

    HBH recovered for a landowner in a dispute over a letter of intent for an oil and gas lease. An oil company and its agent backed out of a letter of intent and the client had to lease for half as much. HBH was hired on a contingent fee, filed suit and secured full damage recovery just before trial.

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  • $500,000

    Premises Liability

    HBH secured recovery for several victims who were hurt by falling glass from a high rise hotel. The glass had been improperly installed in a spot that was improperly designed. HBH also sought an injunction to prevent others from being hurt in the future.

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  • $400,000

    Business & Commercial Litigation

    HBH recovered for an oilfield company on an inland marine policy arising from a theft of equipment. The insurance company denied coverage and the client hired HBH on a contingent fee to get the policy coverage and proceeds. HBH secured a ruling from the court for coverage and the insurance paid.

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  • $400,000

    Bicycle Accidents

    HBH recovered for a closed head injury and broken bones to a cyclist in an auto/bicycle collision. The cyclist was not wearing his helmet and the insurance company blamed his injuries on the cyclist. HBH filed suit and proved the injuries would have been serious even with a helmet, leading to settlement.

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  • $250,000

    Personal Injury

    HBH recovered for a minor injury in a hunting accident. A hunter negligently handled his rifle at the back of a truck, causing the child to be shot when it went off. HBH recovered for damages and future medical care, including an annuity.

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