For over 60 years, members of AV rated Brock Person Guerra Reyna have been practicing law throughout Central and South Texas, focusing almost exclusively on state and federal civil defense litigation.
The Firm’s founding partner, Roy C. Brock, began his practice in 1953 with a simple philosophy that has become the Firm’s commitment to each of our clients: to provide legal representation of the highest caliber in a cost effective manner.
Roy C. Brock and David B. Person (founders of the Firm) worked to build the very foundation in place today with attorneys regularly handling legal matters all over Central and South Texas, including San Antonio, Austin, Corpus Christi, the Rio Grande Valley, and other cities along the Texas border (such as Laredo, Eagle Pass and Del Rio).
The Firm’s strongest attribute is trial advocacy. Although the Firm works hard to help clients avoid litigation and reach amicable resolutions, clients are vigorously represented with effective trial presentations by attorneys who are in trial often when disputes result to litigation.
The Firm primarily practices in three main areas of litigation:
(1) Tort Litigation, concentrating in automobile/vehicular accidents, premises liability, product liability, intentional torts; and fire loss analysis;
(2) General Civil Litigation, including construction liability, construction defect, bad faith, deceptive trade practices, and breach of contract; and
(3) Labor and Employment Litigation, focusing on causes of action based on federal and state civil rights statutes aimed at preventing sexual harassment, discrimination based on sex, race, age and disability, and retaliatory discharge.
To help facilitate the legal services provided to our clients, the Firm has implemented state of the art technology, including litigation support software, litigation support databases, remote software and database access equipment, Internet client communications, Internet client document transmittal, Internet legal research, and computerized billing software. This has fostered an even greater level of communication with clients, giving them more access to information, and reducing the cost of litigation.
At Brock Person Guerra Reyna, we trust that each of our clients will be fully satisfied with every aspect of their representation.
The largest area of practice in the Firm is tort litigation, which is also the oldest. Every attorney in the firm started his or her practice in the area of tort litigation and still maintains an active case list of tort claims. The types of cases handled in this area include:
Automobile/Vehicular Accidents. All firm attorneys handle lawsuits which stem from this type of accident, some rather simple, but many quite complex. With respect to the former, we have worked closely with our clients to develop billing alternatives that enable them to maintain an aggressive approach in defending claims. As to the latter, and as with construction liability, the firm is readily able to respond rapidly and begin coordinating the defense of what can be vigorous litigation.
Premises Liability. The firm continues to be involved in many cases where businesses are sued for allegedly defective premises conditions (i.e slip and falls). Over the last few years, however, there has been a breadth of lawsuits for inadequate premises security (i.e. civil liability for the criminal acts of third parties) in which our lawyers have been engaged to assist our clients.
Product Liability. For a number of years, attorneys in this area have represented manufacturers, distributors, and retailers in litigation where a particular product is alleged to have been defectively designed, manufactured, or marketed.
Intentional Torts. Although not an often seen cause of action, the firm handles cases of this nature, most commonly libel, slander, civil assault and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
GENERAL CIVIL LITIGATION
The Firm’s general civil litigation practice involves the greatest variety and most complex of cases handled by the firm, including the following three categories:
Construction Liability. Attorneys in this practice area work closely with the Firm’s construction company clients in various types of litigation, ranging from Construction defect to on-site deaths during work phases. The firm’s experience in this area has enabled us to engage in post-incident investigation on a moment’s notice. This includes accident scene inspection and coordination of experts who can gather evidence, and begin investigation of an incident immediately. We also work closely with Construction Company clients toward their defense in matters of contract or construction defect.
Bad Faith/Deceptive Trade Practices. The firm’s bad faith attorneys routinely work with insurance companies in defending first party actions based on violations of the common law duty of good faith and fair dealing, violations of the Texas Insurance Code, and violations of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act.
Breach of Contract. Over the years, the firm and its lawyers have represented large corporations and small businesses in purely commercial disputes, normally breach of contract actions and the subcategory of claims associated with them (including fraud, breach of warranty, and negligent misrepresentation).
LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT LITIGATION
This is part of the Firm’s practice, and an ever growing area. Labor and employment litigation allows firm attorneys to work closely with our clients prior to and after litigation is commenced. In particular, our attorneys are available to advise employers and assist with post notice investigations, and are readily able to respond to the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Texas Commission on Human Rights. The types of cases most often handled by the firm involve the following allegations, which are often based on federal and state civil rights statutes:
Sexual Harassment. Attorneys in this group focus on representing clients whose employees are accused of hostile work environment and quid pro quo harassment. This is where our firm can help prevent litigation by counseling clients after a claim has been filed.
Discrimination. In this type of case, the firm works with our clients when allegations are made of discrimination based on sex, race, age, religion, and disability.
Retaliatory Discharge. The firm’s attorneys often work with clients in defending lawsuits where the most significant claim is that an employee was fired after raising a claim of harassment or discrimination. Here as well, the firm is often of great assistance and can help improve the defense posture when sought for counsel prior to adverse action.
1506 Bexar Crossing
San Antonio, TX 78232- 1587