Brian Robison is a trial lawyer who represents large companies in a wide range of business-litigation matters, with a focus on antitrust cases and class actions. He also represents clients in connection with mergers and government investigations. Mr. Robison invests the time necessary to understand his clients’ business goals and then devises a litigation strategy that is tailored to achieve those goals in the most efficient way possible.
Before joining Brown Fox, Mr. Robison clerked for then-Justice John Cornyn at the Supreme Court of Texas and then honed his litigation skills at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and Vinson & Elkins. Through those experiences, Mr. Robison learned the importance of preparing every case, starting on day one, as if it will eventually go to trial. This trial-centric focus informs every strategic decision he makes on document discovery, motion practice, depositions, and pretrial motions.
Mr. Robison has taken both civil and criminal cases to trial, served as a prosecutor for Dallas County, and argued before state courts of appeals. He has been recognized by numerous publications for his work including Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business: The Best Lawyers in America®, “Best Lawyers in Dallas under the Age of 40” in D Magazine, and “Texas Rising Star” in Texas Monthly. Mr. Robison was named the 2020 and 2022 “Lawyer of the Year” for his work in Antitrust Law in Dallas/Fort Worth by The Best Lawyers in America®.
Mr. Robison is also a professional arbitrator and mediator, offering parties the full complement of alternative-dispute resolution services. These ADR procedures provide parties a way to resolve disputes and reach finality far sooner than they could expect in court, while reducing litigation costs and eliminating risk. When serving as an arbitrator or mediator, Mr. Robison draws on his more than 25 years of experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in a wide range of litigation matters and delivers the advantages of the ADR process.
I am a lifelong sports fan, but no game will ever top this one – Game 3 of the 2001 World Series when, just weeks after 9/11, President Bush went to the mound in a bullet-proof vest, gave the thumbs-up sign to the nation, and threw a perfect strike. Most of the crowd was crying or roaring. I was in the upper deck right behind home plate doing both. A truly iconic moment for the sports world and our country.
This is the sawed-off and glued-back-together tennis racket that my dad made for me so he could start giving me tennis lessons when I was two years old. Our love for tennis spawned years of fun, including playing in father/son tournaments. We attended hundreds of sporting events over the years (football, baseball, basketball, tennis, and even the Indy 500), but our fun with sports all started with this tennis racket.
Spartan Races are the ultimate in obstacle-course races. They are a brutal mental and physical challenge – combining long-distance running with dozens of grueling obstacles. For some reason, there are also incredibly fun. This proves I completed the Spartan Trifecta – finishing the three different races of 4, 7, and 13 miles in one calendar year. These races give me the motivation to stay in shape, and I hope there are many more Trifectas in my future.
More About Brian E. Robison
Brian was born in Colorado when his dad was stationed at Lowry AFB but grew up in Oklahoma City. After finishing law school and a judicial clerkship, he moved to Dallas, where he met his wife. They have been married for 22 years, have four children, and live in Castle Hills. He enjoys travel, watching his children play sports, hiking in the mountains, and running Spartan Races. He is an avid fan of just about every sport but loves baseball more than any other. Mr. Robison and his family are members of Prestonwood Baptist Church.