Litigation Attorney Alan Carrillo Joins Brown Fox, the Firm’s Third Hire to Start 2023
January 20, 2023 by Brown Fox
Brown Fox is pleased to announce the arrival of litigation associate, Alan Carrillo. Carrillo is the third attorney to join the firm’s Dallas office in January, along with Brown Fox’s recent hires of corporate partner Tom Burton and litigation associate Andrew Debter.
Carrillo, a former judicial law clerk for the Honorable Brantley Starr, U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Texas in Dallas, began his legal career at the Dallas office of Foley & Lardner LLP. Following his federal clerkship, Carrillo practiced at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP in Dallas. His litigation experience includes civil litigation in state and federal courts, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, and receiverships.
“I was fortunate to meet Russ Brown before I attended law school, and he has been a mentor and friend to me ever since,” Carrillo shared. “I’ve long been impressed by Brown Fox’s talent, culture, and trajectory, and I hoped that after my career’s beginning in Biglaw I would continue to grow my Dallas-based practice as part of the Brown Fox team. I’m thrilled to join the firm and have the opportunity to work with and learn from Russ, Cort Thomas, and all of my new colleagues. I look forward to serving our clients and communities in Dallas and Collin County together.”
Managing Partner Russ Brown shared, “I met Alan while volunteering together with IJM and quickly recognized that he was a uniquely gifted leader and talent, and I have been rooting for him ever since. What a thrill it is to have him on the team.
Carrillo is very active in the community, volunteering in leadership roles and providing pro bono assistance for military veterans, clients of Advocates for Community Transformation (Act), and fellow Dallas citizens in need. He currently is a member of the City of Dallas’s Judicial Nominating Commission and serves as the Co-Chair of the Justice Leadership Counsel for Act.
Carrillo is a graduate of Washington and Lee University School of Law, where he was successful in mock trial and moot court competitions, and an editor of one of the law school’s law journals. Between law school and college, Carrillo interned for International Justice Mission (IJM) in Nairobi, Kenya, and Washington, D.C. Carrillo graduated with High Honors from Patrick Henry College, where he was the president of the student body. He currently serves on alumni boards for both his law school and college.
In 2021, Carrillo was honored as a Latino Lawyer to Watch by Latino Leaders.