"Consistently recognized among the Texas Super Lawyers/Rising Stars list of top young lawyers in Texas, Brooker has represented plaintiffs as lead counsel in state and federal courts, in arbitration, and on appeal."
Chip Brooker is a trial lawyer and creative problem solver who helps clients resolve catastrophic personal injury claims and complex business disputes through a combination of efficient legal strategies and persuasive advocacy. Consistently recognized among the Texas Super Lawyers/Rising Stars list of top young lawyers in Texas, Brooker has represented plaintiffs as lead counsel in state and federal courts, in arbitration, and on appeal.
"My goal is simple,” Brooker says. “I work efficiently and creatively to maximize recoveries and obtain justice for your loss. Beyond that, when necessary, I am willing to speak truth to power and demand changes in the way that defendants operate, creating safer communities for your neighbors and safer workplaces for your colleagues."
Brooker focuses his nationwide practice on representing individuals and their families in wrongful death and catastrophic personal injury cases involving dangerous and defective products, construction and workplace accidents, trucking and transportation accidents, commercial and private plane crashes, explosions and burns, and medical and other professional negligence. Brooker also represents individuals and businesses in complex business disputes involving claims of fraud, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, tortious interference, and other business torts.
Since joining the firm in 2013, Brooker has developed a first-hand understanding of the firm’s unique approach to litigation. “Deliberate planning and preparation allow us to efficiently and aggressively pursue our client’s claims,” Brooker explains. “Abraham Lincoln—who was well-regarded as a trial lawyer—once said that, if you gave him six hours to chop down a tree, he’d spend the first four hours sharpening his ax. This is indicative of the Branson Approach. When we get to the courthouse, we have a razor-sharp focus on what it takes to prevail.”
Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, J.D., cum laude (2004)
- The Barristers
- The Order of Barristers
- Outstanding Advocate, Board of Advocates (2002–2003)
- President, International Law Review Association (Publisher of The International Lawyer and Law and Business Review of the Americas)
Texas A&M University, B.S. in Political Science, magna cum laude (2001)
Brooker is a key member of the trial team at The Law Offices of Frank L. Branson, P.C. Before joining the firm in 2013, he spent more than seven years at Haynes and Boone, LLP—the largest law firm in Dallas—representing plaintiffs and defendants in complex litigation involving oil and gas, real estate, healthcare, intellectual property, and other commercial disputes. Brooker also spent approximately two years at PayneMitchell Law Group in Dallas representing individuals and their families in wrongful death and catastrophic personal injuries caused by defective aviation and automotive products.
Community and Professional Leadership
Brooker is a recognized leader of legal and civic organizations. He currently serves as a Director of the Dallas Trial Lawyers Association, and he has previously served as a Director of the Dallas Bar Association, President of the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, Chair of the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Foundation, a District Representative for the ABA Young Lawyers Division, and an Ex Officio Director of the Texas Young Lawyers Association.
In the community, Brooker is an active member of University Park United Methodist Church, where he teaches Sunday school and serves as Chair of the Administrative Council and Secretary of the Board of Directors of The Weekday School. In addition, he volunteers with the Speaker's Bureau of the Alzheimer's Association's Greater Dallas Chapter and is a Director of Soul's Harbor, Inc.—a recovery home for homeless men battling addiction.
Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
Life Fellow, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Foundation
Selected for inclusion in the Texas Super Lawyers—Rising Stars Edition, Thomson Reuters (2007–2009, 2011–2013)
American Bar Association
American Association for Justice
State Bar of Texas
Texas Trial Lawyers Association
Texas Young Lawyers Association
Dallas Bar Association
Dallas Trial Lawyers Association
Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
Patrick E. Higginbotham American Inn of Court (Barrister, 2011–2014; Associate, 2006–2007)
Selected Speeches and Presentations
RT @Pandora's_Box: Legal Issues in Social Media #HowDoICloseThisThing?
Success Strategies for Young Lawyers, TexasBarCLE (March 2012, March 2013)
Identifying and Dealing with a Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing
Texas Young Lawyers Association, e-News, June 2011
Federal Court Practice (Substitute Course Director)
Texas Bar CLE, May 2011
Texas Supreme Court Restricts Access to Computer Hard Drives
Dallas Bar Association, Headnotes, May 2010
Mission Impossible? Protecting Trade Secrets Posted on the Internet
Litigation Section of the State Bar of Texas, The Advocate, Winter 2008
TexasBarCLE Webcast, August 2009
Civil Subpoenas & Electronic Communications
Dallas Bar Association, Headnotes, October 2008
Clarifying Texas Civil Practice & Remedies Code § 41.0105 and its Effect on the Collateral Source Rule
Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, The Dicta, June 2007
Rehearing Frank’s Casing: To Reimburse or Not to Reimburse, That is the Question
Texas Young Lawyers Association, e-News, May 2006
Electronic Discovery: Ten Tips for Outside Counsel Representing Corporate Clients
Texas Young Lawyers Association, e-News, January 2006