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Education
  • Texas Tech University School of Law, J.D., 2004, cum laude, Legal Research Board, Phi Delta Phi
  • Texas Tech University, B.B.A., 2001, Finance, summa cum laude
Bar Admissions
  • Texas, 2004
  • United States District Court Northern, Southern, Western and Eastern Districts of Texas
Languages
Brandon E. Berg
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Partner
bberg@thompsoncoe.com
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Houston
One Riverway
Suite 1400
Houston, Texas 77056
713-403-8284 direct  |  713-403-8299 fax
Assistant:
Sandra Hernandez
713-403-8386 direct
shernandez@thompsoncoe.com
Overview

Brandon E. Berg is a trial attorney with experience handling a variety of casualty litigation claims including multiple semi-tractor/trailer accidents, premises liability claims, automobile negligence claims, uninsured/underinsured motorist claims, dram shop claims, product liability claims, construction defect claims, errors and omission claims, Medicare/Medicaid claims and wrongful death and personal injury claims. He has first-chair and second-chair experience in state and federal courts throughout Texas.

Representative Experience
  • Represented local trucking company and truck driver in auto fatality accident involving the death of wife and injury to spouse.
  • Represented local trucking company and truck driver in auto fatality accident involving the death of son and injuries to daughter.
  • Represented local apartment complex in action involving the death of two children and injury to a third child.
  • Represented industrial company in action involving amputation to worker’s arm.
  • Represented local apartment complex in action involving death of three children in apartment fire.
  • Represented national restaurant chain in dram shop action involving death of two children and personal injury to two other parties.
  • Represented local construction company in action involving death to construction worker.
  • Represented local construction company in construction defect case involving alleged improper design to multi-million dollar commercial building. 
  • Represented insurance company and adjuster related to negligent adjustment of Hurricane Ike claim. 
  • Represented local and national companies in personal injury action in involving traumatic brain injury to child.
  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of national petrochemical company based upon Texas Workers’ Compensation bar.
  • Obtained defense verdict in trial involving an explosion at a Houston apartment complex and injury to tenants. 
  • Defended owners and managers of malls, restaurants, apartment complexes and other commercial properties in general premises liability, security, elevator/escalator litigation.
  • Defended professional truck drivers and several long-haul, regional, and local trucking companies in the defense of claims made for negligent hiring, training, supervision, retention as well as violation of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s rules and regulations. 
  • Assist clients and insurance carriers with issues related to Medicare and the Medicare Secondary Recovery Act as well as Medicare Set Asides.  
Professional and Community Activities
  • State Bar of Texas 
  • Houston Bar Association 
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association 
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel (TADC) 
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
  • Texas Bar Foundation - Nominating Committee
  • St. Luke's United Methodist Church
Speeches and Presentations
  • Automotive Event Data Recorder (EDR) Systems...a technical and legal discussion, National General Insurance Company Seminar, September 2018
  • The iPhone Generation: Selection Today's Juror, Texas Association of Defense Counsel, Winter Seminar, Telluride, Colorado, January 2018
  • Investigating the Catastrophic Claim: Preserving and Gathering Evidence that Matters, Pure Insurance Seminar February 2017
  • The iPhone Generation - (DE) Selecting Today’s Juror, Crum & Forster Seminar, November 2016
  • Medicare Update: Please Medicare and HIPAA: Update on the New "New" Rules, Texas Insurance and Tort Law Update 2015
  • Medicare Update: A SMARTer System or More of the Same; Fairmount Specialty Insurance Company, January 2015
  • Don't Scream at Us!; Insurance and Tort Law Update 2013
  • What Are We Supposed To Do With Medicare Settlements?, Insurance and Tort Law Update 2012
  • Medicare Liens and Settlements Following United States v. Stricker; Insurance Journal; October 2011 (co-authored with Brian S. Martin)
  • Medicare: What Are We Doing Now?, Texas Insurance and Tort Law Update 2011
  • Subrogation and Liens: Basic Principles and Practical Considerations, Texas Insurance and Tort Law Update 2010
  • Settling It Once and For All:  What You Need to Know About Liens, Texas Insurance and Tort Law Update 2010, Thompson Coe Houston Seminar
  • What Do We Do Now? Investigating, Evaluating and Defending the Trucking Accident Claim, presented to the Chartered Property & Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) Society, November 2009
  • Investigating, Evaluating, and Defending Catastrophic Claim, Texas Insurance and Tort Law Update 2009, Thompson Coe Houston Seminar
  • Extra-Contractual Liability Claims in UM/UIM Cases, presented to the Texas Association of Defense Counsel, Summer 2007 Meeting (co-author)
Professional Recognition
  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation