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Joseph Brophy

  • Partner

Biography

With 27 years of substantial transactional and litigation experience, Joseph F. Brophy has taken his diverse clientele from the boardroom to the courtroom in virtually all civil lawsuits as lead counsel. This includes, without limitations: contract and fraud, fiduciary duty, real estate, construction, securities, directors and officer's liability, professional malpractice, energy, insurance, personal injury, unfair competition, intellectual property and trade secrets.

​His diverse clientele includes individuals, small and large businesses, former senior government officials, law professors, local and national businesses, an owner of the NFL franchise, construction companies, franchisors and franchisees, and business executives.

Before Brophy & Devaney, he was an equity partner in two high profile Austin law firms and has served as General Counsel to holding companies in the commercial real estate development and financial advisory industries.

Practice Areas

  • Civil & Business Litigation
  • Labor & Employment
  • Commercial & Residential Real Estate
  • Shareholder Representation & Litigation
  • Construction
  • Securities Litigation & FINRA Arbitration
  • Strategic Counsel, Corporate Work & Transaction
  • Family Law

Education

  • St. Mary's University School of Law, San Antonio, Texas
    • J.D. - 1993
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Honors: John Harlan Honor Society
    • Honors: Phi Delta Phi Academic Honor Fraternity
  • University of Texas, Austin
    • B.B.A. - 1989
    • Major: Finance

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1993

Honors

  • Princeton Global Networks’ Top 100 Lawyers in America
  • BL Ranking's Best Lawyers in America in Commercial Litigation
  • America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators
  • BL Ranking's Best Lawyers, Texas Best Lawyers, Austin and San Antonio editions
  • Thomson Reuter's Texas Super Lawyers Top Rated Business & Securities Litigation Lawyers-Austin
  • Texas’ Best Lawyers in the Houston Chronicle, Dallas Morning News, San Antonio Express-News, the Wall Street Journal
  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Texas Bar Foundation, Nominations Co-Chair for District IX
  • Volunteer Legal Services, volunteer at legal clinics for the poor

Professional Associations

  • San Antonio Bar Association, Member
  • State Bar of Texas, Member
  • San Antonio Young Lawyers Association, Member
  • Travis County Bar Association, Member
  • Austin Young Lawyers Association, Member, Board of Directors
  • Dallas Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • The Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Member
  • Austin Bar Association, Litigation, Business Law & Real Estate Sections
  • Austin Bar Association Litigation Council, Past Chair, 2009 to 2010
  • Austin Bar Association Litigation Council, Chairman of the Board, 2007 to 2008
  • Austin Bar Association Litigation Council, Vice Chair, 2006 to 2007
  • Austin Bar Association Litigation Council, Board Member, 2001 to 2005
  • Barrister, Robert W. Calvert American Inn of Court CXVIII, 2004 to 2007
  • State Bar of Texas Litigation Council, TYLA Liaison, 2001 to 2004
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association, Board Member, 2000 to 2004
  • TYLA/ACTL National Trial Competition, Co-Chair and Vice Chair, 2000 to 2004
  • American Bar Association, Texas Delegate, 1999

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