Brad Aiken is a trial lawyer in the firm’s Houston office. Brad’s practice focuses on complex civil litigation, including property and casualty insurance litigation, product liability litigation, labor and employment litigation and general business litigation.
Brad has practiced in numerous venues and jurisdictions across the country, including state and federal courts in Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma and Texas. Brad also has experience litigating matters before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, The United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and arbitration proceedings before the American Arbitration Association and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).
After graduating from the University of Texas with a degree in finance, Brad worked at Morgan Stanley & Co. as an investment-banking analyst. As an analyst, he focused on oil and gas issues; advising clients on financing, mergers, and acquisitions; and strategic-structural alternatives. Brad’s financial background allows him to provide clients with creative and pragmatic business solutions to help mitigate their high stakes litigation risks.
Brad is heavily involved in the Houston Legal Community. He is on the Houston Nominating Committee of the Texas Bar Foundation, is a Director on the University of Houston Law Center Alumni Association, is on the Andrews Kurth Moot Court National Championship Competition Committee, and is a member of the Law Captains Committee of the University of Houston Law Alumni Association. In 2013, Brad was named a University of Houston Law Center Rising Star.
Outside of the office, Brad is an avid supporter of The University of Texas, where he was a captain of the Longhorns swimming team. Brad also enjoys photography, fly fishing, grilling a great steak, and spending time with his family.
Cause No. 957699; Michael Heartsong v. Executive-Top Gun Search LLC; in the County Court at Law #4, Harris County, Texas. Achieved a unanimous jury trial victory in matter related to misrepresentations and breach of an employment search services contract. The jury awarded all actual damages and attorney fees of 4 times actual damages.
Civil Action No. 4:09-cv-02070, Bonnie Bias and Vickie Bias Burrell v. Standard Guaranty Insurance Company, et al., U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas. Obtained a take-nothing judgment in a $1.3 million property insurance dispute. This case has been acknowledged as the earliest reported Texas case depicting “progressive claim syndrome”.
No. 09-20784, Bonnie Bias; Vicki Bias Burrell v. Standard Guaranty Insurance Company, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Drafted a successful brief to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in which the court affirmed a take-nothing summary judgment and multiple orders striking the plaintiffs’ evidence and expert testimony in favor of Standard Guaranty Insurance Company in a matter related to alleged violations of the Texas Insurance Code and bad faith.
No. 09-20403, American General Life Insurance Company v. Michael Kirsh, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Drafted a successful brief to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in which the court affirmed a $670,000 judgment in favor of American General Life Insurance Company against an insurance agent for return of commissions.
Arbitration No. 70 160 00620 08, American General Life and Accident Insurance Company v. Lucinda Martinez, American Arbitration Association. Obtained a $46,000 award in favor of American General Life Insurance Company for claims of fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, and civil theft in an employee-embezzlement dispute.
Arbitration No. 09-01419, Mary K. Gordon v. Jeffrey L. Endicott, Compliance Analyst AIG Advisors, Retirement, FINRA Dispute Resolution, Dallas, Texas. Obtained a take-nothing award in defending against allegations of breach of contract and fraud in an insurance dispute related to alleged violations of, among other things, the Texas Insurance Code.
“It’s the Law: Life Litigation Updates,” East Coast Claims Conference
“Strategies for Taking the Offensive,” 2017 CLM Annual Conference
2015 CLM Annual Conference: “Bad Faith: Are you Insulated”
2015 Field Adjuster & Manager Conference: “Property Adjusting: Best Practices”
2014 Property and Casualty Field Adjuster Conference: “Property Adjusting in Texas”
Continuing Legal Education Presentation: “Changes to the Removal and Venue Statutes” (2012)