Brittany C. Cooperrider

Brittany C. Cooperrider

Associate

Construction and Employment Law Attorney in Houston - Brittany Cooperrider

Brittany Cooperrider’s practice focuses on construction law, alternative dispute resolution and labor and employment matters. She represents general contractors, subcontractors, and small and mid-sized companies in a variety of construction and employment related disputes and also provides guidance in their labor and employment needs.

Prior to joining the firm, Brittany worked for a civil litigation boutique, the Attorney General of Texas, and The Office of the Attorney General in Washington, D.C.

Areas of Practice

  • Construction
  • Labor and Employment
  • Litigation

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Southern and Western Districts of Texas

Representative Experience

  • Obtained summary judgment in favor of a real estate broker in a misrepresentation and Deceptive Trade Practices Act case
  • Obtained summary judgment in favor of general contractor in breach of contract dispute with subcontractor
  • Defended a custom-residential home builder against multiple construction defect claims and lawsuits
  • Defended an improvement district against a multi-million dollar construction delay claim
  • Obtained summary judgment in favor of a broker in a dispute about homeowner’s association regulations
  • Defended a general contractor against multiple lawsuits related to the construction of educational facilities
  • Prosecuted a breach of fiduciary duty and breach of non-competition agreement case on behalf of a mechanical contracting company
  • Represented an oilfield services company in a fatality OSHA investigation and later litigation related to the construction and maintenance of pipelines
  • Defended a mechanical contracting company from a multi-million dollar lawsuit related to defects in the manufacturing and installation of refrigerant tubing
  • Litigated a construction defect claim brought against a masonry subcontractor by a school district
  • Assisted a mechanical contracting company with preparation of a comprehensive employee handbook
  • Represented a mechanical contracting company in numerous employment matters, including claims of age discrimination and retaliation
  • Mediated a multi-million dollar lawsuit against a mechanical contracting company for damage caused by a natural disaster and construction defects
  • Represented a subcontractor in a multi-party construction case concerning construction defects in a water treatment plant
  • Prosecuted a fraud and tortious interference claim against a mechanical contracting company’s former employees
  • Defended a vendor against product liability claims brought by a national home builder
  • Assisted a mechanical contracting company with preparation of a master subcontract agreement for use with lower tier subcontractors and vendors
  • Defended a subcontractor in a multi-party construction case regarding defective construction of a large parking complex

Education

  • Baylor University School of Law, Waco, Texas
    • J.D. – 2013
    • National Civil Trial Competition Mock Trial Team
    • Harvey M. Richey Moot Court Society, Barrister Officer
  • Wittenberg University, Springfield, Ohio
    • B.A. (summa cum laude) – 2010

Affiliations

  • State Bar of Texas, Construction Law Section
  • Houston Bar Association, Construction Law Section
  • Houston Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association
  • Houston Young Lawyers Foundation

Speeches and Publications