Brittany C. Cooperrider

Brittany C. Cooperrider

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Construction and Employment Law Attorney in Houston - Brittany Cooperrider

Brittany’s practice focuses on construction law, litigation, and alternative dispute resolution. She represents general contractors, subcontractors, and small and mid-sized companies in a variety of construction and business-related disputes. 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.

She has been recognized as “One to Watch” in Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Litigation-Construction and Litigation by Best Lawyers in America since 2021 and has been named as a “Texas Rising Star” by Super Lawyers since 2021. Brittany currently serves as the Young Lawyers Representative for Houston to the Texas Construction Law Section of the Texas State Bar and is on the council for the HBA Construction Law Section.

Best Lawyers - Ones to Watch 2023 - Brittany C. Cooperrider

Areas of Practice

  • Construction
  • Litigation

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas

Representative Experience

  • Obtained favorable arbitration award for a mechanical contractor pursing multi-million dollar claims against multi-national corporation
  • 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
  • Defended 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 homebuilder
  • 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, Young Lawyers Representative – Houston
  • Houston Bar Association, Construction Law Section Council
  • Houston Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association
  • Houston Young Lawyers Foundation

Speeches and Publications

Professional Recognition

  • Listed in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America for Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Litigation – Construction, and Litigation – Real Estate, Since 2021
  • “Texas Rising Star,” as presented by Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters Business, in Texas Monthly, since 2021