Harris Hilburn, LLP

1111 Rosalie

Houston, Texas 77004

713.223.3936 - phone

713.224.5358 - fax






Britton B. Harris

Legal Experience:

Mr. Harris is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates. He is also Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Personal Injury Trial Law. Mr. Harris has First Chaired over eighty jury trials and multiple arbitrations. Cases tried include matters involving wrongful death, DTPA, fraud, professional malpractice, construction disputes, defense of governmental entities, negligent security, parental liability, real estate fraud, defamation, premises liability, products liability, breach of fiduciary duty and breach of contract. Mr. Harris also serves as lead appellate counsel on any case he has litigated which is thereafter appealed.


•Doctor of Jurisprudence, University of Texas School of Law, 1984
•Bachelor of Business Administration, magna cum laude, Texas A&M University, 1981

Professional Licenses:

•Board Certified, Personal Injury Trial Law, 1996
•Attorney at Law, Texas, 1984

Court Admissions:

•United States Supreme Court
•United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
•United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
•United States District Court for the Western District of Texas

Prior Professional Experience:

•Associate, Butler & Binion (1984-1986)
•Founding Partner, Floyd, Taylor & Riley, L.L.P. (1986-1996)
•Founding Partner, Riley & Harris, L.L.P. (1996-2001)
•Equity Partner, Brown McCarroll, L.L.P. (2001-2006)

Professional Memberships and Activities:

•American Board of Trial Advocates
•Texas Association of Civil Trial and Appellate Specialists, 2002-present
•Texas Association of Defense Counsel
•Houston Bar Association, Life Fellow

Practice Areas:

•Business Litigation
•General Civil Litigation
•Products Liability Litigation
•Appellate Practice
•Local Government

Reported Appellate Decisions:

  1. Rodriguez v. Spencer, 902 S.W.2d 37, 45 (Tex. App.--Houston [1st Dist.] 1995, no writ)
  2. Rosell v. Cent. W. Motor Stages, Inc., 89 S.W.3d 643, 658 (Tex. App.-Dallas 2002, pet. denied)
  3. Wilson v. Harris County Water Control & Improvement Dist. #21, 194 S.W.3d 551 (Tex. App. – Houston [14th Dist.] 2006, pet. denied).
  4. Spear v. Gayle, 857 S.W.2d 122, 125-126 (Tex. App.--Houston [1st Dist.] 1993, no writ)
  5. Prather v. Brandt, 981 S.W.2d 801, 806 (Tex. App.--Houston [1st Dist] 1998, pet. denied)
  6. Mason v. Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 154 S.W.3d 816 (Tex. App. – Houston [14th Dist.] 2005, no pet.)
  7. Madison v. Williamson, 241 S.W.3d 145 (Tex. App. – Houston [1st Dist.] pet. denied)
  8. City of Houston v. Guthrie, 332 S.W.3d 578 (Tex. App. -- Houston [1st Dist.], pet. rev. filed May 21, 2010
  9. Jones v. Pesak Bios. Constr., Inc., 2013 Tex. App. Lexis 11503
  10. Bryant v. S.A.S., 2013 Tex. App. Lexis 13105
  11. Irma K. Ortega v. Ernest Dixon Murrah, d/b/a Murrah Properties, ___ SW3d ___ (Tex. App. – Houston [1st Dist.] 2016, pet. den.)
  12. Robert Caron and Sujata Kimberly Caron v. Stephen A. Smaby and Shelley A. Greene, ___ SW3d ___ (Tex. App. – Houston [1st Dist.] 2016, no pet.)

Nonpublished Appellate Decisions:

  1. Melchor v. Zapata, 1996 Tex. App. LEXIS 3953 (Tex. App. - Houston [1st Dist.] Aug. 29, 1996, no writ)
  2. Kerr v. Harris County, 2003 Tex. App. LEXIS 7766 (Tex. App. -- Houston [1st Dist.] Aug. 29, 2003)
  3. Anderson v. Anderson, 2003 Tex. App. LEXIS 3918 (Tex. App. San Antonio May 7, 2003)
  4. Stephanie M. v. Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate Diocese, No. 14-10-00004-CV, Fourteenth District Court of Appeals (Houston), Petition for Review filed May 4, 2011
  5. Peden v. Pohl, No. 14-09-00465-CV, Fourteenth District Court of Appeals (Houston), June 18, 2009
  6. Williams v. Sable, No. 14-09-00806-CV, Fourteenth District Court of Appeals (Houston), January 25, 2011
  7. Kolb v. Scarborough, No. 01-14-00671-CV, 2015 WL 1408780,(Tex. App.—Houston [1st Dist.] March 26, 2015, no pet.) (mem. op.)