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Brent Bishop

  • Brent’s Biography

    Brent Bishop is a civil litigation attorney who joined the Firm in January 2015.

    He represents clients in state and federal courts and before arbitration tribunals. He has represented Fortune 500 companies, financial institutions, closely-held business organizations, individuals, trusts, and trust beneficiaries in the following areas: a) commercial litigation b) banking litigation; c) oil and gas disputes; d) real estate litigation; e) probate and trust litigation; f) personal injury/wrongful death defense; and g) mass-torts defense.  Prior work experience includes being associated with law firms based in Dallas and San Antonio, Texas.

    Brent moved to the Rio Grande Valley in 1996 following his graduation from the University of Houston Law Center. Brent grew up and attended school in Texas, New Mexico and Arizona as his family moved throughout the Southwest with his father’s job on the Southern Pacific Railroad. In 1993, Brent obtained his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Arizona where he graduated Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa.

    Brent is licensed by the State Bar of Texas and is admitted to practice before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas. In 1986, Brent received the Eagle Scout Award through Troop 210 Ennis, Texas and the Lone Scout Program.

    Brent recently concluded a term as Chairman of the Local Advisory Committee of the Good Samaritan Community Services Organization and recently concluded a term on the Board of Trustees of the St. John’s Episcopal Church (McAllen, Texas) Foundation.

  • Bar Admissions

    • State Bar of Texas (1996)
    • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas (1997)
    • United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas (2002)
    • Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals (2016)
  • Education

    • University of Arizona, Bachelor of Arts, 1993
    • University of Houston Law Center, Juris Doctorate, 1996
  • Honors & Awards

    • Phi Beta Kappa, 1993 University of Arizona
    • Summa Cum Laude, 1993 University of Arizona
    • 2011 Texas Lawyer Rising Star
    • 1986 Eagle Scout Award, Troop 210, Ennis, Texas
    • Texas Bar Foundation Member
  • Professional Associations & Memberships

    • State Bar of Texas 1996
    • Texas Association of Defense Counsel
    • Defense Research Institute
  • Community Involvement

    • Board Member and Current Chair of the Local Advisory Committee of the Good Samaritan Community Services Organization;
    • Past Board Member and Chair of the St. John’s Episcopal Church (McAllen, Texas) Foundation;
  • Continuing Legal Education Presentations

    • Presenter at the 43rd Annual Convention of the Southwest Association of Bank Counsel (September 2019) with respect to the following CLE Presentation prepared by Fred Biel of Atlas, Hall & Rodriguez, LLP: “Using Internet Auctions to Enforce UCC Security Interests”
  • Published Opinions

    • Total E&P USA, Inc. v. Mo-Vac Service Company, Inc. 2012 WL 3612505, Tex.App. Corpus Christi, August 23, 2012 (NO. 13 10 00021 CV, pet. denied);
    • Guerra v. Guerra, 2011 WL 3715051 (Tex.App.– San Antonio, August 24, 2011)
    • Villarreal v. Chesapeake Zapata, L.P., 2009 WL 1956387 (Tex.App.– San Antonio, July 8, 2009);
    • Solis v. International Bank of Commerce, 2009 WL 153813 (Tex.App.– Corpus Christi, January 22, 2009);
    • In re Mar-Rox, Inc., 2008 WL 1973738 (Tex.App.–Corpus Christi, May 2, 2008); No. 13-08-278-CV; and International Bank of Commerce v. Mar-Rox, Inc., 2008 WL 1973952 (Tex.App.– Corpus Christi, May 2, 2008);
    • McCarthy v. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., 2007 WL 491533 (Tex.App.– Corpus Christi, February 15, 2007);
    • In re Estate of Ayala, 19 S.W.3d 477 (Tex.App.– Corpus Christi 2000, no writ)