honors + affiliations
Sustaining Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
Listed, Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2009–2013)
Listed, "Texas Super Lawyer," Texas Monthly and Law & Politics (2003–2012)
Listed, "Professionals on the Fast Track," H-Texas Magazine (2005 & 2007)
Listed, "Houston's Best Lawyers," H-Texas Magazine (2004)
Listed, "Lawyers on the Fast Track," H-Texas Magazine (2004)
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
Managing Editor, Baylor Law Review
- New York
- District of Columbia
- U.S. Supreme Court
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
- U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas
Brady Edwards is a partner in Morgan Lewis's Litigation Practice and Managing Partner of the Houston office. Mr. Edwards focuses his practice in the areas of product liability, complex mass tort and toxic tort litigation, and commercial litigation. He has tried cases in Texas and Florida.
In his mass tort and toxic tort practice, Mr. Edwards has defended a wide variety of corporate clients in claims involving occupational exposure to aromatic hydrocarbons, pesticides and nematicides, asbestos, silica, industrial adhesives and solvents, paints, welding fumes, and numerous other substances. He has statewide responsibility for defendants in asbestos litigation in three states, and he serves as national toxic tort counsel for several other defendants.
Mr. Edwards has also defended a number of nuisance and trespass lawsuits brought against petrochemical companies by adjacent landowners as well as a number of companies in wrongful death lawsuits brought by former employees.
From 2001-2006, Mr. Edwards was a founding partner of his own firm, most recently known as Edwards, Burns & Krider LLP, which was recognized by the Houston Young Lawyers Association as the Outstanding Small Law Firm of 2004-2005.
Prior to that time, Mr. Edwards maintained a diverse litigation practice at a large national firm. From 1995 to 1996, he served as a law clerk to Judge Richard A. Schell, Chief Judge Emeritus of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.
Mr. Edwards is admitted to practice in Texas, Arkansas, Pennsylvania, Missouri, New York, and the District of Columbia and before the U.S. Supreme Court; the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit; and the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas. He is not admitted in Delaware.
- Member of trial team that successfully defended two of the presidential election contest trials as counsel for then-Governor George W. Bush and Secretary Richard Cheney. Jacobs v. Seminole County Canvassing Board, 773 So.2d 519 (Fla. 2000); Taylor v. Martin County Canvassing Board, 773 So.2d 517 (Fla. 2000).
- Ongoing defense of Fortune 500 manufacturer in asbestos products liability actions in Texas, Maryland, and the District of Columbia.
- Ongoing representation of chemical company in defense of neighborhood groundwater and soil contamination claims.
- Ongoing defense of three publicly traded drilling contractors against claims brought in Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Illinois and Delaware by several thousand plaintiffs alleging injurious exposures to benzene, metals, asbestos, and noise during offshore and land-based drilling operations.
- Ongoing statewide defense of Texas chemical exposure and pesticide claims filed against privately held chemical company.
- Represented Fortune 500 corporate plaintiff in legal malpractice action filed in federal court in Maryland.
- Obtained injunctive relief on behalf of Fortune 500 waste management company prohibiting former employee from cyber-trespassing and making additional threats of hate crimes against Muslim employees immediately following September 11 attacks.
- Represented employer in obtaining numerous injunctions in state and federal courts enforcing non-compete agreements and collected damages in subsequent tort litigation.
- Represented air freight company in successful injunction proceedings designed to secure return of critical spare parts destined for U.S. Air Force bases in Afghanistan - involved two successful injunction hearings on Christmas Eve.
- Ongoing representation of Fortune 500 electrical transmission company in cases involving alleged injurious exposures to asbestos, benzene, and "toxic soup" in Texas, Illinois, Indiana and Georgia.
- Baylor University Law School, 1995, J.D., Cum Laude
- University of Texas, 1991, B.A.