Brady Edwards focuses his practice on the defense of serial and mass tort litigation, with a particular emphasis on designing and implementing coordinated national defense strategies for companies embroiled in asbestos litigation. Brady currently leads the national representations of more than 20 corporate asbestos defendants. As an integral part of his practice, Brady has also been at the forefront of designing creative alternative fee arrangements to provide clients with excellent service and predictable cost structures.
In 2007, Brady opened the firm’s Houston office and served as its Managing Partner through 2014. During this time, the office grew from a four-lawyer litigation outpost to its current size of approximately 75 lawyers. From 2009 to 2015, Brady served as the firmwide operations partner for the litigation practice. He currently serves as chair of the firm's Diversity Committee and as a member of the firm’s 21-member Advisory Board.
In 2013, Senator John Cornyn and Senator Ted Cruz appointed Brady to serve as a member of the bipartisan Federal Judicial Evaluation Committee, which is responsible for screening and advising the senators regarding nominees for vacancies on the federal bench and in US Attorney offices in Texas.
In the Florida election litigation of 2001, Brady served as an active member of the team representing President George W. Bush and Vice President Richard Cheney in the trial of two presidential election contests: Jacobs v. Seminole County Canvassing Board and Taylor v. Martin County Canvassing Board.
Following graduation from law school, Brady served as a law clerk to Judge Richard A. Schell of the US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.
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).
Baylor University Law School, 1995, J.D., Cum Laude
University of Texas, 1991, B.A.
District of Columbia
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas
Clerkship to Judge Richard Schell of the US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas (1995 - 1996)
Awards and Affiliations
Sustaining Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
Ranked, Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2009–2014)
Recommended, Dispute resolution – Product liability, mass tort and class action – automotive/transport, The Legal 500 US (2016, 2017)
Ranked, Top 100 Houston Super Lawyers (2013)
Ranked, Texas Super Lawyers (2003–2014)
Ranked, "Professionals on the Fast Track," H-Texas Magazine (2005 & 2007)
Ranked, "Houston's Best Lawyers," H-Texas Magazine (2004)
Ranked, "Lawyers on the Fast Track," H-Texas Magazine (2004)
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell