Areas of Practice
Areas of Practice
Adoption and Assisted Reproductive Law
The adoption team of Brown Pruitt Wambsganss Ferrill & Dean, P.C. is a group of highly specialized and trained attorneys with more than one hundred years of combined experience in the area of adoption law. Members of the team include two members of the prestigious American Academy of Adoption Attorneys, as well as a member of the American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys.
Brown Pruitt Wambsganss Ferrill & Dean, P.C.'s Appellate Practice Group handles a wide array of appellate matters in the Texas Courts of Appeals and Texas Supreme Court. Those matters include appeals and original proceedings arising from products liability, personal injury, professional liability, insurance coverage and bad faith, commercial and Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Consumer Protection Act (DTPA) cases.
Brown Pruitt Wambsganss Ferrill & Dean, P.C. attorneys have a breadth of expertise that covers the entire range of commercial litigation matters. The Firm represents public and private business concerns to analyze and resolve issues in dispute, to achieve the objectives of our clients through careful study, tireless preparation, practical skills, and comprehensive experience. Often, the Firm employs pre-trial solutions including mediation and arbitration to resolve disputes timely and efficiently, but if a favorable result cannot be obtained, the attorneys at Brown Pruitt Wambsganss Ferrill & Dean, P.C. try both jury and non-jury cases in state and federal courts throughout Texas and the United States.
Commercial and Residential Construction Law
Brown Pruitt Wambsganss Ferrill & Dean, P.C. maintains significant expertise in commercial and residential construction legal representation. Representative clients include property owners, prime contractors and subcontractors, sureties, suppliers and developers. The Firm has defended and prosecuted claims involving negligent design and construction, catastrophic weather events, contract interpretation disputes, completion delays, job site personal injury and wrongful death matters and payment and performance disputes.
Corporate and Business Transactions
The Firm's Corporate and Business Transactional attorneys regularly advise clients regarding laws pertaining to businesses and also assist clients in the review, negotiation, and drafting of various types of commercial contracts.
Many people believe that it is unnecessary to begin their estate planning until they have substantial assets or are ready for retirement. At Brown Pruitt Wambsganss Ferrill & Dean, P.C. we encourage our clients to begin their estate planning as early as possible, particularly if they have children, own their own business or face potential financial liability in their profession. We believe that early and comprehensive planning for incapacity and death is essential. Not only does it provide our clients with peace of mind, it also gives them assurance that their needs will be properly met during their lives, and their wishes and intentions with regard to the distribution of their property will be fulfilled after death.
Family law is the term applied to the laws and rules developed regarding relationships between family members and society as a whole. It is imperative that a delicate balance is maintained between all who are involved in family law matters, especially those regarding children. The attorneys of Brown Pruitt Wambsganss Ferrill & Dean, P.C. are experienced in each area of family law, including divorce, marriage and relationship planning (including pre-marital and partition and exchange agreements), child custody, child support, paternity, enforcement, modification, and adoption (please see Adoption and Assisted Reproductive Law).
Government Relations/Public Policy
The professionals at Brown Pruitt Wambsganss Ferrill & Dean, P.C.'s government relations and public policy practice area have the skills, discretion and reputation to ensure that our clients' views are given due consideration in the public policy debate. Our government relations team comprises professionals committed to representing our clients' interests at all levels of local, regional, national and other bodies in the United States and abroad. In this wide-ranging practice, we combine legal and advocacy skills with strategic experience that has been developed over decades of work on an extensive variety of legislative, regulatory and policy projects.
Brown Pruitt Wambsganss Ferrill & Dean, P.C. offers a broad range of experience at every stage of insurance related litigation, from pre-suit investigation, case research, legal analysis through written discovery, depositions, mediation, settlement negotiations, trial, and appeal. The Firm's attorneys and staff are capable of successfully handling cases from complex commercial litigation to simple automobile accidents. We represent a broad range of national and local insurance carriers and their insureds through first party, third party, subrogation and insurance coverage matters throughout Texas in federal courts, state courts, and administrative forums.
Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution
The professionals at Brown Pruitt Wambsganss Ferrill & Dean, P.C. are equipped to handle all forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR).
Oil and Gas Law
Brown Pruitt Wambsganss Ferrill & Dean, P.C. offers experienced and effective representation in virtually all aspects of oil and gas transactions and litigation. Our Firm's broad practice involves the purchase and sale of oil and gas properties, and transactions involving the ownership, operation, and production of oil and gas properties throughout Texas. Our Firm also handles disputes and litigation that arise during all phases of oil and gas exploration, development and production.
Personal Injury and Wrongful Death
The attorneys at Brown Pruitt Wambsganss Ferrill & Dean, P.C. are proud to conduct the pursuit of your case effectively and efficiently, obtaining fair and proper compensation for your injuries, medical expenses, lost income and pain and suffering. Our attorneys in this area of practice bring the knowledge and expertise necessary to navigate the complex insurance industry and provide comfort and reassurance to the client.
Probate, Estate and Trust Administration
At Brown Pruitt Wambsganss Ferrill & Dean, P.C., our attorneys are experienced in the areas of probate, estate administration and trust administration. We are familiar with the complex rules and requirements involved in the administration of a decedent's estate. We handle all aspects of probate and estate administration, including meeting the statutory requirements for notices, inventories, annual accounts and reports, dealing with creditor claims, property appraisals, selling and distributing estate assets, and coordinating with an accountant on the preparation and filing all required income and estate tax returns.
The field of professional malpractice continues to be quite active. Lawsuits involving malpractice claims against veterinarians, attorneys, accountants, insurance agents and brokers, corporate directors and officers and other business professionals are being asserted at an increasing rate. Brown Pruitt Wambsganss Ferrill & Dean, P.C.'s professional liability attorneys draw upon years of hands-on experience in dealing with professional liability claims to provide its professional clients with quality legal representation.
Real Estate Law
The Firm's Real Estate attorneys regularly advise clients regarding various issues related to residential and commercial properties.