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Linda Broocks

Linda Broocks is partner in the Houston office of Kean Miller. She joined the firm in 2017 and maintains an active practice in trials and appeals of complex commercial, securities, personal injury, employment and real estate cases.

Linda is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law and Civil Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and is also a certified mediator, with experience mediating a variety of civil suits, and an arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.

Linda has been recognized by Thomson Reuters among the Texas Super Lawyers in civil litigation defense in every year of voting and was selected as a 2000 Women on the Move by the Houston Chronicle, Channel 11 and Texas Executive Women.

Representative Experience

  • Successful defense of a national investment banking firm in suit alleging securities fraud in connection with a public stock offering
  • Successful defense of claims of product liability and gross negligence in suits involving gas explosions and toxic exposure
  • Ongoing representation of a variety of firms and individuals in connection with investigations conducted, and suits brought, by the SEC, FINRA, the CFTC, the NFA, and various state regulatory authorities
  • Defense award in arbitration alleging fraud on the market in connection with mortgage-backed securities investments
  • Successful prosecution of fraud and contract claims arising out of corporate merger
  • Defeating certification of various purported state and national class actions
  • Successfully defending a national brokerage firm in a series of cases alleging fraudulent research
  • Successfully defending an oil field services company accused of fraud and breach of contract by the operator of a gas well and prevailing on a counterclaim (including successfully defending appeal to the Texas Supreme Court)
  • Obtaining and collecting a significant award for several foreign investors against an international multi-level marketing company (including successful appeal, reversing a vacatur of the award)
  • Leading defense team in representation of a major brokerage firm against claims by hundreds of plaintiffs arising out of failed commercial real estate loans

Education

Linda earned her B.A. from Rice University in 1972. She earned her J.D., with honors, in 1978, from the University of Texas School of Law, where she was the note and comment editor of the Texas Law Review.

Linda served as a Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Judge John R. Brown, Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit from 1978-1979.

Admissions

  • Admitted, Texas; West Virginia; United States Supreme Court; Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals; United States District Courts for the Southern, Northern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas; United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia

Memberships

  • Houston (Litigation Section; Council Member and Secretary of the Appellate Section; Past Chair of the Securities Litigation & Arbitration Sections) and Texas State Bar Associations; Propane Gas Defense Association (Board Member and Past President); American Board of Trial Advocates; Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association

Community Service

  • Founder and President of the Executive Committee, Center for Women in Law at the University of Texas
  • Board Member and Past President, Texas Association of Civil Trial and Appellate Specialists
  • Sustaining Life Fellow and former Vice Chair, Houston Bar Foundation
  • Instructor, National Institute of Trial Advocacy