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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 and personal injury suits, including securities litigation, arbitration and regulatory representation, toxic tort and premises liability claims, employment disputes, 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 commercial and family 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. She was selected as a Premier Woman in the Law by the Association of Women Attorneys in 2018, the 2018 Member of the Year by Southeastern Women in Financial Services, and a Woman on the Move by the Houston Chronicle, Channel 11 and Texas Executive Women in 2000.

Linda is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

Representative Experience
  • Obtained reversal on appeal of dismissal of shareholder derivative claims against aider/abettor defendants 
  • Successful defense of a national investment banking firm in suit alleging securities fraud in connection with a public stock offering
  • 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
  • Ongoing defense of claims of product liability and gross negligence in suits involving gas explosions and toxic exposure
  • Ongoing representation of registered representatives of securities broker dealers in securing CRD record expungements and in transitioning between firms
  • Securing favorable settlement in a copyright infringement suit for a songwriter against a world-famous star
  • Successful defense of multiple claims before the EEOC
  • 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
  • Successful prosecution of claims arising out of fraudulently marketed unregistered securities
  • 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

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.

  • 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
  • Texas State Bar Association; Houston Bar Association; Houston Bar Association, Litigation Section (Member), Houston Bar Association, Appellate Practice Section (Member and Past Chair); Houston Bar Association, Securities Litigation & Arbitration Section (Member and Past Chair); American Board of Trial Advocates; Texas Association of Civil Trial and Appellate Specialists (Board Member and Past President); Southeastern Women in Financial Services (Board Member); Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association; Propane Gas Defense Association (Board Member and Past President); Association of Women Attorneys; Texas Executive Women
Articles, Publications and Presentations
  • Benzene Exposure in the Home: Is this the Next Wave of Litigation?, HarrisMartin's Benzene and Toxic Tort Litigation Conference, December 1, 2023
  • SEC Cybersecurity Reporting Requirements for Publicly Traded Companies Now in Effect, Texas Law Blog, October 3, 2023
  • Who You Gonna Call? Choosing the Right Expert, Propane Gas Defense Association, Spring 2022
  • Arbitration for Appellate Lawyers, Houston Bar Association Appellate Practice Section, 2021
  • Women Advancing Women in and Through the Law in 2020 and Beyond, Houston Heritage Society, 2020
  • Co-Presenter 2020 Apex Business Owner Summit, October 28-29, 2020
  • Spoliation:  How to Keep it From Spoiling Your Lawsuit, Southeastern Women in Financial Services, 2018
  • The Department of Labor’s New Fiduciary Standard, Houston Bar Association Securities Litigation and Arbitration Section, 2016
  • Spoliation Update, Propane Gas Defense Association, Fall 2016
  • Co-Panelist, Lessons from the 2011 Women’s Power Summit, Southeastern Women in Financial Services’ inaugural Spring Symposium, May 2016
  • SMC Medicare Reporting Requirements, Propane Gas Defense Association, Spring 2015
  • What All Employers (and Their Lawyers) Need to Know about Recent High-Profile Issues in Employment Law, Houston Bar Association Securities Litigation and Arbitration Section, 2013
  • What Every Securities Litigator Needs to Know about Recent High-Profile issues in Employment Law, Houston Bar Association Securities Litigation and Arbitration Section, 2013
  • Medicare Reporting: The Minefield Deepens, Propane Gas Defense Association, Fall 2012
  • How to Fix the Problem Witness, Propane Gas Defense Association, Spring 2012
  • Rainmaking for Women Lawyers, Association of Women Attorneys, 2011
  • Why Arbitrate/Mediate:  The Critical Factors in Choosing ADR, 15th Annual Texas Minority Counsel Program, 2007
  • When Brokers Leave:  Prosecuting and Defending Claims in Their Wake, Houston Bar Association Securities Litigation and Arbitration Section, 2007
Community Service
  • A Founder and Past President of the Executive Committee, Center for Women in Law at the University of Texas 
  • Houston Volunteer Lawyers, pro bono attorney
  • Houston Bar Association, School and Veterans Programs, Volunteer
  • Past Board Member, Houston Area Women’s Center
  • Past President, Houston Area Women’s Center Guild
  • Member of the Year (1996), Houston Area Women’s Center Guild
  • Past President, Texas Opera Theatre
  • Past Executive Committee Member, Houston Grand Opera
  • Instructor, National Institute of Trial Advocacy
  • Class Co-Chair, Rice University Reunion Committee
  • Class Co-Chair, Texas Law School Reunion Committee 
  • Sustaining Life Fellow and Former Vice Chair, Houston Bar Foundation