Brad A. Allen

Brad Allen brings an in-house perspective to creating strategies, building teams, and leading trial lawyers to proactively manage litigation dockets, try cases, and manage risk for corporations. Brad improves processes using Six Sigma principles while also building organizational health.

For over seven years, Brad managed the Texas Staff Counsel Operations for a Fortune 100 company. Brad built a team that reduced fees, cycle time, and expenses through increasing efficiency and improving processes. During Brad’s tenure as Managing Trial Attorney, the Texas operations tripled in size and quadrupled cases handled including property, auto (1st & 3rd party) and minor prove-up claims.

For the same Fortune 100 company, Brad was part of the team that managed a national docket of extra-contractual litigation involving property, auto, and class action cases. For nearly six years, Brad created strategies and managed complex dockets and projects that included:

• Hurricane Ike
• Defective Drywall
• Special Investigative Unit (SIU)
• Corporate Representative Preparation & Presentation
• Chief Legal Office Intern Program
• Veteran Pro Bono Program
• Government & Industry Relations Liaison

Employment

Martin, Disiere, Jefferson & Wisdom, L.L.P., October 2021–present

USAA, 2009–October 2021

Martin, Disiere, Jefferson & Wisdom, L.L.P., 2002–2009

Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P., 2000–2002

John D. Ellis & Associates, 1996–2000

Professional Affiliations

State Bar of Texas

State Bar of Oklahoma

AV Rated, Martindale-Hubble

Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation, Houston Bar Foundation & HYLA Foundation

San Antonio Bar Association

The Houston Lawyer, Past Editor in Chief

TYLA e-News, Past Editor in Chief

Community/Civic Activities

SBOT/SALSA Veterans Advice Clinic
     - Pro Bono Volunteer and Team Leader, 2015–Present

St. John Lutheran Church of Boerne
     - Coordinator, International Missions to Central America, 2014–Present
     - Church Council, 2011–2014 & 2019–2020
     - Sunday School Teacher & Confirmation Mentor, 2010–Present

Scouts BSA - Boy Scouts 
     - Assistant Cubmaster & Den Leader, Cub Scout Pack 233, 2010–2016
     - Assistant Scoutmaster, Troop 701, 2013–Present
     - Certified Range Safety Officer & Sporting Clays/Skeet Instructor

Baylor University
     - Member, Baylor College of Arts & Sciences Board of Advocates

Honors & Awards

USAA Legal Volunteer of the Year, 2013

USAA Manager of the Quarter, 2015

President’s Award, Texas Young Lawyer’s Assoc., 2007, 2008 & 2009

President’s Award, Houston Bar Assoc., 2006 & 2007

PRESENTATIONS

Building Organization Health Through Clarity, 2016, 2018 & 2019

Recruiting and Hiring Ideal Team Players, 2017, 2020 & 2021

The Power of Mentoring, 2013, 2015 & 2020

Managing Discovery in Texas, 2015, 2017, 2020 & 2021

Building Compliance for Texas House Bill 300 & HIPAA, 2017–2021

Preparing Witnesses for Depositions & Trial, 2009–2021

PUBLICATIONS

Fuzzy Logic: Mold Strives for Immortality in Construction Defects Litigation THE HOUSTON LAWYER (March/April 2005)

Lawyers at the Alamo THE HOUSTON LAWYER (November/December 1999)

Lawyers in Public Schools: Who’s Teaching Whom?, THE HOUSTON LAWYER (May/June 1999)

What are Taxable Court Costs in Texas? THE HOUSTON LAWYER (September/October 1998)

Government Created Medical Practices Guidelines: The Opening of Pandora’s Box JOURNAL OF LAW AND HEALTH, V. 10, Sec. II. (1995–1996)

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San Antonio
11467 Huebner Road
Suite 175
San Antonio, Texas 78230
T: 210.298.2444
F: 210.298.2479