EDUCATION

Vanderbilt University Law School
J.D., 2017

Florida State University
B.S., Environmental Studies and Geography, 2013

Florida State University
B.A., Classical Civilizations, 2013

ADMISSIONS

Texas

U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas

Brianna L. Zook is a trial attorney in the firm’s Houston office, with a focus on complex commercial litigation.

Brianna has experience handling class action disputes and representing financial services clients in a range of commercial disputes throughout the country.

Prior to joining McDowell Hetherington, Brianna worked as a trial attorney in the Houston office of a top-tier international law firm. She focused her practice on general commercial litigation, including representation of clients in contract, tort, patent, product liability, and trade secret disputes. She has represented clients in matters spanning a wide range of market sectors and complex issues including technology, medical device, construction, and energy. Brianna brings to McDowell Hetherington a depth of experience handling cases before state and federal courts as well as arbitration tribunals.

EDUCATION

Vanderbilt University Law School
J.D., 2017

Florida State University
B.S., Environmental Studies and Geography, 2013

Florida State University
B.A., Classical Civilizations, 2013

ADMISSIONS

Texas

U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas

  • Member of team that obtained defense judgment on behalf of Fortune 50 software company, with over $9 billion of damages sought through claims brought under the Lanham Act.
  • Member of team that obtained favorable settlement of nationwide trademark claims on behalf of recording artist.
  • Member of team that represented Fortune 500 medical device manufacturer in Multi-District Litigation of defective design and wrongful death claims.
  • Member of team obtaining award in favor of client in a dispute over family ownership of billion-dollar multinational family energy company.
  • Member of team that obtained favorable settlement of all claims for oil and gas company in Multi-District litigation of wrongful death and personal injury claims following a catastrophic explosion.
  • Member of team that represented Fortune 500 products manufacturer in Multi-District Litigation of defective design and wrongful death claims.
  • Member of team that represented petrochemical manufacturer in multi-day arbitration proceeding involving breach of contract dispute.
  • Member of team that represented product fabricator in multi-day arbitration proceeding in breach of contract dispute.
  • Member of team that represented construction company in post-arbitration litigation.
  • Member of team that represented clients from pretrial to post-trial including interlocutory appeals, jury-charge development and argument, mandamus proceedings in all courts of appeal, bill of review proceedings, and traditional appeals in Texas intermediate courts of appeal, the Supreme Court of Texas, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Fifth Circuit
  • Super Lawyers: Texas Rising Star | Business Litigation (2024)
  • Houston Association of Women Attorneys
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association
  • Houston Bar Association