Houston Trial Attorney and Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs Partner
Russ Briggs was a featured speaker at the 31st Annual Conference on Legal Issues in Brain Injury. Organized by the North
American Brain Injury Society (NABIS), the conference is being held from
March 14th through the 17th in Houston, Texas, and runs concurrently with
the NABIS’s Brain Injury Across the Age Spectrum: Improving Outcomes
for Children and Adults medical conference.
As a nationally regarded trial lawyer who is Board Certified in Personal
Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Russ has
extensive experience protecting the rights of victims who suffer serious
and catastrophic injuries, including traumatic brain injuries (TBI). His
experience handling brain injury lawsuits has made him keenly aware of
the unique needs of victims and common issues they face in personal injury
litigation, as well as a trusted resource for educating fellow members
of the legal profession who handle these challenging claims.
As a guest lecturer on the first day of the NABIS conference, Russ joined
other top trial attorneys and medical experts in discussing a range of
practical information involving the latest medical and legal literature,
case law, testing and rehabilitative therapy, case management, trial techniques,
and advanced demonstrative evidence used in brain injury cases. Attorneys
attending the event receive Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits,
as well as insight from proven lawyers to guide them through tackling
the latest legal and medical issues related to brain injury science, testing,
treatment, and trial work.
Because victims and their families often suffer profound losses following
traumatic brain injuries, protecting their rights, effectively illustrating
damages, and proving fault and liability in litigation is critical to
securing the compensation they need. However, brain injuries are also
unpredictable in nature, affect victims differently, and involve complex
medical issues that may not always be understood by laymen, which makes
litigating TBI cases before juries and judges a challenge for any legal
professional. As Russ notes when discussing his presentation on Lay Witnesses
in the Traumatic Brain Injury Setting:
“Often times, juries will disregard the expert witnesses for each
side and decide the case on the testimony of lay witnesses, those persons
who can testify as to the observed losses experienced by the Plaintiff.
This is especially true in mild traumatic brain injury cases where the
injuries are not physically apparent to the jury.”
By addressing these issues in his lecture, Russ enables attorneys across
the country to effectively advocate for clients who have suffered all
types of brain injuries, and establishes himself as an authority with
the insight, experience, and reputation for securing positive results
in TBI litigation. Our firm is proud to be led by attorneys like Russ
who not only allow us to fight for the results our clients need, but who
also share their knowledge to help other attorneys and legal service providers
in doing the same.
You can learn more about
traumatic brain injuries on our website, or discuss a potential brain injury case with Partner
Russ Briggs and our legal team by
contacting us for a free consultation.