Russell Scott Briggs
Position: Founding Partner
“So I run straight to the goal with purpose in every step.”
Russ Briggs is a native of Beaumont, Texas, the son of two teachers. He is happily married to Rebekah Briggs and they have two adult daughters, Jessica Briggs, and Amanda Briggs. Jessica is a medical doctor specializing in internal medicine and global health, and Amanda is a public policy analyst for a Washington based think tank.
Russ enjoys running, fishing, and strumming the acoustic guitar. When his Dad started his Alzheimer’s journey, Russ decided to learn the guitar to play and sing so as to communicate with his Dad through music with a healthy dose of Hank Williams and Hank Thompson. Before long, the music gig at the memory care center became a weekly event for all the residents. Even though his Dad has passed on, he gave the gift of music to Russ who continues to enjoy playing and singing when and where he can.
At his church, Russ is a bible study teacher and deacon. He is active in prison ministry and has served behind the walls at multiple state and county facilities. It is Russ’s experience that encouraging young men who may have made poor life decisions is actually a blessing to the encourager. Hope is a good thing, whether you are outside the prison walls or behind them.
Education & Legal Experience
Russ graduated from Southwestern University with a B.A. in Political Science in 1982, attended South Texas College of Law in Houston, and has been a trial lawyer for over thirty years. Russ began his career working with the trial firm of Leebron & Robinson in 1985 where he concentrated on representing the rights of injured workers and trying all types of personal injury cases to verdict. Russ founded The Briggs Law Firm in 1996, and in 2000 joined Tommy Fibich and Mike Leebron as a partner in the firm now known as Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs. Russ litigates in Texas and throughout the United States trying pharmaceutical, product liability, admiralty/maritime, commercial, automobile accidents, and premises liability cases.
- South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas, J.D. – 1985
- Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas, B.A. Political Science – 1982
Personally Invested in Every Case
Russ believes that the best thing about being a lawyer is the honor and responsibility of helping those seeking justice. Personal relationships are crucial when fighting for the injured and Russ is 100% invested in each case, delivering the hard work and personal representation that each person should expect from their lawyer. Those efforts were rewarded recently when Russ and Greg Fibich secured a 6.6 million dollar jury verdict, one of the largest medical malpractice verdicts ever in Houston against two individual doctors.
As a result of his extensive trial experience, Russ is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (“ABOTA”), is a Houston Bar Foundation Fellow, and is recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer.
- Texas, 1985
- U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 1986
- U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 1986
- U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 1986
- U.S. District Court Western District of Texas, 1986
- U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1994
- Houston Bar Association, 1985
- Texas Trial Lawyers Association, 1985
- American Board of Trial Advocates
- Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization
- Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
- American Association for Justice
- Super Lawyers®, 2009 – 2011, 2018