Brandon F. Renken

Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Construction & Engineering, International Arbitration


Clients rely on Brandon Renken for litigation representation given his considerable trial and courtroom experience in state and federal courts throughout the United States, as well as domestic and international arbitration.

Brandon advises on all types of complex commercial disputes, both as plaintiff and defendant, in a wide range of industries, including all phases and stages of oil and gas and chemical production; automotive manufacturing, distribution, and regulatory disputes; alcoholic beverage manufacturing, distribution, and regulatory disputes; real property development and strategic pre- and post-dispute planning and resolution; trade secret/Lanham Act and fair use litigation; federal firearm/PLCAA litigation; personal injury and wrongful death litigation; insurance and insurance coverage disputes; and pre- and post-closing transactional disputes.


General Commercial Litigation and Arbitration


  • Take nothing judgment in favor of Houston property development and management company against its former CEO, who initially sought in excess of $20 million related to his retirement and compensation.
  • $15 million payment in settlement of dispute arising from natural gas gathering and processing contract dispute. Defendants increased offer from $1 million to $15 million following first week of plaintiff’s presentation and case in chief during what was scheduled as a two-week jury trial.
  • Pre-trial settlement of shareholder claims for breach of fiduciary duty, fraud and breach of contract, among others, against health care service provider.
  • Summary judgment in Clark County District Court against Plaintiff seeking a 10% ownership stake in a multimillion-dollar automobile dealer group.
  • Take nothing judgment for major cellular service provider related to claims of breach of contract, fraud and other alleged abuses.
  • Multimillion-dollar verdict in maritime arbitration related to the purchase of an offshore diving and dive support vessel.
  • A multimillion-dollar settlement as plaintiff (assisting) in lawsuit related to agricultural contamination and genetically modified crops. Drafted argument related to a hotly contested damage issue that resulted in settlement.



  • Named, 40 Under 40, Houston Business Journal
  • Named, Super Lawyers Texas Rising Star, Business Litigation
  • Named, Top Lawyer, Houstonia


  • Harvard University, BA, cum laude
  • The University of Texas School of Law, JD, with honors
    Editor, Texas International Law Journal


  • Oregon
  • Texas


  • US District Court for the District of Oregon
  • US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • US District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • US District Court for the Southern District of Texas


  • English
  • Spanish

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
  • Adjunct Professor, University of Houston Law Center
  • American Heart Association, Executive Leadership Team
  • Houston Bar Association Special Olympics Committee 2010-Current (Chair 2017-18)
  • Special Olympics, East Region Board Member