Biography

Chevazz G. Brown is a Houston dispute resolution lawyer, also known as a litigator or trial attorney, specializing in resolving a broad range of business and commercial disputes.

Chevazz typically handles disputes involving breach of contract; breach of fiduciary duty, negligence, fraud, and other torts; oil and gas; CERCLA (Superfund) contribution claims; real estate; employment; insurance coverage; investor; professional and amateur athletes; and more. 

Whether it is assessing liability or potential legal claims, drafting or responding to demands, negotiating favorable settlements, obtaining summary resolution, or successfully taking a dispute to verdict, Chevazz is well-equipped with sophistication and experience to assist you.

Before joining Jackson Walker, Chevazz had the distinct honor of serving as law clerk to the Honorable Kenneth M. Hoyt of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division, where he gained intimate knowledge of court procedure and valuable intangibles. The insight Chevazz obtained from his time at the federal courthouse has translated into a competitive advantage for his clients and a deeper understanding of the litigation process as well as the legal and non-legal factors affecting a court’s or jury’s decision.  

Career Highlights

  • Prompted favorable settlement on behalf of defendant with innovative strategy in breach of contract claim involving accidental shut down of client’s natural gas processing plant where liability was clear.
  • Won ~$3M arbitration award (including attorney fees) after five years of litigation against foreign defendant who refused to honor client’s maintenance agreement for power generator engines.
  • Successfully represented multiple clients in resolution of CERCLA contribution litigation involving significant clean-up costs.
  • Key member of team that won dismissal on summary judgment for major real estate development client in four-year long case with $15M+ exposure that grew from one to 80+ plaintiffs alleging that client developed on known geologic faults.
  • Produced favorable result for majority owner in shareholder derivative lawsuit by developing viable defense strategy and devising creative settlement terms.
  • Part of trial team that obtained favorable outcomes for major homebuilder client facing $10M+ in two significant FLSA collective actions for unpaid overtime.
  • Obtained favorable jury verdict for major real estate title company in personal injury action where Plaintiff sought $1M.
  • Successfully defended pipe supplier against multi-million breach of contract claim and obtained $1.5MM judgment on counterclaim for unpaid commission.
  • Successfully defended public college client against defamation claim and one of first to obtain early dismissal and award of attorney’s fees under Texas Citizens Participation Act, also known as the Texas “Anti-SLAPP” statute.
  • Regularly counsel commercial landlords and tenants and develop strategies to resolve issues or disputes arising from commercial leases.

Community

  • American Bar Association – Member, Forum on Communications Law & Liaison to ABA Commission on Racial & Ethnic Diversity in the Profession
  • Houston Bar Association – Co-chair numerous committees, past ambassador, & frequent speaker
  • AVANCE Houston, Inc. – Director & Chair of Governance Committee
  • Houston Young Lawyers Foundation – Trustee & 2015-16 Treasurer
  • Thurgood Marshall School of Law – Blue Ribbon Committee, Member (2013)
  • Thurgood Marshall School of Law – Ad Hoc Committee on Professional Identity, Co-Chair
  • U.S. Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel, S.D. Tex. Houston Div. – Appointee (2016)
  • Leadership Houston, Class XXXIII

News & Events

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    Texas Bar Foundation Elects Ten Jackson Walker Attorneys to Fellowship

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    Four Jackson Walker Attorneys Named Texas Diversity Council Award Winners

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    Chevazz Brown Honored with Houston Bar Association President’s Award

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    36 Jackson Walker Attorneys Named to “Texas Super Lawyers – Rising Stars” List

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    Jackson Walker Congratulates Its 36 ‘Super Lawyers – Rising Stars’

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  • Press Releases

    Jackson Walker Wins Victory for Client in Overtime Pay Dispute

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