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Attorney Blake Brunkenhoefer

R. Blake. Brunkenhoefer

Email: bbrunk@gulfattorneys.com
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Education

  • University of California, Los Angeles (B.A. with Honors, Psychology, 1989)
  • University of Houston Law Center (J.D., 1992)

Bar Admissions

  • State of Texas
  • State of Arizona
  • State of Colorado
  • U.S. District Courts (all districts of Texas)
  • All Federal District Courts of Texas, Arizona and Colorado
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Admitted pro hac vice in numerous courts across the United States.

Professional Organizations/Societies

  • Corpus Christi Bar Association, Director (2001-2002)
  • Hidalgo County Bar Association, Member
  • State Bar of Texas, District 11-A Grievance Committee, Member (2003-2006)
  • State Bar of Texas, District 11-A Grievance Committee, Panel Chair (2006-2008)
  • The Texas Center for Legal Ethics, Member
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Sustaining Member
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • American Association for Justice (formerly ATLA), “M Club” Member
  • Maritime Law Association of the United States, Member
  • Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute, Port Director (2001-2003)
  • Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America, Member
  • The National Trial Lawyers, Member

R. Blake Brunkenhoefer

Corpus Christi Injury Lawyer Serving Clients Nationwide

Robert “Blake” Brunkenhoefer is a second generation South Texas trial lawyer noted for litigating personal injury and wrongful death claims on behalf of accident victims and their families. He has been practicing trial law since 1992 and successfully resolved thousands of cases, many of which have resulted in substantial verdicts or settlements for his clients.

While Blake clearly enjoys his work, he is also a devoted husband and father. He and his wife of more than 25 years, Tracey, have four amazing children: Their oldest daughter is pursuing a major in Comparative Literature from the University of Washington, Seattle; their oldest son plays baseball at Flour Bluff High School as he completes his senior year and prepares for college; and the twins enjoy tennis as they pursue their studies at Flour Bluff High School. The Brunkenhoefers enjoy time at home on the water, but travel frequently as a family, usually to pursue their passions for snowboarding and hiking.

Areas of Practice

  • Auto / trucking accidents
  • Oilfield / refinery accidents
  • Construction / contractor negligence
  • Roadway construction negligence
  • “Seamen’s” cases (Jones Act negligence & vessel unseaworthiness)
  • Longshore & Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act
  • Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act claims of third-party contactors on offshore platforms
  • Premises liability (slip & fall)
  • Premises negligence (employee neglect)
  • Defective products
  • Breach of contract

Licensed to Practice Nationwide

Mr. Brunkenhoefer is licensed to practice law in all State Courts of Texas, where he is a Sustaining Member of the Litigation Section; of Colorado; and of Arizona. As a result of his national practice, he has been admitted pro hac vice (termporarily, as long as the duration of the case lasts) in numerous federal state and federal courts throughout the country. He has handled cases from Washington, Oregon, and California to Florida, Maryland, and Virginia, from Texas and Louisiana to Iowa and Minnesota, and numerous states in between.

Awards & Honors

  • AV® rating by the Martindale-Hubbell peer review system since 2005 (the highest rating in legal ability and ethical standards)
  • Texas Super Lawyers® (2011-2016, Thompson Reuters)
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum®
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum®
  • Texas Verdicts Hall of Fame (2013, Verdict Search Texas)
  • Six Litigator Awards in 2014 – Achievements in truck accidents, automobile accidents, products liability, catastrophic injury, personal Injury, and wrongful death (The Trial Lawyers Board of Regents, LLC d/b/a/ Litigator Awards)
  • Top Notch Lawyer by peers for his admiralty and maritime law practice (Texas Lawyer “Go To” Guide—2007), the only plaintiff’s lawyer on the list

Professional Memberships

  • Corpus Christi Bar Association – Director, 2001-2002
  • Hidalgo County Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas, District 11-A Grievance Committee: Member, 2003-2006 & Panel Chair 2006-2008
  • The Texas Center for Legal Ethics
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Association for Justice (formerly ATLA), “M Club”
  • Maritime Law Association of the United States
  • Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute, Port Director, 2001-2003
  • Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America
  • The National Trial Lawyers

Maritime Law Seminars

  • An Overview of Maritime Personal Injuries, R. Blake Brunkenhoefer and Les Cassidy, Corpus Christi Bar Association’s “Advanced Personal Injury Law Seminar” (Corpus Christi 2005)
  • A Survey on the Impact of Katrina and Rita on the Marine Industry, panel member, “Second Annual Marine & Energy Seminar” (Las Vegas 2006)
  • Compulsory Arbitration for American Seamen, R. Blake Brunkenhoefer and E. Carroll Rogers, Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association’s “High Stakes on the High Seas: A Maritime Law Conference” (New Orleans 2006)
  • Baseball with Bench 2014, maritime law panel member (Corpus Christi Young Lawyers Association)

To reach R. Blake Brunkenhoefer, call (855) 812-1100 or email us today.

Practice Areas

  • 18-Wheeler/Tractor-Trailer Accidents
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Maritime Injury
  • Workplace Injury
  • Products Liability

Badges

AV Preeminent Rated Maritime Law Association of the United States

Super Lawyers

Multimillion dollar Advocates Forum Texas Verdicts: Hall of Fame

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