As a board-certified civil appellate attorney, Whitney Brieck is uniquely qualified to assist trial teams in seeking dispositive rulings, exploring procedural nuances, and preserving the record from the outset of litigation through post-judgment proceedings, and to pursue and defend relief sought in interlocutory and final appeals and emergency mandamus proceedings.
Whitney studies the tenor of recent judicial decision-making to comprehensively counsel her clients about complex legal issues affecting their case and the appellate remedies available at every stage of the litigation process. She has taken a lead role in pursuing and defending civil appeals across the State of Texas and before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
Prior to joining BoyarMiller, Whitney spent two years with the Fourteenth Court of Appeals, as a staff attorney for the Honorable Justice Sharon McCally and a briefing attorney for the Honorable William J. Boyce, where she reviewed briefing, evaluated oral argument, participated in conferences with the justices, drafted opinions, and considered points on rehearing.
Whitney also spent several years litigating and appealing a diverse array of commercial business disputes for a mid-size law firm in downtown Houston, Texas.
While studying at the University of Texas School of Law in Austin, Texas, Whitney evaluated petitions for review and drafted recommendations as an intern for the Honorable Justice Don R. Willett on the Texas Supreme Court. Whitney helped review and seek to exclude evidence as an intern for the Family Justice Division of the Travis County District Attorney’s Office, and helped prepare a successful application for asylum-seekers in federal immigration court on behalf of the law school’s Immigration Clinic.
Before attending law school, Whitney juggled the administrative needs of a busy toxic-tort docket as litigation support staff for a large, international law firm in downtown Houston.
Whitney received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English and political science from Texas A&M University, and is a proud member of the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Class of 2006. She is also a member of the Houston Bar Association Appellate Practice Section, and previously chaired the Pro Bono Committee—which collaborates with the State Bar of Texas Appellate Section Pro Bono Committee to match clients who are financially unable to obtain legal representation on appeal with volunteer lawyers who agree to serve without expectation of compensation for their service. Whitney is also a member of the Houston Bar Association Litigation Section.