Areas of Practice

Houston-area Litigator and Mediator Michael Brophy’s many areas of expertise include:


Mr. Brophy brings 36 years of litigation experience to the table as a Mediator of all types and sizes of civil disputes.  For more information regarding this growing area of Mr. Brophy's practice, see

Family Law

The Brophy Law Firm has been competently, compassionately, and cost-effectively handling divorces, child custody matters, Enforcement actions, Modification suits, and Family Law Mediations for more than 20 years.  Our approach?  "Let's work this out."  Family Law matters are emotionally and financially draining enough without having to worry about wasting your marital Estate to pay for your lawyers.  Still, too many Family Law practitioners in Harris and Fort Bend Counties encourage spouses to fight, fight, fight, instead of encouraging divorcing parents (for example) to remember that they will need to act as parenting partners in the future.  We want to help you find a bridge to a new relationship or a new and financially secure future, and not an all out war of attrition.  See

Commercial Litigation

Attorney Michael Brophy also assists a substantial number of commercial enterprises and Houston-area businesses with their legal disputes and civil litigation. Included among those businesses are:

Residential land developers
Construction companies
Manufacturers / Distributors
Restoration / Remediation companies

Contract Drafting and Review

Houston-area Attorney Michael Brophy also assists individuals and businesses in the Houston, Sugar Land, and Fort Bend County areas with the negotiation, drafting, and review of many types of contracts.  In this area of his practice, Mr. Brophy endeavors to assist clients in avoiding future disputes and costly litigation, in addition to advising clients with regard to their existing obligations and exposures.

Wills / Powers of Attorney

Although the firm does not employ tax or Estate planning specialists, we can help give you peace of mind by assisting you with the drafting of simple Wills, trust documents, Powers of Attorney, and Advance Directives. Protect your family in the event of your untimely death by calling on us to assist you with end-of-life planning.

Insurance-Related Disputes

Car Accident

Since the inception of his law practice in 1986, Mr. Brophy has been actively involved in assisting Personal and Commercial lines Liability Insurers (and their Insureds) with claims asserted in State and Federal Courts, and with coverage disputes. Mr. Brophy has taken cases through trial and appeal in areas as diverse as:

  • Automobile liability (Personal and Commercial lines)
  • Trucking liability
  • Product liability
  • Nursing home liability
  • Homeowner's liability
  • Commercial General liability
  • Construction law
  • First-party Insurer liability (contractual and extra-contractual)

Mr. Brophy has also assisted several injured persons with their liability claims, and served as co-counsel in a Property Damage lawsuit that netted his client more than $2.6 million after Hurricane Ike in 2008 (after the Insurer had sought a complete Release in exchange for the payment of $60,000.00!!).