Cornell, Smith, Mierl & Brutocao LLP
Scott Brutocao represents employers in all aspects of Labor and Employment law. Mr. Brutocao is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and is licensed in both Texas and California. Mr. Brutocao’s expertise includes representing Texas and California employers in all aspects of litigation, conducting numerous jury and non-jury trials/arbitrations on a variety of legal claims in state and federal court, advising Texas and California employers on the full variety of employment-related issues, drafting and negotiating all types of employment-related agreements, reviewing and creating employee handbooks and policies, and providing training for employers on compliance with laws on virtually all employment-related subjects, from hiring to termination.
Mr. Brutocao has expertise not only in employment and labor law, but also in enforcing and defending against covenants not to compete, covenants not to solicit customers and employees, and misappropriation of trade secrets.
Mr. Brutocao litigated employment cases exclusively for employers in California prior to settling in Texas in 2000. He is a frequent speaker at employment-related seminars, both for employers and other attorneys. He also publishes articles on employment law issues in a variety of commercial and legal publications.
Following California, Mr. Brutocao practiced law at Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison in Austin and then founded the Austin office for national employment law firm Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. After 10 years of a national practice at Ogletree, Mr. Brutocao joined the Cornell, Smith, Mierl & Brutocao LLP in 2013.