The Firm

Founded in 2003 in Austin, Texas, we are committed to excellence in representing employers.

The firm was started by a group of experienced labor and employment lawyers who had practiced for years at large national firms. Over the last fifteen years, they have been joined by others to form what has become the oldest, multi-attorney, labor and employment law firm based in Austin, Texas. In a more focused boutique environment, Cornell Smith Mierl Brutocao Burton, LLP continues to provide excellent legal representation, but with even greater cost effectiveness.

Two of our attorneys are licensed to practice in California, as well as Texas, and routinely advise and speak on California employment law issues, providing added value and convenience for the many Texas employers who also have employees in California.

As attorneys committed to the finest legal representation available, each of our attorneys adapts to the clients’ individual needs — whether that means defending a discrimination, retaliation, or wrongful discharge lawsuit, advising on day-to-day questions that arise under employment laws such as the Americans with Disabilities Act or Family & Medical Leave Act, or providing discrimination and harassment training.

Our depth of legal experience combined with a practical business approach to employment law issues has earned the loyalty of our clients.