The Firm

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

Cornell Smith Mierl & Brutocao was formed by a group of experienced labor and employment lawyers who had practiced for years at large national firms. They joined together to form what has become the oldest labor and employment law firm based in Austin, Texas. In a more focused boutique environment, Cornell Smith Mierl & Brutocao 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 sexual harassment training.

Cornell Smith Mierl & Brutocao’s depth of legal experience combined with a practical business approach to employment law issues has earned the loyalty of our clients.