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 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.

As an added value to our multi-state clients, in addition to being licensed in Texas, we have attorneys licensed to practice in California, Louisiana, and Florida.

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.