Harris Hilburn

1111 Rosalie

Houston, Texas 77004

713.223.3936 - phone

713.224.5358 - fax






Brett j. sileo

Legal Experience:

Mr. Sileo’s litigation practice includes actively defending negligence and contract suits against homeowners, businesses and municipal utility districts. Claims handled include builder and landlord liability, breach of contract claims, claims related to proper drainage and detention of storm water, including claims for diversion of surface water brought under the Texas Water Code, negligent security, slander, parental liability, negligent hiring and supervision, third-party liability for sexual molestation, optometric malpractice, contractual indemnity, and recovery of MUD reimbursables. Mr. Sileo works to establish governmental immunity wherever possible for claims brought against his utility district and other governmental entity clients.


•Doctor of Jurisprudence, The University of Texas School of Law, 1995
•Bachelor of Arts, Economics, Political Science and Managerial Studies, Rice University, 1992

Professional Licenses:

•Attorney at Law, Texas, 1995

Court Admissions:

•United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2002
•United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, 2005
•United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, 1998

Prior Professional Experience:

•Associate, Riley & Harris, LLP
•Associate, Brown McCarroll, LLP

Professional Memberships and Activities:

•American Bar Association
•Houston Bar Association
•State Bar of Texas, Litigation Section


•Texas Intellectual Property Law Journal, 1993-95
•Texas Intellectual Property Law Journal, Chief Notes Officer, 1994-95
•Rice University Board of Governors Awards
•National Merit Scholar

Practice Areas:

•General Civil Litigation
•Appellate Practice
•Business Litigation
•Products Liability Litigation
•Local Government