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Our Aggressive Trial Attorneys

When you are injured in an accident, there are countless attorneys who could take on your case and get you a decent settlement. At Brunkenhoefer, P.C. Injury Attorneys, we go beyond decent to make sure our clients are getting the best representation in the business. We have been helping plaintiffs injured in accidents since 1992. This experience means we know every tactic the defense will try against you and we are prepared to fight it. At our firm, we are tried and true trial attorneys who are not afraid to take your case to court when you need it. We fight hard and achieve results for our clients. R. Blake Brunkenhoefer is a member of the Multi Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

While we are tough on the people who hurt you, we strive for the highest level of care and kindness in our interactions with clients. Many firms hand off their cases to associates at a lower level, but we give each case personalized attention. The way we see it, an individualized approach is the only way you will get the advocacy you need. In addition, we will not take a penny from you unless we obtain results for your case. That makes working with our trial attorneys low risk and very high reward. Wherever you are, do not hesitate to contact us with questions or concerns. We are available 24/7.

Robert “Blake” Brunkenhoefer

R. Blake Brunkenhoefer

Corpus Christi Injury Lawyer Serving Clients Nationwide

Robert “Blake” Brunkenhoefer is a second-generation South Texas trial lawyer noted for litigating personal injury and wrongful death claims on behalf of accident victims and their families. He has been practicing trial law since 1992, he has tried cases to verdict in state and federal courts in several states, and he maintains an active, national practice. Blake has successfully resolved thousands of cases, many of which have resulted in substantial verdicts or settlements for his clients. While Blake clearly enjoys his work, he is also a devoted husband and father. He and his wonderful wife, Tracey, have raised four amazing children and maintain a close-knit, but adventurous family: Their oldest daughter graduated from the University of Washington (Seattle, WA) and is employed in the telecom industry in Portland, Oregon; their oldest son and their youngest kids – boy/girl twins – are enrolled at Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ).  The Brunkenhoefers enjoy time at home on the water, but travel frequently as a family, usually to pursue their passions for snowboarding and hiking.

Areas of Practice
  • Trucking crashes
  • Auto accidents
  • Roadway construction negligence
  • Workplace injuries
  • Oilfield/refinery accidents
  • Construction/contractor negligence
  • “Seaman’s” cases (“Jones Act” negligence & vessel “unseaworthiness”)
  • Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA) claims of third-party contractors on offshore platforms
  • Longshore & Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA) claims
  • Defective products (including vehicles and consumer products)
  • Premises liability/negligence
  • “Bad Faith” by insurance companies
  • Breach of Contract
Licensed to Practice Nationwide

Mr. Brunkenhoefer is licensed to practice law by the State of Texas, where he is a Sustaining Member of the Litigation Section. Additionally, Mr. Brunkenhoefer is licensed to practice law by the State of Colorado and by the State of Arizona. He is also licensed to practice law in all United States District Courts in Texas, Colorado and Arizona, and he has been authorized to appear before the United States Supreme Court. As a result of his national practice, he has been admitted pro hac vice (temporarily, for the duration of the case) in numerous state and federal courts throughout the country. He has handled cases from Washington, Oregon, and California to Florida, Maryland, and Virginia, from Texas and Louisiana to Iowa and Minnesota, and numerous states in between.

Awards & Honors
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), Associate (Corpus Christi Chapter – Membership Chair 2018-2019; Vice President 2019-2020, Senior Life Fellow)
  • Texas Super Lawyers® (2011-2019, Thompson Reuters)
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum®
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum®
  • Texas Verdicts Hall of Fame (2013, Verdict Search Texas)
  • Six Litigator Awards in 2014 – Achievements in truck accidents, automobile accidents, products liability, catastrophic injury, personal Injury, and wrongful death (The Trial Lawyers Board of Regents, LLC d/b/a/ Litigator Awards)
  • Top Notch Lawyer by peers for his admiralty and maritime law practice (Texas Lawyer “Go To” Guide—2007), the only plaintiff’s lawyer on the list
Professional Memberships
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), Associate (Corpus Christi Chapter – Membership Chair 2018-2019; Vice President 2019-2020, Senior Life Fellow)
  • The Texas Center for Legal Ethics & Professionalism
Maritime Law Seminars
  • Maritime Law, Blake Brunkenhoefer and Dabney Pettus, Corpus Christi Bar Association’s “Advanced Personal Injury Law Seminar” (Corpus Christi 2019)
  • Baseball with the Bench 2014, maritime law panel member (Corpus Christi Young Lawyers Association)
  • A Survey on the Impact of Katrina and Rita on the Marine Industry, panel member, “Second Annual Marine & Energy Seminar” (Las Vegas 2006)
  • Compulsory Arbitration for American Seamen, R. Blake Brunkenhoefer and E. Carroll Rogers, Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association’s “High Stakes on the High Seas: A Maritime Law Conference” (New Orleans 2006)
  • An Overview of Maritime Personal Injuries, R. Blake Brunkenhoefer and Les Cassidy, Corpus Christi Bar Association’s “Advanced Personal Injury Law Seminar” (Corpus Christi 2005)
  • University of California, Los Angeles (B.A. with Honors, Psychology, 1989)
  • University of Houston Law Center (J.D., 1992)
Bar Admissions
  • State of Texas
  • State of Colorado
  • State of Arizona
  • New Mexico (application pending)
  • U.S. District Courts (all districts of Texas, Colorado and Arizona)
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Admitted pro hac vice in numerous courts across the United States.

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