Brian P. Cweren

Principal Attorney





POINTS OF INTEREST
  • Founder / Principal – The Cweren law Firm
  • Board of Directors – Texas Apartment Association
  • General Counsel and Secretary – Galveston County Apartment Association
  • President – Texas Jewish Bar Association
  • Vice President / President Elect – Galveston County Apartment Association

EDUCATION
  • University of Texas, Austin, Texas
  • Doctorate of Jurisprudence, May 1997
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, 1994

ADMISSIONS
  • State Bar of Texas
  • United States Southern District of Texas
  • United State Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

AREAS OF PRACTICE
  • Multifamily / Property Owner Representation
  • Evictions
  • HUD Complaints
  • Lease (Addendum) Review / Drafting
  • Residential Real Estate
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Personal Injury Defense/Premises Liability Defense
  • Civil Litigation
  • Building and related Code Violations / Citations
  • Environmental Crimes

BIOGRAPHY

Mr. Cweren founded the Cweren Law Firm in 2000 and has been very active in the multi-family industry since that time.

Mr. Cweren is a second-generation, native Houstonian. Mr. Cweren learned the values of hard work, integrity and helping others from his family. Mr. Cweren's father started his own business in the scrap metal business; this allowed Mr. Cweren to see first-hand the virtues of responsibility and working long hours to get the job done right. Mr. Cweren founded the Cweren Law Firm in 2000 and has been active in the multi-family industry since that time.


EXPERTISE

Mr. Cweren has handled over one thousand (1,000) trials throughout Texas – almost all in favor of the client. Mr. Cweren is also a frequent speaker and author in Texas Property Owner – Tenant law. At a recent speaking engagement, Mr. Cweren drew over five hundred paid attendees


EDUCATION

Mr. Cweren graduated from HISD's Bellaire High School. From there, Mr. Cweren studied at the University of Texas, achieving a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration with emphasis on real estate in 1994. In 1997, Mr. Cweren earned his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law.


TEXAS SUPREME COURT AND OTHER INTERNSHIPS

During his time at the University of Texas, Mr. Cweren undertook a number of internships, including with the Texas Supreme Court, former President George H.W. Bush, Vinson & Elkins and District Judge Paul R. Davis. Brian was a member of a number of Honor societies and served on the University of Texas Bar Association Student Board of Governors.


APPOINTMENTS AND BOARDS
  • City of Houston Ethics Committee (Vice-Chair of Ethics)
  • City of Houston Police Department Citizen review Committee (Chair)
  • Harris County Grand Jury (Sargeant at Arms)
  • Houston Police Department Police Advisory Committee (LULAC Representative)

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEMBERSHIPS
  • Texas Jewish Bar Association (Founder and President)
  • Holocaust Museum Houston (Chair of Outreach Committee)
  • Jewish National Fund (Houston)
  • SER Jobs for Progress (Secretary)
  • Galveston Apartment Association (Secretary and General Counsel)
  • Texas Apartment Association
  • New Braeswood Revitalization Association

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation Citizens Academy
  • Houston Fire Department Citizens Academy (Class 12)
  • Houston Police Department Citizens Academy (May 26, 2011)
  • Harris County Community Emergency Response Team

HONORS AND AWARDS
  • Honorary Fire Chief – Mayor Bob Lanier
  • Honorary Deputy Sheriff – Harris County Sheriff
  • Certificate of Appreciation – Mayor’s Office
  • Certificate of Appreciation – Council Member John Castillo
  • Certificate of Appreciation – Houston Police Department
  • Certificate of Appreciation – Houston Fire Department
  • GenNEXT Winner – Male Attorney – Jewish Herald Voice

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS/CAUSES
  • Southwest Super Neighborhood
  • Coalition Against the Ruffino Trash Transfer Station
  • Richmond Revitalization
  • Anti-Defamation League’s Leadership Development Institute
  • In his personal time, Mr. Cweren enjoys travelling, antique cars and items related to Texas history.