Who We Are

Clouse Brown is a team of experienced, strategic, and creative lawyers.

 

Our exclusive focus allows us to devote all our time and attention to understanding the nuances of employment law as it applies to senior executives and companies. Whether negotiating a CEO’s agreement, representing a management team in non-compete litigation, or protecting an executive’s interests during a severance event, Clouse Brown brings experience and creativity to each engagement.

With varied backgrounds in Big Law, in-house law departments, litigation boutiques, and higher education, the Clouse Brown team combines big firm talent with small firm flexibility. We approach each client’s needs with efficient case evaluation and an understanding of business realities.

The firm’s attorneys are regularly called on to negotiate, draft and litigate employment contracts and negotiate severance packages for senior-level and C-suite executives. Clouse Brown also provides expertise advising clients on employment contracts, covenants not to compete, severance agreements, equity awards, trade secret disputes, and breach of fiduciary duty claims.

In addition to federal and state courts, Clouse Brown handles matters before arbitration tribunals, appellate courts, and administrative agencies. The firm represents senior executives, licensed professionals, management teams, and companies in Texas and throughout the United States.

Relationships matter at Clouse Brown. We develop strong working relationships with our clients, building a deep understanding of their business and personal objectives. Through collaborative relationships with opposing counsel, we can align our clients’ goals with company objectives. When litigation is necessary, we zealously advocate for our clients, while maintaining professionalism and integrity with counsel and the courts. Our greatest referral sources are our clients and opposing counsel.

As a testament to our team’s proficiency as legal counsel, less than a year after opening our doors, Clouse Brown PLLC was named a Tier 1 law firm in Dallas/Fort Worth for Employment Law – Management by Best Law Firms for 2019.

Keith A. Clouse

Keith A. Clouse

Board Certified, Labor and Employment Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Alyson C. Brown

Alyson C. Brown

Board Certified, Labor and Employment Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Camille Avant

Camille Avant

Employment Law, Business and Commercial Litigation

Jessy Clouse

Jesse E. Clouse

Employment Law, Business Litigation, Nonprofit Law

Bruce Rothstein

Bruce Rothstein

Civil Litigation, Copyright, Trademark, Entertainment, Mediation

Emily Stout

Emily Stout

Board Certified, Labor and Employment Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Alyson, just wanted to thank you for the valuable guidance you and Keith provided. We do interact with a number of firms. We felt like the guidance and responsiveness from your team was exceptional compared to others. We very much appreciate everything you have done for us.

Todd Ellestad
CEO, American Mortgage & Equity Consultants, Inc.

I’ve had the pleasure of working with Keith Clouse for nearly 10 years through three different “C-Level” negotiations. I have more than once referred to him as an “ass kicker and a name taker.” I have strongly recommended him to several others with great success as well.

Brian S. Hale
President—Financial Services Group, William Lyon Homes

My experience with Keith Clouse and Alyson Brown has been phenomenal. They navigated me to victory in a contentious lawsuit, and have since helped our new bank with risk mitigation, policy development, and employment agreements.

George Lea
CEO and Chairman of the Board Captex Bancshares, Inc. and The First National Bank of Trenton

Keith is an excellent, thorough and thoughtful attorney who provided me with valuable and timely counsel.

Jack Mueller
Former CEO, Valor Telecom

When I needed a specialist to represent me in the negotiation and preparation of my employment agreement, there was only one choice . . . Keith Clouse. Keith provided immediate, insightful and professional services that satisfied all my needs.

Dr. L.S. Smith
Former Chairman, Dallas Gold & Silver Exchange

Keith and his team handled a very difficult lawsuit for our club. Their thorough preparation and outstanding legal expertise resulted in the best possible outcome for our club.

Russ Thornbrough
Former General Manager, Brookhaven Country Club

Clouse Rocked.

Steve Winn
Chairman & CEO, RealPage, Inc.

Keith, Alyson, and Camille are superb attorneys who not only invest in your case, but in you as a person. In the courtroom you need someone to fight-- to protect you, your family and everything you’ve worked for throughout your career. I have nothing but admiration and appreciation for what they have done for me professionally and personally.

Ken McGee
President, CuraHealth Hospitals

Alyson and her team are extremely professional and diligent. They made themselves available at odd times and on an urgent basis at moments that were critical to my Company’s operations. Highly recommend this firm.

Richard T. Schwartz
SVP, CCO & General Counsel, Risk Theory Dealer Advisors, LLC