Brooks Schuelke

Brooks Schuelke

Perlmutter & Schuelke, LLP

Austin, Texas (Austin, Texas Area)
Law Practice

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Brooks Schuelke's Overview

  • President at Capital Area Trial Lawyers Association
  • Owner at Perlmutter & Schuelke, LLP

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Brooks Schuelke's Summary

Brooks has been a trial lawyer since 1995. His practice has focused on the representation of individuals and small businesses injured by others. This practice includes personal injury litigation and legal malpractice litigation.

One example of Brooks's practice includes his representation of a client who worked for a North Texas utility hanging transformers on utility poles. As the client was hanging a transformer, the pole fell, seriously injuring the client. Brooks and his firm sued a number of defendants involved in the construction project. Brooks is proud of the work on the case because the substantial settlement allowed the client and his wife to maintain a stable future. But perhaps more importantly, Brooks helped the client when others had not. The client had previously hired other attorneys that refused to pursue the case.

Brooks and his firm also represented an Austin Lake Patrol police officer who tripped and fell at a marina that was not properly maintained. The officer sustained serious injuries, and the firm was able to obtain a significant recovery on his behalf. But Brooks is again most proud of the work because he was able to help the client when others were not. Prior to hiring Brooks's firm, the officer had retained another lawyer who sat on the case for over ten years. The case was resolved in fourteen months after Brooks and his firm were retained.

Brooks also represented a local Austin musician in her claim against a company in Los Angeles. While not a huge case, Brooks was able to help the musician regain the rights to her music masters so that she could finish the production and distribution of her music.

Brooks is also proud of his work in providing legal services on behalf of the indigent. Perlmutter & Schuelke, LLP won the 2008 Judge Joe Hart award from Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas for the firm's dedication to providing legal services to the poor.

Brooks Schuelke's Experience


Capital Area Trial Lawyers Association

June 2013Present (1 year 4 months)


Perlmutter & Schuelke, LLP

November 1995Present (18 years 11 months)

Representing individuals and businesses in personal injury and other civil litigation matters.

Brooks Schuelke's Publications

  • Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Claims After Brainard

    • Journal of Texas Insurance Law
    • July 2011
    Authors: Brooks Schuelke
  • Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Claims After Brainard

    • Capital Area Trial Lawyer's Association
    • November 2010
    Authors: Brooks Schuelke
  • How To Avoid Being The Target Of Legal Malpractice Claims

    • National Business Institute Seminar
    • December 2009
    Authors: Brooks Schuelke
  • UM/UIM Claims After Brainard

    • El Paso Trial Lawyer's Association seminar
    • April 2009
    Authors: Brooks Schuelke
  • Legal Malpractice Basics

    • Austin Bar Association Seminar
    • November 2008
    Authors: Brooks Schuelke
  • Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Claims After Brainard --- Point/Counterpoint

    • State Bar of Texas Advanced Insurance Law Seminar
    • April 13, 2012
    Authors: Brooks Schuelke

Brooks Schuelke's Skills & Expertise

  1. Personal Injury
  2. Civil Litigation
  3. Personal Injury Litigation
  4. Wrongful Death
  5. Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Claims
  6. Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Litigation
  7. Litigation
  8. Arbitration
  9. Legal Research
  10. Commercial Litigation
  11. Torts
  12. Legal Writing
  13. Legal Assistance
  14. Automobile Accidents
  15. Mediation
  16. Appeals
  17. Trial Practice
  18. Litigation Support
  19. Trials
  20. Intellectual Property
  21. Claim
  22. Licensing
  23. Employment Law
  24. Courts
  25. Corporate Law
  26. Product Liability
  27. Criminal Law
  28. Alternative Dispute Resolution
  29. Medical Malpractice
  30. Legal Advice
  31. Corporate Governance

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Brooks Schuelke's Education

The University of Texas at Austin

BBA, Business Honors


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