About Member
Steven Brand graduated cum laude from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York City, achieving distinction there as a member of the Order of the Coif. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Michigan. During law school, Mr. Brand studied under attorney Barry Scheck, a nationally renowned death penalty lawyer and founder of the first innocence project. Mr. Brand is admitted to practice law in the states of Texas and New York and the Supreme Court of the United States, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, Eastern District of New York, Southern District of New York (New York City), U.S. Court of Appeals of the Armed Forces, Navy/Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals and the Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals. Mr. Brand was born in Brooklyn, New York, and raised on Long Island. He served as a U.S. Air Force Officer in the Judge Advocate General Corps. He was stationed at Randolph Air Force Base (San Antonio) and Grand Forks Air Force Base (North Dakota). His has served as Trial and Defense Counsel, Special Assistant U.S. Attorney and Chief Contracting Officer. Notable cases over his time in the military include an Air Force member accused of smuggling and running guns into England and clemency for a Bronze Star winner who had been court-martialed in Iraq. Mr. Brand further distinguished himself as a top-level felony prosecutor. He served for eight years as an assistant district attorney in the Travis County District Attorney’s Office. For more than half of his tenure, he served as a chief prosecutor. He has handled a number of challenging and high-profile cases, including the widely publicized “west campus” murders in Austin. He was a member of the prosecution team in the case of former U.S. House of Representatives Whip and Majority Leader, Tom DeLay. Mr. Brand’s cases have been reported by the Los Angeles Times, 590 AM KLBJ Austin, San Antonio Talk Radio, the Austin American Statesman, and Sky News in England. He has been featured on the cable channel Investigation Discovery’s show “Deadly Sins.” He has lectured to psychiatrists, psychologists, counselors, and other lawyers. He has participated in training conducted by the United States Secret Service’s National Computer Forensics Institute. As a Defense Attorney, he has had juries return Not Guilty verdicts in 2 separate sexual assault cases and 2 separate murder cases. He is a member of the board of directors of the Austin Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association and has lectured to criminal defense lawyers for the State Bar of Texas.