Zachary S. Brady, Partner
Licensed in Texas and New Mexico.
Zach practices primarily commercial litigation and agricultural law with a focus on real property litigation, including eminent domain, controversies related to nuisance law, and water rights. He has handled over 200 eminent domain cases in his career, and has an active Public Utility Commission practice. Further, he has first chaired complex jury trials and hotly contested administrative hearings and has successfully argued an appeal centering around Texas’ Right to Farm Act as lead counsel before the Texas Supreme Court. Zach holds the Pre-Eminent Rating of “A.V.” from Martindale-Hubbell, and was named a distinguished alumnus of the Texas Tech College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources.
Zach founded ZS Brady & Co. in May, 2006. In 2013, Zach partnered with Brent Hamilton to form Brady & Hamilton, LLP. The firm’s attorneys focus on serving clients in agriculture, real estate, energy and related fields.
Zach has provided legal services to the Texas cotton industry since the beginning of his law practice. He has been active in boll weevil eradication efforts in Texas, first as a staffer to Sen. Robert Duncan from 1997-1999, and as an attorney for the Texas Boll Weevil Eradication Foundation since 1999. He has also represented the Texas Cotton Ginners Association and Plains Cotton Growers for many years.
In the water law arena, Brady developed statutory language, adopted by the Texas Legislature, that was later cited by the Texas Supreme Court in its Day decision, establishing landowner ownership of groundwater in place. Brady has also served on the board of the Brazos River Authority and is a member of the Lubbock Water Advisory Board.
Zach’s community service activities include his work as member of the Texas FFA Association Board of Directors, service on Senators’ Cornyn and Cruz Federal Judicial Evaluation Committee, and chairing the City of Lubbock Advisory Committee on Oil and Gas Ordinances. He is also a past chairman of the Texas Tech Chancellor’s Council, and a former director of the American Museum of Agriculture.
Holubec v. Brandenberger, et al., 111 S.W.3d 32 (Tex. 2003)
Domingo v. Skidmore, 2011 WL 4478385 (Tex. App. – Amarillo August 31, 2011).
Wallace v. Kent County, 2013 WL 4531253 (Tex. App. – Amarillo August 21, 2013).