Bret Weatherford



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Bret Weatherford works with the Knox Ricksen team to represent clients in civil actions related to assistance in personal injury defense and insurance fraud and unfair business practices against healthcare providers and management service organizations.

Before joining the firm, Bret was a partner with Kassabian, Doyle & Weatherford, P.C. for twenty-two years and practiced in the areas of third-party and first-party insurance defense, coverage issues, appeals, and insurance fraud. Bret was a counsel for plaintiffs in several federal RICO actions brought against providers and clinics during that time, including Allstate Ins. Co., et al. v. Plambeck et al.

Prior to beginning his legal career, Bret was an officer in the U.S. Air Force and served on Titan II ICBM crews, ending with the rank of captain. He then attended graduate school at the University of Texas, earning an M.A. in Government in 1988, and stayed at the University of Texas for law school. After graduation, Bret was a briefing attorney for the Honorable Ed Kinkeade, Justice of the Texas Fifth District Court of Appeals.

Bret submitted a thesis, Evolution and Short-Term Results of the Goldwater-Nichols Act of 1986 as a part of his graduate studies. Bret also was a co-author of the 2020 edition of Texas Personal Automobile Insurance Policy.

Bar and Court Admissions

  • State of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas


• University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 1991

• University of Texas, M.A., Government, 1988

• Southwest Texas State University, B.A., 1982