Brooks E. Kostakis

Location: Memphis, Tennessee
Phone: 901-521-2860
Fax: 901-521-2861



Brooks Kostakis is heavily involved in the firm’s trial litigation and appellate practice, particularly in defense of Class I railroads and other clients in both state and federal courts. He also represents clients in areas of employment law, including defense against claims alleging discrimination, and in lawsuits involving premises and product liability issues. Brooks has significant trial experience in railroad defense and personal injury litigation, particularly in cases brought by employees under the Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA), and in lawsuits brought by third parties. Brooks further focuses his practice on the firm’s defense of toxic tort lawsuits alleging injury from occupational exposure to asbestos or other substances. Prior to joining the firm in 2008, Brooks worked as a judicial clerk with Tennessee appellate courts. As a result of his prior experience, Brooks further devotes his practice to appellate work on behalf of the firm’s clients.

Areas of Practice:

  • Litigation

Litigation Percentage:

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions:

  • Tennessee
  • Arkansas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for 6th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for 8th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Arkansas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Arkansas
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois


  • Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, Memphis, Tennessee
    • Juris Doctorate – 2006
    • Law Review: University of Memphis Law Review, Associate Editor, 2007 – 2008
  • Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts – 2002

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • The Tennessee Bar Association
  • The Memphis Bar Association
  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel