Bryan Acklin is a zealous trial attorney who is dedicated to making his community safer and more just. He believes strongly in helping others and holding accountable those who have hurt our community. The law exists not only to maintain order but to ensure that justice is served and accessible to all. Bryan has dedicated his career to helping others find justice after they have been wronged.
Bryan is a proud first-generation Texan. He was born in Houston and raised in Plano, Texas. He grew up with a passion for competitive pastimes, spending his time playing on school sports teams and leading the debate team. His experience on his high school’s mock trial team convinced him to pursue a career as a lawyer.
Bryan earned his undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. While there, he continued to compete in debate and mock trial teams and also developed a passion for other languages, as he began studying Spanish as one of his majors. After graduating cum laude, Bryan returned to Houston to teach bilingual education as a Teach for America corps member.
Although he enjoyed educating young minds in the classroom, Bryan felt that his true calling was in helping others navigate the justice system. He enrolled in the University of Texas School of Law in Austin, Texas after fulfilling his commitment with Teach for America. His desire to make the most of his law school experience led to his participation in the school’s Mock Trial and Moot Court program; the Texas Review of Law and Politics legal journal; and the Student Bar Association. Hard work and dedication paid dividends as he won various awards at national and local mock trial competitions. His dedication to helping his community showed through Bryan’s service as Chairman of the Board of Advocates in his final year. He currently enjoys helping his alma mater’s advocacy teams as they prepare for national competitions.
Bryan began his career at the Harris County District Attorney’s Office, where he fought for the victims of crime and dedicated himself to making Houston a safer place for everyone. He is proud to continue representing those who were wronged by others as a member of Houssiere Durant & Houssiere, LLP.
When not in the courtroom, Bryan is an avid tennis player. He also enjoys international travel and is currently working on improving his Dutch.