Brooks Hamilton is a Texan who grew up in Houston and has lived in Dallas for over thirty years. After receiving a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Houston in 1958, and completing post graduate work in computer science at the University of North Carolina in 1959, Brooks obtained his Juris Doctor Degree from Southern Methodist University School of Law in 1963.

Starting at age twenty-two, Brooks has worked continuously in the employee benefit consulting field for over forty years. He has published many articles, the first being a 1964 feature article in the University of Houston Law Review. In addition, he has lectured at a number of major universities, such as the University of Chicago, as well as various employee benefit seminars both in the United States and in Europe.

In 1969, Brooks formed his own company. Initially a one-man organization, it grew to include twenty-five employees in Texas and California providing professional employee benefit computer services to major financial institutions and corporate users. In the late seventies the company was sold, and Brooks resumed a legal and consulting practice limited to corporate employee benefits and related executive compensation. Brooks frequently consults with major companies on special projects, and has worked in most major states in the US, as well as countries in Western Europe.

Most authorities seem to approach corporate benefits and tax planning with a view dominated by their particular field of expertise. Brooks has endeavored to pursue knowledge in all areas related to employee benefits: the law, economics, insurance, finance, computer science, history, and politics. From this experience, a unique world view has evolved.

Since the late 1990s, the primary focus of Brooks Hamilton & Associates has been "yield disparity," the enormous gap between the 401(k) investment performance of the few who do well and the many who do poorly. This focus has led to several innovative Plan designs which garnered national media attention. Brooks has appeared on the CBS Evening News, CNBC's Closing Bell with Maria Bartiromo, Kiplinger's TV Financial News, and Good Day Dallas/Fort Worth. National financial magazine feature articles about BH&A concerns and innovations have appeared in Worth Magazine, Plan Sponsor; Kiplinger's, Institutional Investor; Reader's Digest, Bottom Line Personal, and Multinational Employer (Europe). In addition, there have been numerous syndicated newspaper articles by financial writers concerning this issue.

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