About Attorney R. Dean Gresham
Personal Injury, Class Action & Business Litigation Lawyer
Dean Gresham may be one of the youngest lawyers consistently named as a
Best Lawyer in Dallas by his peers (
D Magazine). But don't let his appearance fool you. He is a skilled attorney with
a focused, aggressive approach to business, personal injury, and class
action litigation. Gresham has been named by his peers as one of the a
Best Business Lawyer in Dallas
(D Magazine 7/09), Best Lawyers in Dallas
(D Magazine 2009-2013); Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Texas by The National Trial Lawyers
Association in 2016, and a Texas Rising Star and SuperLawyer
(a Thompson Reuters Service, 2009-2016). Gresham sits on the Board of Directors
of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association and Dallas Trial Lawyers Association.
Gresham began his career defending big corporations. But, after a few years,
he had enough. As Gresham says, "he saw the light" and transitioned
his practice toward representing plaintiffs in business and personal injury
cases. Gresham handles high-stakes personal injury, class action, and
business litigation. He represents clients who have been the unsuspecting
victims of fraud, dangerous products, corporate greed and irresponsibility,
professional malpractice, and gross negligence.
Examples of Gresham's Work
Examples of Gresham's include suits against the following:
- Internet search engines and a domain registrar
- Hedge funds
- National law firm
- Cryogenic clinics
- Product manufacturers of auto, home, building, industrial chemicals
- Oil and gas production products.
Gresham successfully represented victims in the
first national class action against Google and Yahoo! for "click fraud."
He also represented the families of seven laborers who were killed in
the largest vehicular manslaughter case in Texas history where 10 people
were killed after a runaway 18-wheeler crossed into the oncoming lanes
of traffic of Highway 75.
Gresham is currently representing clients with claims against Toyota Motor
Corp., GlaxoSmithKline LLC, GoDaddy.com,—a testament to Gresham's
ability to take on some of the largest corporations in America without
blinking. Gresham has also handled whistleblower (qui tam) cases under
the False Claims Act. Gresham is a member of the Civil Rights Volunteer
Attorney Panel for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of
Texas. After the 9/11 attack on our country, Gresham provided
pro bono legal representation for victims of 9/11.
Throughout his career as an aggressive attorney, Gresham has concentrated
on representing clients who have been the unsuspecting victims of defective
or dangerous products, corporate greed, irresponsibility, and fraud. With
his sharp ability to analyze complex legal issues, he has been successful
in devising unique solutions to seemingly unsolvable legal cases and problems.
"My clients tell me I'm easy to talk to, and they appreciate that
I listen to them and care about their case," Gresham says. "If
I can maximize recovery for a client and make a difference in his or her
life that will somehow ease whatever it is that is burdening them, I'm
doing my job. But, I am especially proud when a case results in a change
of a policy, procedure or practice that will protect others in the future.
That's a win not only for my client, but also for society."
Gresham's Education, Memberships & Associations
Gresham is a 1995 graduate of Texas State University. He graduated from
the South Texas Law School, cum laude, in 2000. As an injury attorney,
he is admitted into the following courts: Texas, U.S. Supreme Court, U.S.
Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, and U. S. District Court, Northern, Eastern,
and Southern Districts of Texas. He is a member of the American Bar Association
and the Dallas Bar Association.
He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association
and Dallas Trial Lawyers Association. His professional memberships include
the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America, Trial
Lawyers for Public Justice, and Pro Bono College of the State Bar of Texas.
He sits on the Board of Governors of the New Lawyers Division of the American
Association of Justice.