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R. Dean Gresham
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R. Dean Gresham


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I am relentless in fighting for justice for my clients that have been injured or killed by the wrongful conduct of others. I bring a unique approach to litigation that helps me see solutions where other lawyers see problems. I often take on and turn around legal cases that have often been turned down by other lawyers. Over my career, I’ve found that applying a creative, outside-the-box approach to these complex legal issues makes all the difference for my clients.

My practice is focused on catastrophic injury and wrongful death litigation across the country that arises from negligence, gross negligence, defective products, corporate greed, premises liability, malpractice, and toxic torts.

In 2020, Dean was awarded the Elite Trial Lawyer of the Year award by the National Law Journal for his trailblazing work on a complicated wrongful adoption case. Dean is consistently chosen by his peers as one of the Best Lawyers in Dallas by D Magazine (2009-2021), a Texas Super Lawyer by Law & Politics magazine (2005–2021), one of the Top 100 attorneys in Texas by Super Lawyers (2017-2021), one of the Best Lawyers in American by Best Lawyers in America, and one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Texas by The National Association of Trial Lawyers (2011-2021). In 2017, was selected as a recipient of the famous Litigator Award which is awarded for superior litigation achievement to only 1 percent of all lawyers.  Dean is an AV® Preeminent-rated attorney by Martindale Hubble.

Notably, Gresham served as co-lead counsel in the largest vehicular manslaughter case in Texas history, in which 10 people were killed by an out-of-control 18-wheeler. In 2014, Gresham was retained by families of the victims killed when a Union Pacific train slammed into a Veteran’s Day Parade in Midland, Texas, killing four and injuring 17 veterans.

And he has also handled significant class actions involving defective products and consumer fraud. As co-lead counsel in the first national “click fraud” class action lawsuit against Google and Yahoo!, Gresham was instrumental in reforming the Internet pay-per-click advertising industry, resulting in over $90 million claims fund. Indeed, as a result of the litigation, Google and other search engines changed their practices to better monitor fraudulent click-throughs, bringing transparency to the online advertising industry.

More recently, Gresham resolved a novel case against a New England sperm bank for representing that its sperm had been screened for cystic fibrosis even though it had not, resulting in a couple’s child being born with cystic fibrosis. The case was one of first impression and reached the Oklahoma Supreme Court before its successful resolution “That was a very significant case because it broke through and opened up a new area of law involving philosophical issues of wrongful birth and wrongful life,” Gresham says.  Since then, he has been retained by several other families who were misled by cryogenic sperm banks with respect to genetic testing.

Licensed in both Texas and Oklahoma, Gresham handles complex litigation across the nation representing clients who have been the victims of corporate greed, fraud, and other business torts.

Gresham is on the board of the Dallas Bar Association’s Business Litigation Group and a member of the Bench Bar and Judiciary Committees.

Types of Cases Handled:

Mr. Gresham handles a wide variety of cases involving catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death, business torts, and class action litigation, including but not limited to the following areas:

  • 18-Wheeler Wrecks
  • Oil Field Injuries
  • Fires and Explosions
  • Products Liability
  • Class Action
  • Business Torts
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