Gary S. Kessler

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Dallas, TX

Kessler Collins, P.C.
 | 2100 Ross Avenue, Suite 750
Dallas, TX 75201
Phone: 214-379-0722
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2004, 2006 - 2012, 2014 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1974
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (60%),
  • Securities Litigation (30%),
  • General Litigation (10%)
Attorney Profile

As president of Kessler Collins, PC, Gary S. Kessler is well-known throughout Texas for corporate litigation services that are practically unmatched. With extensive national and international experience, Mr. Kessler has represented countless major domestic and international corporations, financial institutions and insurers. He focuses on complex corporate matters such as business litigation, commercial real estate and leasing, intellectual property, insurance and commercial litigation, securities litigation and arbitration. Mr. Kessler's international experience has included representing the People's Republic of China for claims under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act.

Mr. Kessler is board certified as a civil trial lawyer. He is admitted to practice law in the state of Texas and before the U.S. Courts for the Districts of Texas; the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth, Fifth and Ninth Circuits; the U.S. Supreme Court; and the U.S. Tax Court. After graduating with a Bachelor of Business Administration at the University of Notre Dame in 1971, Mr. Kessler received his Juris Doctor from Southern Methodist University in 1974. While attending law school, he earned the Russell Baker Moot Court Award and was president of the professional law fraternity Delta Theta Phi.

Today, Mr. Kessler is a member of the prestigious Dallas Inns of Court and is an instructor for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy. He also lectures frequently for industry organizations. He is rated as AV-Preeminent* with Martindale-Hubbell, and has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America** every year since 1997. Mr. Kessler is a member of such associations as the American Bar Association, the College of the State Bar of Texas, the Dallas Bar Association, the Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit, the Defense Research Institute, the Association of Attorney-Mediators, the Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution and the Professional Liability Underwriting Society.

*AV-Preeminent and BV-Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

**The Best Lawyers in America® 2013. Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Business Litigation (60%)

Securities Litigation (30%)

General Litigation (10%): Litigation

Focus Areas

General Litigation: Litigation

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 13 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2004, 2006 - 2012, 2014 - 2017

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About Gary Kessler

Admitted: 1974, Texas

Professional Webpage: http://www.kesslercollins.com/who-we-are/gary-kessler

Honors and Awards:

  • President, Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity, Southern Methodist University, 1974
  • Russell Baker Moot Court Award, Southern Methodist University, 1974
  • Best Lawyers in America, Business Litigation Section, 1997 - 2013
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
  • Fellow, Texas Bar Association
  • Member, Inns of Court

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Dallas Bar Association Fee Disputes Committee
  • Association of Attorney Mediators
  • Society for Professional Dispute Resolution
  • Texas Bar Foundation
  • Dallas Bar Foundation
  • Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • American Bar Association, International, Bankruptcy, Tort and Insurance Practice, Antitrust and Litigation Sections
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • National Institute of Trial Advocacy (faculty)
  • Dallas Inns of Court
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (Compliance & Legal Society)
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Southern Districts of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Western Districts of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Eastern Districts of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Northern Districts of Texas
  • Texas, 1974

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Urban Land Institute (ULI)
  • Friend of IREM (Institute of Real Estate Management)
  • The Real Estate Council
  • International Council of Shopping Centers
  • Building Owner's & Management Association

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Frequent Lecturer, Industry Groups and is an Instructor for the National Institute of Trial Advocacy
  • Frequent speaker at IREM, ULI, National Association of Industrial & Office Properties (NAIOP) and ICSC National Conferences
  • "Can you Handle Rejection," Shopping Center Legal Update, Vol. 26, Issue 1, 2006
  • "The Runaway Jury Trial," Shopping Center Legal Update, Vol. 24, Issue 3, 2004
  • "Judicial Alchemy - Spinning Letters of Credit into Security Deposits," Shopping Center Legal Update, Vol. 23, Issue 3, 2003

Educational Background:

  • University of Notre Dame, B.B.A., 1971
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Office Location for Gary S. Kessler

2100 Ross Avenue
Suite 750
Dallas, TX 75201

Phone: 214-379-0722

 

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Last Updated: 5/23/2017

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