R. Dean Gresham

R. Dean Gresham

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Class Action & Mass Torts Attorney in Dallas, TX

Steckler Gresham Cochran
 | 12720 Hillcrest Rd, Suite 1045
Dallas, TX 75230
Phone: 972-387-4040
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2016
Selected to Rising Stars: 2009 - 2013
Licensed Since: 2000
Practice Areas:
  • Class Action/Mass Torts (50%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Business Litigation (10%)
Attorney Profile

Dean Gresham focuses his practice on catastrophic injury, business, and class action litigation. Gresham graduated cum laude from South Texas College of Law in 2000. In 2010, Gresham left the nationally known firm of Fineberg-Gresham and started GRESHAM pc and handles complex litigation throughout the country. Gresham served as Co-Lead Class Counsel in class actions against Google and other search engines, which resulted in a reform of the Internet Pay-per-Click advertising industry; an electric blanket manufacturer, which resulted in getting some 20 million defective blankets out of the homes of consumers; and the gas piping industry for defectively designing and marketing a building product installed in many new construction homes across the country.

White Papers

  • Following the Money: Pleading and Proving a Qui Tam Case (2009) - A.    Introduction             It is estimated that almost 10 percent of the United States’ annual budget (or $300 billion) is paid to companies or persons as a result of defrauding the federal government each year.  Fraud against the government affects everyone and can take many forms.  It can occur in virtually every arena in which federal and/or state funds are used directly or indirectly to purchase goods or services from private entities.  In general, fraud follows the money and occurs most often in the areas where the government is spending the most money.  In the 1980s, many qui tam (or whistleblower) actions were brought against Department of Defense contractors.  Since the 1990s, the majority of qui tam actions involved fraud against the federally funded medical health insurance programs like Medicare, Medicaid, and Tri-Care.  Recently, however, the False Claims Act is being used to prosecute fraud resulting from violations of labor, trade, and environmental laws.  Because fraud is only limited by the ingenuity of those who perpetrate it, attorneys and their whistleblower clients must remain diligent in investigating, understanding, and prosecuting fraud against the government.  This paper discusses the background and purpose of qui tam actions, how to investigate and prove a claim under the False Claims Act, and the various types of government fraud that exist today. 

  • Who's Your Daddy? How to Establish Corporate Paternity (2008) - An article published by several reporters and presented at various CLEs across the nation related to how to establish respondeat superior and other types of vicarious liability.

  • About Dean Gresham

    Admitted 2000, Texas

    Honors and Awards:

    • Voted Best Lawyer in Dallas (Class Action) by Peers, D Magazine, 2015
    • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Texas, The National Trial Lawyers Association, awarding body, 2015
    • Top 40 Lawyers Under 40, The National Trial Lawyers, 2013
    • Best Lawyers in Dallas, D Magazine, 2013
    • Best Lawyers in Dallas, D Magazine, 2012
    • Best Lawyers in Dallas, D Magazine, 2011
    • Peers voted and ranked Dean Gresham as one of the Best Personal Injury Lawyers in Dallas in 2011., Named one of the Best Personal Injury Lawyers in Dallas, D Magazine, 2011
    • Gresham was awarded the prestigious AV Preeminant rating by Martindale Hubble and received 5 out of 5, the highest possible rating., AV Preeminent / 5 out of 5 Rating from Martindale Hubble, rating agency, 2010
    • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, American Trial Lawyers Association, 2009
    • D Magazine, Named One of the Top Lawyers in Dallas, 2009
    • Granted membership into the prestigious Order of the Lytae at STCL, Order of the Lytae, 2000
    • Received highest grade in Conflicts of Law course at STCL, AM JUR Conflicts of Law, 1999
    • Received highest grade in Legal Research & Writing course at STCL, AM JUR Legal Research & Writing, 1997

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Re-elected to the Board of Directors of the Dallas Trial Lawyers Association, 2014
    • Re-elected to the Board of Directors of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, 2014
    • Admitted to the United States Supreme Court, 2010

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Dean represented the Texas Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals on a pro bono basis through the Legal Beagles project., 2006
    • Dean represented victims of the 9/11 tragedy on a pro bono basis through the Trial Lawyers Care project., 2003

    Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

    • Spoke on the topic of using Focus Groups in litigation., Speaker, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, 2014
    • Author, Pleading and Proving a Whistleblower Case under the False Claims Act, University of Texas Page Keeton Law Conference, Austin, 2009
    • Author / Speaker, Who's Your Daddy: How to Establish Corporate Paternity, AAJ Interstate Trucking Lawyers' Conference in Chicago, 2008
    • Author / Speaker, Exploring Healthcare Fraud & Abuse: The Application of the False Claims Act, State Bar of Texas Advanced Medical Malpractice Course, 2006
    • Author / Speaker, The First 120 Days: From Investigation to Expert Report, Corpus Christi Bar Association Advanced Civil Trial Law Seminar, 2005
    • Author / Speaker, The First 120 Days: From Investigation to Expert Report, State Bar of Texas Advanced Medical Malpractice Course, San Antonio, 2005
    • Author / Speaker, Smoking Out the Truth Without Getting Burned, Corpus Christi Bar Association Advanced Civil Trial Seminar, 2004
    • Author / Speaker, My Favorite Tricks, State Bar of Texas Advanced Medical Malpractice Course, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2004
    • Author, LEVERAGE: Leading the Leprechaun Over the Rainbow to the Pot of Gold, State Bar of Texas Advanced Discovery Strategies Course, 2003
    • Author, Discovery Update, Texas Trial Lawyers Association Advanced Personal Injury Course, 2003

    Verdicts and Settlements:

    • Successfully resolved a case involving a physical therapist who was hit by an 18-wheeler and severely injured., 2014
    • Successfully resolved a case involving a man who was killed after being hit by an 18-wheeler that failed to yield the right of way., 2013
    • Successfully resolved a case involving a man and his daughter that were hit by an 18-wheeler and suffered serious injuries., 2013
    • Successfully resolved a lawsuit involving an aircraft fueler who was struck by lightning while refueling an aircraft at DFW airport., 2013
    • Successfully resolved a national class action against involving a false and misleading claim on the product label that the product was "all natural" when in fact it contained synthetic, non-natural ingredients., 2013
    • Successfully resolved a complex medical malpractice lawsuit against a hospital that prematurely discharged a patient who later suffered a severe brain injury requiring 24 hour care for the rest of her life., 2013
    • Successfully resolved lawsuit brought by parents against a sperm bank after their child was born with cystic fibrosis.  The lawsuit alleged that the sperm bank did not properly perform genetic screening for cystic fibrosis., 2012
    • Represented a partner after he withdrew from a law firm and had a dispute about the amount of money he was owed under the partnership agreement.  Resolved for a confidential amount., 2011
    • Recovered $3 million settlement for a girl who was struck by a drunk driver and suffered severe PTSD., 2011
    • Successfully resolved a securities case against a regional bank that accidentially purchased CITI bonds instead of CIT Group Bonds and caused a large loss to the investor.  Settled for a confidential amount., 2010
    • Worked as part of the litigation team on a large breach of fiduciary duty and RICO case involving a family dispute among one of Texas' largest oil heirs.  Setlement amount is confidential., 2010
    • Settled a legal and accounting malpractice case against a national law firm and a regional accounting firm for a confidential amount., 2010

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Named as one of the Top 40 lawyers under 40 in USA by National Trial Lawyers Association, 2014
    • Named as one of the "Best Lawyers in Dallas" by D Magazine, 2013
    • Named as one of the Best Lawyers in Dallas by D Magazine, 2012
    • Named as one of the Best Personal Injury Lawyers in Dallas by D Magazine., 2011
    • Named as one of the "Best Business Lawyers in Dallas" by D Magazine, 2009
    • Named as one of the "Best Personal Lawyers in Dallas" by D Magazine, 2009

    Articles about R. Dean Gresham appearing in Super Lawyers

    Office Location for R. Dean Gresham

    12720 Hillcrest Rd
    Suite 1045
    Dallas, TX 75230

     

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