Edward Jason Dennis

Top rated Business Litigation attorney in Dallas, Texas

Lynn Pinker Hurst & Schwegmann LLP
Edward Jason Dennis
Lynn Pinker Hurst & Schwegmann LLP

Practice Areas: Business Litigation, Appellate

Licensed in Texas since: 2004

Education: University of South Carolina School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2023 Selected to Rising Stars: 2008 - 2014

Lynn Pinker Hurst & Schwegmann LLP

2100 Ross Avenue
Suite 2700
Dallas, TX 75201 Phone: 214-981-3830 Email: Edward Jason Dennis Visit website


Designated as a Master Trial Advocate by the National Institute of Trial Advocacy and recognized as a "Rising Star" by Texas Monthly each year since 2008, Jason Dennis solves problems for clients and takes cases to trial. He combines creative legal strategies with courtroom talent and experience to resolve complex litigation. He also applies his Master’s degree in Business Administration to better understand cases and to produce more efficient business solutions for his clients. Whether representing plaintiffs or defendants, Jason aggressively pursues the case to resolution. Often that resolution comes at trial where Jason has successfully tried cases to juries, judges, and arbitrators in state and federal courts. When faced with an adverse trial court result, clients also turn to Jason to successfully argue and brief their appeals in state and federal courts throughout the country.

First Admitted: 2000, South Carolina

Professional Webpage: http://www.lynnllp.com/bios/Edward-Jason-Dennis

Representative Clients:
  • Obtained anther favorable settlement in a case alleging deceptive insurance practices.
  • Defended a securities fraud lawsuit against a real estate developer resulting in a favorable settlement.
  • Represented an insurance broker against deceptive trade practices claims.
  • Defended several individuals and companies during investigations by the SEC and CFTC.
  • Obtained a favorable settlement in a securities fraud action against a financial institution.
  • Tried a labor arbitration that resulted in an important judgment for his clients. 
  • Tried a multi-million dollar minority oppression case in Dallas County.
  • Tried a multi-million dollar securities fraud lawsuit in state court on behalf of several hedge funds.
  • Prosecuted to verdict a case involving an oral partnership agreement. The jury awarded his client a significant judgment. When the defendants tried to hide their assets, Jason pursued them with a separate fraudulent transfer action and obtained an injunction against the transfer of any assets. Click here to read the East Texas Trial Report.
  • Tried a bench trial involving a securities fraud claim against several individuals and their bank resulting in a substantial judgment.
  • Appointed as special counsel to represent the bankruptcy Trustee of Ronco in a multi-million dollar lawsuit against the directors and officers of the company.
  • Represented a real estate developer in an action against his partners that resulted in a favorable settlement after a successful injunction hearing.
  • Represented an investor in a securities fraud lawsuit against an investment bank resulting in a confidential settlement.
  • Defended a complex breach of contract and tortious interference jury trial for a national franchisor. After cross-examination of the plaintiffs, their counsel immediately offered to settle the case for less than 10 percent of their pre-trial demand.
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Court Applies Successor in Interest Liability Under CERCLA, SE Envtl. L.J. (Fall 1997)
  • How to Recover Attorneys’ Fees in Texas published by Texas Lawyer (2011, 2013 and 2014) How to Recover Attorneys’ Fees in Texas published by Texas Lawyer (2011, 2013 and 2014)
  • Real Estate Litigation (CLE Presentation)
  • Post-Closing Issues in Real-Estate Litigation (CLE Presentation)
  • Texas Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act (CLE Presentation), 2005
Educational Background:
  • Davidson College, Kelley Scholar and Bank of America Scholar, 1996
  • University of South Carolina’s Moore School of Business, International Masters in Business Administration, 2000
  • Following his formal education, Jason began his legal career by clerking for the Honorable Henry Coke Morgan, Jr., in the Eastern District of Virginia, known as the “Rocket Docket.” During his clerkship, he was responsible for 13 trials and countless motions. After focusing on trial skills, Jason went on to clerk for the Honorable Eugene E. Siler, Jr., of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit where he worked on more than 50 appeals before the Sixth and Eleventh Circuits and observed more than 100 oral arguments. Jason began his private practice in 2002 with the international law firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in their Washington, D.C. office. He spent two years working on white collar criminal cases, SEC enforcement litigation, class action litigation and general civil litigation. In 2004, he moved to Dallas, Texas and joined Lynn Tillotson Pinker & Cox, LLP where he has focused on complex business litigation and taking cases to trial as an associate and partner.
  • University of South Carolina’s School of Law, Order of the Coif, Cum Laude, and Order of the Barristers, 2000
  • Phillips Academy, 1992
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • John Belton O'Neall Inn of Court, 1998
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Admitted to practice before the following federal courts: the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth and Sixth Circuits; the United States District Courts for District of South Carolina, District of D.C., Northern District of Texas, Southern District of Texas, Eastern District of Texas and Western District of Texas
  • University of South Carolina School of Law, JD., Order of the Coif, Cum Laude and Order of the Barristers., 2000

Office location for Edward Jason Dennis

2100 Ross Avenue
Suite 2700
Dallas, TX 75201


9 Years Super Lawyers
7 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2023
  • Rising Stars: 2008 - 2014

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