Rogge Dunn

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment & Labor Attorney in Dallas, TX

Clouse Dunn LLP
 | 1201 Elm Street, Suite 5200
Dallas, TX 75270
Phone: 214-220-0077
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1984
Practice Areas:
  • Employment & Labor (50%),
  • Business Litigation (40%),
  • Class Action/Mass Torts (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Rogge Dunn is a partner at the highly respected Dallas law firm of Clouse Dunn LLP. At the firm, Mr. Dunn focuses his practice on civil litigation by representing clients from throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and the surrounding areas in North Texas in a wide range of cases, including those related to the following:

  • Employment and labor law
  • Business law
  • Personal injury
  • Insurance litigation

Mr. Dunn began practicing law in 1984 after earning his law degree from The University of Texas at Austin School of Law and his admission to the State Bar of Texas. Since that time, the Texas Board of Legal Specialization has recognized him as a board-certified attorney in both civil trial law and labor and employment law, making him one of only 50 lawyers in the state to receive both certifications.

In addition to recognition from the state for his abilities, Mr. Dunn has also received recognition from both his clients and his peers for his many successes, decades of experience and extensive legal knowledge. He has a "Very Good" rating from Avvo, and he has received both an AV Preeminent peer review rating* and a Preeminent client review rating from Martindale-Hubbell. Additionally, D Magazine has listed him among the area's best attorneys for the past eight consecutive years.

Attorney Dunn is an active member of the legal community and his local community. He is a life fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation, and he has served as an adjunct professor at Southern Methodist University for many years.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license 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 anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Employment & Labor (50%): Employment Law - Employee, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment, Labor Law

Business Litigation (40%): Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements

Class Action/Mass Torts (10%)

Focus Areas

Employment & Labor: Employment Law - Employee, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment, Labor Law

Business Litigation: Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements


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Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2017

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About Rogge Dunn

Admitted: 1984, Texas

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Honors and Awards:

  • Purveyor of the Year, Outback Steakhouse, 2009
  • Distinguished Pro Bono Service Award, N. Tex. Legal Services, 1988
  • Recognized as one of the Best Lawyers in Dallas by D Magazine, 2009-2013
  • Purveyor of the Year, Multi-Concept Outback Steakhouse, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006 and 2005
  • Rated as one of the Best 93 Lawyers in Dallas who represents individuals by D Magazine, 2009
  • Rated top 100 attorney in Dallas/Fort Worth by Texas Monthly, 2008-2011
  • AV Rating Received from Martindale Hubbell, 1996
  • Life member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 1999
  • Purveyor of the Year, Outback Steakhouse, 2001
  • Purveyor of the Year, Carrabba’s Italian Grill, 2002
  • Purveyor of the Year, Outback Steakhouse, 2002
  • Purveyor of the Year, Carrabba’s Italian Grill, 2004
  • Purveyor of the Year, Outback Steakhouse, 2004
  • Life Fellow Texas Bar Foundation, 2006
  • Rated top 100 attorney in Dallas/Fort Worth by Texas Monthly, 2006 and 2005
  • Recognized as one of the Best Lawyers in Dallas by D Magazine, 2003 to 2006
  • Rated as one of the top 100 attorneys in Texas by Texas Monthly, 2008
  • Honored as a Texas "Super Lawyer" by Texas Monthly, 2003 to the present

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Civil Trial Advocacy, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 2003
  • Labor & Employment Law - Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Civil Trial Law - Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • The District Court of Colorado
  • The Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas
  • The Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri
  • The Western District of Oklahoma
  • Federal district Courts, Texas
  • The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Texas Bar, 1984

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Member, Associate Board SMU Cox Business School, 2015

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Rogge Dunn quoted on Background Checks, Dallas Business Journal, 6-19-98
  • Rogge Dunn quoted on Whistle-blower Issues, Dallas Morning News, 07-27-04
  • Rogge Dunn quoted on Violence in the Workplace, Dallas Morning News, 3-5-98
  • Rogge Dunn quoted on Affirmative Action Issues, Dallas Morning News, 3-26-95
  • Rogge Dunn quoted on Drug Use and Testing Policies, Texas Lawyer, 6-16-97
  • Rogge Dunn quoted on Privacy Issues and Morals Clauses in Employment Contracts, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 2-12-03
  • Rogge Dunn quoted on Companies Using Temporary Employees, Entrepreneur Magazine, 7-04
  • Rogge Dunn quoted on Credit Checks and Privacy Issues, Dallas Morning News, 10-1-97
  • Rogge Dunn quoted on Employees’ Fantasy Leagues at Work, USA Today, 9-5-06
  • Rogge Dunn quoted on Severance Contracts, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 3-31-04
  • Rogge Dunn quoted on Employers’ Smoking & Health Policies, Dallas Morning News, 2-2-05
  • Rogge Dunn quoted on Liability for E-Mails, Risk & Insurance Magazine, 9-2-02
  • Rogge Dunn quoted on Negotiating Contracts for Executives, Dallas Morning News, 3-12-97
  • Rogge Dunn quoted on Class Action Lawsuit Against Parkland Hospital, Dallas Business Journal, 3-14-08
  • Rogge Dunn quoted on Executive Compensation and Shareholder Lawsuits, National Law Journal, 05-19-08
  • Rogge Dunn quoted on Stock Options and Corporate Governance Issues, Dallas Morning News, 5-18-03
  • Rogge Dunn quoted on Sarbanes-Oxley and Corporate Governance Issues, Dallas Business Journal, 4-25-03
  • Rogge Dunn quoted on Employee Benefits and Privacy Issues, US News & World Report, 3-21-05
  • Rogge Dunn quoted on Class Action Lawsuits, Dallas Business Journal, 5-09-08
  • Rogge Dunn quoted on Litigation of Partnership Disputes, Texas Lawyer, 2-24-03
  • Rogge Dunn quoted on Internal Company Investigations, Wall Street Journal, 8-07-03
  • Adjunct Professor, Southern Methodist University, EMBA Program, 1986-1998, 2008-present
  • Written three books and several legal articles

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Weston v. ITT-CFC, 8 I.E.R. Cases 503 (N.D. Texas 1992)
  • Arthur Williams v. Cigna Financial Advisors, 56 Fd 656 (5th Cir. 1995); 68 Fair Empl.Prac.Case (BNA) 65,66; Empl. Prac. Dec ¶43,601; 19 Employee Benefits Cas. 1751
  • Fair Grounds Corporation v. ADT Security Systems, et. al, 690 So.2d 250 (La.App. 4 Cir. 1997)
  • Arthur Williams v. Cigna Financial Advisors, 197 F3d 752 (5th Cir. 1999); 81 Fair Empl. Prac. Cas. (BNA) 747; 77 Empl. Prac. Dec. ¶46,359
  • Tano Automation, Inc. v. West Coast Liquidators, Inc.,, 764 So.2d 123 (La.App. 4 Cir. 2000)
  • Ken Sandstad v. CB Richard Ellis, 309 F3d 893 (5th Cir 2002) and (2001 W.L. 61174) (N.D. Tx. 2001); 2002 U.S. App. LEXIS 22428; 90 Fair Empl. Prac. Cas. (BNA) 248; 83 Empl. Prac. Dec. (CCH) ¶41,352
  • Yolanda Williams v. Cintas Corp., 169 Fed.Appx. 180; 2006 WL 449029 (5th Cir. 2006)
  • Leah Schier v. Outback Steakhouse, 2006 WL 1149152 (W.D.Tex 2006)
  • Lena Marshall v. DaimlerChrysler Services North America, 2006 WL 1133869 (E.D.Tex 2006)
  • Frank Mendicino v. Texas Workforce Commission, Adecco USA and Celestica, Inc., 2006 WL 1358480 (Tex.App.–Austin 2006)
  • Joseph Tarantino v. DaimlerChrysler Financial Services, 200 Fed.Appx. 313; 2006 WL 2641661 (5th Cir. 2006)
  • Great Host International v. Massey-Fair Industrial, et. al, 2007 WL 667169 (S.D.Tex 2007)
  • Connie Adams v. DaimlerChrysler Services, 252 Fed.Appx. 681; 2007 WL 3226289 (5th Cir. 2007)
  • Donna Calloway v. Triad Financial Corp., 2007 WL 4548085 (N.D.Tex. 2007)
  • In Re Allianz Global Risk US, 2008 WL 596859 (Tex.App.–Hou. [1 Dist] 2008)
  • Sherrie Gilbert, et. al v. Outback Steakhouse of Florida, 2008 WL 4538259 (5th Cir. 2008)

Representative Clients:

  • Zurich American Insurance
  • Wright Lending
  • Unified Investigations and Sciences
  • Truck Parts Specialists
  • Triad Financial
  • St. Paul Travelers Insurance Companies
  • Southern Dock Products
  • Sonny Bryan's Smokehouse
  • Buck Showalter
  • Safeco Insurance
  • Roy's Hawaiian Fusion Restaurant
  • , Royal Insurance Company
  • Outback Steakhouse
  • Einstein Noah Restaurant Group
  • Museum of Nature and Science
  • Mothers Against Drunk Driving
  • LODESTAR Corporation, Massey-Fair Industrial, Inc.
  • Industrial Risk Insurers
  • Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company
  • GVA Cawley
  • Data Return, Fleming's Prime Steakhouse
  • Chrysler
  • Cintas
  • Cigna Insurance Companies
  • Cigna Healthcare of Texas
  • Cheeseburger in Paradise
  • CB Richard Ellis
  • Carrabba's Italian Grill
  • Bonefish Grill
  • Bank of Texas
  • Auto One Acceptance
  • American College of Emergency Physicians
  • AIG
  • Adecco
  • His client representations span most industries including investment banking, securities, entertainment, health care, technology, investment funds, real estate and partnerships.
  • He has also represented bankers, brokers, physicians, venture capitalists, shareholders, partners, investors, agents and sales representatives, as well as founders of small to mid-cap companies.
  • He has represented three of Barron's Top 100 Wall Street brokers.
  • Mr. Dunn has represented numerous top executives of Fortune 500 companies, including the COO of Halliburton Energy Services and five divisional presidents of Dresser Industries in cases arising out of the Halliburton-Dresser merger.

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Rogge Dunn interviewed on KDAF-TV regarding Fire Safety and Code Issues and Night Club Fires
  • Rogge Dunn interviewed on KTVT-TV regarding American Airlines and Dunn’s Prediction that Don Cardy Will be Fired
  • Rogge Dunn interviewed on KTVT-TV regarding “Netiquette,” how Employers can Reduce Liability for Employees’ E-mail and Internet Activities
  • Rogge Dunn interviewed on KDFW-TV regarding Overtime Rules Applicable to Employers
  • Rogge Dunn interviewed on KDAF-TV regarding the Firing of Dallas Police Chief Bolton and Employers’ Defenses to Discrimination Lawsuits
  • Rogge Dunn interviewed on KDFW-TV regarding FBI’s Carnivore Computer Program and the Government’s Tracking of E-mail Communications on the Public’s Servers through “Internet Wire Taps”
  • Rogge Dunn interviewed on KTVT-TV regarding American Airlines’ Senior Executive Retention Plan
  • Rogge Dunn’s interview regarding Shareholder Oppression and Partnership Litigation
  • Rogge Dunn featured by CBS 11 as one of Dallas’ best trial attorneys
  • Law Clerk to Hon. Reynaldo Garza, U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals 1983-84

Educational Background:

  • SMU, Departmental Distinction- English, B.A., cum laude, 1980

Industry Groups

  • Corporate
  • Equity Funds
  • Financial Advisors
  • Food And Beverage
  • Insurance
  • Oil And Gas
  • Partnerships
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    Office Location for Rogge Dunn

    1201 Elm Street
    Suite 5200
    Dallas, TX 75270

    Phone: 214-220-0077


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    Last Updated: 1/27/2017

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