Rogge Dunn

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment & Labor Attorney in Dallas, TX

Rogge Dunn Group PC
 | 500 North Akard Street, Dallas, TX 75201
Phone: 214-220-0077
Fax: 214-220-3833
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1984
Practice Areas:
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (30%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employer (30%),
  • Employment Litigation: Defense (10%),
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Defense (10%),
  • Business Litigation (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Rogge Dunn is a partner at the highly respected Dallas law firm of Rogge Dunn Group PC. 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
    • 30%Employment & Labor
    • 30%Employment & Labor
    • 10%Employment Litigation
    • 10%Employment Litigation
    • 10%Class Action/Mass Torts
    • 10%Business Litigation
    Focus Areas

    Employment Law - Employee, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment, Labor Law, Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Employment Law - Employer, Class Actions, Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements


    Selected to Super Lawyers for 18 yearsbottom-image

    Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2020

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    About Rogge Dunn

    Admitted: 1984, Texas

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    • Life member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 1999
    • Recognized as one of the Best Lawyers in Dallas by D Magazine, 2009-2013
    • Honored as a Legal Leader by D Magazine, 2018, 2017
    • Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent rating 2010 to present
    • Life Fellow Texas Bar Foundation, 2006
    • Recognized as one of the Best Lawyers in Dallas by D Magazine, 2003 to 2006
    • Purveyor of the Year, Outback Steakhouse, 2004
    • Purveyor of the Year, Carrabba’s Italian Grill, 2002
    • Distinguished Pro Bono Service Award, N. Tex. Legal Services, 1988
    • Rated top 100 attorney in Dallas/Fort Worth by Texas Monthly (a Thomson Reuters service), 2017, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2006 and 2005
    • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America©, 2018, 2017, 2016 (Woodward White, Inc.), for Commercial Litigation and Employment Law Management
    • 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
    • Purveyor of the Year, Carrabba’s Italian Grill, 2004
    • Purveyor of the Year, Outback Steakhouse, 2001
    • Purveyor of the Year, Outback Steakhouse, 2009
    • Rated as one of the Best 93 Lawyers in Dallas who represents individuals by D Magazine, 2009
    • Rated as Leading Lawyer in America, LawDragon 2016, 2015, 2010, 2008, 2007
    • AV Rating Received from Martindale Hubbell, 1996 to present
    • Rated top 100 attorney in Dallas/Fort Worth by Texas Monthly, 2006 and 2005
    • Purveyor of the Year, Multi-Concept Outback Steakhouse, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006 and 2005
    • Purveyor of the Year, Outback Steakhouse, 2002

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

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

    Bar/Professional Activity:

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

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Member, Associate Board SMU Cox Business School, 2015

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

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


    • 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
    • Weston v. ITT-CFC, 8 I.E.R. Cases 503 (N.D. Texas 1992)
    • Donna Calloway v. Triad Financial Corp., 2007 WL 4548085 (N.D.Tex. 2007)
    • Joseph Tarantino v. DaimlerChrysler Financial Services, 200 Fed.Appx. 313; 2006 WL 2641661 (5th Cir. 2006)
    • Leah Schier v. Outback Steakhouse, 2006 WL 1149152 (W.D.Tex 2006)
    • Tano Automation, Inc. v. West Coast Liquidators, Inc.,, 764 So.2d 123 (La.App. 4 Cir. 2000)
    • 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
    • In Re Allianz Global Risk US, 2008 WL 596859 (Tex.App.–Hou. [1 Dist] 2008)
    • Great Host International v. Massey-Fair Industrial, et. al, 2007 WL 667169 (S.D.Tex 2007)
    • Lena Marshall v. DaimlerChrysler Services North America, 2006 WL 1133869 (E.D.Tex 2006)
    • 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
    • Fair Grounds Corporation v. ADT Security Systems, et. al, 690 So.2d 250 (La.App. 4 Cir. 1997)
    • Sherrie Gilbert, et. al v. Outback Steakhouse of Florida, 2008 WL 4538259 (5th Cir. 2008)
    • Connie Adams v. DaimlerChrysler Services, 252 Fed.Appx. 681; 2007 WL 3226289 (5th Cir. 2007)
    • Frank Mendicino v. Texas Workforce Commission, Adecco USA and Celestica, Inc., 2006 WL 1358480 (Tex.App.–Austin 2006)
    • Yolanda Williams v. Cintas Corp., 169 Fed.Appx. 180; 2006 WL 449029 (5th Cir. 2006)

    Representative Clients:

    • Adecco
    • 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.
    • St. Paul Travelers Insurance Companies
    • Auto One Acceptance
    • Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company
    • Unified Investigations and Sciences
    • Carrabba's Italian Grill
    • Mothers Against Drunk Driving
    • Cigna Healthcare of Texas
    • Outback Steakhouse
    • Chrysler
    • Safeco Insurance
    • He has represented three of Barron's Top 100 Wall Street brokers.
    • Southern Dock Products
    • American College of Emergency Physicians
    • GVA Cawley
    • Truck Parts Specialists
    • Bonefish Grill
    • LODESTAR Corporation, Massey-Fair Industrial, Inc.
    • Zurich American Insurance
    • Cheeseburger in Paradise
    • Einstein Noah Restaurant Group
    • Cintas
    • Roy's Hawaiian Fusion Restaurant
    • 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.
    • Sonny Bryan's Smokehouse
    • AIG
    • His client representations span most industries including investment banking, securities, entertainment, health care, technology, investment funds, real estate and partnerships.
    • Triad Financial
    • Bank of Texas
    • Industrial Risk Insurers
    • Wright Lending
    • CB Richard Ellis
    • Museum of Nature and Science
    • Cigna Insurance Companies
    • , Royal Insurance Company
    • Data Return, Fleming's Prime Steakhouse
    • Buck Showalter

    Other Outstanding Achievements:


    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

    500 North Akard Street
    Dallas, TX 75201

    Phone: 214-220-0077

    Fax: 214-220-3833

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    Last Updated: 1/22/2020

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