Dale Jefferson

Mr. Jefferson is a nationally recognized trial lawyer with extensive experience in complex commercial, professional malpractice, insurance, employment and tort litigation and regularly tries cases as lead counsel in district, county and probate court as well as arbitration. Mr. Jefferson has tried to verdict cases in four different states. He also provides outside general counsel services to a variety of leading business entities and law firms. In the courtroom, he has handled some of the highest profile lawsuits in Texas. Mr. Jefferson has appeared on numerous national television broadcasts, including CNN, Dateline, Good Morning America and the Oprah Winfrey Show. His strengths involve fiduciary litigation, the law of lawyering, insurance law, and coverage issues involving technology, copyright, intellectual property, and the media, employment law, tort law and real estate and construction law. In 2008, Mr. Jefferson was elected into membership in the American Board of Trial Advocates, an organization that certifies only experienced first-chair jury trial attorneys into membership.

Professional Affiliations

State Bar of Texas (Litigation, Probate, Intellectual Property and Insurance sections)

Houston Bar Association

American Bar Association

Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit

Honors & Awards

Elected Member of the American Board of Trial Advocates

Named to the Texas Super Lawyers list by Super Lawyers®, a Thomson Reuters business, as featured in Texas Monthly and Texas Super Lawyers magazines (2004-2018)

Best Lawyers in America Commercial Litigation, 2015 - 2018

South Texas College of Law Distinguished Alumni Recipient, 2011

Outstanding Lawyers of America

Adjunct Professor South Texas College of Law, 1987 – 2003



Mr. Jefferson has been a much sought after CLE speaker for over a decade. Mr. Jefferson has written articles and delivered speeches at seminars across Texas and in other states on a variety of legal topics. His articles cover the spectrum of civil litigation issues, including legal malpractice, insurance coverage, trial and litigation skills and tactics, employment, media, real estate and tort issues. Starting in 2006, Mr. Jefferson was invited to be part of the faculty for the Texas College for Judicial Studies, the advanced legal education course for Texas Judges.  Mr. Jefferson has also been accredited by the Texas Real Estate Commission as a certified continuing education instructor for real estate professionals.  Mr. Jefferson also served as an adjunct professor of appellate advocacy at South Texas College of Law where he coached 12 national championship teams in his 17 years of teaching.

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Wild Basin
115 Wild Basin Rd.
Suite 107
Austin, TX 78746
Cypress Waters
9111 Cypress Waters Blvd
Suite 250
Dallas, TX 75019
Niels Esperson Building
808 Travis
Suite 1100
Houston, TX 77002
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South Texas College of Law, J.D. 1986

Houston Baptist University, B.A. with honors, 1983