Mr. Dale Jefferson

Mr. Dale Jefferson: Attorney with Martin, Disiere, Jefferson & Wisdom, L.L.P. AV stamp icon
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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.

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


•The John M. O'Quinn Estate and Foundation Announce Lawsuit Settlement

January 5, 2012

•Effort to stop O’Quinn car sale denied

August 9, 2010

•J.R. Smith Lawsuit Called Off After Nuggets Guard Delivers Money In Houston

January 27, 2010

•Former ambassador Arthur Schechter prevails in his court case, wins more than $3.5 million

May 14, 2008

•Court upholds will of King Ranch heir

July 13, 2007

•DNA test finds Bush kin not child's father

April 9, 2004


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.

Areas of Practice (33)

  • Lawyering for Lawyers
  • Advertising Liability and Personal Injury
  • Appellate Assistance
  • Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Bad Faith Litigation
  • Business Torts
  • Class Actions
  • Class Actions and Mass Torts
  • Class and Collective Actions
  • Commercial General Liability
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Corporate, Partnership, and Securities Litigation
  • Counseling on Tilley Conflicts
  • Coverage Analysis and Advice
  • Directors' and Officers Liability
  • E&O Coverage Problems
  • Employment Contracts
  • Ethics Opinions
  • Fee Disputes
  • Hurricane Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Litigation
  • Intellectual Property Litigation/Media Rights
  • Labor and Employment
  • Law Firm Employment Claims
  • Partnership Disputes
  • Personal Injury Litigation (Products and Premises Liability)
  • Probate and Fiduciary Litigation
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Liability (Accountants / Architects / Engineers)
  • Professional Liability Claims
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Tort, Energy and Commercial Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
713.632.1717  Phone
713-222-0101  Fax
University Attended:
Houston Baptist University, B.A., with honors, 1983
Law School Attended:
South Texas College of Law, J.D., 1986
Year of First Admission:
U.S. District Court, Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; 1987, Texas

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

Birth Information:
Houston, Texas, July 16, 1960

Peer Reviews

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Dallas, Texas

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