R. Wayne Gordon

R. Wayne Gordon: Attorney with Touchstone Bernays Attorneys at Law AV stamp icon
Attorney Awards


Selected as a Texas Super Lawyer 2005-2015; Selected as a D Magazine Best Lawyer 2013; Defense Research Institute (DRI); Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC); Texas Association of Defense Counsel; Dallas Association of Defense Counsel; CLM member;

Areas of Practice (10)

  • Bad Faith/Extra-Contractual
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Employer Liability
  • Employment Practices
  • Professional Liability
  • Government and Municipal Liability
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Products Liability

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
214-646-1512  Phone
214-741-7548  Fax
University Attended:
Baylor University, B.A., 1977
Law School Attended:
Baylor University, J.D., cum laude, 1979
Year of First Admission:
1979, Texas
State Bar of Texas; Dallas Bar Association; Member - Committee for a Qualified Judiciary: CLM member; Defense Research Institute (DRI); Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel(FDCC); Texas Association of Defense Counsel: Dallas Association of Defense Counsel;
Birth Information:
November 14, 1954
Reported Cases:
Defense jury verdict for beverage distributor in death case arising out of highway accident.
Large settlement recovery for retail grocery store against wholesale distributor arising out of botulism outbreak – settlement occurred after four weeks of trial.
Defendant jury verdict for electrical subcontractor – Plaintiff, an employee of another subcontractor, alleged brain injury as a result of electrical shock and fall from ladder on construction job.
Defense jury verdict for boat manufacturer – Plaintiffs, family members of drowning victim, alleged product liability wrongful death suit as a result of boat overturning.
Defense jury verdict for owners of commercial building – Plaintiff alleged personal injuries as a result of elevator malfunction.
Defense jury verdict for fire alarm and sprinkler system company – Plaintiffs, owners of a commercial business, alleged negligent design and installation of fire alarm and sprinkler system, resulting in fire loss to building and economic loss to company.
Defense award for general contractor in binding arbitration proceeding filed by owners of commercial building and business alleging various construction defects resulting in water leaks and mold development.
Summary judgment for general contractor based on contract language in total fire loss claim filed by owners of building.
Summary judgment for land developer, based on contract language, in claim made by home builder and owner alleging slope failure.
Summary judgment for landlord in premises liability case – accident happened inside leased space.
Obtained dismissal of a dirt subcontractor in a large dollar construction defect arbitration proceeding.
Obtained summary judgment at trial court level and upheld on appeal on behalf of an elected official accused by plaintiff of business disparagement and defamation.
Summary judgment for dirt subcontractor in large construction defect case.ample: Smith v. Jones, 99 N.J. Super 999 (App. Div. 2001)
Hobbies & interests:
Golfing, fishing, being active in my church, and spending time with my family

Peer Reviews

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Dallas, Texas

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