Stephen A. Cord



A litigation associate in WSHB’s Dallas office, Stephen Cord focuses his practice on complex civil litigation. Stephen has experience in contract and business tort, construction, product liability, energy, real estate, fiduciary and professional liability litigation. Stephen is also well-versed in class and collective actions. In addition, Stephen assists our national insurance coverage practice by advising and representing domestic and international insurers on first-party property (Homeowner’s and Commercial), commercial general liability, construction defect, and professional errors and omission claims. Stephen handles the discovery, motion and trial support phases of litigation and arbitration in both federal and state courts throughout Texas. Further, he has been a lead attorney consulting businesses during dissolution and re-structuring disputes and projects. Stephen is adept in the defense of a wide variety of claims under state and federal laws, including the DTPA, the TCPA and multiple theories of common law liability.

Stephen graduated with honors from the University of Notre Dame Law School. He is a published author and was an editor on the editorial board of the Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics, and Public Policy.

Awards & Accomplishments

Eagle Scout Award-Boy Scouts of America


Stephen Cord, Getting Trust Fund Lawyers Under Control: Using Third-Party Litigation Financing and The Litigation Budget to Maximize Litigation Trust Funds, 4 Bus. & Bankr. L.J. 181 (2017).

Areas of Practice (7)

  • Business Transactions
  • Commercial and Business Litigation
  • General Liability and Casualty
  • Insurance
  • Mass Torts and Class-Action Defense
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Estate and Land Use

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
424-208-5755  Phone
(469) 210-2042  Phone
University Attended:
Southern Methodist University, Cox School of Business, B.B.A., cum laude, 2004
Law School Attended:
University of Notre Dame Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2017
Year of First Admission:
2017, Texas; U.S. Court of Appeals Fifth Circuit; U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas; U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas; U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas

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Dallas, Texas

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