Beck Redden LLP

Litigation Department

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What the team is known for Outstanding track record of representation in high-stakes litigation, with particular strength in trial work across the full ambit of complex commercial cases. Also well equipped to handle high-stakes personal injury and products liability cases. Often trusted by clients to handle appellate matters, as well as those at first instance. Boasts an impressive and diverse client list including Fortune 500 companies.

Strengths A client comments: "The team is excellent, responsive and knowledgeable about the subject matter. They are always abreast of the issues and I have been very pleased with their performance."

Sources describe the firm as "excellent and phenomenal, with extremely smart attorneys."

Another client reports: "They are exceptionally responsive and make me feel like their most important client."

Work highlights Acted for Exxon Mobil in the Texas Supreme Court, as part of a dispute over the interpretation of a standard form subrogation waiver for workers' compensation insurance.

Represented Blue Ridge Landfill in a class action lawsuit brought by nearby residents seeking injunctive relief and damages for nuisance.

Notable practitioners

Alistair Dawson is a well-rounded litigator capable of handling a broad array of business disputes, from professional liability to securities. A peer comments: "He is extremely professional and a skilled lawyer who is good to work with because he is a straight shooter."

David Beck is widely respected as "one of the best commercial litigators in the state." He is especially renowned for his trial experience, with interviewees hailing him as "a preeminent name on either side of the docket" and "a very, very compelling trial threat." His vast commercial litigation experience includes a particular focus on energy disputes.

David Gunn has an impressive track record of advocating before the Texas Supreme Court and other appellate courts. His recent experience includes high-stakes personal injury cases. Market sources commend his "great experience and accomplished record," and describe him as "a star of the appellate Bar."

Kat Gallagher is widely regarded as "an outstanding trial lawyer." Her experience includes complex personal injury claims, product liability and commercial litigation.

Russell Post is a distinguished appellate litigator with extensive experience in the Fifth Circuit, Texas Supreme Court and other state courts. His recent work includes product liability, contractual and securities cases. "He is extraordinary and exceptionally intelligent," according to one source, while another notes that "he writes fabulous briefs."