Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is pleased to welcome Craig D. Dillard as a litigation partner in the Firm's Houston office. Mr. Dillard joins the Firm from BoyarMiller, where he had practiced since 2007 and been a shareholder since 2012.
"Craig has a proven track record in securing the best outcome for his clients in all types of disputes," says Gardere Vice Chair Eric A. Blumrosen. "We are proud to add Craig's well-rounded breadth of litigation expertise to the Gardere team."
Mr. Dillard, who is licensed to practice in both Texas and Louisiana, has a multifaceted litigation practice representing high net worth individuals and large corporations in both state and federal court. His clients are typically involved in commercial, employment, intellectual property, products liability, insurance coverage/bad faith and construction disputes.
"Gardere's full-service capabilities, coupled with its international reach, provide the ideal platform to better serve my clients and to respond effectively to the broad range of legal issues affecting their businesses," Mr. Dillard says. "It is an honor to be joining such a well-known and respected Firm."
Mr. Dillard received a Juris Doctor degree from South Texas College of Law in 2003 and a Bachelor of Science degree in finance from Indiana State University in 2000. He was recognized by Texas Super Lawyers for his litigation work in 2013 and 2014, and he was named to the Texas Rising Stars list from 2010 to 2013. In 2010, Mr. Dillard founded Houston Attorney Networking, a legal industry networking group.
Gardere has one of the largest trial practices in the Southwest, including litigation in the U.S. district courts and all state courts, and appellate matters in federal and state courts of appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court. The Firm has represented clients before various state, national and international arbitration boards, and is well known for handling large class-action litigation.