Dale Wainwright, Co-Chair of the firm’s National Appeals & Legal Issues Group and Chair of the Texas Appellate Practice, has more than three decades of experience. He has substantial experience in high-risk, precedent-setting appeals, representing clients in complex commercial, energy, personal injury, health care, and administrative disputes in state and federal trial and appellate courts. Dale handles briefing and oral argument in trial and appellate courts, structures appeals and mandamus proceedings for success and counsels clients on litigation strategy, error preservation at trial, jury charge preparation, post-verdict proceedings, and analysis of the trial record for appellate potential.
Prior to joining Greenberg Traurig, Dale served on the Texas Supreme Court for 10 years, authoring more than 125 opinions. Elected to the Supreme Court in 2002, he was the third-longest-serving member of the court at the time of his return to private practice. Dale began his judicial career in 1999 when he was appointed by Governor George W. Bush to preside over the 334th Civil District Court in Houston, Texas. As judge of the 334th District Court, he resolved 3,000 cases and presided over more than 100 trials.
- Complex litigation and appeals
- Health care
- Energy and infrastructure