Gary Kessler

Chairman, Shareholder

E-mail: gsk@kesslercollins.comDirect Dial: 214.379.0700Direct Fax: 214.379.0770PDF

Education

Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, J.D. (1974),
  • 1974 Russell Baker Moot Court Award
  • President, Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity)
University of Notre Dame, B.B.A (1971)


        
  

Gary Kessler is Board Certified in Civil Trial Practice and has been named Texas "Super Lawyer" and included in the Best Lawyers in America for over twenty years. He has tried cases involving insurance, securities, intellectual property and corporate matters and has argued before the Texas Supreme Court and multiple Federal Circuit courts. His broad experiences through commercial litigation helped set the standard for excellent client service at Kessler Collins.

Gary has national and international experience.  He has represented the People's Republic of China in claims arising under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, as well major financial institutions, insurers (both domestic and foreign) and international corporations.

He is a frequent lecturer for industry groups and is an instructor for the National Institute of Trial Advocacy. Gary is a member of the Inns of Court, an organization whose principal mission is to teach young attorneys the value of ethical advocacy in a litigation practice.  

Professional Recognition

  • Fellow Texas Bar Association
  • Fellow Litigation Counsel of America
  • Texas Monthly Magazine - Texas Super Lawyer 2003-2014
  • Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation, 1993 - 2014

Admissions

  • Texas Bar, 1974
  • United States District Court (Northern, Eastern, Western and Southern Districts of Texas)
  • United States Court of Appeals (Fourth, Fifth and Ninth Circuits)
  • United States Tax Court
  • Supreme Court of the United States

Legal Affiliations

  • Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (Compliance & Legal Society)
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Dallas Inns of Court
  • National Institute of Trial Advocacy (faculty)
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • American Bar Association (International, Bankruptcy, Tort and Insurance Practice, Antitrust and Litigation Sections)
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit
  • Dallas and Texas Bar Foundations
  • Society for Professional Dispute Resolution
  • Association of Attorney Mediators

Other Affiliations

  • Building Owner's & Management Association
  • International Council of Shopping Centers
  • The Real Estate Council
  • Friend of IREM (Institute of Real Estate Management)
  • Urban Land Institute (ULI)

Publications

Additional Info

  • Frequent speaker at IREM, ULI, National Association of Industrial & Office Properties (NAIOP) and ICSC national conferences