Dennis represents general contractors, subcontractors, employers, and insurance carriers in various jurisdictions and venues. Dennis advocates for clients’ interest during hearings, depositions, and all phases of litigation—offering the most efficient and effective options for his clients. Dennis also has the unique experience of conducting over 100 bench trials before administrative law judges and has specialized knowledge regarding Texas Workers’ Compensation laws, compliance, medical fee disputes and options available to employers.
J.D., The University of Texas School of Law
B.A., Economics with a Concentration in Law, Trinity University
State Bar of Texas
US District Court for the Western District of Texas
Obtained summary judgment on behalf of property owner in a premise liability claim involving
a deadly assault on their property.
Secured a take nothing judgment in a disability claim brought by a professional athlete against
his former team at the administrative level. Handled the case through the appellate process in
federal court and secured a cost of defense settlement.
Obtained numerous positive judgments pertaining to individuals’ status as an employee or
independent contractor which limited clients’ exposure after catastrophic injuries.
Secured a take nothing judgment in an alleged exposure claim at a chemical plant.
Successfully defended clients’ positions throughout the Medical Fee Dispute Resolution process
and before the State Office of Administrative Hearings.
Secured numerous dismissals and unconfirmed allegations determinations in administrative
complaints against various clients.
Professional Activities & Publications
Co-Author, Annual Survey of Texas Insurance Law, Journal of Consumer & Commercial Law
CLE – presenter from 2018 to 2022 on various workers’ compensation topics
Austin Bar Association
Austin Young Lawyers Association
Dennis is a native Texan born and raised in Bay City, Texas. He attended Trinity University
where he played linebacker for the Tigers. After graduation, Dennis spent time working at
various farms throughout New Zealand, before opting for the less physically demanding work of
attending University of Texas School of Law. Dennis, his wife Sara, and their two young
children, can often be spotted supporting the Texas Longhorns or hiking the greenbelts in Austin.