Grealish McZeal, P.C.

A Professional Company

Jefferson, Hon. Dwight E.
Dwight E. Jefferson

OF COUNSEL

Judge Jefferson is Of Counsel with Grealish McZeal P.C. and a retired State District Judge (215th District Court of Harris County, Texas).  He has over 30 years of litigation experience, beginning as an in-house counsel for Liberty Mutual Insurance Company.  He has been a certified mediator since 1997, and an American Arbitration Association approved arbitrator since 2006.  The Judge currently holds an AV Peer Review rating from Martindale-Hubbell.  The Judge was appointed to the bench by Governor George W. Bush in 1995, and subsequently elected to a full term the following year 1996; where he served until retiring and returning to private practice in 1999.

Education

  • The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas
    • J.D. - 1983
  • University of Texas, Austin, Texas
    • B.A. - 1979

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1984
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky

Professional Associations

  • Houston Bar Association, Member
  • State Bar of Texas, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Member
  • Houston Lawyers Association, Member
  • Greater Houston Partnership's Governmental Affairs Committee, Past Member
  • Board of Directors, Downtown YMCA, Past Member

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Practice Areas:

  • Mediation
  • Arbitration
  • Litigation

Current Employment Position

  • Of Counsel

Representative Cases

Published Works

Fraternities or Sororities

Certified Legal Specialties

Ancillary Businesses

Past Positions

  • Maloney, Jefferson & Dugas, LLP, Partner, 2001 to 2003
  • Verner Lippert Bernhard McPherson & Hand, Partner, 1999 to 2001
  • 215th Civil District Court of Harris County - Texas, Presiding Judge, 1995 to 1999
  • Coats Rose Yale Holm Ryman & Lee, Partner, 1988 to 1995
  • Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, In-House Council, 1984 to 1988
  • Law Office of John C Kilpatrick, Associate Attorney, 1984 to 1987
  • Intern Prosecutor, Harris County District Attorney, 1983 to 1983

Classes & Seminars

  • Work Product and Privileges Protecting Your File, State Bar of Texas Advanced Personal Injury Law Course, 2003 to 2004
  • Common Evidence Problems, State Bar of Texas Advanced Personal Injury Law Course, 1995 to 1995
  • Pretrial Conference and Orders, State Bar of Texas
  • The Ultimate Trial Notebook - Personal Injury Law Course, 1998 to 1998
  • Courtroom Ethics and Antics - Integrity in Advocacy, State Bar of Texas Advanced Personal Injury Law Course, 1998 to 1998

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Past Member of the Federal Judicial Selection Advisory Committee - Texas, 2000 to 2004