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Jonathan R. Dotson

Fax +1.512.482.6859
Mr. Dotson focuses his practice in the area of complex commercial and business litigation. He has represented clients in the hospitality, oil and gas, financial services, manufacturing, printing, shipping and trucking, health care, chemical manufacturing, waste disposal, construction, securities, real estate, and accounting industries. In connection with these and other representations, Mr. Dotson has assisted many of the firm's clients on matters involving alleged breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of warranty, fraud, Texas securities fraud, pollution and contamination, and violations of the Texas Water Code. As part of his practice, Mr. Dotson has also assisted clients in seeking injunctive relief and in appellate matters.


Mr. Dotson was named a Texas Rising Star by Law & Politics Magazine and Texas Monthly in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, and 2013.

Additional Information

  • “What Every Lawyer Needs to Know About Insurance Law,” State Bar of Texas 29TH Annual Advanced Civil Trial Course, August 30, 2006
  • “10 Questions To Ask About Your Current or Future Accountants Professional Liability Policy,” Hughes & Luce White Paper, January 10, 2006
  • “10 Questions To Ask About Your Current or Future Legal Malpractice Policy,” Hughes & Luce White Paper, January 1, 2006
  • “Egelhoff v. Egelhoff: The Supreme Court's Latest Attempt To Clarify ERISA Preemption And The Decision's Effect On Texas State Law,” 54:2 BAYLOR L. REV. 504 (2002)
  • Obtained dismissal of declaratory judgment suit and an award of attorneys’ fees
  • Obtained summary judgment in favor of lessor of commercial property
  • Obtained dismissal pursuant to 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss with respect to fraudulent conveyance allegations
  • Obtained injunctive relief in non-compete suits
  • Successfully defended dismissal of suit and award of attorneys’ fees on appeal
  • Successfully defended summary judgment on appeal
  • Oral argument before the Third Court of Appeals, Austin, Texas
  • Assisted in the defense of health care corporation in a medical malpractice action. (Obtained non-suit after filing verified denial and before discovery initiated)
  • Assisted in the defense of trucking company in a vehicle liability case. (Obtained non-suit at scheduling conference and before any discovery initiated)