Gordon & Rees Opens in Austin, Expands in Houston, and Deepens National Product Liability Practice

Gordon & Rees LLP, a full-service litigation and business transactions firm, continues its national expansion with a new 10-attorney office in Austin and two additional attorneys in the Houston office.  Austin is the firm’s 19th U.S. office, closely following the opening of an office in Atlanta in February 2011.  The 12 attorneys join Gordon & Rees from Clark, Thomas & Winters and will increase Gordon & Rees’s presence in Texas to more than 40 attorneys in Austin, Dallas and Houston.

“Austin presents a key strategic location for the firm. In addition to being the capital city of Texas, it is a high tech hot bed, the headquarters for a number of Fortune 500 companies in numerous industries, and an emerging hub for pharmaceutical and life sciences companies,” Firm Managing Partner Dion Cominos.
The 12 attorneys include six Associates and four Partners in Austin, along with two Partners in Houston. “We know we have the right team of attorneys opening the Austin office and joining us in Houston because we have worked with them for more than two decades as co-defense counsel on many national drug and medical device mass tort litigations.  We share the same culture, work product, and client commitment.  I am honored that our years of working side-by-side have culminated in this esteemed group of attorneys joining Gordon & Rees,” Stuart Gordon, co-founder of Gordon & Rees and founder of the firm’s Drug & Medical Device Practice.
Kenneth J. Ferguson, the Managing Partner of the new Austin office, brings nearly 30 years of litigation experience and trying cases to verdict in state and federal courts, with a primary focus on product liability litigation representing pharmaceutical, medical device, and automobile manufacturers. “Joining Gordon & Rees is a unique opportunity to partner with a firm I have seen in action for many years in courtrooms across the country.  It also provides me with the opportunity to offer my clients a comprehensive range of legal services available from a firm with more than 425 attorneys throughout the U.S.,” Kenneth Ferguson, Austin Office Managing Partner. 
For information about the attorneys joining Gordon & Rees, please click on the attorney’s name to be connected to his/her biography on www.gordonrees.com.
Austin Office:
Kenneth J. Ferguson, Office Managing Partner 
Leslie A. Benitez, Partner
Michael R. Klatt, Partner
Andrew Hutton, Partner
David C. Bonnin, Associate
Lark A. Campbell, Associate
Elizabeth A. Cash, Associate
Lina Y. Garcia, Associate
Shavonne Henderson, Associate
Shaun N. Lyons, Associate
Houston Office:
Laura E. De Santos, Partner  
Jeffrey R. Lilly, Partner