Before beginning the practice of law in October, 1956 with the law firm of Keith, Mehaffy & Weber, now MehaffyWeber, P.C., Dewey Gonsoulin served two years with the United States Army in Japan. He has been a trial lawyer for over 50 years. During his distinguished tenure of law practice, Dewey has tried a number of significant cases in the fields of product liability, railroad litigation, automobile and premises liability. He has tried over a dozen civil rights and employment discrimination cases. He has also successfully defended several class action employment discrimination lawsuits and represented national employers in civil rights cases. He has argued more than 80 cases on appeal, including five cases before the Texas Supreme Court and several precedent-setting cases. He is a fellow of the American College of Trial Attorneys.
Awards and Recognitions
- Recipient of the Blackstone Award presented by the Jefferson County Bar Association (the most prestigious award bestowed upon a practicing senior attorney in recognition of his/her consistent ability, integrity and courage as a lawyer.
- Recipient of the St. Thomas More Award (honors the Catholic lawyer that exemplifies the virtues of St. Thomas More)
- Selected to the Texas Super Lawyer list, Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), 2003-2005
News and Events
- Dewey J. Gonsoulin celebrates fifty years as a preeminent trial attorney, 2006 (honored by the firm and community for being an attorney with the firm since 1956)
Cause No. 09-10-00537-CV; The City of Beaumont v. JEM; In the Ninth Court of Appeals. Dewey J. Gonsoulin, 2011