Tyler Office

Dallas Office

Derryberry Zips Wade

Guy I. Wade, III from lawyer office DZWLAW from Tyler TX

Guy has more than three decades of experience representing individuals and businesses as both plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal courts throughout Texas and the United States, and in representing corporate defendants in personal injury cases. Guy spent more than the first two decades of his career with the prestigious national law firms of Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. and Jenkens & Gilchrist P.C., where he primarily represented business clients across a broad range of industries in personal injury litigation and complex commercial litigation.

 

Since May 2012, when he joined forces with two colleagues, Guy’s practice has been nearly exclusively limited to the representation of individuals who have been the victims of the negligent and wrongful actions by others. By combining aggressive trial preparation with effective negotiation skills, Guy has compiled an outstanding record of success for his clients, whether as a result of a trial or a negotiated resolution prior to trial.

Guy listens to each client’s concerns, understands their needs, and provides step-by-step guidance through the legal process.  No substantive case decisions are made without the client’s input, and every move is tailored to efficiently and effectively create the best outcome for each client, given their specific goals.  “My sole focus is to create a positive outcome for each of my clients as measured by their goals and interests,” Guy says. “I’ve spent more than three decades learning the ins and outs of the litigation process, as well as the substantive legal principles that apply to a wide variety of situations, and I put that experience to work on every case.  My goal is to give every client the same high level of representation they would expect from a big-name law firm and also with the passion that comes from fighting for what’s right.”

 

Working from Derryberry Zips Wade PLLC’s office in Dallas, Texas, Guy’s practice currently focuses on representing individuals who have sustained catastrophic personal injuries, as well as those who need to pursue wrongful death claims as a result of a family member having been killed by the negligence of others. Guy’s deep knowledge of defense tactics, insurance litigation and corporate risk management techniques gives him an extra advantage when working to win justice for his personal injury clients. All of Guy’s personal injury cases are handled on a contingency basis, so if damages are not recovered, the client will not owe attorney’s fees for the effort spent in representing the client. Guy’s experience in representing injured individuals extends to 18 wheeler crashes, cases involving injuries incurred as a result of a property owner’s carelessness (such as creating unnecessarily dangerous conditions on their property or failing to take steps to keep persons on their property safe from the criminal actions of third parties when the property owner knew or should have known of an unreasonable risk of danger to persons coming on their property by third parties pre-disposed to criminal activity), car wrecks, and other catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases.

 

Guy also has significant experience in, and is equipped to handle complex commercial disputes on behalf of small and medium-sized companies that have been harmed, or that have sustained a loss in their business operations caused by others as a result of fraud, breaches of fiduciary duty, unfair trade and competition practices, interference with and breaches of contract, and all other types of “business torts.”  Unless the client expresses an interest otherwise, most commercial disputes are handled either on a contingency or flat-fee basis, aligning the interests of the client and the firm and promoting the efficient handling of all matters.  In those few cases that are handled on an hourly basis, Guy is sensitive to the small-business budget and will not bill for time spent gaining the solid understanding of each client’s business, industry, and needs that is necessary to an effective representation.  He believes in educating and involving his clients at every step of the legal process, thereby reducing the possibility of surprises in the outcome.  Business clients will also benefit from his experience advising corporations on how to reduce their risk of being sued by adopting various practices and approaches to avoid litigation down the road.

 

Guy’s experience includes:

  • Personal injury litigation
  • Premises liability litigation
  • Deceptive trade practices
  • Consumer protection and consumer right suits
  • Insurance coverage litigation
  • Complex contract disputes
  • Business tort litigation, including claims for fraud and conversion, breach of fiduciary duty, and interference with and breach of contract
  • Unfair trade and competition claims, including claims for violation of antitrust laws
  • Oil and gas litigation
  • Real estate disputes
  • Lender liability claims

Guy’s AVVO Client Reviews

Education

  • 1988 – J.D., University of Texas School of Law
  • 1985 – B.A., University of Texas
  • 1993 – National Institute of Trial Advocacy, Pacific Regional Program, San Diego, California Numerous seminars on topics of advanced civil litigation, advanced insurance law, and advanced personal injury law

Licenses & Admissions

  • Texas
  • U.S. District Courts, Northern, Eastern, Southern, and Western Districts of Texas
  • S. Fifth and Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Fifth Federal Circuit Bar Association
  • Texas Trial Lawyer’s Association
  • Dallas Trial Lawyer’s Association
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Select Presentations and Publications

Presenter on several Continuing Legal Education litigation topics, including successful judgment collections strategies and techniques

 

Editorial board member, The Antitrust Practitioner newsletter, published by Civil Practice and Procedure Committee of the ABA Section of Antitrust Law, 2008 to present

 

Author, “Recent Developments in the Application of the Twombly Pleading Standards in Antitrust Litigation,” January 2009, The Antitrust Practitioner

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