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John C. Dunne




John Dunne represents a diverse group of corporate, business, and individual clients in a variety of litigation and business consulting matters, including trials and appeals in federal and state courts, arbitration, mediation, and other forms of alternative dispute resolution, and legal advice in commercial, real estate and bankruptcy matters. Mr. Dunne’s practice encompasses resolving all manner of legal issues affecting businesses, with particular attention to litigation disputes involving health care providers, real estate, and contract disputes.

Mr. Dunne has represented these and other clients in complex commercial and contract disputes, premises liability, property damage, and personal injury claims, creditors’ rights and bankruptcy litigation, and construction disputes. Mr. Dunne’s trial practice has concentrated mainly in the trial of complex, document-intensive, commercial disputes between large corporate entities.

The nature of Mr. Dunne’s practice has resulted in long associations with in-house corporate counsel managing active litigation dockets, and with business and commercial credit groups.

Highlights & Recognitions


Published & Unpublished Cases

  • In re Rio Grande Reg’l Hosp., No. 13-11-00058-CV, 2011 Tex. App. LEXIS 1934 (Tex. App.—Corpus Christi Mar. 14, 2011)

  • CHCA W. Houston, L.P. v. Priester, 324 S.W.3d 835 (Tex. App.—Houston [14th Dist] 2010)

  • Marrot Communs., Inc. v. Spring Branch Med. Ctr., Inc., No. 14-04-00462-CV, 2006 Tex. App. LEXIS 1401 (Tex. App.—Houston [14th Dist] Feb. 21, 2006)

  • Warren v. KPH-Consolidation, Inc., No. 11-03-00346-CV, 2005 Tex. App. LEXIS 1656 (Tex. App.—Eastland Mar. 3, 2005)

  • CHCA E. Houston, L.P. v. Henderson, 99 S.W.3d 630 (Tex. App.—Houston [14th Dist] 2003)

  • Clear Lake Regional Med. Ctr., Inc. v. Deasis, No. 01-98-01390-CV, 1999 Tex. App. LEXIS 5992, (Tex. App.—Houston [1st Dist] Aug. 12, 1999)

  • Twelve Oaks Tower I v. Premier Allergy, No. 938 S.W.2d 102 (Tex. App.—Houston [14th Dist] 1996)

  • A.P. Keller Dev. v. One Jackson Place, 890 S.W.2d 502 (Tex. App—El Paso 1994)

Publications, Presentations, and Speeches

  • “Issues Involved in the Assignment of Leases,” 33 Houston Lawyer 41 (1996)

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Grace Presbyterian Church

John C. Dunne

Practice Areas

  • Appellate

  • Business Litigation

  • Commercial Collections

  • Commercial Litigation

  • Contract Litigation

  • Corporate Veil / Alter Ego Litigation

  • Healthcare Related Litigation

  • Insurance Litigation

  • Landlord/Tenant

  • Real Estate Litigation

  • Tort Litigation