Deron L. Wade


As his clients know, Deron Wade has the uncanny ability to see around corners and anticipate the unexpected, an extraordinary talent he has developed over a highly successful, 24-year career litigating and trying lawsuits. This foresight allows Deron to navigate his clients through thorny, high-risk litigation, even in the most unfavorable venues. 

An accomplished trial lawyer, Deron represents clients in courts, multidistrict litigation, and ADR forums from Maine to California and most places in between. He devotes much of his practice to defending automotive manufacturers in product liability, mass tort, and wrongful death cases alleging catastrophic harm. He also defends electric utilities and midstream oil and gas companies in high-exposure commercial disputes, breach of contract actions, personal injury, and property damage claims.

Besides foresight, Deron also has insight into clients’ distinct goals and concerns. General counsel appreciate his judgment, 24/7 responsiveness, and appreciation for their internal clients and constituents. Because his practice is nationwide, Deron regularly involves his colleagues throughout Dykema’s network of offices to leverage their experience and provide clients with cost-efficient representation.

Our most important objective each day is to make the client’s job easier. We exist to serve in-house counsel, earn and keep their trust, and shoulder the laboring oar. My greatest professional satisfaction outside of a courtroom victory is when a client says, “great job… I have another matter we would like you to handle.
    • University of Houston Law Center, J.D., cum laude, 1998
    • The University of Texas at Austin, McCombs School of Business, B.B.A., 1990
  • Bar Admissions

    • Texas, 1998
  • Court Admissions

    • U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
    • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
    • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
    • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® for Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, 2024

    • Recognized by The Legal 500 United States as a Key Lawyer for Automotive Litigation, 2022-2023

    • Recognized in Texas Super Lawyers®  for Personal Injury - General: Defense and Business Litigation, 2013-2019
    • Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, Member
      • Chair, Energy and Utilities Substantive Law Section, 2017-2019

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