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Deron L. Wade Member

Areas of Practice

Industries

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

Education

University of Houston Law Center, J.D., cum laude, 1998

The University of Texas at Austin, McCombs School of Business, B.B.A., 1990

Deron Wade is a first-chair trial lawyer with a diverse civil trial and litigation practice. He serves as lead trial counsel in complex product liability, commercial, and energy industry matters. For more than 20 years, Mr. Wade has provided trusted counsel and superior representation to major automobile manufacturers in mass tort, wrongful death and catastrophic injury in alleged product-defect lawsuits.  This practice has expanded geographically to include encompass cases throughout Texas, as well as matters in California, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Kentucky, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and Maine.  Dykema’s national scope gives Mr. Wade the opportunity to incorporate diverse, high-performing attorneys from the firm’s other offices into the case team. 

Mr. Wade also has longstanding relationships and representations in the regulated utility and midstream space.  He represents regulated electric utility and midstream companies as trial counsel in a wide variety of personal injury, commercial, breach of contract, and property damage matters, including high-risk, high-exposure litigation.  In fact, Mr. Wade’s most recent trial success was a 2018 unanimous jury win in Harris County, Texas as plaintiff’s counsel for a midstream company whose delivery contracts were materially breached by a customer.  The jury returned a liability finding in favor of Mr. Wade’s client and awarded the exact amount of damages Mr. Wade’s sought in closing argument.  The defendant tried to evade the judgment, prompting the case team to engage in extensive extra-jurisdictional proceedings to collect the award.     

Memberships & Involvement

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