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About Me

I am a Texas Aggie, Baylor Trial Lawyer, Army Veteran and Baylor Dad.


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Practice Areas


  1. Litigation: 100%
    22 years, 300 cases

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Hays V. Hettinger

    I endorse this lawyer. I worked with Jerry at a prior firm for many years and his work is outstanding in every respect. He has been very successful in the field of insurance defense.


    Hays Hettinger Aviation Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Christopher Stephen Kilgore

    I endorse this lawyer. I have known Jerry and practiced with him in two different firms since 1986. He is experienced and knowledgable in insurance defense matters of all types.


    Christopher Kilgore Aviation Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

Nationwide Mutual Ins. Co. Trial Division

105 Decker Court, Suite 150
Irving, TX, 75062


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199209/19/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV® PreeminentTM (5.0) Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell®N/A
Order of BarristersBaylor Law SchoolN/A
Distinguished Military GraduateTexas A&M UniversityN/A
Fulbright & Jaworski Advocacy AwardBaylor Law SchoolN/A
1st Place-Strasburger & Price Moot Court CompetitionBaylor Law SchoolN/A
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing MemberHelms & Greene, LLC2013 - Present
PartnerShannon, Gracey, Ratliff & Miller, LLP2009 - 2013
ShareholderWinstead, PC1996 - 2009
AssociateFowler, Wiles, Norton & Keith LLP1993 - 1996
AssociateThornton, Payne, Watson & Kling1992 - 1993
Captain, Combat EngineerU. S. Army Reserves1988 - 1996
Enlisted, 24th Infantry Division (now 3d Infantry Division)U S Army1983 - 1986
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Dallas Bar Association, Tort and Insurance Practices SectionN/A1996 - Present
Dallas Bar AssociationN/A1993 - Present
State Bar of TexasN/A1992 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A1992 - Present
Dallas A&M ClubN/AN/A
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Grunewald v. Technibilit CorporationWon the appeal
Colombrito v. Medicus Insurance CompanyJudge entered judgment in favor of Defendant
Penaloza v. Philadelphia American Life Insurance CompanyWon summary judgment and appeal (unpublished)
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Publication NameTitleDate
CLE International publicationInsurance and Commercial Leases: Common Errors to AvoidN/A
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Baylor UniversityLawN/A1992
Texas A&M UniversityManagementN/A1989
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Professional Development ProgramMotions for Summary Judgment2004
Negotiating Commercial LeasesInsurance and Commercial Leases: Common Errors to AvoidN/A