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About Me

If you ask Tom how he has managed to successfully represent his many clients in construction, real estate, tort, and commercial disputes, he will tell you that preparation is the key, giving much of the credit to his trusted partner, associates, and staff. His clients, however, would tell you that it is Tom’s experience, industry knowledge, and integrity that have earned him their trust and business. His peers agree. Tom received an AV rating from Martindale Hubbell’s peer review rating system – the highest rating available. Since graduating from Texas A&M University and SMU’s Dedman School of Law, Tom has built his practice representing a broad range of clients including national homebuilders, local real estate developers, custom builders, realtors, commercial contractors, and suppliers.  He is frequently asked to speak and write for various trade organizations, and has twice been recognized as a Rising Star in the Super Lawyers edition of the Texas Monthly magazine.


Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice Areas


  1. Residential: 30%
    15 years, 250 cases
  2. Real Estate: 30%
    20 years, 50 cases
  3. Construction & Development: 30%
    13 years, 20 cases
  4. Ethics & Professional Responsibility: 5%
    8 years, 5 cases
  5. Debt Collection: 5%
    13 years, 30 cases



Free Consultation (15 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Cheryl Rivera Smith

    Mr. Stauch and I practice in some of the same areas of law. I have had the privilege of reviewing many of her responses and comments to questions posted on Avvo. His answers and comments reflect a deep understanding of the law and have provided helpful information. I endorse this lawyer.


    Cheryl Smith Real Estate Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Jacob Douglas Thomas

    I had the privilege of working for Tom Stauch early in my career. Tom is analytical, a great strategist, an exceptional writer, and a fierce negotiator. He attacks every legal dispute, big or small, with fervor and an unwavering dedication to his client’s position. Tom is someone you want on your side.


    Jacob Thomas Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact Info

Nowak & Stauch, LLP

10000 North Central Expressway
Suite 1040
Dallas, TX, 75231


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199509/19/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top Rated Lawyer for Construction LawAmerican Lawyer Media2013
AV Preeminent Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
AV Preeminent Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
AV Preeminent Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
Super Lawyer - Rising StarTexas Monthly Magazine2009
AV Preeminent Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
AV Preeminent Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
AV Preeminent Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2007
AV Preeminent Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2006
AV Preeminent Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2005
Super Lawyer - Rising StarTexas Monthly Magazine2004
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing PartnerNowak & Stauch, LLP2004 - Present
PartnerMcCathern Mooty, LLP1999 - 2004
AssociateMcCauley, Macdonald, Devin & Huddleston, PC1995 - 1999
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Association of Former Students - Texas A&MN/A1992 - Present
State Bar of TexasMemberN/A
Dallas Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Texas Association of Defense CounselMemberN/A
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Wyckoff v. George C. Fuller Contracting CompanySummary judgment was granted in favor of our client, as well as the homeowner, and the judgment was affirmed on appeal.
Hollis v. GallagherSummary judgment was granted in favor of our client, and affirmed on appeal.
See all Legal Cases 
Publication NameTitleDate
Texas Homebuilder MagazineInsurance and Construction Defects: 'Lamar Homes' Impact on Liability2008
Texas Homebuilder MagazineIs the Residential Construction Liability Act a Valid Defense for Subcontractors?2007
The International Lawyer (ABA)The United States and Vietnam: Overcoming the Past and Investing in the Future1994
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
Texas A&M UniversityManagementB.B.A.1992
Texas A&M UniversityMarketingB.B.A.1992
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Grayson County Bar Association - Quarterly MeetingThe Bench Trial – an Alternative to Arbitration2009
Southeast Dallas MLS MeetingTo Disclose or Not to Disclose2008