Thomas R. Stauch

Partner since October 1, 2004






American Arbitration Association | Panel Member 2020
Rated by Super Lawyers | Thomas R. Stauch
Best D | 2022
Best D | 2021

Tom maintains a diverse civil litigation practice, representing his clients in a variety of litigation issues, including construction, real estate and commercial litigation, as well as legal malpractice claims.  He is trained and qualified as a mediator, and has received an "AV" rating by Martindale-Hubbell's peer review rating system – the highest rating available.  The designation recognizes Tom for high ethical standards and "very high to preeminent legal abilities."

Tom was born in Dallas, Texas in 1969.  At Texas A&M University, Tom was a member of the Corps of Cadets and received the Distinguished Student Award four times.  He was also a member of the Ross Volunteer Company, the official honor guard for the Governor of Texas and the oldest student organization in Texas.  Tom received his B.B.A. in Management and Marketing in 1992, and entered law school at Southern Methodist University, where he became a member of the Phi Delta Phi Honor Fraternity and an Editor for The International Lawyer law review.  Before receiving his Juris Doctorate in 1995, Tom authored an international business article The United States and Vietnam: Overcoming the Past and Investing in the Future, which was published in the Winter 1995 edition of The International Lawyer.  Tom has been asked to speak and write for various industry groups and trade organizations, and his articles have published in Texas Homebuilder Magazine.

Tom was licensed to practice law in the State of Texas in November 1995, and is admitted to practice law in the state courts of Texas as well as the United States District Courts for the Northern, Eastern and Southern Districts of Texas, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court.  Tom is currently a member of the State Bar of Texas, the Dallas Bar Association and the Texas A&M Association of Former Students.  Despite his busy professional life, Tom's true passion is for his family, friends and faith.  Tom and his wife, Susan, are the proud parents of three beautiful children, Lauren, Ben and Owen, and attend Chase Oaks Church in Plano.

Areas of Practice

  • Arbitration and Mediation
  • Legal and Professional Malpractice
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction and Real Estate Litigation
  • Corporate Services
  • Employment
  • Debt Collection
  • Insurance Defense
  • Oil, Gas, and Energy
  • Trucking and Auto Liability

Litigation Percentage

  • 90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1995
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 1996
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 1999
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 2009
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas, 2019
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America, 2003
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 2012


  • Southern Methodist University School of Law, Dallas, Texas
    • Juris Doctorate - 1995
    • Honors: Member, Phi Delta Phi Honor Fraternity
  • Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
    • B.B.A. - 1992
    • Honors: Distinguished Student Award - 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992
    • Honors: Corps of Cadets, 1988-1992
    • Honors: Ross Volunteer Company, 1991-1992
    • Major: Management and Marketing

Published Works

  • The United States and Vietnam: Overcoming the Past and Investing in the Future, The International Lawyer, Winter, 1995
  • Insurance and Construction Defects: 'Lamar Homes' Impact on Liability, Texas Homebuilder Magazine, 2008
  • Is the Residential Construction Liability Act a Valid Defense for Subcontractors?, Texas Homebuilder Magazine, 2007

Representative Cases


  • Adjunct Professor, Civil Litigation, El Centro Community College, 1996 to 2000

Honors and Awards

  • “AV” Rating by Martindale-Hubbell’s Peer Review Rating, 2005 – Present
  • Super Lawyer, a Thomson Reuters business, printed in Texas Monthly magazine, 2014-2021
  • Super Lawyer – Rising Star, a Thomson Reuters business, printed in Texas Monthly magazine, 2004, 2009
  • Top Attorneys in Texas, 2017, 2019, 2020

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas, Member
  • Dallas Bar Association, Member
  • Texas A&M Association of Former Students, Member
  • Dallas Builders Association, Associate Member

Past Employment Positions

  • McCauley, Macdonald, Devin & Huddleston, PC, Associate, 1995 to 1999
  • McCathern Mooty, LLP, Partner, 1999 to 2004

Pro Bono Activities

  • City of Dallas - Urban Rehabilitation Standards Board, 2004 to 2005
  • Mentor – Rountree Elementary, 2013 to 2017
  • Chase Oaks Church – Vertical Devotional Writer, 2010 – Present