About James A. Dunn

From the beginning of his legal career in 1978 as a law clerk for two years to federal district court judge, Hon. Ross Sterling, James A. Dunn has been primarily involved in civil trial work.

Mr. Dunn has handled a wide variety of cases, from representing an eighty-four year old woman who had been swindled out of an apartment complex she owned to representing a major gas pipeline in lawsuits involving a transportation agreement and a processing agreement to representing business owners engaged in disputes with their fellow owners to representing family members involved in probate disputes. Mr. Dunn has also represented a wide range of clients in the areas of estate planning and probate litigation.


  • University of Houston (B.A., 1973)
  • University of Houston Law Center (J.D. cum laude 1979)


  • From 1978 to 1980, served as law clerk to Hon. Ross Sterling
  • From 1980 to 1985, associate with law firm of Winters, Deaton & Briggs
  • From 1985 to the present, partner in firms including Winters, Thompson, Mathews, Dunn, Arnold & Ellwood, Dunn, Arnold, Ellwood & Neal, and Dunn & Neal, LLP

Areas of Expertise

  • Business counseling
  • Business owners / shareholders/partners litigation
  • Contract litigation  / Debt collection
  • Employment litigation
  • Estate planning
  • Landlord tenant litigation
  • Mediations and arbitrations
  • Oil and gas litigation
  • Probate litigation
  • Real estate litigation


  • Houston Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas
  • American Bar Association