Gerald C. Conley
Partner
Dallas

Gerald has the experience, expertise and proven, cost effective strategies to provide practical resolution to your legal disputes. Whether litigating across the table from Beyonce, protecting reporters’ First Amendment rights in the Branch Davidian tragedy, or handling complex disputes over shareholder matters, “business divorces,” or high stakes intellectual property claims, Gerald brings to bear 35 years of highly diverse experience. In his broad-based commercial litigation practice he has represented domestic and foreign clients in all manner of business disputes in state and federal courts throughout Texas and in numerous other jurisdictions. Gerald has garnered particular experience in litigation involving intellectual property, fiduciary duties, electronic and print media, entertainment, publishing, licensing, and business transactions. His industry experience ranges from food distribution, to real estate and oil and gas, to computer gaming, battery technology, news, music and literary rights. Recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer for the past 10 years in a row, and AV-Preeminent Peer-Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, Gerald will be ready and willing to take your case to a jury or, if circumstances warrant, to negotiate a favorable settlement, ever mindful of the cost effectiveness and potential business consequences of the outcome.

Practice Areas
All aspects of business, fiduciary, and intellectual property disputes (patents, copyright, trademarks, trade secrets); media, defamation, privacy/publicity litigation and counseling.

Activities
Gerald is a member of the State Bar of Texas and the Dallas Bar Association, and has served on the Media Relations Committee, the Fee Dispute Committee and the Community Involvement Committee of the Dallas Bar. He was member of the Working Group of the Unfair Competition and Trade Secrets Committee of the State Bar, which drafted the Texas Uniform Trade Secrets Act enacted May 3, 2013.

Education
BA Duke University

Law School
Emory University

Bar Admissions
Texas, 1981

Fun Facts
Six Kids who briefly thought their dad was cool when he was written up in Teen People for his litigation against Beyonce. and litigated a patent claim involving Dance Dance Revolution. Otherwise, when time permits, the family enjoys summer weekends on Lake Cypress Springs, and skiing Copper Mountain.

Tel: (214) 780-1310
Fax: (214) 780-1401
Email: gconley@shackelfordlaw.net