Dwaine M. Massey

Attorney Dwaine M. Massey

Dwaine M. Massey

Managing Member

Contact Me: 346-800-6101

Practice Areas:

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Contract Disputes
  • Business Torts
  • Insurance Bad Faith Claims
  • Covenants not to Compete
  • Partnership Disputes
  • Commercial Real Estate Disputes
  • Catastrophic Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death Claims

From Dwaine’s interview for the Masters of the Courtroom series on ReelLawyers.com.


Dwaine Massey, founder of Massey Law Firm, has significant first-chair trial experience representing plaintiffs and defendants in a wide variety of cases including contract, commercial, fiduciary duty, fraud and corporate-governance cases.

Having tried more than 25 cases to a jury verdict in both state and federal courts, including one selected as one of Verdict Search's Top Texas Verdicts in 2012, Mr. Massey is an experienced trial attorney. He has also arbitrated dozens of cases.

Prior to forming the firm, Mr. Massey spent three years with a successful litigation boutique involved in business disputes for both large and small companies, generally for the plaintiff. While there, he worked on numerous commercial and business litigation cases, including class actions, securities and RICO matters for individual and corporate clients.

Starting his legal career with Vinson & Elkins LLP, Mr. Massey represented both plaintiffs and defendants from commercial collections to antitrust and securities fraud class actions. While there, he represented some of the firm's major health care, accounting, insurance and oil and gas industry clients on both sides of the docket.

Before law school, Mr. Massey passed all parts of the CPA examination in his first sitting and worked with PricewatershouseCoopers LLP. His financial background makes him well-suited to handle the financial aspects of business and commercial litigation. His background enables him to decipher financial data, cut through complicated transactions, and analyze financial information in order to evaluate claims and prepare them for trial in an efficient, cost-effective manner. His keen understanding of financial information is extremely useful in fraud and other business tort cases as well.



  • The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas
    • J.D.
  • Dallas Theological Seminary
    • M.A., Biblical Studies
  • University of Texas, Austin, Texas
    • B.B.A., Accounting/Business Honors
    • Honors: Beta Alpha Psi, Beta Gamma Sigma

Bar Admission

  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Southern District of Texas

Representative Cases

  • Sewing v. Bowman , 371 S.W.2d 321, 2012, Tex. App. - Houston [1st Dist.] 2012, pet. dism'd
  • Bolton v. City of Dallas, 472 F.3d 261, 2006, 5th Cir. (Tex.)
  • Sandwich Chef of Texas, Inc. v. Reliance Nat. Indem. Ins. Co, 319 F.3d 205, 2003, 5th Cir.(Tex.)
  • Mayo v. Hartford Life Ins. Co., 220 F.Supp.2d 714, 2002, S.D.Tex.
  • DeLeon v. Lloyd's London, Certain Underwriters, 259 F.3d 344, 2001, 5th Cir.(Tex.)
  • Efting v. Tokai Corp., 75 F.Supp.2d 1006, 1999, W.D. Mo.
  • Delgado v. Methodist Hosp., 936 S.W.2d 479, 1996, Tex. App. - Houston [14th Dist.] 1996, no writ


  • Board Certified, Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Texas Super Lawyers, Business Litigation
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5, Martindale-Hubbell peer review rating
  • Texas Bar College, Member
  • Charter Life Fellow, Houston Young Lawyers Foundation
  • Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
  • Senior Life Fellow, ABOTA Foundation
  • Life Fellow, Houston Bar Foundation

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Volunteer, Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program
  • Pro Bono Partner, Lone Star Legal Aid

Civic Organizations

  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
  • Texas Exes, Life Member
  • Washington Heights Homeowners Association, President (2021 to Present)

Professional Associations

  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Houston Chapter, National Board Representative (2021 to Present), Secretary/Treasurer (2023)
  • Texas Association of Civil Trial and Appellate Specialists Board Member (2021 to Present)
  • State Bar of Texas, Pattern Jury Charge Committee - Business, Consumer & Employment (2019 to Present)
  • State Bar of Texas, Board of Law Examiners (2017 to Present)
  • State Bar of Texas, Professionalism Committee (2007 to 2013)
  • Houston Bar Association, Commercial and Consumer Law Section Chair and Council (2005 to 2007)
  • Houston Bar Association, Litigation Section, Council (2012 to 2015)
  • Houston Bar Association, Professionalism Committee (2016 to 2018)
  • Houston Bar Association, Houston Lawyer Referral Service Committee (2015 to 2018)
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association, Past Director
  • Houston Trial Lawyers Association (2013 to Present)