Greg Dykeman has been managing partner of Strong Pipkin since 1999. For the last 30 years, Mr. Dykeman has represented companies and individuals in a wide array of litigation throughout Texas.  His experience includes trials in the areas of administrative, business, banking, commercial, construction, environmental, fiduciary, franchise, probate, tort and real estate law.  Mr. Dykeman is frequently retained by other counsel as an expert on attorney’s fees.  He continues to participate in local and state bar organizations, as well as many community activities.

Primary Practice Areas:

Business Dissolution

  • Represented many members and shareholders in dispute resolution and trials over dissolution matters.  Appointed by a Jefferson County district court as a Special Master in a complex member dispute discovery process.

Commercial Litigation

  • Obtained one of the largest franchise litigation verdicts in the history of Jefferson County;
  • Represents financial institutions in unfair debt collection and wrongful foreclosure claims, as well as complex collection matters;
  • Represented hazardous waste incinerator facility in dispute with natural gas supplier;
  • Obtained a large judgment on behalf of national convenience store chain against gasoline refiner and distributor;

Construction Disputes

  • Represented a multi-state contractor in defense of claims of defective construction of a surgical center;
  • Obtained a significant verdict and numerous settlements on behalf of homeowners against large development company;

Probate Disputes

  • Successfully obtained jury verdicts in will contests as counsel for both sponsors and contestants;
  • Real Property Litigation
  • Significantly increased the value of city condemned land through jury trial;

Toxic Tort Litigation

  • Represented oil and chemical companies in defense of numerous types of toxic tort claims;
  • Appointed liaison counsel for large group of defendants in an environmental intrusion case.

False Claims

  • Obtained the first private qui tam settlement in the nation with Department of Justice and subcontractor resulting from fraud in the Middle Eastern war theater;
Honors and Awards:
  • Outstanding Young Lawyer of Jefferson County (1999)
  • Martindale Hubbell AV rated
  • Top Lawyer in America – The American Lawyer (2011)
  • Best Lawyers® (by Levine Leichman Capital Partners)
    • Best Lawyers 2014, 2017 & 2019 Litigation Real Estate “Lawyer of the year” in Beaumont
    • The Best Lawyers in America©
      • Litigation – Construction (2011-2019)
      • Litigation – Real Estate (2011-2019)
      • Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants (2013-2019)
      • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants (2013-2019)
  • Texas Super Lawyers (a Thomson Reuters® service), 2013-2018
  • Top Rated Lawyer – Martindale Hubbell (2013)
  • Top Attorneys in Texas – Texas Monthly Magazine (2013)
  • Eagle Scout
Education:
  • Baylor University School of Law, J.D. 1985
  • Baylor University, B.B.A. 1983
Publications/Speaking:
  • “You Can Never Always Sometimes Tell – Lost Profits” – Texas Association of Defense Counsel (2017)
  • “What Have I Learned Recently, Recent Ethics Issues” – Michelle M. Mehaffy Inn of Courts
  • “Texas Attorney Grievance Procedures” – Jefferson County Bar Association (2013)
  • Discovery of Financial Information, Jefferson County Bar Association (2007)
  • Guest Lecturer at Business Law Department, Lamar University of Beaumont
  • Contorts – The Mixture of Contract and Tort Law – Civil Trial Law Seminar (1999)
  • Punitive Damages and Net Worth – Orange County Bar Association (1996)
Membership/Admissions:
  • Board Certified Civil Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • State Bar of Texas
  • U.S. District Courts for Eastern, Western and Southern Districts of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Director, State Bar of Texas
  • Past President, Jefferson County Bar Association
  • Past President, Jefferson County Bar Foundation
  • Past Director, Texas Young Lawyers Association
  • Past President, Jefferson County Young Lawyers Association
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Texas Bar Foundation (Life Fellow)