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Charles M. Gearing


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Practice Areas

  • Commercial Litigation

Mr. Gearing’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation.  He has represented clients across industries, including healthcare, insurance, oil and gas, real estate, retail and manufacturing. He has handled a broad range of disputes involving contract disputes, TRO and injunctive relief proceedings, non-competition disputes, employment disputes, health, life, and disability insurance disputes, landlord-tenant disputes, and litigation involving commercial real estate in federal and state courts across the country.  Mr. Gearing has also advised clients concerning compliance with various federal statutes, including the Occupational Safety and Health Act (“OSHA”), the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”), and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA”).

Prior to joining Weaver Johnston Nelson, Mr. Gearing served as a law clerk for the Honorable Brian S. Miller in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas, where he gained extensive experience analyzing complex litigation cases from initial filing through final trial. Charles began his litigation practice at Haynes and Boone, LLP in Dallas in 2010 and since then, he has represented Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, and individuals in a wide variety of litigation matters.

  • J.D., Vanderbilt University Law School, 2009
    President, Vanderbilt Bar Association
    Executive Editor, Environmental Law and Policy Annual Review
    Vanderbilt Scholastic Excellence Awards, Constitutional Law and Comparative Constitutional Law
  • B.A., Duke University, with distinction, 2005
  • Texas
  • Named a D Magazine “Best Lawyers Under 40” (2018, 2020, 2021)
  • Named a Texas Super Lawyers Rising Star (2015-2021)
  • Member of the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers (DAYL) 2013 Leadership Class
  • Young Lawyer Pro Bono Service Award, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers (2013)
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
    President, 2019
    President-Elect, 2018
    Vice President, 2017
    Treasurer, 2016
    Secretary, 2015
    Board Member, 2014
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Foundation
    Chair, 2017
    Trustee, 2015-2019
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas