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Dylan O. Drummond

Counsel
Assistant
Belinda Rodela
D: 469.320.6089
brodela@grayreed.com
Education
  • J.D., Texas Tech University School of Law, 2003
  • M.B.A., Texas Tech University, 2003
  • B.S., summa cum laude, Texas Tech University, 1999
Bar Admission
  • Texas
Court Admissions
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • United States District Court, Western District of Texas

Dylan Drummond is a former Texas Supreme Court clerk, and an accomplished civil appellate and commercial litigator who represents clients in complex civil disputes in state, federal, and administrative forums at trial and on appeal.

Dylan’s commercial litigation practice includes providing strategic counsel aimed at preserving error through pre- and post-trial motion practice, expert designation disputes, jury charge preparation, class certification and dispositive motion practice. His civil appellate practice before state and federal appellate courts consists of pursuing traditional, accelerated, agreed, and permissive appeals; original proceedings and extraordinary writs; as well as petition, merits, and amicus briefing before the Texas Supreme Court.

He attended Texas Tech University for his B.S., M.B.A., and J.D. degrees

Representative Experience

  • Successfully defended foreign government in the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals on a jurisdictional question arising under Daimler AG v. Bauman, 134 S. Ct. 746 (2014).
  • Successfully defended general contractor in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals regarding an indemnity dispute.
  • Successfully defended Texas county in federal district court regarding a Section 1983 dispute.
  • Represented national manufacturing trade organization as amicus counsel in federal district court in rulemaking dispute against the Department of the Treasury.
  • Successfully represented petitioner before the Texas Supreme Court in landmark case establishing requirement to segregate attorney fees.
  • Successfully represented petitioner before the Texas Supreme Court in Texas Public Information Act bidding dispute.
  • Cited by the Texas Supreme Court in landmark groundwater ownership decision, Edwards Aquifer Auth. v. Day, 369 S.W.3d 814, 825 n.47 (Tex. 2012).
  • Represented statewide municipal trade organization as amicus counsel before the Texas Supreme Court regarding groundwater dispute.
  • Successfully defended real party in interest in $4 million oil and gas mandamus proceeding before an intermediate Texas court of appeals.
  • Successfully defended baseball trading card company in a  $7 million contract dispute before an intermediate Texas court of appeals.
  • Successfully represented skilled nursing center before an intermediate Texas courts of appeals on an arbitrability question.
  • Represented national manufacturing trade organization as amicus counsel.

Clerk Experience

  • Supreme Court of Texas, Hon. Nathan L. Hecht, 2003–2004

Professional Activities, Memberships & Affiliations

  • State Bar of Texas
    • Subcommittee Chair; Standing Committee on Pattern Jury Charges – Business, Consumer, Insurance & Employment volume, 2011 present
    • Council Member; Appellate Section, 2012–2015
    • Co-Editor, Appellate Advocate; 2009–2012
  • Texas Bar College
    • Secretary, 2017–2018
    • Director, 2013–present
  • Texas Supreme Court Historical Society
    • Vice President, 2017–2018
    • Trustee, 2012–present
    • Deputy Executive Managing Editor, Journal of the Texas Supreme Court Historical Society, 2011–present
  • Texas Office of Court Administration
    • E-Filers’ Issues Advisory Group Member, 2014–present

Community Involvement, Memberships & Affiliations

  • Legal Aid Volunteer; FEMA Bastrop Disaster Relief Center, September 2011
  • Red Cross Dorm Floor Manager, Austin Convention Center Shelter for Katrina Evacuees, August–September 2005

Honors

  • AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell in Appellate Practice, Litigation, 2012–present
  • Texas Rising Star in appellate practice; Super Lawyers, 2009–2015 by Thomson Reuters (top 2.5% of Texas attorneys under 40)
  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation, 2012–present (top 1/3 of 1% of Texas attorneys invited to join annually)
  • Rising Star Alumni Award, Texas Tech University School of Law, 2015
  • Inaugural Co-Recipient, President’s Exemplary Service Award – Texas Supreme Court Historical Society, 2015
  • Featured in Texas Supreme Court’s 2004–05 clerkship brochure
  • Recognized in the Greenbook: Texas Rules of Form vii (Texas Law Review Ass’n ed., 13th ed. 2015)
  • Editor in Chief, Clerkship Notification Blog, 2008–11 clerkship seasons (original clerkship information clearinghouse annually generating half a million page views; named to the ABA Journal’s 2008 Blawg 100)