Gary B. Lawson - Strasburger & Price, LLP

Gary B. Lawson

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2012
Phone: 214-651-4307

40 years of experience as an employee benefits and employment lawyer. Successfully defended the Late Andy Granatelli and Tune-Up Masters in Brown v Granatelli in the USDC SD, Texas, 5thCir.C/A and U.S. Supreme Court. Also, successfully defended the the Dallas Police and Fire Pension System in an employee benefits claim tried in the USDC, ND Tex, 5th Cir. C/A and U.S. Supreme Court. Having trial experience as an employee benefits and employment lawyer aids me in giving sound advice. Experience in the courtroom let's you understand opinions and give practical advice to problems faced by clients.

St. John's UniversityJ.D. 1970New York University School of LawLL.M 1974
Snowball Express 501(c)(3)America's Huey 091 FoundationDallas Friday ClubMedisend International

Case History

Brown v Granatelli

Successfully defended famed Race Car Legend, Andy Granatelli and Tuneup Masters in a $11M health care claim in U.S. District Court, SD Texas, USCA 5th Cir. U.S. Sup. Ct. Brown v. Granatelli, as Trustee of Tuneup Master, Inc. Employee Benefit Plan 

Russell, Alma Faye v Board of Trustees of the Firemen, Policemen and Fire Alarm Operators' Pension Fund of Dallas — Successfully defended in the District Court, USCA 5th Cir. and U.S. Sup. Ct. a claim by widows for the reinstatement of their survivor benefits which terminated upon their remarriage. 
Sale of $12M electronics manufacturer

Represented the owner of a $12M electronics manufacturer in the strategic sale of his business.

Trademark Infringement Prosecution
  • Represented the owner of a trademark in the successful prosecution of an infringement claim and the subsequent entry of a licensing agreement to settle the lawsuit

Client Comments

"I have corporately retained Gary Lawson and his team for various matters in the last 15 years. He is quite the unconventional lawyer. My other lawyer advisors can always tell me what's in the law and why I should NOT do something. Gary is more like a sage, carefully describing a rational set of pros and cons with thoughtful analysis of the enterprise risk management issues involved. He has kept me out of trouble and several times got me out of trouble. I value his advice and counsel."

"Gary Lawson is the type of lawyer that knows the law. He is a lawyer that grows business."

"Gary Lawson has been our benefits attorney since 1985. He has taught me so much over the years about benefits (Health & Welfare plans, retirement plans, etc.) and the related law. Gary is responsive to phone calls, is willing to meet personally with us if we request it, and provides direction on employment matters. Gary has a caring spirit about him, and it shows in his long-term relationship with Bates Container. Gary is very deserving of this recognition, as we believe he is a wonderful benefits attorney."

"Gary Lawson is a fantastic attorney. He has a real knack for getting to the heart of a problem or an issue. He also has practical, real-world solutions to problems. Beyond that, Gary will fight for his clients while maintaining his professionalism. He is a man of integrity and a hard worker--he is someone you definitely want on your side."

"Gary Lawson is not only an excellent lawyer, but an excellent counselor, as well. He solves problems in the most expedient manner, always considering the client's needs, including cost and time."