DALLAS, TX—Duane Morris LLP has opened a new office in Dallas, Texas, with the addition of Trial partners Robert M. Castle III, Randy D. Gordon, Jamie R. Welton and Lucas “Luke” Wohlford. The group joins Duane Morris from Barnes & Thornburg LLP. The move further aligns Duane Morris’ domestic operations with the robust high-technology and energy sectors in Texas. The firm opened its Austin office in 2017 and its Houston office in 1999. The new Duane Morris LLP office is located at 100 Crescent Court in Dallas.
Robert M. Castle III represents clients in a variety of industries; however, the majority of his practice focuses on healthcare industry clients. His nationwide healthcare practice includes qui tam defense, civil and criminal government investigations, internal investigations, internal compliance review, billing audits, white collar criminal defense, and more.
In addition to healthcare law, Castle has also handled disputes for financial services institutions, private wealth managers and financial advisers, oil and gas companies, current and retired professional athletes and a variety of other commercial businesses. He is a graduate of the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law where he was a member of the Order of the Coif.
Randy D. Gordon has more than 25 years of complex litigation experience working with public and private companies in more than two dozen industries. He focuses his practice on helping a range of entities with antitrust, RICO, class-action, university-related, securities and intellectual property matters. Gordon is an executive professor of law at Texas A&M University, where he also holds joint appointments in history and is a special adviser to the dean of the School of Innovation and vice president of entrepreneurship and economic development.
Gordon is a graduate of the University of Edinburgh (Ph.D., legal theory, 2009), Columbia Law School (LL.M., 1992), Washburn University School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1991), where he was editor of the Washburn Law Journal and a member of Phi Kappa Phi, the University of Kansas (Ph.D., English, 1990), where he was a recipient of the Dorothy Haglund Prize for an Outstanding Dissertation.
Jamie R. Welton represents clients in high-profile, complex commercial claims in state and federal courts across the country. He has secured some of the nation’s largest commercial jury verdicts, with multiple Top 10 commercial verdicts listed in The National Law Journal and several defense wins in cases where the damages sought exceeded $100 million.
Welton is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Law (J.D., magna cum laude.
Lucas “Luke” Wohlford is an experienced trial attorney who has spent his career representing individuals, family-owned businesses, and publicly and privately held companies in a wide range of commercial disputes. He focuses his practice in the areas of corporate and fiduciary litigation, complex contract litigation, product liability, antitrust and class action litigation.
Wohlford is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Law (J.D., 2009), where he was note and comment editor of the Kansas Law Review and elected to the Order of the Coif.