Gerald T. Drought

President and Chairman

Location:San Antonio Office

Phone: (210) 227-7591


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Gerald Drought’s practice is devoted primarily to complex litigation. He has been lead counsel in many cases that resulted in sizeable verdicts or settlements against some of the largest and best-known companies in America. In addition Mr. Drought has defended multimillion-dollar cases for a variety of business clients and enjoys the distinction of never having lost a defense verdict.

Gerald Drought has been practicing business and general litigation in San Antonio and South Texas for over thirty years. He is the President of the Firm, Head of the Litigation Section and Board Certified in Civil Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Martindale-Hubbell has given Mr. Drought its highest rating (AV) since 1980. Mr. Drought is the fourth generation of his family to practice law in San Antonio. He has tried 2 jury trials to verdict this year ( as of May 1, 2014) and handles a very active docket along with his team of lawyers and Paralegals.

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  • University of Houston (J.D. with honors, 1972; Order of the Barons/Delta Theta Phi)

  • University of Texas At Austin (B.B.A. in Finance, with honors, 1970)

  • San Antonio Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas (Special Counsel, Commission for Lawyer Discipline, 1994)
  • San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association
  • Texas Association of Bank Counsel
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA)
  • Association of Attorney-Mediators, San Antonio Chapter
  • ADR Training - Attorney Mediators Institute, March 1996
  • San Antonio Bar Association Fee Dispute Committee
  • San Antonio and Texas Bar Foundations (Fellow)
  • Selected by his peers to the 2016 Texas Super Lawyers list in the area of Business Litigation, published in Texas Super Lawyers Magazine and in Texas Monthly Magazine
  • Selected by his peers to the 2016 list of Best San Antonio Lawyers in the area of General Litigation, published in San Antonio Scene Magazine
  • Board Certified in Civil Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 1980

  • Admitted to the Texas Bar in 1972

  • Admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Southern, Western and Northern Districts of Texas and U.S. Supreme Court in 1974

  • Admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 1984

  • English
  • Spanish (competent)