Dunn, Weathered, Coffey, Rivera & Kasperitis, P.C.

Dunn, Weathered, Coffey, Rivera & Kasperitis, P.C.

Dunn, Weathered, Coffey, Rivera & Kasperitis, P.C. is a general civil litigation law firm that has represented small businesses, large corporations and individuals in Corpus Christi, the Coastal Bend and South Texas for 23 years.

Firm Overview

Our Firm is committed to representing our clients in an efficient and effective manner. Our attorneys represent clients in both routine and complex litigation before administrative agencies, at trial and on appeal before state and federal courts.

Dunn, Weathered, Coffey, Rivera & Kasperitis, P.C. represents clients in the following areas:
-Insurance defense
-Construction law
-Oil and gas law
-Commercial litigation
-Appellate law
-Civil litigation & Mediation

The attorneys at Dunn, Weathered, Coffey, Rivera & Kasperitis, P.C. have earned the respect of both clients and the legal community of Texas. For many years, our Firm has achieved an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell - a distinction signifying the highest quality legal work, professionalism and ethical standards.
Main Office
Main Office
611 South Upper Broadway
Corpus Christi  TX  78401
Phone
  • 361 883-1594
Fax
  • 361-883-1599
Websites
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Dunn, Weathered, Coffey, Rivera & Kasperitis, P.C. will represent your Business legal matters.
Areas Of Practice:
-Insurance Defense
-Construction Law
-Oil and Gas Law

David J. Dunn

President

David J. Dunn was raised in Corpus Christi, Texas.He received his Bachelor of Science Degree, magna cum laude, in 1974 from the University of Houston. In 1977 he graduated from the University of Texas School of Law, receiving a degree of Doctor of Jurisprudence, with honors. He began his legal career in March 1977 with the insurance defense firm of Dyer, Redford, Burnett, Wray & Woolsey. Several years later this firm merged with another local firm to form Kleberg, Dyer, Redford & Weil, which became the largest firm in Corpus Christi. After receiving an offer of partnership, he left the Kleberg firm in 1981 and joined the firm of Brin & Brin, P.C., which is also an insurance defense firm in Corpus Christi, Texas. He practiced with Brin & Brin as a partner in the firm until April 1988, when he left to form The Law Office of David J. Dunn, P.C.

Mr. Dunn has extensive experience handling all areas of insurance defense work. He has served as lead counsel during the trial of multi-party product liability cases, medical malpractice cases, actions by insureds against their insurers for extracontractual liability, industrial accident cases, Deceptive Trade Practice Act cases, commercial litigation, labor law matters and, of course, the usual negligence lawsuits including premises liability cases and auto accident litigation. He is licensed to practice law in the state of Texas. He has also been admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas and the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits.

Areas of practice:
-Mediation
-Civil litigation
-Insurance defense
-Personal injury and wrongful death claims
-Oil and gas disputes and litigation
-Construction disputes and litigation
-Business disputes and litigation

Admitted to practice:
-1977, Texas
-U.S. District Court, Southern and Western Districts of Texas
-U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth and Eleventh Circuits

Awards and honors:
-AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
-Selected to Texas Super Lawyers, 2010 - 2012 - Super Lawyers is a Thomson Reuters service

Education:
-University of Texas at Austin, J.D., with honors, 1977
-University of Houston, B.S., magna cum laude, 1974

Professional memberships:
-Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
-American Board of Trial Advocates
-Corpus Christi Bar Association
-State Bar of Texas
Education
  • University of Texas at Austin
    Juris Doctorate, with honors , 1977

Frank Weathered

Member
Board Certified, Civil Appellate Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Frank Weathered was born and raised in Waco, Texas. He attended the University of Texas at Austin, where he earned a membership in Phi Beta Kappa and received his Bachelor of Arts degree, with Highest Honors, in 1975. He then attended the Law School at Texas Tech University, where he became an Editor of the Law Review and a member of the Order of the Coif. He also received the William R. Moss Award for Excellency in Trial Advocacy. He received his Doctor of Jurisprudence degree, with High Honors, in 1978.

He began his legal career in 1978 as a Law Clerk to Justice Gerald T. Bissett on the Court of Appeals for the Thirteenth District of Texas, where he served for two years. In October 1980 he joined the insurance defense section of Meredith & Donnell, P.C., a Corpus Christi firm, and in July 1984 he became a partner in that firm. In September 1985 he joined the insurance defense firm of Brin & Brin, P.C., in Corpus Christi, where he was Of Counsel. In February 1989 he left Brin & Brin, P.C., to join the Law Office of David J. Dunn, P.C.

Mr. Weathered has extensive experience in the field of civil appellate law. He was one of the first lawyers in Texas to be Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Civil Appellate Law. He has argued numerous appeals, including cases in various Courts of Appeal in Texas, the Texas Supreme Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He is licensed to practice in Texas, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas and of the Corpus Christi Bar Association. He is a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation. Mr. Weathered is a frequent speaker on appellate topics at continuing legal education seminars.

Areas of practice:
-Civil appellate law
-Civil litigation
-Class actions
-Insurance coverage

Admitted to practice:
-Texas, 1978
-U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
-U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
-U.S. Supreme Court

Awards and honors:
-AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
-Selected to Texas Super Lawyers, 2003 to 2012 - Super Lawyers is a Thomson Reuters service
-Recipient, Texas Bar Foundation's Outstanding Law Journal Article Award in 1994

Education:
-Texas Tech University, J.D., with honors, 1978
-University of Texas at Austin, B.A., with high honors, 1975

Professional memberships:
-Corpus Christi Bar Association
-State Bar of Texas
-Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
Education
  • Texas Tech University
    Juris Doctorate, with honors , 1978

Lawrence (Larry) A. Coffey

Member

Larry Coffey was raised in Corpus Christi, Texas. He received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree, magna cum laude, in 1980 from the University of Houston. In 1983 he graduated from the University of Houston School of Law, receiving a degree of Doctor of Jurisprudence. He initially went into practice in Corpus Christi with his father, an attorney who had practiced law for many years in Corpus Christi. Within the first year of his practice he was asked to join the District Attorney's office as an Assistant District Attorney for Nueces, Kleberg and Kennedy Counties. He prosecuted felony criminal cases until 1986, at which time he joined the law firm of Redford, Wray and Woolsey, where he handled an insurance defense trial docket.

In early 1993 Redford, Wray and Woolsey changed its name to Broyles & Pratt, and Mr. Coffey was made a shareholder of the firm. In 1997 Mr. Coffey left Broyles & Pratt and joined the firm of Dunn & Weathered, P.C.

Mr. Coffey has handled workers' compensation cases, products liability claims, extra-contractual liability cases against insurance carriers, DTPA cases, multi-party negligence cases, automobile accident claims and cases involving off-shore accidents.

Mr. Coffey is licensed to practice in the state of Texas and has been admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Texas.

Areas of practice:
-Insurance defense
-Civil litigation
-Construction law
-Products liability
-Personal injury cases
-Church sex abuse cases

Admitted to practice:
-1983, Texas
-1987, U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Texas

Awards and honors:
-AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
-Selected to Texas Super Lawyers, 2011-2012 - Super Lawyers is a Thomson Reuters service

Education:
-University of Houston, J.D., 1983
-University of Houston, B.B.A., cum laude, 1980

Professional memberships:
-State Bar of Texas
-Corpus Christi Bar Association
-Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
-Texas Association of Defense Counsel
Education
  • University of Houston
    Juris Doctorate , 1983

Augustin Rivera, Jr.

Member

Augustin Rivera, Jr., a native and lifelong resident of South Texas, grew up in the small town of Driscoll, which is located approximately 30 miles from Corpus Christi. Mr. Rivera attended Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, and graduated in 1984 with a degree in History. In the summer of 1983 he attended the LBJ School of Public Policy at the University of Texas as a public policy fellow. He then pursued the study of law at Stanford Law School in Palo Alto, California, and received his juris doctorate degree in 1987. During law school, Mr. Rivera served as a legal intern for the Honorable Robert P. Aguilar, a U.S. District Judge in San Jose, California, and also served on the Board of Directors for the East Palo Alto Community Law Project, which provided pro bono legal services to the indigent citizens of East Palo Alto.

In 1987, Mr. Rivera began his legal career with the Corpus Christi law firm of Gary, Thomasson, Hall & Marks. In 1990 Mr. Rivera was later recruited by Rangel & Chriss, P.C., where he worked on a wide variety of trial and appellate matters. In 1999, Mr. Rivera joined the firm of Barger, Hermansen, McKibben & Villarreal in Corpus Christi, where he continued handling cases and representing clients throughout South Texas in both trial work and appellate matters. He was made a partner in the firm in 2001. Mr. Rivera joined Dunn, Weathered, Coffey, Rivera and Kasperitis, P.C. in January 2003.

Mr. Rivera is licensed to practice in Texas. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Northern Districts of Texas, the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. Rivera is fluent in Spanish.

Areas of practice:
-Personal injury
-Civil litigation
-Employment law
-Administrative law
-Governmental law

Admitted to practice:
-Texas, 1988
-U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Texas
-U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
-U.S. Supreme Court

Awards and honors:
-AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
-Outstanding Young Lawyer, 1998 - Corpus Christi Young Lawyers Association
-Recipient of the Judge Paul Nye Professionalism Award, 2008 - Corpus Christi Bar Association

Education:
-Stanford University, J.D., 1987
-Yale University, B.A., 1984

Professional memberships:
-Corpus Christi Bar Association
-Vice-President, 1995 - 1996
-President, 1997 - 1998
-American Bar Association
-State Bar of Texas
-Mexican-American Bar Association
-Director, Coastal Bend Chapter, 1993 - 1994
-Texas Association of Defense Counsel
-Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
-American Bar Institute, Member 2010
-College of the State Bar of Texas, Member 2010
Education
  • Stanford University
    Juris Doctorate , 1987

Patrick R. Kasperitis

Member

Patrick R. Kasperitis was born in Bristol, Pennsylvania on December 4, 1964. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1986 from Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa. In 1989 he received his Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from the University of Houston School of Law. He began his legal career in 1989 doing insurance defense work for the Corpus Christi firm of Meredith, Donnell & Abernethy. In 1997 Mr. Kasperitis left the Meredith, Donnell & Abernethy firm to form the law firm of Kasperitis & Gowan, P.C., which later became Williams, Kasperitis & Gowan, P.C. Mr. Kasperitis joined Dunn & Weathered, P.C. in 2002.

Mr. Kasperitis has extensive experience in all aspects of personal injury litigation, handling both trial and appellate issues. He has served as lead counsel in a wide variety of cases involving complex commercial litigation, products liability actions, maritime actions, DTPA cases and employment law cases. He is licensed to practice in Texas, as well as in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Areas of practice:
-Insurance defense
-Personal injury law
-Products liability
-Admiralty law
-Maritime law
-Labor and employment law
-Medical malpractice

Admitted to practice:
-Texas, 1989
-U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, 1990

Awards and honors:
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Education:
-University of Houston, J.D., 1989
-Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa, B.A., History, 1986

Professional memberships:
-Corpus Christi Bar Association
-American Bar Association
-State Bar of Texas
Education
  • University of Houston
    Juris Doctorate , 1989

Polly Dunn

Member

Polly Dunn is a native Texan. Ms. Dunn has extensive experience handling litigation involving insurance, construction defects, deceptive trade practices, negligence and commercial transactions. She has represented companies and individuals in the insurance, construction, oil and gas, medical, tourism, arts and entertainment, security and commercial industries, as well as governmental entities. In 2011, Ms. Dunn joined Dunn, Weathered, Coffey, Rivera & Kasperitis, P.C. Ms. Dunn is licensed to practice in Texas and Colorado and admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas.

Areas of practice:
-Insurance
-Civil litigation

Admitted to practice:
-Texas, 2000
-Colorado, 2013
-U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, 2000

Awards and honors:
-AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
-Recongnized as a Rising Star by Texas Super Lawyers in 2007, 2010-2013 - Super Lawyers is a Thomson Reuters service
-Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year - Corpus Christi Young Lawyers Association, 2009
-Corpus Christi's Top 40 under 40, 2010

Professional memberships:
-Texas Bar Foundation, Life Fellow
-State Bar of Texas
-Colorado Bar Association
-Corpus Christi Bar Association
-Corpus Christi Young Lawyers Association, President 2009-2010
-Coastal Bend Women Lawyers Association
-Corpus Christi Chapter of St. Mary's Law Alumni Association, -Director 2011-2012
-Corpus Christi Human Resource Management Association
-Society For Human Resource Management

Thomas A. Silver

Member
Board Certified, Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Thomas A. Silver is a native Texan. Mr. Silver has extensive experience handling litigation involving insurance, personal injury law, construction defects, deceptive trade practices, negligence, governmental entities and commercial transactions. He has represented companies and individuals in the insurance, construction, trucking and oil and gas industries. Mr. Silver is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. In 2013, Mr. Silver joined Dunn, Weathered, Coffey, Rivera & Kasperitis, P.C. Mr. Silver is licensed to practice in Texas.

Areas of practice:
-Insurance
-Civil litigation
-Personal Injury Law
-Automobile Liability Defense
-Governmental Entity Defense

Admitted to practice:
Texas, 1992

Awards and honors:
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Professional memberships:
-State Bar of Texas
-American Bar Association
-Corpus Christi Bar Association
-Texas Association of Defense Counsel
-American Board of Trial Advocates
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