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Attorney Gary Lawson, Foundation Treasurer and Secretary, Strasburger & Price L.L.P. Law Firm

Gary Lawson, a Partner at Strasburger & Price, LLP Dallas Texas is a highly regarded lawyer and dedicated citizen, co-founder of several non-profit organizations, including Medisend International and Gary was the Vice Chair in 2009, and Chairman in 2012 &2013 of SnowballExpress.org, a non-profit dedicated to helping children who lost a parent serving in the United States military since 9/11.

In 2002 Gary, along with General Stephenson, Jim Palmersheim, Larry Shatto and  other volunteers helped donate a 1965 Huey Helicopter to the Smithsonian Museum of American History, Price of Freedom Exhibit.

Gary is the author of numerous articles on pension, employee benefit, labor and employment law matters and has been cited in the United States Court of Appeals decision of Morse v. Stanley, 732 F.2d 1139 (2nd Cir. 1984). A frequent speaker before such groups as TEXPERS, the National League of Cities, Guns & Hoses, the State Bar of Texas and others, he has spoken on dozens of occasions across the nation.

Additionally, he has served as an expert witness before the U.S. Congress on pension and health matters as well as in several pension malpractice cases, including a multimillion dollar legal malpractice case.

After co-founding the Dallas Bar Association section on Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation, Gary went on to become that group’s chairman.

Gary successfully co-counseled the defense of Andy Granatelli, as Trustee in Brown v. Granatelli, as Trustee of Tuneup Master, Inc. Employee Benefit Plan in both the Fifth Circuit and in Opposition to Petition for Writ of Certiorari before the U.S. Supreme Court, October 1990• Successfully defended the Dallas Police and Fire Pension System in both Fifth Circuit and in Opposition to Petition for Writ of Certiorari before the U.S. Supreme Court in Alma Faye Russell v City of Dallas and the Board of Trustees of the Firemen, Policemen and Fire Alarm Operators' Pension Fund of Dallas, TX October 1992

Gary was selected as a “Texas Super Lawyer” by Texas Monthly and Law & Politics magazines, 2007,  2008 & 2012

   

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