Dean G. Pappas
Board Certified in Workers’ Compensation Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization
For more than 30 years Dean G. Pappas has represented insurance providers under the Texas Workers’ Compensation Act at both the administrative and district court level. Mr. Pappas’ commitment to clients in the insurance industry and his knowledge of Texas workers’ compensation law are the cornerstones of his practice.
Mr. Pappas has an extensive trial docket and specializes in defending employers’ liability, workers’ compensation cases, non-subscriber claims and general liability cases in district courts throughout the state of Texas. Mr. Pappas has tried more than 100 cases before juries in Harris and neighboring counties. He reported the first jury verdict under the 1991 Texas Workers’ Compensation Act.
Mr. Pappas represents numerous insurance carriers and self-insured entities before the Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation (formerly the Texas Workers’ Compensation Commission). Mr. Pappas has handled hundreds of Contested Case Hearings before the Division of Workers’ Compensation. Mr. Pappas also has spoken at numerous seminars involving practice before the Division of Workers’ Compensation.
Mr. Pappas was born in Houston, Texas. He earned a B.A. in political science from the University of Houston in 1981. Mr. Pappas received his J.D. from South Texas College of Law in 1985. Mr. Pappas is a member of the Texas State Bar and also is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas.