Terri Dawson

Terri Dawson

Terri Dawson

Terri Dawson

Terri Dawson

Terri Dawson

Terri Dawson

Senior Counsel
 

Direct Dial: 214.730.5653
Direct Fax: 214.730.4698

E-mail: Theresa.Dawson@BJCIPLaw.com


1700 Pacific Avenue, Suite 4750
Dallas, Texas 75201

Terri’s practice is focused primarily on high stakes intellectual property and complex commercial litigation. Terri has represented numerous clients in federal courts around the country in intellectual property disputes involving a wide range of technologies, including e-commerce, computer software, encryption, telecommunications, network architecture, and mobile applications. Terri’s intellectual property litigation practice has also involved multiple appeals, including arguing cases before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth and Federal Circuits.

Terri was previously Of Counsel at the Dallas office of Fish & Richardson P.C., where she represented clients in complex patent litigation disputes at the federal district and appellate court levels and in the ITC. Prior to joining Fish, Terri was a Special Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of Illinois, where she prosecuted white collar criminal cases and represented the United States in several appeals before the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Terri’s civil litigation experience also includes several years’ experience as an attorney at a prominent intellectual property law firm in Dallas, where she handled the firm’s appellate matters, primarily related to patent litigation, with an emphasis on technology in the semiconductor, electronics, and software industries. 

Terri is a former law clerk for the Honorable Peter T. Fay of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Terri received her J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Illinois College of Law, where she was an associate editor of the University of Illinois Journal of Law, Technology & Policy. She received both her B.S. in Business Management and her M.S. in Computer Science from Northern Illinois University. Prior to law school, Terri gained several years’ experience as a software programmer and analyst.

Terri enjoys spending time with her two daughters and her pets. Her other interests include running, traveling, cooking, and working in the garden.

Education

 

J.D., magna cum laude, University of Illinois College of Law

M.S., Computer Science, Northern Illinois University

B.S., Business Management, Northern Illinois University

Court Admissions

 

Illinois

Texas

U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin

Clerkships

United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, The Honorable Peter T. Fay

Awards & Recognition

Named to list of top patent defense attorneys representing defendants in new patent cases in the United States by Managing Intellectual Property (2018)

Named a Texas “Rising Star” for Intellectual Property Litigation by Texas Monthly and Law & Politics Media’s “Super Lawyers” publication (​2015, 2016)

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Buether Joe & Counselors, LLC

1700 Pacific Avenue

Suite 4750

Dallas, Texas  75201

214.466.1270 Main Phone

214.635.1842 Fax

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