Glenn A. Ballard, Jr.

Dentons U.S. LLP
1221 McKinney Street
Suite # 1900
Houston, Texas 77010


Areas Of Practice

Creditor's Rights
Intellectual Property
Non Compete
Oil and Gas
Trade Secrets


Glenn A. Ballard Jr. is a member of Dentons' Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice.  He is also the Managing Partner of the Houston office of Dentons.

Glenn joins Dentons following a notable career as a trial lawyer and Head of the Trial Section of an Am Law 100 firm.  For more than 35 years he has handled complex commercial litigation as a first chair trial lawyer for Fortune 500 companies in a wide variety of industries including real estate, banking, technology and environmental. Glenn has tried more than 50 jury/bench trials and argued in more than half of the appellate courts in the State of Texas, as well as the United States Courts of Appeal for the Fifth Circuit and the Eleventh Circuit. He has served as advisor to several publicly traded companies regarding the settlement or disposition of high dollar, high risk cases, and has also been recognized locally, nationally and internationally for his litigation and arbitration work. He is Board Certified in Civil Trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, is an Associate of the American Board of Trial Advocates, and is a Fellow of the International Society of Barristers.


Southern Methodist University (SMU) Dedman School of Law, 1981, JD
Southern Methodist University (SMU) Dedman School of Law, 1981, JD
Davidson College, 1978, AB, cum laude

Admissions and qualifications

US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
US District Court for the Northern District of Texas
US District Court for the Southern District of Texas
US District Court for the Western District of Texas
US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
US Supreme Court

Honors and Awards

  • Texas Super Lawyers, 2003-2016; recognized in 2006 as one of the top 100 lawyers in Houston
  • Chambers USA, Litigation: General Commercial, 2014
  • Legalease, The Legal 500 United States, Energy: Litigation, 2011-2014
  • US News & World Report, Best Lawyers, 2012-2015
  • BTI Client Service All-Star, 2013, in recognition of superior client service
  • Benchmark Litigation, Guide to America's Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys, 2010
  • The Best Lawyers in America (21st Edition), Litigation - Intellectual Property, 2015

Activities and Affiliations

  • President, Houston Bar Association, 2006-2007
  • Chair, Houston Bar Foundation, 2013-2014
  • Director, State Bar of Texas, 2008-2010
  • Chair, Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program, 2002-2003, and founder of the Equal Access to Justice Program that won the Tweed Award for the Most Outstanding Pro Bono Program in the Country awarded by the American Bar Association, 2008
  • Chair, Habitat for Humanity Committee and recipient of President’s Award, 2007-2008
  • Chair, Houston Bar Association Litigation Section, 1998-1999
  • Board Certified, Civil Trial Law - Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1995 to date
  • Associate, American Board of Trial Advocates, 2007 to date
  • Fellow, International Society of Barristers, 2013 to date
  • Member of Advisory Board of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration, 2016 to date 
1221 Mckinney Street, Suite 1900
Houston, TX 77010

P: 713-658-4633
E: [email protected]