Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani


816 Congress Avenue
Suite 1510
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: (512) 391-0197
Fax: (512) 391-0183


Office Co-Managing Partner

Leslie A. Benitez

Office Co-Managing Partner

Kenneth J. Ferguson

Austin Fast Facts

  • 12 Attorneys
  • Ranked by U.S. News-Best Lawyers in three categories: Appellate; Personal Injury Litigation-Defense; and Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Who's Who Legal International: Product Liability Defense Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Super Lawyers distinction 
  • Former General Counsel to the Governor of Texas
  • Former Assistant Attorney General for the State of Texas
  • Defense Research Institute, Drug and Medical Device Steering Committee member

In March 2011, Gordon & Rees opened an office in Austin, the firm’s third office in Texas and 19th office nationally. The team of attorneys in Austin has more than three decades of national and international litigation experience in a comprehensive range of matters, with a focus on product liability (primarily involving the pharmaceutical, medical device, chemical, and automotive industries), healthcare liability defense, toxic tort, employment discrimination, breach of contract, banking, e-discovery, and insurance. 

The group represents business entities in all stages of litigation and has tried many cases to verdict in state and federal courts throughout the U.S. The Austin attorneys have extensive experience serving as local, regional and national trial and settlement counsel for mass tort litigations involving tens of thousands of claimants. The team also has a successful and well-recognized motion and appellate practice, including a number of matters that have had important impact on the issues of removal jurisdiction, federal preemption, and the reliability of expert opinion.

The Austin office includes a former General Counsel to the Governor of Texas. Attorneys in the Austin office have received numerous accolades for excellence in their practices, including being listed in the Best Lawyers in America, International Who’s Who of Product Liability Defense Lawyers, and Texas Super Lawyers.