Dustin Gaines
Dustin T. Gaines
  • J.D., Liberty University School of Law
  • Editor-in-Chief, Liberty University Law Review
  • B.A., Pensacola Christian College
Bar Admissions
  • Texas
Court Admissions
  • All Texas State courts
  • States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • The Morton Act’s Use in Civil Discovery Disputes (2016)
    Published in the Dallas Bar Association’s Headnotes Publication
  • Abuse of the Journalist’s Shield: A State-by-State Survey of Blogger Liability for Trade Secret Misappropriation, 7 Liberty U. L. Rev. 87 (2012).
    Published in the Liberty University Law Review and cited in leading federal practice manuals.
  • Dallas Bar Association Trial Lawyers
  • Dallas Bar Association Construction Law
  • State Bar of Texas School Law
  • State Bar of Texas Litigation
  • State Bar of Texas Appellate
Dustin is a trial lawyer who focuses his practice on litigation matters related to churches, schools, and non-profit organizations. He has a diverse practice that focuses on general civil litigation matters and constitutional/religious liberties matters.

Senior Associate





Dustin is an experienced attorney that handles cases from intake to evaluation and discovery, including expert and fact witness depositions, motion and briefing practice, and eventually all the way through resolution, whether it be through trial, arbitration, settlement, and dismissal, including appeals.

Dustin also brings years of ministry experience to the firm. He has served for many years in church ministry and Christian school administration. Currently, Dustin serves as a teaching pastor at his church in Texas—and as an attorney and pastor—Dustin relates with pastors and will guide you to a resolution of your legal challenge from a pastor/attorney’s perspective.

Dustin grew up in northern California, has been married for 15 years, and has one daughter. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, woodworking, and watching his favorite sports teams from California.


While in law school, Dustin was selected and served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Liberty University Law Review and was a champion moot court competitor—competing in moot court competitions across America.

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