J.D. Blakley in meeting
J.D. Blakley in meeting
Our Firm

John David, “J.D.” Blakley

John David, “J.D.” Blakley

J.D. Blakley joined Dunn Sheehan LLP in 2013 after practicing for four years at a large and prestigious law firm based in Dallas. He has continued to hone his advocacy skills, gaining extensive and valuable trial and litigation experience in state court, federal court, and arbitrations. In 2016, J.D. was promoted to partner at the firm.

With a primary focus on commercial litigation, J.D. has spent his career representing both plaintiffs and defendants in complex business disputes. In doing so, he has acquired a deep understanding of, and an invaluable skill set pertaining to, a wide range of litigation topics, including contract law; partnership, shareholder, and fiduciary relations; commercial landlord-tenant disputes; real estate and construction; labor and employment matters; defamation, fraud and business torts; and disputes relating to intellectual property and trade secrets.

Named a Texas Rising Star (2018, 2019) and a Best Lawyer Under 40 (2018), J.D. brings passion to each and every case and is dedicated to ardently representing his clients, both on an hourly and contingent-fee basis.

Education & Experience

  • Associate, Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP (2009-2013)
  • J.D., The University of Texas School of Law, with honors (2009)
  •  Intern to Hon. A. Joe Fish, United States Senior District Judge for the Northern District of Texas
  • Intern to Hon. Jane Bland, Justice for the First Court of Appeals of Texas
  • B.S., Texas A&M University, magna cum laude (2006)
  • University Undergraduate Research Fellow, Office of Honors Programs
  • Member, Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society
  • Member, National Society of Collegiate Scholars
  • Member, Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society


  • Texas State Courts
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims


  • Member, State Bar of Texas
  • Member, Dallas Bar Association
  • Member, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Awards & Recognition
  • Texas Rising Star (2018, 2019), Thomson Reuters/Super Lawyers
  • Best Lawyer Under 40 (2018), D Magazine