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Lamar University, Summa Cum Laude Bachelor Degree (2009)
South Texas College of Law, J.D. (2012)
Cody spends most of his free time with his wife, Julia Dishon, and family. He enjoys playing basketball, watching the Texans and Rockets, reading, listening to live music, and traveling.
Cody Dishon grew up in a small town called Bridge City. He graduated summa cum laude from Lamar University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree and earned his Doctor of Jurisprudence from South Texas College of Law. During his tenure at South Texas College of Law, Cody participated in voir dire, deposition, mock trial, and mediation programs and advocated as an active member of the Democratic Students Association. He also received many honors during law school, including recognition on the Dean’s list for multiple semesters, receiving the CALI Award for Excellence in Evidence and being declared the winner of the Texas Watch Hot Coffee Giveaway, a contest that required participants to explain why the U.S. civil justice system is important to all people.
Cody is licensed to practice law in the State of Texas, United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas, and the United States District Court, Southern District of Texas. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas, Jefferson County Bar Association and Orange County Bar Association. He previously served on the Jefferson County Young Lawyers Association board.
Prior to joining The Ferguson Law Firm, Cody worked at a nationally known Plaintiffs firm. His legal experience also includes clerking to Honorable Judge John Anderson at the Fourteenth Court of Appeals in Houston and serving as a summer associate for MehaffyWeber, where he worked in the firm’s business practice area.
Listed below are some of the cases in which Cody Dishon has served as lead counsel or was primarily responsible for the settlement or verdict. The client’s ultimate total recovery may have been subject to medical liens and other third-party claims. These past results are not a guarantee or prediction of the outcome of any other cases. Each case presents its own unique facts and issues.
$2 Million Settlement – Minority Business Owner Wins Fight Against Refinery in Business Dispute
Chip Ferguson and Cody Dishon represented a minority business owner and his company from Houston, Texas against a refinery. Our client was hired to clean tanks at the refinery. A dispute arose between the general contractor and the refinery. Despite the plant owner stating our client’s work was “very favorable,” our client was required to stand down and move out — only without their equipment. The refinery wrongfully withheld our client’s specialized equipment, costing our client to lose substantial business.
Attorney’s fees and expenses totaled: $666,902.84
Confidential 18-Wheeler Wrongful Death Accident Settlement
Chip Ferguson and Cody Dishon were able to secure a confidential settlement for a family who hired us after their father was killed in an 18-wheeler accident. The 18-wheeler company put all the blame on the family member’s father. The 18-wheeler driver first sued the decedent and his estate for personal injuries he sustained in the crash; we filed a countersuit against the 18-wheeler driver and his company. Discovery revealed damaging evidence against the 18-wheeler company and their driver. After engaging in contentious discovery, the 18-wheeler company settled with the family for a confidential amount.
$950,000 – Settlement for Injured Cowboy
Chip Ferguson and Cody Dishon secured a settlement on behalf of an injured cowboy against a big oil and gas company. A heifer escaped from a pasture and ended up on an oil and gas company’s property; while on the oil and gas company’s property, the heifer stepped on a thread protector which put the heifer’s life in danger. Our client was called by owner of the heifer to come and attempt to rescue his heifer. While attempting the rescue, our client fell off his horse and suffered a severe spinal cord injury. We were able to argue innovative theories to hold the oil and gas company responsible. The case ended up settling the Friday before trial.
Attorney’s fees and expenses totaled: $370,497.68
$350,000 – Settlement for Injured Mother
Chip Ferguson and Cody Dishon represented a woman injured while she was shopping for her daughter at a store. While shopping, she slipped on a dangerous condition. Client suffered injuries to knee and back that ultimately required her to have surgery. Her family was left with $38,000 in medical bills. The case did not settle at mediation but eventually settled right before trial.
Attorney’s fees and expenses totaled: $159,955.65
$242,500 – Settlement Against Insurance Company for Fire Damage
Cody Dishon represented a family whose home got completely destroyed by a horrible fire. The family had insurance but the insurance company denied a portion of their claims on a variety of grounds. The insurance company refused to pay for all the personal property damage until the family came to our lawyers.
Attorney’s fees and expenses totaled: $82,839.54
$100,000+ – Jury Verdict in 2015 for Injured Victim
Cody Dishon and Ryan Schaper secured more than $100,000 in damages for their client. Our client sued a big apartment complex after a stairwell gave way, causing him to fall five feet to the ground and suffer head and back injuries. His injuries required him to undergo physical therapy. Fortunately, the treatment helped and surgery was not necessary. The suit was filed in Bexar County, took a week to try and ended with jurors awarding our client $35,814.20 in past medical expenses; $50,000 for his past pain and suffering; and $15,000 for his past impairment. Defense counsel argued pre-existing injuries from a prior fall at the apartment complex and put the blame on our client for failure to keep a proper lookout. Jury found apartment complex 100% at fault. The case was not appealed and the apartment complex agreed to pay a judgment for $139,417.10. Attorney’s fees and expenses totaled: $78,191.34 For more, Click Here
Jury Verdict for Family Injured in Car Accident
Cody Dishon represented a family injured in a motor vehicle accident. Our clients were involved in a separate motor vehicle accident six months later. The insurance company’s final offer was inadequate. Insurance company also argued our clients had pre-existing back injuries. The case was tried to a jury in 2014 and Cody Dishon was able to secure a verdict for more than five times the “final offer.”
Former Employee of a Fortune 500 Company Obtains a Favorable Confidential Settlement
Cody Dishon successfully represented a client after he was terminated from his employment at a major Fortune 500 company. His employer contended, inter alia, the newly enacted federal “Safe Act” absolved the company of any liability. Several national media outlets covered the story. The case settled on confidential terms shortly before trial.
Confidential Product Liability Settlement
Chip Ferguson, Ryan Schaper, and Cody Dishon represented a small business owner who sustained a serious fracture to his left wrist; his orthopedic surgeon inserted a medical device into our client; the device ended up breaking while inside of him, causing him to undergo additional surgeries to remove the hardware. We sued the manufacturer of the hardware alleging defective product. After years of litigation, the case settled on the eve of trial for a confidential amount.
$160,000- Injured Mother and Daughter Receive Settlement After Motor Vehicle Accident
Cody Dishon represented a mother and her daughter who were injured due to a motor vehicle accident in Houston, Texas. The wreck was not their fault but the other driver attempted to put blame on our client for what happened. Additionally, the insurance company argued our clients suffered from pre-existing injuries. The mother complained of hip and back problems; she eventually had to have hip surgery. Her medical bills were approximately $38,000; her daughter’s medical bills were $8,939.52. The mother’s case settled against the other driver for policy limits of $100,000; she also made a UM/UIM claim under her policy. Daughter’s claim against other driver settled for $35,000.
Attorney’s fees and expenses totaled: $71,398.12
$112,500- Settlement for Injured Worker
Cody Dishon successfully settled a lawsuit on behalf of an injured worker. The worker suffered a severe ankle injury after falling at work. Given the severity of his injuries, the worker underwent surgery to his ankle. The case was hotly contested from day one. The insurance company defended the case under a “reservation of rights letter.” There was a fact issue as to whether the worker was an independent contractor or employee. Moreover, the insurance company questioned medical causation on some of the injuries claimed by our client as well as liability.
Attorney’s fees and expenses totaled: $53,477.44