Gordon E. Billheimer, Jr.

Biography

Gordon focuses his practice primarily on labor and employment, product liability, and business and commercial litigation. He has represented corporations as well as individuals in commercial and tort litigation, business disputes, and labor and employment matters. Additionally, Gordon’s extensive experience includes real estate and business transactions, intellectual property litigation, and criminal litigation.

Prior to joining HPY, Gordon had an active civil and criminal litigation practice in Georgia and West Virginia. Gordon has also served as Chief Litigation Counsel for two Fortune 500 companies, Coca-Cola Enterprises and Leggett & Platt. For one of these companies, he established the company’s litigation procedures and reduced active litigations from nearly 700 to only 380 in less than two years. Gordon served five years as a municipal judge, adjudicated over 2,500 cases and was never reversed on appeal.

Services

Education

  • Washington and Lee University School of Law  (J.D., cum laude, 1981)
    • Washington & Lee Law Review, Note and Comment Editor
    • Benedum Foundation Grant
    • American Jurisprudence Award, Torts
  • Oberlin College  (B.A., 1978)

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia
  • Missouri
  • Texas
  • West Virginia

Courts

  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • 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 Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia

Professional Affiliations

  • Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC)
  • DRI
    • Product Liability Steering Committee
  • State Bar of Texas
  • The Missouri Bar
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • West Virginia State Bar