Attorney Profiles


Tohnie E. Hynds, Founder (1990-2021, deceased)

A Grayson County native, Tohnie Hynds earned her bachelor's degree from Austin College and her law degree from Southern Methodist University. She was Board Certified in Residential Real Estate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and was a BV® DistinguishedTM Peer Review RatedSM attorney by Martindale-Hubbell®. Ms. Hynds co-founded Hynds & Gordon, P.C. in 1991.


J. Don Gordon, Member

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A native Texan, J. Don Gordon devotes his time to resolving civil disputes through alternative dispute resolution and litigation. Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization for 28 years, in 2003 he was named a national finalist for Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Trial Lawyers for Public Justice. Mr. Gordon graduated with high honors from East Texas State University in 1974 and earned his law degree from the University of Texas at Austin School of Law in 1977. He is an AV® PreeminentTM Peer Review RatedSM attorney by Martindale-Hubbell®, a rating reserved for attorneys whose peers believe them to have the highest level of legal skill and integrity. He has been a member of the College of the State Bar of Texas since 1995. In 1991, Mr. Gordon co-founded Hynds & Gordon, P.C.

Practice areas

  • Mediation
  • Personal injury
  • Products liability
  • Insurance litigation
  • Eminent domain
  • Fraud
  • Business torts
  • Creditors rights
  • Real estate disputes
  • Construction claims
  • Fiduciary duties
  • Oil and gas litigation
  • Equine law

Bar admissions

  • Texas, 1978
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1985
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit, 1981
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas, 1979
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, 1983
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Oklahoma, 1982


  • J.D., University of Texas at Austin, 1977
  • B.A., with high honors, East Texas State University, 1974


Honors, awards and achievements

Speaking engagements

  • "Identification and Investigation of High Exposure Incidents," Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, State College, Pennsylvania, Summer 1990
  • "Preparing the Plaintiff For Deposition," Texas Trial Lawyers Association Car Wrecks Seminar, September 2004
  • "What to Do When Defendants File Bankruptcy," Texas Trial Lawyers Association Seminar, Ft. Worth, Texas, September 8–9, 1994; Port Aransas, Texas, August 20, 1992; Dallas, Texas, December 3–4, 1992
  • "Handling Bankruptcies and Insurance Receiverships," Texas Trial Lawyers Assoc., Houston, Texas, November 1995 and Dallas, Texas, December 1995

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