J. Gordon McHaney

Chamberlain McHaney

901 South MoPac Expressway
Building 1,Suite 500
Austin, Texas 78746


Business, Commercial, Construction, Consumer Protection, Contract, Employment, Insurance, Legal Malpractice, Partnership Disputes, Personal Injury, Real Estate, Shareholder Disputes

Since 1986 Gordon McHaney has advocated for clients and helped resolve their disputes regardless of whether they are defending claims or pursuing remedies. His practice has earned him clients from those he was previously adverse and accolades from his peers. Upon suggestions from his colleagues he began serving as a mediator in 2001 following specialized training.  He still represents clients daily in civil litigation, but increasingly his services are sought as a mediator.  His demeanor, experience and knowledge of litigation from both sides of the docket in a wide variety of areas uniquely positions him to effectively mediate civil disputes. 

Honors and Activities:

  • AV® Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell (Highest Rating)
  • Austin Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
  • National Association of Subrogation Professionals
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Member Board of Directors, Victoria Advocate Publishing Co., Inc.


Certified mediator in compliance with the Alternative Dispute Resolution Procedures Act.


  • Admitted to bar, 1986, Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; U.S. District Courts: Northern, Southern, and Western Districts of Texas.

Author and Speaker:

Recent topics and publications include:

  • Consumer Protection: Good faith, bad faith, Texas Insurance Code, the duties and standards of adjusters. (2006)
  • Paid Or Incurred; Subrogation/Liens: including a discussion of the "made whole" doctrine, the Texas Supreme Court's recent decision in Fortis Benefits v. Cantu, ERISA, Medicare, Medicaid, workers comp, hospital liens and a whole bunch of other liens you never heard of, but can ruin your life.
  • Texas Insurance Code Article 21.21 and 21.55: Extra-Contractual Liability (2005)
  • Update on Bad Faith: Extra-Contractual Liability and Articles (2004)
  • Unfair Competition and Unfair Practices (2003)
  • Recovery for Diminished Value (2002)
  • Uninsured and Underinsured Coverage (1999)
  • Insurance Coverage Update (1998, 1999)
  • Deceptive Trade Practices Act (1999)


  • University of Texas (B.A., 1983)
  • St. Mary's University (J.D., 1986)
  • Teaching Assistant, Legal Research and Writing, St. Mary's University, 1985-1986



When he is not exploring the outdoors with his wife and three children, Mr. McHaney serves as a mentor with the First Tee of Greater Austin where he teaches life skills through golf to middle school students.

Austin Office
901 South MoPac Expressway
Building 1, Suite 500
Austin, Texas 78746
512.474.8582 FAX

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