Our Attorneys and Paralegals

John D. Gaither


Mr. Gaither began practicing law in 2006, and joined Neligan LLP in 2009.  Mr. Gaither takes a pragmatic approach to problem solving and works to resolve clients’ disputes as efficiently as possible, so that they can focus on what they do best — running their businesses.

Since joining the firm, Mr. Gaither regularly represents debtors and creditors in Chapter 11 proceedings across a broad array of industries, including hospitality, retail, media, real estate, healthcare, and financial services industries.  Mr. Gaither also handles bankruptcy and receivership litigation.  He assisted with the firm’s representation of the SEC-appointed Receiver and the Official Stanford Investors Committee in the the Stanford Financial Group receivership, which stemmed from the Allen Stanford Ponzi scheme, one of the largest Ponzi schemes in U.S. history.  Mr. Gaither helped to recover over $350 million for the benefit of the Stanford investors, which involved multiple matters appealed to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and one to the United States Supreme Court.


325 N. St. Paul Street, Suite 3600

Dallas, Texas 75201

Telephone: 214.840.5300

Direct: 214.840.5327


  • Juris Doctor University of Texas School of Law, 2006
  • Bachelor of Arts, Honors, with a major in Economics, University of Texas at Austin, 2003

Admissions/ Affiliations

  • Texas State Bar
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Dallas Young Lawyers Association
  • United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas